Social Work | Selected Topics in Social Work: Developmental Issues with Transgender People
S300 | 13894 | Capler


This class will explore the developmental issues that impact transgender people, using a
social work person-in-environment perspective.  It is grounded on a current understanding
of theory and research, and will include topics such as societal assumptions about gender,
transgender identity formation, trans-phobia and gender oppression, history of the Trans
civil rights movement, racial and cultural diversity within the Trans community, identity
diversity and controversy within the Trans community, and life span issues.  This course will
incorporate current events as they relate to and illustrate course content.  Class exploration
and discussion of issues will be emphasized.  This class will incorporate a diversity of
readings, guest speakers, and films.