Slash Courses

Dual listed courses (4XX/5XX) are offered at both the upper-division and graduate level. Students wanting undergraduate credit register for the 4XX number and those wanting graduate credit register for the 5XX number. Courses bearing dual-listed numbers must provide students who are enrolled for the 500-level credit with education and training that satisfies all of the following conditions. Evidence of the following distinctions must be clearly stated in the syllabus:

In addition, Curriculum Proposals to create or change slash courses must clearly articulate the graduate level learning outcomes expected of students registered for the 5XX version of the course, as distinct from the outcomes expected of those registered for the 4XX version of the course.

In most cases this distinction should include emphasis on developing skills in analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation for the 500-level credit, as opposed to, or in addition to, acquisition of knowledge, comprehension and application of information, which are more characteristic of undergraduate curricula. The different student learning outcomes should be accompanied by appropriate differences in instructional opportunities and evaluation procedures.

Credits for slash courses should be the same. Departments wanting to add the 500-level to a 400-level course or the 400-level to a 500-level course must submit a course proposal to the Curriculum Proposal System.

Approval & Revisions: Graduate Council, 3/13/03; Curriculum Council, 4/25/02 Additional Information: Curriculum Council minutes 4/25/02; Student Learning Outcomes