Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health
Office of the Dean
Faculty of Arts
Date: February 3, 2009
To: All departments
From: Elizabeth Dawes, Associate Dean of Arts
Re: Curriculum Forms: Guidelines and Information for Departmental Curriculum Committees
This memo contains important information for Departmental Assistants, DCC Chairs and
Department Chairs, Directors and Coordinators with respect to Curriculum proposals to be submitted by
March 31, 2009.
I. CURRICULUM SUBMISSIONS
SUBMISSIONS to Jackie Benson, Curriculum Assistant in the Faculty of Arts Deans’ Office,
DOUBLE-SIDED HARD COPIES of:
- the Summary Sheet bearing departmental signatures with courses listed in order of
course number from the lowest to the highest number
- all consultation forms (Attachments 1, 2 & 3) bearing signatures and dates, placed in
order of course number from the lowest to the highest number, clipped together with paper
clips (NO STAPLES!)
- all Experimental Course Proposals
- Do NOT submit hard copies of New Course Proposals, Revisions to Existing
Course, Course Deletion Proposals or Changes to Major/Degree Requirements. As
signatures are NO LONGER required on these forms, electronic copies will suffice. Do
NOT submit hard copies of course outlines.
ELECTRONIC COPIES of all forms, including attachments and course outlines
- Create a file folder for each course. Use the course number and proposal type as the
folder name: e.g., FRIV-2100 New. In this case, the folder would contain the New Course
Proposal form, the Attachments and the course outline.
- Identify each document in the file folder with the course number and document type: e.g.
FRIV-2100 New, FRIV-2100 A1-GERM, FRIV-2100 A2, FRIV-2100 Outline.
- For Attachment 1 (A1), specify the program consulted: e.g. FRIV-2100 A1-GERM.
Elizabeth Dawes, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
Ph: (204) 786.9942 FAX: (204) 774-4134 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9
- Post all of your file folders on the Department Assistants’ network drive (U). Create
your own Curriculum folder on the U drive with your program name: e.g., FRIV
Curriculum. Jackie Benson will then transfer your files to the read-only Curriculum
- Alternatively, file folders may be submitted to Jackie Benson on a disk.
All changes or additions to the original submission must be made through Jackie Benson.
All curriculum proposals should be submitted as a package. Incomplete packages will be
Use Arial size 10 font on all forms.
Do not use bold, underlining, italics, or CAPITALIZATION (except for the department
code which must be capitalized).
Do not delete any headings from any of the forms (other than to replace department name,
abbreviation and X credit hour totals with your information on the Summary Sheet).
Do not indicate N/A or None on any of the forms.
Departmental curriculum packages must be submitted by March 31, 2009 for publication
in the 2010-11 Calendar.
Experimental course proposals are due September 30, 2009 for publication in the
timetable for Spring 2010 and Fall/Winter 2010-11.
For INFORMATION, contact one of the following:
Jackie Benson, Curriculum Assistant in the Faculty of Arts Deans’ Office, 786-9763
Ken Gibbons, Co-Chair of the Curriculum Planning Committee, 786-9387
Paul Betts, Co-Chair of the Curriculum Planning Committee, 786-9164
II. COURSE NUMBERS
FORMATTING COURSE NUMBERS
On each form, the three elements of the course number are indicated separately:
- the department code: FRIV
- the 4-digit course number: 2001 (Do not include the credit hours.)
- the credit hours: 6
When referring to other courses in the prerequisite statements, calendar description, etc.,
use the new format: FRIV-2001 (6). Course numbers will appear in the Calendar in this
- The department code must be capitalized.
- There must be a hyphen between the department code and the 4-digit number.
- The credit hours are indicated in parentheses.
Do not use the old format on any form (e.g., FRIV-2001/6).
Double-numbered courses must be listed as FRIV-3001 & 4001 (3) rather than FRIV-
Cross-listed courses must be listed as follows:
- FRIV & SPAM-3001 (3)
- FRIV, SPAM & TRIV-3001 (3)
- FRIV-3001 & SPAM-3202 (3) (in cases where the 4-digit number varies from program
CHANGING EXISTING COURSE NUMBERS
A change of course number requires 2 forms: a New Course Proposal and a Course
Do not use the Revisions to Existing Course form for a change of course number.
