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Global Perspectives on LGBT Health

East Baltimore
3rd Term
Health, Behavior and Society
Academic Year
2015 - 2016
Instruction Method
Class Time(s)
This is a blended course. Over the course of the term, eight hours of classroom time will be replaced by outside-of-class work.
Friday, 10:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Utilizes the socio-ecological framework to deconstruct social contexts and political power systems that contribute to LGBT health disparities across the globe. Assists in developing an appreciation for various forms of sexual and gender identities, including how cultural and religious traditions shape such identities in various regions and countries. Encourages students to recognize systemic factors that influence psychological and social development related to gender and sexuality. Introduces unique dynamics surrounding sexual orientation in family, immigration, and international human rights law.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the role of culture in LGBT health intervention development and implementation
  2. Analyze the roles of region, history, religion, power, privilege, and structural inequality in producing LGBT health disparities
  3. Assess inter-relationships between minority stress, coping, and social support and their impact on health, health behavior, and illness among various LGBT populations globally
  4. Apply global awareness and cultural sensitivity to the design of health behavior change programs focusing on diverse LGBT populations
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.