Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies

The LGBTQ Studies Minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to studying the lives, histories and cultures of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities and allies. Courses in history, culture, health, politics, justice, education, literature and the arts reflect a commitment to understanding and representing the contributions of LGBTQ individuals and communities. The program focuses on justice, knowledge and action that honor multiplicity and diversity in gender and sexual expression including how race, class, ability and other identity markers shape LGBTQ lives.

University Core Curriculum Requirements

General Education Distribution Area Cr. Hrs.
Fine Arts (FA)*
2 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: Art, CMT (Mass Media or Theatre), Music (includes Dance).
6
Humanities (HU)*
3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: CMT (Communication), English, Linguistics. Philosophy, Women's and Gender Studies, World Languages and Cultures, (Note: No more than two foreign language courses may be used to fulfill this requirement.)
9

Behavioral/Social Sciences (SB)*

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study: African & African American Studies, Anthropology, Computer Science, Economics, Geography & Environmental Studies, History, Justice Studies, Latino & Latin American Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

9

Natural Sciences (NS and NSL)**

3 courses, from at least two of the following areas of study; one course must have a laboratory component (NSL): Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Physics (Note: If an FYE ANTH that counts as Natural Science is taken, only one Biology course may be used for Natural Science).

9

   
Engaged Learning Experiences  

Students must complete, at Northeastern, three courses designated as Engaged Learning Experiences courses. One of the Engaged Learning Experiences courses must be at the 300-level, and one Engaged Learning Experiences course must be designated as "Boundary Crossing".

 

Discipline Specific (ELE-DS)

These courses have pre-requisites that are specific courses within a program of study. Discipline Specific courses give students a deeper understanding of how knowledge is created and applied in their field.

 

Boundary Crossing (ELE-X)

These are courses that cross disciplinary boundaries and/or cross boundaries through engagements outside the classroom or University allowing students to see how knowledge gained in one field might inform other fields or other aspects of society.

 
   

Math/Quantitative Reasoning (MA)

1 Math course, that has intermediate Algebra as prerequisite OR is a course listed on the General Education Distributive Learning List of Approved Courses. Any 3 hour college level math course, beyond Intermediate Algebra, meets this requirement.

 
*

Majors in Fine Arts, Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences, may waive up to 6 credit hours of General Education requirements in the corresponding distribution area.

**

 Majors in Natural Sciences may waive up to 9 credit hours of General Education requirements in the Natural Sciences distribution area.

Students should also be aware of all other university requirements to obtain a degree - NEIU requirements


Minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Studies requirements

Minors in LGBTQ Studies will fill out the LGBTQ Minor Declaration form in the Program office.
Required Courses
WGS-210Introduction To Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies3
WGS-360Queer Theory3
Select one of the following:3
Communication, Gender & Identity 1
Contemporary Gay And Lesbian Literature: Exploring Layers Of Difference 1
Social Justice & LGBTQ Issues 1
Lesbian & Queer Cultures: Identities, Histories & Resistance 1
Electives
Select three of the following:9
Communication, Gender & Identity 1
Gender And Media
Contemporary Gay And Lesbian Literature: Exploring Layers Of Difference 1
Social Justice & LGBTQ Issues 1
LGBTQ Communities & Crime
Philosophy Of Sex
Men & Masculinities
Sociology Of Sexualities
Sociology Of HIV/AIDS
Human Sexuality And Social Work
Lesbian & Queer Cultures: Identities, Histories & Resistance 1
Science And The Gendered Body
Queer Latin American Narrative And Film
Total Hours18
1

These courses may only be counted once toward the minor in LGBTQ Studies. Note: Elective cross-listed courses which do not appear on the above list may be approved for minor credit by the LGBTQ Studies coordinator, not to exceed 3 credit hours.