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, political formations, expressive behavior, and aesthetic categories. It is primarily concerned with the representations and lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary 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 the intersectional identity categories at its center
Crucial 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 sexualities vary in different historical periods) and synchronic ones (how sexualities take shape within particular texts, periods, or populations).
I. DeVault, N. Diabate, A. Fuhrmann, J. Ellen Gainor, E. Hanson, S. Hodžić, C. Howie, K. Jaime, T. Loos, K. McCullough, T. Murray, J. Peraino, L. Ramberg, M. Raskolnikov, N. Salvato, K. Sender, S. Warner, R. Weil, S. Vider
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 LGBT 2290 - Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies and three 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. The student pursuing the minor selects a member of the Graduate Field in LGBT Studies to serve on her/his special committee and registers as a graduate minor with the Graduate School. Course requirements and credit hours will vary. Upon completion of course objectives and graduate degree requirements, the students’ transcript will reflect completion of the LGBT Studies Graduate Minor.