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Minor in Queer Studies

Queer Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that focuses on non-normative sexuality as a primary category of analysis. Queer Studies starts from the assumption that sexuality is central to human social organization; is always experienced in continually shifting contexts; and lived in relation to race, religion, class, nation, and gender. Its methods and premises grow out of scholarship on gender and thus is housed in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Department.

A minimum of 18 units chosen from the following list of courses, chosen in consultation with the Queer Studies Advisor.


Take both of the following courses:

  • WGSS 205 Introduction to Queer Studies (3) Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • WGSS 416 Queering Gender (3) Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Choose any four of the following courses:

  • ASAM 370, AIS/WGSS 313, CHLS 330, CRJU 461/WGSS 417, HIST 395, WGSS 375, WGSS 356, WGSS/ENGL 442

For more information please visit the Queer Studies Minor website.

Queer-Friendly CSULB Courses:

  • American Indian Studies 340: American Indian Literature
  • Asian American Studies/ Chicano & Latino Studies 341: Seminar in Chicano/Latino and Asian American Film
  • Asian American Studies 370. Gender and Sexuality in Asian America
  • Chicano & Latino Studies 150: Introduction to Chicano Literary Studies
  • Chicano & Latino Studies 330: Critical Issues in Chicana and Latina Studies
  • Geography 360: Human Geography
  • History 304:  History of the Holocaust
  • Psychology 354:  Psychology of Women
  • Psychology 457:The Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • Religious Studies 458/558 - Women, Religion, Developing World
  • Sociology 100: Principles of Sociology
  • Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies 356: Lesbian Histories and Cultures