ANTH104 - SEX & HUMAN NATURE

This is an introduction to the scientific study of sex in humans. Within an evolutionary framework, the course examines genetic, physiological, ecological, social and behavioral aspects of sex in humans. After providing the basic principles of evolutionary biology, the course will examine the development of sexual anatomy and physiology. Among the questions that we will explore are:How is sex determined How is orgasm achieved Why do girls and boys develsexually at different ages The role of ecology and social life in shaping human mating patterns will be evaluated through the use of ethnographic and cross-cultural materials for a variety of human cultures. Does everybody sex the way we do Why do we marry Are there biological bases for love do we experience jealousy Finally, topics relevant to human sexuality todaybe discussed, such as recreational sex, contraception, sex work, and sexualtransmitted diseases. Examples are drawn primarily from traditional and moderhuman societies; data from studies of nonhuman primates are also considered.
Living World Sector (all classes)
Section 401 - LEC - SEX & HUMAN NATURE
TR 0130PM-0300PM
SCHURR, THEODORE
CLAUDIA COHEN HALL G17