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Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2016

Advising

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Women's and Gender Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor. 

Advising appointments are made online. To make an advising appointment, please see the bottom left-hand corner of the Women’s and Gender Studies website main page: www.lsa.umich.edu/women.

 

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WGS 245 (WOMENSTD 245) Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies or WGS 295 (WOMENSTD 295) Sexuality in Western Culture.
  2. Electives: Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / AMCULT 239: Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America
    • WGS 245 (WOMENSTD 245): Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Queer Studies (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WGS 258 (WOMENSTD 258): Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Women's and Gender Studies, section titled "Introduction to Transgender Studies" (only if elected WN20 or later)
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / AMCULT 295: Sexuality in Western Culture (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WGS 305 (WOMENSTD 305) / ALA 306: Interdisciplinary & Intersectional LGBTQ Health
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / POLSCI 308: Law and the Politics of Sexuality
    • WGS 312 (WOMENSTD 312): Queering US Immigration History
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / HISTORY 327: History of Sexuality
    • WGS 341 (WOMENSTD 341): Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies 
    • WGS 343 (WOMENSTD 343): Topics in Gender, Race & Ethnicity in the U.S., section titled "Queering US Immigration History" (W18)
    • WGS 348 (WOMENSTD 348) / SOC 345: Sociology of Sexuality
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / ASIAN 352: Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Premodern China
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / AMCULT 366 / HISTORY 353: Sex and Sexuality in U.S. Popular Culture
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / HISTORY 370 / AMCULT 375: Queer Histories of the United States, 1850 to the present (F18)
    • WGS 380 (WOMENSTD 380) / RCCORE 334: Special Topics, section titled "Out of the Past: 20th Century LGBT History" (F18)
    • WOMENSTD / AAS 390: Homophobia in the Black World
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 394: Sex, Sexuality and Public Policy 
    • WGS 407 (WOMENSTD 407): Intersexualities
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / AMCULT 411: Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music: Identity and Social Status in Popular Culture
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / RCSSCI / ANTHRCUL 428: Sex Panics in the U.S. and UK
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / COMM 429: Sexual Identities and the Media
    • WGS 431 (WOMENSTD 431): Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / ANTHRCUL 446: Sex in the City: Urban Geography and Sexual Locations
    • WGS 449 (WOMENSTD 449) / SOC 445: Diagnosis, Sex & Society
    • WGS 450 (WOMENSTD 450): Popular Music, Gender, and Sexuality (only through WN20)
    • WGS 452 (WOMENSTD 452) / PSYCH 414: Sexuality and Science
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / SOC 465 / PSYCH 488: Sociological Analysis of Deviance
    • WGS 470 (WOMENSTD 470) / HISTORY 471: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • WGS 471 (WOMENSTD 471) / HISTORY 429 / MIDEAST 432 / RELIGION 496: Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam
    • WGS (WOMENSTD) / PSYCH 494: Adolescent Sexuality

    Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the minor by the Women's and Gender Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's and Gender Studies web page.

LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies Minor (Fall 2013-Summer 2016)

Effective Fall 2013 (with course list additions Fall 2014 and Fall 2015) through Summer 2016

This  minor is designed to introduce students to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and sexuality studies. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories. Students will have the opportunity to rely upon courses, representing an interdisciplinary array of scholarship, in pursuing the study of sexuality and sexual identities.

Prerequisites to the Minor

None.

Requirements for the Minor

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies) or WOMENSTD 295 (Sexuality in Western Culture).
  2. Electives: Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.
    • WOMENSTD 225    Psychology of Human Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 239    Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America
    • WOMENSTD 245   (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WOMENSTD 295   (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WOMENSTD 308.   Law and the Politics of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 327.   History of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 341.   Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies (made retroactive to Fall 2007 effective Fall 2015)
    • WOMENSTD 348.   Sociology of Sexuality (made retroactive to Fall 2007 effective Fall 2015)
    • WOMENSTD 352    Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Premodern China
    • WOMENSTD 366.   Sex and Sexuality in U.S. Popular Culture
    • WOMENSTD 390.   Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 394.   Sex, Sexuality and Public Policy (beginning Winter 2014)
    • WOMENSTD 407.   Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 411.   Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music: Identity and Social Status in Popular Culture
    • WOMENSTD 428.   Sex Panics in the U.S. and UK
    • WOMENSTD 431.   Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
    • WOMENSTD 446.   Sex in the City: Urban Geography and Sexual Locations
    • WOMENSTD 450.   Popular Music, Gender, and Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 452.   Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 465.   Sociological Analysis of Deviance
    • WOMENSTD 470.   Gender and Sexuality in India
    • WOMENSTD 471.   Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam
    • WOMENSTD 494.   Adolescent Sexuality

    Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the minor by the Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.

LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies Minor (Fall 2012-Summer 2013)

Effective Fall 2012-Summer2013)

This  minor is designed to introduce students to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and sexuality studies. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories. Students will have the opportunity to rely upon courses, representing an interdisciplinary array of scholarship, in pursuing the study of sexuality and sexual identities.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies) or WOMENSTD 295 (Sexuality in Western Culture).
  2. Electives: Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.
    • WOMENSTD 225    Psychology of Human Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 245   (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WOMENSTD 295   (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WOMENSTD 308.   Law and the Politics of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 327.   History of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 340.   Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
    • WOMENSTD 348.   Sociology of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 390.   Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 407.   Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 411.   Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music: Identity and Social Status in Popular Culture
    • WOMENSTD 428.   Sex Panics in the U.S. and UK
    • WOMENSTD 431.   Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
    • WOMENSTD 446.   Sex in the City: Urban Geography and Sexual Locations
    • WOMENSTD 450.   Popular Music, Gender, and Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 452.   Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 465.   Sociological Analysis of Deviance
    • WOMENSTD 470.   Gender and Sexuality in India
    • WOMENSTD 471.   Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam

    Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the minor by the Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.