All Courses

Below we have listed, first, all the courses  currently offered by the LGBTQ Studies Program; second, we have listed the courses that have been offered since it was established in fall quarter 1997.

Censored! Art on Trial


Instructor: Alma Lopez Gaspar De Alba

(Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M136.) Examination of censorship in visual arts, particularly art of queer Chicana/Chicano and Latina/Latino artists such as Alma Lopez, Ester Hernández, and Alex Donis. Other censored artists include feminist artist Yolanda López, queer artists Robert Mapplethorpe and David Wojnarowicz, painter Christ Ofili, photographers Sally Mann and Andres Serrano, printmaker Enrique Chagoya, muralist Noni Olabisi, writer Salman Rushdie, and four performance artists — Karen Finley, Tim Miller, John Fleck, and Holly Hughes — whose work was vetoed by chair of National Endowment for Arts (NEA) in 1990 after they had successfully passed through NEA’s peer review process and who came to be known as NEA Four.

Chicana Lesbian Literature


Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Exploration of intersection of radical First and Third World feminist politics, lesbian sexuality and its relationship to Chicana identity, representation of lesbianism in Chicana literature, meaning of “familia” in Chicana lesbian lives, and impact of Chicana lesbian theory on Chicana/Chicano studies.

HIV/AIDS in Global Millenium


Instructor: Raja Bhattar

Interactive exploration of many histories and struggles related to HIV/AIDS and its intersections with LGBTQ people, women, people of color, and communities across world. Through discussions with local leaders, exploration of various perspectives in fight for justice and efforts to end this international epidemic.

Individual Studies In Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Studies


Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Directed program of independent study or research on specific topic within lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required.



Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Introduction to history, politics, culture, and scientific study of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgendered people; examination of sexuality and gender as categories for investigation; interdisciplinary theories and research on minority sexualities and genders.

LGBT Institutions and Organizations


Instructor: Michael Fleming

Service-learning course that offers opportunity for students to work in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-related community organizations, to reflect on political and theoretical issues involved in such work and such organizations, and to draw ideas from various courses they have already taken and test them in settings outside UCLA.

LGBTQ Pop Music

LGBTQS/Mus. His. M137

Instructor: Mitchell Morris, Morgan Woolsey

Survey of English-language popular music in 20th century, with focus on lesbians, gay men, and members of other sexual minorities as creators, performers, and audience members.



Instructor: Arthur Little

Survey of discrete period of queer literature and culture from circa 1850 to 1970. Works by such authors as Walt Whitman, Radclyffe Hall, Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Langston Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Henry Blake Fuller, and James Baldwin may be included. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change.

Selling Out: Money, Marketing, and LGBT Identity and Politics


Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Bryan Wuest

Study of topics about queer subjectivities/theories/history from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender studies perspective. Examination of complex ways in which capitalism, economics, and marketing have helped shape LGBT identity and politics, both historically and contemporarily. Recent years have seen increasing economic inequality, advances in legal rights and social acceptability for LGBTs, and continuing privatization of political process. These trends make it vital to rethink assumptions and received knowledge about history and place of LGBT in U.S. culture, and ask what role capital has played–and will continue to play–in organization of sexual identity.

Studies in Gender and Sexuality


Instructor: GRIFFIN, C.R.

Examination of literary and cultural production through lens of gender and sexuality. Depending on instructor, emphasis may be historical, regional, national, comparative, or thematic and include other intersectional vectors of identity and representation such as race and ethnicity.

Varbiable Topics in Queer Subjectivities/Theories/History


Instructor: Alicia Gaspar de Alba, Alma Lopez

Taught by Alma Lopez, a well-known digital and video artist, and assisted by the Chair of the LGBT Studies program, this course will explore the construction of LGBTQIA subjectivities through film, specifically, the films screened during the annual OutFest Queer Film Festival that takes place in Los Angeles within the 6-week period of summer session A; this year, from July 7-17, 2016. We will read about queer cinema, attend film screenings at OutFest, blog about our experiences, and create a final original 3-minute video poem about how sexuality constructs our own subjectivity. As an option, the course will offer a service-learning component to those students who wish to volunteer for OutFest.

