Minor: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Sexuality Studies

Women's Studies Academic Minors

 

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Women's Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated advisor.  Advising appointments are made online.  To make an advising appointment, please see the bottom left hand corner of the Women's Studies website main page:  www.lsa.umich.edu/women.

Effective Fall 2013, with course list additions Fall 2014 and Fall 2015

This  minor is designed to introduce students to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and sexuality studies. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories. Students will have the opportunity to rely upon courses, representing an interdisciplinary array of scholarship, in pursuing the study of sexuality and sexual identities.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies) or WOMENSTD 295 (Sexuality in Western Culture).
  2. Electives: Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.
    • WOMENSTD 225    Psychology of Human Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 239    Gender, Sexuality, and Health in America
    • WOMENSTD 245   (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WOMENSTD 295   (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WOMENSTD 308.   Law and the Politics of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 327.   History of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 341.   Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
    • WOMENSTD 348.   Sociology of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 352    Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Premodern China
    • WOMENSTD 366.   Sex and Sexuality in U.S. Popular Culture
    • WOMENSTD 390.   Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 394.   Sex, Sexuality and Public Policy (beginning Winter 2014)
    • WOMENSTD 407.   Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 411.   Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music: Identity and Social Status in Popular Culture
    • WOMENSTD 428.   Sex Panics in the U.S. and UK
    • WOMENSTD 431.   Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
    • WOMENSTD 446.   Sex in the City: Urban Geography and Sexual Locations
    • WOMENSTD 450.   Popular Music, Gender, and Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 452.   Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 465.   Sociological Analysis of Deviance
    • WOMENSTD 470.   Gender and Sexuality in India
    • WOMENSTD 471.   Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam
    • WOMENSTD 494.   Adolescent Sexuality

    Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the minor by the Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.

LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies Minor (FA'12-SU'13) +

Effective Fall 2012-Summer2013)

This  minor is designed to introduce students to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and sexuality studies. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories. Students will have the opportunity to rely upon courses, representing an interdisciplinary array of scholarship, in pursuing the study of sexuality and sexual identities.

Prerequisites to the Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program

Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies) or WOMENSTD 295 (Sexuality in Western Culture).
  2. Electives: Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.
    • WOMENSTD 225    Psychology of Human Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 245   (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WOMENSTD 295   (when not taken as the foundational course)
    • WOMENSTD 308.   Law and the Politics of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 327.   History of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 340.   Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
    • WOMENSTD 348.   Sociology of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 390.   Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 407.   Intersexualities
    • WOMENSTD 411.   Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music: Identity and Social Status in Popular Culture
    • WOMENSTD 428.   Sex Panics in the U.S. and UK
    • WOMENSTD 431.   Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
    • WOMENSTD 446.   Sex in the City: Urban Geography and Sexual Locations
    • WOMENSTD 450.   Popular Music, Gender, and Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 452.   Sexuality and Science
    • WOMENSTD 465.   Sociological Analysis of Deviance
    • WOMENSTD 470.   Gender and Sexuality in India
    • WOMENSTD 471.   Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam

    Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the minor by the Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.

LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies Academic Minor (Fall 2011-Summer 2012) +

 

effective Fall 2011-Summer 2012 

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

This academic minor is designed to introduce students to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and sexuality studies. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories. Students will have the opportunity to rely upon courses, representing an interdisciplinary array of scholarship, in pursuing the study of sexuality and sexual identities.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

1.   Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies) or WOMENSTD 295 (Sexuality in Western Culture).

2.   Electives: Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.

  • WOMENSTD 225               Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 245             (when not taken as the foundational course)
  • WOMENSTD 295             (when not taken as the foundational course)
  • WOMENSTD 308.              Law and the Politics of Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 327.              History of Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 340.              Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
  • WOMENSTD 348.              Sociology of Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 390.              Homophobia in the Black World
  • WOMENSTD 407.              Intersexualities
  • WOMENSTD 411.              Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music: Identity and Social Status in Popular Culture
  • WOMENSTD 428.              Sex Panics in the U.S. and UK
  • WOMENSTD 431.              Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
  • WOMENSTD 446.              Sex in the City: Urban Geography and Sexual Locations
  • WOMENSTD 450.              Popular Music, Gender, and Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 470.              Gender and Sexuality in India
  • WOMENSTD 471.              Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam

Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the academic minor by the Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.

LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies (Fall 2010-Summer 2011) +

 

effective Fall 2010-Summer 2011 

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

This academic minor is designed to introduce students to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and sexuality studies. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories. Students will have the opportunity to rely upon courses, representing an interdisciplinary array of scholarship, in pursuing the study of sexuality and sexual identities.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

1.   Foundational Course: WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies) or WOMENSTD 295 (Sexuality in Western Culture).

