Catalogue 2014 - 2015

ILP 388 Sexuality and Sexual Assault in our Society


3 cr.

Course Description

The first part of the course explores cultural, political and socio-economic factors with regard to communication and sexual relationships, sexual behaviors, gender roles, sexual orientation, sexual disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases. The remainder of the course discusses sexual assault in our society from cultural, legal, psychological, and political perspectives with an emphasis on awareness, prevention, and treatment. The course engages guest lecturers in the field to enhance the professional perspectives. The course will use a combination of primary research literature, textbook material, and popular literature to illustrate the variety of perspectives.