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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Judy Holzer
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
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, and
Develop a strategy for sexual risk-reduction

Methods of Assessment: Written assignments and class participation.
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Class Times:
  • Mon 11/18/2013 - Wed 11/20/2013
  • Monday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 6:00
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 6:00
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Enrollment Restriction: undergraduate students are not permitted in this section
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Full-time degree seeking students must obtain permission from Judy Holzer in HPM in order to register for this course

For consent, contact:

140.621 and 140.622 or equivalent

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015