The LGBTQ+ studies certificate program, housed administratively in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, is a campuswide program open to students in any major. Courses that count toward this interdisciplinary certificate come from a wide range of fields including literature, history, sociology, medical history, as well as from gender and women's studies, which is in itself an interdisciplinary field. This certificate can compliment many other programs and plans across campus, including, but not limited to gender and women's studies. New courses are added to the program each semester.
Intent to pursue the certificate must be declared by meeting with the LGBTQ+ studies undergraduate advisor as early as possible in the certificate program and before completing requirements.
LGBTQ+ STUDIES COURSE REQUIREMENTS
The certificate requires 15 credits distributed as follows: 1
|Introduction to LGBT Studies|
|GEN&WS/SOC 200||Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer+ Studies||3-4|
|3 courses and 9 credits in LGBT Studies||9|
|Women and Gender in the Classical World|
|Sex and Power in Greece and Rome|
|Gender, Sexuality, and the Media|
|Gender and Language|
|Race and Sexuality in American Literature|
|Feminism, Folklore and Comparative Literature|
|Honors Seminar: Studies in Gender, Sex, and Sexuality|
|Topics in LGBTQ Sexuality 2|
|Introduction to Contemporary Feminist Theatre and Criticism|
|The Body in Theory|
|Gender, Sexuality, and Reproduction: Public Health Perspectives|
|Trans/Gender in Historical Perspective|
|Sexuality, Modernity and Social Change|
|The History of the (American) Body|
|Topics in LGBT History 2|
|Women and Gender in the U.S. Since 1870|
|Gender, Performance, and Sexuality|
|Undergraduate Seminar (Anthropology of Sexuality)|
|Race and Gender in Italian Early Modern Art|
|Topics in Theory (Queer)|
|Topics in Classical Culture (Sex and Power)|
|Special Topics in Rhetoric and Public Address (Queer)|
|Special Topics in Media and Cultural Studies (Gender, Sex)|
|Problems in Educational Policy (Sex and Sexuality)|
|Literature, Gender, and Sexuality|
|Bascom Course (Queer)|
|Topic in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture (Gender & Sexuality)|
|Topic in American Literature and Culture since 1900 (Sexual Politics)|
|Topic in Contemporary Literature (Queer Literature)|
|Topic in Contemporary Literature (Literature and HIV/AIDS)|
|English Grammar in Use (Queer)|
|Topic in Literary or Cultural Theory (Cultural Theories)|
|French Interdisciplinary Studies (Sex & Gender)|
|Special Topics in Gender, Women and the Humanities (Gender )|
|Special Topics in Gender, Women and the Humanities (Queer)|
|Special Topics in Gender, Women and Society (Queer)|
|Special Topics in Feminism and Social and Cultural Theory (Queer)|
|Special Topics in Feminism and Social and Cultural Theory (Sexualities)|
|The Medical History of Sex and Sexuality|
|Special Topics in Women and Health (Queer)|
|Gender and Education|
|The Medical History of Sex and Sexuality|
|Topics in Contemporary Social Welfare|
|Theatre and Society|
|Advanced Seminar in LGBT Studies 3|
|GEN&WS 642||Advanced Seminar in LGBT Studies (LGBT Studies Capstone)||3|
Not more than one course can be taken at the elementary level to count for the LGBTQ+ studies certificate. Courses taken on a pass/fail basis will not satisfy certificate requirements.
Students must have already completed at least 9 credits in the certificate before taking the capstone course, GEN&WS 642 Advanced Seminar in LGBT Studies (LGBT Studies Capstone).
RESIDENCE AND QUALITY OF WORK
2.000 GPA in all GEN&WS courses and all certificate courses
8 credits In residence
Certificate COMPLETION REQUIREMENT
This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.
1. Knowledge of core concepts and debates in the interdisciplines of Gender and LGBTQ+ Studies, including: gender diversities and sexualities, cultural contexts, critical feminist, queer and race theories, disability & embodiment, epistemologies and methodologies, ethical and engaged practices in related fields of study and social life.
2. Intellectual and practical skills relating to LGBTQ+ Studies, including: critical thinking and analysis, inquiry and research, written and oral communication, collaboration, creativities, leadership and career skills.
3. Understanding relationships among the various fields of multi- and inter-disciplinary LGBTQ+ scholarship and the institutions that structure everyday life.
4. Integrative learning demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills and social engagement to new settings and complex research projects.
TO MEET WITH THE LGBTQ+ STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE ADVISOR DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR:
Please visit the undergraduate advisor's calendar for the LGBTQ+ certificate to make an appointment. To declare a major or certificate, please plan on a 15-minute appointment. Otherwise, schedule the time of a meeting according to your needs. Drop-in advising is available Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. Please visit Sterling Hall, room 3312.
There is no undergraduate advising available over the summer in LGBTQ+ studies.
Please note: For students also declared for the gender and women's studies major or certificate, a maximum 6 credits may apply to both programs.
LGBT STUDIES FACULTY
LGBT STUDIES CERTIFICATE STEERING COMMITTEE
Severino João Albuquerque, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Leslie Bow, Department of English
Chris Barcelos, Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Colleen Capper, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
Jill Casid, Department of Art History and Department Gender and Women's Studies
Russ Castronovo, Department of English
Laurie Beth Clark, Department of Art
Suzanne Desan, Department of History
Alex Dressler, Department of Classics
Finn Enke, Department of History and Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Nan Enstad, Department of History
Ramzi Fawaz, Department of English
Cecilia Ford, Department of English
Christine Garlough, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore
April Haynes, Department of History
Judith Houck, Department of Medical History and Bioethics and Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Aida Levy-Hussen, Department of English and Department of Afro-American Studies
Susan Johnson, Department of History
J. Mark Kenoyer, Department of Anthropology
B. Venkat Mani, Department of German
Laura McClure, Department of Classics
Michael Jay McClure, Department of Art History
Michael Peterson, Department of Theatre and Drama
Mary Lou Roberts, Department of History
Ellen Samuels, Departments of English and Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Claire Wendland, Department of Anthropology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Department of Medical History and Bioethics
Susan Zaeske, Department of Communication Arts