HSEX 6013

About This Course

This course covers the history of sexual education in the US as well as current and emerging issues in sexual education. Course topics include theories in sexual health, controversies in sexual health education, teen sex education, HIV education, HPV education, evaluating the effectiveness of sex education, and sexual health education intervention. 

Sample textbook: Hyde, J. S., Delamater, J.D. (2017) Understanding Human Sexuality (13thd ed.)

This course meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 35 AASECT continuing education credits. These credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.


Michael Ross
Michael Ross

PhD, MD, MPH, MHPEd, MSt, Joycelyn Elders Chair in Sexual Health Education

Michael Ross is a faculty member in the University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality. He holds 11 degrees in cross-cultural health psychology, criminology, public health, and health education. Ross has studied sexuality and sexual and mental health for more than 30 years in India, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Uganda, and Vietnam. He has practiced as a clinical psychologist and is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the British Psychological Society. In addition to publishing more than 500 scientific papers and books, Ross was a coauthor of the Surgeon General’s 2001 Report of Sexual Health and Responsible Sexual Behavior.

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