Curriculum Committee Requirements for New Courses and Course Changes
This checklist developed by the HASS Curriculum
Committee, can be used by all departments to prepare course
proposals for review and approval by the school curriculum
committee and the Institute Wide Curriculum Committee
- Has the proposed course's title been checked with regard
to the other departmental offerings in the school and
institute, to make sure there is no duplication or
cross-departmental domain concerns?
- Is the course description precise and in the appropriate
format? (Length should be 75 words or less.) Is it
descriptive, clear, and free from unnecessary jargon?
- Does the course description include the necessary
prerequisites? If it is a 4000 level course, there must be
prerequisites. If there are specific prerequisites, these
course's departments and course numbers must be listed.
- Does the course description indicate the semester(s) it
will be offered? (Fall, Spring, Summer)
- Does the course carry the appropriate number of credit
hours, and are they included in the description.
- Have the course proposal form and accompanying documents,
including the course syllabus, been checked for spelling and
- Is the correct and most recent syllabus for the specific
course attached to the form?
Does the attached course syllabus contain the following:
- The same course number as the paperwork?
- A grading policy?
- A statement on academic integrity?
- Is the course cross-listed? Does the description include
the other course number and a notation stating that a student
cannot obtain credit for both courses?
- Is the course listed at both the 4000 and 6000 level? Is
there a complete packet for each course containing the form
and a syllabus?
Comprehensive Course Syllabus Template
Course Addition Template
Course Change Template
Course Deletion Template
Minor Change Template