Curriculum Committee

On-Campus Course Proposals

On this page there are forms and deadlines for applying for Curriculum Committee approval for new and revised semester courses, Liberal Arts Perspective courses, New General Education Curriculum courses, Writing courses, and First Term Seminars.

These are the only forms that should be used for proposals made during this academic year. For all types of course proposals, download and complete the course proposal form. For new general education course proposals, please follow the naming convention suggested on the form.

For example: If you are Professor Smith planning to submit an Arts Area Designation Form, you will download the form currently named ARTS_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20, and submitted it as ARTS_New_321_Smith_F20. 

Please send any proposals for new area designation(s) related to this new course to the email alias listed on the form for that specific area. If it is an existing course, you do not need to re-submit a proposal for the course itself, but you do need to submit a proposal for the new area designation(s) you would like to be associated with the course. 

While each General Education Area has its own course-level SLOs, which are met at the course level, Distributive Area courses must also contribute to overall student learning by addressing all four general education program-level SLOs. If you are submitting a Distributive Area Designation Proposal Form for one of the following Distributive Areas: Arts, Humanities, Natural Science, Human Behavior and Social Institutions, or Theological Studies, in addition to the area designation form, please also submit the General Education Program SLOs form 

Before completing proposals, please see information on the college's course credit guidelines and Institutional Student Learning Outcomes.

*NEW!* CLICK HERE FOR FAQs ABOUT SUBMITTING FOR THE NEW GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM *NEW!* 

Proposals for Spring 2020 On-Campus Semester Courses

Proposal Type
Form
Deadline
New Spring On-Campus Course NewRegularSemesterCourse Sept. 14, 2019
Liberal Arts Perspective Credit for New or Repeat Spring Course GeneralEducationAreaProposal Sept. 14, 2019
WRITD and WRITI Credit for New or Repeat Spring Course WRIT Course Proposal Page Sept. 14, 2019

Late Proposals for J-Term 2020 On-Campus Semester Courses

 Proposal Type
 Form
 Deadline
New J-Term On-Campus Course NewIEXcourseproposal_2020 September 14, 2019
Repeat J-Term On-Campus Course Repeat_IEX_Course_Proposal_2020 September 14, 2019

LAP Proposals for Fall 2020 On-Campus Courses

Proposal Type
Form
Deadline
New Courses (Current LAP curriculum criteria) NewRegularSemesterCourse January 18, 2020

New General Education Curriculum Proposals for Fall 2020 On-Campus Courses

Proposal Type
Form
Deadline
New General Education Program SLOs - to be submitted with the Distributive Area Designations Proposal Forms New_General_Education_Program_SLOs_proposal_form September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019
Proposal Type
Form
Deadline
Email
Arts Distributive Area Designation ARTS_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-arts@gustavus.edu
Challenge Seminar CSEM_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub@gustavus.edu
Global Affairs and Cultures Area Designation GLOBLCULT_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-globlcult@gustavus.edu
Non-English Languages and Cultures Area Designation GLOBLLANG_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-globllang@gustavus.edu
U.S. Identities and Difference Area Designation GLOBLUS_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-globlus@gustavus.edu
Humanities Distributive Area Designation HUM_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-hum@gustavus.edu
Natural Science Distributive Area Designation NATSCI_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-natsci@gustavus.edu
Quantitative Reasoning Area Designation QUANT_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-quant@gustavus.edu
Human Behavior and Social Institutions Distributive Area Designation HBSI_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-hbsi@gustavus.edu
Theological Studies Distributive Area Designation THEOL_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-theol@gustavus.edu
Wellbeing Area Designation WELL_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-well@gustavus.edu

FTS General Education Curriculum Proposals for Fall 2020 

 Proposal Type
 Form
 Deadline
Email
Reproposal of existing FTS Course FTS-100_New_lastname_F20

October 15th

capsub-fts@gustavus.edu
New FTS course FTS-100_New_lastname_F20

TBD - Early March 2020

capsub-fts@gustavus.edu

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Course Proposals for Fall 2020

Proposal Type
Form
Deadline 
Email
Writing and Information Literacy (WRITL) WRITL_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-writl@gustavus.edu
Writing in the Disciplines (WRITD) WRITD_New_coursenumber_lastname_F20 September 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019 capsub-writd@gustavus.edu

Proposals for J-Term 2021 On-Campus Courses

Proposal Type
Form
Deadline
New J-Term On-Campus Course Coming soon! April 5, 2020
Repeat J-Term On-Campus Course Coming soon! April 5, 2020

Proposals for Cross-Listing Semester Courses

To apply for approval to cross-list a course, refer to the documents and forms below:

Applying for Exemptions for Courses

To apply for an exemption for a requirement for a course, e.g. to apply for an exemption to the rule that an IEX course cannot carry general education credit, go to the web page on Exemptions.

Applying For a Change in Credit Hours

Proposals for changes in course credit value are submitted to CAPSUB. There is no form. Proposals should come from the department/program chair only, and should give the following information: the course number and name, the current credit value, the proposed credit value, a brief rationale for the change which refers to the criteria in the Course Credit Guidelines, and an explanation of how (if at all) the change will affect students. Send this information as a WORD document to courseproposal@gustavus.edu.