Attachment 2: Library Resources and the course outline are not required for such courses.
SELECTING NUMBERS FOR NEW COURSES
Numbers for former courses cannot be reused for new courses, even if the content is the
same. Consult the list of allocated course numbers to check which ones have already been
used. Each Departmental Assistant should have a copy of this document. If not, request a
copy from Jackie Benson.
Course numbers should be chosen with careful attention to the numbers currently in use
within the program. Use consecutive numbers wherever possible. A department with
existing courses numbered 2114 and 2115 would likely select 2116 for a new course in the
same area of the discipline.
The first digit indicates the course level. The second digit may be used to indicate an area
within the discipline. For example, in Psychology, developmental courses are numbered
X2XX whereas personality courses are numbered X3XX.
Numbers for cross-listed courses may be identical in each department or program. They
may also differ when the number proposed by one program is not available in another or
when each program wishes to respect the logic of its own numbering system.
III. CURRICULUM FORMS
Carefully follow the attached examples as a model for formatting.
A separate form must be used for each course being proposed. (Double-numbered and
cross-listed courses are considered to be a single course.)
Any words appearing in red on the electronic version of the form must be replaced by
Put information in columns below the headings. Do not delete the headings.
Experimental courses do not count as additions.
Include a rationale for any additions, deletions or revisions.
REVISIONS TO EXISTING COURSE
This form cannot be used for a change of course number. A change of course number
requires 2 forms: a New Course Proposal and a Course Deletion Proposal.
Use this form for changes to the calendar description, prerequisites, corequisites,
restrictions, additional requirements, cross-listing, etc.
In the proposed calendar entry, highlight the changes with respect to the current calendar
entry in yellow on the electronic version of the form.
COURSE DELETION PROPOSAL
This form is used to declare a course obsolete.
Courses may be active, inactive or obsolete. Active courses are currently taught on a
regular basis. Inactive courses have not been taught for 5 years or more. They do not
appear in the Calendar but may be reactivated at any time. Obsolete courses do not appear
in the Calendar and cannot be reactivated. If a department wishes to offer an obsolete
course, it must be proposed again using a New Course Proposal form and a new course
NEW COURSE PROPOSAL
Submit a course outline (see below) and Attachment 2: Library Resources. Note: These
documents are not required if the New Course Proposal form is being completed in order
to change the course number of an existing course.
See section II regarding course numbers for new courses.
If the new course is replacing an existing course, a Course Deletion Proposal is also
If approved by Senate, the new course will be effective September 1, 2010.
EXPERIMENTAL COURSE PROPOSAL
Experimental courses can only be offered twice over a maximum period of 3 years.
Submit a course outline (see below) and Attachment 2: Library Resources.
See section II regarding course numbers for new courses.
The deadline for experimental course proposals is September 30, 2009.
If approved by the Curriculum Planning Committee, the new course may be timetabled as
early as Spring 2010. Experimental courses do not require Senate approval and are sent to
Senate for information only.
Provide a detailed schedule of topics and course work using the dates of the current
academic year. Include the value of each item to be graded.
It is not necessary to include all of the information required by Senate and/or
recommended by the Deans (e.g., reference to Academic misconduct, Disability Services,
For topics courses, provide a sample outline of a possible topic.
ATTACHMENT 1: RELATIONS WITH OTHER PROGRAMS
If the course is relevant to several other programs, a separate form must be sent to each
Include the date (top right).
ATTACHMENT 2: LIBRARY RESOURCES (maximum of 2 pages)
This form is not required for topics courses.
This form must be completed by a librarian.
Do not submit a complete bibliography of available library holdings. The Curriculum
Planning Committee does not require such information.
IV. NEW COURSE PROPOSALS
1. Department - Include full name of department. Frivology
2. Submission Date – Include the month and year. March 27, 2009
3. Department Code - Use capital letters only. FRIV
4. Course Number - Include the 4-digit number only. 3008
See section II for information regarding course numbers.
5. Credit Hours - Use Arabic numerals. 3
Existing credit hour values include 1, 1.5, 3, 4.5, 6, 9 and 12.
The most common values are 3 and 6.
In the past, courses had a value of either 3 or 6 credit hours,
but not both. Now, the same course may be offered sometimes
as a 3 credit hour course and sometimes as a 6 credit hour course.
To indicate that the credit value varies, use or. 3 or 6
6. Cross-listed Department Code - Use capital letters only. SPAM
When listing more than one department or program, use &. FRIV & SPAM
7. Cross-listed Course Number - Include the 4-digit number only. 3008
When listing double-numbered courses, use &. 3008 & 4008
8. Full Course Title. Frivological Issues in Education
9. Title Abbreviation - Use a maximum of 25 characters including spaces.
Do not use any punctuation. Friv Issues in Education
Use an ampersand (&) instead of the word and. Friv & Popular Culture
Do not capitalize the entire title abbreviation.
Be sure that the abbreviation is meaningful.
Be sure that words that appear in several different course
titles within the department are abbreviated consistently.
10. Instructional Code and Hours of Instruction per week
HOURS OF INSTRUCTION
Do not leave a space between the instructional code and the hours. S3
The number of hours of instruction per week may be fixed (1, 2, 3, etc.) or variable (V).
a specific number of hours per week for each element of the course:
- 3 hours of seminars S3
- 1 hour of lecture and 2 hours of seminars Le1,S2
- 3 hours of lectures and 3 hours of labs Le3,La3
a specific number of hours per week in total but variability
in the number of hours spent on each element of the course each week:
- 3 hours per week in total consisting of variable hours of labs and lectures Le/La3
the total number of hours varies from week to week:
- variable seminar hours SV
- 3 hours of lectures per week and variable hours of labs Le3,LaV
A Apprenticeship/Internship/Practicum FRIV-4872 (3) PRACTICUM BLOCK - EARLY YEARS FRIVOLOGY
(A) This course offers frivological experience in Early Years settings
under the guidance and supervision of practicum frivologists. This
practicum includes a 5 week block plus 1 day a week experience for a
total of 9 days.
D Directed Reading FRIV-3193 (3) DIRECTED READINGS IN FRIVOLOGY (D) In this
course, readings and assignments in the area of frivology are
arranged between an individual student and the instructor.
La Lab FRIV-4901 (3) ADVANCED FRIVOLOGY LABORATORY (La3) This
laboratory course familiarizes students with advanced laboratory
techniques and introduces research methodologies.
Le Lecture FRIV-2520 (1) TUTORING SECOND LANGUAGE FRIVOLOGISTS
(LeV) This course builds on the peer tutoring principles of EDUC &
RHET-2505 (1) and prepares students for tutoring second language
P Project/Thesis FRIV-4001 (6) HONOURS THESIS (P) Students undertake a research
program in experimental or theoretical frivology under the supervision of
a faculty member. An essential component of the course is the oral and
written presentation of the results.
FRIV-4701 (6) RESEARCH PROJECTS IN FRIVOLOGY (P) This course
is designed to allow students to investigate a specific research problem.
Students work with a faculty member in a particular area of research
while learning the techniques and methodology related to frivological
S Seminar/Discussion FRIV-4441 (3) FRIVOLOGICAL ÆSTHETICS (S3) Seminar discussions
are supplemented with the reading of key texts in frivological criticism.
T Tutorial FRIV-4021 (6) TUTORIAL (T) The specialized study of a single author,
or of a genre, period or theme, or of a specific frivology topic, under the
direction of a professor.
11. Fee Code
Low - the default code.
High - for courses with additional personnel costs (e.g., telecourses, courses with lab instructors
There are 3 categories of additional fees:
Lab fee - for courses requiring materials (e.g., lab supplies, software).
Theatre technical fee - for Theatre courses requiring materials (e.g., stage construction materials).
Education practicum fee - for Faculty of Education practicum courses only.
Any proposal to charge additional fees must be approved by the Vice-Presidents. Each Fall when the
Curriculum package goes to Senate, the Vice-Presidents will review all proposals brought forward by the
Deans for approval. Departments seeking approval to charge additional fees for a new course (or an
existing one) should inform their Deans’ Office.
