Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
College of Arts and Humanities
2417 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-5428
Director: Dr. Marilee Lindemann
15 credits: 12 credits are in required courses, while 3 credits are earned in one upper-level elective course.
A. Required core curriculum for the Minor in LGBT Studies (12 credits)
1. LGBT 200--Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
2. One lower-level course focused on literature, art, or culture by or about LGBT people, either LGBT 265 (X-listed as ENGL 265) or LGBT 291 (X-listed as CMLT 291);
3. One of the following upper-division courses focused on the personal, social, political, and historical aspects of LGBT people: LGBT 350, LGBT 407 (X-listed as PHIL 407), or LGBT 494 (X-listed as WMST 494);
4. One of the following upper-division courses focused on literature, art, or culture by or about LGBT people: LGBT 359 (X-listed as ENGL 359), LGBT 459 (X-listed as ENGL 459), LGBT 465 (X-listed as ENGL 465); or LGBT 327.
B. Elective course for the Minor in LGBT Studies (3 credits)
An upper-division elective will complement the required courses. This elective may be a course from categories 3 and 4 above that has not been used to fulfill requirements; or it may be one of the capstone courses in LGBT Studies (LGBT 386 or LGBT 488), or a course chosen from the list of approved electives for the LGBT Studies program. The list of approved electives is available at www.lgbts.umd.edu/minor.html. A student may also petition to have any course fulfill this requirement by providing evidence, usually the syllabus, that a substantial amount of the course work, usually including a term paper, consists of LGBT material.
Appropriate substitutions for courses listed in categories 2 through 4 above may be made with approval from the Director of LGBT Studies.
No course earned with a grade below "C-" will count toward the minor in LGBT Studies.
Students may use a maximum of six credits (or two courses) to satisfy the requirements of both their major and the minor in LGBT Studies. However, courses taken to complete the minor in LGBT Studies may not be used to satisfy the requirements of another minor.
No more than six of the required credits (or two courses) may be taken at an institution other than the University of Maryland, College Park. However, at least six upper division credits applied to the minor must be taken at this university.
Students must declare the minor in LGBT Studies to the Director of LGBT Studies one year prior to their intended graduation to assure appropriate advising and record-keeping.
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