Course Proposal: Course Designations
This section of the form only appears when it is relevant to the course being proposed.
Note: the Graduate Course Attribute is determined based on the answers to the questions in the Basic Information section "Should this course have the graduate attribute?" and is not in this section. For more information, see the Policy on Course Attribute for Graduate Level
A value should be selected ONLY if each and every time the course is offered it will have the selected honors designation.
If the course will have an honors designation at the catalog level (on every section each and every time the course is offered) there are three options. If a value is selected the proposer will need to enter a brief rationale for having the designation. The sample syllabus should also reflect and support the selection of an honors designation.
Available Honors designations at the catalog level:
- Honors Only Courses (This is administrative only. Contact APIR if you would like to use this value.)
- Accelerated Honors
- Honors Optional
If a course has a breadth attribute it is always applied at the catalog level (on every section each and every time the course is offered).
If a value is selected the proposer will need to enter a brief rationale for having the attribute. The sample syllabus should also reflect and support the selection of a breadth attribute.
All proposals for courses in a subject listing owned by a department in the College of Letters and Science (L&S) (including subjects that are cross-list partners) will have this question defaulted to yes.
If the proposal is for a course in a subject that is not in L&S, the proposer will have the option of setting the question to yes and requesting the LAS attribute. If this is selected the proposer will be asked to provide a brief rationale for having the attribute. The sample syllabus should also reflect and support the selection of the LAS attribute.
This does NOT appear if the response to the LAS credit question is no. If "Should this course be considered for LAS credit?" is set to yes then the proposer must also indicate a level and will be asked to provide a brief rational for the level attribute that is selected.
The criteria for the General Education Quantitative Reasoning or Communications attributes.
Communication B (including section level Com B)
Ethnic Studies is also part of the University General Education requirements but since it is stored as a separate attribute and may be available on a course that also has a Quantitative Reasoning or Communications attribute it is asked about in a separate question.
This attribute is used to help undergraduate students identify the hundreds of courses offered that focus on learning to speak, understand, read and write a language other than English.
If a foreign language level is selected the proposer will be asked to provide a brief rationale. The course requisites must align with the foreign language level selected.
For more information, see the Policy on the Course Attribute for Foreign Language.
This attribute helps undergraduate students identify courses that take the theories and concepts learned in the classroom and apply them in professional settings.
For more information, see the Policy on the Course Attribute for Workplace Experience.