12. Calendar Description
a) LENGTH - A maximum of 100 words.
This example has 10 words. Too short! PHIL-4267 (3) METAPHYSICS (S3) This course involves a systematic
study of topics in metaphysics.
This example has 231 words. Too long! PHYS-2705 (6) COSMOLOGY: SCIENCE FACT TO SCIENCE FICTION
(Le3) This course gives an introduction to the scientific study of the
universe as a whole. It encompasses a description of astronomical
phenomena on the very largest scales and a description of quantum
physics on the very smallest scales. The most recent discoveries in
physics will be discussed and applied to cosmological models that vary
from the well-supported to the speculative. Modern aspects of physics,
not usually encountered in elementary physics courses, will be covered.
These topics include the following: the standard scenario for early
universe evolution; the triumph of big bang cosmology; the hierarchial
nature of galaxy formation and clustering; the speed-of-light constraint on
space travel and communication; the paradoxical nature of quantum
physics; the existence of antimatter; the success of the Special Theory of
Relativity; the description of gravity using Einstein's General Theory of
Relativity; the characteristics of neutron stars, black holes, wormholes,
cosmic strings and other astrophysical oddities; and the logic of
spacetime topology of higher dimensions, of parallel universes, and of
time travel. Finally, the course will consider how human beings and
extraterrestrial lifeforms fit into the overall scheme of things. Throughout,
reference will be made to how certain aspects of these topics have been
incorporated (correctly and incorrectly) into science-fiction books,
television shows, and movies. Although the subjects discussed will be
conceptually sophisticated, the presentation will require minimal
mathematical knowledge. This course fulfils the Science Requirement.
This example has 93 words. Good! FREN-4112 (3) SYNTAX OF MODERN FRENCH (Le3) This course
provides an intensive study of modern French syntax. It includes an
introduction to distributional categories; a functionalist investigation of
word roles (e.g., caractérisation, complément interne) and verbal
structures (e.g., diathèse); a detailed study of typical French forms (e.g.,
impersonal), functions (e.g., aspects) and tenses. It focuses on
grammaticality and sentence analysis. Simple sentence types and
complex subordinate clauses are examined, and transformational rules
as they apply to the French language. Examples are drawn from literary
and non-literary sources. Course work combines sentence
comprehension, syntactic description and regular exercises in sentence
b) PRESENT – Use the present tense. FREN-4112 (3) SYNTAX OF MODERN FRENCH (Le3) This course
provides an intensive study of modern French syntax. It includes an
introduction to distributional categories; [...].
Do not use will. FREN-3884 & 4884 (3) FRANCOPHONE BLACK FEMINIST
LITERATURE (Le3) A selection of African and Caribbean videos will
provide a cultural, social, and historical background to works selected.
Students enrolled in FREN-4884 (3) will also attend a weekly 75-minute
c) FIRST PERSON – Do not use we. AG-4020 (3) INDIGENOUS GOVERNANCE & SELF DETERMINATION
(Le3) Beginning with the systematic colonial undermining of indigenous
rights we will examine the political, legal and economic struggle of
indigenous nations to re-establish and reassert historic rights in the face
of national governments that have their own agendas for Indigenous
d) COMMAS – Use commas in the following cases:
Before and in lists of three or more items. POL-3515 (6) POLITICS OF THE LABOUR MOVEMENT (Le3) This
course is an introduction to the politics of the labour movement. [...] It
examines the structure and operation of varying types of trade unions,
the process of employee unionization, the workings of the Labour Board,
the process of collective bargaining, grievance procedures, and the legal
framework within which industrial relations are carried on.
After e.g. and i.e. GEOG-4409 (3) ARCHITECTURE AND CITY PLANNING (S3) We
survey the major architectural schools (e.g., Art Nouveau, Bauhaus,
International Style) and the cultural avant-garde trends (e.g., Futurism,
Surrealism, Situationism) and their relationship to and impact on city
e) CAPITALIZATION - Avoid unnecessary capitalization.
