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410.628.11 INTRODUCTION TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Term: Summer Inst. term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Danielle German
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:
Description:

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.

Learning Objective(s):


Methods of Assessment: Brief written assignments and a paper to be submitted within one month of the course conclusion.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Mon 06/18/2012 - Wed 06/20/2012
  • Monday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 5:00
  • Wednesday 9:00 - 5:00
Enrollment Minimum: 7
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail