Human Sexuality Course at Rutgers University
Adjunct Professor, May 2008 – July 2009
Rutgers University at Newark, ranked most diverse national university in the United States by U.S. News and World Report for thirteen years in a row, requires undergraduates to take 3 credits in the sciences. The Human Sexuality course in the biological sciences department fulfills this requirement.
During three semesters of adjunct teaching, Audacia developed and implemented a syllabus for the course that was focused on increasing knowledge and acceptance of sexual diversity. The aims of the course were to examine sexuality through the lenses of biology and culture and encourage students to think critically about sexuality and gender and to question their own assumptions. The class, which ranged from 40-80 students, incorporated lectures, discussions, guest speakers, and video presentations and required students to write short reaction papers on a number of challenging issues. Instead of using a textbook, the course utilized material in a variety of mediums, including policy briefs, medical studies, and personal narratives from sexual minorities.
See the full syllabus for the Summer 2009 course on the class website.