UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 002 Human Sexuality, Gender Issues
Term: FA 2007
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Issues of human sexuality and gender are explored from many perspectives including historical, cross-cultural, religious, and physiological. All people are sexual throughout their lives, although the expression of our sex and gender is one of the most diverse and controversial areas in personal and public arenas. The diversities of biological sex, gender identity, gender roles, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and sexual behavior and the interplay among them are presented and reinforced through readings, exercises, videos, guest speakers, and weekly written assignments. We will discuss sexual difficulties such as infertility, STDs, sexual dysfunction, and sexual victimization along with prevention and treatment strategies. We will examine social and political issues such as civil rights for sexual minorities, sex and the law, date rape, pornography, the impact of AIDS, public and private morality.

Issues especially relevant for students are explored, including:

  • choice of sexual partners and behaviors
  • the influence of drugs, alcohol, and smoking on sexual function and sexual decision-making
  • sexual values and religious attitudes toward sex, and
  • the wide range of possible lifestyles from celibacy to polyamory to paraphilias.

The course requires access to the Internet and uses a variety of Web-based resources and communication modes, as well as a textbook and readings from various journals. Weekly short papers and a semester project are required. Opportunities for help with developing presentation skills are available.

UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
13718
Closed
0
2CSP Y1
2Y1
5Enrollment Management
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
13721
Closed
0
3CSP Y1
1Y1
5Enrollment Management
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MW 6:30PM - 8:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
13720
Open
4
6MCSP Y1
 
4Enrollment Management
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W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
19256
Open
2
5CSP Y1
 
2Y1
4Enrollment Management
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
009 (SEM)
P
22167
Closed
0
6Enrollment Management
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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