This course is ideal for anyone interested in a career working with a local or national LGBT advocacy organization. It will also provide experience and skills for students pursuing a career in health care, education, social services, public safety, or child and family services.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Discuss 21st century issues and events that impact and change LGBT communities, families, and education.
- Explain the structures, operations, and current purpose of various local and national advocacy organizations related to LGBT communities, families, and education.
- Explain 21st century LGBT identities and how they intersect with age, ethnicity, nationality, race, religion, and economic status.
The course work will include selected readings from contemporary books and articles selected by the instructor based on what is happening within the LGBT community at the time the course is presented. Other course work will include regular writing assignments, a regular review of LGBT news sites, and oral presentations in class. Field trips may be offered as appropriate.
Students will complete a capstone project that involves working on a team with other students to create and deliver an educational initiative or activism activity related to a current issue within the LGBT community. For this project, students will have an opportunity to choose from a number of contemporary topics based on their interest and passion.
The course is 54 hours in length and students may earn 3 units of college credit. There are no prerequisites to enroll, but completion of LGBT-120 is highly recommended. This course may be eligible for transfer to City College of San Francisco or San Diego State University for students pursuing a two or four year degree in LGBT Studies. This course is transferable to the CSU and UC Systems and meets the Gender Studies requirement for both.
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