2.   Electives: Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.

  • WOMENSTD 245             (when not taken as the foundational course)
  • WOMENSTD 295             (when not taken as the foundational course)
  • WOMENSTD 308.              Law and the Politics of Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 327.              History of Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 340.              Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
  • WOMENSTD 348.              Sociology of Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 390.              Homophobia in the Black World
  • WOMENSTD 407.              Intersexualities
  • WOMENSTD 411.              Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music: Identity and Social Status in Popular Culture
  • WOMENSTD 428.              Sex Panics in the U.S. and UK
  • WOMENSTD 431.              Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
  • WOMENSTD 446.              Sex in the City: Urban Geography and Sexual Locations
  • WOMENSTD 450.              Popular Music, Gender, and Sexuality
  • WOMENSTD 470.              Gender and Sexuality in India
  • WOMENSTD 471.              Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam

Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the academic minor by the Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.

LGBTQ and Sexuality Studies Academic Minor (F09-Su10) +

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies

effective Fall 2009 through Summer 2010 

This academic minor is designed to introduce students to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and sexuality studies. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories.  Students will have the opportunity to rely upon courses, representing an interdisciplinary array of scholarship, in pursuing the study of sexuality and sexual identities.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course:

    WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies)

    or

    WOMENSTD 205 (Sexuality in Western Culture).

  2. Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.
    •  WOMENSTD 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions
    • WOMENSTD 327. History of Sexuality
    • WOMENSTD 340: Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
    • WOMENSTD 347: Feminist Perspectives on Lesbian Studies
    • WOMENSTD 390. Homophobia in the Black World
    • WOMENSTD 428. Sex Panics in the U.S. and UK
    • WOMENSTD 431: Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
    • WOMENSTD 446. Sex in the City: Urban Geography and Sexual Locations
    • WOMENSTD 470: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • WOMENSTD 471. Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Islam
    • ANTHRCUL 302: Sex and Gender in Japan
    • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 482: Studies in Individual Authors: Virginia Woolf
    • FRENCH 366: Medieval Literature, History, and Culture: Medieval Sexualities
    • FRENCH 379: Studies in Gender and Sexuality: AIDS in France: Literature and Politics
    • FRENCH 466: Literature of the Twentieth Century: Gay Male Cultures
    • HISTART 394: Special Topics: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe
    • HISTORY 396: History Colloquium: Historicizing AIDS: Narrative and Politics of an Epidemic
    • RCHUMS 389: The Modern Theatre: Drama, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Drama.
    • THEORY 406: Music, Gender, and Sexuality.

Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the academic minor by Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.

(LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies Academic Minor (Winter 2006 through Summer 2009) +

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) and Sexuality Studies

effective Winter 2006 through Summer 2009 

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

This academic minor is designed to introduce students to the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and sexuality studies. Required and elective courses provide students with the opportunity to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories.  Students will have the opportunity to rely upon courses, representing an interdisciplinary array of scholarship, in pursuing the study of sexuality and sexual identities.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. Foundational Course:

    WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies)

    or

    WOMENSTD 205 (Sexuality in Western Culture).

  2. Four electives (12 credits) that focus on LGBT issues. At least two of these courses (or six credits) must pay primary attention to material drawn from areas other than post-World War II USA. At least two courses must be at the 300 level or above, with at least one at the 400 level.
    • WOMENSTD 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions
    • WOMENSTD 340: Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
    • WOMENSTD 347: Feminist Perspectives on Lesbian Studies
    • WOMENSTD 431. Advanced Topics in LGBTQS Studies
    • WOMENSTD 470: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • ANTHRCUL 302: Sex and Gender in Japan
    • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions
    • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 482: Studies in Individual Authors: Virginia Woolf
    • FRENCH 366: Medieval Literature, History, and Culture: Medieval Sexualities
    • FRENCH 379: Studies in Gender and Sexuality: AIDS in France: Literature and Politics
    • FRENCH 466: Literature of the Twentieth Century: Gay Male Cultures
    • HISTORY 471: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • HISTART 394: Special Topics: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe
    • HISTORY 396: History Colloquium: Historicizing AIDS: Narrative and Politics of an Epidemic
    • RCHUMS 389: The Modern Theatre: Drama, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Drama.
    • THEORY 406: Music, Gender, and Sexuality.
    • WOMENSTD 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions
    • WOMENSTD 340: Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
    • WOMENSTD 347: Feminist Perspectives on Lesbian Studies
    • WOMENSTD 470: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • ANTHRCUL 302: Sex and Gender in Japan
    • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions
    • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 482: Studies in Individual Authors: Virginia Woolf
    • FRENCH 366: Medieval Literature, History, and Culture: Medieval Sexualities
    • FRENCH 379: Studies in Gender and Sexuality: AIDS in France: Literature and Politics
    • FRENCH 466: Literature of the Twentieth Century: Gay Male Cultures
    • HISTORY 471: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • HISTART 394: Special Topics: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe
    • HISTORY 396: History Colloquium: Historicizing AIDS: Narrative and Politics of an Epidemic
    • RCHUMS 389: The Modern Theatre: Drama, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Drama.
    • THEORY 406: Music, Gender, and Sexuality.
    • WOMENSTD 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions
    • WOMENSTD 340: Special Topics in LGBTQ Studies
    • WOMENSTD 347: Feminist Perspectives on Lesbian Studies
    • WOMENSTD 470: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • ANTHRCUL 302: Sex and Gender in Japan
    • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions
    • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 482: Studies in Individual Authors: Virginia Woolf
    • FRENCH 366: Medieval Literature, History, and Culture: Medieval Sexualities
    • FRENCH 379: Studies in Gender and Sexuality: AIDS in France: Literature and Politics
    • FRENCH 466: Literature of the Twentieth Century: Gay Male Cultures
    • HISTORY 471: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • HISTART 394: Special Topics: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe
    • HISTORY 396: History Colloquium: Historicizing AIDS: Narrative and Politics of an Epidemic
    • RCHUMS 389: The Modern Theatre: Drama, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Drama.
    • THEORY 406: Music, Gender, and Sexuality.

    Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBTQ issues may be approved for the academic minor by Women's Studies Undergraduate Committee, and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Academic Minor (Fall 2003 until Fall 2005) +

effective date Fall 2003 until Fall 2005

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in the Program in Women's Studies

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Women's Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Department's designated advisor. Appointments may be scheduled at the Program Office in 1122 Lane Hall, (734) 763-2047.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

The Academic Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies is designed to provide a basic familiarity with the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) studies. The academic minor offers an opportunity for students to explore how various practices, institutions, and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies, and histories.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:


  1. WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies) or WOMENSTD 347 (Feminist Perspectives on Lesbian Studies).

  2. Four electives (12 credits) at the 300 or above level that focus on LGBT issues. At least two of these courses (or six credits) need to pay primary attention to material drawn from areas other than post-World War II USA. At least two of the electives must be grounded in different teaching units.
    • WOMENSTD 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions

    • WOMENSTD 340: Special Topics in LGBT Studies

    • WOMENSTD 347: Feminist Perspectives on Lesbian Studies (if not taken to satisfy the first requirement)

    • WOMENSTD 470: Gender and
      Sexuality in India
    • ANTHRCUL 302: Sex and Gender in Japan

    • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern

    • ENGLISH 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions

    • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern

    • ENGLISH 482: Studies in Individual Authors: Virginia Woolf

    • FRENCH 366: Medieval Literature, History, and Culture: Medieval Sexualities

    • FRENCH 379: Studies in Gender and Sexuality: AIDS in France: Literature and Politics

    • FRENCH 466: Literature of the Twentieth Century: Gay Male Cultures

    • HISTART 394: Special Topics: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe

    • HISTORY 396: History Colloquium: Historicizing AIDS: Narrative and Politics of an Epidemic

    • HISTORY 471: Gender and
      Sexuality in India
    • RCHUMS 389: The Modern Theatre: Drama, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Drama.
    • THEORY 406: Music, Gender, and Sexuality

    Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBT issues may be approved for the academic minor by a committee (appointed by the Director of Women's Studies), and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (Fall 2002-Summer 2003) +

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Fall 2002-Summer 2003

An academic minor in Women's Studies is not open to students concentrating in Women's Studies

 

The Academic Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies is designed to provide a basic familiarity with the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) studies. The academic minor offers an opportunity for students to explore how various practices, institutions and beliefs intersect with sexualities and sexed bodies, in a range of cultures, geographies and histories.

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: None.

Academic Minor Program: Five courses totaling at least 15 credits, to be chosen from the following categories as stated:

  1. WOMENSTD 245 (Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies) or WOMENSTD 347 (Feminist Perspectives on Lesbian Studies).
  2. Four electives (12 credits) at the 300 or above level that focus on LGBT issues. At least two of these courses (or six credits) need to pay primary attention to material drawn from areas other than post-World War II USA. At least two of the electives must be grounded in different teaching units.
    • ANTHRCUL 302: Sex and Gender in Japan
    • COMPLIT 490: Comparative Cultural Studies: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 315: Women and Literature: Lesbian Fictions
    • ENGLISH 317: Literature and Culture: Platonic Love, Ancient and Modern
    • ENGLISH 482: Studies in Individual Authors: Virginia Woolf
    • FRENCH 366: Medieval Literature, History, and Culture: Medieval Sexualities
    • FRENCH 379: Studies in Gender and Sexuality: AIDS in France: Literature and Politics
    • FRENCH 466: Literature of the Twentieth Century: Gay Male Cultures
    • HISTORY 396: History Colloquium: Historicizing AIDS: Narrative and Politics of an Epidemic
    • HISTORY 471: Gender and Sexuality in India
    • HISTART 394: Special Topics: Representations of Lesbianism in Early Modern Western Europe
    • THEORY 406: Music, Gender and Sexuality
    • RCHUMS 389: The Modern Theatre: Drama, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary American Drama
    • WOMENSTD 347: Feminist Perspectives on Lesbian Studies (if not taken to satisfy the first requirement).

Other courses with over half their content devoted to LGBT issues may be approved for the academic minor by a committee (appointed by the Director of Women's Studies), and these will be listed on a special section of the Women's Studies web page.


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