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
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:
- Analyze the roles of region, history, religion, power, privilege, and structural inequality in producing LGBTQ health disparities
- 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.
- 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.