Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks to establish a faculty-led academic unit that will enable the expansion and integration of LGBT Studies and Women’s Studies programs.
The LGBT Studies Program is an academic minor program that explores a scholarly understanding and academic exploration of sexual orientation and gender identity from an interdisciplinary perspective. The program includes courses from the College of Art and the College of Arts and Sciences Program faculty come from four campuses and fourteen separate disciplines, providing students with a range of scholarly approaches and methodological styles. Students are required to take 21 hours of courses to complete the minor, but are able to customize their coursework to better fit their majors and career goals.
The Sociology of Gays and Lesbians (SOC 32565) will be offered as an ONLINE course in Summer I (June 10 to July 13). This course satisfies both the University Diversity Requirement and a Block A Requirement for the LGBT Studies Minor.
Course Description: Examination of sexual identities, societal attitudes and debates, and differences of gender, race, age and class in gay/lesbian communities, using both social movements and life span perspectives. Prerequisite: SOC 12050 (Contact instructor to inquire about waiving prerequisites).
Intro to LGBT Studies (AS 22069) will also be offered as an ONLINE course in Summer I (June 10 to July 13). This course also satisfies both the University Diversity Requirement and a Block A Requirement for the LGBT Studies Minor.
Course Description: Introduction to LGBT Studies will introduce students to the interdisciplinary field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. The program and course are designed to explore sexual orientation and gender identity from an interdisciplinary perspective. This course specifically will look at LGBT topics through the lenses of history, the arts, literature, biological and social sciences, law and justice, will introduce students to queer theory, and will focus on the intersectionalities of sexual orientation/gender identity with race,class, gender, religion and abilities.
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