(SIMS Code: 119511)
The certificate provides students with skills essential for living and working in diverse communities and also provides insights into artistic, economic, political, and social forces that shape society. The courses that comprise the certificate examine LGBTQ+ communities, cultures, histories, and individuals through intersectional lenses to include ability, age, class, color, and gender and sexual diversity.
Students may obtain the certificate without majoring or minoring in LGBTQ+ studies. Units taken toward this basic certificate will not count toward a major or minor in LGBTQ+ studies. Students who opt to switch from the basic certificate to a major or minor before it is awarded may count these units with the approval of the adviser. A maximum of 6 units of transfer credit from other SDSU courses may count toward the certificate with the approval of an adviser.