(SIMS Code: 119510)
The advanced certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Plus (LGBTQ+) Studies is open to matriculated students to advance their knowledge in sexual and gender identity, and increase understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, ethnic/ racial, and contemporary experiences of people across sexualities. The focus is on the changing nature of same-sex desire, sexual behavior, and same-sex relationships from antiquity to the present. Courses focus on emerging LGBTQ+ subcultures and identities from a global perspective. Throughout the program of study, we will carefully consider the full range of genders, sexualities, races, ethnicities, classes, physical abilities, religions, and political persuasions that characterize current LGBTQ+ movements and communities.
Courses are designed to provide students with a comprehensive, integrated, and scholarly education. The certificate also exposes students to community service and activism via a large selection of internships.
A certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Plus (LGBTQ+) Studies prepares students for a large variety of careers. Students can work in LGBTQ+ non-profit agencies, law, local and national politics, health care settings, counseling centers, journalism, news media, theatre, film, fine arts, and education.