Past Courses


Below we have listed, first, all the courses offered by the LGBT Studies Program since it was established in fall quarter 1997; second, those courses offered by other units on LGBT topics that have counted without special petition towards fulfillment of the requirements for the minor in LGBT Studies; third, Fiat Lux seminars on LGBT topics.

Offered by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program

M14 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Studies
Same as Women’s Studies M14
97 fall Christine Littleton and James A. Schultz; TAs: Tamara Ho, Marc Siegel
Previously M14 . Changed to M114:
M114 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Same as Gender Studies M114
98 fall Christine Littleton and James A. Schultz; TAs: Terri Conley, Marc Siegel
99 fall Susan Scheibler and James A. Schultz; TAs: Cindy Cruz, Norman Jones
00 fall Alice Echols
01 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Courtney Johnson, Kristen Schilt
02 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Eng Beng Lim, Kristen Schilt
03 summer Kristen Schilt
03 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Tom Folland, Balam Kenter
04 summer Kristen Schilt
04 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Alison Hoffman, Donald Rhine
05 summer Kristen Schilt
05 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Christine Safriet, Maria San Filippo
06 summer Courtney Johnson
06 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Sean Arayasirikul, Nicole Eschen
07 summer Courtney Marshall
07 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Malik Gaines, Candace Moore, Sam See
08 summer Candace Moore
08 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Jesus Barraza, Evangeline Heiliger, Muriel Vernon
09 summer Evangeline Heiliger
09 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Des Harmon, Sybille Nyeck, Yamisette Westerband
10 summer Yamissette Westerband
10 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Negin Ghavami, David Gorshein
11 summer Dustin Friedman
11 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Jacob Lau, Jennifer Moormanm, Yamissette Westerband
12 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Freda Fair, Tony Fitgerald, Ben Sher, Melissa Whitley
13 summer Tony Fitgerald
13 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Doran George, Elizabeth Lisa Thorne, Terrell Winder
14 summer Doran George
14 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Bryan Wuest, Morgan Woolsey, Marika Cifor
15 summer Jacob Lau
15 fall James A. Schultz; TAs: Rosie Aroush, Eric Newman, Savannah Kilner
M115 Sexuality and Law, and Gender
Same as Gender Studies M115
14 summer fall Gwendolyn Leachman
M98T Collegium of Undergraduate Teaching Fellows
Trans-gressing the Law: The Transgender Challenge to Sex Laws
Same as Law 98T
04 winter Danielle Brown
Gender, Race, and Sexuality in the Workplace
Same as Soc M98T/WS M98T
06 spring Kristen Schilt
Queer Women and Hollywood
Same as WS/Film & Television M98T
07 winter Maria San Filippo
Divas in Song: Women, Hollywood Studio System, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Audiences
Same as Music History M98T
10 winter Ross FenimoreM101A Lesbian and Gay Literature Before Stonewall
Same as English M101A and Women’s Studies 101A
97 fall Patricia Juliana Smith
99 winter Patricia Juliana Smith
99 fall Patricia Juliana Smith
00 fall Arthur Little
01 fall Arthur Little
02 fall Arthur Little
04 spring Christopher Looby
04 fall Arthur Little
05 fall Arthur Little
06 fall Arthur Little
07 fall Arthur Little
08 fall Arthur Little
10 fall Arthur Little
11 fall Arthur Little
13 winter Lowell Gallagher
14 spring Lowell Gallagher
15 spring Chris Chism
16 winter Lowell Gallegher
M101B Lesbian and Gay Literature After Stonewall
Same as English M101B and Women’s Studies 101B
98 spring Gregory Sarris
99 spring Gregory Sarris
00 winter Arthur Little
01 spring Gregory Sarris
03 winter Arthur Little
04 winter Norman Jones
05 winter Arthur Little
06 winter Arthur Little
07 winter Arthur Little
08 winter Arthur Little
09 winter Arthur Little
10 fall Arthur Little
11 fall Arthur Little
13 spring L. Chase Snith
14 winter Arthur Little
14 fall Arthur Little
15 summer Arthur Little
15 fall Arthur Little
M101C Special Topics in Lesbian and Gay Literature
Previously LGBTS/English M197D
Queering the Bible
04 spring Norman Jones
Transatlantic Queer Modernisms
05 spring Heather Lukes
Uses of History in Queer Culture
06 spring D. Kurnick
The Queer Novel in the United States 1900-1950
07 spring Christopher Looby
Queer Literature and Cultures after 1970
15 winter Uri McMillian
M107B Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Same as English/Women’s Studies M107B
13 spring Claire McEachern
14 summer E. Sanchez Rivera
Violence, Attraction, Identity: Key Concepts in Gender and Textual Study
12 winter Sarah Mesle
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
13 winter Sarah Mesle
Experimental Women’s Writing: (Studies in Gender/Sexuality)
15 fall Jackie Ardam
Lesbian and Gay History in the US
Changed to M118
97 fall Alice Echols
98 fall Alice Echols
99 fall Alice Echols
00 fall Alice Echols
Boys to Men: American Masculinities, 1800 to the Present
00 spring Elspeth Brown
Contesting the Sexual
07 spring Linda van Leuven
08 spring Linda van Leuven
Out of the Closet, Into the Vaults: LGBT Film and the Outfest Collection
08 spring Maria San Filippo
10 spring Ali Hoffman
Introduction to Transsexual Histories
12 spring  Marcus Desmond Harmon

