Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Minor

811 Anderson Hall
215-204-1644
www.cla.temple.edu/gender-sexuality-and-womens-studies/

Judith Levine, GSWS Program Director
811 Anderson Hall
jalevine@temple.edu

Rujuta Mandelia, Faculty Advisor
816 Anderson Hall
215-204-6953
rujuta@temple.edu

Stephanie Morawski, Administrator
1041 Anderson Hall
215-204-8516
morawski@temple.edu

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies analyzes gender, sexuality, and sexual orientation as they are understood by various disciplines and in cross-cultural perspectives. The minor, which is housed under the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, enables students to become familiar with concepts, theories, history, literature, and socio-political issues concerning the LGBTQ community. It also gives students an opportunity to examine and think critically about the intersections of sexuality, sex, and gender and become aware of the diversity of attitudes about sexuality in different cultures and historical eras.

Requirements for the Minor

LGBT 2405Gay and Lesbian Lives3
LGBT 4489Field Work in LGBT Studies3
Four electives are required. Among those courses, students must take either two LGBT themed courses and two gender themed courses or three LGBT themed courses and one gender themed course. See advisor for options, some of which are listed below:12
Politics of Identity in America
Honors Politics of Identity in America
Feminist Theory
Feminist Theory
Sexuality and Gender
Sexuality and Gender
Sexuality and Gender in American History
Sexuality and Gender in American History
Total Credit Hours18

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.