Note that a History DE-Cal class can only be offered as a 2-unit History 98. There is no History 198.
All DE-Cal courses must have approval several weeks before the end of the previous semester. If you wish to offer a History DE-Cal class, all signed paperwork must be submitted in person to Leah Flanagan in 3327 Dwinelle by the following deadlines:
The deadline for proposed Fall 2011 DE-Cal courses is Friday April 20th, 2012.
The deadline for proposed Spring 2012 DE-Cal courses is Monday, October 15, 2012.
The Department will allow only 10 DE-Cal courses per semester, and they will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual faculty members may only sponsor one DE-Cal course per semester. Effective Spring 2008, student facilitators offering a DE-Cal through the History Department MUST BE A DECLARED HISTORY MAJOR.
Do your research. Go to http://www.decal.org and http://education.berkeley.edu/specialstudies/ and read everything there is to know about establishing and teaching a DE-Cal course. For further information and hands-on training see http://slc.berkeley.edu/ucftr/decalstartup.htm.
Find a faculty sponsor.
Develop your course syllabus. A list of items that must be included in your syllabus is outlined on the Special Studies Student Checklist (available at the websites listed above).
Students planning to offer a DE-Cal History 98 course must provide the following for approval:
All documentation must be submitted to Leah Flanagan in 3327 Dwinelle by the posted due date. As soon as these courses have been approved, the students who have set them up must see Marianne Bartholomew-Couts in 3313 Dwinelle for information regarding room scheduling and course control numbers.
Special Studies Course Proposal Form
Special Studies Student Checklist
Special Studies Faculty Checklist
History Department DE-Cal Applicant Info
DE-Cal Applicant Checklist
If you want to enroll in a DE-Cal class, please check DE-Cal's website at http://www.decal.org for the complete listings