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Special topics courses are numbered 188, 288, 388, or 488.

These course numbers are reserved for courses that are either being piloted for the first time prior to Curriculum Committee approval or are being implemented for a special circumstance, such as a one-time offering by a visiting scholar. As such, these courses do not have predetermined course outcomes. Instead, the outcomes for each instance that the course is taught must be articulated on the the class syllabus. Faculty are to use the course outcomes form and guidelines to identify the outcomes (available for download by clicking here). The syllabus for any special topics course must be submitted to the Dean of Academics and Distance Learning for approval.

Note to instructors – The title of special topics courses must be made specific each quarter that the course is implemented.