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CWUP 5-50-020(17) Workshops, Special Topics, Seminars, Enrichment Courses

(A) Definitions

1. Workshops (-91) are non-lecture courses which require students to research, develop, present, and discuss projects and ideas. No more than eight credits can be applied to a master's program. Usually graded S/U.
2. Special Topics (-98) are courses offered on a trial basis and must meet standards applied to regular courses.
3. Seminars (-99) are courses in which students meet to report on and discuss research.
4. Enrichment courses (UNIV -97) are academic courses designed to provide students opportunities to explore, in a short course (1 quarter hour) format, topics of academic substance not otherwise offered in the extant curriculum. These courses cannot be substituted for general education, major or minor requirements. Individual course requirements, levels and prerequisites differ as needed to reflect the academic nature and purpose of courses. Upper division enrichment courses stipulating one or more prerequisites pursue depth or narrow concentration in topic. Lower division courses with no prerequisites are pursuing an introductory or breadth objective. Only eight enrichment course credits can be counted toward a student's elective degree requirements. Enrichment courses are offered in summer session only. Graded S/U only.

(B) Process

1. Workshops should be submitted using the seminar, special topics, workshop form for approval by the appropriate individuals as identified on the form and will follow the normal curriculum process for course additions.
2. Special topics and seminars should be submitted using the seminar, special topics, workshop form for approval by the appropriate individuals as identified on the form and will follow the normal curriculum process for course additions.
3. Enrichment courses should be submitted on the enrichment course form for approval by the appropriate individuals as identified on that form and will follow the normal curriculum process for course additions.

(C) Time Restriction

Courses offered as (-91), (-98) and (-99) are temporary offerings. These numbers are used to describe courses offered on an experimental basis, for topical issues, and for niche markets. Upon approval, the course may be offered for a period of three years. Any subsequent offering must be as a regular course (numbered 10 to 89), submitted and approved through the established curriculum process. Courses offered as a UNIV -97, are also temporary offerings. These courses are offered for only one quarter and must be resubmitted if offered again. The provost's office will notify all departments quarterly of expiring special topics, seminars, or workshops.