410.657.98 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 3 Credit(s)
MTW 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Stella Babalola
  • 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 Description
    Focuses 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.
  • Intended Audience

    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 Assessment
    Written assignments and class participation.
  • Prerequisites
    140.621 and 140.622 or equivalent
  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

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