Sexuality Issues for Religious Professionals Online Course
The Sexuality Issues for Religious Professionals course is an online, self-guided graduate-level course. The course covers such sexuality-related topics as understanding one’s personal values and history, components of sexual identity, sexual development, life behaviors of a sexually healthy adult, dealing with attraction and boundaries, pastoral care, safe congregation policies, sexuality education, and worship in the context of ministry. The course takes between 20 and 25 hours to complete.
The course was developed for Unitarian Universalist religious professionals, so three of the eleven units contain material specific to UU’s, but the majority of the course would be of great benefit to any religious professional who would like to become more sexually healthy and responsible. This course partially fulfills the sexuality education, health, and justice competency for UU candidates for ministry. Click here for a course outline. Click here for a reading list.
This course is entirely self-directed and asynchronous. It is designed to be self-taught. The point of all the exercises and assignments is for you to evaluate your own progress, knowledge, and learning goals.
The price of the course is $125 for students who need a certificate of completion (UU candidates for ministry for example). These students' assignments will be verified and their final papers reviewed before a certificate is issued. Students may also audit the course for $75 (no verification of assignments, no requirement for a final paper).
For more information, email Marie Alford-Harkey, Acting Deputy Director.
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