HED 366 - Human Sexuality

Course Number Course Title Day & Time Course Fee Register
HED 366 Human Sexuality Online $850.00
Course Type:
Self-Paced Online

This course provides students with an overview of human sexuality, garnered from scientific research and theory. Students will have the opportunity to analyze and reflect upon their own sexuality as well as to study the many forms of human sexual expression. The primary goals of the course are 1) to increase cognitive competence and understanding of human sexuality concepts based on theory and research, and 2) to promote sexual health, which is the integration of the biological, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of sexuality, in ways that are positively enriching.

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This course is independent study and is self-paced. Students have five months upon registration in which to complete all coursework. Exams must be taken in person at an approved testing center (learn more). Proctoring fees vary by site and are not included in the course fee.

Graded Assessments and Learning Modules

  • 4 learning modules
  • 24 assignments
  • 2 exams (taken at approved testing site)

Textbook(s) and Materials

Required: Crooks and Baur. Our Sexuality, 13th Ed. Cengage Learning, 2017.

Optional: MindTap for Our Sexuality. MindTap provides additional study resources such as videos and flashcards, but is optional for this course.

You are required to purchase the 13th edition of Our Sexuality in one of the following formats.

  • Versions without MindTap access:
    • eBook: ISBN 9781305977372
    • Bound book: ISBN 9781305646520 (rental options may also be available)
  • Version including MindTap access:
    • eBook with MindTap: purchase directly from link in course (option to add printed versions available in checkout).
Official UT Austin Description:
Analysis of the physiological, psychological, and social factors in human sexuality.


Students should contact the University Extension advisor with any questions about prerequisites or placement in our courses. All students should contact their academic advisor with any questions about how this course fulfills their degree requirements.