June 11, 2018 at 2:22 pm

Online Graduate Certificate Offered in Gender, Sexualities and Health

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A new three-course online graduate certificate in Gender, Sexualities and Health can help those in health care, social work, education and other professions better address the needs of women, LGBTQ persons, survivors of violence.

Courses focus on today’s pressing issues: intersections of gender, sexuality, medicine, and health care. Applicants need to have earned a bachelor’s degree, but no GRE is required.

Bring Best Practices to the Workplace

“Ohio University faculty teaching in this program are from College of Arts & Sciences and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine,” says Dr. Cynthia Anderson, Professor of Sociology and Director of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Ohio University. “They are passionate about providing a better understanding of the best practices needed to address these are pressing issues in our society today.”

Courses cover the intersections of gender, sexuality, medicine, and healthcare. Students choose three courses from four options:

  • Gendered Bodies: Students explore how gendered bodies are created within systems of power and how gender is embodied through beauty, race, sports and play, menstruation, sexuality, disability, cancer, intersex and trans bodies, and pregnancy; taught by Dr. Julie White.
  • Medicine, Science & Sexuality: This course studies how the history of medical and scientific approaches to sexuality, as well as contemporary medical practices, shape modern discourses of sexuality. Students examine how medicine shapes global discourses of sexuality within the context of the legacy of European colonialism. Students reflect on issues relevant to LGBTQ diversities, contraception and abortion, as well as sexual health, desire, and morality; taught by Dr. Myrna Sheldon.
  • Gender, Sexuality & Healthcare: This course is an introduction to selected topics in the intersections of gender, sexuality, medicine, and health care. Students will learn how to think about medical issues intersectionally, from epidemiological trends based on gender and sexuality, to contemporary health policy debates; taught by Dr. Berkeley Franz and Dr. Daniel Skinner.
  • Sexual Violence & Survivor Advocacy: Survey of the social scientific literature on the history of sexual violence and the evolution of its definitions; the social correlates of offending and victimization; the social patterns of different forms of sexual offending; the programs and policies aimed at reducing sexual violence, processing offenders, and meeting the therapeutic and social institutional needs of survivors; taught by Dr. Thomas Vander Ven.


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