COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR SEXUAL RISK REDUCTION Syllabus
Course Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Critique leading theories and models of sexual risk reduction from a communication perspective,
- Compare the antecedents of sexual risk-taking in adolescence and adulthood,
- Identify the characteristics of effective sexual risk-reduction communication strategies,
- Analyze empirical data on sexual risk-taking, and
- Develop a strategy for sexual risk-reduction
Course DescriptionFocuses on strengthening students’ understanding of sexual risk-taking and provides a solid foundation in communication strategies for sexual risk-reduction from an international perspective. The literature and examples emphasize HIV and STI risk reduction. Adopts a seminar format and consists of readings, discussions, presentations, video viewing, case studies, and critiques of literature on sexual risk-taking and protective behaviors. Includes hands-on analyses and interpretation of empirical data on sexual risk-taking and development of a communication strategy.
Students interested in health communication. Please note that this second-term course will be taught in Barcelona, Spain, over a three-day period during the HPM Fall Institute from November 18 to 20, 2013.
Methods of AssessmentWritten assignments and class participation.
Prerequisites140.621 and 140.622 or equivalent
Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.
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