General Education Course Submission Form

The following form must be used by Binghamton University departments and/or instructors to submit their courses for Gen Ed designation.

For more information about Binghamton University's General Education requirements, please visit the Faculty and Staff page or contact Liz Abate, Coordinator of General Education, at labate@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2146.

Your name:

Your Binghamton University email:

Course rubric & number (e.g., MATH 221 or ENG 300A)

Cross-listings, if any:

Course title:

Email address of department chair or undergraduate director:

Has this request for General Education designation been reviewed by your department?
Yes, by the undergraduate director
Yes, by the chair or program director
Other - please explain:

Please indicate the Gen Ed designation(s) requested using the drop-down menus below.

A course may have up to three Gen Ed designations. For more information and complete descriptions, please see the General Education Guidelines page.

Gen Ed designation 1

Gen Ed designation 2 (optional)

Gen Ed designation 3 (optional)

Please indicate the type of Gen Ed designation requested.

Permanent designations are reserved for permanent courses (not topics courses) that will always be taught to meet the guidelines of the requested General Education requirement, regardless of instructor or semester offered.

Please provide the description of the course that appears or will appear on BU Brain.

Please provide specific details as to how the course meets the Gen Ed designation(s) requested.

List of selected topics or sample reading list (required for permanent course submissions).

Additional information required for C course submissions

Please provide details below for the writing assignments in your course, including the percentage of grade based on writing (at least 50%), the number of pages (at least 20) and page count for each assignment, and the revision process.

Additional information required for O course submissions

Please provide additional information on the presentations in your course, including the number of presentations (at least 2), the percentage of grade based on presentations (at least 15%), and how students will learn to critique and then critique each others' presentations.

Additional information required for J course submissions

Please provide details below for the writing assignments in your course, including the percentage of grade based on writing (at least 50%), the number of pages (at least 20) and page count for each assignment, and the revision process.

Please provide additional information on the presentations in your course, including the number of presentations (at least 2), the percentage of grade based on presentations (at least 15%), and how students will learn to critique and then critique each others' presentations.

Additional information required for P course submissions

Please provide information on the groups discussed in your course and how they have affected and been affected by basic institutions of American society. (The list of groups is available at http://www.binghamton.edu/general-education/information-faculty/gen-ed-guidelines.html#pchart and will open in a new window/tab.) 

If you are requesting a specialized Pluralism/History designation, please also explain how your course will present an historical narrative of the United States and its institutions, covering at least a century of American history and connecting that period to periods before and after it and situating the history of the U.S. within the context of world history or of two or more regions of the world.

Additional information required for G course submissions

Please list the distinctive world regions and the interactions and interdependencies between these regions that will be discussed in your course.

Additional information required for N course submissions

Please explain how your course will provide an understanding of the methods used by social scientists to explore social phenomena.

Optional: If you would like to submit a syllabus, you may attach it here. A syllabus is not required but may be submitted to provide additional information regarding your request.

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Please click the button below to submit your request. After submitting your request, you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions or would like to check on the status of your submission, please feel free to contact Liz Abate via phone or email.

Last Updated: 8/3/16