M116 Sexuality and The City: Queer Los Angeles
Same as Women’s Studies M116
97 fall James A. Schultz
02 spring James A. Schultz
04 spring James A. Schultz

M118 Queering American History
Same as Women’s Studies M118
01 fall Alice Echols
02 fall Alice Echols
03 fall Alice Echols
05 spring James A. Schultz
06 winter James A. Schultz
07 spring James A. Schultz
10 winter James A. Schultz
11 winter James A. Schultz

M125 LGBTS/Disability Studies
same as Disability Studies M125
14 spring Sara Wolf
16 winter Carl Schottmiller
M126 Feminist and Queer Theory
same as Women’s Studies/English M126
12 winter Rachel Lee
12 fall Dustin Friedman

14 winter Rachel Lee

M133 Chicana Lesbian Literature
Same as Chicana/o Studies M133 and Women’s Studies M133
98 winter Alicia Gaspar de Alba
00 fall Alicia Gaspar de Alba
03 winter Alicia Gaspar de Alba
06 winter Alicia Gaspar de Alba
08 spring Alicia Gaspar de Alba
10 fall Monica Palacios

13 spring Alicia Gasper De Alba
M134 Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality: Homosexualities
98 winter Peter Hammond
01 spring Peter Hammond
03 spring Peter Hammond
05 winter Peter Hammond
10 spring Peter Hammond
11 summer Muriel Vernon
14 spring Muriel Vernon
M137 Gay and Lesbian Perspectives in Pop Music
Same as Music History M137
99 spring Mitchell Morris
01 spring Mitchell Morris
02 fall Mitchell Morris
04 summer Steph Pennington
05 winter Mitchell Morris
07 winter Mitchell Morris
09 spring Mitchell Morris
10 summer J.C. Rogers
11 summer J.C. Rogers
11 fall Des Harmon
13 winter Mitchell Morris
13 fall Zarah Ersoff
14 summer Morgan Woolsey
15 winter Jill Rogers
15 summer Morgan Woolsey
16 winter Mitchell Morris
M141 African American Women’s History
Same as Afro-Am M141
14 winter Sarah Haley
M142 Race, Gender and Punishment
Same as Afro-Am M142
14 spring Sarah HaleyM147A The Psychology of the Lesbian Experience
Same as Psychology M147A and Women’s Studies M147A
Previously Women’s Studies 185
02 winter Linda Garnets
03 winter Linda Garnets
04 winter Linda Garnets
05 winter Linda Garnets
05 summer Linda Garnets
06 winter Linda Garents
06 summer Linda Garnets
07 winter Linda Garnets
08 winter Linda Garnets
09 winter Linda Garnets
10 winter Linda Garnets
11 winter Linda Garnets

