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Applied Arts and Humanities


See draft of the catalog copy for the Volunteer Core Curriculum.


AAH Proposal Form v5 (Word Document)

Instructions for Vol Core Proposals

AAH Sample Proposal THEA 325

To submit a proposal, please complete the application and save it as a single PDF file that also contains your syllabus and a sample of at least one significant assignment for the course. Save your PDF file by the course name, category, and date (e.g. engl101WC080921).

The PDF should be uploaded AND emailed to the General Education Committee.

If you are submitting a revision, please also include a brief written “Response to Reviewers” explaining how the requested revisions have been addressed. This “Response to Reviewers” should be included in your single PDF file and the file should be save by course name, category, and the revision and date (e.g. engl101WCrevision050120).

Your submission will be a single merged PDF including:

  1. Vol Core Submission Form
  2. Syllabus
  3. At least one significant assignment
  4. Response to Reviewers (if it is a resubmission)

Tips on creating single PDF files

If you can put all of your word files in a single word document and then save it as a PDF file, that will be the easiest approach. PDFs are created by going to Print🡪 PDF🡪save as PDF. If you need to merge multiple PDFs, they can be merged through various tools (such as Adobe,, or

NOTE: AFTER YOU SUBMIT A PROPOSAL, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL LETTING YOU KNOW IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED. If you do not receive that confirmation email within 72 hours, your proposal was not successfully submitted and you need to submit it again. If you continue to have difficulties submitting, please email us to let us know.

You will also receive emails as your proposal moves through the review process. The review process begins with a General Education Subcommittee approval and then goes to the General Education Committee for approval. From there it goes to the Undergraduate Council for approval and finally to the Faculty Senate. Until you receive notification that your course proposal has been approved by the Faculty Senate, it is not eligible to be listed as a Vol Core course.

You may track your submitted proposal through the review process.

Rubric for Student Assessment

Applied Arts and Humanities Rubric for Student Assessment

Subcommittee Members

Approved Courses

  • Current curriculum: See the General Education Requirements page of the undergraduate catalog.
  • Volunteer Core curriculum:
    • ALEC 330 – Introduction to Agricultural Communications
    • ALEC 442 – Layout and Design
    • ALEC 443 – Digital Media Production
    • ARCH 374 – Design VI: Systems and Atmospheres
    • ART 101 – Introduction to Studio Art I
    • ART 103 – Introduction to Studio Art II
    • ARTA 211 – Drawing I
    • ARTA 213 – Painting I: Introduction
    • ARTA 231 – Photography I
    • ARTA 262 – Intaglio I
    • ARTA 263 – Lithography I
    • ARTA 265 – Relief
    • ARTA 291 – Book Arts and Papermaking
    • ARTB 221 – Ceramic Sculpture
    • ARTB 222 – Beginning Pottery
    • ARTB 241 – Beginning Sculpture
    • ARTC 232 – Introduction to Performance Art
    • ARTN 211 – Non-Major Intro to Drawing
    • ARTN 213 – Non-Major Intro to Painting
    • ARTN 221 – Non-Major Intro to Ceramic Sculpture
    • ARTN 222 – Non-Major Intro to Pottery
    • ARTN 231 – Non-Major Intro to Photography
    • ARTN 232 – Non-Major Intro to Performance and Sound
    • ARTN 241 – Non-Major Intro to Sculpture
    • ARTN 262 – Non-Major Intro to Intaglio
    • ARTN 263 – Non-Major Intro to Lithography
    • ARTN 265 – Non-Major Intro to Relief
    • ARTN 291 – Non-Major Intro to Book Arts and Papermaking
    • ASL 422 – Deaf Literature and ASL Folklore
    • CNST 365 – Writing the Screenplay
    • ENGL 363 – Writing Poetry
    • ENGL 364 – Writing Fiction
    • ENGL 365 – Writing the Screenplay
    • MUEN 309 – Tuba Ensemble
    • MUEN 312 – Balinese Gamelan
    • MUEN 330 – Chamber Singers
    • MUEN 340 – Opera Theatre
    • MUEN 350 – Concert Band
    • MUEN 352 – Symphonic Band
    • MUEN 353 – Wind Ensemble
    • MUEN 370 – Symphony Orchestra
    • MUEN 380 – Concert Choir
    • MUEN 383 – Men’s Chorale
    • MUEN 389 – Women’s Chorale
    • THEA 325 – Fundamentals of Musical Theatre
    • THEA 373 – Introduction to Sound Design