Revised Course Proposal

This can be used submit revised course proposals for the 2022-2023 academic year.

If you have not already done so, please make sure to submit a syllabus along with this new course proposal. For revised course proposals, the new syllabus will be compared to the current syllabus. Because of this, the new syllabus must contain additional (new) content in blue, and redacted (old) content in red.


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Instructions, Basics and Modality

Does this proposal qualify for administrative action only?
Select No unless the request is for an approved prefix/number change or if this is a new GE course that has been approved by the GE Committee.
If content and units are not being altered, course revisions may qualify for administrative action and a syllabus is not required. Examples of such requests include:
  • Minor revisions to course title and/or course description
  • Addition or removal of prerequisites, corequisites, concurrent enrollment, recommended preparation and/or cross-listing
  • Addition or removal of registration restrictions, credit restrictions and/or instruction mode(s)
  • Change in grading type

According to USC Catalogue policy, revisions must be effective in the fall. Please enter "20223."

E.g. 101, 115, 249. Course Number* Course Number*

Do not include suffixes that indicate Lab, General Education, or a Credit Restriction; they must be added to the suffix field.


Title should be no longer than 60 characters, including spaces. Please do not use special characters such as en dashes or smart quotes; they will not translate properly in RNR.CATALOG.

Distance Learning

Reason for Request, Instructors and Impact(s)

A clear and specific explanation is required. What are the changes you want to make and why are they academically and/or administratively necessary?

If the instructor is not a full-time faculty member, explain why it is appropriate for that person to teach the course.

Catalogue Information

Enter all values that apply (e.g., for a 4-unit course, enter 4; for a 2-4, enter 2, 3, 4).

For information about contact hours required per unit, see the CCO Contact Hours Reference guide. If multiple unit options are necessary (e.g., "2, 3, 4"), overall contact time and/or justification for each unit option must be detailed in the proposal and/or syllabus.

If the course is repeatable, enter the maximum units for which the course may be taken.

25 word limit

Description should be written in telegraphic style (e.g., do not include words like "In this course students will...")

This course description should be the same as the course description on any syllabi that may accompany this proposal.


Enter any other course ID(s) that have been used for this course in the past (e.g., "THTR 330, DRAM 330").

Enter any other course ID(s) that have duplicated the content of this course in the past five years.

Enter any other course ID(s) that direct(s) students into this course. Credit may be available for this prefix also.

Instruction Mode
All courses must have a lecture component. Include any additional instruction modes, with appropriate contact hours. When Lab Required is selected, enter L in the suffix field.

Enter hours and minutes per week in HH:MM format (e.g., 02:20 represents 2 hours and 20 minutes).

Enter hours and minutes per week in HH:MM format (e.g., 02:20 represents 2 hours and 20 minutes).

IMPORTANT: If a 4-unit course meets for fewer than 4 contact hours, justification for the reduced contact time must be attached to the proposal separately. More details can be found in the revised Contact Hour and Unit Policy.‚Äč

Is this a 4-unit course that meets for fewer than 4 contact hours?


In-Progress grading options are used only when a course will not be assigned a grade until a subsequent course is completed.

Published on July 23rd, 2021

Last updated on July 23rd, 2021