Issues in Human Sexuality – CCOU 305

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 03/19/2024

Course Description

This course provides a panorama of sexual challenges that men and women are currently experiencing, as well as the results of a national report on the sexuality of Christian men and women. This vibrant and fascinating study enables students to gain a better understanding of the complexities and fundamental differences of male and female sexuality and marital intimacy in contrast to cultural myths and distortions.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Our world is permeated with sexual problems: infidelity, pre-marital sex, sexual abuse, and sexual addictions of various kinds. This course helps to define and identify healthy sexuality, and then provides clinically-excellent and biblically sound guidance on how to help persons achieve it.

**Disclaimer: This course discusses mature subject matter. The student taking this course should be aware that sex and sexuality will be discussed in a professional, Christian context. The student may want to preview the course textbook before enrolling in the course.**

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations - (Learning Outcomes A, B, C, D, E, F)

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be 350 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 200 words and should include course materials and/or external research with proper APA citations and references. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Research Paper: Title and Reference Page Assignment

The student will begin research on one topic covered in this course. Topics can include infertility, infidelity, pornography, sexual dysfunction, etc. The student will find six or more scholarly research articles on this topic and submit them on a Reference page in current APA format. The purpose of this assignment is to help the student get started with research and prepare for the Research Paper: Final Paper Assignment. (CLO: B)

Interview Paper Assignment

The student will write a 3–5-page paper in current APA format that summarizes their interview with a pastoral or professional counselor regarding issues in sexuality that he/she has experienced in his/her vocational setting. For example, this may include counseling clients who have experienced infidelity, sexual addiction, infertility, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, etc. The paper should include an APA Title page and Appendix page containing questions and answers. (CLOs: A, C, D, E, F)

Research Paper: Final Paper Assignment

The student will do in-depth research of one of the topics covered in this course and develop a treatment plan based on that research. Topics can include infertility, infidelity, pornography, sexual dysfunction, etc. The student will find six or more scholarly research articles on this topic and summarize what was found in the articles. This assignment should be 5-6 full pages. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, F)

Quizzes (4)

The student will complete 4 quizzes that are non-cumulative and cover the material presented in the lecture notes as well as the assigned readings. These quizzes will be open-book/open-notes and will be comprised of both multiple-choice and true/false questions. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F)