Proposals for new and modified courses must first be approved by the voting faculty of the unit that will host the course. Next, other units anywhere in UW with the same, similar, or affected courses must be notified of any new or proposed courses. Campus level review is conducted by the APCC (which meets monthly) and the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Following campus-level approval, final review is conducted by the UW Curriculum Committee. Approvals typically require 2-4 months to proceed through the process after the initial unit faculty vote.
An hour of lecture a week = 1 credit, i.e. 5 hours is 5 credits
Outside works can be counted but this needs to be clearly indicated
Schools and programs will be asked to determine curricular overlap between courses. Please see below for the categories of curricular overlap and their definitions.
EQUIVALENT: Courses are similar enough in content to be considered equivalent. Equivalent means that one course can substitute for the other and that credit may only be given to one of the courses should a student complete both.
OVERLAPPING: Courses are not equivalent, but the content is similar enough so that students should receive credit for only one of the two courses.
Course content is not similar in any significant way and credit should be given for both courses independent of each other.