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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

General Infomation

This minor introduces students to the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. The minor is open and welcoming to all students and offers a sustained opportunity to learn about LGBT experience, history and scholarship, as well as explore fundamental questions about sexualities, bodies, identities, communities, social movements and liberation politics. As an interdisciplinary field, LGBT Studies critically examine the significance of sexuality and gender identity to social organization, cultural production and historical change from a wide range of academic disciplines. The flexibility of the minor curriculum allows students to focus their studies in a particular area of interest, intersect with their major(s) or explore a diverse array of topics across different cultures and historical periods. The minor also offers a range of courses through SU Abroad programs.

The LGBT Studies minor can provide specialized knowledge and critical skills that are  valuable in a wide range of careers, including health, social work, education, law, communications, artistic practice, politics and business.

Requirements

The minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Studies requires 18 credits of course work

View the course catalog for the minor.

SU Abroad Courses in the LGBT Studies Program

LGBT Studies Program course offerings at SU Abroad centers

FLORENCE

QSX400.1 Practice of Eros: A History of Sexuality in Europe

QSX400.2 New Queer Cinema in Europe

LONDON

QSX400.1 Sex, Gender and the City

QSX400.2 James Bond and British Masculinity

MADRID

QSX306 Sexuality in Spain

QSX400 Sexualities and Social Life in Spain (Summer only)

Please visit the SU Abroad website for more information.

This minor introduces students to the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. The minor is open and welcoming to all students and offers a sustained opportunity to learn about LGBT experience, history and scholarship, as well as explore fundamental questions about sexualities, bodies, identities, communities, social movements and liberation politics.

Program Director

Margaret Himley

Margaret Himley 
Associate Provost, International Education and Engagement; Professor, Writing and Rhetoric

Program Faculty

Barbara Applebaum

Barbara  Applebaum 
Chair of Cultural Foundations of Education; Professor

Dorri Beam

Dorri Beam 
Associate Professor
English

Susan Branson

Susan  Branson 
Professor, History

Nadaya Brantley

Nadaya  Brantley 
Internship Placement Coordinator - Falk

Virginia Burrus

Virginia Burrus 
The Bishop W. Earl Ledden Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Religion

Linda Carty

Linda Carty 
Associate Professor
African American Studies

Kaitlin Heller

Kaitlin Heller 
Faculty Fellow in the Humanities
Interdisciplinary

Pedro DiPietro

Pedro DiPietro 
Assistant Professor
Women's and Gender Studies

Carol Fadda-Conrey

Carol Fadda-Conrey 
Associate Professor
English

Albrecht Diem

Albrecht  Diem 
Associate Professor, History

Beth Ferri

Beth  Ferri 
Professor - SOE

Roger Hallas

Roger Hallas 
Associate Professor
English

Thomas Keck

Thomas  Keck 
Professor, Political Science

Coran Klaver

Coran Klaver 
Associate Professor
English

Andrew London

Andrew  London 
Associate Dean and Professor, Sociology

Vivian M.  May

Vivian M.  May 
Director of the Humanities Center and Professor, Women's and Gender Studies

Charles Morris III

Charles  Morris III 
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Professor Department Chair

Dana M. Olwan

Dana M. Olwan 
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Women's and Gender Studies

Jackie Orr

Jackie  Orr 
Associate Professor, Sociology

Minnie Bruce Pratt

Minnie Bruce Pratt 
Professor, Women's and Gender Studies, Writing and Rhetoric

Erin Rand

Erin  Rand 
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Associate Professor

Robin L.  Riley

Robin L.  Riley 
Director of LGBT Studies and Assistant Professor
Women's and Gender Studies

William Robert

William Robert 
Associate Professor
Religion

Perry Singleton

Perry  Singleton 
Associate Professor, Economics

Matthieu H. van der Meer

Matthieu H. van der Meer 
Assistant Professor, Classics