Part I: Program Proposal: Please fill in all boxes marked with an asterisk. Because the submission form cannot “save” work in progress, we recommend that you compose answers using a word processing program and then paste them into the form. When you click “Submit,” the proposal will be forwarded to the Learning Abroad and Study Away Academic Advisory Committee for review. 

Course Proposal Form

  • Previous titles, for example, have included "Health and Healing in Guatemala," "Doing Business in South Africa," and "Literary Ireland."
  • Indicate specific location(s) of the program.
  • Traditionally, Learning Abroad programs at Rutgers-Camden have been offered during the Fall or Spring terms, which provides periods of travel in Winterim, March, or May and enables students to qualify for financial aid by enrolling full-time.
  • Courses must be listed by special permission (to add and drop). As sections are not recognized in the student billing system, each course must have a unique course number. Many departments in Arts and Sciences created courses like "50:350:389,390 Department of English Learning Abroad Program. Learning Abroad faculty should apply to be designated as “XPL” (Experiential Learning) credit in the current General Education curriculum. Some faculty leaders may apply for additional Engaged Civic Learning credit, in addition to other possible categories. Typically, Learning Abroad courses are offered for three credits. Collaboration on travel destinations between faculty members within or between academic units may suggest either distinct course numbers or, when a course is team-taught, two options: a single course number or cross-listings between units.
  • Give rough dates or exact dates if available.
  • Give semester and year for each.
  • Expand as necessary.
  • Course design should include a learning experience involving the period before, during, and after the travel portion of the program. Experiential Learning courses should include the characteristics and learning outcomes as described in the General Education curriculum.
  • Describe the program's activities in the travel portion, including any service or experiential learning component of the program. Identify on-site organizations or agencies with which you plan to collaborate.
  • Course design should include a learning experience involving the period before, during, and after the travel portion of the program. Programs involving distance or on-line learning must comply with university regulations and with applicable standards obtaining in the department or school sponsoring the program. Expand as necessary.
  • For example, "sophomores and above"; "English majors only;" "Prerequisite course(s) needed." PLEASE NOTE: making restrictions should be balanced against reducing the potential market for the program.
  • Notice of acceptance will be copied to the appropriate official in your department or school.