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Global Perspectives On LGBT Health

East Baltimore
3rd term
Health Behavior and Society
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid Asynchronous and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • Friday,  10:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Jennifer Glick

Introduction to Epidemiology course, or higher


This course uses a blended, online format to provide students with knowledge and skills to understand multi-level factors that influence health and well-being among LGBTQ populations globally. Students will develop an appreciation for various forms of sexual and gender identities, including how culture shapes such identities, and the roles of minority stress, stigma, and discrimination in health disparities. The class includes a strengths-based approach to understand how global LGBTQ communities are coping and often thriving through resilience, social support, community action, and positive policy environments. Lessons learned will be applied in the context of public health research and practice. The class features expert guest speakers with firsthand and/or lived experience working in the field of global LGBTQ health and human rights as well as didactic presentations from the instructors and group discussions facilitated by students.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the roles of region, history, religion, power, privilege, and structural inequality in producing LGBTQ health disparities
  2. Explain the roles of minority stress, stigma, and discrimination, as well as resilience, coping, and social support on the health and health behavior of various LGBTQ populations globally.
  3. Apply global awareness and cultural sensitivity to the critique of health promotion interventions (development and implementation) focusing on diverse LGBTQ populations.
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 30% Discussion
  • 70% Assignments

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

This course blends traditional classroom time and outside-of-class activities with a corresponding reduction in class sessions. This class will meet once a week. Students are expected to spend one hour a week on class work in addition to regular homework.