Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Studies

The minor in Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) Studies introduces students to the social, political, historical, and psychological complexities of the diverse nature of gender and sexuality.

LGBTQIA Studies is a challenging and multidisciplinary field that includes an exploration of queer theory—an interdisciplinary and revolutionary critique of identity itself that challenges the most basic assumptions of Western culture. Through becoming proficient in analytic skills such as queer reading of texts, research methodologies and their limitations, ethnography, and deconstruction, along with the opportunity to contemplate, research, and design solutions for contemporary problems facing LGBTQIA populations, students will emerge as original thinkers engaged in advanced scholarly work.

The following requirements below are intended for students declared after Fall 2022. If you have already declared your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

Minor Coordinator:
Kim Cunningham


Choose five courses (15 credits):
EN 234Gay and Lesbian Literature3
EN 279Women's Writing: 1900 - Present3
EN 368Intentional Objects: Writing About Things3
FI 323Sexuality in Cinema3
HA 236Queering Art History and Western Visual Culture3
HA 382Beauty: The Human Ideal in Visual Culture (Honors)3
HI 200Queer Work: A Research Seminar in LGBTQ Business and Labor History3
MC 203Gender as Performance: Representation of Masculinities in Latin American/Latinx Theatre3
SS 272Sex Roles, Marriage, and Family in Transition3
SS 303LGBTQ in Society: A Global Perspective 3
SS 307Emotions in Society3
SS 340The Psychology of Gender, Perception and Self-Expression3