Social and Cultural Analysis (Queer and Sexuality Studies), BA
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The Social and Cultural Analysis degree offers a concentration in Queer and Sexuality Studies, critically analyzing sexuality, sexual identity formation, structural and societal inequalities, and the diversity of LGBTQA communities.

The BA program in social and cultural analysis with a concentration in queer and sexuality studies combines transdisciplinary topics and methods to critically analyze the function of ideologies of sexuality, the history and present conditions of sexual identity formation, structural inequalities and queer resistance to those same inequalities, and the diversity of LGBTQ communities.

Drawing from the premise that sex, gender and sexual orientation are both private experiences as well as profoundly political and public issues with important legal, social and cultural implications, the intellectual core of this program draws from theories, methods and pedagogies in queer theory and sexuality studies while engaging complementary fields of social justice, cultural studies, women's studies, gender studies, literature, history, sociology, psychology and transnational studies. Areas of emphasis include sexuality in culture, transnational queer studies, queer social movements and resistance, sexual fluidity, trans studies and critical heterosexualities.

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Social and Cultural Analysis (Queer and Sexuality Studies), BA

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New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences


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Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Communications Teachers, Postsecondary 10%$66,510
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 10.5%$72,230
Education Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3%$64,020
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education7.5%$59,170
History Teachers, Postsecondary 10.3%$72,690
Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators 10.4%$60,670
Political Scientists2.8%$115,110
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary 10.6%$81,430

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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