How do I teach a CogSci DeCal?

To obtain approval to teach a DeCal through Cognitive Science requires several steps which must be completed accurately and on time.

A complete DeCal Course Proposal must reach Cognitive Science DeCal advisor, in 140 Stephens Hall by:

  • November 1st, for a DeCal offered for the Spring semester
  • March 30th, for a DeCal offered for the Fall semester

Begin by reading our current policy on the sponsorship of DeCal courses (listed below). Please note that IAS and Cognitive Science policies and deadlines may differ from those of other campus departments and from the DeCal website and office personnel. SO, please – read the info below so that you stand the best chance of putting together a fun and successful course, while also making sure that the course gets approved so you can actually teach it!

After reading the IAS and Cognitive Science DeCal policy, some other useful websites to reference are:

Remember, if you are interested in teaching a DeCal through Cognitive Science, have any questions, or need any help, please contact