Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) studies at CU Boulder is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program encompassing more than 20 courses in a dozen departments.
LGBTQ studies involves the academic investigation of sexuality in established fields such as literature, history, theatre, law, medicine, economics, sociology, anthropology, political science and the arts. With its interdisciplinary approach, LGBTQ studies interweaves complex theories and analysis into the study of sexuality and gender.
Through the certificate program and the guidance of faculty advisors, students are given an opportunity to integrate a wide variety of courses offered in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of societies and cultures and to relate that understanding to lived experience.
Completion of the certificate in LGBTQ studies requires the completion of 18 credit hours (9 upper-division) of approved courses with grades of C- or better.
Required Courses and Credit Hours
|LGBT 2000||Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies||3|
|LGBT 3796||Queer Theory||3|
|Twelve credit hours of approved elective courses, with at least 6 credit hours of upper-division electives 1||12|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Up to six credit hours of independent study may be applied toward the certificate program.
Credits earned at other institutions may be transferred in partial fulfillment of the requirements upon approval of the program director. No more than 6 credit hours of transferred coursework may be applied to the certificate.
Students are encouraged to meet with the program directors early in their course of study and again in the semester prior to the semester of graduation, to ensure that program requirements are met.
Available elective courses are listed each semester under the "Courses" tab of the program website.