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LGBTQ Related Courses

Teachers College is constantly on the search to expand the offering of courses that represent and stimulates the study and research of all the diverse minorities of our population. Specifically related to LGBTQ studies, this list is a sample of some of the courses available at TC during for the current Academic Year. Please refer to our course catalog for more information.

 

 Spring 2018 

LGBT(Q) Issues In Psychology and Education CCPJ 4180
Taught by: Matthew Robinson
The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the major issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity and how these issues historically and presently interact with psychological and educational topics. This course will examine factors impacting individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and explore the potential role of mental health and educational professionals, teachers, and researchers in working with this population.

Gender Difference & Curriculum C&T 4032
Taught by: Katherine Pruzan
This course offers a multifaceted, interdisciplinary introduction to thinking about school curricula, policies, and practices as gendered. Gender will not be considered in isolation but as interwoven and complicated with cultural, racial, religious, class, and sexual identities, among others. The course materials will move beyond the identification of the problems to examine various efforts to create gender-sensitive curricula and programs.

Issues in Gender & Education EDPS 4199 
Taught by: Joseph Nelson
This course examines how gender relations shape everyday life in schools, and how schooling contributes to either perpetuating or transforming these gendered relations. After engaging our personal histories of gender and schooling, it begins with a theoretical overview of gender, and the history of gender and education in the United States. Popular discourse and key debates in the field are then explored, with a focus on the themes of access and equity in urban schools; the intersections of race, class, and sexuality; and the implications of gender-related issues for school policy and classroom practice. The goal is to thoroughly reconsider what constitutes effective schooling for all students across disparate social and cultural contexts. (e.g., the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Australia)

Education Equality: Role of the Law EDPA 5016
Taught by: Jay Heubert
Historically, many barriers to educational equality and many important efforts to overcome such barriers have involved the law. This course examines major efforts to use law to attack discrimination and to ensure high-quality education for all children. Topics include: addressing racial segregation and concentrated poverty; the standards movement and high-stakes testing; the right to an adequate education; sex and gender discrimination; harassment; services for English-language learners; special education; and affirmative action. The course draws on the multidisciplinary perspectives of law, policy, research, and educational practice.

 

Fall 2017

LGBT(Q) Issues In Psychology and Education CCPJ 4180
Taught by: Melanie Brewster
The purpose of this course is to introduce some of the major issues surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity and how these issues historically and presently interact with psychological and educational topics. This course will examine factors impacting individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and explore the potential role of mental health and educational professionals, teachers, and researchers in working with this population.

Psychology of Human Sexuality CCPX 40361
Taught by: Sari Locker
This course teaches issues related to human sexuality, emphasizing the psychological perspective, while including biological, social, and cultural factors. We will address how to apply information about human sexuality to education, counseling, and therapy. Some topics include sexual development from childhood to adulthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual health, reproduction, sexual behaviors and lifestyles, sexual dysfunction, sexual victimization, and more. 

 

 

TC students are also welcome to register, whenever possible and if approved according to their program requirements, in other Columbia community classes that specifically address LGBTQ communities. Here are some examples:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues - Social Work T7312

LGBTQ Issues - Population & Family Health P8634

The Anthropology of Sexuality - Anthropology UN1200