Queer Studies Minor

Queer Studies Minor

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The queer studies minor provides students with opportunities to research and understand a rapidly growing field whose focus is the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and allied peoples, their histories, and cultures. Queer studies is a method of inquiry that explores the role of same-sex desire and constructions of gender across and among cultures and histories. In these classes, students will consider sexualities and genders as identities and social statuses, as categories of knowledge, and as lenses that help to frame how we understand our world. The minor consists of interdisciplinary coursework in queer studies and is open to all students. Students who wish to pursue the queer studies minor should consult with Holly Cashman at holly.cashman@unh.edu or (603) 862-3123.


Curriculum & Requirements

The queer studies minor requires 5 courses (20 credits) from the queer studies course offerings list below. A grade of C- or better is required in all queer studies courses. One pre-approved elective from the electives list below may count toward the minor. Courses taken Pass/Fail may not be used for the minor. No more than 8 credits used to satisfy the requirements for a major may be used for the queer studies minor. If you wish to substitute a different course, consult with a queer studies faculty advisor.

Queer Studies Course Offerings

Please note that additional courses may count. Please visit the program's website for the most up-to-date information.

ANTH 625Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspectives4
ANTH 685Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa4
CMN 697Seminar in Rhetorical Study4
ENGL 693Special Topics in Literature4
ENGL 746Studies in American Drama4
ENGL 785Fabulous Feminists, Women Warriors, Women Worriers4
HDFS 746Human Sexuality4
HDFS 757/857Race, Class, Gender, and Families4
HIST 497Explorations in Historical Perspectives4
HIST 595Explorations (Only topics Gender and Sexuality in Pre-Modern Europe; Sex and Sexuality in Islamic History)1-4
HIST 596Explorations (Only topic Introduction to Gay and Lesbian History)1-4
HIST 665Themes in Women's History4
HUMA 401Introduction to the Humanities4
POLT 525Multicultural Theory4
PSYC 595Applications of Psychology (Research, Field, or Academic Experience)1-4
SOC 520Family4
SOC 570Sexual Behavior4
SOC 630Sociology of Gender4
SW 715/815Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People4
WS 405Gender, Power and Privilege4
WS 444Trans/Forming Gender4
WS 444BScore!: Gender and Diversity in Sports4
WS 505Survey in Women's Studies (Only topics Violence Against Women; Gender, Race and Sexuality in Visual Culture)4
WS 632Feminist Thought (depending on instructor)4
WS 795Independent Study (or other departmental designation)1-4
WS 798Colloquium (Only topics Race, Gender, and Representation; Gay Marriage and Kinship; Women in Prison)4

Electives (require program approval and may vary by instructor) 

CMN 567Gender, Race, and Class in the Media4
CMN 697Seminar in Rhetorical Study4
EDUC 507Mentoring Adolescents2
EDUC 705/805Contemporary Educational Perspectives4
ENGL 618Film Theory4
ENGL 685Women's Literary Traditions4
HDFS 545Intimate Relationships and Families4
HUMA 401Introduction to the Humanities4
INCO 450Introduction to Race, Culture and Power4
POLT 522Dissent and the Political Community4
POLT 721/821Feminist Political Theory4
PSYC 763Community Psychology4
SOC 630Sociology of Gender4
SOC 570Sexual Behavior4
SOC 697Special Topics (Only topic Women, Health, and Illness)4
SW 840Implications of Race, Culture, and Oppression for Social Work Practice3
WS 401Introduction to Women's Studies4
WS 444ARace Matters4
WS 595Special Topics (Only topics Feminisms and Global Perspectives; Activism: VAW, Poverty, Repro Rights)1-4
WS 632Feminist Thought4
WS 796Advanced Topics4
WS 797Internship4
WS 798Colloquium (Only topic Violence Against Women/Activism)4

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