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 New Course 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 New Course Proposal 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 New Course Proposal. Please contact the Office of Academic Programs, Assessment, and Accreditation to establish a "Special Topics" course.