LGBTQ Studies, Minor

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 18

Minimum Upper-Division Hours: 9

Program Code: N642

  • The requirements for a minor must be completed concurrently with the major degree requirements.
  • No minor may be added by completing courses after receiving the bachelor’s degree.

At least six (6) credit hours must be earned in courses acceptable for residence credit by standards set forth by the Dodge College of Arts and Sciences, excluding transfer, correspondence, and examination (AP, CLEP, Advanced Standing) credit. Courses for the minor may not be taken Pass/ No Pass.

No single course may be used by a student to satisfy a major requirement and a minor requirement. A course may be used, however, to satisfy both a major support requirement and a minor requirement. 

Requests to substitute a minor requirement must be approved in writing by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program.

Required Courses

Students must successfully complete at least 18 hours of coursework, including at least nine (9) hours at the upper-division level.

Required Courses
LGBT 1003Introduction to LGBTQ Studies3
LGBT/WGS 3263LGBTQ Movements3
LGBT/WGS 3273Queer Theory3
Choose three courses from the LGBTQ Studies Electives list9
Total Credit Hours18

LGBTQ Studies Electives

ANTH 4723Gender and Health3
ANTH 4843Cross-Cultural Study of Sex, Gender and Sexuality3
COMM 24233
ENGL 5703Special Topics in American Literature (Cold War Sexualities, Queer Theory, & Cultural Rhetoric Studies)3
EXPO 1213/1223Expository Writing (Transcending Gender)3
HES 3523Human Sexuality3
HES 4523Human Sexuality II3
H R 5723Sexism and Homophobia3
HSTM 3223Gender Issues in Science, Technology and Medicine3
HSTM 3243Women and Medicine3
NAS 3123Gender and Sexuality in Native North America3
NAS 4970Special Topics/Seminar (Two-Spirit & Native American LGBT Issues)1-3
P SC 3203Sexuality, Gender, and the Law3
SOC 3733Sociology of Gender3
SOC 3593Sexual Deviance and Society3
SOC 3993Sociology of Gender and Sexuality in the Media3
  • Minors in the Dodge College of Arts & Sciences are available to all undergraduate students at OU. If the minor is officially declared, successfully completed, and noted on the graduation application, the student’s transcript will so indicate at the time the bachelor’s degree is posted.