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Queer Studies

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College of Humanities


Interdisciplinary Program

The Minor

The Queer Studies Program is an Interdisciplinary Minor that questions normative constructions of sexuality and gender. The Minor focuses on histories, contemporary experiences and community-based knowledge of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people, inter- sexed people, queers and others who occupy non-heterosexist and gender non-normative positionalities. The Program explores how these subjects intersect and collide with national, ethnic, racial, gender, class and other identifications. It provides an academic home for those who wish to study the intellectual, cultural and material conditions that have shaped our current understandings of sexuality and gender variation, as well as for those who wish to generate new, resistant theories and practices.

Academic Advisement

The Queer Studies Program helps students select the Program and courses that best satisfy their individual needs and interests. Contact Coordinator Greg Knotts at (818) 677- 6762 to schedule an appointment. The College of Humanities (COH) Student Services Center/ EOP reviews students’ progress to ensure that the requirements of a minor in Queer Studies are fulfilled. Call (818) 677-4784 or (818) 677-4767 to schedule an appointment with the COH Student Services Center/EOP.