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Human Sexuality

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College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Coordinators:

  • James Elias
  • Sierra Tower (ST) 612
  • (818) 677-3844
  • Richard MacDonald
  • SQ 200 G
  • (818) 677-4830
  • Scott Williams
  • SQ 200
  • (818) 677-3620
  • Sierra Tower (ST) 612
  • (818) 677-6898
  • www.csun.edu/csbs/

Program Committee

  • James Brady (Pan African Studies)
  • Charles Hanson (Educational Psychology)
  • Luciana Lagana (Psychology).

Interdisciplinary Program

  • Minor in Human Sexuality

The Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in human sexuality is offered by the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The minor serves students with a special interest in this area because of its relation to their career plans (in counseling, teaching, scholarly research, etc.) as well as those who wish to take courses in this area as part of their liberal education. The minor also serves professionals who wish to augment present knowledge and skills in the area of human sexuality. Many courses in the program satisfy requirements or may be used as electives in several majors as well as in the Human Sexuality Minor.

Where individual departments have prerequisites to Upper Division courses, students who have not fulfilled the prerequisites must gain consent of the instructor.

Academic Advisement

Students declaring the minor should consult with the coordinator of the minor.

Requirements for the Minor

1. Lower Division (6 Units)

  • BIOL 241 Human Pregnancy and Embryology (3)
  • ANTH/BIOL/HIST/PSY/
  • RS/SOC 230 Introduction to Human Sexual Behavior (3)

2. Upper Division

(Note: When and if Experimental courses are offered, the coordinator of the program will consider those appropriate for inclusion in the minor.)

Five of the following (15 Units):
  • ANTH 308 Women, Sex Roles, and Culture (3)
  • ENGL 372 Eroticism in Literature (3)
  • FCS 340 Marriage and Family Relations (3)
  • SOC 324 Sociology of Sex Roles (3)
  • HIST 351 History of Sexual Behavior (3)
  • FCS 441 Human Sexuality and Sexual Dysfunction (3)
  • PHIL 303 Sexual Ethics (3)
  • PSY 452 Psychology of the Sexual Revolution (3)
  • PSY 453 Proseminar in the Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality (3)
  • SOC 456 Proseminar on Sexual Dysfunction (3)
  • RS 468 Sex Ethics in Religious Thought (3)
  • SOC 451 Sociological Aspects of Human Sexuality (3)
  • SOC 452 Sociology of Homosexuality (3)
  • PSY 498 Practicum in Psychology
  • or SOC 498 Field Study (3)
  • or FCS 494 Supervised Field Study (3)
  • Total Units Required in the Minor
  • 21