New/Revised Course Proposal Form

Proposing New/Revised Courses: Information about course proposal submissions, including when a proposal will be reviewed and approved.

* Indicates required field.

*1. This proposal is for:

If this proposal is for a new course, complete this entire form. If you are requesting approval for a revision, complete items 1a-11, 15, and any other items pertaining to the revision.

1a. Summary of course revisions you are requesting, including why they are needed and how they will change how the course is taught:


Information Used to Identify the Course


*2a. Course title for Catalogue:

For purposes of the College Catalogue, course titles may be any length.

*2b. Course title for transcript:
The course title that appears in the Schedule of Course Offerings and on students' transcripts may not exceed 30 characters, including spaces.

*3. Course Subject:

*4. 4-digit course number: 3-digit course number:
Courses that will be offered for the first time during the Spring 2014 semester or later require only a 4-digit number. Both 3-digit and 4-digit course numbers are required for Fall 2013 courses. Include the 3-digit number for revisions of courses previously offered before Spring 2014.

Please do not reassign course numbers to new courses until they have been out of use for at least four years.

5. First cross-listed (same as) department/program:
First cross-listed 4-digit course number:
First cross-listed 3-digit course number:   

6. Second cross-listed (same as) department/program:
Second cross-listed 4-digit course number:
Second cross-listed 3-digit course number:  

7. Third cross-listed (same as) department/program:
Third cross-listed 4-digit course number:
Third cross-listed 3-digit course number:  

*8. First instructor:

9. Additional instructor(s), if team taught:

*10. Does this course require a separate lab? yes    no

*11. How many credits will this course be worth? one credit    one-half credit

12. Will students be graded only on a Credit/D/Fail basis? yes    no

*13. Division:

14. Distribution Designation (please select at least one):
Mathematical, Computational, or Statistical Reasoning--MCSR
Inquiry in the Natural Sciences--INS
Exploring Social Differences--ESD
International Perspectives--IP
Visual and Performing Arts--VPA
No distribution designation (course does not satisfy any distribution requirements)
Note that distribution designations must be requested and approved through a separate process; you will be directed to the distribution proposal forms after you complete this one.

15. Course description written for a student audience, in 700 characters or less, including spaces. Please include a description even if this is a revision proposal and the description is not changing--to give the CIC and CEP context. (Before publication in the College Catalogue, course descriptions will be edited by the Office of Communications, in accordance with the Catalogue Guidelines.):


Course Justification and Impact


16. This course will be offered for the first time  in:

17. Duration of course. Is this course intended to be a permanent addition to the department's offerings or is approval sought for only a limited duration?
If the request is for a "limited duration," please specify how many times the course will be taught, specify the intended termination date, and explain the reasons for the finite life of the course.

18. Course frequency designation. This course will be offered:
Explain the reasons for the selected course frequency. If "in a non-standard pattern" was chosen, explain the pattern as well as the reasons for this choice.

19. Does this course count for the major? yes    no

If this is a cross-listed course, please specify the additional majors and minors toward which the course will apply.

20. How does this course contribute to the department's programHow is room being made for the inclusion of this course in both the schedule of courses offered by the department and the proposed instructor(s)' course offerings?


Issues Affecting Course Registration


21. Are you requesting a registration limit that differs from the standard limits?
yes    no
Approved Standard Registration Limits
First-year seminars numbered 1000-1049 {010-029}: 16
Non-major courses numbered 1050-1099 {030-099}: 50
Introductory courses numbered 1100-1999 {100-199}: 50
Intermediate courses numbered 2000-2969 {200-289}: 35
Advanced courses numbered 3000-3999 {300-399}: departmental discretion

If yes, what is the limit you are requesting?

If yes, explain the reason(s) for the requested limit:

22. If this course is numbered 3000-3999 {300-399}, what is the course registration limit?

23. Are there any course prerequisites? yes    no
If yes, please list them:

24. Registration restrictions: Which one of these applies to this course?
No registration restriction
First-year students only (first-year seminars)
No first-year students
First-year students and sophomores only
Juniors and seniors only
Seniors only
Declared majors/minors only (also limits class to juniors and seniors)
Declared majors only (also limits class to juniors and seniors)
Permission of instructor only

24a. Justification for registration restriction you are requesting.

25. Should registration preferences be used if demand for the course exceeds capacity? (When demand exceeds capacity and no registration preferences have been approved for the course, a random selection of students who request the course will be registered for it.)
yes (answer questions 25a, b, c, and d)
no (skip to question 26)

25a. Should registration priority be given to students who were previously shut out of this course due to lack of space?
yes    no
Note: Preferences specified in 25a and 25b or c interact; if "yes" is chosen for 25a, a student who has top priority under the preferences specified in 25b or c and who was previously shut out of the course will have the highest registration priority.

25b. Specify registration preferences to use when this course is offered during a FALL semester.
Note: Multiple groups may share a priority level. When finished, this grid may have multiple checkmarks across a row, there should be only one checkmark in each column, and the lower rows of the grid may have no checkmarks.

FALL
Registration
Preferences




            Priority ↓
First Years
Sophomores
Junior Non-Majors/Non-Minors
Junior Minors
Junior Majors
Senior Non-Majors/Non-Minors
Senior Minors
Senior Majors
Top Priority 1
arrow spanning from top priority (top) to lowest priority (bottom)
2
3
4
5
6
7
Lowest Priority 8


25c. Specify registration preferences to use when this course is offered during a SPRING semester.
Same as for a FALL semester (skip to question 25d)
Different from FALL registration preferences (fill in grid below)
Note: Multiple groups may share a priority level. When finished, this grid may have multiple checkmarks across a row, there should be only one checkmark in each column, and the lower rows of the grid may have no checkmarks.

SPRING
Registration
Preferences




            Priority ↓
First Years
Sophomores
Junior Non-Majors/Non-Minors
Junior Minors
Junior Majors
Senior Non-Majors/Non-Minors
Senior Minors
Senior Majors
Top Priority 1
arrow spanning from top priority (top) to lowest priority (bottom)
2
3
4
5
6
7
Lowest Priority 8


25d. If registration priority has been given to majors and/or minors in 25b or c, and other majors/minors should have priority (in addition to those associated with the course's subject[s]--including all cross-listings), please list them.
Note: All majors/minors specified here and those associated with the subject(s) of the course will have equal priority.

26. Does this course require specific equipment, materials, technology, or space (classroom, studio, laboratory, etc.)? If so, can existing departmental resources fund the specific needs of the course?

27. Is there additional information about this course that you would like to provide?



* Please provide us your name:
* and your email address:
(If you are not the department chair, we will request approval of this proposal from the department chair.)

Please submit this course proposal by clicking on the SUBMIT button below.
If you have problems completing or submitting this form, contact
Janet Dana in the Office of the Registrar. Thank you.


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