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Course Proposal Format

I. Details

a. Course Title

b. Sponsor(s): The person(s) initiating and the department sponsoring the proposal should be indicated. For interdisciplinary courses, joint sponsorship by all concerned departments is desirable. Primary sponsorship for the proposal and responsibility for administration of the course must be clearly indicated.

c. Credit Hours

d. Course Level: Undergraduate [Freshman (100 level), Sophomore (200 level), Junior (300 level), Senior (400 level)] or Graduate. Indicate whether General Education designation is sought, and if so, which type of designation (e.g., inclusion in Gen Ed Bank, WI, LIT, M/G)

e. Prerequisites: (When Applicable) MUST INCLUDE NAME AND HEGIS NUMBER.

f. Suggested time and scale of implementation. Include how often the course will be offered.

II. Curricular Effect

Include a description of how the course implementation will affect other department, college, and university.

• Offerings - which class will be dropped or offered less frequently as a result of this course?

• Adequacy of the present staff, resources, space needs, and any other additional requirements for implementation. This section should include a description of any costs that will be incurred by implementation of the proposal.

• Recommended Library Resources: Provide a list of resources required to implement the course and any predicted resources for future needs. If resources are not adequate please specify how this issue will be addressed. The department's library liaison should be consulted.

• Short-term Evaluations: if the course has been short-term, append the evaluation.

III. Rationale

Specifically indicate the proposal's merits and uniqueness in relation to the goals of the university and direction of the sponsoring college(s) and department(s). Include distinguishing characteristics especially when there is overlap with existing courses. What is the appropriateness and significance of the course? How will this course enhance the curricular offerings of the University?

IV. Essence of the Course

a. Objectives of the course in relation to student outcomes. These are statements of what a student is to learn as a result of completing the course and how these course objectives fulfill student learning goals and outcomes, as articulated in the Outcomes Assessment Frameworks for the relevant academic department or program. Frameworks can be found at

b. Topical Outline/Content (This may be replaced by attaching a syllabus or by indicating that the objectives are specific and reflect the exact content).

c. Evaluation of students and grading procedure. These should be generic and should not include specific classroom requirements.

d. Course Evaluation: Procedures that will be used to assess the success of the course in meeting the goals and objectives of the college as well as the objectives of the course (e.g., student evaluations, departmental curriculum review, program review).

Results of Consultations

a. Letters of consultation MUST be included from all departments or programs (NOT INDIVIDUALS) that have similar course content or might otherwise be affected by this proposal. If the proposal is inter-disciplinary, evidence concerning consultation with all departments potentially involved must be included.

b. Additional consultation should be solicited from any individual on campus who might have expertise relative to the course. List the names of all persons from departments and/or disciplines consulted. Attach a statement about the results (pro and con) of the consultation.

c. Attach copies of any written consultation. Include consultations both supportive and non-supportive.

d. Consulted parties may appear in person at the Open Hearing.

Additional Information, comments, etc.

Catalog Description
MUST be included as a separate sheet. Course numbers of any prerequisites MUST be included. Example:

Catalogue Description

ANTH -02321: Cultural Ecology 3 S.H.
Prerequisite: ANTH 02202
This course examines the relation of human groups to their environments as mediated by culture. It emphasizes the interaction of significant variables in the natural habitat, technology, and social institutions. This course may not be offered annually.