The cross disciplinary queer studies minor focuses not only on LGBTQ+ experiences, histories, and perspectives, but more broadly on the social production and regulation of sexuality and gender. Queer Studies offers a critique of normative models of sex, gender, and sexuality, arguing for the validity and significance of various marginalized identities and practices as well as identifying the mechanisms and structures of power fundamental to systemic oppression. Along with sexism, homophobia, and transphobia, Queer Studies examines racism, capitalism, imperialism, and ableism, among other forms of inequality. Students in the minor will acquire knowledge and skills that prepare them for careers in advocacy, communications, health and social services, and education. 

The requirement for a minor in queer studies is 18 credit hours.

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