Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Studies

811 Mazur Hall

Heath Davis, GSWS Program Director
811 Mazur Hall

Jennifer Pollitt, Faculty Advisor
819 Mazur Hall

Stephanie Morawski, Administrator
1041 Mazur Hall

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.


LGBT 2405Queer 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.