- Women's and Gender Studies Major
- Gender and Health Major
- Honors Program
- Undergraduate Courses
- Transfer Credit
- Global and Intercultural Study
- What Can You Do With a Women's and Gender Studies Degree?
- Herman Family Internship Initiative
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies minor offers students an interdisciplinary approach to the study of sexuality. Coursework allows students to examine religious beliefs, legal codes, medical constructions, and social movements that are historically variable and culturally specific. With the contributions of empirical research, feminist scholarship, and queer theory, the minor acquaints students with the history of sexuality and the formation of sexual identities and sexuality.
All minors are required to take a course that familiarizes them with the with LGBTQ history and scholarship.
Students choose one of the following to fulfill this requirement:
- WGS 245: Introduction to LGBTQ + Studies
- WGS 265: Introduction to Transgender Studies (formerly WGS 258: Topics in SS: Introduction to Transgender Studies)
- WGS 295: Sexuality in Western Culture
Electives that focus on LGBTQ and sexuality topics are used to fulfill the minor's remaining credits. No more than two electives can be at the 200 level, and at least one course must be at the 400 level.
Please consult the links to the right for information about which courses count towards this requirement.
Minor Specific Course Advising
A Note Regarding LSA Minor Policies
Students may use only one course to meet requirements for both a major and minor. Courses in the minor may, however, be used for LSA distribution requirements (SS, HU, etc.). Please see the LSA policies on academic minors for more information.