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Submit a Course Proposal

For Inclusion into Core Curriculum


Undergraduate courses designed to meet the philosophy, content and requirements for the CU Denver Core Curriculum must be submitted to the Core Curriculum Oversight Committee (CCOC) for review and approval.


  • Submissions must be made by the department chair or program director on behalf of the instructor
  • Proposals are only accepted during the fall or spring semesters and must be received prior to the census date (first week in September or February). 
  • If approved, the course will be counted as a core class the following semester (for example, a course submitted in the first week of September of 2016 can be taught as a core course in the spring of 2017)
  • If a department or program's course is approved for the Core, it must follow up with the Registrar's Office about listing and offering the course.
  • If approved, all lower division courses must be submitted to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) for acceptance into the Guaranteed Transfer (gtPathways) Program. 


CCOC Forms Required for Submission
  1. Course Approval Submission Form that is relevant to the proposed course area (submit only one)
  2. Official catalog description or verification of college/school approval
  3. Proposed or current course syllabus – see our CCOC Forms, Links, and Policies page with tips to strengthen objectives, assessments and grading policies



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Phone: 303-315-2133 • Fax: 303-315-5829

Street Address: 1380 Lawrence Street, Ste. 1400

Denver, CO 80204


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