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Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies

How to Designate a GS Course

The Monmouth University Gender Studies program invites faculty to consider applying for a “GS” course designation for any of the courses they currently teach, or may teach in the future, that engage students in critical analyses of gender. As our program is strongly interdisciplinary, there is a wide range of critical approaches to the study of gender and gender inequalities that would be consistent with a “GS” designation. If the course meets the criteria below, faculty are encouraged to submit the syllabus to the GS Curriculum Committee for review so we can add it to the growing list of exciting Gender Studies courses now available to our students at Monmouth!

Gender Studies (GS) Course Designation Criteria:

  1. The course description includes an explicit explanation that a critical analysis of gender is a central element of the course (and in such a way that this feature of the course remains intact regardless of the faculty member assigned);
  2. A critical analysis of gender is integral to several stated course goals and objectives;
  3. A critical analysis of gender is a key component of 1-2 major course assignments as indicated on the syllabus.

Interested parties may send their syllabus to the Gender Studies Director and our committee will review the submissions on a rolling basis. Once the GS committee has approved the course and signed the appropriate Course Data Sheet, the syllabus must be submitted to the Undergraduate Studies Committee (following their guidelines) for official recognition of a GS designation.