Minor in LGBTQ Studies
Units required for Minor: 18
The LGBTQ Studies minor provides students with competency in interdisciplinary scholarship related to the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer lives and communities as well as to the study of gender and sexual structures. The minor familiarizes students with the theoretical and methodological tools used to study gender and sexuality from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of how non-normative sexualities and genders have been organized in previous historical moments and in different cultural and national contexts in the present. The minor equips students with awareness of sexual and gender diversity and how sexuality intersects with and informs other categories of identity and practice, such as race, class, ethnicity, age, and disability.
A minor in LGBTQ Studies prepares students for their pursuit of graduate and professional degrees. Given the increasing demand for nuance around issues of diversity in both the public and private sectors of the job market, this minor also positions Sacramento State graduates well for careers in education, social work, counseling, health care, social services, media, law and policy, and nonprofit advocacy.
|Required Core Courses (6 Units)|
|WOMS 50||Introduction to Gender & Sexuality||3|
|WOMS 150||Introduction to Queer and Trans Studies||3|
|Elective Courses (12 Units)|
|Select four from the following:||12|
|Literatures Of Sexuality|
|Gay and Lesbian Literature|
|History of Sexuality in Comparative Perspective|
|Understanding Human Sexuality|
or PSYC 134
|Psychology of Human Sexuality|
|Philosophy and Feminism|
|Gay and Lesbian Politics|
|Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity|
|Sociology Of Sexuality|
|Human Sexuality in Social Work Perspectives|
|Sex & Gender in South Asia|
No more than 9 units in any one discipline can be taken for credit. Students must take at least one course in three different disciplines.