Epoch Academy

EDCT 5714 | EDUU 9783: The Letters of Equality (LGBTQ+)

Price: $150.00

Instructor: Dr. Nancy Dome

Credits: 1 | Schedule: 4 weeks

Who Should Take This Course

This course is for anyone desiring to better support the LGBTQ+ community personally or professionally through understanding the evolution of the community and highlighting key components of equity for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, and questioning/queer people.

What You Will Learn

You will identify and practice using important terminology associated with sexual orientation and gender expression, becoming more comfortable in the use of inclusive pronouns. You will also engage in an exploration of some of the issues that the LGBTQ+ community faces, reflect on your own biases, and learn how to become an ally to help stop the cycles of biased behaviors and attitudes towards our LGBTQ+ students, colleagues, friends, and family.

What Others Are Saying About This Course

"Nicely done. You handled all our questions and comments with expertise. Thank you for your authentic nature." ~ Frith G. 

Course Work:

Module 1: Who Am I?

What You’ll Learn

  • Lesson: Breaking Down the Pronouns
  • Video: Why Pronouns Matter for Trans People
  • Assignment #1: From Theory to Practice
  • Forum Discussion: Beyond “He” or “She”

Module 2: A Lesson on Gender Identity

What You’ll Learn

  • Lesson: What is Implicit Bias?
  • Lesson: Gender Identities Defined
  • Video: The Evolution of Gender Identities
  • Assignment #2: From Theory to Practice
  • Forum Discussion: The Exploration of Gender Identities

Module 3: A Bully or An Ally

What You’ll Learn

  • Video: Living in Fear
  • Lesson: Bullying
  • Video: Are You an Ally?
  • Read: LGBTQ+ Bullying Statistics
  • Assignment #3: From Theory to Practice
  • Forum Discussion: Where Do You Stand?

Module 4: LGBTQ+ Inclusive Environment

What You’ll Learn

  • Video: #GiveYourVoice
  • Video: Love Has No Labels
  • Read: LGBTQ Inclusion Bill
  • Assignment #4: From Theory to Practice
  • Forum Discussion: The Decision Is In Your Hands

NOTE: This course section is specifically for individuals seeking graduate units through Seattle Pacific University (SPU) or Brandman University (BU). There are graded assignments due in order to receive credit. Students seeking units must register directly with SPU or BU and pay required fees which are separate from the fee to take this course.

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