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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

LGBTQ2+ Minor


The LGBTQ2+ Studies Minor introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of Queer Studies that explore Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, and Two-Spirit communities in media, art, literature, activism, health, education, politics, and history both globally and domestically.

The LGBTQ2+ Minor is purposely designed to complement and support the majority of majors and minors at Fresno State


LGBTQ2+ Minors Are Required To Take

WGSS 11: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies (3 Units, GE. Area D2).

Two of The Four WGSS Core Courses:

  • WGSS 103: Feminist History
  • WGSS 153: Feminist Research Methods
  • WGSS 172: Transnational Feminism
  • WGSS 143: Feminist Theory 
    (3 Units Each)

An Additional 6 Units of Approved Electives


  • WGSS 105/HIST 155: Queer History
  • WGSS 111: Representations of LGBTQ+ in Film and Video (GE. Area IC)
  • WGSS 122: Queer Indigenous and Persons of Color (M/I)
  • WGSS 124: Gender & Sexuality in Education (GE. Area ID)
  • WGSS 128/SOC 133: Queering Migration
  • WGSS 151: Topics in LGBTQ2+
  • ENG 178/WGSS 178: Lesbian and Gay Literature

How to Enroll

Students interested in minoring in the LGBTQ2+ minor will need to schedule an academic advising meeting with Dr. Kat Fobear. 

LGBTQ2+ Minor Contact Information

Katherine Fobear
Associate Professor / Coordinator of the LGBTQ2+ Minor