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Registration Announcements, Forms, Rules

Latest Update April 9, 2017:

NOTE: A number of seats in WGS courses will be restricted to WGS MA and BA students only.  WGS 391 is restricted to the WGS MA cohort and pre-approved WGS Portfolio students.  Appointments in BUR 540 with WGS academic advisor are available here: http://doodle.com/poll/knitt75rw5rvrp26

Courses requiring instructor consent or special permission are listed below.

During early registration, courses will be restricted to WGS students only.

Registration occurs April 17th-28th.  Classes will be restricted during early registration to WGS undergraduate, graduate, and Portfolio students only. A small portion of seats in WGS classes will remain reserved for WGS majors and incoming WGS MA students throughout registration and add/drop periods.

Restrictions will be reduced/more seats will be released to non-WGS students on April 27th; students will be able to add/drop without contacting WGS.

Note to WGS Graduate Portfolios and Undergrad Minors

The online registration system will not know if you are a Minor or Portfolio student.  If you are interested in a class, please send an email to Alma Jackie Salcedo.  Include your UT EID and the unique number of the class.  More information on the WGS Graduate Portfolio Program can be found here.  WGS Graduate Portfolio Students may not take undergraduate courses towards their Graduate Portfolio.  The WGS 394 Conference Course is available as alternative for enrollment in relevant topic courses.

Registration

Consent of the department is required for some undergraduate courses.  Depending on seats available, students will be cleared to add the course online.  During the last day of early registration, restrictions will be lifted and students will be able to add/drop without contacting WGS (except for courses requiring special consent).

If a class is closed.

Try adding it under a cross-listing or the home department's section (explained here).

Alternately, we recommend visiting the class during the first day.  The professor might let in additional students who show intiative and sincere interest.

Courses Requiring Special Consent

The following instructors require students obtain consent before enrolling in their course, you will need to contact them via email.  Please forward their consent to the WGS Academic Advisor.

Study Abroad and Maymester courses require permission from the Study Abroad Office.

WGS 303 Intro to LGBTQ Studies (requires permission form: http://tinyurl.com/wgs303-fall2017)

WGS 335 "Confronting LGBTQ Oppression" and "LGBTQ Oppression: Facilitating Dialogue" require an application to the Peers for Pride program from the Gender & Sexuality Center.  Apply here: http://tinyurl.com/GSCPfP1718 and contact Kristen Hogan for more information. 

Dr. Patricia Somers (WGS 393 Gender in Higher Education, WGS 393 Comparative Higher Education) requests students contact her before enrolling for consent.

WGS 391 Feminist Theories (Fall class) for WGS requires consent for non-WGS MA students.  Fill out form here: http://tinyurl.com/gradfemtheory

WGS 392 Research Methods (Spring class) for WGS requires consent for non-WGS MA students.

WGS 393 with Dr. Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez requires consent.  Students should email her at Gloria@austin.utexas.edu and then forward the consent to ajsalcedo@austin.utexas.edu

Some WGS courses originate in SPN and are conducted in Spanish.  These include courses taught by Dr. Jill Robbins and Dr. Hector Dominguez-Ruvalcaba.

Dr. Simone Browne requires graduate students to contact her for consent to enroll in her undergraduate sections.

Dr. Megan Seaholm does not allow lower-division students in her WGS/HIS courses.

More than one faculty affiliate has said, "Please ask the WGS students to introduce themselves to me at the beginning of the course as I have found it always helps when I know who my cross-listed students are and what they would like to get from the course."

WGS BA Degree Requirements Offered Once a Year

Summer 2017 *not required for BA:  WGS f335 TRANS LIVES: FILM AND TV (First session); WGS f335 18-US LESBIAN/GAY HIS, 20TH-C (First session)

Fall 2017: WGS 303 Intro to LGBTQ Studies (*not required for BA), WGS 305 Intro to Women's & Gender Studies, WGS 356 Intro to Feminist Research Methods

Spring 2018: WGS 305 Intro to Women's & Gender Studies, WGS 350 Feminist Theory, WGS 379S Senior Seminar

Graduate Courses

WGS 391 Feminist Theories will be offered in Fall 2017

WGS 392 Research Methods will be offered in Spring 2018

WGS Advising Appointments Available

We are offering advising sessions. 

Please use doodle to schedule: http://doodle.com/poll/knitt75rw5rvrp26 or

email to make an appointment. 

Individual Instruction (Internship, Thesis, and Conference Course) classes will require an Approval Form.

WGS will not clear students to register for these courses until the proper paperwork has been turned in.

Read more about the Internship and obtain the Approval Form.

Read more about the Conference Course and obtain the Approval Form.

Read more about the Graduate Thesis/Report and obtain the Approval Forms. (Note that WGS 698A and WGS 698B has different forms)

Read more about the Undergraduate Thesis and obtain the Approval Form.

If you are trying to add a class late.

Please attend the class if you are trying to add it after the first class day.  It is more difficult to add students who have missed class meetings.


Additional Questions

If you have questions about adding a class, you may send an email to Alma Jackie Salcedo - please include your UT EID and the unique number of the class. Emails will be answered first come, first serve and are preferred over phone calls. Registration is usually a busy time, so a reply might take a few days. Thank you for your patience!


  • Registration is usually a busy time, so a reply might take a few days. Thank you for your patience!


The Pink Book lists courses of interest to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing LGBTQ studies for recent and upcoming semesters.

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