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FA23 - Asexual and Intersex Identities and Experiences: A VirTual Safe Zone Elective Fridays 10am

Ended Oct 13, 2023
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Term: Fall 2023

Date: September 11th - October 13th, 2023

Time: Fridays: 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Online Only

Instructor: Dr. Bing

Presented By: Inclusion and Diversity (INDV)



This VirTual Safe Zone Elective is an online five-week course addressing asexuality and intersex identities and issues. This course aims to

  • introduce participants to intersex and asexuality terminology;
  • analyze how the history of erasure and exclusion has contributed to the individual experiences of being intersex and asexual, separately, together, and at the intersections of race, gender and disability;
  • provide an understanding that in general intersex and asexuality are not "problems" that need to be "fixed";
  • 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.

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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  and videos 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.