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410.628.11 Introduction to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Public Health


Health Behavior and Society
Summer Inst. term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Mon 06/18/2012 - Wed 06/20/2012
Class Times:
  • M Tu W,  9:00am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Danielle German
Course Instructor:

Introduces constructs of sexual orientation and gender identity in the context of public health. Explores social, epidemiological, and historical perspectives related to the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and communities, and uses a case study approach to examine topics of particular salience for LGBT health. Designed to: 1) provide an overview of key LGBT health topics, 2) orient students to current and historic epidemiological and contextual issues that shape what is known about LGBT health, and 3) provide a foundation for critical thinking about LGBT health research questions and intervention potential.

Methods of Assessment:

Brief written assignments and a paper to be submitted within one month of the course conclusion.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required