HLT 200 Syllabus


Division:        Arts and Sciences                                                                                                               Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught: Liberal Arts, Science, Business, and AAS programs with an HLT/PED elective requirement


Course Number and Title:           HLT 200, Human Sexuality


Credit Hours:   3                  Hours/Wk Lecture:             Hours/Wk Lab:                    Lec/Lab Comb:   



I.              Catalog Description:         Provides a basic understanding of human sexuality.  Includes anatomy, physiology, pregnancy, family planning, venereal diseases, and sexual variations.  Lecture 3 hours per week.


II.            Relationship of the course to curricula objectives in which it is taught: 


This course counts as a liberal arts and HLT/PED elective requirement


III.           Required background: 


Non developmental in writing and reading


IV.          Course Content:

1.            Sexuality Research

2.            Male and Female Sexual Anatomy

3.            Sexual Arousal and Response

4.            Sexually Transmitted Disease

5.            Love and Relationships

6.            Contraception

7.            Communication in Sexual Behavior

8.            Sexual Orientation


V.  Learner Outcomes


The student will:


VI.  Evaluation

A.   Be able to evaluate sexuality research

B.   Describe female and male sexual anatomy

C.   Describe sexual response and behaviors

D.   Be able to describe intimacy and its relationship to sexuality

E.   Explain communication in sexual behavior

F.    Describe common sexually transmitted diseases

Students will be evaluated based on some combination of quizzes, tests, or writing assignments.  Students must complete at least one research report on a topic in human sexuality.


All written assignments will be assessed for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and consistency according to the conventions of standard English.



         VII.    This course supports the following objectives:


DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding

Personal Development