REPRODUCTION AND SEXUALITY
(4 credit hours)
Fall/Winter/Spring | Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing
Reproductive strategies of diverse life forms are compared and contrasted with that of humans. The anatomy and physiology, neuroendocrinology, and development of the female and male reproductive systems, as well as human embryology, are emphasized. The biology of sex determination and sexual orientation and cultural factors that affect sexuality and gender roles are also considered. Special emphasis is placed on birth control methods, abortion, sexually transmitted diseases, and new reproductive technologies. Term paper included.