Cross-Listing Policy


The GSWS program seeks to have a wide array of courses available to its students and wants to ensure that courses are consonant with the profiles of the program. It is critical for the program's coherence and student interest that we avoid listing courses that do not explicitly address these issues.  Consequently, we seek courses that 

1)  Feature at least 25% of course content related to women, gender and/or sexuality, and

2)  Meet at least 2 of the following 3 criteria:

  • Critically examines the social construction of women, gender, and/or sexuality
  • Critically examines cultural assumptions about women gender, and/or sexuality within the context of the course content
  • Explores the disciplinary production of knowledge or the use of methodologies and theories from the vantage point of women, gender, and/or sexuality.

All instructors for GSWS cross-listed courses must behave in accordance with the Dietrich School’s Academic Integrity Code for faculty conduct. It is imperative that the instructors of all cross-listed courses “respect the dignity of students individually and collectively in the classroom and other academic contexts.” In courses cross-listed with GSWS, we expect instructors to respect the integrity of varied gender and sexual identities and experiences and the ways that they intersect with race, class, ethnicity, ability, religion and age.

To inquire about whether an upcoming course is appropriate for adding the GSWS attribute that constitutes cross-listing, facuty should send the course title, number, description, and (if possible) a working syllabus to The course description for the students should be explicit about the inclusion of gender and sexuality studies in the content of the course.