Explore diverse LGBTQ experiences, cultures, and communities from cross-disciplinary perspectives. Examine the social construction of human sexuality in wide-ranging historical, geographical, and cultural contexts.
About the Queer Studies Program
The queer studies minor delves into the intersection of sexuality with race, class, gender, ability, religion, and national origin. In small, interactive classes, you’ll study gender and sexuality from varying theoretical and methodological perspectives. You’ll choose from courses that explore queer literature, history, research methods, and social movements, among other topics. Professors dedicated to your success will help you customize the minor so it reflects the interests you’re passionate about and complements your major.
Your professors will also embolden you to communicate your ideas powerfully and practice critical analysis of sexuality and power. Because Mills is located among vibrant queer communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’ll have opportunities to learn while engaged in community service and to conduct research in these communities. You’ll be empowered to forge your own visions for social change within fields such as education and social services. You’ll also gain a strong foundation for graduate work in numerous disciplines.
View our program details for in-depth information on the minor. If you’re interested in majoring in queer studies, see the women’s, gender and sexuality studies major with a concentration in queer studies.
Courses You Could Take
Schools, Sexuality & Gender
The Queer Premodern
Contemporary Queer Writers of Color
Race, Sexuality & the State
Feminist & Queer Theories
Sexuality & the City