Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies Minor
The minor in Sexuality, Gender, and Queer Studies is an interdisciplinary program which examines sexual desire, sexual practice, gender expression, gender identity, and the sexed body as more than products of biology, but rather as socially organized, even socially produced phenomena located within specific power formations and subject to historical change. This program questions commonplace knowledge, providing new frameworks for the critical study of gender and sexuality. The curriculum includes a broad spectrum of topics related to sexuality and gender, from queer theory and film to the psychology of masculinities, the history of sexualities, and global issues in sexual health.
The minor consists of 32 credits, including four core courses (16 credits) and 16 credits of electives:
|UnSt 231||Gender & Sexualities||
|WS 332U||Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the United States||
|WS 360U||Introduction to Queer Studies||
|WS 370U||History of Sexualities||
Electives must have a focus relevant to sexuality, gender, and queer studies in order to count toward the minor. Elective credit may be fulfilled by the following approved courses or by other courses approved by the faculty adviser for the minor where appropriate.
Total Credit Hours: 32
Courses taken under the undifferentiated grading option (pass/no pass) are not acceptable toward fulfilling minor requirements with the exception of WS 409 Practicum if approved by a program adviser.