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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies Minor

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 16
This program investigates historical, social, cultural, and theoretical representations and constructions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex life in the U.S. and around the globe. Operating from the intersections of race, class, economic status, age, ability, and nationality—among other configurations of identity—this program situates questions of sexual and gender orientation as fundamental to humanistic study, and is not limited to those who claim an LGBTQ or intersex identity. This program's interdisciplinary approach connects fields in the humanities, social sciences, life sciences, and fine arts, and produces knowledge beneficial to all fields.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Required Core (10 cr)
LGBT 3000 - Queer Theory (3.0 cr)
WS 1000 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CULT DIV, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
WS 2001 - Introduction to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
Electives (6 cr)
Any LGBT 31xx course will apply here.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· LGBT 3151 - Queer Cinema in International Perspective [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· LGBT 3152 - History of the International Homosexual Rights Movement (1895 - present) [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· LGBT 3153 - Queer Media [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
 
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LGBT 3000 - Queer Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: WS 1000 or CST 2001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces students to the fundamental and current issues in queer theory. Students in this course will learn how the field emerged from LGBTQ studies and feminist theory, as well as how theorists reclaimed the pejorative term 'queer' to describe marginalized ways of knowing and being. Students in this class will investigate key concepts in gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, allied and intersex studies; performativity; critical theory; poststructuralism; and feminism. prereq: WS 1000 or CST 2001
WS 1000 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CULT DIV, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to discipline of Women's Studies - key concept, issues, and debates. Examination of the interaction of gender with class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and geographic location; and the way each of these is socialized. Examination of historical and current national and transnational issues as they relate to women and gender, and of the institutions that shape and impact women and gender roles and relations, including academia. Critical analysis skills.
WS 2001 - Introduction to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examines identity politics, LGBT popular media images and analysis, birth and history of LGBT social movement and intersections with other social movements, HIV/AIDS, policy/legislative issues especially immigration, marriage, adoption, and U.S. military policy; all with international comparative analysis. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for CST 2001
LGBT 3151 - Queer Cinema in International Perspective (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course offers an investigation of feature films and documentaries about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transvestites, transgender and intersex individuals in international, primarily European and American, and historical perspective. pre-req: WS 1000
LGBT 3152 - History of the International Homosexual Rights Movement (1895 - present) (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: WS 1000 or CST 2001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces students to the long winding road toward the emancipation of sexual outsiders (homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, transvestites, intersex, and transgender individuals) worldwide. prereq: WS 1000 or CST 2001
LGBT 3153 - Queer Media (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: WS 1000 or CST 2001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course explores the varied terrain of new media - including digital, print, and broadcast platforms - from a queer perspective, that asks, "How queer is it?" Using theoretical and representational strategies from queer studies, media studies, feminist analysis, literary analysis, and cinema studies, along with foundational critiques of issues related to class, race, gender, and sexuality, this course investigates techniques for 'reading for the queer' in contemporary media. Because the course focuses on academic analysis, it does not require students (or texts) to maintain a queer identity or to claim membership in an LGBTQ community. prereq: WS 1000 or CST 2001