150 Speaking Out: Public Speaking on LGBT Issues

99 fall Ronni SanloM167 Contested Sexualities 
Same as Sociology M167 and Women’s Studies M167
99 winter John Horton
00 spring Celia Kitzinger
03 spring Linda Van Leuven
04 spring Linda Van Leuven
05 spring Linda Van Leuven
06 spring Linda Van Leuven

181 Variable Topic
Creating Queer Performance Art
13 fall Monica Palacios
Gaytino! Performance and the Power of One
14 spring Dan Guerrero
Invisibile Bodies: Agency, Voice, and Erasure in the Records of Trans and Gender Variant Persons
14 fall Laura Wynholds
To Live & Die in L.A.: Activism & Social Change in the City
14 summer Raja Bhattar
Censored! Art on Trial
15 winter Alma Lopez
Queer Noir
15 winter Alicia Gaspar de Alba
Recovering Shadowed Lives
15 spring Ernesto Chavez
Cyberqueer: Gender Sexuality and New Media
15 spring Linzi Juliano
182 Variable Topic
LGBT Communities and Criminal Justice
15 winter Jordan Woods
183 Variable Topic
Censored! Art on Trial
14 spring Alma Lopez
Queer Arts in LA
05 fall Alma Lopez
12 fall Alma Lopez
14 summer Alma Lopez
15 spring Alma Lopez
Queer Film and Media
13 winter Jen Moorman
Queer/Trans of Color Genealogies
13 winter Jacon Lau
Transsexual Histories
13 winter Des Harmon
14 spring Des Harmon
Queer Noise-making: Visible and Aural Political Cultures and Practices
13 fall Freda Fair
Heteronormative Colonlialism
14 fall Doran George
15 fall Doran George
LGBTQ Theater & Performance U.S. 20th Cent-Pres
15 winter Lisa Sloan
Queer Melancholia
15 spring Jill Rogers
Coming out to the Movies: The L.A. Film Festival
15 summer Alma Lopez
184 Variable Topic
LGBT Families: Social Science Prespectives
12 fall Justin Lavner
Gender, Sexualitym and Science
13 spring Nathan Ha
14 winter Nathan Ha
Diversity in the Psych of LGBT
13 spring Negin Ghavrni
The Sexual and Racial Politics of Popular Music From Bessie Smith to Riot Grrrl
Same as Women’s Studies 185
04 spring Alice Echols
Introduction to Trans Studies
04 fall Talia Bettcher
Mental Health and Sexual Orientation
04 fall Linda Garnets
06 fall Linda Garnets
LGBT Community Activism and Public Policy
05 winter Torie Osborn
Queer Theater
05 spring Brian Freeman
Topics in Asian American Sexuality: Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality
05 spring Eric Wat
LGBT Institutions and Organizations
Previously LGBTS 196, Senior Internship Seminar
05 spring Michael Fleming
06 spring Michael Fleming
07 spring Michael Fleming
08 spring Michael Fleming
09 spring Michael Fleming
10 spring Michael Fleming
11 spring Michael Fleming
12 spring Michael Fleming
NEW course # 180SL
13 spring Michael Fleming
14 spring Michael Fleming
15 spring Michael Fleming
187 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies 
Previously LGBTS 197
Translational Queer Studies
13 winter Alvin Wong
Censored! Art On Trial
12 spring Alma Lopez Gaspar de Alba
13 spring Alma Lopez Gaspar de Alba
Queer Asia
14 winter Alvin Wong
Queer Hollywood
05 fall Kristen Hatch
The Evolution of Sexuality and Gender
05 winter Jeffrey Thomas
Intersexuality, Transexuality, and the Emergence of “Gender”
06 spring Noa Ben-Asher
International and Comparative Perspectives on Law and Sexuality
07 winter Holning Lau
Race, Class, Ability, and Transgender Rights
07 fall Dean Spade
Queer Cinema and Film Theory
07 fall Cheryl Dunye
08 fall Cheryl Dunye
11 spring Cheryl Dunye
Queer of Color Critique: Queer Activism and Social Justice
08 spring Fatima El-Tayeb
Sex in the Tropics
08 spring Frances Negrón-Muntaner
Same-Sex Relationships: Psychological Perspectives and Public Policy Issues
09 winter Natalya Meisel, LGBTS teaching fellow
LGBT Law and Politics
09 spring Doug NeJaime
Mythology and Community in 20th-Century Queer Literature
09 spring Sam See, LGBTS teaching fellow
Public Intimacies: Queering Kinship, Law, and Culture
10 winter Kathryn Oliviero
AIDS and Discourses of Art
11 spring Aaron Gorelik
Sexuality, Gender, and Law: Tensions in Feminist and Queer Legal Theory
12 winter Laura Foster
Transgender Voices: Global and Local Perspectives on Transgender History and Culture
12 winter Muriel Vernon
M191E Topics in Gender and Sexuality
Same as Women’s Studies M191E and English M167
M191 D Queer Literature and Cultures
13 spring Lowell Gallagher
14 spring Evelyn Boria Rivera
14 fall Ronjaunee Chatterjee
Modernism, Gender, and Sexuality
11 fall Louise Hornby
M115 Sexuality, Gender, and the Law
12 spring Michael Boucai
13 spring Luke Boso
LGBTQ Spectatorship
Benjamin Sher
Psychology of Multiple Social Identities in Contemporary U.S.
12 spring Negin Ghavami

