UW-Madison's Course Catalog

Last Updated
12/01/2022
Description

Courses in UW-Madison's Course Catalog have been approved by the University Curriculum Committee and are available for scheduling. Information about these courses include the course subject listings, departments, and school/colleges that offer these courses; course attributes related to general education, breadth, level, and applicability to graduate programs; as well as information about crosslisting and when courses were last taught and their approved learning outcomes.

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Definitions

Name Functional Definition Data Domains
Breadth Value

The breadth attribute assigned to the course by the Letters and Science (L&S) Curriculum Committee. Possible values are B (Biological Science), H (Humanities), L (Literature), N (Natural Science), P (Physical Science), S (Social Science), X (H or N), Z (H or S), W (S or N).

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Catalog Number

A code associated with a course in the course catalog.

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Communications Part A Course Courses that have been approved through governance as lower level communication and are therefore eligible to satisfy the first of two general education communication requirements for communication. Academic Planning
Communications Part B Course Courses that have been approved through governance as higher level communication and are therefore eligible to satisfy the second of two general education communication requirements for communication. Academic Planning
Course Credits Number of credits a student earns for successful completion of the course. Academic Planning, Student Record
Course Description

The official description of the course as approved by the University Curriculum Committee (UCC).

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Course ID

A 6-digit unique ID assigned to a specific course. All course members of a crosslisted course will have the same Course ID.

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Course Title

The official name of the course.

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Course level

An indicator of the level of the course determined by the Letters and Science (L&S) Curriculum Committee. Possible values are E (Elementary), I (Intermediate), D (Intermediate/Advanced) and A (Advanced).

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Crosslisted Course

A course which is offered under multiple course subjects.

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Department (Academic Structure)

An entity approved by academic governance to serve at least one of three academic purposes: serve as the academic home for a plan, serve as the academic home of a subject, or serve as a faculty tenure home. The status of an academic organization as academic owner is established through faculty/shared governance approval process; each plan and subject has one academic organization designated as an academic owner. Academic organizations are tied to the budgetary UDD (A####).

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Ethnic Studies Course Courses that have been approved through governance as ethnic studies and are therefore eligible to satisfy the general education requirement for ethnic studies. Academic Planning
Graduate Course Attribute

An indicator that the course is designated for graduate work and counts toward the Graduate School's requirement that at least 50% of credits applied to a graduate degree must be at the graduate level.

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Quantitative Reasoning Part A Course Courses that have been approved through governance as lower level quantitative reasoning and are therefore eligible to satisfy the first of two general education requirements for quantitative reasoning. Academic Planning
Quantitative Reasoning Part B Course Courses that have been approved through governance as higher level quantitative reasoning and are therefore eligible to satisfy the second of two general education requirements for quantitative reasoning. Academic Planning
Repeatable Course

A course that can be repeated more than one time for credit.

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School or College

Those faculty units headed by a dean. The dean is the chief executive officer of the school or college, and is appointed by the chancellor under search and screen procedures as set forth in 6.49. The dean must hold a tenured faculty rank as set forth in Chapter 7 of these rules. Other subunits of the university that include the term "school" in their titles are not considered schools for purposes of this chapter; they may be designated by the chancellor, in consultation with the University Committee, as equivalent to departments for any or all of the purposes described in Chapter 5. A school or college shall be created or discontinued, or the name of an existing school or college changed, by the chancellor after consultation with the University Committee, subject to the approval of the Board of Regents. Creation of a school or college with academic programs at the post-baccalaureate graduate or professional level is also subject to the approval of the legislature. Recommendations concerning these matters shall be reported to the faculties of the schools or colleges directly affected and to the senate for discussion.

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Subject

A grouping of courses, approved by faculty governance, within related academic areas.

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Topic Title

This identifies the name of a course section offered under the umbrella of a topics course.

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