REL-2715 (3) AFRICAN RELIGIONS (Le3) This course surveys African
Religions taking into account this religious plurality. [...] Selected African
Religions are introduced, briefly, highlighting these themes according to
geographical locations (mainly in the sub-Sahara).
f) BOLD - Do not put words in bold as they will not appear in bold in the Calendar.
g) NOTES – Add notes into the text of the description.
A grade of at least C in this course is required to take MATH-2101 (6).
Students must be prepared to work some evenings and/or weekends
outside of scheduled class time in order to accommodate shooting and
It is strongly recommended that students successfully obtain standing in
CHEM-1111 (3) and CHEM-1112 (3), or the former CHEM-1101 (6),
before attempting this course.
h) TOPICS COURSES
By default, topics courses may only be taken once for credit. If a topics course may be repeated for
credit, add the following statement to the course description: “This course may be repeated for
credit when the topic varies.”
In WebAdvisor, Degree Audit will recognize the distinction between a course repeated for a better
grade and a topics course repeated for credit with a different topic.
a) PREREQUISITE(S) may be:
A specific course PREREQUISITE: MATH-1101 (6).
A specific set of courses PREREQUISITES: MATH-1201 (3) and MATH-1101 (6).
One of several specific courses PREREQUISITES: GEOG-1103 (3) or GEOG-2415 (3) or permission of
PREREQUISITES: One of BIOL-1102 (6), BIOL-1103 (6), BIOL-1112 (6) or
both BIOL-1115 (3) and BIOL-1116 (3).
A specific number of credit hours PRE-REQUISITES: 6 credit hours from GEOG-2215 (3), GEOG-2216 (3),
GEOG-2218 (3), GEOG-2219 (3), or the former GEOG-2201 (6) or the
former GEOG-2202 (6).
PREREQUISITES: A minimum of 3 credit hours of 1000-level Geography
courses or permission of instructor.
PREREQUISITES: 6 credit hours in 2000-level French Studies language
courses or permission of instructor.
The above French Studies prerequisite statement does not list specific courses. It would
therefore not need to be revised each time a 2000-level language course is added to or
deleted from the Calendar. However, it does require that courses be classified in the
calendar entry as language courses, literature courses, etc. so that applicable courses can be
Do not use or repeatedly in cases where students are required to have one of 3 or more courses.
Use “one of a, b, c, d or e” rather than “a or b or c or d or e”.
PREREQUISITES: One of BIOL-1102 (6), BIOL-1103 (6), BIOL-1112 (6), or
both BIOL-1115 (3) and BIOL-1116 (3).
Use commas to separate each option when using and and or. (The underlining is used here to draw
your attention to the use of the commas. Do not use underlining in your prerequisite statements.)
PREREQUISITES: GEOG-3215 (3), or GEOG-2213 (3) and GEOG-2214
(3) and permission of instructor, or the former GEOG-2203 (6) and
permission of instructor.
PREREQUISITES: GEOG-2218 (3) and GEOG-2219 (3), or the former
GEOG-2201 (6), or permission of instructor.
b) PREREQUISITES FOR PREREQUISITES
When listing prerequisites for the third course in a series that must be taken in order (FRIV-1001
(6), FRIV-2001 (6) and FRIV-3001 (6)), do not include the first one as a prerequisite for the third.
For FRIV-3001 (6), only list FRIV-2001 (6) as the prerequisite.
c) PREREQUISITE COURSES WITH A MINIMUM GRADE
Do not use percentages for minimum grades. The Datatel Colleague SIS (Student Information
System) will not recognize them.
PREREQUISITE: CHEM-1111 (3) provided a minimum grade of 75 or
equivalent was obtained in Chemistry 40S.
Use letter grades only. PREREQUISITE: A grade of at least C in MATH-1101 (6).
PREREQUISITE: BUS-3240 (3) with a minimum grade of C.
It is clearer to say “A minimum grade of C in x and y” than “x and y with a minimum grade of C”.
PREREQUISITES: A minimum grade of B in KIN-3501 (3) and KIN-3502 (3)
or permission of instructor.
d) PREREQUISITE NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS WITH A MINIMUM GPA
In WebAdvisor, Degree Audit can verify minimum GPA but not the completion of a given
number of credit hours. Verification of the credit hours completed must be done by the
department. Answer YES to the question about petitions (the electronic permission forms) if your
prerequisite statement specifies a number of credit hours.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of 45 credit hours with a B average.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of 30 credit hours in the Business
Administration or Administrative Studies stream including BUS-2210 (3),
BUS-2103 (3), BUS-2501 (3), BUS-2440 (3) and either BUS-2002 (3) or
BUS-2010 (3) with a minimum average of C.
PREREQUISITES: GEOG-2309 (3) (Statistical Techniques), 36 credit hours
completed in Geography, Geography GPA of 3.0, and permission of
e) PREREQUISITE ADMISSION TO A PROGRAM
PREREQUISITE: Admission to the Third-Year Abroad Program.
PREREQUISITE: Available only to students in the Joint UW/RRC Business,
Industrial, Aboriginal Language or the full-time Vocational Teacher
Education Programs who have been admitted to the certification portion
of the program.
f) RECOMMENDED COURSES
Do not include courses that are strongly recommended but not required in the prerequisite
PREREQUISITES: PHYS-1101 (6). Strongly recommended: PHYS-2105
(3), PHYS-2106 (3).
In the near future, most of the formatting of course descriptions for the Calendar will be done
automatically from the information entered in the Datatel Colleague SIS (Student Information
System). Free text (i.e., sentences) will only be permitted in certain fields (e.g., the calendar
description of 100 words maximum).
For the prerequisite field, only requirements are entered into the SIS. Any additional information
listed in the Calendar under prerequisites (e.g., recommended courses) that has not been entered
into the SIS will be lost. Recommended courses should therefore be added to the calendar
g) PERMISSION AND PETITIONS
Permission to register may be required from:
the instructor and/or the Chair
the Honours advisor or Honours Committee
the Graduate Studies Coordinator
Permission may serve as:
a prerequisite WAIVER (or) PREREQUISITES: GEOG-1201 (3) or permission of instructor.
an ADDITIONAL requirement (and) PREREQUISITES: 6 credit hours in 2000-level French Studies
literature courses and permission of Department Chair.
On the New Course Proposal form, you are asked to answer YES or NO to the question regarding
the need for students to submit a petition (an electronic permission form) in order to register.
If permission is a requirement in addition to the prerequisite, answer YES. All students wishing
to register will then be required to seek permission.
If permission is granted in the absence of the prerequisite, answer NO. Students who have taken
the prerequisite course(s) will not be required to seek permission.
Be sure that you select the right option so that students are not wasting time needlessly seeking
As stated above, if students are required to have completed a given number of credit hours (e.g.,
30 credit hours in Physics with a B average), answer YES as verification of the credit hours
completed must be done by the department.
h) FORMER COURSES – Courses that are now obsolete are referred to as “the former x”
PREREQUISITES: FREN-2180 (3), the former FREN-1381 (6), or
permission of instructor.
PREREQUISITES: BIOL-1115 (3) and BIOL-1116 (3), or the former BIOL-
a) COURSES THAT MUST BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY
Courses listed as corequisites are interpreted by the Datatel Colleague SIS as courses that must be
EDUC-2511 (3) LEARNING THEORY (Le3) This course is an
introduction to psychological principles as they apply to the practice of
teaching and learning within educational contexts. The course will
provide an overview of various learning theories and the implications
each has for variables such as classroom interaction, motivation,
instruction, assessment, and evaluation.
COREQUISITE: EDUC-2512 (1).
EDUC-2512 (1) LEARNING THEORY PRACTICUM (A) This course
offers practical teaching experience in the schools under the guidance
and supervision of practicum host teachers. This course must be taken
concurrently with EDUC-2511 (3) and will be closely integrated with that
COREQUISITE: EDUC-2511 (3).
When the pair of courses to be taken concurrently is variable, the courses can be linked in the
timetable without a corequisite statement appearing in the Calendar.
