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About This Micro-Credential

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This micro-credential will be of interest to those seeking to advance their career opportunities as culturally competent professionals in a variety of areas, including business, social work, education, and healthcare.

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Skills You Will Gain

LGBTQIA+ Knowledge

Sexual and Gender Diversity

Cultural Competency

Intersectionality Comprehension


Critical Thinking

Inquiry and Analysis

Integrative Learning

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the history of the LGBTQIA+ community, including both obstacles and achievements.
  • Build cultural competency in terms of the LGBTQIA+ community, useful for skill sets needed in fields varying from business to education, healthcare, law, and non-profit agencies.
  • Learn what intersectionality actually means and how it: 
    • affects people's perspectives
    • enhances communication, congeniality, and performance
    • and improves stakeholdership.

Required Courses

  • WGS 409 - Queer Spirituality
  • WGS 405 - Understanding Our LGBTQ Past
  • WGS 407 - LGBTQ Cultural Competency Training
  • WGS 408 - LGBTQ Top Ten

Offered in online format


Dr. Debra Meyers
Dr. Debra Meyers
LGBTQIA+ Studies, First semester offered: Fall 2022


Northern Kentucky University
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