NEW COURSE - COMING IN SUMMER 2019!
The AIDS epidemic has impacted almost every aspect of the LGBT community
and it continues to be a political, social, and serious medical issue in the
United States and other countries. This course examines the AIDS epidemic from its
discovery to modern day. It includes a survey of the epidemic's impact on the
community, family, education and the workforce.
This course will provide students will an overview of the history of the epidemic from before the first news of the virus broke in 1981. This course will provide students with an explanation
of how the HIV virus was discovered, how it is transmitted, the
evolution of prevention and treatment strategies, how the AIDS epidemic
impacted the LGBT communty, the role women played during the crisis, how
the AIDS epidemic is reflected in art and media, an overview of
workplace laws protecting those who are HIV positive, laws related
to AIDS and public schools, and an examination of current and future career options
available for those interested in working in the field of HIV/AIDS education, prevention, treatment and support.
Student Learing Outcomes:
1. Explain how the HIV virus infects the human body and how it is transmitted.
2. Identify key points in the history of the AIDS epidemic and how they impacted the community, family, education and workforce.
3. Discuss how the AIDS epidemic is reflected in the community.
Wechsberg, W. M. (2018). HIV Pioneers: Lives Lost, Careers Changed, and Survival. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Govan, L., Glaser, M., Watman, M. and Kushner, T. (2014). Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Theatre Communications Group.
This class may include a field trip to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The course is 54 hours in length and students may earn 3
units of college credit. It is required for the Associates Degree in LGBT Education and an elective for the LGBT Studies Certificate Program. There are no prerequisites to enroll.
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