Queer Studies Minor

The Queer studies minor introduces students to a dynamic, interdisciplinary field that explores lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives, and the evolving landscape of gender, sexualities, and identities. Queer studies courses help students understand the diversity of LGBTQ communities, the history and present conditions of sexual identity formation, the function of ideologies of sexuality, and how homophobia and transphobia's interact with racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, classism and other forms of power.

Queer Studies Minor Requirements

WGS 201Introduction to Queer Studies4
Select one of the following:4
Bodies and Power
Gender, Literature, and Culture
Transnational and Indigenous Feminisms
Select one of the following:4
Queer Theory
Sexuality Studies: [Topic] (repeatable when topic changes)
Select one queer studies course (with the QST subject code) at any level—100. 200. 300. or 4004
Select two 300- or 400-level queer studies courses (with the QST subject code)8
Total Credits24

Students wishing to minor in queer studies should consult frequently with a women’s, gender, and sexuality studies advisor to determine which courses offered during any given academic year will count toward the fulfillment of credits.

Students must apply for the queer studies minor in the women’s, gender, and sexuality studies office well in advance of graduation for transcript evaluation. In order to be eligible for the minor, students must complete all degree requirements and a major in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies or another academic department.