Course Description

This course will explore the evolution of the LGBTQ plus community and highlight key components of equity for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, and questioning/queer people. Participants will identify important terminology associated with sexual orientation and gender expression and become more comfortable in the use of pronouns, which provide a more inclusive environment for all people. Participants will also engage in an exploration of some of the issues that the LGBTQ plus community faces, reflect on their own biases, and learn how to become an ally to help stop the cycles of biased behaviors and attitudes towards the LGBTQ plus community.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will have:

  1. Explored the evolution of the LGBTQ+ Community.
  2. Explored ways to increase equality and equity for the LGBTQ+ community.
  3. Identified key terminologies associated with sexual orientation and gender expression and explore how to use pronouns as to provide a more inclusive environment.
  4. Practiced using the RIR Protocol to address biases and discrimination of the LGBTQ+ community.


Online course only. Web access Required. This course is hosted on Moodle, students will be automatically enrolled once payment is processed. Course materials are provided unless listed otherwise. Students must have access to a computer with high-speed Internet access. Not recommended for iPad-only access. Internet Explorer does not support Moodle and is not recommended. Students are asked to login into online environment using, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. YouTube videos might not display on Opera or Internet Explorer. Some videos require Adobe Flash Player.

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Section Title
The Letters of Equality (LGBTQ plus)
Start Now, you have 28 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (1 units) $200.00
Available for Credit
1 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Epoch Education

Course is self-paced. Completion time: 4 weeks.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

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