LGBTQ+ Studies

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Minor Description:

The new LGBTQ+ Studies minor offers perspectives for students interested in examining the broad array of how people embody and express gender and sexuality. Courses allow students to explore how heterosexuality and binary gender became dominantly constructed, and how LGBTQ+ people organize social justice movements to expand expressions of gender and sexuality. The minor also explores the ways that gender and sexual identities are always formed and experienced through meanings of race, ethnicity, and colonialism.

The LGBTQ+ Studies Minor replaces the Sexuality Studies Minor at OSU.
 

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  1. The successful student will question common sense, dominant assumptions about “natural” and “universal” concepts of sexuality and gender by understanding LGBTQ+ identities and social movements as historically, geographically, and culturally generated, located, and contested.
    1. Recognize that sexuality and gender are socially constructed in time and place.
    2. Interrogate dominant assumptions about sexuality and gender.
    3. Identify how LGBTQ+ social movements both contest and construct norms of sexuality and gender.
  2. The successful student will understand LGBTQ+ identities as intersectional and embodied.
    1. Define intersectionality.
    2. Describe identities as uniquely experienced and embodied.
    3. Map categories of sexuality and gender to other social differences and hierarchies of power.
  3. The successful student will know that sexuality and gender are constituted and contested through race, ethnicity, white supremacy, settler colonialism, and empire.
    1. Critique binary constructions of sexuality and gender.
    2. Recognize that many people and communities experience sexuality and gender beyond LGBTQ+ categories and straight and cisgender identities.
    3. Articulate LGBTQ+ identities and social movements to white supremacist and colonial systems, especially through analytic frameworks such as women of color feminism, queer/trans of color critique, and indigenous studies.
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  • 4 Courses, 12 Credit Hours
  • 1 required course:
    • English/Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies 2282: Introduction to Queer Studies
  • 1 foundational course. Select from the following:
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 2260: Queer Ecologies
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 3280: Trans Studies
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 4405: Race and Sexuality
    • English 4580: Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures
    • History 3620: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in the United States, 1940-Present
  • 2 LGBTQ+ Studies Electives. Select from the following:
    • African American & African Studies/Comparative Studies/Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies 4921: Intersections: Approaches to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
    • Arts Administration, Education and Policy 5835: Visual Representations of LGBT Subjects
    • City and Regional Planning 3610: Sex and the City
    • Classics/History 3215: Sex and Gender in the Ancient World
    • English 4580: Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures
    • German 2256: Fan Fiction: From Homer to Harry Potter
    • History 2630: History of Modern Sexualities
    • History 3620: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in the United States, 1940-Present
    • History 3630: Same-Sex Sexuality in a Global Context
    • History of Art 3010H: Gender and Sexuality in Western Art
    • Kinesiology: Sport Industry, Sport Management 5614: Sport and Sexuality
    • MEDCOLL/BMEA 4126: LGBTQ+ Health
    • Religious Studies 4875: Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
    • Social Work 5002: AIDS Survey: Facts and Issues
    • Social Work 5016: Clinical Social Work Practice with GLBTQ Individuals, Couples, and Families
    • Sociology 5605: Sociology of Sexuality
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 2260: Queer Ecologies
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 2367.03: Reading Lesbian Writers
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 3280: Trans Studies
    • Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 4405: Race and Sexuality

Courses Approved with Review per Offering (Variable topics)

    • History 4010: Readings in Modern U.S. History
    • Philosophy 3430: The Philosophy of Sex and Love
    • Sexuality Studies 5620: Sexuality and Violence
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LGBTQ+ Studies Announcement Flyer

 Autumn 2020 Courses:

  • Foundational Courses
    • WGSST/ENGLISH 2282: Introduction to Queer Studies
    • HISTORY 3620: LGBT History in the US, 1940-Present
  • Elective Courses
    • AFAMAST/COMPSTDSWGSST 4921: Intersections - Approaches to Race, Gender, Class & Sexuality
    • HISTORY 3620: LGBT History in the US, 1940-Present
    • SOCIALWORK 5002: AIDS Survey - Facts & Issues
    • SOCIALWORK 5016: Clinical Survey Work Practice with GLBTQ Individuals, Couples & Families
    • SOCIOLOGY 5605: Sociology of Sexuality
    • WGSST 2367.03: Reading Lesbian Writers - Texts & Contexts
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You can download the LGBTQ+ Studies Minor Advising Form here:

 

Minor Advising:

All major advisors can help you declare the LGBTQ+ Studies Minor.

For questions related to the minor, please contact LGBTQ+ Studies and WGSS Advisor Sarah Dunlap.