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Approx. 21 hours to complete
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English
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

14 minutes to complete

Welcome!

14 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 1 reading
1 reading
Pre-Assessment10m
Week
2

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

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

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

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