May 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

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

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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.

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.

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