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this is a circular definition.

In addition, can we incorporate these business processes from the Curricular Handbook

New Course - intended to convey subject matter not previously covered by an existing course or, if covered by an existing course, to be conveyed with a substantial difference in objective, course methodology, or perspective.

Course Change - a modification to one or more course features (elements) to achieve minor course (or curricular) objectives that will not alter enrollment patterns.

Reactivated Course - a course that has been dropped and is reinstated as an offering by the department. It goes through the usual curriculum process to become active again. All instructional programs are to avoid "unnecessary duplication of courses." See University Policy Statement (we need one in a Catalog Policy) that provides some specific guidance on these matters. For every course offered in the university, a standard course outline, a sample syllabus, and bibliography should be on file in the department or college office and in the University Archives. This is a requirement for all General Education courses and all courses articulated with community colleges or other four-year institutions. Refer to the Curriculum Changes – Best Practices PDF document for guidelines for course changes.

Inactive Courses - The policy of the CSU and of this campus is that a course not offered within a five-year period be declared inactive. Colleges are provided with reports indicating which courses will be considered inactive. There is a three-week period before formal certification for faculty to review and comment. For reactivation of an inactive course - Fill out a "Reactivate Course" curriculum form if no curricular changes are being requested. Submit it to the college for review by the college curriculum committee - no department curriculum committee review is needed. If approved by the college, they will forward the form to the Scheduling Office and it will be included in the upcoming certification cycle for catalog number reactivation If curricular changes are requested, then submit a new course proposal through the upcoming certification cycle and request a new number.

Updated 9/4/2019

Rewrite definition drawing from English Wikipedia Course (education) page. Added Business Processes section with bullets