Human Sexuality and Intimacy

COU FX611 - Human Sexuality and Intimacy

Credits: 3

Issues of sexuality and intimacy are major concerns for couples and families in therapy. This course provides an overview of adult human sexuality, sexual development, and sex therapy from a biological, behavioral, environmental, cultural, and sociological perspective. Students taking this course will explore these various approaches in order to understand sexuality and intimacy in the context of sex and family therapy. Students will explore their understanding of the complex relationships between their sexual identities, sexual desires, gendered norms and identities, particularly as they intersect with other aspects of social belonging (family, religion, race, class, and ethnicity). Through this understanding, students will be better able to facilitate the sexual health of individuals, couples, and families.