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Change Course Proposal

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Curriculum Coordinator; Graduate Council Chair; CC Rep - Liberal Arts (M-Z); Curriculum Council Chair; Academic Programs; Catalog Coordinator


Proposal ID: 101513
Type: Change Course
Submission Date: September 14, 2017 7:37am
Effective Term: Spring 2018
This course change reflects recent changes to the WGSS/QS curriculum, including the new PhD program in WGSS and the new undergraduate minor in Queer Studies. Previously, the course was designed more as an upper-level introduction to Transgender studies, with a particular focus on sociological and psychological texts. With several undergraduate courses in our curriculum that introduce students to Transgender issues, and an increasing number of MA and PhD students coming into our program to focus on Transgender studies, we are revising the course to focus on the topic of Transgender lives through first-person texts (autobiography, poetry, memoir, and film), historical and biographical writings, and scholarly engagement with life experiences of Transgender people. Further, the course is being revised to reflect our program's focus on women of color feminisms, queer/trans people of color critiques, and transnational feminisms. In keeping with the credit hours of our other slash courses, we are also revising the course to 4 credit hours. This increase in credit hours includes additional assignments at both the undergraduate and graduate level as well as increased classroom hours.
Comments: None


Name Title Department/School
Qwo Li Driskill Assistant Professor Women Studies


Name Title Department/School
Janet Lee Professor Women Studies


Liaison Status Required
Alfonso Bradoch - Dir-Dept & Studen Svcs / Extended Campus
No objections.
(Responded on Sep 11, 2017)
Responded Yes
Erica Curry - Coordinator-Curr Accr & Assess / Extended Campus
No objections
(Responded on Sep 12, 2017)
Responded Yes
Shannon Riggs - Director / Extended Campus
No objections. Informational note: To propose the course for redevelopment funding and delivery via Ecampus, please submit a proposal at least two terms in advance at
(Responded on Sep 11, 2017)
Responded Yes
Larry Roper - Interim Director-SLCS / Liberal Arts Admin
(Responded on Sep 11, 2017)
Responded Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: QS 473 
CIP Code: 050207
Original Course: QS 473 TRANSGENDER LIVES 
College/Department or College/School:
College of Liberal Arts / School of Language, Culture, and Society  

Credits: 4 Updated 
Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U)  
Courses Taught Schedule:
QS/WGSS 473 offered every Spring, Ecampus.
QS/WGSS 473/573 Offered every odd numbered Spring, Corvallis

Schedule Types: Lecture; Discussion; WWW Updated 
Campus Locations: Corvallis Campus; Ecampus 

With a particular focus on transgender people of color and transnational constructions of gender, this course will engage issues in the lives of Transgender people through autobiography, memoir, biography, poetry, and documentary film. CROSSLISTED as WGSS 473/WGSS 573.

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
Unenforced Requisites
WGSS/QS 262, WGSS/QS 364, or consent of instructor.
Equivalent Courses
Slash Courses Updated
QS 573, WGSS 573
Crosslisted Courses
WGSS 473


File Name File Size Comment Date Added
Transgender Lives Revised.docx 63.25 Kb Revised syllabus. Includes change to 4 credit hours (additional assignments, including reading-load and written work) and classroom hours. Revision of course description and learning outcomes. Sep 11, 2017 9:21 am
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