LGBTQ Studies (Minor)


This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2022–Spring 2023 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in LGBTQ Studies
Unit: Arts and Sciences (AS)
Department: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Academic Plan Code(s): LGBTMINOR

Program Requirements

WGST 301Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies3
Select four courses from the following: 112
World LGBTQ+ Cinema
LGBTQ and Applied Healthcare
Queer Politics
Black Lesbian Lives
Sociology of Gender
Gender, Sexuality & Law
LGBTQ Literature in the United States
Queer Performance
U.S. Social Justice Movements of the 20th Century
History of American Sexualities
Select one of the following: 3
Community Internship
Independent Study: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies-Humanities
Independent Study: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies-Social Sciences
Minimum Total Hours18

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville. 


Topics courses in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies may be substituted for one or more of these courses, with approval of the department chair