Board of Graduate Studies University of Guelph Senate
Course Change Form
Course changes include revisions to department responsibility, course code, title, calendar description, prerequisites,
course restrictions (including instructor consent), credit weighting, grade scheme and incorporating course content from
a deleted course. If the course change is due to credit weight change or the deletion of another course, please provide a
course outline, which justifies the credit weight change or includes the content/material for the deleted course. Course
changes are subject to Division Committee, Graduate Programs and Policy Committee, and Board of Graduate Studies
Department/School/Program responsible for course:
Course Code and No. (i.e. UNIV*6000) :
_________________ Proposed Course Code and No.: __________________
Current Title: ______________________________________________________________________
Proposed Title: ______________________________________________________________________
Short Title (30 characters max) (This is the title that will appear on the student’s official transcript):
Semester(s) Offering: F W S U
Do you wish for the semester designation to be printed in the Calendar?
Yes No
Placement in calendar (indicate subheading under which course is to be listed if applicable):
Prerequisite(s): __________________________________________________________________________
Mandatory Co-requisite(s): ________________________________________________________________
Other restrictions:
Lecture Hours/Week:
Laboratory or Tutorial Hours/Week: _________
Offered by distance: Yes No
Total Contact Hours/Week: ________ Total Student Time & Effort on Course/Week: _________
Scheduling: Annually Alternate Years
Is this course cross-listed with other courses?
Please indicate which level of courses are cross-listed below.
Yes No
Undergraduate & graduate:
List courses:
Restriction: Credit may be obtained for
only one of the courses
Masters & Masters:
List courses: Yes No
Masters & doctoral:
List courses: Yes No
In instances of different degrees, please describe the master’s or doctoral level component that differentiates the two:
Current Credits: ______ Proposed Credits: _____
Credit Guidelines: Choose only one. If proposed credits do not conform to guidelines, attach a full explanation. 0.0 (Seminar-type courses, unless a
higher rating is justified and approved) 0.25 (Half-semester courses, including six-week courses, unless contact hours & workload is doubled in the
six-week period) 0.5 (Semester courses, usually given throughout one semester) (student time & effort on task = approximately 10-12 hours per
week) 1.0 (Double courses, including two semester courses, typically major paper courses)
Instructor’s signature required: Yes No
Designated as a two-semester course with students registering in each semester: Students receive INP (in progress) at
Yes the end of the first semester and a grade at the end of the second semester. No
Designated as a multiple-semester course: Is this course designed to require more than one semester for completion,
with students registering in each semester with one grade at the end? Yes No
Maximum number of times a student may take this course: Once Only Twice Only Unlimited
Current Grade Scheme: Numeric SAT/UNS (reserved for seminar or practical courses only)
Proposed Grade Scheme: Numeric SAT/UNS (reserved for seminar or practical courses only)
Current Calendar Description:
Proposed Calendar Description: (Please ensure that the course description is grammatically correct i.e. is formatted in
completed sentences) 45 words or less.
Proposed Revisions and Reasons for Revisions: (Brief rational and point form is acceptable for this section).
Include the impact of this course change on associated learning outcomes.
Please attach a course outline reflecting proposed changes.
Signature Approval of Graduate Program Coordinator: _____________________________________________
Signature Approval of Chair/Director: __________________________________________________________
Date Approved: ______________
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