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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program

The field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies is devoted to the investigation of the complexities of sexuality and its importance to the organization of social relations more generally. Primary among its concerns is also the study of the lives, the politics and the creative work of sexual and gender minorities. LGBT Studies is founded on the premise that the social organization of sexuality is best studied from interdisciplinary perspectives. At present, the program includes courses using a variety of methodological tools and disciplinary approaches: anthropological, psychological, sociological, biological, political, historical, literary, musical and artistic. LGBT Studies offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate minor. While LGBT Studies intersects with the critical principles of the Program in Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, courses that qualify for the LGBT minor will concentrate on questions pertaining to how sexuality and the discourse of sexual minorities and majorities, and normative and non-normative sexual practices, are mobilized in formations of power, knowledge, sociality, and subjectivity.