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Graduate Course Approval Form (Faculty Submission)

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

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Please attach copies of any relevant assignments/assignment prompts, if they are not included on your syllabus already. It is impossible for us to assesses a course without seeing the assignments that students will complete to demonstrate that they have met our learning outcomes.
Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the social and/or historical construction of gender, sex, or sexuality. Describe what students will produce or the experiences they will have that provide evidence of the learning outcome. Supplemental, non-syllabus evidence may include essay questions, threads, service learning, classroom practice, collaborative learning or other assignments.
Outcome 1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the social and/or historical construction of gender, sex, or sexuality.
Provide specific examples of the work students will produce that demonstrates their attainment of at least one additional learning outcome through syllabus or supplemental evidence: examples may include research questions, oral presentations, teaching demonstrations, advocacy work, interviews or data collection, or creative output, such as the production of a film, new media or digital media, design, choreography, sculpture, or painting. For example, if the outcome is #4, “recovering of writing by women,” insert the prompt requiring students to identify and locate the work of a non-canonical author who is a female or sexual minority. Be sure to address each additional outcome you selected above.