RHET-1105 (3) ACADEMIC WRITING: LINKS WITH THE DISCIPLINES
(Le3) Several sections of Academic Writing have been linked with
introductory sections in disciplines such as History, Sociology,
Administrative Studies, Biology, and Environmental Studies. Students
who are registered in the discipline-specific courses are also enrolled in
an Academic Writing course which concentrates on the texts, topics,
methods of research, and forms of writing appropriate to that discipline.
These links are managed in different ways from section to section;
students may wish to consult information available at Registration.
(Timetable information) RHET-1105-004 3.0 AW: Linked
Note: This section is open only to students registering in
Environmental Studies ENV-1600, any section.
b) COURSES THAT COULD BE TAKEN PREVIOUSLY OR CONCURRENTLY
In many cases, the course listed as a corequisite is actually more desirable as a prerequisite.
Ideally, the student would have completed the course previously. Having the student take both
courses concurrently is viewed as an acceptable, although less desirable, alternative.
The same course cannot be listed as both a prerequisite and a corequisite as in the following
example because the SIS will not accept such statements:
THFM-2801 (6) THEATRICAL PRODUCTION I (Le3,La3+V)
This course is designed to give students a survey of the technical
aspects of theatrical and media production, concentrating on facilities,
scenery construction, lighting, and an introduction to sound. Emphasis is
on basic concepts and hands-on application through practical lab work
on departmental productions.
PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: THFM-1001 (6) or THFM-1002 (6).
If the department decides to list the course as a PREREQUISITE, students can be given
permission to take the two courses concurrently.
If the department decides to list the course as a COREQUISITE, students who have taken it
previously will need departmental permission to register. If approval will be automatic for every
such student, departments should give Student Records the authority to grant these permissions.
15. Additional Requirements – Identify required preparation, skills, work experience, etc.
Work experience ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: 2 years of appropriate teaching/work
Skills ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Students entering this course must be
able to operate a domestic sewing machine and make clothes from a
Portfolio ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Students should submit a ten-page
portfolio of their writing, including at least FOUR pages of prose and
TWO of poetry, to the English Department Assistant by May 15.
Preparation for course ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT: Students are required to submit a
mounted and identified collection of insects as part of the laboratory
exercises. This collection should be initiated in the summer preceding
registration in the course. Students should contact the instructor for
16. Restrictions – Identify INELIGIBLE students.
Ineligible to take the course RESTRICTIONS: Native speakers of Spanish or students who have
standing in Spanish 40S or equivalent are not eligible to take this course.
Ineligible to receive credit in the course RESTRICTIONS: Students who have obtained credit in the former FREN-
4881 (6) or FREN-4882 (3) may not receive credit for this course.
RESTRICTIONS: Students may not receive credit for both this course and
RESTRICTION: The course can be re-taken for credit, but no more than six
Music Practicum sections may be taken for credit.
17. Permission (Yes/No)
Indicate Yes when students must have permission in addition to the prerequisite.
Indicate No when permission is needed only in the absence of the prerequisite/corequisite.
See 13 g) and 14 b) above for further details.
V. CALENDAR REVISIONS
Descriptions of newly approved courses should be emailed to Lois Cherney who will add them to your
calendar entry. Please indicate in red on the hard copy the places where the descriptions are to be added.
Please note that the Wordperfect format will be replaced by Word this summer.
Courses are considered inactive if not offered in the past 5 years (since 2003-04) and not scheduled for
2009-10. Inactive courses will not appear in the 2010-11 Calendar but will remain in the SIS and can be
reactivated within days at any time of year when needed. A list of all inactive courses will be distributed
to each department. Departments will be asked to strike out all inactive courses from the final draft of
their calendar entry.
ERRORS AND INCONSISTENCIES
Course titles, numbers and credit values change. References to courses from other departments/programs
are particularly likely to require updating in your calendar entry. Check if the courses appear on the
inactive course list and look for changes in title, number, etc. Minor changes should be marked in red ink
on a hard copy of your calendar entry and sent to Lois Cherney.
SAMPLE DEGREE PROGRAMS
Departments are encouraged to develop a sample degree program for their calendar entry in time for the
2011-12 Calendar. Sample degree programs (suggested programs of study) already appear in the
Calendar for Bioanthropology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Dance, and Environmental
Studies. A standardized format will be developed and distributed to departments.