LGBT/Queer Studies Minor
for the Minor in LGBT/Queer Studies
department website: https://www.gws.illinois.edu/
department faculty: Gender & Women's Studies Faculty
overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences
college website: https://las.illinois.edu/
The LGBT/Queer Studies minor provides students the opportunity to explore how various political, social, and cultural definitions of sexual identities and their expression have been constructed and challenged in different places and points in time. Attention is given to queer politics, and interactions with nation, race, ethnicity, and gender. A minor in LGBT/Queer Studies provides complementary tools for many majors in the humanities, arts and sciences.
The Department of Gender and Women's Studies must approve a student's minor course plan. Students must register their minor with the Gender and Women's Studies advisor.
|or GWS 255||Queer Lives, Queer Politics|
|GWS 370||Queer Theory||3|
|Additional Coursework- Select three of the following: 1||9|
|Lesbian/Queer Media Cultures|
|History of Sexuality in U.S.|
|Gender, Sex, & Postcoloniality|
|Locating Queer Culture|
|Sex, Power and Politics|
|Area electives at any level. For a list of approved courses contact the GWS Department office or the GWS advisor.||3|
Topics courses (GWS 395, GWS 495) may count up to 3 hours toward additional coursework with consent of the GWS advisor. GWS 390 or GWS 490 may count up to 3 hours toward additional coursework with consent of the GWS advisor.
At least 6 hours of advanced coursework must be distinct from credit earned for the student's major or another minor.
Students may choose to major in Gender & Women's Studies and Minor in LGBT/Queer Studies, but classes may not count towards both.