LGBT and Sexuality Studies Minor

The LGBT and Sexuality Studies Minor is housed in and administered by the Women’s Studies 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 Studies 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

Required: 18 credits
6 credits from the following:
WSTU 2120Intro to Women's Studies
WSTU 2380Sexuality in US Cultural Hist
ENGL 3980Queer Studies
ENGL 3830Topics in Literary Theory/Cultural Studies
12 credits from the following:
ENGL 3840Gender and Literature
ENGL 6120Advanced Literary Theory
PHIL 2125Philosophy of Race and Gender
SOC 2175Sociology of Sex and Gender
WSTU 2121The Anthropology of Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
WSTU 3170Selected Topics
WSTU 6270Seminar: Selected Topics
PSYC 3150Psychology of Sex Differences
No more than two courses would be allowed to count towards a student's major and the LGBT and Sexuality Studies minor.