Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Minor

Director: Andrea Dini

The minor in GLBTQ Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study. The 18 credit minor is designed for students to critically examine and creatively explore the construction and maintenance of gendered identities, sexualities, and related discourses and practices, in a variety of contexts. Students will study academic and activist scholarship that describes, analyzes, interprets and critiques a diversity of gendered and sexual identities, communities, institutions, and representations; they will also analyze materials and events from popular culture and socio-political policy and action. Each student should consult with the Program Coordinator to work out a suitable course of study to meet the minor's requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
GLQS 100Introduction to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (GLBTQ) Studies3
GLQS 201Queer Identities in a Transforming World: The Trouble with Normal3
Select 12 credits from the following:12
Anthropology: Gender and Sexuality
Gender Issues in Education
Queer Fiction
Introduction to Fat Studies: Exploring Fat Studies through Race, Class, Gender, and Queerness
Special Topics in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies
Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the Ancient World
Human Sexuality
Sexuality Education in the Schools
Hate Crimes
Contemporary Continental Philosophy
Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
Men and Masculinities
Men and Masculinities
Sociology of Sexuality
Sociology of Gender
Sexual Subversion in Contemporary Hispanic Literature and Film
Feminist Theory in Transnational Contexts
Cooperative Education: Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Total Credits18