Queer Studies Minor



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.

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A total of 30 credits is required for the Minor, with at least 12 of these credits at the upper division level.                                   

Core Requirements (21 Credits)

            *QS 262: Introduction to Queer Studies. 3 credits.

            *QS 364: Trans/gender Politics. 3 credits.     

            *QS 431: Queer of Color Critiques. 3 credits.

            *QS 472: Indigenous Queer and Two-Spirit Studies. 3 credits.

            *QS 475: Transnational Sexualities. 3 credits.

            *QS 462: Queer Theories. 3 credits.

            QS 409: Practicum: Projects in Queer Studies. 3 credits minimum.


The remaining 9 credits may be taken from the Queer Studies electives (any course with the QS prefix) and from approved Program Courses offered by other departments. However, no more than 6 credits of approved Program Courses may be used toward the Minor.


QS 299: Special Topics in Queer Studies

* HIST 368: Lesbian and Gay Movements in Modern AmericaIn class

QS 399: Special Topics in Queer Studies

* WGSS 360: Men and Masculinities in a Global Context

* WGSS 460: Women & Sexuality

QS 473: Transgender Lives

* QS 477: Queer & Trans People of Color Arts & Activism

QS 499: Special Topics in Queer Studies


* Baccalaureate Core Course