Discover a New World: Sexology (Online)

General

Program Description

  • Teaching period: July 6 to July 23, 2020
  • Teaching hours: 60 hours
  • Academic coordinator: Inmaculada Fernández Agis, Irene Ocaña Cubero, Amanda Ortiz Gabaldón, Anahit Poghosyan Kirakosyan y Adrián Nanclares Simón.
  • Knowledge area: Sexology

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Introduction

Nowadays most students don’t receive any approach to sexual education. This negative focus on sexuality often leads to blaming, shaming, and frightening emotions related to sexuality. For these reasons, the CERNEP Sexology Unit (UESX) proposes a sexual education program in order to meet students’ needs.

The course is structured with some basic and empirical sexological concepts, to promote personal growth and knowledge about sexual diversity.

The aim of this course is to leave the current and most common sexological focus; which is mainly based on prevention, reductionism, and pathologies/illnesses. The program is designed to provide sexual education, where students could learn different sexological concepts, develop a positive attitude towards sexuality (erotophilic attitude) and lead to a holistic and hedonistic view of the sexuality field.

This approach leads to students’ empowerment and personal growth. As a result, the participants will strengthen and broaden their capabilities, skills, and values (assertive communication, self-esteem, and empathy among others).

The core content of the course is to gain basic sexological knowledge in order to develop a positive approach to sexuality and live it in a full and complete way, without fears, guilt, shame, and anxiety, promoting and reaching sexual health and general wellbeing.

In order to accomplish the principal goal of the course, seven practical modules are proposed:

  • Myths and Misbeliefs about Sexuality
  • Diversity and Sexuality
  • Sexual equality
  • Culturally-based differences in sexuality
  • Fantasies, Desire, and Sexual Pleasure
  • Relationships and Strategies for the Development of Well-being and Sexual Satisfaction
  • Strategies applied to life from a positive Sexology perspective

The aim of the course is to provide sexological training to understand sexual diversity thus developing complete and full sexuality, where the person could make a decision in a free, mature, and safe way. The active participation of the students is required.

Objectives

  • Learn about the main concepts in Sexology
  • Strengthen erotophilic attitude
  • Encourage a holistic and hedonistic sexology’s perspective
  • Understand and respect sexual diversity
  • Erotic Development
  • Develop people’s abilities, skills, and values
  • Show an active and participatory presence and conduct

Content

Modules

Module 1: Myths and Misbeliefs about Sexuality - 10 hours

  • Teachers in charge: Chiara Di Giovanni y Nicolás Jaramillo
  • Course module contents: Basic concepts about sexology in order to demystify/remove the myths about sexuality
  • Activities: dynamics will be planned in order to reinforce acquired theoric concepts
  • Satisfaction Questionnaire and reflection

Module 2: Diversity and Sexuality - 10 hours

  • Teachers in charge: Inmaculada Fernández y Pedro La Calle
  • Course module contents: A global vision of sexual diversity
  • Activities: Understanding sexual diversity through different practices 
  • Satisfaction Questionnaire and reflection

Module 3: Sexual equity - 10 hours

  • Teachers in charge: Adrián Nanclares, Laura Marcilla y Daniel García
  • Course module contents: Understanding the importance of sexual equity in our personal and sexual relationships.
  • Activities: dynamics will be planned in order to reinforce acquired theoretical concepts
  • Satisfaction Questionnaire and reflection

Module 4: Sexuality in other cultures - 5 hours

  • Teacher in charge: Manuel Lucas
  • Course module contents: Basic contents about cultural-based differences in sexuality
  • Activities: dynamics will be planned in order to reinforce the knowledge of sexual diversity in different cultures
  • Satisfaction Questionnaire and reflection

Module 5: Fantasies, Desire, and Sexual Pleasure - 10 hours

  • Teachers in charge: Inmaculada Fernández, Joaquín Molina y Anahit Poghosyan
  • Course module contents: Basic concepts about sexual fantasies, desire, pleasure and erotic development
  • Activities: Practical activities
  • Satisfaction Questionnaire and reflection

Module 6: Relationships and Strategies for the Development of Well-being and Sexual Satisfaction - 5 hours

  • Teachers in charge: Miren Larrazábal
  • Course module contents: Understanding various couple relationships’ typologies and structures. Being aware of how to fulfill global satisfaction in our personal and sexual relationships
  • Activities: Dynamic that will lead the participants in boosting personal abilities, skills, and values. Different strategies and erotic resources/means will be explained and applied
  • Satisfaction Questionnaire and reflection

Module 7: Strategies applied to life from a positive Sexology perspective - 10 hours

  • Teachers in charge: Irene Ocaña y Amanda Ortíz
  • Course module contents: Knowledge and strategies to live a positive sexuality
  • Activities: Practical activities to live a positive sexuality
  • Satisfaction questionnaire and reflection

Methodology

The online course will have the following daily structure:

  • Online session (1 hour): Each teacher will present themselves and the contents of thesubject. 19:00 Spanish time.
  • Topic (1 hour and a half): A topic will be developed on different contents of the module (6-8 pages).
  • Monitoring of learning (1 hour): Each teacher will propose 2-4 daily practical activities for the students.
  • Videos (30 minutes): Short videos that complement the information that appears in the different topics will be available for the students (Teachers will make 2-3 videos with a duration of 10-15 minutes).
  • Assessment of the session and space for reflection (1 hour): For the teaching team it is important to know the level of satisfaction of the students in relation to the knowledge acquired (measured with a satisfaction questionnaire) and to know their opinion about their experience (reflection).

Assessment

Will be evaluated:

  • Class attendance
  • Active participation
  • Reflections
Last updated May 2020

About the School

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The University of Almería, Spain, organizes summer courses each July since 2013. They are designed by the most prestigious experts of the leading-edge fields of our University and are taught by Doctors and Full Professors of proven expertise and experience in their respective areas of knowledge. All courses have an eminently practical focus and include visits to industries and companies of the field. Read less