LAC Course Approval Process
Courses proposed for inclusion in the AY 24-25 catalog must reach the LAC stage of the Workflow by November 1, 2023.
LAC Course Approvals are conducted through the catalog/curriculum workflow following the same general procedures as all other curriculum approvals. More details about UNC's curriculum approval process are available on the Provost Website here. More information on the technical aspects of using the Curriculum Workflow is available on the Registrar Website here. Courses proposed for inclusion in the LAC must reach the Liberal Arts Council stage of the curriculum workflow by November 1 to be considered for the following academic year catalog.
To be included in the Liberal Arts Curriculum, a course must fulfill the Learning
Outcomes for one of the six LAC categories. Courses in the Arts & Humanities, History, and Social & Behavioral Sciences categories
may also request an International Studies (IS) or Multicultural Studies (MS) designations. Learning outcomes for the categories and designations can be found here .
In addition, all LAC courses must
- satisfy all the requirements in Board Policy 2-3-501 Course Outline.
- be numbered at the 100/200 (lower division) level
- be offered at least once every two years
- not be repeatable for credit (e.g., may not be a variable title course)
- carry gtPathways status (this is automatically secured during the curriculum approval process; the provost office forwards all approved LAC courses to the CDHE for listing on the gtPathways website).
LAC Course Submission Process
Recommended Syllabus Statements
Faculty may wish to include any or all of the University's recommended syllabus statements.
To ensure accurate and consistent messaging about UNC policies and student-support
services, faculty are encouraged to use the statements found on the CETL syllabus
statements page, or simply include the link to the page on their syllabi and course