Commonwealth Policy Center

The University of Louisville is offering a minor in LGBTQ Studies. The introduction of the new minor is sure to stir controversy. Course offerings include: Black Lesbian Lives, Queer Politics, LGBTQ Literature in the U.S., Queer Performance and the History of American Sexualities. So it’s worth asking, is this the kind of education that the public demands? Does LGBTQ Studies bring out excellence, promote flourishing, and make the Commonwealth a better place to live? And what kind of job could one land with a minor in LGBTQ studies? Apart from the controversial nature of the courses, it’s important to be reminded that U of L is a publicly funded university and it must justify its course offerings to Kentucky taxpayers.