HPER-H 317: GENDER, COMMUNICATION, SEXUALITY & HEALTH
Spring 2012: Tuesdays, 5:45PM - 8:15PM
Course number: 25607
Note: This course will count as an elective outside the College of Arts and Sciences for CMCL majors.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This discussion based course will explore the interrelationship of gender, sexuality, the college culture, the ways we communicate about sex, and the impact they have on our health.
The course will explore sexual interactions including societal and media messages, gender roles, and gender assigned sexual behavior as they impact physical and emotional health. There will be a focus on gender differences and encounters within the social context that inform sexual behavior and their health consequences.
1. How are the decisions we make on a daily basis driven by our perceptions of gender and sexuality?
2. What does it mean to be masculine/feminine?
3. How do we develop our ideas/perceptions of masculinity and femininity?
4. How do we develop our ideas and values about sexuality?
5. How does gender and sexuality effect how we make decisions?