Propose a Course

All full time faculty members may propose a course for the new Core. The Course Approval Committees review the proposals with an eye to their alignment with the criteria (see below). The role of the department chair/program director and dean is to ascertain the feasibility of the course. Please note that UCCC approval does not guarantee that a course will be offered in any given semester; that decision is made by the faculty member, department chair/program director and the dean (in accordance with usual scheduling policies in a department/program and school/college); however no Core course can be scheduled without approval by the Approval Committee and the UCCC.

Next deadline: October 10, 2014 for spring 2015

Please follow these guidelines to submit a proposal: 

Every proposal must include a course description, learning outcomes, defining characteristics, and assesement plan. Each of these elements must be consistent with the criteria developed for each category in the Core.

If you are proposing both a course and an attached flag or flags, you must fill out the appropriate form for the course and the appropriate form(s) for the flag. Since the propoals go to the different approval committees, this will ensure that all proposals are evaluated for alignment with the criteria in an efficient manner. 

In addition you should

  • Be certain to save your course proposal and CC your department chair/program director and your dean or the dean's representative (in most cases, the associate dean is the dean's representative; check with your dean and/or associate dean for this information) when you electronically submit your course application to newcore@lmu.edu
  • Your chair and dean can approve your proposal by sending an e-mail message stating approval to newcore@lmu.edu
  • Once we receive you chair's/director's and dean's approval, your course proposal will be reviewed by the appropriate course approval committee of the UCCC. 
  • No proposal will be reviewed by a course approval committee without both your chair's/director's and dean's approval.  
  • Upon committee approval, you will receive word from the UCCC, with a copy to your chair/director and dean.
  • For more information on the Core course proposal process, please click here

Please click Core approval chart 2.18.14 for the current list of Core course proposals.  

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Core Course Proposal Forms

Please Note:
The forms below are Adobe PDF fillable-forms. To use them, you must first right-click the appropriate link below and save the PDF to your computer. Once saved, you can open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat and complete it. 

Foundations
First Year Seminar
Philosophical Inquiry
Quantitative Reasoning (For students who arrive at LMU with a higher level of quantitative literacy, as determined by a placement exam, this requirement may be satisfied by a Mathematical Reasoning course.)
Rhetorical Arts
Studies in American Diversity
Theological Inquiry

Explorations
Creative Experience
Historical Analysis and Perspectives
Nature of Science, Technology & Mathematics
Understanding Human Behavior

Integrations
Ethics and Justice
Faith and Reason
Interdisciplinary Connections

Flags
Engaged Learning
Information Literacy
Oral Communication
Quantitative Reasoning
Writing

Click below for the Learning Outcomes and Defining Characteristics for each area requirement.

Foundations
 
First Year Seminar 
Rhetorical Arts
Theological Inquiry
Philosophical Inquiry
Studies in American Diversity
Quantitative Reasoning

Explorations
Creative Experience
Understanding Human Behavior
Nature of Science, Technology & Mathematics
Historical Analysis and Perspectives

Integrations
Integrations Common Template
Faith and Reason
Ethics and Justice
Interdisciplinary Connections

Flags
Oral Skills
Information Literacy
Quantitative Reasoning
Engaged Learning
Writing