Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I declare a Major/Minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies?

Fill out the Declaration of Major/Minor form and return it to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the WGSS Office, Candler Library 128C.

How do I get approval for Transfer Credit or Course Substitutions?

In cases of transfer credit from other universities, the department recognizes courses included by the Registrar's Office on a student's transcript. There is no petition process for credits not included by the Registrar.

How do I register for a Permission Only Course?

Please contact the instructor of the course. Have the instructor give you written approval via email. You then forward the email with the instructor's permission to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator. Please include your student ID# with your request.

Can I overload into a WGSS course?

Yes. However, you must recieve written permission from the professor in order to overload into their course. Please keep in mind that we do not grant overloads for WGS 100: Gender Trouble, WGS 200: Intro to WGSS, or WGS 205: Intro to Study in Sexualities. 

If a course is cross-listed (i.e. WGS 232) but I enrolled in the other section of it (i.e. POL 385), will it count for my WGSS major or minor?

Yes. Many courses are cross-listed between departments. You may enroll through either section and still receive major/minor credit for the course. You should be sure to note the cross-listed course on your major/minor checklist since only the section for which you are registered will appear on your transcript.

How do I make study abroad part of my WGS major/minor?

Your first step should be a visit to the Emory College Study Abroad Office (Candler Library, Suite 200) to find out what programs are available. Once you have identified programs that interest you, we urge you to discuss them with your advisor.

To assure acceptability of credit, such programs must receive prior departmental approval. To have specific study abroad courses evaluated, please obtain a study abroad course equivalence form from Emory College Study Abroad office. Complete the form and bring it, along with detailed course descriptions for all courses you would like to have reviewed, to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the WGS Department Office, 128C Candler Library. The Director of Undergraduate Studies will review the materials and make a determination of course equivalencies and appropriate credit. When the evaluation is completed, you will be notified by email to pick up your form.

The evaluation process takes 1-2 days. Please contact the Emory College Study Abroad office about deadlines for obtaining course equivalencies prior to study abroad and allow plenty of time for processing.

Further questions? Contact:

Kashira Baker

Undergraduate Program Coordinator


Candler Library, Room 128C