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To complete a minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersexual, and Transgender Studies, students must complete 24 units as follows:

  1. Lower-division requirement (4 units) chosen from either
  2. LGBS 001: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Transgender Studies or WMST 001: Gender and Sexuality

  3. Upper-division requirements (5 courses [at least 20 units]) chosen from the approved list of courses. One of the five must be from the humanities, one from the social sciences and one from the fine arts
  4. Humanities:

    LGBS 105: Topics in Queer Art, Culture, or Literature
    LGBS 122 (E-Z)/ENGL 122 (E-Z): Queer Texts and Bodies
    F-Gothic Fiction and the History of Sexuality
    G-New Queer Brit Lit
    I-British Literature and the History of Sexuality
    J-Q(ueer) & A(sian): Gay and Lesbian Asian American Literature
    K-Sex and Popular Culture in the Postwar U.S.
    N-Queer Aesthetics
    O-Queer American Literature
    Q-Literature of AIDS: Gay Men Respond to a Crisis
    R- Queer Aztlán: Chicana/o Queer Narrative
    LGBS 143 (E-Z)/ENGL 143 (E-Z)/MCS 143 (E-Z): Gender, Sexuality and Visual Cultures
    E-Feminist Film Theory and Practice
    F-Film and Gender
    G-Screening the Lesbian
    K-Queers that Kill
    LGBS 139/WMST 139: Coming Out and Sexual Identity
    MCS 128: Queer People of Color Cultural Critique

    Fine Arts:

    DNCE 131/WMST 127: Dance, Gender, Sexuality
    LGBS 105: Topics in Queer Art, Culture, or Literature
    LGBS 143 (E-Z)/ENGL 143 (E-Z)/MCS 143 (E-Z): Gender, Sexuality and Visual Cultures
    E-Feminist Film Theory and Practice
    F-Film and Gender
    G-Screening the Lesbian
    K-Queers that Kill
    LGBS 153/MUS 153: Homosexuality and Music
    MCS 128: Queer People of Color Cultural Critique

    Social Sciences:

    ANTH 145/WMST 103: Sexualities and Cultures
    ETST 175/WMST 175: Gender, Ethnicity and Borders
    LGBS 128/WMST 128: Critical Approaches to Heterosexuality
    LGBS 134/WMST 134: Queer Identities and Movements in the United States
    LGBS 135/WMST 135: Love, Desire and Lesbian Sexuality
    LGBS 137/WMST 137: Critical Queer Politics
    LGBS 139/WMST 139: Coming Out and Sexual Identity
    LGBS 152/WMST 152: Theory of Gender Inequality
    WMST 100: Gender Theory

Students may petition to have a course not on the approved list counted towards the five upper division requirements provided they can demonstrate that LGBIT issues play a significant role in the course and that they will focus their own work for the course (amounting to 30% of the final grade) on an LGBIT topic. Please contact your minor academic advisor for assistance.

Students may use 4 units of LGBS 190 and up to 8 units of LGBS 193 to count towards the five upper division requirements.

Note Students may satisfy an upper-division requirement by completing 4 units of LGBS 198-I (Internship).

Students may petition to have a course not on the approved list counted towards the five upper division requirements provided they can demonstrate that LGBIT issues play a significant role in the course and that they will focus their own work for the course (amounting to 30% of the final grade) on an LGBIT topic. Please contact your minor academic advisor for assistance.

Students may use 4 units of LGBS 190 and up to 8 units of LGBS 193 to count towards the five upper division requirements.

Note Students may satisfy an upper-division requirement by completing 4 units of LGBS 198-I (Internship).