Sexual and gender diversity 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 commitments to diversity and intellectual inquiry, the minor provides students of almost any major the means to explore the issues surrounding this academic field 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, social services, advocacy, activism, the arts, entertainment, or the ministry.
The Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Queer minor is not available to Women's and Gender Studies minors.
For information about the Minor in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies, including additional options that fulfill requirements, such as independent studies, contact the program director, Dr. Ian Barnard in the Department of English via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minor requires a total of 21 credits, at least 12 of which must be upper-division, distributed as outlined below. At least 12 credits may not be duplicated with coursework taken towards the student's major and other minor(s).