[Taken nearly verbatim from the Report of the SAGES Implementation Task Force]
Typically, each student will take the DS in the department of his or her major. Students can take a DS in another department, however, as long as they have the appropriate prerequisites for that course. The DS will be under the control of individual departments, and at the department's discretion could count as an elective in a major requirement. The DS could also have prerequisites, should the department choose to add these.
The deans of the other undergraduate colleges, or their designees, will oversee the department seminars and capstones run inside their colleges and schools and insure that they conform to the guidelines of the SAGES curriculum.
I urge departments to pay particular attention to four elements of the course justifications that must accompany each Course Action Form:
1. Clearly describe the writing requirements of the seminar.
2. Explain how the required discussion format will be implemented.
3. For departmental seminar courses that admit graduate students, insure that the enrollment of such students does not lead to a diminished experience for the undergraduates in the course. Also, note that the enrollment limit of these seminars is set at 17.
4. Following the model of the SAGES capstone courses, the UUF Committee on Curriculum requires that SAGES departmental seminars be identified by including at the end of the General Bulletin description the phrase "approved SAGES departmental seminar." This is necessary so that faculty, students, and staff, as well as searchable schedule and degree progress report software, can properly identify these courses.
A sample syllabus is desirable.