Queer and Sexuality Studies
Christian Gundermann, Associate Professor of Gender Studies
Overview and Contact Information
The Five College Certificate in Queer and Sexuality Studies provides a course of study that examines critically the relationship between queer sexual and gender identities, experiences, cultures, and communities in a wide range of historical and political contexts. The certificate also leads students to investigate how non-normative and normative genders and sexualities intersect with other social categories such as race, ethnicity, gender, class, and nationality.
Requirements for the Certificate
A minimum of seven courses:
|One introductory course, such as the following:||1|
|Introduction to Gender Studies (at Mount Holyoke)|
|At least one critical race and transnational studies course||1|
|Five other courses, including:||5|
At least two courses in the arts/humanities
Two courses in the social/natural sciences
At least one of these five courses must be an upper-level (300 or above) course
- All courses must be approved by the program to count towards certificate requirements. A list of current courses typically approved for the certificate is available on the certificate program's website.