Provide justification for graduate credit for courses numbered 6000-8999. Graduate courses should be progressively more advanced in academic content than undergraduate courses (SACS Standard 3.6.1). The relationship of the proposed course to the curriculum should also be clearly articulated. The curriculum should be structured (1) to include knowledge of the literature of the discipline and (2) to ensure ongoing student engagement in research and/or professional practice and training experiences (SACS Standard 3.6.2). Further, the guidelines presented in the Statement of Clarification and Definition and Use of 6000-Level Courses as approved by the Graduate Council on May 21, 1997 apply.Justifications that show the relationship of the course to the curriculum and link student learning outcomes to the rationale for the level of the course are more persuasive than mere descriptions of the course content. Criteria the Curriculum Committee will consider when evaluating a proposed course for graduate credit include but are not limited to the following:
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