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Term: 4th term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:

Focuses on strengthening students’ understanding of sexual risk-taking and provides a solid foundation in communication strategies for sexual risk-reduction from an international perspective. The literature and examples emphasize HIV and STI risk reduction. Adopts a seminar format and consists of readings, discussions, presentations, video viewing, case studies, and critiques of literature on sexual risk-taking and protective behaviors. Includes hands-on analyses and interpretation of empirical data on sexual risk-taking and development of a communication strategy.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Critique leading theories and models of sexual risk reduction from a communication perspective
Compare the antecedents of sexual risk-taking in adolescence and adulthood
Identify the characteristics of effective sexual risk-reduction communication strategies
Analyze empirical data on sexual risk-taking
Develop a strategy for sexual risk-reduction

Methods of Assessment: Written assignments and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Instructor Consent: No consent required

140.621 and 140.622 or equivalent

Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail