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2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog 
2024-2025, 2nd ed. General Catalog

Queer Studies, Minor

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The minor in Queer Studies gives students competency within a dynamic field of interdisciplinary scholarship related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender lives as well as gender and sexual structures and identities. It provides coursework in queer theory, politics, history, sociology, psychology, cultural criticism, and methodology. The queer studies minor will augment students’ pursuit of graduate and professional degrees. In a public- and private-sector job market with increasing demand for nuance in issues of diversity and critical flexibility, the minor will position graduates on the leading edge in many fields, including social work, counseling, education, healthcare, social service, media, policy, nonprofit advocacy, and social marketing.

Students will complete 18 units to fulfill the requirements for the Queer Studies Minor.

Minor Electives

Two (or more) course related to LGBTQ and/or sexuality studies, in consultation with Queer Studies minor advisor. Below is a list of all SSU courses that students can consider for their 6-unit Queer Studies minor electives. Many of the courses without WGS course designation will have prerequisites and restrictions (such as “Psychology majors only” or “junior/senior standing”) from home departments. Minors seeking such courses must meet these requirements unless otherwise noted.

Other courses with advisor permission

** Offered infrequently

*** Many prerequisites and/or restrictions

**** Queer studies minors allowed w/ SOCI restrictions.


Total core units: 12

Total supporting units: 6

Total units required in queer studies minor: 18

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