From 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 LGBTQ studies draws on the expertise of faculty members from across the college and offers a holistic approach that brings to bear the insights of various fields upon the study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer issues. Students have 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 minor can also serve students preparing for careers in law, public policy, health and social services, the arts, entertainment, or the ministry.