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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.

Contact

The Director of the LGBT Studies program is Professor Margaret Himley and the main office is 311 Steele Hall.

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

Poland

Exploring Culture and Society in Transition: Gender, Sexuality, Class, and Race in Poland (QSX300/ANT300/WGS300)

London

Business of Nightlife: London Subcultures (SOC200/QSX300)

Sex, Gender, and the City (SOC400/QSX400/WGS400)

British Masculinity on Screen: James Bond and Sherlock Holmes (FIL300/QSX400/WGS400)

Race, Gender, and the Media (COM346)

Madrid

Sexuality in Spain (QSX306/SOC306/WGS306)


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 
Professor of Writing Studies, Director of LGBT Studies, Laura J. & L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence
Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition

Program Faculty

Barbara Applebaum

Barbara Applebaum 
Chair of Cultural Foundations of Education; Professor

Dorri Beam

Dorri Beam 
Associate Professor of English, Director of Graduate Studies
English

Susan Branson

Susan Branson 
Professor, History

Virginia Burrus

Virginia Burrus 
The Bishop W. Earl Ledden Professor
Religion

Linda Carty

Linda Carty 
Associate Professor, Interim Undergraduate Studies Director
African American Studies

Albrecht Diem

Albrecht Diem 
Associate Professor, History

Pedro DiPietro

Pedro DiPietro 
Assistant Professor
Women's and Gender Studies

Chris A. Eng

Chris A. Eng 
Assistant Professor
English

Carol W.N. Fadda

Carol W.N. Fadda 
Associate Professor
English

Carol Faulkner

Carol Faulkner 
Associate Dean and Professor, History

Beth Ferri

Beth Ferri 
Professor - SOE

Roger Hallas

Roger Hallas 
Associate Professor
English

Coran Klaver

Coran Klaver 
Associate Professor
English

Andrew London

Andrew London 
Associate Dean and Professor, Sociology

Vivian M.  May

Vivian M.  May 
Director, Syracuse University Humanities Center; Principal Investigator, Central New York Humanities Corridor; and Professor, Women's & 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

Erin Rand

Erin Rand 
Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Associate Professor

Robin L.  Riley

Robin L.  Riley 
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 Teaching Professor, Classics