Graduate curriculum changes that appear in the Graduate Bulletin, changes to existing courses, and new course proposals numbered 700 and above must go through the Graduate Council. Courses numbered 699 and below are reviewed by separate committees and must be approved by the Faculty Senate. Each of these kinds of proposals must go through the Academic Programs Proposal System.
There are two types of course proposals that must meet certain criteria to be approved by the Graduate Council. Courses offered at the 500 or 600 level are available for either undergraduate or graduate credit. There are particular requirements that must be met and ultimately approved by both the Faculty Senate and the Graduate Council. The sample syllabus for courses at the 500 or 600 level shows these requirements.
Graduate level classes, including Special Topics Course proposals, must also meet requirements to be approved by the Graduate Council. The 700+ level sample syllabus is appropriate for either a regular and recurring graduate course or for a Special Topics course.