How do I know if what I'm proposing is a new course?
In collaboration with the Curriculum Committee, the GEC Committee has derived the following criteria to help with this determination: A course is a new course if either of the following is true:
(a) it has no existing course number, or
(b) its subject matter has been substantially changed.
Changes in any of the following may not, in themselves, constitute substantial changes:
•breadth of course
•pedagogy of course
•deletion of a pre-requisite
New General Education courses go first to the General Education Curriculum Committee to secure General Education status and then to the (regular) Curriculum Committee for approval as a course. When you submit this form for General Education certification, all of your responses will automatically be transferred over to any of the same questions that also appear on the Curriculum Committee's form for new courses. Forms for new courses are also available at the Curriculum Committee website
Note about the next box:
If you're applying for General Education certification for a new course, you do not need to provide a response to "Course Prefix + Number" until after the GEC Committee has reviewed the course. You will, however, need to request a new number from the Registrar before
the course goes to the Curriculum Committee for their