Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Studies (Minor)

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​The LGBTQ Studies program analyzes sex and sexuality within many different fields of inquiry. A minor in LGBTQ Studies will enable DePaul students to devote significant study to the experiences of people who do not conform to culturally dominant identities of sexuality and gender: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer. Such an endeavor is profoundly interdisciplinary by nature and draws on university resources and faculty expertise in a wide array of disciplines. Students in this minor will have the opportunity to analyze the experiences of LGBTQ people on their own terms, as well as through critical perspectives on sexuality and gender as complex social, cultural, biological, and historical phenomena.

Course Requirements​

Course Title Quarter Hours
LGQ 150INTRODUCTION TO LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER STUDIES [SSMW]4
Select five elective courses 120

 The following is a sample of regularly-offered approved electives. This list is not exhaustive; new courses are continually created and approved. Every quarter before registration begins, the Program Director distributes a list of courses being offered the following quarter. Students should contact the Program Director to request the current list. Students may also petition the Director for approval of a course not listed. Many LGBTQ Studies courses are crosslisted and fulfill requirements in other departments and programs, including the Liberal Studies Program. LGBTQ Studies minors are encouraged to take at least one course in a variety of disciplines—film, history, literature, media, performance, philosophy, politics, religion, science, and theory.

Course Title Quarter Hours
MAKING PLAYS: THEATER AND THE ART OF PRODUCTION
ARE WE STILL FABULOUS?: QUEER IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY DRAMA
HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA 1: COLONIAL TO LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
SEX IN AMERICA, PURITANS TO VICTORIANS
HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA 2: LATE VICTORIANS TO THE PRESENT
SEX IN AMERICA, LATE VICTORIANS TO PRESENT
SEX, GENDER AND SOCIAL MEDIA
PERFORMANCE OF GENDER & SEXUALITY
LITERATURE AND IDENTITY (LGBTQ Literature from the Ancient to the Renaissance)
LGBTQ LITERATURE FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO THE RENAISSANCE
LITERATURE AND IDENTITY (Introduction to LGBTQ Literature)
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ LITERATURE
LITERATURE AND IDENTITY (LGBTQ Memoirs)
TOPICS IN LGBTQ LITERATURE (Queer Theory, Literature/Film )
MAJOR AUTHORS (James Baldwin) 1
THE LITERATURE OF IDENTITY
TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (Queer Literature, Film, and Theory)
HISTORY OF SEXUALITY IN EUROPE
GAY MEN'S HEALTH MATTERS
GAY MEN'S HEALTH MATTERS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LGBTQ STUDIES (All sections)
SPECIAL TOPICS: LATINOS IN THE U.S. (Race, Gender, Justice, and Ethics)
THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: HOLLYWOOD IN THE 1960s
TOPICS IN MEDIA STUDIES (Queer Fear: Film, Culture, Politics, Sexualities )
TOPICS IN MEDIA STUDIES (Walk Like a Man)
LESBIAN HEALTH MATTERS
SPECIAL TOPICS (Movements for Gender and Trans Justice)
MOVEMENTS FOR GENDER AND TRANS JUSTICE
ISSUES IN SEX AND GENDER
TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE (Foucault)
SELECTED FIGURES AND TEXTS
CREATING CHANGE: CONTEMPORARY GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDERED POLITICS
CREATING CHANGE: CONTEMPORARY GLBT POLITICS
CREATING CHANGE: CONTEMPORARY GLBT POLITICS
ADVANCED TOPICS IN PUBLIC LAW (Lesbians, Gays, and the Law)
SEXUAL JUSTICE: LESBIANS, GAYS AND THE LAW
SEXUAL JUSTICE: LESBIANS, GAYS AND THE LAW
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO LGBT PSYCHOLOGY
HUMAN SEXUALITY
INTERPRETING SACRED TEXTS (Through Queer Eyes)
WELLNESS AND DISEASE IN RELIGIOUS PERSPECTVE
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (Homosexuality)
ROMAN CATHOLIC MORAL THOUGHT
SEXUAL ORIENTATION & SCIENCE
SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY
CONTESTED BODIES
GENDER, VIOLENCE AND RESISTANCE
ANTIRACIST FEMINISMS
LESBIAN LIVES
QUEER PIONEERS: CULTURE, GENDER, AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM
QUEER PIONEERS: CULTURE, GENDER, AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM
INTRODUCTION TO TRANSGENDER STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO TRANSGENDER STUDIES
QUEER THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION