Gender Proposal & GWST Cross-Listing Form


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1. Complete this form by filling in the appropriate information and clicking on the submit button at the bottom.

2. Submit this form by the following deadlines:

If course is scheduled to take effect in Spring or Summer the deadline is September 1 of the year before (For Example: Spring 2015 revisions must be submitted by 9/1/2014)

If course is scheduled to take effect in Fall the deadline is December 1 of the year before revision is to take effect (For Example: Fall 2014 revisions must be submitted by 12/1/2013)    

 

THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CANNOT GUARANTEE TIMELY REVIEW OF PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINES. FURTHER, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE TO GIVE PRIORITY TO PROPOSALS THAT ARE THE RESULTS OF PROGRAM REVIEW.

This form allows the faculty member to submit the class for consideration for both cross-listing with Gender Studies and a Gender Designation for the Common Curriculum.

I.  General course description for the Gender requirement in the Common Curriculum

We are all gendered beings, and as such, gender both influences and is influenced by personal experience and human action.  This fact has been recognized by most academic disciplines in scholarly conversations that explicitly consider gender.  Consequently, today's liberally educated individual must not only be aware of their gendered identity but also taught the ways in which gender interacts with scholarly inquiry.

This requirement reflects the more thorough-going form of gender analysis that has evolved over the last twenty years.  Initially, gender analysis within disciplines took the form of noting exceptional women and their contributions to a traditionally-male discipline, or discussing how women's experiences provide a counterexample to supposedly universal models.  Increasingly, however, it has recognized the pluralism of gendered experience for both women and men, examined a wider range of areas, and "begun to define what binds together and what separates the various segments of humanity" (to use feminist phase theory), and it is this more complete analysis that informs the proposed Gender Requirement.

Since courses fulfilling the Gender requirement must use gender as a primary focus both of the students' perspectives and course content, it is insufficient to count a course that only contains a unit on gender; it must spend substantial time examining gendered concepts and methods of analysis.  In addition, because gender cannot be considered in a vacuum, courses must also discuss how gender intersects with categories of race, class, ethnicity, nationality, or sexuality.  Finally, courses must explore the connections between content and students' own lives as gendered beings in society.

II.  Gender Studies Mission Statement

The Gender and Women's Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary course of study that examines gender and sexuality from social, cultural, and biological perspectives.  The program is founded on close collaboration between academic departments, enabling students and faculty to utilize the perspectives and methodologies of gender and women's studies across traditional disciplines.  It is based on a plurality of theoretical approaches and emphasizes the intersections between gender, sexuality, race, class, and ethnicity.  The program supports the coordinate mission by promoting an integrated liberal arts education, leading students to a better understanding of the complexities and diversity of the human condition, and fostering the personal growth of women and men.

I. BASIC COURSE INFORMATION






6. I wish this class to be:
7. New course
  • If this is not a new course, please skip to number 8.
  • If this is a new course, please complete the following questions.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO FILL OUT A SEPARATE NEW COURSE PROPOSAL FORM.


c. Frequency course will be offered:

d. Will reassignment of current faculty cover this course?

If reassignment of current faculty will not cover this course, please send your departmental or program staffing plan to the CC chair, clearly indicating the increased personnel costs.  The plan must be approved by the Associate Provost.




Any costs requiring increased budget lines must be pre-approved by the Associate Dean for Academic Budget and Planning or the Associate Provost.  If applicable, please send statements of approval.




10. Are there any prerequisites for this course?


IV. Questions regarding the gender criteria

Each of the following questions is designed to help the Committee understand how the Gender learning goals will be met in your course.

Please be as specific as possible in your responses.  Specific examples are especially helpful.  All proposals must answer questions 1-3 and either question four or question 5.

 





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