Exploring sexual and gender diversity issues.
Exploring sexual and gender diversity issues.

» LGBTQ Studies

LGBTQFrom queer theory to queer-bashing, sexual and gender diversity issues have become highly visible issues across business, the humanities, and the sciences. The Minor in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies offers students the opportunity to analyze for themselves facts, theories, research and realities concerning diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, communities and histories, and the ways in which race, class and other dimensions of identity and experience impact LGBTQ people, histories and politics. Representing Chapman University's commitment to diversity and intellectual inquiry, the minor provides students of almost any major the means to explore the issues surrounding this academic discipline in its scientific, socio-cultural, political and artistic contexts. In addition to supplementing academic specializations ranging from history or biology to English or psychology, the LGBTQminor can also serve students preparing for careers in law, public policy, health and social services, the arts, entertainment or the ministry. 

For information about the Minor in Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer Studies, including additional options that fulfill requirements, such as independent studies, Individualized Experimental Learning Projects (IELP) or independent research opportunities with the Henley Social Sciences Research Laboratory, contact the program director, Dr. Ian Barnard.


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Program Director

Ian BarnardDr. Ian Barnard is a Professor of Rhetoric and Composition in the English Department at Chapman University and also directs Chapman's LGBTQ Studies Program and is affiliated with the University Honors Program.