SHARE WITH STUDENTS: AHS 304 Human Sexuality and Health Science – a new elective course open to all colleges!

Need an interesting elective? Take AHS 304: Human Sexuality and Health Science this fall!

 

AHS 304: Human Sexuality and Health Science
3 Credit Hour, CRNs 40739 and 41150
Tuesday/Thursday 9:30 am-10:45 am
Instructors: Demetra John, PT, PhD and Katja Tetzlaff, MS

The course goals include:

  • Providing an introduction to gender, sex, and sexuality and their impact on health
  • Exploring the diversity of bodies, experiences, and identities without judgement
  • Understanding the biological, psychosocial, and cultural aspects of gender, sex, and sexuality

Sexuality is part of health. Beginning with conception and ending with old age, this course provides a foundation for how gender, sex, and sexuality, including behaviors and identities, develop and change over the lifespan with a focus on how these characteristics affect health and care. Normalizing natural human diversity is central to the course. Students will be exposed to historical and sociocultural perspectives to add both clarity and complexity. While the course is useful for the professional development of all health sciences’ students, it also encourages personal growth and exploration. This discussion-driven course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-10:45am in Lecture Center A on East Campus. AHS 304 is recommended to Junior and Senior students, though Freshman and Sophomore students can request permission.

 

Interested students may direct questions to Katja Tetzlaff at ktetzl2@uic.edu