Proposing a Course

If you would like to propose a course, please submit the following information to  

Note: If you are not already a member of the App State GWS Faculty, please see the info under faculty to learn about what paperwork to submit along with your proposal. In almost all cases, GWS courses are taught by members of the GWS faculty. However, in exceptional cases individuals (such as visiting instructors and adjuncts) who meet the criteria for GWS faculty status can be approved by the GWS Director to offer a GWS course(s) for a maximum of one academic year. Subsequently, in order to continue teaching courses that count for the GWS major, minor and/or graduate certificate, these individuals must apply formally for GWS faculty status and, if approved, their courses would be eligible for consideration for GWS credit.

  1. Name:
  2. Campus Address:
  3. Phone:
  4. E-mail:
  5. Home Department:
  6. Proposed Course Title/Number:
  7. Would this course be funded by your department?
  8. Would this course be cross-listed?  If so, give the catalogue or special topics number.
  9. How can we assist you in developing this course (bibliography, networking with other GWS faculty, contacting your department chair, etc.)? 
  10. How does the course focus on gender roles, women’s issues, sexuality, and/or the status of women on history, the arts, or the sciences
  11. How does the course material reflect knowledge of contemporary scholarship about women, feminist or womanist theories, gender, or sexuality?
  12. How is this course a Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies course?
  13. Faculty proposing courses in GWS should address in their course proposals a detailed course description, including goals and objectives, list of proposed texts, requirements, criteria for evaluation and a description of your teaching methods that demonstrate at least two of the following:
    1.  substantial knowledge and integration of relevant feminist scholarship related to gender, women, and/or sexuality
    2. awareness and integration of feminist pedagogy
    3. consideration of the interrelatedness of gender, race, class, ability, and sexuality