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date: 09 July 2020

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Students hold many misconceptions about issues related to sexuality, thus it is important to include a course in human sexuality in the undergraduate psychology curriculum. Through this course, instructors have the opportunity to encourage students to be critical thinkers about sexually relevant information as well as to teach them to locate and evaluate information they need for themselves. Given the sensitivity of the course content, there are special considerations instructors should keep in mind to create a safe learning space for all. This chapter argues for the inclusion of human sexuality in the psychology major, describes the typical structure of the course, discusses some general tips for teaching the course, and presents some innovative assignments that are especially useful.

Keywords: human sexuality, innovative assignments, teaching tips, sensitive course content, undergraduate psychology curriculum

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