All First Year Seminars use a specialized instrument, regardless of the subject or department that houses the course.  You can view the First Year Seminar Instrument here.

Departments That Use the Standard College of Arts & Sciences Evaluation Instrument:

Click here to view a PDF of this instrument.

Aerospace Studies

African, African American, and Diaspora Studies

American Studies


Applied Physical Sciences

Archaeology (curriculum)

Biology (See exceptions on right)

Biomedical Engineering

Chemistry (See exceptions on right)

City and Regional Planning



Computer Science

Dramatic Art

Economics (See exceptions on right)

Environment and Ecology (curriculum)

European Studies, Contemporary (curriculum)

Exercise and Sport Science


Geological Sciences

Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures

Global Studies (curriculum)

Latin American Studies (curriculum)


Marine Sciences

Military Science

Naval Science

Physics and Astronomy

Psychology and Neuroscience (See exceptions on right)

Public Policy

Religious Studies


Statistics and Operations Research

Women’s and Gender Studies

Departments with Specialized Instruments:

Click on Instrument name to view a PDF.


Art History Instrument

Studio Art Instrument

Art TA Led Instrument

Asian Studies:

Asian Studies Content Instrument

Asian Studies Language Instrument

Asian Studies Recitation Instrument


Biology TA Instrument

(See standard College instrument for all other Biology courses)


Chemistry Lab Instrument

(See standard College instrument for all other Chemistry courses)


Economics 101 Recitation Instrument

(See standard College instrument for all other Economics courses)

English & Comparative Literature:

English and Comparative Literature Instrument

English Writing Course Instrument


History Graduate Instrument

History Lecture Instrument

History Recitation Instrument


Mathematics Instrument


Music Course Instrument

Music Graduate Instrument

Music Performance Instrument

Peace, War, & Defense:

Peace, War, and Defense Instrument


Philosophy Instrument

Political Science:

Political Science Graduate Instrument

Political Science Undergraduate Instrument

Political Science Teaching Associate Instrument


Psychology Graduate Instrument

(See standard College instrument for all other Psychology courses)

Romance Studies:

Romance Languages Instrument A (usually used for language courses)

Romance Languages Instrument X (usually used for content courses)

If you are unsure what instrument is assigned to your course, contact your department’s course evaluation coordinator or email