LGBT/Q Studies Minor

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LGBT/Queer Studies Minor

"The professors are passionate and thoughtful, and the department as a whole is filled with a feeling of generosity and kindness. They want to see their students succeed and that is very clear" - Dana Ahern, GWS Alumni


For students Entering the University:

The LGBT/Queer Studies minor provides students the opportunity to explore how various political, social, and cultural definitions of sexual identities and their expression have been constructed and challenged in different places and points in time. Attention is given to queer politics, and interactions with nation, race, ethnicity, and gender. A minor in LGBT/Queer Studies provides complementary tools for many majors in the humanities, arts and sciences.

To declare the minor, fill out this formand email it to or bring it to GWS at 1205 W. Nevada St. Urbana, IL 61801. To speak with the GWS Advisor, email Jacque Kahn at Download the LGBT/Q Studies Minor Worksheet.

Hours Course Requirements*
9 Approved electives, choose from:

Area electives at any level. Contact the GWS department advisor for a list of approved courses or course approval

18 Total Hours Required