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Registration Announcements, Forms, Rules

Latest Update October 16, 2019:

NOTE: A number of seats in WGS courses will be restricted to WGS MA and BA majors only.  WGS 390, 391, and WGS 392 are restricted to the WGS MA cohort, pre-approved WGS Portfolio students, and undergraduate students who obtain consent.  Appointments in BUR 540 with WGS academic advisor are available here: https://calendly.com/ajsalcedo

Courses requiring instructor consent or special permission are listed below.

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

Spring 2020 Registration occurs October 28-November 8.  Classes will be restricted until November 6th to WGS undergraduate, graduate, and Portfolio students only.   

WGS BA, WGS minors, LGBTQ minors and Certificate, and WGS MA students have priority to sign up for WGS classes. The classes will appear as “Reserved, Open” because seats are reserved for these populations.  Please be sure your student profile is up to date with your main academic advisor.

Students from outside WGS should join Waitlists through the Registration System if the option is available.  Always indicate a SWAP CLASS when joining the Waitlist.

How to use the waitlist system.

 

Restrictions/Reservations will be reduced/more seats will be released to non-WGS students on November 6th.

Note to WGS Graduate Portfolios and Undergrad Minors

The online registration system will not always 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.

For a list of courses of interest to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing LGBTQ Studies, click on the tab for “Courses” on the LGBTQ Studies website: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/lgbtq/index.php

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).

Check the current academic calendar to view all important dates and deadlines.

Adding the Minor or Certificates

The WGS and LGBTQ Studies minors and certificates are explained here:
These program have open applications.  Students should apply to these when visiting with their primary academic advisor (of their major/home department).
 

If a class is Closed.

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

The WGS courses that are cross-listed with other departments usually have 1-5 seats for WGS.
If you find that the WGS section is full, try adding the course through the other  "Meets With” or “Same As” departments.  You can click on the five digit course Unique Number, when looking at the course schedule, and the "Meets With" information will show up.

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

Spring 2020 Course Schedule:https://registrar.utexas.edu/schedules/202

WGS Courses/Requirements Offered Once a Year

Undergraduate Courses
Spring 2020:
WGS 303 Intro to LGBTQ Studies
WGS 305 Intro to Women's & Gender Studies
WGS 335-2 Facilitating Dialogues on LGBTQ Oppression requires application for 2020-2021.
WGS 335-11 Beyonce Feminism/Rihanna Womanism
WGS 350 Feminist Theory 
WGS 379S Senior Seminar

Fall 2020:
WGS 305 Intro to Women's & Gender Studies
WGS 303 Intro to LGBTQ Studies
WGS 335-1 Confronting LGBTQ Oppression, 
requires application for 2020-2021.
WGS 356 Intro to Feminist Research Methods


Graduate Courses
WGS 392 Research Methods will be offered in Spring 2020
WGS 391 Feminist Theories will be offered in Fall 2020

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 have different forms)

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

 

If you are trying to add a class late (after the 4th class day).

Add/drop does not last forever.  After the 4th class day, students will need permission to change their schedules.  After the 12th class day, late add/drop is over!

Check the current academic calendar to view all important dates and deadlines!  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.  WGS requires instructor permission to add students to courses after the 4th class day.  Approval to add the class from the professor can be sent (with the student's UT EID and course unique number) in an email to Alma Jackie Salcedo.

 

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!

 

Courses Requiring Special Consent

The following instructors require students obtain consent before enrolling in their course, you will need to contact them via email.  Most faculty email addresses can be found in the UT Directory.  Please forward their consent to the WGS Academic Advisor.

WGS students have priority to sign up for WGS classes. 
The classes will appear as “Reserved, Open” because seats are reserved for these populations.
Please join the electronic waitlists if you can

WGS 335 "Confronting LGBTQ Oppression" and "LGBTQ Oppression: Facilitating Dialogue" require an application to the Peers for Pride program.

Undergraduate WGS/History courses that count for the US History Core will be restricted to WGS upper-division students.
WGS 379L Internship is restricted until students turn in approval forms. Watch video on WGS 379L Internship process: https://youtu.be/PwfIZLTz3x0 

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) with Dr. Xavier Livermon requires consent for non-WGS MA students.

WGS 393 with Dr. Patricia Somers requires consent.

WGS 393 Feminist Geographies with Dr. Caroline Faria requires consent. 

WGS 393 with Dr. Gloria Gonzalez-Lopez requires consent. 

WGS 393 with Dr. Christine Williams requires consent.

WGS 393 with Dr. Mounira Charrad charrad@utexas.edu requires consent.

WGS 393 with Dr. Megan Alrutz requires consent.

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. Carol MacKay does not require consent, but she would like to meet to discuss preparation, work load, etc.  Office hours visit or email exchange would suffice.

The History Department does not allow lower-division students in their upper-division WGS/HIS courses.

The Sociology Department does not allow lower-division students in their upper-division WGS/SOC 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."

 



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