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LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies

LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies Certificate

CWGS is pleased to announce that the College of Liberal Arts Policy and Curriculum Committee has approved the first step for an Undergraduate Certificate in LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies. This Certificate is pending final approval. A transcript-recognized undergraduate certificate program is a set of courses that allows a student to focus on an area of study in addition to the major. The LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies Certificate recognizes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) scholarship and acknowledges widespread faculty expertise in this field. Founded in 2004, the CWGS LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster brings together faculty, graduate students and undergraduates from across campus to share research in feminist and queer studies, the history of sexuality, and related fields. Research Cluster Chair Matt Richardson (English) will serve as the program chair for the LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies Certificate. 

Undergraduate Students

Fill out the Undergraduate Online Application via Adobe Forms and join the [lgbtq] listserv.

Graduate Students

The LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies Track is an in-house certificate awarded by the Women's & Gender Studies Portfolio Program.

Fill out the WGS Graduate Portfolio Program application, specify "WGS Portfolio Program with LGBTQ/Sexualities Track," and join the [lgbtq] and the [wgs-grads] listserv. 

Students will follow the existing requirements for the WGS Portfolio, which requires 4 courses in the area for PhD students or 3 for MA students, along with a presentation of a paper at the annual WGS Graduate Student conference.


The courses selected to count towards the LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies requirements should come from the Pink Book, a publication of the LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster.  Other courses may be used if approved by the Chair of the LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster (currently Ann Cvetkovich).

WGS 301 Intro to LGBTQ Studies will be offered in Spring 2014.

For further information please contact:   Matt Richardson, Chair of the LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster;  Wanjira Murimi graduate assistant to the LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster, or Graduate Coordinator, Center for Women's & Gender Studies.

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