Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

This minor introduces students to the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies. The minor is open and welcoming to all students and offers a sustained opportunity to learn about LGBT experience, history and scholarship, as well as explore fundamental questions about sexualities, bodies, identities, communities, social movements and liberation politics. As an interdisciplinary field, LGBT Studies critically examine the significance of sexuality and gender identity to social organization, cultural production and historical change from a wide range of academic disciplines. The flexibility of the minor curriculum allows students to focus their studies in a particular area of interest, intersect with their major(s) or explore a diverse array of topics across different cultures and historical periods. The minor also offers a range of courses through SU Abroad programs.

The LGBT Studies minor can provide specialized knowledge and critical skills that are  valuable in a wide range of careers, including health, social work, education, law, communications, artistic practice, politics and business.


The minor in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Studies requires 18 credits of course work

To view the course catalog for the minor please click here


SU Abroad Courses in the LGBT Studies Program(+)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies


Robin Riley
Director of LGBT Studies
308 D Bowne Hall

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
441 Hall of Languages
Phone: 315-443-1011
Fax: 315-443-8093
Email: srassocdeancas@syr.edu

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