Classifying Courses as WGSS Courses
For Faculty: Creating a New WGSS Course
Faculty who wish to have a course included in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor must demonstrate that it fits the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies course criteria by submitting a course proposal or current syllabus and other relevant material such as assignments and readings.
Submissions should go to the Chair of the WGSS Curriculum Committee, Dr. Frederika Schmitt.
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Course Criteria
- The course title and content should reflect awareness of the importance of gender and/or sexuality in structuring human social life and in framing scholarly analysis.
- Course content, assignments and readings should demonstrate competence in the discipline of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
- Books and articles by recognized feminist and queer scholars should be used.
- Course content and texts should emphasize diverse perspectives on gender and sex equity, including feminist and queer perspectives that recognize women's and 2SLGBTQ+ social, political, economic and/or cultural contributions.
- Course content and texts should demonstrate sensitivity to the needs and interests of all students in regard to gender and sexuality issues.
- Teaching should include critical pedagogy and innovative techniques traditionally used in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies courses whenever possible, including student-oriented methods, cooperative learning, discussion, journal writing, and case studies.
- Multicultural perspectives should be included whenever possible.
From Governance Structure Draft 2/13/96
Updated with new name of minor Fall 2017
Updated with new name of minor Fall 2022