Programs

How to Petition a Course

Proposed Women's Studies Supporting Courses will be reviewed by the Women's Studies Curriculum Committee and approved by the Women's Studies Executive Board. Courses accepted as Women's Studies Supporting Courses must meet at least three of the following four criteria:

  • A central focus in the course is women and/or gender.
  • The course involves a level of critical analysis that includes gender and sexuality as a lens for analysis.
  • The course is informed by a feminist theoretical framework.
  • The course includes an intersectional analysis of race, class, gender, ability, and sexuality.

Additionally, the syllabus must reflect these criteria through required class reading material and class assignments.

Supporting Courses will be reviewed every 3 years by the Women's Studies Curriculum Committee.