Socio-Cultural Factors in Sexual Values and Behavior

Course Number: CLS 704
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor:
  • Dr. Maylin Batista
This course explores sexuality from historical, religious, and cultural perspectives. It will focus on 1) Various cultural sexual practices, such as genital mutilation, polygamy, and castration; 2) The primary influences on sexuality in the Western World, originating from the Torah and the Bible; 3) Sexual diversity as it exists in various subcultures within the United States; and 4) how the media and the internet influence sexual attitudes and behavior