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Proposing New Courses

Proposals for new or substantially revised Weinberg College courses -- both undergraduate and graduate -- should be sent to the Dean's Office by department chairs, program directors, or directors of undergraduate or graduate studies after having gone through the appropriate departmental or program review.

You will need to submit the information using an Online Proposal Form. You may want to use this informational document  to create a draft ahead of time before completing the online form. Information you will provide includes items important to the Curriculum Review Committee, as well as data you will have to submit later to the Office of the Registrar after review is complete. Items include:

Note: Departments and programs proposing a joint course to be listed by both units should submit a joint proposal. Please make use of the "additional comments" section of the form to explain intended co-lists.

When to Submit a Proposal

Keep in mind that class information has to be entered into the Registrar's Office systems well before a course is offered. (Exact dates are in the Scheduling section of the Registrar's website). For example, if you hope to offer a new course during Spring quarter, the New Course Proposal should be submitted in time for review in the prior Fall.  Some guidelines:

Submitting your proposal

Proposals for 100-, 200-, and 300-level courses

Proposals for 400- or 500-level courses

Go to the online proposal form


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