In the College of Arts and Sciences .
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT) Studies is devoted to the study of sexuality and its importance to the organization of social relations, literature, art, and embodied life. It is primarily concerned with the representations and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered subjects, even as these subjects remain stubbornly and productively difficult to define once and for all. LGBT Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and it is likewise open to a variety of perspectives on the stability of its constituent identity categories.
Central to the curriculum is a sense that sexuality varies across time and place, serves political ends, and cannot be thought in isolation from gender, class, race, ethnicity, age, religion, and physical ability. LGBT Studies emphasizes both the diachronic differences in the constitution of sexualities (how sexuality is different in different historical periods) as well as the synchronic ones (how sexuality takes shape within particular texts, periods, or populations).
Barbara Correll, Ileen DeVault, Jason Frank, J. Ellen Gainor, Sabine Haenni, Ellis Hanson, Cary Howie, Isabel Hull, Paul Hyams, Mary Katzenstein, Petrus Liu, Tamara Loos, Kathryn March, Kate McCullough, Timothy Murray, Mary Beth Norton, Judith Peraino, Masha Raskolnikov, Camille Robcis, Nick Salvato, Ritch Savin-Williams, Anna Marie Smith, Amy Villarejo, Sara Warner, Rachel Weil, Dagmawi Woubshet
The LGBT Studies Undergraduate Minor
Undergraduate students in any college at Cornell may minor in LGBT Studies in conjunction with a major defined elsewhere in the university. The minor consists of four courses chosen from the Course Offerings link above; students may petition the Director of LGBT Studies for courses not listed.
The LGBT Studies Graduate Minor
The graduate minor in LGBT Studies invites graduate students to craft a personalized program of interdisciplinary study. Students select a member of the Graduate Field in LGBT Studies to serve on his/her special committee and register as a graduate minor in the LGBT Studies office. Course requirements will vary. Upon completion of course objectives and graduate degree requirements, the student will be awarded a LGBT Studies Graduate Minor Certificate.