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Human Sexuality in the U.S.
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Erickson, Karla. 2011. “S”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


How do Americans come to know themselves as sexual beings? How do individuals develop attractions, make sexual choices, define and enact their own sexuality? How do institutions and organizations influence understandings of human sexuality over time?
These are some of the questions that will guide our semester-long study of human sexuality in the...


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College 300
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  1. "1. Provide students with a strong foundation for their own sexual choices by providing you with an opportunity to speak frankly about sexuality, by challenging students to expand their erotic vernacular and by stretching and developing your sexual I. Q.
  2. "3. Encourage students to develop a recognition of and appreciation of the range of human sexual behaviors. 4. Equip students to understand & critically examine the significance of how we view sexualities & sexual identities
  3. "5. Strengthen students general sociological sophistication through fifteen weeks of "exercise" applying the sociological imagination to the subject of sexuality.6. Finally, I hope that students will find this to be a rewarding personal experience

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