LGBT and Sexuality Studies Minor

The LGBT and Sexuality Studies Minor is housed in and administered by the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Program. The minor draws on the work of a significant community of faculty working in various parts of LGBT and Sexuality Studies scholarship. The minor offers students an opportunity to consider key social and academic issues through the critical lens of LGBT and Sexuality theory and applied research. This minor is in keeping with the mission of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality program: an interdisciplinary program dedicated to research, teaching, and practice on gender as it intersects with race, class, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and other socially important categories. 

A minor in LGBT & Sexuality Studies helps students bring questions to the surface about gender roles, sex and sexuality, health and wellbeing, economic and political development, war and peace, and the list goes on. In all of these, both old and emergent questions concerning LGBT populations and individuals, and sexuality more broadly, play a key part. The LGBT and Sexuality Studies minor prepares students to go on to professional and graduate schools in law, humanities, social sciences, and other fields, and to pursue careers in both private and public sectors, including business, law, government, public interest and social service organization.

Requirements for the LGBT Minor

The following requirement must be fulfilled: 18 credits in elective courses.

At least two courses (6 credits) from the following:
WGSS 2120Introduction to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
or WGSS 2120W Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
WGSS 2380Sexuality in U.S. History
or AMST 2380 Sexuality in U.S. History
or HIST 2380 Sexuality in U.S. History
ENGL 3830Topics in Literary Theory and Cultural Studies
or ENGL 3830W Topics in Literary Theory and Cultural Studies
ENGL 3980Queer Studies
or ENGL 3980W Queer Studies
Four additional courses (12 credits) chosen from the courses listed above or from the following:
ENGL 3840Gender and Literature
or ENGL 3840W Gender and Literature
PHIL 2125Philosophy of Race and Gender
or PHIL 2125W Philosophy of Race and Gender
PSYC 2550Psychology of Sex Differences
SOC 2175Sociology of Sex and Gender *
WSTU 2121The Anthropology of Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
or ANTH 2501 The Anthropology of Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
WGSS 3410Lesbian History and Culture
WGSS 3435Queer Politics
WGSS 3470Sexuality and the Law

*Course requires prerequisites or permission of instructor.

Note: No more than two courses (6 credits) may count towards a student's major and the LGBT and sexuality studies minor.