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GE Course Development and Approval

Step 1:  Determine the GE Category (Foundation, Explorations, Capstone) for which you would like to develop your course.

Step 2:  Decide the GE Essential Skills associated with your GE Category which best capture the goals of your course. You should choose between two to three of these skills.  In some cases these skills are already matched with GE categories and predetermined for you. The GE Essential Skills grid informs you of the appropriate GE Essential Skills.

  • Essential skills chosen as a primary emphasis should be stated in the SCO's student learning outcomes.

Step 3:  Complete the GE Action Request (GEAR) Form pdf symbol

Step 4:  Finish your SCO and any additional materials

  • For sample exemplars of approved courses, faculty should refer to the following:

    • CWL 213: approved for Explorations and Global Issues
    • ENGL 387: approved for Writing Intensive Capstone
    • UNIV 300: approved for Writing Intensive Capstone
    • THEA 427: approved for Writing Intensive Capstone
    • CRJU 304 : approved for Writing Intensive Capstone and Integrative Learning Capstone
    • GEOL 420: approved for Writing Intensive Capstone and Integrative Learning Capstone
    • HIST 499: approved for Writing Intensive Capstone and Integrative Learning Capstone
  • For Writing Intensive (WI) course proposals faculty should use the following guidelines:
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  • For Writing Intensive (WI) frequently asked questions please review the following document:


Step 5
:  Submit your completed materials following the University Course Approval Process for General Education.

 

The GEGC will evaluate courses for inclusion into the GE program.

If you need assistance completing these forms, please contact your GEGC representatives or the appropriate associate dean of your college. You may also contact the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Advising at (562) 985-7538.

If you need assistance developing or implementing a GE course please contact your interim GE Coordinator, Dr. Mary McPherson at Mary.McPherson@csulb.edu.

If you need assistance developing or implementing a Writing Intensive course please contact Dr. Linda Sarbo at Linda.Sarbo@csulb.edu.

 

GE Course Submission Periods

  Submitted 10/1-2/15 Submitted 2/16-9/30
Courses New to the University Following Fall N/A
Existing Courses New to General Education or Adding a GE Category Following Fall Spring Semester
Existing General Education Courses Asking to Remove General Education Category Following Fall Following Spring

 

GE Course Decertification

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