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Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Minor

Gender, Women and Sexuality
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 18
The minor focuses on the history, politics, and cultures of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons. Courses explore the diversity of GLBT communities, the history and present conditions of sexual identity formation, and the functioning and institutionalization of ideologies of sexuality in a democratic society. Core courses focus on issues related to the history, culture, social, and political formations; experiences of GLBT people; and GLBT/queer theory. Elective courses are drawn from lists of GLBT-focused courses (emphasizing GLBT issues/experiences) and of GLBT-component courses (having at least one-quarter of their content related to GLBT/queer theory or the history, culture, social, political formations, and experiences of GLBT people).
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Minor Courses
GLBT 1001 - Introduction to GLBT Studies [DSJ, SOCS] (3.0 cr)
GLBT 3301 - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Social Movements in the United States (3.0 cr)
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3404 - Transnational Sexualities [GP] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 4403 - Queering Theory (3.0 cr)
or CSCL 3472 - Gay Men and Homophobia in American Culture [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3472 - Gay Men and Homophobia in American Culture (3.0 cr)
Electives
Other courses may be used to meet this requirement with permission from the department. SOC 4090 meets the requirement only if the topic is sociology of sexuality.
Take 3 or more course(s) from the following:
· AMST 4101 - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3330 - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Literature (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 4152 - Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People in Families (3.0 cr)
· GLBT 3610 - Topics in GLBT Studies (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3212 - Dissident Sexualities in U.S. History (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4090 - Topics in Sociology (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4521 - Love, Sex, & Marriage (3.0 cr)
 
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GLBT 1001 - Introduction to GLBT Studies (DSJ, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01968
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of contemporary GLBT-identified communities. Terms of theoretical debates regarding sexual orientation, identity, and experience. Analyzes problems produced and insights gained by incorporating GLBT issues into specific academic, social, cultural, and political discourses.
GLBT 3301 - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Social Movements in the United States
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01970 - GLBT 3301/GWSS 3501
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interdisciplinary course. Development of GLBT social movements using social movement theory/service learning.
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GWSS 3404 - Transnational Sexualities (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01539
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Lesbian/gay lives throughout world. Culturally-specific/transcultural aspects of lesbian/gay identity formation, political struggles, community involvement, and global networking. Lesbian/gay life in areas other than Europe and the United States.
GWSS 4403 - Queering Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01639
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Lesbianism/lesbian identities as products of cultural practices, relations, meanings that are historically specific/changing. prereq: Any GWSS or GLBT course
CSCL 3472 - Gay Men and Homophobia in American Culture (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The historical experience of gay men, the social construction of same-sex desire in American society since 1700, studied in a broad context of cultural history and discourse, including literature and the arts, journalism, science and medicine, religion, and law.
GLBT 3472 - Gay Men and Homophobia in American Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01554
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical experience of gay men. Social construction of same-sex desire in American society since 1700, in context of cultural history/discourse, including literature/the arts, journalism, science/medicine, religion, and law.
AMST 4101 - Gender, Sexuality, and Politics in America (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways public and private life intersect through the issues of gender, sexuality, family, politics, and public life; ways in which racial, ethnic, and class divisions have been manifest in the political ideologies affecting private life.
ENGL 3330 - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Literature/culture produced by/about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people. Emphasizes importance of materials falsified/ignored in earlier literary/cultural studies. How traditional accounts need to be revised in light of significant contributions of GLBT people.
FSOS 4152 - Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual People in Families
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Perspectives on gay, lesbian, and bisexuals (GLB) in families. Unique contributions of GLB to understanding diversity among families. Homophobia, mythologies, coming-out, identity, gender, social networks, intimacy, sexuality, children, parenting, aging, AIDS, ethnicity. prereq: At least jr or instr consent
GLBT 3610 - Topics in GLBT Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule.
HIST 3212 - Dissident Sexualities in U.S. History
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01091 - AmSt 3212/GLBT 3212/Hist 3212
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
History of sexuality in United States. Emphasizes sexualities that have challenged dominant social/cultural norms. Development of transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay identities/communities. Politics of sex across lines of race/ethnicity. Historical debates over controversial practices, including sex work.
SOC 4090 - Topics in Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics specified in Class Schedule. prereq: Soph or above or instr consent; 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F; cr will not be granted if cr has been received for the same topics title
SOC 4521 - Love, Sex, & Marriage
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02036
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Sociological approaches to intimate human relationships. Love, romance, dating, mate selection. Sexuality, cohabitation, marriage, related public policy debates. Current U.S. practices in historical/cross-cultural context. prereq: [1001 or instr consent], soc majors/minors must register A-F