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Global Perspectives On LGBT Health

East Baltimore
3rd term
Health Behavior and Society
3 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Friday,  10:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Undergrads Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Jennifer Glick

Introduction to Epidemiology course, or higher


Provides knowledge and skills to understand multi-level factors that influence health and well-being among LGBTQ populations globally. Develops 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. 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. Applies learning into the context of public health research and practice. 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 student-facilitated group discussions.

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:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

all students need consent

For consent, contact:

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.