Course Proposals

GenEd Course Proposal Forms

GenEd course proposals must be submitted using the appropriate GenEd Course Proposal Form:

Instructions for Completing GenEd Course Proposal Forms

Each course proposal should be prepared in accordance with the following guidelines:

  1. Select the appropriate course proposal form, save it to your desktop, and open it in Adobe Acrobat or Reader. Do not attempt to complete the form in your browser.
  2. Complete the form, answering all questions as appropriate. With your cursor, hover over most fields in the form for context-specific help text.
  3. Attach or append a course syllabus (or more than one syllabus, as required). The method for attaching a file to a PDF varies depending your version of Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader. Please consult the instructions or help menu for your software. Do not attempt to use non-Adobe software to fill out this proposal form.
  4. Supporting material may be attached as well. (On course eligibility, see https://gened.indiana.edu/faculty-and-staff/gened-courses/course-eligibility.html.)
  5. Save as a new file, to be named according to the following convention: 
    Subject code <hyphen> letter prefix and course number <hyphen> GenEd category abbreviation.pdf 

    For example: ENG-L111-AH.pdf 

    Category abbreviations are: EC (English Composition), MM (Math Modeling), AH (Arts and Humanities), SH (Social and Historical Studies), NM (Natural and Mathematical Sciences), WC (World Cultures), and WL (World Languages).
  6. Attach completed form(s) to an email message and send to the appropriate academic officer.
  7. Following review by the administration of your academic unit (i.e., school or college), proposals with school approval will be submitted to the General Education Committee.