The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies certificate program encourages students to think critically about the function of sexuality and gender in the world around them. By exploring the historical and contemporary experiences of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people, the courses seek to critically analyze queer and normative sexualities and gender identities.
Open to any student in the university, this interdisciplinary program consists of two required lower-division courses and a series of relevant courses in a number of different departments. Requiring 24 credit hours, the certificate is awarded upon completion of its requirements in addition to a bachelor’s degree in another field.
By developing an understanding of diverse sexual and gender identities, and the processes individuals move through in developing these identities, certificate program students apply the meaning and function of sexuality to a broad range of historical and contemporary institutions and societies.
For more information about the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies certificate program, contact the program director, Bud Coleman, at 303-492-5809.
Course code for this program is LGBT.