UC 151 - First-Year Social Science Seminar
Section: 002 Human Sexuality, Gender Issues
Term: FA 2010
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
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
001 (SEM)
P
43865
Open
2
2Y1
-
W 2:00PM - 5:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
16281
Closed
0
 
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: PSYCH 218.010/WOMENSTD 257.001, Psychology of Human Sexuality, is a possible alternative to this course
003 (SEM)
P
16285
Closed
0
4Y1
 
-
MW 6:30PM - 8:00PM
004 (SEM)
 
16283
Open
11
 
-
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: As an integral part of this class, students are required to spend 4 hours each week (including travel time) tutoring at a Detroit school. Placements start the week after classes begin. To auto enroll in UC 151.004, students must register for one of the lab sections: 010 (secondary, Mon 8-12); 011 (elementary, Tues 2-6); 012 (secondary, Wed 8-12); 013 (elementary, Thurs 9-1); or 014 (elementary, Thurs 2-6).
005 (SEM)
P
25877
Closed
0
6Y1
 
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LAB)
P
39217
Open
2
3Y1
 
-
M 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Tutoring at a SECONDARY SCHOOL in Detroit (includes travel time)
011 (LAB)
P
39219
Open
1
2Y1
 
-
Tu 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Tutoring at an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Detroit (includes travel time)
012 (LAB)
P
39221
Open
3
3Y1
 
-
W 8:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Tutoring at a SECONDARY SCHOOL in Detroit (includes travel time)
013 (LAB)
P
39223
Closed
0
1Y1
 
-
Th 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: Tutoring at an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Detroit (includes travel time)
014 (LAB)
P
39225
Closed
0
 
2Y1
 
-
Th 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Tutoring at an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Detroit (includes travel time)
015 (LAB)
P
46316
Open
4
4Y1
 
-
Tu 8:00AM - 12:00PM
016 (LAB)
P
46317
Open
1
2Y1
 
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W 2:30PM - 6:30PM
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