Sexuality Studies (Graduate Certificate)

The graduate certificate in sexuality studies addresses the social construction of sexualities, sexual identities and cultures. This program interrogates heterosexuality and institutionalized heterosexism, and addresses Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Two-Spirit identities and expressions as well as non-normative sexual identities that are not captured by LGBTQ-TS categories. This program allows students the flexibility to work with courses in sexuality studies offered across disciplines and units at ASU. Students gain theoretical and analytic tools to examine gender and sexual formations, and how social issues and state institutions impact and are impacted by sexuality as a social norm. In addition, coursework allows students to further investigate sexualities in relation to sexual stratification, reproductive rights and justice, sexual health and justice, carceral genders and sexualities, sex work, the state and legal system, and transnational and diasporic formations.

Fall 2019 courses


Approved elective courses:

ARA 591 Queer Art & CultureT 4:30-7:15TempeHarp
MCO 598 Gender in the Media Workplace iCourse  session BOnlineWallace
SWG 561  LGBTQ IssuesiCourse   session AOnlineMendoza
JHR 598 Abject Bodies & the Politics of TrashM 4:30-7:15WestFahs
WST 602 Mapping Intersections of GenderM 4:55-7:35TempeWard

 Courses that contain substantive sexuality studies content that will count as electives this semester

ARS 591 (Mis)Representing Justice: Art Law CensorshipM 10:45-1:30TempeAfanador Pujol
SPA 598 Latin American Photography: Gender Issues M 4:30-7:15TempeFoster

The following electives are already approved for the Sexuality Studies Graduate Certificate. Students may also petition to have a graduate course count as an elective if they demonstrate that their final project and focus is in sexuality studies.


AIS 511 Genders and Sexualities in American Indian Studies

ENG 604 Postcolonial Sexuality Studies

JHR 598 Special Topics: Abject Bodies & Politics of Trash

JHR 598 Special Topics: Hate speech, Manifestos, and Radical Writings

JSI 651 Sexuality & Social Justice

SOC 591 Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion\

SST 602 Mapping the Intersections of Gender

SST 691 Masculinities

SWG 533 Diversity, Oppression and Social Work

SWG 561 LGBTQ Issues

WST 490/590  Transborder and Queer Performativity

THP 482/582 Theatre for Social Change  (LGBTQ focused project required)

Edward MallotEnglish
Marivel DanielsonSchool of Transborder Studies 
Myla Vicenti CarpioAmerican Indian Studies
Madelaine AdelmanSST Justice and Social Inquiry 
Marlon M. BaileySST Women and Gender Studies 
Natasha MendozaSchool of Social Work
Flavio MarsigliaSchool of Social Work
Pamela SterlingSchool of Film, Dance & Theatre
Rashad ShabazzSST Justice and Social Inquiry
Breanne FahsSchool of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
Eleanor SeatonThe Sanford School 
Karen J. LeongSST Women and Gender Studies
Karen KuoSST Asian Pacific American Studies
Sujey VegaSST Women and Gender Studies
Victoria ThompsonSchool of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Julia HimbergDepartment of English
Alesha DurfeeSST Women and Gender Studies
Eric SwankSchool of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies
Cheshire CalhounSchool of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Mary Margaret FonowSST Women and Gender Studies
Ashley RandallCISA Counseling and Counseling Psychology
April MillerBarrett Honors College 
Charles T. LeeSST Justice and Social Inquiry 
Michael PfisterCISA
Rose WeitzSST Women and Gender Studies 
Marcus WhiteSchool of Film, Dance & Theatre
Lisa M. AndersonSST Women and Gender Studies 
Jacqueline M. MartinezCISA Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication
Ayanna ThompsonEnglish
Sally KitchSST Women and Gender Studies 
Jenny Dyck Brian Barrett Honors College and SFIS 
Kristin KoptiuchSchool of Social and Behavioral Sciences 
H.L.T. QuanSST Justice and Social Inquiry
C. A. GriffithSchool of Film, Dance & Theatre
Mako WardSST Women and Gender Studies 
Daniel BrouwerHugh Downs School of Human Communication
Hilary HarpSchool of Art 
David William FosterSchool of International Letters and Cultures 
Frank DillonCISA Counseling and Counseling Psychology
Michelle McGibbney VlahoulisSST Women and Gender Studies 
Robert SturgesEnglish

Degree Offered

Sexuality Studies (Graduate Certificate)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, The College of

Downtown, Tempe, West

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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