Queer Studies Minor

Queer Studies Minor (18 Units)

The Queer Studies minor gives students’ competency within a dynamic field of interdisciplinary scholarship related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives as well as gender and sexual structures and identities. It provides coursework in queer theory, politics, history, sociology, psychology, cultural criticism, and methodology. The Queer Studies minor is composed of 12 units of core courses and at least 6 units of supporting courses for a minimum total of 18 units.

Core Requirements – 12 units

  • WGS 255 Intro. to Queer Studies (GE D1) (3-4 units) (Fall Only)
  • WGS 302 Queer Studies Lecture Series (1 unit) (Spring Only)
  • WGS 305 LGBTQ US History (GE D3) (3 units) (Fall Only)
  • WGS 455 Queer and Trans Theories and Lives (4 units) (Spring Only)

Electives – 6 units

Two (or more) chosen in consultation with your Queer Studies Minor advisor.
Examples of suitable electives:

  • WGS 285: Men and Masculinity (4) (E)
  • WGS 300: Gender, Race and Representation (3) (C1, Eth.)
  • WGS 302: Queer Studies Lecture Series (1) (C2) (after satisfying initial 1-unit core requirement) (Spring Only)
  • WGS 325: Youth: Gender Perspectives (4)
  • WGS 335: Reproductive Justice (4)
  • WGS 365: Feminism, Activism, and Social Justice (4)
  • WGS 370: Gender in Asian America (4)
  • WGS 380: Indigenous Feminisms (4)
  • WGS 405: Psychology of Gender (x-list PSY 405) (4)
  • WGS 449: Gender & Sexuality in Latin Am (x-list HIST 449) (4)
  • WGS 474: Foundations of Feminist Thought (4) (Spring Only)
  • WGS 475: Contemporary Feminist Theory (4) (Fall Only)
  • WGS 499: Internship (1-4 units) (in LGBTQ-specific context)
  • ANTH 302 Biological Basis of Sex Differences (4)
  • ANTH 318 Human Development: Sex & Life Cycle (3) (E)
  • BIOL 311 Sexually Transmitted Diseases (3) (B3)
  • HD 365 Topics in HD: Gender and Sexuality (3-4)***
  • KIN 316 Women in Sport: Issues, Images, & Identities (3)
  • NURS 480 Health, Sexuality, and Society (3) (E)
  • NURS 490 Sexual Imperative (4) (C2)***
  • PSY 362 Human Sexuality (4)***
  • SOCI 360 Sociology of Sexualities (4)****
  • SOCI 370 Sociology of Transgender Studies (4)****

Other courses with advisor permission

*** Many prerequisites and/or restrictions

**** Queer Studies minors allowed w/o SOCI major

For more information contact the Queer Studies Minor Advisor or visit the Women’s & Gender Studies Deptartment Office in Stevenson Hall 3016.

Dr. Don Romesburg
Office: Stev 3016G
Email: romesbur@sonoma.edu