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College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Guide

Introduction

Purposes of This Guide

The College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee (CASCC)

  • Mission
  • CASCC composition and meetings

University Curriculum Committees, Processes, and Guidelines

University Curriculum Council (UCC)

  • Individual Course Committee (ICC)
  • Programs Committee (PC)
  • Program Review Committee (PRC)
  • General Education Committee

Ohio Curriculum Enhancement and Approval Network (OCEAN)

College and University Curriculum Committee Meeting Dates and Due Dates for Proposals

Course Proposals

  • Proposals for new courses and course changes
  • Temporary approval of a new course
  • Experimental course proposals

Liberal Arts & Sciences Distribution Areas

  • Definitional guides for the A&S distribution areas
  • Requesting an A&S distribution area for a course
  • Interdisciplinary courses and the designation of multiple
  • A&S distribution areas
  • Process for requesting approval of multiple A&S distribution areas for a
  • Course
  • Assignment of credits for courses with multiple A&S distribution areas

Cross-Listed Courses

Service Learning Courses

Program Proposals

  • Program change proposals
  • Example program change form

Majors and Minors in Same Department

College of Arts & Sciences guidelines on majors and minors within the same department

The college expectation is that students who are majors within a given department are not eligible to also pursue a minor within that department, as these programs of study typically have significant overlap in content and curricula. Exceptions may be considered by the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee when:

  • a department provides a sound pedagogical rationale as to how the major and minor are sufficiently distinctive to merit students’ eligibility to pursue both programs within the department (e.g., distinctive major and minor tracks within the department);
    and
  • no more than 9 credit hours can be applied to both the major and the minor;
    and
  • the minor must be structured such that the program requirements can be programmed into students’ DARS and not require manual checking for course overlap between the major and minor.

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