Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies - Minor

The undergraduate minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer plus (LGBTQ+) Studies prepares students to examine the ways in which gender and sexuality are socially constructed and offers a critical understanding on how sexuality and sexual orientation shape gender roles, identities, and social statuses in societies. Focusing on the history and practice of social activism and the now extensive scholarship on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, this minor also examines homophobia and transphobia's relationship to racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, classism and other forms of power. Students develop critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills as they explore a wide range of topics that provide an intricate and nuanced understanding of LGBTQ+ lived experiences, histories, and social movements.