Minor in Queer and Trans Studies

The Queer and Trans Studies minor examines the systemic oppression that impacts marginalized sexual and gender identities. We offer the opportunity to closely examine various issues central to queer and trans communities and connect their historical movements to contemporary issues and policies.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine queer and trans topics from different theoretical and methodological approaches to explore multiple dimensions of social, cultural, historical, biological, political, and/or psychological contexts and meanings.
  2. Identify sexual variations and gender expansiveness across different identities, cultures, communities, and movements in various time periods and geographies.
  3. Analyze structural inequalities from an intersectional approach to understand their impact on queer and trans communities and their well-being.
  4. Apply social justice concepts to the material conditions we exist in to remain critical of, and enhance awareness around advocacy, activism, and movements surrounding queer and trans populations.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of queer and trans studies from an interdisciplinary framework and writing proficiency through completion of a guided research project.

Minor in Queer and Trans Studies — 13 units minimum

The Minor in Queer and Trans Studies consists of a minimum of 13 units of interdisciplinary undergraduate study. Courses taken in the minor can also be used to meet requirements in majors, other minors, and General Education.

All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed for a letter grade and with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.

Introductory Course (4 units)

SXS 667/SOC 467Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Cultures and Society4

Elective Courses (6-8 units)

Select Two. Students should pay attention to prerequistes when planning their electives for the minor.

AIS/SXS/WGS 440Native Sexualities and Queer Discourse3
ARTH 403/SXS 405Queer Art History3
BIOL 327AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic3
ENG/SXS 633Queer(ing) Narrative Literature3
PLSI 381Political Theories of Sexuality4
RRS/SXS 380Queer and Trans Ethnic Studies3
RRS/SXS/WGS 645Sex, Race, Lies, and Love in San Francisco3
SXS 314Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual History3
SXS 458Introduction to Transgender Studies3
SXS 635Queer Masterpieces3
SXS 667/SOC 467Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Cultures and Society4
WGS/SXS 551Queer Literatures and Media3
WGS 612Queer Theory3

Colloquium (3 units)

Students cannot enroll in the colloquium course until after completing all other minor requirements.

SXS 680Colloquium in Human Sexuality3