Instructions for Curriculum Forms

Proposals must be submitted on disk in Microsoft Word or electronically via email attachment to Sonya Wahab .

Please review the following guidelines before submitting materials:

  • The LEARNING GOALS are the objectives of the course or program. These may include bodies of knowledge, analytical or critical skills, research skills, oral or written communication skills, etc.
  • If a course is designated COMMUNICATION INTENSIVE (CIC), describe the communication intensive elements of the course (consult the official CIC Guidelines).
  • The LEVEL of the course (circle or fill in the blank) refers to the Tiers in the new curriculum. Tier I is the Common Core required for all Baruch College students. Tier II is courses required of all Arts and Sciences students in addition to the common core. Tier III is the minor: disciplinary and interdisciplinary concentrations consisting of two 3000 or higher level courses with an appropriate capstone course.
  • The BULLETIN DESCRIPTION should provide students with a clear and concise statement regarding the content of the course. Please limit the description to no more than fifty words, using the present tense. For guidance as to the appropriate course number or level, see the Undergraduate Bulletin (Part 4, Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures, The Course Numbering System), and consult with Sonja Hopkins.
  • OTHER DEPARTMENTS CONSULTED - OTHER SCHOOLS CONSULTED - CROSS LISTED IN: Issues such as how to strengthen the curriculum through course articulation with other departments, units within Baruch, and how to avoid unnecessary duplication are considered by the Curriculum Committee. Consult the relevant department(s) before submitting the proposal. There must be consensus among departments before a course proposal is sent to the Committee. When appropriate, fill in OTHER DEPARTMENTS CONSULTED and/or OTHER SCHOOLS CONSULTED. If the course is to be cross-listed, please fill in CROSS-LISTED IN.
  • PROJECTED ENROLLMENT AND FREQUENCY OF OFFERING (Form A) are required by the Board of Trustees.
  • The RATIONALE should explain all changes to the curriculum (courses, programs, minors, majors, etc.) New course or program offerings should include such information as: What is the place of this course in the department's and College's overall curriculum? Where will the course fit into the curriculum: as part of the core curriculum, as part of a major, as an elective? Does it replace another course in the department?
  • The COURSE OUTLINE should give the Committee a sense of the content and structure of the course.
  • REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND READINGS should include optional readings. Please supply complete bibliographic data in the standard format.
  • EVALUATIVE CRITERIA should indicate the type of required assignments (tests, papers, reports, projects, etc.) that will be used in grading. The College is committed to improving students' communication skills; the Committee will give special attention to writing and speaking assignments in all courses where such activities are appropriate.

Gary Hentzi, Associate Dean & Director of Graduate Studies, (646) 312-3885

Sonya Wahab, Coordinator of Academic Services, 646-312-3892

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