The Undergraduate Certificate in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies explores questions about sexuality, identity, gender, community, representation, diversity, assimilation, and discrimination that are both academically and socially significant.
This certificate is designed for all students, regardless of major, who have an interest in learning more about the history and contemporary life of LGBT individuals. Students who earn the LGBT Studies certificate are prepared for careers that involve interaction with people of diverse backgrounds in areas such as business, education, healthcare, and law. Some graduates go on to work in social services or public affairs, promoting equality in legislation and policy.
Coursework in this program is interdisciplinary and includes materials and methods from many fields, including Africology, anthropology, communication, comparative literature, economics, English, ethnic studies, film studies, health sciences, history, linguistics, music, nursing, political science, psychology, social welfare, sociology, theatre, and women's and gender studies.
Certificates are similar to minors in terms of credit requirements but draw on coursework from multiple fields of study rather than from a single department.
The LGBT Studies Undergraduate Certificate is designed for students majoring in any field who wish to complement their study of a discipline with an additional concentration in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies. Any student in good standing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who is seeking a bachelor's degree or who previously received a bachelor's degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university is eligible to participate in the certificate program. The program also is open to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this topic. To be admitted as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular University admission requirements.
The LGBT Studies Undergraduate Certificate requires completion of 18 credits in approved courses, with a minimum GPA of 2.00, as follows:
|LGBT 200||Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies||3|
|WGS 301||Queer Theory||3|
|LGBT 599||Selected Topics in LGBT Studies:||3|
|Select 9 credits||9|
Select 9 credits of approved LGBT Studies curricular area or cross-listed coursework, of which 3 credits must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
Students are limited to a maximum of 6 credits in independent study and no more than 9 credits from any one department. At least half the credits must be taken in residence at UWM, and no courses may be taken on a credit/no credit basis.
Credits earned at other institutions in equivalent LGBT courses, as well as credits earned and approved through study abroad, are accepted in partial fulfillment of the requirements. Students must obtain the approval of the certificate program committee to apply more than nine credits from courses at other institutions to the program requirements.
The following courses are approved to count toward the LGBT Studies Certificate. Additional courses may be found each semester in the Schedule of Classes. In addition, students are encouraged to consult the Program Coordinator and to petition for the inclusion of relevant courses as appropriate.
|AFRIC 344||Global Black Social Movements||3|
|AFRIC 418||Race, Class, and Gender in Latin America and the Caribbean||3|
|ANTHRO 400||Human Sociobiology||3|
|ANTHRO 445||Psychological Anthropology||3|
|BMS 201||Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS||3|
|BMS/COMSDIS/HCA/KIN/OCCTHPY/THERREC 245||Client Diversity in Health Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Perspective||3|
|COMMUN 401||Communication in Marital and Family Relationships||3|
|COMMUN 402||Gender and Communication||3|
|COMMUN 410||Organizational Communication Technology||3|
|COMMUN 681||Seminar in Communication in a World of AIDS||3|
|ECON 248||Economics of Discrimination||3|
|ED POL 532||Male Identity: Education and Development||3|
|ENGLISH 629||Seminar in Literature and Sexuality:||3|
|ETHNIC 275||Queer Migrations||3|
|HIST 141||Global History of the Family, Gender, and Sexuality||3|
|HIST 241||Women and Gender in Europe: 1350 to 1750||3|
|HIST 242||Women and Gender in Europe: 1750 to the Present||3|
|HIST 243||History of Women in American Society||3|
|HIST 373||Topics in Gender and History:||3|
|JAMS 111||Gender and the Media||3|
|KIN 351||Sociological Aspects of Health and Human Movement||3|
|LINGUIS 212||Language and Gender||3|
|NURS 101||Cultural Diversity in Health Care||3|
|PHILOS 235||Philosophical Aspects of Feminism||3|
|POL SCI 412||Constitutional Law: Civil Rights and Liberties||3|
|POL SCI 464||Sex, Gender, and the Law||3|
|POL SCI 471||Problems in Law Studies: (Law and Sexuality)||3|
|PSYCH 319||Gay and Lesbian Psychology||3|
|PSYCH 320||Psychology of Women||3|
|SOC WRK 100||Introduction to Social Work||3|
|SOC WRK 250||Human Behavior and the Social Environment||3|
|SOC WRK 581||Youth Work Practice||3|
|SOC WRK 665||Cultural Diversity and Social Work||3|
|SOCIOL 250||Sex and Gender||3|
|SOCIOL 255||Sociology of Sexuality||3|
|SOCIOL 260||Blood, Sex, Money, Power: Families and Intimate Relationships||3|
|SOCIOL 341||Sociology of Deviant Behavior||3|
|SOCIOL 444||Sociology of the Body||3|
|WGS 200||Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: A Social Science Perspective||3|
|WGS 201||Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies: A Humanities Perspective||3|
|WGS 302||Gendered Bodies:||3|
|WGS 401||Global Feminisms||3|
|WGS 489||Internship in Women's and Gender Studies||1-3|
|WGS 500||Advanced Social Science Seminar in Women's and Gender Studies:||3|