GB-6500 Introduction to LGBT Workplace Inclusion 3 credits

This course is designed to enhance knowledge and understanding around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and other sexual minorities in the workplace. The course will examine varying LGBTQ populations based on the emerging aspects of a diverse society. This course is structured to present the learner with the essential knowledge base and accompanying skills needed to successfully teach working professionals who have connections with topics related to LGBTQ by understanding the relationship of diversity in a professional climate. Additionally, the course is designed to develop the basic skills necessary for changing workplace culture. Graduate students will study the history, programs and legislation of each program as they relate to co-workers and their families who identify as LGBTQ. Program design will be presented as will its impact upon the workplace and the process of meeting the professional and emotional needs of employees and work colleagues. This course will require that students apply critical inquiry into the intersection of LGBTQ and issues in the workplace. Case studies and practical application of program specifications will be utilized in the study of this course.