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Cross-Listed Course FAQ's

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What does cross-listed mean?

  • A cross-listed course is a single course which is delivered by a home department which shares the enrollment with the Women's and Gender Studies program; it has two separate CRN numbers and two catalogue prefix identifiers while maintaining the same title to the course.
  • Usually there are 5-10 seats in this course, which fall under the Women's and Gender Studies CRN number and are created by the staff coordinator of Women's and Gender Studies.  Course fees from those seats go to Women's and Gender Studies; the remainder of the seats are under the home department. 

* Other departments: ANTH, COMS, CLAS, ENG, ESS, GEOG, HDFS, HIST HLTH, PHIL, PSY, & SOC

Who can register for WGS cross-listed courses?

  • During registration, our WGS prefix courses have a "special approval" attached to the course requiring the student to contact the WGS office to be advised.
  • WGS prefix courses requiring a special approval are called "cross-listed" courses. This means that other departments already offer the same course, with the same instructor, on the same day and time with a different Course Number (CRN).
  • The WGS prefix for these courses are for students interested in minoring in Women's and Gender Studies.
  • Advising students of the special approval process helps confirm if the student is interested in being a minor in our program or if they are only registering for a WGS prefix course because the cross-listed class is full.

How can I get into a class if it is full?

WGS 2300

Note: " Intro to Women's Studies" fills quickly because it counts toward the CORE Curriculum

Online sections - Once the max enrollment is reached, overrides are not permitted unless you are Minoring in WGS. To Minor in WGS contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Aimee Cameron.

Face-to-face sections - Once the mass enrollment is reached, override requests are a first-come, first-served basis. See information below.

Are you a Non-Minor?

Non-WGS minor students wishing to be granted an override in a face-to-face WGS 2300 section will need to contact the WGS Academic Advisor to discuss the possibility to enter the WGS prefix course.

We recommend that students monitor the class in Raiderlink through the first week of classes to see if seats become available. Note - WGS minors will have priority. 

If no one drops, you should follow our override request policy/procedure which is as follows:

Students wishing to be granted an override in aface-to-face class that is full should plan to arrive the fist day of class (10 min early) and meet with the instructor of the section you are interested in, to see if there is a chance at an override. The instructor is the one that will make the decision to add you or not, pending the size of the room and availability of chairs. The instructor will need to email their approval to the WGS Academic Advisor.

Are you a Minor?

Note: " Intro to Women's and Gender Studies" is required for all WGS minors.

WGS minors should make an appointment to be advised in order to be added to any WGS 2300 section that is full. Contact the WGS Academic Advisor.

Other WGS Prefix Courses

  • Non-Minor

    All Non-WGS minor students need to view the home department that is offering the course (cross-listed section non-WGS prefix course) to register for that section, as the WGS prefix section is saved for our WGS minors only. If that section is full, please contact the WGS Academic Advisor to discuss the possibility to enter the WGS Prefix course.
  • Minor

    WGS minors should make an appointment to be advised in order to be added to any WGS 2300 course that is full. Contact the WGS Academic Advisor.

Who can I talk to about adding a WGS class?

The Women's and Gender Studies advisor will remove the "special approval" during the first week of classes to accommodate students. If you need assistance before then, please don't hesitate to email or call us.

What Classes Can I Take?

  • Here are all  cross-listed classes associated with the program.  Women's and Gender Studies cannot offer these courses without confirmation from the home department.

Thinking about becoming a WGS Minor?

Visit the current student degree plan here - Current Student
Review the Curriculum Table - Curriculum Table for Undergrad Minor

See TTU Catalog for detailed descriptions.