Queering Identities: LGBTQ+ Sexuality and Gender Identity is a free online education course offered by the University of Colorado in the United States. The beginner’s level course has no prerequisites and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic. Although the class is self-paced, the instructor recommends that students complete five hours of the course per week. At this pace, the 15-hour class can be finished in three weeks. The modules that make up the course include: Introduction to Queering Identities, Terminology and Key Concepts, Terminology and Key Concepts, Sexual Difference, A Sexual History and Queering Issues. For each module, students are given a series of videos to watch plus supplemental readings to complete. One or more quizzes are given with most modules.
Queering the Schoolhouse: LGBTQ+ Inclusion for Educators is a free online education course offered by the University of Colorado in the United States. The class is geared toward teachers, professors and educational administrators at all levels of instruction; however, the class does not have any specific work experience requirements or educational prerequisites. The class consists of 15 hours of video-based lectures. Students are free to work through the course material at a pace that suits their individual needs. The instructor recommends spending five hours of study time on the class weekly, completing the entire class in three weeks. Among the video modules are Queering the Schoolhouse, Allyship and Advocacy, LGBTQ+ Experiences in Schools, Showing up for LGBTQ+ Students: Five Strategies, Curriculum Development for Inclusion and Curriculum Development for Inclusion.
Gender and Sexuality: Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace is a free online psychology class offered by the University of Pittsburgh. The class is ideal for anyone with an interest in gender and LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace. In particular, social workers, project coordinators, human resources specialists and professionals and psychologists can benefit from the class. The course requires roughly 14 hours of study time to complete. As a guideline, the instructor recommends that students spend about four hours on the class each week, finishing all of the coursework in four weeks. Video modules included on the syllabus are: Changing Landscapes, Identities and Discourse; The History of Gender and Gender in Theory; The History of Sexuality and Sexuality in Theory; and Trans Topics Today and Trans in Theory.
Health Across the Gender Spectrum is a free online health care course offered by Stanford University in the United States. The class is geared toward parents, teachers, health care providers and other individuals who have an interest in promoting a more gender-expansive environment around the world. Primarily, the class focuses on the health of children and how it intersects with gender. Three modules make up the class: What is Gender Identity?, What is the Gender Spectrum? and How Do We Create a Gender-Inclusive Society? Along with videos, each module includes supplemental readings and assignments as well as short quizzes to assess students’ mastery of the course material. Students complete one module per week, meaning the course lasts for three weeks total.
Understanding Diversity and Inclusion is a free online education and teaching course offered by Purdue University in the United States. The class can be beneficial for anyone who wishes to learn more about how individuals throughout society can be included despite their race, ethnicity, gender, age, appearance, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, education and political beliefs. The class lasts for three weeks and requires a weekly time commitment of about three hours. Assignments and quizzes are given to assess students’ mastery of the topics covered in the video lectures. Those who receive passing grades on these assessments can receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course by paying a $54 fee.
Managing a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace for Public Libraries is a free online social sciences course offered by the University of Michigan in the United States. The course is beneficial for anyone who is in a position of leadership at a public library as well as for governmental officials responsible for overseeing libraries. By the end of the class, students will have a clearer understanding of how libraries can better serve those of underrepresented race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, marital status, age, sexual orientation and citizenship minorities. The class is self-paced; however, the instructor suggests that students divide the coursework into four weekly units, spending about two or three hours of study time on the material each week.
What does it mean to identify as Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC)? is a free online social sciences course offered by the University of Minnesota in the United States. Developed by the Chair in Sexual Health Education, this course provides an introduction to Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming status. The class can be beneficial for individuals who identify as such as well as their families. Educators, social workers, social services providers and health care professionals may also find the course to be useful. The class lasts for seven weeks and is presented through video lectures. Supplemental assignments, readings and activities are given weekly to further enrich student learning. Modules include: Welcome, Introduction to Gender Identity, Digital Stories, Understanding the Process of Gender Affirmation, History and Culture, Society and Public Policy in the United States and Creating Inclusive Spaces. A certificate of completion is available to those who complete all of the course requirements and pay a fee.