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Courses of Study

UW-Madison offers LGBT studies classes in many departments.  Learn more below.

LGBT Studies Certificate

The LGBT Studies Certificate Program, administered by the Department of Gender and Women's Studies, is a campus-wide program open to students in any major. Courses that count toward this interdisciplinary certificate come from a wide range of fields including literature, history, sociology, medical history, as well as from gender and women's studies.

LGBT Studies Courses

Visit LGBT Studies Course Requirements for more information.

    • English 171 Gender and Sexuality in Literature
    • Gen&WS 101 The Meanings of Women in Western Culture 

    • Gen&WS 102 Women, Social Institutions and Social Change 

    • Gen&WS 103 Women and Their Bodies in Health and Disease
    • Gen&WS/Soc/I-LS 200 Introduction to LGBT Studies
    • Gen&WS/English 341 Gender and Language 

    • Gen&WS 340 Special Topics in LGBTQ Sexuality* 

    • Gen&WS/Classics 351 Gender and Sexuality in the Classical World
    • Gen&WS/History 354 Women and Gender since 1870 

    • Gen&WS 421 Constructions of Gender in the Media 

    • Gen&WS 442 Lesbian Cultures 

    • Gen&WS/History 519 Sexuality, Modernity, and Social Change 

    • Gen&WS/Med Hist 524 Medical History of Sex and Sexuality
    • Gen&WS 532 A History of the (American) Body
    • History 275 Topics in LGBT Histories* 

    • Theatre 420 Theatre and Society

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