Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Minor

To Declare a Minor

To declare a minor, students can meet with the undergraduate advisor for Sexuality Studies:
Jonathan Branfman
Hagerty Hall 452 (proceed to 455 Hagerty and ask the front-desk staff person, or follow the sign on the door if the room is closed)
branfman.1@osu.edu
Office Hours, Autumn 2016: TBD (or by appointment)

Overview

The offerings and requirements for the Sexuality Studies minor program are detailed in the official Sexuality Studies minor program descrption [pdf]. If you need to access this form via an alternative method, please contact the Sexuality Studies program.
 
The minor in sexuality studies focuses on the social, historical, psychological, literary, legal, and political contexts in which human sexualities have been and are currently being expressed and theorized. The minor pays particular attention to the tension between non-normative sexualities and the concept of heterosexuality against which they are typically defined. It also investigates the ways that sexuality is shaped by social differences connected to race, gender, (dis)ability, nationality, and social class.
 
This minor requires 12 credit hours, with at least 6 hours selected from the central courses listed below. The remaining 6 hours can be taken from these courses and/or the list of electives. At least three of the 12 hours should come from a college outside the student’s own. A number of the courses listed below have prerequisites, which must be taken or waived by the instructor, and enrollment in some courses may be limited because of demand or available space. No more than 6 credit hours of course work at the 2000 level may count toward the minor. Students and faculty may petition the Director of Sexuality Studies to count courses other than those listed here to fulfill the requirements of the minor. To be approved, at least 50% of the course content must address sexuality. With the Director's approval, students may apply up to three hours of Sexuality Studies 4998 (Undergraduate Research), 4998H (Undergraduate Research Honors), 4999 (Thesis), 4999H (Honors Thesis), 5191 (Internship), 5193 (Individual Study), 5194 (Group Study), and/or 5700 (Workshop) toward the minor.
 
After the coordinating advisor for the Sexuality Studies minor has approved the student’s Minor Program Form, the student must file the form with his/her counselor in his/her college.
 
I. Central Courses (choose at least 6 from this list)

Art Education
    5835 Visual Representations of LGBT Subjects (3)

Classics
    *3215 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World (3)

Comparative Studies
    2214 [highly recommended] Introduction to Sexuality Studies (3)
   *4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science (3)
    4875 Gender, Sexuality, and Religion (3)

Educational Studies: Teaching and Learning
     4015 Educational Studies: Cultural Foundats (3)

Educational Studies: Counselor Education
     4270 Love, Sex, and Relationships (3)

Kinesiology: Sport Industry, Sport Management
     5614 Sport and Sexuality (3)

English

   *2282 Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
    4580 Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures (3)

History
    2630 History of Modern Sexualities (3)
  *3215 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World (3)
    3630 Same-Sex Sexuality in a Global Context (3)

Human Development and Family Science
    3440 Human Sexuality (3)
    5440 Human Sexuality in Context (3)

Philosophy
    3430 The Philosophy of Sex and Love (3)

Psychology
    2333 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)
    4555 Adolescent Sexuality (3)

Religious Studies
    4875 Gender, Sexuality, and Religion (3)

Sexuality Studies
    5620 Sexuality and Violence (3)

Social Work
    3597 Adolescent Parenthood and Sexuality: An International Perspective (3)
    5002 AIDS Survey: Facts and Issues (3)
    5006 Sexualities, Diversity & Social Work (3)
    5016 Affirmative Social Work with LGBTQ Individuals, Couples, and Families (3)

Sociology
    2340 Sex and Love in Modern Society (3)
    5605 Sociology of Sexuality (3)

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    2230 Gender, Sexuality and Race (3)
   *2282 Introduction to Queer Studies (3)
    3370 Sexualities and Citizenship (3)
    4404 Regulating Bodies: Global Sexual Economies (3)
    4405 Race and Sexuality (3)
   *4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science (3)

II. Electives (other electives must be approved by coordinator)

Anthropology
     3500 Primate Sexuality (3)

History
    3612 Asian American Women: Race, Sex, and Representations (3)

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    2305 Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective (3)

III. Sample Focus Areas for Sexuality Studies Minor

Health Services Focus

      Educational Studies: Counselor Education
         4270 Love, Sex, and Relationships (3)    

      Psychology
         2333 Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)

      Social Work
         5002 AIDS Survey: Facts and Issues (3)

      Sociology
         5605 Sociology of Sexuality (3)

Representations of Sexuality (in media, literature, science, etc)

     Classics
         *3215 Sex and Gender in the Ancient World (3)    

     Comparative Studies
         *4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science (3)

     Kinesiology: Sport Industry, Sport Management
          5614 Sexuality and Sport (3)

     English
        *4580 Special Topics in GLBTQ Literatures and Cultures (3)   

[*Cross-listed course]

Semester Conversion

Ohio State transitioned its academic calendar from a quarter system semesters at the beginning of Summer 2012. For the most part, the requirements and course selections for the Sexuality Studies minor on semesters will be equivalent to what they were on quarters. Details of the old program requirements are available at the quarter-system minor page. Advisors for the Sexuality Studies program have worked with students to ensure a smooth transition of their plan of study from quarters to semesters. Please feel free to contact any of the advisors (Professor Joe Ponce, Jonathan Branfman, or Kris Wethington) with questions.


[pdf] - Some links on this page are to Adobe .pdf files requiring Adobe Reader.  If you need these files in a more accessible format, please contact sexualitystudies@osu.edu.

 

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