Undergraduate Catalog

Sexuality and Gender Studies

Certificate in Sexuality and Gender Studies
School of Civic Leadership, Business, and Social Change

Dr. David Barclay, Program Coordinator

The mission of the Sexuality and Gender Studies Program is to educate students regarding cultural, historical, and societal issues in the LGBTQ+ community, with particular attention to issues impacting the intersectional identity of deaf and hard of hearing LGBTQ+ people, and to prepare graduates to be inclusive, socially responsible, global community members and leaders.

Admissions Requirements

Any student in good standing in the University may enroll in the Sexuality and Gender Studies Certificate Program by declaring their intention to the SGS Coordinator. In consultation with an advisor, the candidate for the certificate will design a program that complements their major field of study. No undergraduate course earned with a grade below "C-" and no graduate course earned with a grade below a “B-” will count toward the certificate. In addition, undergraduate students must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and graduate students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in their respective certificate requirements.

Plan of Study

Required Core Courses 12 credits

SGS 501Introduction to Sexuality & Gender Studies

3

SGS 511Seminar I: Foundations in Sex and Gender

1

SGS 512Seminar II: Project Development

1

SGS 513Seminar III: Creative Work Project

1-3

SGS 520Internship in Sexuality and Gender Studies

3

SGS 530Theoretical Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender

3

Elective Courses 6 credits

LGBTQ Contributors in Science

DST 311Dynamics of Oppression

3

DST 402Deaf Women's Studies

3

Queer Literature

HIS 353History of Race, Gender and Culture in Latin America

3

HIS 378U.S. Women's History

3

HIS 380The History of Sexuality

3

HIS 381Gay & Lesbian History

3

PSY 456Gender Psychology

3

PSY 457Psychology of Human Sexuality

3

SGS 504Intimate Relationships: Sexuality, Gender, Culture, Love, & Friendship

3

SOC 250Gender and Society

3

SOC 436Social Inequality:Race, Class and Gender

3

SWK 201Social Work Practice and AIDS

3

SWK 333LGBTQ+ Community and Mental Health Practice

3-4