Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Studies Program
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Studies is an undergraduate program dedicated to the academic study of gender and sexuality. The program offers coursework, programming, and internship opportunities for students looking to explore queer and trans issues through an intersectional lens.
LGBTQ Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder is an interdisciplinary program encompassing over 30 courses in a dozen departments. Students can take courses on the academic investigation of sexuality and gender in established fields such as literature, history, ethnic studies, theatre, law, medicine, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science, and the arts. With its interdisciplinary approach, LGBTQ Studies interweaves complex theories and analysis into the study of sexuality and gender. Through the certificate program and the guidance of faculty advisors, students are given an opportunity to integrate a wide variety of courses, internships, and programming in order to deepen their understanding of sexuality and gender in their academic, professional, and personal lives.
As an academic discipline, LGBTQ Studies examines:
- Histories of queer and trans identities
- Queer and Trans of Color experiences
- Relationships between sexual, racial, ethnic, and national identities
- Contemporary LGBTQIA+ activist movements
- Representations of queer and trans people in music, literature, and art