ERIC Number: ED383020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr-15
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Communicating about Sexuality: An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Honors Seminar.
Rozema, Hazel J.
A course in the honors program (a sophomore level social science seminar) at Millikin University offers an interdisciplinary approach to communication and sexuality, functions as a course in the Gender Studies Minor curriculum, and provides a needed source of sex education for the campus. The purpose of the course is to facilitate communication about sexuality with partners, friends, and future children. Human sexuality is a multi-dimensional topic that can be studied through the lens of biology, psychology, sociology, morality and ethics, anthropology, and communication. Topics discussed in the course include sexual research, anatomy and physiology, communication about sexual issues, and a variety of other topics such as date rape, teenage pregnancy, incest, religion and sexuality, abortion, prostitution, and sexual harassment. The course includes a unit on debate, argumentation and refutation, in which students engage in debates over current sexual topics. Two required analysis papers help students to explore, and then re-examine at the end of the course, their own sexual values and attitudes. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Millikin University IL; Sexual Attitudes
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Joint Meetings of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (Philadelphia, PA, April 12-15, 1995).