Denison University Queer Studies Concentration
WELCOME TO DENISON UNIVERSITY QUEER STUDIES CONCENTRATION!
About Queer Studies
THE DISCIPLINE OF QUEER STUDIES ENCOMPASSES theories and thinkers from numerous fields: cultural studies, gay and lesbian studies, race studies, women's studies, media, postmodernism, post-colonialism, psychoanalysis and more.
While engaging with this diverse range of fields, the work of queer studies distinguishes itself by focusing on issues of sexuality as a central lens through which questions raised in these other arenas might be inflected. To that end, queer studies examines the cultural, social and political implications of sexuality and gender from the perspective of those marginalized by the dominant sexual ethos. It explores the ways that culture defines and regulates sexuality as well as the ways that sexuality structures and shapes social institutions.
Students may choose a concentration in queer studies in addition to any major and may weight their choices toward the social sciences, the humanities, the arts or the life sciences.
The concentration in queer studies requires six courses:
With the approval of the committee, another course meeting the queer studies guidelines may be substituted for one of the electives listed.
Through these courses, students should gain an understanding of and respect for human differences such as age, ability, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, race and religion.
For more information about the concentration, contact:
Higley Hall, Room 204
Granville, Ohio 43023
Phone: (740) 587-6574
Fax: (740) 587-6348