To qualify as an elective, the content of a course must be predominately about women 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 her/his critical understanding of women’s and gender 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