Syllabus Requirements

ASC Required Syllabus Elements


ASC Required DL (Distance Learning) Template


General Education (GE) Required Elements

If the course is a GE course, it must include the following:

  1. The GE category or categories it fulfills for both the Legacy Ge and the new GE.
  2. The “GE Expected Learning Outcomes” boilerplate language pertaining to the appropriate area(s)
  3. A statement beneath these that explains how the course will satisfy the stated Expected Learning Outcomes

Legacy General Education (GEL) Goals and ELOs

New General Education (GEN) Goals and ELOs

GEN Embedded Literacies

In the new GE, History 2800 and 2800H satisfy both the Data Analysis and Technology embedded literacy requirements.

4000-level seminars fulfill the Advanced Writing course embedded literacy requirement.

For the full list of History Embedded Literacies, please check the History Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Department of History – Required Syllabus Element


Enrollment Policy

All students must be officially enrolled in the course by the end of the second full week of the semester.  No requests to add the course will be approved by the Chair after that time.  Enrolling officially and on time is solely the responsibility of the student.


Department of History – Recommended Syllabus Elements


The History Major and Minor

Please note: If you are, have, or are planning to take two or more history courses at the 2000-level or above, and are currently neither a history major nor a history minor, you may earn a history minor with relatively little additional coursework. Only 12 credit hours (four 2000-and-above courses, at least two of which must be at the 3000 level or higher) are required for the history minor and six of these hours may overlap with general education requirements. Please see and for additional details see Raymond Irwin ( with specific questions. Your major advisor will also be able to add the minor for you.


Grievance Policy

Students with complaints about courses, grades, and related matters should first bring the matter to the instructor. If the student and the instructor cannot arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement, the student may take the complaint to the vice chair of the department, who will investigate the matter fully and attempt to resolve it. If the vice chair is involved, the student should contact the department chair, Scott Levi ( The student may appeal further to the College of Arts and Sciences. Any student with a grievance may seek advice from the department’s grievance resource officer. For additional information see the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Office of Student Life: Student Advocacy Center.