Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Human Sexuality
Course Code PSY308
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 3 hours
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
Sexuality is an essential part of human behaviour that affects the global functioning of a person including the person’s gender role and identity, self-concept, social relationships, and satisfaction of life. Human sexuality is an introductory course covering a wide range of social scientific perspectives on sexuality and critically examining some of the controversial issues through the study of the most up-to-date research. It also helps counselling and psychology students to discuss the matter in a perspective, comfortable and confident way when they journey into the suffering of their clients.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. Identify the psychological, physiological and social factors in shaping human sexuality;
2. Assemble such knowledge in a social scientific fashion; and display recognition of some
    of the scientific research evidence that is available concerning the matter being studied;
3. Examine the various attempts made by theorists and researchers to understand sexuality
    and its relation to human development;
4. Discuss critically and confidently the complexity of sexuality, and the interactions of
    biological, psychological and sociocultural factors influencing a person’s sexual
5. Discuss sexuality issues with cultural perspective and be able to apply such knowledge to
    the understanding of their own personal development.
Assessment Tasks
Mini Project 
Group Presentation
Term Paper
Individual Presentation
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