Sources confirmed last Thursday that SOC 2125, Sociology of Human Sexuality, is much less exciting than one would think.
“I showed up on the first day thinking it would be my favorite class,” said Walter Smits, one of the students enrolled in the course. “Turns out we’re just learning about people’s attitudes toward sex and sexuality over the last two centuries.”
The course, which is mainly concerned with the shifting perceptions of and institutional constraints on sexual expression, almost never deals with the act of sexual intercourse itself. This is a huge disappointment to most of the students enrolled in it, who expected something a little more raunchy.
“I’m not entirely sure what I expected,” said Jon Shepard, a freshman economics major who needed a Block II credit. “I was hoping I’d have seen at least one nipple by this point in the semester.”
While earlier in the semester the students remained optimistic despite the lack of titillating content in the syllabus, sources have confirmed that most have finally resigned themselves to a semester of reading dry case studies and firsthand accounts from the Sexual Revolution.
“This happens every time,” fumed Dr. Frank Jones, who teaches the course. “Every year people sign up for the course because it involves the word ‘sex.’ People don’t even stop for a second and consider that this is actually just a sociology class.
“One time a guy asked me what kinds of ‘films’ we would watch as part of the course,” continued Dr. Jones, holding the bridge of her nose. “As I explained that we would only watch an excerpt from a documentary, I watched his eyes glaze over and I knew he had stopped listening. That was the first and only time he came to class.”
Sociology of Human Sexuality is one of several courses offered by the University that have a high dropout rate. Some of the others include PHYS 4012, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, and HIST 2412, Revolutionary History, both of which sound more exciting than they are.