Understanding how the human brain and environment interconnect evolved dramatically with recent advances in neuroscience research methods. Students analyze such interconnections and the impact on societal theories of human sexuality. Students assess influential factors such as ethnicity/race, culture, and religion, all diversely represented in contemporary America. Students read and discuss scientific and popular articles with historical context and explore the consequences of scientific observations on the personal, societal and political levels. Students develop written and oral communication skills and work collaboratively with fellow peers. Open only to Focus Program students.