Through the Sexuality Studies minor a new generation engages in research and understanding of a critical aspect of human experience. The minor offers students a greater understanding of the histories of, development of, and variations in sexual cultures, sexual identities, sexual discourses, intimate relationships, and sexual health. Foregrounding sexuality as a central, rather than peripheral, category of social and cultural analysis, it encourages students to apply the category across disciplines of cultural studies, history, literature, social sciences, and sciences.