Academic Catalog

Queer Studies Minor

The Queer Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that draws together courses in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, the College of Education, and the School of Social Work.  The minor is designed for students with a wide range of backgrounds who are interested in deepening their knowledge about queer genders and sexualities and the tools and methods used to study them. 

The Queer Studies minor is comprised of a minimum of 18 credits. All coursework must be completed in accordance with the regulations of the University and the College governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees.

Required Foundation Course3
Introduction to Queer Studies
Required Upper Level Course 13
Feminist, Gender, and Queer Theory
Topics in LGBTQ Studies
At least two additional courses in Queer Studies 26
Queer Film and Media
Topics in Gender and Sexuality Studies
Philosophy of Sex and Gender
Human Sexuality
LGBTQ Health
Topics in LGBTQ+ Studies in Education
At least 2 elective courses in Gender and Sexuality6
Black Women in America
Rhetoric and the Body
Gender and Communication
Gender and Crime
Gender and Politics
Psychology of Gender
Gendered Worlds
Seminar in the Sociology of Gender
Diversity, Oppression and Social Justice
Total Credits18

Students who take one of these upper-level courses to meet the requirement can count the second towards their additional course in queer studies requirement. 


After the 6 credit requirement has been met, courses from this category can also be counted toward the elective requirement.

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