University of Maryland - Baltimore County
states, "We ask that courses designated GWST be informed by contemporary gender and women’s studies scholarship and that for that will count for the Critical Sexuality Studies minor be informed by LGBT, queer, and sexuality studies scholarship."The University of New England
states that, "course content must clearly reflect and acquaint students with recent scholarship on women, gender, and/or feminist theory."Nazareth College has a word document
which outlines their requirements for new courses in their syllabus review process. The document states how, "The course should represent and employ recent feminist scholarship, methodologies, concepts and analyses so that students can acquire an understanding of the multiplicity of feminist approaches and perspectives and can develop their own informed positions on the issues raised in class."
Recently, Gettysburg College
actually ran into a similar dilemma we are facing in this thread - where some instructors were trying to introduce "unconventional" topics (which were not always literature based) into their women's studies program. This was the solution they decided:
"On the one hand, we wanted to choose courses in a way that protected the scholarly quality of the women's studies program; on the other hand, we were well aware of the political risks we ran by excluding some courses. We finally set up two classifications for courses -- core and affiliated -- with stricter standards for the core courses than for the affiliated, but with a limit on how many affiliated courses a student could count toward the women's studies minor (no more than 2 out of 6)."