UB Curriculum Course Proposals

Departments wishing to offer UB Curriculum courses in the 2017-2018 academic year should submit their proposals as soon as possible but no later than October 14, 2016.

UB Curriculum Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the UB Curriculum students will: 

  1. Attain and apply knowledge in written, oral and visual communication; mathematics and quantitative reasoning; and natural sciences. 
  2. Acquire, apply, analyze, evaluate and integrate knowledge from a wide range of disciplines. 
  3. Attain and apply critical thinking skills to define and solve problems. 
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of human and cultural diversity within local and global contexts. 
  5. Acquire the knowledge, skills, technologies, ethical judgment and personal responsibility for effective citizenship, professional leadership, and lifelong learning. 

Course Proposal Process Overview

Are you interested in submitting a new course or revising an existing course to be included in the UB Curriculum? 

Proposing A Specific Program Component

Use the following syllabus template or Pathway spreadsheet to propose your UB Curriculum component 

Course Development Toolbox

For additional resources to design and propose a UB Curriculum component course visit the relevant page of the Course Development Toolbox.

SUNY General Education Requirements

The UB Curriculum is built on the chassis of the SUNY General Education Requirements (GER).  Learn more about the SUNY GER before submitting a course proposal.

Request an additional SUNY-GER for an existing course

The UB Curriculum program presents an opportunity to expand the range of courses that fall under the SUNY GER Knowledge Areas. Current practice is to define courses simply by their offering department, so that all English courses (for example) automatically fulfill the Humanities requirement, all Sociology courses automatically fulfill the Social Science requirement, and so on, without any consideration of a course’s specific scope or content.

With the new program, however, we aim to classify each course individually, and as such, invite you to consider if there are courses that you might wish to have re-classified. Where appropriate, some courses might fulfill more than one SUNY-GER category – an English course currently classified as a Humanities might also be coded with Arts , for example, or a Sociology course as a Social Science AND Other World Civ (students, however, would only get credit for one GER). This allows us to acknowledge more interdisciplinary teaching, provide students with more flexible choices, and publish a nuanced catalog that better reflects the nature of our programs.

To add an additional GER category to a course, it must be submitted to SUNY for approval. The UB Curriculum Office will facilitate this process.