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Submission Dates:

Fall 2020 Curriculum Committee Deadlines:
Because we are all navigating increased workloads during a very stressful semester, the WGST Curriculum Committee will review submissions for WGST attribute status on a rolling basis this semester. We ask that affiliates prioritize submitting classes that they know will enroll WGST students who plan to take the course to fulfill requirements in our major, minor, emphasis, or certificate, i.e., for undergraduate classes, only classes that are lower division without prerequisites in your department. Upper-division classes with prerequisites are unlikely to be taken by WGST students for WGST elective credit, and so we consider these classes less urgent for WGST vetting and we may not review these proposals until spring 2021. Thank you for your patience!

You will receive an email confirming your submission was received and an email after the meeting letting you know the Committee’s decision. Individual students will only be notified if the submission is a petition.

Please note: Students may petition for NO MORE THAN THREE HOURS OF COURSE CREDIT to be counted toward the major, minor, emphasis or graduate certificate. In addition graduate students may petition for up to THREE HOURS CREDIT FOR DISSERTATION OR THESIS HOURS.










Courses approved by the Women's and Gender Studies Programs offer students an opportunity to study gender, sex, or sexuality in different disciplines. WGST-approved courses must have 50% of their content related to gender, sex, or sexuality.


Syllabus, Assignments and Practices as Evidence of Student Action Steps: Upload your course syllabus below. WGST-approved courses must demonstrate how students will achieve learning outcomes through their syllabi and assignments. Your syllabus must include a complete schedule of readings and two assignment prompts (assignments may be placed in the box below if not embedded in the syllabus). Be sure that your syllabus clearly indicates the content related to gender, sex, and sexuality and the selected learning outcomes. A list of chapter numbers and page numbers often obscures content for non-specialists. Themes and unit titles can help. A submission will not be approved if the syllabus does not clearly indicate to non-specialists through detailed explanation that 50% of course content relates to gender, sex, or sexuality.




Maximum upload size: 5.12MB




Maximum upload size: 5.12MB

















Courses approved by the Women’s and Gender Studies Programs offer students an opportunity to study gender, sex, or sexuality in different disciplines. WGST-approved courses must have 50% of their content related to gender, sex, or sexuality.


Learning Outcomes: All proposals must meet Outcome 1 and at least one additional outcome.

Select the learning outcomes:

Syllabus, Assignments and Practices as Evidence of Student Action Steps: WGST-approved courses must demonstrate how students will achieve learning outcomes through the syllabi and assignments. Your syllabus must include a complete schedule of readings and two assignments or prompts (assignments may be placed in the box below if not embedded in syllabus). Be sure that your syllabus clearly indicates the content related to gender, sex, and sexuality and the selected learning outcomes: a list of chapter numbers and page numbers often obscures content for non-specialists. Themes and unit titles can help. A submission will not be approved if the syllabus does not clearly indicate to non-specialists through detailed explanation that 50% of course content relates to gender, sex or sexuality.




Maximum upload size: 5.12MB




Maximum upload size: 5.12MB














Courses approved by the Women’s and Gender Studies Programs offer students an opportunity to study gender, sex, or sexuality in different disciplines. In the event that a student seeks WGST approval for their unique experience of a non-WGST course, they will need to demonstrate that they produced 50% of the graded content for the course by researching and writing work related to gender, sex or sexuality.

Syllabus, Assignments, and Practices as Evidence of Student Action Steps: In the boxes below, please direct the committee to specific places in the syllabus where you and the instructor tailored your assignments to meet WGST learning outcomes, while summarizing the work produced.




Maximum upload size: 5.12MB
















Courses approved by the Women and Gender Studies Programs offer students an opportunity to study gender, sex, and/or sexuality in different disciplines. In the event that a student seeks WGST approval for their unique experience of a non-WGST course, they need to demonstrate that they produced 50% of the graded content for the course by researching and writing work related to gender, sex, and/or sexuality.

Learning Outcomes: All proposals must demonstrate that your work in a non-WGST course achieved at least two outcomes form this list. All proposals must meet Outcome 1 and at least one additional outcome.

Syllabus, Assignments and Practices as Evidence of Student Action Steps: In the boxes below, please upload the course syllabus, directing the committee to specific places in the syllabus where you and the instructor tailored your assignments to meet WGST learning outcomes, and summarize the work produced.




Maximum upload size: 5.12MB
















Below, please provide evidence that at least 50% of the content of your work in the thesis/dissertation is related to gender, sex, or sexuality. You must meet Outcome #1 and at least one additional learning outcome (#2-4). Please explain how you achieve the following learning outcome(s) through your thesis/dissertation work. Provide specific examples of how your thesis/dissertation provides evidence of your attainment of the learning outcomes.


Additional Learning Outcomes: Explain how you met at least one of the following learning outcomes. Be sure to provide specific examples of how your thesis/dissertation demonstrates your attainment of the learning outcome(s).





Maximum upload size: 5.12MB