Cardinal Core Program

The university's new general education program, Cardinal Core, went into effect Summer 2018. The deadline for course proposals for the 2020-21 academic year has passed, and the official Cardinal Core course listing is now available.

Cardinal Core Course Listing 2021-2022 (PDF)

Cardinal Core course proposals for the 2022-2023 academic year must be received by the Cardinal Core Curriculum Committee (CCCC) no later than November 15th, 2020. Course proposals must include a Course Proposal Cover Sheet (PDF), the Course Inventory File Form (CIF), and the course syllabus (following the Cardinal Core Syllabus Guidelines). The Course Proposal Template is an optional resource to support course development. Please note that the unit curriculum committees must review and approve proposals prior to sending to the CCCC. Unit-approved proposal packets should be sent to the service account, gecc@louisville.edu.

Note: a separate CIF form is required for each cross-listed course. 

For questions related to the Cardinal Core program, please contact the Cardinal Core Office (852-5712).


Cardinal Core Program Proposal - Approved February 2017 (PDF)
NEW Cardinal Core Course Codes and Student Learning Outcomes (PDF)

Cardinal Core Syllabus Guidelines (PDF)
Course Proposal Cover Sheet (PDF)
Course Inventory File Form
Course Proposal Templates (optional, but recommended)
Cardinal Core Program Assessment
Cardinal Core Learning Outcomes

Sample Syllabi:

Arts & Humanities (AH) Sample Syllabus (PDF)
History (SBH) and Global Diversity (D2) Sample Syllabus (PDF)
Oral Communication (OC) Sample Syllabus (PDF)
Science (S) Sample Syllabus (PDF)
Science Lab (SL) Sample Syllabus (PDF)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB) Sample Syllabus (PDF)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB) and US Diversity (D1) Sample Syllabus (PDF)
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Sample Syllabus (PDF)
Written Communication (WC) Sample Syllabus (PDF)