Queer Studies Minor

Also available via Ecampus.


The undergraduate minor in Queer Studies prepares students to examine how gender and sexuality are constructed and policed and, further, imagines liberatory futures for people of all genders and sexualities. Centering itself on the activism and scholarship of women of color, transnational feminisms, Two-Spirit Indigenous people, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people of color, this minor examines homophobia and transphobia's relationship with racism, colonialism, sexism, ableism, classism and other forms of power.

A total of 33 credits is required for the minor, with at least 12 of these credits at the upper-division level.

Core Requirements (25 Credits)

QS/WGSS 262. *Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
QS/WGSS 364. *Transgender Politics (3)
QS 409. Practicum: Projects in Queer Studies (3)
QS/WGSS/ES 431. *Queer of Color Critiques (4)
QS/WGSS 462. *Queer Theories (4)
QS/WGSS/ES 472. ^Indigenous Two-Spirit and Queer Studies (3)
QS/WGSS 476. *Transnational Sexualities (4)

Electives (8 Credits)

The remaining 8 credits may be taken from the Queer Studies electives (any course with the QS prefix) and from approved program courses offered by other departments.

ART/QS/WGSS 432.* Gender, Sexuality, and the Photographic Image (3)
HST 368. *Lesbian and Gay Movements in Modern America (4)
QS 299. Special Topics (3)
QS/WGSS 362: *Serving the LGBTQ+ Communities (3)
QS/WGSS/ES 375. *Arts and Social Justice (4)
QS 399. Special Topics in Queer Studies (3)
QS 409. Practicum: Projects in Queer Studies (3)
QS/WGSS 473. Transgender Lives (3)
QS/WGSS/ES 477. *Queer/Trans People of Color Arts and Activism (4)
QS 499. Special Topics in Queer Studies (4)
WGSS 360. *Men and Masculinities in a Global Context (3)
WGSS 430. Women of Color Feminisms (4)
WGSS 460. ^Women and Sexuality (3)
WGSS/PSY 466. *Fat Studies (4)
WGSS 480. *Gender and Transnational Activisms (3)



* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Minor Code: 877