Explore the anatomical, physiological, behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of human sexuality in this online course.
- Psyc 111: Introduction to Psychology
- Online - Self-Paced Enroll Anytime
- EST. time to complete:
- 3 to 9 Months
- $342.16 per credit (no fees)
What will I learn in the Human Sexuality online course?
Human sexuality is often a difficult topic to address in our society. Our treatment of sexual subjects is very different from our treatment of other topics pertaining to human behavior. As such, one outcome of this online course will be for you to increase your comfort level in expressing, inquiring and learning about sex.
Human sexuality is a multifaceted topic. All aspects of human existence seem to be pertinent to any discussion of sex. To understand human sexuality, one must understand its biological aspects, psychological aspects, social/cultural aspects, and moral or spiritual/religious aspects. Discussions of sexuality can and should include information about anatomy, physiology, gender roles, sexual identity, love, interpersonal relationships, social/cultural factors as revealed in community standards and laws, and moral/spiritual/religious effects on sexuality.
In this course you will learn about a variety of issues pertinent to human sexuality. Many of these topics will be quite sensitive, meaning they might embarrass people, they might be at odds with someone's personal/religious values, or they might be considered abnormal, sick or sinful by some people.
The goal of this online course is to acquaint you with the multifaceted aspects of human sexuality, and to help you increase your understanding of how human sexuality is influenced by and influences so many other parts of our lives. Through this course you may become more aware of your own unique human sexuality; meaning, that you understand the biological, psychological, social, and cultural influences on your sexual feelings, attitudes/values and behaviors.
What can I expect in the Human Sexuality course?
You have 3 to 9 months from your enrollment date to complete 22 lessons and three proctored exams.
Each lesson includes assigned readings from the textbook, a narrated PowerPoint lecture, a learning activity, a short essay assignment and a mastery quiz.
The exams consist of mostly multiple-choice questions with some true/false questions also included. Each exam will cover the material presented in the lessons.
Lesson topics include:
- Understanding Human Sexuality
- Human Sexuality Science and Research
- Sex as a Commercial and Economic Factor in the World
- Women's Sexual Anatomy
- Women's Sexual Physiology, and Disorders of the Sexual and Reproductive Organs
- Men's Sexual Anatomy
- Men's Sexual Physiology, and Disorders of the Sexual and Reproductive Organs
- Conception and Prenatal Development
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Sexuality in Childhood and Development of Gender Identity and Gender Roles
- Sexual Arousal Physiology and Response
- Attraction and Love
- Sexual Orientation
- Adolescent Sexual Activity
- Adult Relationships and Sexuality
- Adult Sexual Behavior
- Atypical Sexual Variations
- Sexual Coercion
- Contraception and Abortion
- Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Sexuality in Later Adulthood
- Sexual Dysfunctions
Which textbook is required for this online course?
Within the course, required readings are listed for both the 8th and 9th editions of the textbook, so either can be purchased for use in this course. Moreover, with a little bit of effort to determine the appropriate readings, you could also use the 7th edition of the book. All of these editions (7th, 8th and 9th) cover the material necessary for this course.
Rathus, S.A., Nevid, J.S., & Fichner-Rathus, L. (2014, 9th ed.) Human Sexuality In a World of Diversity. New York: Pearson. ISBN: 0205955339.
How will the Human Sexuality online course appear on my transcript?
You may enroll at any time and have up to 9 months to complete your course, or you may be able to complete in as little as 3 months. The credits you earn will be recorded on your transcript in the semester you register. Keep in mind, UND can only verify your enrollment for the semester in which the course is registered and recorded on your transcript.
Why choose the University of North Dakota?
Here are a few reasons why you should take an online enroll anytime course at UND:
- Great customer service – Our registration team is ready to answer questions quickly so you can focus on your coursework.
- Affordable - UND's enroll anytime courses are priced at North Dakota's affordable, in-state tuition rate.
- Accredited - UND is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
- Easily transfer credits from UND - The transfer of credits is always at the discretion of the institution to which the credits are being transferred. In general, credits from schools/universities that are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission transfer to other regionally accredited institutions. Enroll anytime courses appear on your UND transcript in the same way as on-campus and online semester-based courses appear.
Enroll-anytime courses allow you to complete the course at your own pace. Some students thrive in this environment, while other students may struggle setting their own deadlines. If you have successfully taken an independent study or correspondence course previously, UND’s enroll anytime courses may be right for you. Still not sure? Take this online quiz to help determine if enroll anytime courses are the right fit for you.
*Course information, including tuition, technology requirements, textbooks, lessons and exams is subject to change without notice.