The Dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences has established formal academic advising periods that extend over several calendar weeks prior to preregistration in the fall and spring during which students meet with their assigned advisors. The purpose of these advising sessions is to engage in a dialogue about the student's long-range goals at Duke and an assessment as to how the coming semester's courses will contribute toward those goals. The advisor's signature on the student's check sheet and plan of study indicates that the student is prepared to carry out her or his objectives.
Getting an Advisor
Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies majors will be assigned an advisor from the GSF faculty. Kim Carlisle, the Business Manager, maintains records of advisors and advisees, and will attempt to match you with the faculty member who best represents your particular areas of interest.
During each preregistration period, a student whose first major is GSFS is required to meet with her/his advisor in order to review selected courses. After meeting, the advisor will clear the student for registration. A student whose second major is GSFS should meet with her/his advisor in GSFS to discuss progress towards completion of the major in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies but will be cleared for registration by the department of her/his first major. It is the student's responsibility to secure an appointment before the end of her/his registration window.
Being Prepared for Your Advisor
A few simple steps will facilitate a useful advising session. Come prepared with the questions you need to have resolved. Bookbag the courses you wish to take on DukeHub and bring a list of those courses to your meeting. Fill in the Major Worksheet for the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies major with your current and future courses. These can be printed from the Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies website.