Wondering what to take for Gen Eds next semester? Check out the winners of our General Education Student Essay Contest.

Grand Prize

Alyson Tomaszewski – STAT 1100Q Elementary Concepts of Statistics (Q)

Honorable Mentions

Sophia Pellegrino – PHIL 1104 Philosophy and Social Ethics (CA1)

Stephanie Santillo – "A way around mono no aware"; CLCS 1101 Classics of World Literature I (CA1, CA4-INT)

Joshua Lovett-Graff – "Tears for Academia"; ENGL 3613 Introduction to LGBT Literature (CA4)

Prabhas KC – ANTH 1000 Other People's Worlds (CA2, CA4-INT)

Interested in General Education? Want to know more about why you "have to" take Gen Ed courses? Watch these videos to learn more about the diverse and fascinating Gen Ed options available to students at UConn:

NURS 1175W - The End of Life: A Multicultural Interdisciplinary Experience

GSCI 1050 - Earth’s Dynamic Environment

DRAM 1501 - Introduction to World Puppetry

Quantitative (Q) MATH Sequence Courses

Position Announcement

CCC+ Faculty Navigators Wanted!

The Common Curriculum Committee+ is seeking applicants for Faculty Navigators.
For the academic year 2023-2024, ten Faculty Navigator positions will be available.
It is truly an exciting time for general education at UConn!
Apply now to be part of the team building the new Common Curriculum for Leadership and Global Citizenship.

Find out more about the details and application process here.pdf~

General Education Event

Communicating Environmental (In)Justice: A Dialogue

Date: Wednesday, April 5

Time: 3–4:30pm

Location: Class of 1947 Conference Room, Homer Babbidge Library


Join Edith Pestana (Environmental Justice Administrator for the CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection) and Sharon Lewis (Executive Director of the CT Coalition for Environmental Justice) as they collaboratively address the role played by communication in environmental justice work.


Broadly, environmental injustice refers to the tendency of certain communities to disproportionately experience the disruptive ecological effects of chemical manufacturing, toxic waste disposal, nuclear testing, and other practices due to existing patterns of social inequity, including racism, classism, and ableism, and at times even targeted policy choices. Over the past fifty years, such communities have responded by increasingly organizing for environmental justice—the right of all people to share equally in the benefits bestowed by a healthy environment—including right here in Connecticut.


Ecological disruption and structural inequity, however, are both incredibly complex topics. During this event, the speakers will specifically consider how activists, movements, students, and others in CT (and beyond) can and do effectively explain the close, complicated relationship between ecological harm and social inequity for a variety of audiences, including political leaders, young people, and the general public.


Sponsored by the General Education Oversight Committee (GEOC), the UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI), Environmental Studies, and American Studies.

Meetings and Deadlines

Common Curriculum Committee Plus (CCC+) meetings for Spring 2023 will be on the following days:

Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 1:00pm-2:30pm (Inaugural)
Monday, January 30, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Monday, February 13, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Monday, February 27, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Spring Break
Monday, March 20, 2:30pm-4:00pm (tentative)
Monday, March 27, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Monday, April 10, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Monday, April 24, 2:30pm-4:00pm

Deadlines to submit:

Proposals to offer a Gen Ed course in the Winter 2024 Intersession should be submitted to GEOC by early October 2023 to allow adequate time for review.

Requests to offer a Gen Ed course in the May 2023 Intersession should be submitted to GEOC by the end of February 2023 to allow adequate time for review.

The deadline for new courses and course revisions to be included in the 2024-25 Catalog is February 5, 2024. In order for Gen Ed courses to make this deadline, proposals to add or revise courses should be received by CCC+ before the end of October 2023 (with all department and college approvals). General Education courses must be reviewed by GEOC, the Senate C&C Committee, and the University Senate prior to February 5 to be included in the 2024-25 catalog.


Use this form to submit a proposal for a new course, a course revision, or a course deletion: Curricular Action Request Form

Please consult the Registrar's website for catalog and PeopleSoft deadlines as well as other course request guidelines:
Course Approval Process
Course Effective Dates

Read the most recent GEOC Annual Report.

Click here for more information about:
University Senate
Senate Curricula and Courses Committee
University Interdisciplinary Courses Committee (UICC)
Writing Center
Quantitative Learning Center


Common Curriculum Passes Senate

The newly proposed Common Curriculum was passed by the University Senate in Fall 2022 and is slated to go live in Fall 2025. GEOC is currently in the process of transitioning to CCC+. More information and a new website will be forthcoming soon. Until then, please click the following link for details on the Common Curriculum Guidelines and Implementation.

Provost’s Office Common Curriculum Course Enhancement Grant

Plans are currently being consider for upcoming Provost’s Office Common Curriculum Course Enhancement Grant competitions. Please see this space and the Competition Page for any updates as they become available. We look forward to working with faculty as they consider new and revised courses for the newly approved Common Curriculum.

General Education Course Alignment Project

The General Education Course Alignment Project will resume in 2023-2024 for W and Q courses.