Experimental “X” Courses

Experimental “X” courses are designed to be offered temporarily and to permit innovation, experimentation, and development within authorized programs. A syllabus is not required for an X course Category II proposal.
Experimental courses cannot be taught more than twice in a three-year period. If experience indicates the “X” course should be continued, it should be requested on a permanent basis through the Category II process.


When it is expected that a course will only be offered once, the “Special Topics” may be the desired method and can be established without a Category II proposal.  Please contact the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation to establish a "Special Topics" course.


To request a new experimental course, submit a Category II proposal.


Additional Information: Category II Proposals