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LGBTQ Studies (Minor)

​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
ACT 200
MAKING PLAYS: THEATER AND THE ART OF PRODUCTION
ACT 241
ARE WE STILL FABULOUS?: QUEER IDENTITY IN CONTEMPORARY DRAMA
AMS 275
HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA 1: COLONIAL TO LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY
or HST 275
SEX IN AMERICA, PURITANS TO VICTORIANS
AMS 276
HISTORY OF SEX IN AMERICA 2: LATE VICTORIANS TO THE PRESENT
or HST 276
SEX IN AMERICA, LATE VICTORIANS TO PRESENT
AMS 352
SEX, GENDER AND SOCIAL MEDIA
CMNS 339
PERFORMANCE OF GENDER & SEXUALITY
ENG 272
LITERATURE AND IDENTITY (LGBTQ Literature from the Ancient to the Renaissance)
or LGQ 280
LGBTQ LITERATURE FROM THE ANCIENT WORLD TO THE RENAISSANCE
ENG 272
LITERATURE AND IDENTITY (Introduction to LGBTQ Literature)
or LGQ 282
INTRODUCTION TO LGBTQ LITERATURE
ENG 272
LITERATURE AND IDENTITY (LGBTQ Memoirs)
ENG 385
TOPICS IN LGBTQ LITERATURE (Queer Theory, Literature/Film )
ENG 382
MAJOR AUTHORS (James Baldwin) 1
or ABD 345
THE LITERATURE OF IDENTITY
ENG 387
TOPICS IN CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (Queer Literature, Film, and Theory)
HST 273
HISTORY OF SEXUALITY IN EUROPE
HLTH 236
GAY MEN'S HEALTH MATTERS
or LGQ 236
GAY MEN'S HEALTH MATTERS
LGQ 397
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LGBTQ STUDIES (All sections)
LST 310
SPECIAL TOPICS: LATINOS IN THE U.S. (Race, Gender, Justice, and Ethics)
MCS 344
THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION: HOLLYWOOD IN THE 1960s
MCS 353
TOPICS IN MEDIA STUDIES (Queer Fear: Film, Culture, Politics, Sexualities )
MCS 353
TOPICS IN MEDIA STUDIES (Walk Like a Man)
NSG 335
LESBIAN HEALTH MATTERS
WGS 290
SPECIAL TOPICS (Movements for Gender and Trans Justice)
or PAX 275
MOVEMENTS FOR GENDER AND TRANS JUSTICE
PHL 233
ISSUES IN SEX AND GENDER
CPL 319
TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE (Foucault)
or PHL 380
SELECTED FIGURES AND TEXTS
PSC 312
CREATING CHANGE: CONTEMPORARY GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDERED POLITICS
or WGS 332
CREATING CHANGE: CONTEMPORARY GLBT POLITICS
or LGQ 332
CREATING CHANGE: CONTEMPORARY GLBT POLITICS
PSC 369
ADVANCED TOPICS IN PUBLIC LAW (Lesbians, Gays, and the Law)
or WGS 338
SEXUAL JUSTICE: LESBIANS, GAYS AND THE LAW
or LGQ 338
SEXUAL JUSTICE: LESBIANS, GAYS AND THE LAW
PSY 213
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PSYCHOLOGY
or LGQ 213
INTRODUCTION TO LGBT PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 215
HUMAN SEXUALITY
REL 190
INTERPRETING SACRED TEXTS (Through Queer Eyes)
REL 256
WELLNESS AND DISEASE IN RELIGIOUS PERSPECTVE
CTH 248
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES (Homosexuality)
or REL 287
ROMAN CATHOLIC MORAL THOUGHT
SNC 193
SEXUAL ORIENTATION & SCIENCE
SOC 309
SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITY
WGS 230
CONTESTED BODIES
WGS 303
GENDER, VIOLENCE AND RESISTANCE
WGS 314
ANTIRACIST FEMINISMS
WGS 330
LESBIAN LIVES
WGS 342
QUEER PIONEERS: CULTURE, GENDER, AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM
or LGQ 319
QUEER PIONEERS: CULTURE, GENDER, AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM
WGS 362
INTRODUCTION TO TRANSGENDER STUDIES
or LGQ 362
INTRODUCTION TO TRANSGENDER STUDIES
WGS 388
QUEER THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION

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