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Core Curriculum Syllabus Approval Checklist






The course should be a 1000- or 2000-level course.



The course must be designed for any student to take as part of his or her general university education (as opposed to courses designed primarily for a major or specialization).



The course must not have any pre-requisites within the same core category the course is meant to fulfill (unless there is a clear sequence of courses in the category, such as BIOL 1441 and BIOL 1442).



The content / assignments in the course appear reasonably able to fulfill the core component area.



The course syllabus must begin with a course purpose statement, which must specify to students that the course fulfills the requirements for a particular core component area. (i.e., "This course satisfies the University of Texas at Arlington core curriculum requirement in social and behavioral sciences.")






There is a list of learning outcomes. 



ALL of the following THECB learning objectives for the component area must be verbatim in the Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) – Core Curriculum Objectives.



Critical Thinking Skills: to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information;



Communication Skills: to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication;



- will vary by area – select from Core Curriculum Objectives



- will vary by area – select from Core Curriculum Objectives



The syllabus must list appropriate and valid assessment strategies and/or signature assignments for EACH SLO.