Human Sexuality

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Human Sexuality

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit explores historical approaches to studying, explaining and regulating human sexuality with an awareness of the social nature of definitions of 'normal' or 'acceptable' sexual behaviours. Students critically examine definitions of 'healthy' or 'morally acceptable' or 'normal' sexuality. Different models of sexuality are considered with an emphasis on contemporary critiques of the traditional paradigms of sexuality in the West.

    Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Apply human sexual diversity to its cultural, historical and biological contexts
    2. Research and critique a contemporary paradigm and contemporary debate on sexuality
    3. Critically analyse contemporary discourse in the social sciences
    4. Reflect on the nature of human sexuality and how human sexuality contributes to human diversity

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