NAT150 - Natural Science:The Development of Human Sexuality

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Subject Title
Natural Science:The Development of Human Sexuality

Subject Description
This subject assumes no prior college courses in biology, psychology, or sociology. It is designed as an introduction to understanding human sexuality within a social context. Topics include: ethics, religion, and sexuality; conception, pregnancy, and childbirth; contraception and abortion; sexually transmitted diseases; gender roles, female sexuality, and male sexuality; sexual orientation: gay, straight or bisexual; sexual coercion; commercial sex; and variation in sexual behaviour.

Credit Status
General Education: Natural and Environmental Sciences.
Please Note:  Students that are in the SSW/SSWA/SSWG/SSWI or SSIA programs cannot take NAT150 as a general education credit as it is too similar to core courses in these programs.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. analyze and recognize the dimensions of healthy adult sexuality
2. explore personal responses to variations in sexual experience and expression
3. apply information about sexual development and human sexual response in daily life
4. describe the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems
5. discuss with tolerance and understand sexual practices and orientations which may differ from their own
6. understand the complexities of their own sexuality and development
7. recognize healthy versus unhealthy sexual practices
8. understand the sexual nature and sexual orientation of others
9. explore sexuality issues in an analytical way
10. add new terms pertaining to sexuality to their vocabulary

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