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The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) minor cuts across disciplinary boundaries and investigates what is means to divide people into social categories of "male" and "female," "straight" and "gay," or "bi" and “queer.” The minor in LGBTQ studies combines historical, social science, interpersonal and institutional investigations of sexualities, sexual identities and gender identities in U.S. and global contexts.

Students receive an overview of the subject, a focus on theoretical frameworks, and hands-on experience in the form of internships as well as examinations into culture and institutions such as education, medicine, government and the family. The LGBTQ Studies minor is facilitated by the Women and Gender Studies (WGS) Program.

Minor Requirements

Women and Gender Studies

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