Sexuality & Queer Studies Minor

The Sexuality & Queer Studies minor offers students an interdisciplinary course of study focused on the histories, experiences, contributions, activism, and community-based knowledges of LGBTQ+ people. All of these elements are considered intersectionally and within the context of larger social, political, and structural formations, including heterosexism, heteronormativity and transphobia. This specific focus is contrasted with the broader consideration of gender, sexuality and women in the Women’s & Gender Studies minor.  A Sexuality & Queer Studies minor signals to graduate/professional schools and employers knowledge of an important field and expertise in diversity and inclusion.

Required Courses
GWSS/HUMN 101INTRODUCTION TO GENDER, WOMEN'S AND SEXUALITY STUDIES5
GWSS 220INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ+STUDIES5
GWSS/PHIL 420QUEER THEORY5
Intermediate Courses–choose one5
GENDER, REPRESENTATION AND POPULAR CULTURE
GENDER, HEALTH AND MARGINALIZATION
BODIES, SOCIALIZATION AND CULTURE
TOPICS: ISSUES IN GENDER
TRANSNATIONAL FEMINISMS
SEX, SEXUALITY AND COMMUNICATION
Total Credits20