About this Course

14,029 recent views
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 21 hours to complete
Subtitles: English
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 21 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

Offered by

University of Minnesota logo

University of Minnesota

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up96%(1,610 ratings)Info

Week 1

14 minutes to complete


14 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 1 reading
1 reading

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Introduction to Gender Identity

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 53 min), 18 readings, 3 quizzes
11 videos
Gender Identity - Dr. Katie Spencer4m
Gender Queer - Dr. G. Zachariah White9m
Pronouns - Nova Bradford1m
Importance of Language - Dr. G. Zachariah White1m
Evolution's Rainbow - Dr. Joan Roughgarden11m
"Should research focus on the genetic basis of transgender identities?" - Dr. Brian Rood2m
Introduction to Dysphoria and Mental Health - Nova Bradford2m
Gender Dysphoria - Dr. Katie Spencer6m
History of TGNC People and Mental Illness - Cei Lambert5m
Working with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Populations - Dr. G. Zachariah White8m
18 readings
Gender and Sexuality5m
The Language of Gender10m
Additional Resources
An Introduction to Transgender People3m
Understanding Transgender People5m
Understanding the Transgender Community5m
Understanding Non-Binary People5m
Gender Pronouns2m
Why Pronouns Matter for Trans People3m
Questionable Questions10m
Pronoun Game5m
Additional Resources
Nature and sex redefined – we have never been binary10m
Between the (Gender) Lines20m
Additional Resources
American Psychological Association5m
Probing the Complexities of Transgender Mental Health10m
Additional Resources
3 practice exercises
Terminology and Language8m
Science of Gender4m
Science of Gender and Mental Health4m

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Digital Stories

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 120 min), 3 readings
14 videos
This is Ben12m
This is Leonardo3m
This is Paula13m
This is Maya7m
This is Samwise13m
This is CeCe12m
This is Anne6m
Our Story as Parents - Chris and Sarah15m
Parenting, Family and Divorce - Paula Overby9m
This is our family - Ben and Katrina-Marie9m
Losing Friends and Keeping Friends - Chris, Sarah and Maya7m
Dating before Transition - Maya5m
My Spouse - Ben2m
3 readings
Transgender Oral History Project20m
Additional Resources
Parenting Non-Binary Kids10m

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Understanding the Process of Gender Affirmation

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 35 min), 10 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Gender Creative or Expansive Children - Dr. Dianne Berg6m
Informed Consent and Adolescents - Dr. Dianne Berg3m
Gender Affirming Medical Care for Youth - Dr. Eric Meininger13m
Gender Dysphoria and Gender Affirmation - Dr. Brian Rood2m
Medical Transition - Cei Lambert4m
Aging and Transgender Populations - Phil Duran1m
Coming out to Family - Ben1m
10 readings
Supporting Gender Independent Children and Their Families15m
The K-12 Binary10m
Additional Resources (Children)
Additional Resources (Youth)
Here’s What Trans People Who Aren’t Medically Transitioning Want You To Know10m
Truth and Transgender at 7010m
The Challenge of Being Transgender in a Nursing Home10m
Additional Resources
The Why, When, and How of Coming Out5m
Coming Out Again, 10 Years Later10m
1 practice exercise
Gender Affirmation: Children and Youth6m



View all reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you’ve earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.