Courses Offered in Summer and Fall 2018

  • LGBTQ Religious Experience (Wgst Rels Soc 388), Summer (May-June) 2018, Tuesday/Thursday 11am-1:45pm
  • Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies, Fall 2018, Tuesday/Thursday, 2-3:15pm & 3:30-4:45pm
  • Sexualities, Genders, and Bodies (Wgst Hum Soc 366), Fall 2018, Tuesday/Thursday 11am-12:15pm

Courses at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

  • Family, Sexuality, and Human Rights in a Changing World (Wgst Anth Soc 451)
  • LGBTQ Religious Experience (Wgst Rels Soc 388)
  • Sexualities, Genders, and Bodies (Wgst Hum Soc 366)
  • Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (Wgst Anth Hum Psyc Soc 303)
  • Contemporary Social Problems (Soc 201)

Independent Research Supervised

  • Nonviolent communication about sex and sexuality (fall 2017)
  • Transmen’s experiences coming out to parents (fall 2016)
  • Critical disability studies (fall 2016)
  • Representations of transwomen in the media (summer 2016)
  • Black lesbian cultural production (summer 2015)
  • Queer Middle Eastern identity and community formations (winter 2015)
  • Counseling LGBTQ+ college and university students (winter 2015)

An independent study is an opportunity to work one-on-one with a professor to complete a project or learn more about a specific topic of interest to you. Click here to view the University of Michigan-Dearborn independent study contract. Instructions for adding an independent study are provided on p. 2.

LGBTQ Studies Certificate Program

The new LGBTQ Studies Certificate is an undergraduate and post-baccalaureate certificate that prepares students to work and live in our diverse world by concentrating on forms of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression that are frequently left out of traditional fields of study. The interdisciplinary approach of the certificate provides students with analytical frameworks for understanding how social, cultural, legal, and political factors influence the lives of LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities. The program of study examines a broad spectrum of diversity to foreground ways that sexuality and gender intersect with ideas about race, ethnicity, class, age, religion, disability, and nationality in people’s lives.

Read more about the certificate here: https://umdearborn.edu/casl/undergraduate-programs/certificates/lgbtq-studies-certificate

Mardigian Library resource guide for students doing LGBTQ-related research and projects: http://library.umd.umich.edu/find/databases.php?cat=LGBT+Studies