2010 Course Handbook
BIOL260: Science of Sex
Topics related to sex pervade our culture, media, politics, relationships and everyday life. Despite this, many of us have never had the opportunity to learn why sex evolved. What are the real differences between males and females? What is the chemistry that makes partners attractive? Why are the sexual strategies and behaviours of different species so diverse? What hormones control our maturation, cycles and pregnancy? What is the psychology of love, emotion and intimacy? This unit takes a broad approach, using examples (some quite bizarre) from the animal and plant worlds. At the same time, we cover in-depth the sexual biology and behavioural science of our intriguing species.
D1 - Day; Offered in the first half-year
X1 - External study; Offered in the first half-year (Session Dates: 6 March, 22 May)
|Staff Contact(s):||Miss Kate Barry|
12cp or admission to GradCertBiotech
Department of Biological Sciences
|People or Planet:||Planet|
For unit timetable information please visit the Timetables@Macquarie Website .