BY BTL STAFF
ROCHESTER — A metro Detroit college will soon add an LGBT studies minor to its list of provided course study.
Oakland University will add a new LGBT studies minor program for Fall 2015. Coursework material will focus on LGBT lives and the academic contributions made in the field of queer theory.
After seven years of negotiating and planning, Valerie Palmer-Mehta, interim director of the Women and Gender Studies program at OU, was able to guide the proposal through committees to be approved by the college administration while Jo Reger, director of the Women and Gender Studies program, was away on sabbatical, The Oakland Post reports.
The minor will require 20 credits of course work, including three core classes titled: “Introduction to LGBTQ Studies,” “Queer Social Theory” and “Field Experience in Women and Gender Studies,” as well as two elective courses.
Many other Michigan universities also offer course material in Women and Gender Studies. The University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Wayne State University, Northern Michigan University and many other private and community colleges offer gender study course work.