"Part of my duties...is to advise our human resources group on issues, concerns, and needs of the LGBT community here at Herman Miller. I see a real advantage for a business major, particularly one interested in HR, having a deeper understanding of a constituency that many companies are actively recruiting and supporting."
-Rick Westra, Product Specialiast, Herman Miller (Zeeland, MI)
Students who minor in LGBT studies must complete 21 credits. The following three courses are required:
Students must complete four of the following minor elective courses:
WGS 310: Sexual Orientation and the Law
An examination of legal and policy issues relating to sexual orientation including topics relating to constitutional law, criminal law, family law, and employment law. Fulfills one of the Issues/Themes requirements. Offered winter semester.
WGS 336: Lesbian, Gay, Queer Literature
WGS 399: Independent Readings
Independent supervised readings in selected topics. Offered every semester.
Prerequisite: Permission of program coordinator.
Credits: 1 to 3
WGS 490: WGS Internship
Work experience in the community relating practical training and independent study in a specialized area, initiated by the student, who prepares a proposal in consultation with a faculty advisor and a work site supervisor. The student submits a final report. 50 hours internship/credit hour. Offered every semester.
Prerequisite: 12 hours of WGS coursework.