196 Senior Internship Seminar in LGBTS
Changed to LGBTS 187: LGBT Institutions and Organizations 00 spring Ronni Sanlo
01 winter Ronni Sanlo
02 spring Ronni Sanlo
03 spring Michael Fleming
04 spring Michael Fleming

197 Special Topics in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Prescriptions for Perversity: Treating Homosexuality in the United States
98 winter Vernon Rosario

Health Care Issues for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Patients
98 fall Carol Hodgson

Hermaphrodites, Homosexuals, and Transsexuals:
The Medical Manipulation of Sex

99 winter Vernon Rosario

Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights
99 spring Jon Davidson

Queer Documentary and Issues of Identity in 20th-Century
American Literature and Film

Same as Film and TV 144
99 spring Cheryl Dunye

The History of the Medical Treatment of Homosexuality
00 winter Vernon Rosario

Queer African American Art and Artists
Same as Afro-American Studies C101
00 spring Cheryl Dunye

Latina Lesbian History in the U.S.
01 winter Yolanda Retter

Gay Science: The Medical History of Homosexuality
01 winter Vernon Rosario

Cross Cultural Queers in Film
02 winter Vivian Price

Creating Queer Performance Art
01 spring Monica Palacios
02 winter Monica Palacios

The Sexual and Racial Politics of Popular Music
From Bessie Smith to Riot Grrrl

Same as Women’s Studies 185
02 spring Alice Echols
03 spring Alice Echols
An Intensive Introduction to Transgender Studies
02 spring C. Jacob Hale
LGBTS Film: Queer Looks 
03 winter Kristen Hatch
Substance Abuse in LGBT Populations
03 spring Emilia Lombardi

Global HIV/AIDS and Art

Same as World Arts & Cultures 120
03 fall David Gere and Robert Sember
Sexual Orientation and Mental Health
03 fall Barrie Levy
Race, Class, and Community Formation
04 winter Eric Wat

M197D Special Topics in Lesbian and Gay Literature

Changed to LGBTS/English M101C
The Importance of Being Modern:
Lesbian and Gay Self-Invention from Wilde to Stein

