LGBT and Sexuality Studies

The LGBT and Sexuality Studies Minor is housed in and administered by the Women’s Studies Program. This minor is in keeping with the mission of the Women's Studies program: an interdisciplinary program dedicated to research, teaching, and practice on gender as it intersects with race, class, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, and other socially important categories. The minor draws on the work of a significant community of faculty working in various parts of LGBT and Sexuality Studies scholarship.

Related Majors, Minors, and Concentrations

Students in LGBT and Sexuality Studies also explore Women’s Studies, U.S. Cultural History, Sociology, English Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, and Anthropology.

What can I expect to learn in the LGBT and Sexuality Studies program at GW?

The minor offers students an opportunity to consider key social and academic issues through the critical lens of LGBT and Sexuality theory and applied research. A minor in LGBT & Sexuality Studies helps students bring questions to the surface about gender roles, sex and sexuality, health and wellbeing, economic and political development, war and peace, and more. In all of these, both old and emergent questions concerning LGBT populations and individuals—an sexuality more broadly—play a key part.

What is the LGBT and Sexuality Studies community like at GW?

The LGBT and Sexuality Studies minor prepares students to go on to professional and graduate schools in law, humanities, social sciences, and other fields, and to pursue careers in both private and public sectors, including business, law, government, public interest and social service organizations.

What can I do in the LGBT and Sexuality Studies field?

We are a diverse community of socially aware students and faculty brought together by a wide range of interests and goals. We are committed to intellectual engagement and the exploration of new perspectives regarding gender issues.