The GE Implementation Task Force Will Update This Section As We Recieve Your Questions
Q: Can a course be included in two GE 5 Knowledge and Skills areas? For instance, we have a GE 4 United States Studies (USST) course that carries the Diversity graduation designation. In GE 5, can this course carry the US History and Global Awareness and Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice designations?
A: No. Our GE program does not allow a single course to be in two GE Knowledge and Skills areas.
Major Course Revision Process
Q. What should the Major Course Revision Proposal include?
A. The GE 5 Major Course Revision form, a brief explanation of how the course meets the GE 5 student learning outcomes for its proposed area, and an updated syllabus.
- Include in your brief explanations specific references to GE 5-supporting course content. Such specifics provide context for the proposed revisions and help to "target" our review of the revised syllabus.
- In addition to including the GE 5 SLOs in your revised syllabus, consider highlighting content (discussion topics, assignments, etc.) that demonstrates how the course addresses the GE 5 SLOs.
- Consider mapping course-specific SLOs to the GE 5 SLOs or providing a blended list of course-specific and GE 5 SLOs to illustrate the course's appropriateness for the proposed GE 5 Knowledge & Skills area.
Q: My department is proposing our Diversity course, now a graduation requirement, for GE 5. Which of the following should I check: “Revising a GE 3 / GE 4 Course for Approval in an Analogous GE 5 Category” or “Revising a non-GE Course for Approval in any GE 5 Category”?
A: Please check “Revising a GE 3 / GE 4 Course for Approval in an Analogous GE 5 Category.” While it is true that Diversity courses are not in GE 4, we consider proposals to include current Diversity courses in the new GE 5 Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice area as an “analogous” transfer.