Elective Course Approval or Proposal


To qualify as an elective for the WGST major, the content of a course must be predominately about women, sexuality, and/or gender.  A student may request that a course be approved as an elective for the major by presenting a syllabus and a written proposal from the student, signed by both the student and the faculty member, detailing how the course meets that standard. That request must be made to the program director before the beginning of the semester in which the course is taken.  For a course to be deemed as meeting this standard, a clear and cogent argument must be made by the student that their critical understanding of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies can be furthered through the study of this course.  Additionally, substantive coursework should focus on topics relevant to the WGST major

The form is available here:  Course approval document


Faculty members may use the following form to propose new or existing courses for review as WGST electives by the WGST Advisory Board. Existing courses can be submitted directly to the Director for Women’s and Gender Studies, Surupa Gupta. NOTE: New courses first need to be approved by the appropriate curriculum committees.

The form is available here: Elective Course Proposal for Faculty