Courses Details

PUBHLTH357: Behavioral And Social Science Research In Hiv: Methods And Perspectives For Sexual & Gender Minority Communities

  • Undergraduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall, Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 credit hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Staff (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This intensive course is exclusively for SOAR students (Student Opportunities for AIDS/HIV Research). Rising juniors enrolled at the Ann Arbor campus are eligible to apply to participate in the SOAR program. During their junior and senior years, students will complete a two-year-long research experiences and a short-term summer research experience or internship. Learn more about the program and apply at
  • Learning Objectives: Class sessions will cover interdisciplinary learning about HIV and sexual and gender minority health populations, with a focus on theoretical and methodological frameworks such as intersectionality and HIV, critical race theory and HIV, queer theory and HIV, and minority stress theory and HIV. Specific sections of the course will include interdisciplinary explorations of health inequities and social determinants of health, especially as they apply to HIV, ethnic/racial minorities, sexual and gender minorities and women. Research ethics will be covered in these meetings as well, deeply situated in a historical study of events such as the Tuskegee experiments, J. Marion Sim’s gynecological experimentation on enslaved Black women, and ACT UP’s treatment activism and collaboration in the early days of the AIDS crisis.
  • This course is cross-listed with WGS 377 in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts department.