97 fall Janet Sarbanes
99 spring Janet Sarbanes
African-American Lesbian and Gay Literature
98 spring Arthur Little

Religion and LGBT Literature

02 fall Norman Jones
Sodom in Legend, Literature, and Theory
03 winter Lowell Gallagher

Afro-American 191C.3

LGBT-Related Courses Offered by Other Units

Queer of Color Critique

12 spring Uri McMillan

Anthropology 98T

Anthropology of Gender Variance Across Cultures: From Third Gender to Transgender
12 spring Muriel Vernon

Anthropology 137
Sexual Meanings
04 spring Niko Besnier

13 fall Muriel Vernon

Anthropology 197L
Sexuality and Culture in Southeast Asia 

00 spring Thomas Boellstorff
Masculinities: Cultural Construction of Male Gender and Sexuality
03 spring Peter Hammond

Asian American Studies 187C
Gender and Sexuality in Korean American Culture
07 winter Grace Hong

Asian American Studies 
Gender and Sexuality

00 spring Gina Masequesmay
03 spring Eric E. Reyes

Chicana/o Studies 188.3
Performance and the Power of One

08 winter Dan Guerrero

Chicana/o Studies C132
Border Consciousness

13 fall Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Chicana/o Studies C135
Bilingual Writing Workshop
13 winter Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Education 147
LGBT Issues in Education and Law

06 winter Stuart Biegel
07 winter Stuart Biegel
08 winter Stuart Biegel
09 winter Stuart Biegel
10 winter Stuart Biegel
11 winter Stuart Biegel
13 winter Stuart Biegel
14 winter Stuart Biegel
15 winter Stuart Biegel

16 winter Stuart Biegel

English Composition 3SL
Service Learning

14 winter Tara Prescott

English 110
James Baldwin

99 winter Arthur Little

Film and TV 114 Film Genres
Queer Images, Queer Media

98 spring Chon Noriega

Folklore 98T
Queer Folklore and Popular Culture

98 spring Elizabeth Adams

History 198A
Gay and Lesbian History

97 fall Moshe Sluhovsky

Honors 43
Male Sexuality and Identity in Ancient Rome

00 winter Robert Gurval

Music History 127 
Music and AIDS

00 fall Paul Attinello
Music and Sexuality
02 spring Philip Brett

Music History 131 American Popular Song
Queer Pop Music

Changed to LGBTS M137
98 spring Mitchell Morris

Political Science 149: Lesbian and Gay Politics
00 winter Robert Hennig
01 winter Robert Hennig
02 winter Robert Hennig
03 winter Robert Hennig

Psychology 129E
14 winter Paul Abramson

15 summer D.A. Frederick

Sociology 162
Sociology of Gender

12 spring Mignon Moore 

Sociology 195B
Queer Sexualities: The Social Construction of Identity, Control, and Resistance

Changed to LGBTS M167
98 spring John Horton

Scandinavian 177
Queer Scandinavia

08 spring Jenny Björklund

Theater 105 Main Currents in Theater
Queer Theater

03 spring Sue-Ellen Case

Women’s Studies 185
The Lesbian Experience
Changed to LGBTS/WS/Psychology M147
98 winter Linda Garnets
99 winter Linda Garnets
00 winter Linda Garnets
01 winter Linda Garnets

Women’s Studies 187
Queer Things
12 spring Michelle Erai

Fiat Lux Seminars Related to LGBT Studies

LGBTS 19.5 Fiat Lux HonorsEngl 19.1 Fiat Lux Freshman Seminar
The Great Gay Novel

05 winter Christopher Looby

LGBT is Not a Sandwich: Straight Talk about Gay Issues in America
13 fall Raja Bhattar

14 winter Raja Bhattar

14 spring Raja Bhattar

Honors 98 Fiat Lux Seminar
Privilege, Power, and Difference: Is Tolerance Enough?

01 fall Ronni Sanlo
02 winter Ronni Sanlo