Full course description
Term: Spring 2024
Date: January 22nd - February 23rd, 2024
Time: Friday 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Online Only
Instructors: Dr. Bing
Presented By: Inclusion & Diversity (INDV)
NOTE: VIRTUAL SAFE ZONE 101 AND VIRTUAL TRANS SAFE ZONE ARE PREREQUISITES AND MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE THIS COURSE CAN BE TAKEN
VirTual Safe Zone is an online five-week course addressing LGBTQ+ History in the United States, covering information from the 1600s to current day.
This course aims to:
Introduce participants to historical events and people from a new, LGBTQ+-oriented lens;
Contextualize the current events and trends in the United States and help participants identify how history affected our current society;
Provide the opportunity to engage in introspective or reflective thinking;
Engage individuals in discussion with one another regarding their own understanding, feelings, and experiences with the course content;
Encourage active allyship during and after the course has ended.
The course consists of weekly readings, reflections, and a live discussion lab.
The course curriculum delivers basic information to begin your development of content knowledge.
The readings are meant to help deepen your scope of the topic.
The discussion board reflective writings provide the opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings, and questions.
The live discussions engage you in conversation with one another and allow for questions to be proffered to the group