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Guidelines for Potential Cross-listed Courses
Courses from many departments across campus are cross-listed with Women's and Gender Studies. We are always pleased to consider gender related courses for cross-listing.
Potential cross-listed courses should meet one or all of the following criteria:
Presuppose gender and sexuality as central and analytical concepts
Reflect the diversity of gendered experiences
Be informed by contemporary Women's and Gender Studies scholarship and/or gender scholarship within their particular discipline
Provide students with an understanding of feminist perspectives
These criteria are intended as a guide to potential cross-listed courses. Each course will also be evaluated based on how it compliments the curricular needs of the Women's and Gender Studies Department. We reserve the right to refuse cross-listing status on the basis on the program's curricular needs.
Application Process for Cross-listed Courses
To apply, send the following information electronically to Mary Jo Neitz, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Chair of the Curriculum Committee. Your application will be reviewed within 4 weeks by the Curriculum Committee. If you have questions, contact Mary Jo by email or at 882-4572.
Name of instructor
Name, number, and parent department of course
Course syllabus (MS-Word or PDF attachment preferred)
Faculty/instructor c.v. (MS-Word or PDF attachment preferred)
For a proposed Topics course, we will need the same information, except that a course outline and bibliography will be accepted in lieu of a syllabus.
Procedure for Approval
If the application is accepted and the proposed course approved for cross-listing status the professor and home department must agree to:
Use Women's and Gender Studies evaluations in conjunction with their home department's evaluation
Submit a copy of the course syllabus to the Women's and Gender Studies office each semester a course is offered
Provide at least one seat designated for Women's and Gender Studies students in the course
The Women's and Gender Studies cross-listing process grants approval to courses and instructors as a unit. If the instructor is to change on a previously approved course the new instructor need not re-apply using this application, but will be required to submit a syllabus and c.v. to the Women's and Gender Studies department for review.