COU FX690 - The Role of Intimacy and Human Sexuality in the Family

(Credits: 3)

Sexuality and intimacy are major issues for couples and families in therapy. This course explores different approaches to understanding sexual functioning and intimacy, sexuality, and sexual orientation in the context of couples and families. Students will be introduced to how diverse belief systems influenced by race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and religion impact the expression of intimacy and human sexuality in families, intimate relationships and society. Historical and contemporary approaches to sexual function and dysfunction in the context of couples and families will be discussed, as well as studies about same gender/different gender intimate relationships.