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.

Coordinator: Kim Cunningham 

Requirements

Complete five of the following courses.

Course Credits
EN 234 Gay and Lesbian Literature   
EN 279 WOMEN'S WRITING: 1900 – PRESENT  
EN 368 Intentional Objects: Writing About Things  
FI 323 SEXUALITY IN CINEMA   
HA 236 QUEERING ART HISTORY AND WESTERN VISUAL CULTURE   
HA 382 BEAUTY: THE HUMAN IDEAL IN VISUAL CULTURE (HONORS)   
HI 200 QUEER WORK: A RESEARCH SEMINAR IN LGBTQ BUSINESS AND LABOR HISTORY  
Mc 203 GENDER AS PERFORMANCE: REPRESENTATION OF MASCULINITIES IN LATIN AMERICAN/LATINX THEATRE  
SS 272 SEX ROLES, MARRIAGE, AND FAMILY IN TRANSITION   
SS 303 LGBTQ IN SOCIETY: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE   
SS 307 Emotions in Society  
SS 340 PSYCHOLOGY OF GENDER, PERCEPTION AND SELF EXPRESSION  

Please check the Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions and any prerequisite information.