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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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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

Students pursuing a Minor in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Trangender/Queer Studies are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 21 credits in the minor, 12 of which cannot be duplicated by coursework in the student’s major or any other minor(s).
  • Complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 6 upper-division credits completed in residence.

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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