Minor in LGBTQ Studies

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Minor Requirements

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Core Courses

Foundational Course

WMST 208 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies 3
Total Credits 3

Theory Course

WMST 402 Queer Theory 3
Total Credits 3

LGBTQ Issues in Institutional Contexts 

Select 3 credits from the following: 3
Gender, Health, and Culture in the United States
Gender, Race, Sexuality, and TV
Current Topics in LGBTQ Studies
WMST 409
Gender, Sexuality, and International Migration
WMST 412
Challenging Pride: Bias Within the LGBTQ Community
LGBTQ Issues in Education
LGBTQ Health
Other special topics courses with the approval of the minor advisor
Total Credits 3

Electives 

Select 9 credits that focus on sexuality studies not already used for above requirement. Six credits must be at the 300- or 400-level. 9
Introduction to Documentary (Mason Core)
Film and Video Forms
Cultural Constructions of Sexualities
GCH 370
Sexuality and Human Behavior
GCH 450
Culture, Sexuality and the Global AIDS Epidemic
Gender Representation in Popular Culture (Mason Core)
Introduction to Women and Gender Studies (Mason Core)
Current Issues in Women and Gender Studies (with approval when topic is appropriate)
Gender, Social Justice, and Activism (LLC course; with approval when topic is appropriate)
Theoretical Perspectives in Women and Gender Studies
Gender, Race, Sexuality, and TV
Current Topics in LGBTQ Studies
Lesbian and Bisexual Theories
Gender, Sexuality, and Disability
WMST 407
Transnational Sexualities
WMST 408
Gender, Sexuality, and Human Rights
WMST 409
Gender, Sexuality, and International Migration
WMST 412
Challenging Pride: Bias Within the LGBTQ Community
LGBTQ Issues in Education
LGBTQ Health
Current Topics in Women and Gender Studies (with the approval of the minor advisor)
Other special topics courses with the approval of the minor advisor.
Total Credits 9