Challenge how you understand identity and become part of a community of advocates challenging broader categories of identity and helping advance greater equality and understanding.
Queer Studies is offered as a minor area of concentration of the BA in Liberal Studies degree at AU Los Angeles.
The Queer Studies minor concentration emphasizes an activist orientation and advances the understanding of queerness as challenge and resistance to dominant paradigms in history, culture, and society. It combines a range of interdisciplinary courses and independent studies with opportunities for internships at pioneering community-based organizations in the Los Angeles area.
The Queer Studies minor concentration is available for undergraduate students pursuing a Liberal Studies degree who wish to customize their course of study in the area of Queer Studies. A minor area of concentration requires earning at least 20 units in the concentration; at least half of the units should be upper division and include appropriately chosen core courses as recommended by the student’s advisor.
The Queer Studies concentration combines a range of interdisciplinary courses and independent studies with opportunities for internships at pioneering community-based organizations.
- Queer History of Los Angeles
- LGBT Identity Issues
- Queer Cinema
- Queer Counseling and Narrative Practice
- Queer Literature
- Gay and Lesbian History in Documentary Film
- Queer Theory
- Transgender Identity Issues
For detailed curriculum and degree requirements, please visit the AULA catalog.