Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog Degree: Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies, Minor Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies, Minor

From queer theory to queer-bashing, sexual and gender diversity issues have become highly visible issues across business, the humanities, and the sciences. The Minor in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies offers students the opportunity to analyze for themselves facts, theories, research and realities concerning diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, communities and histories, and the ways in which race, class and other dimensions of identity and experience impact LGBTQ people, histories and politics. Representing Chapman University’s commitment to diversity and intellectual inquiry, the minor provides students of almost any major the means to explore the issues surrounding this academic discipline in its scientific, socio-cultural, political and artistic contexts. In addition to supplementing academic specializations ranging from history or biology to English or psychology, the minor can also serve students preparing for careers in law, public policy, health and social services, the arts, entertainment or the ministry.

For information about the Minor in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies, including additional options that fulfill requirements, such as independent studies, Individualized Experimental Learning Projects (IELP) or independent research opportunities with the Henley Social Sciences Research Laboratory, contact the program director, Dr. Ian Barnard in the Department of English via email at

The minor requires a total of 21 credits, at least 12 of which must be upper-division, distributed as outlined below.

core requirements (9 credits)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
HUM 205 - Introduction to Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies 3 credits
IES 310 - LGBTQ Issues in Education 3 credits
PSY 344 - Psychology of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation 3 credits

three of the following (9 credits)

Course NameCredits:Term TakenGradeGen Ed
IES 102 - Social Construction of Difference 3 credits
HIST 200 - A History of Sexuality 3 credits
MUS 201E - American Popular Music: LGBT Perspectives 3 credits
SOC 281 - Sociology of Sex and Gender 3 credits
ANTH 300 - Queer Anthropology 3 credits
POSC 309 - Sexual Politics in a Diverse Society 3 credits
COM 311 - Gender and Communication 3 credits
PHIL 319 - Philosophy of Women/Women of Color 3 credits
DOC 321 - The Documentary Tradition * 3 credits
PSY 340 - Human Sexuality 3 credits
ENG 347 - Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies (The Literature of the LGBT Experience) 3 credits
SOC 371 - Sociology of Human Sexuality 3 credits
AH 401 - Gender, Art, and Western Culture 3 credits
HON 416 - Sex, Self, Society ** 3 credits
HON 432 - Queer Theory ** 3 credits
FS 444C - Queer Cinema 3 credits
ENG 472 - Film, Gender, Sexuality 3 credits

elective (3 credits)

selected from the list of courses above or with approval of program director

total credits 21

*DOC 321 can count toward the minor, when the current iteration of the course contains a substantial Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies component.

**Students not enrolled in the University Honors program may enroll in HON 416 and HON 432 with the consent of the Honors Director.