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PSY-2120-VU01Y - Human Sexuality

Synonym: 179080
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 415
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 10-26-2018 to 12-14-2018
Last day to drop without a grade: 11-04-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-24-2018 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Catriona McHardy | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 18/18 (as of 07-21-18 10:20 AM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please see consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

Topics include societal and historical influences on sexual attitudes and values, psychosexual development, sex roles, reproductive anatomy and physiology, and contemporary political issues.

Essential Objectives:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the biological basis of sexuality including male and female anatomy, physiology, and roles in reproduction.
2. Discuss sexuality from a developmental perspective including gender roles, emotional and social changes from childhood through adolescence and adulthood.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the spectrum of sexual expression and identity from heterosexuality through homosexuality and bisexuality.
4. Describe commonly used methods of birth control, pros and cons of using different methods, and reasons why birth control methods may fail.
5. Identify prevention measures, causes, symptoms and impact of common sexually transmitted diseases.
6. Discuss psychosocial roles of intimacy, love and communication skills in sexual expression.
7. Describe varieties of sexual behavior including paraphilias, sadism/masochism, exhibitionism, and cross-dressing.
8. Identify sexual disorders and the role of sex therapy and other treatments.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary and multicultural issues related to human sexuality such as abortions, donor insemination, genetic testing, circumcision, sex changes, sexual violence and sexual offending.


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

PSY-2120-VU01Y Textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Catriona McHardy
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Katherine Maynard

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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