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

Two courses (6 credits) from the following:
WSTU 2120Intro to Women's Studies
or WSTU 2120W Intro to Women's Studies
WSTU 2380Sexuality in US Cultural Hist
or AMST 2380 Sexuality in US History
or HIST 2380 Sexuality in US Cultural Hist
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 courses (12 credits) 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
SOC 2175Sociology of Sex and Gender (*)
WSTU 2121The Anthropology of Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
or ANTH 2501 The Anthropology of Gender: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
PSYC 3150Psychology of Sex Differences (*)
WSTU 3210Athletics and Gender
WSTU 3410Lesbian History and Culture
WSTU 3435Queer Politics
WSTU 3470Sexuality and Law

(*) Indicates 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.