Students in CSQ Studies explore the cultural and historical construction of sex, sexuality and gender in cross-cultural contexts. The program examines the lives of sexual and gender minorities throughout history, as well as the relation of gender and sexuality to the social body more generally. Among its primary concerns are the study of the embodiment, cultures, political formations, and creative expressions of queer and transgender people.
It also fosters critical analysis of the formation of sexual and gender identities, and the role of sexuality and gender across human time and space. Critical Sexuality and Queer studies is therefore not only for, by, or about LGBT and queer people, but more fundamentally provides a critical analysis of sex and gender as they function in relation to human history and its cultural diversity.
The program offers both a major and a minor.
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Requirements for the Major (B.A.)
10 Courses LGBT 101 and LGBT 202 or 209; one course from the methods list; two courses from the focus list; four additional courses from the context, focus or core list; and LGBT 403. At least one course must be a LGBT studies core course at the 300-level or above (excluding 403). A cross-listed 300-level focus or context course may be substituted upon approval by adviser. Six courses must be unique to the major. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. No more than two credit/no credit courses can be counted towards the major.
Requirements for the Minor
5 courses LGBT 101 and LGBT 202 or 209; one course from the core or focus list; two additional course from the core, focus, or context list. At least one course must be a LGBT Studies focus course at the 300-level or above. A cross-listed 300-level focus or context course may be substituted upon approval by adviser. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. No more than one credit/no credit courses can be counted towards the minor.