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Courses numbered at the 5000 and 6000 levels may be used to satisfy requirements in the master's degree programs. A minimum of 50 percent of the student's approved program of study must be at the 6000 level.
Graduate courses offered at the 5000 level are double numbered with courses at the 3000 or 4000 level. However, all such courses require prior approval through the curriculum process. Courses at the 5000 level concurrently offered with undergraduate courses include additional graduate-level assignments, typically in the form of an advanced paper or project, reading assignments, examinations, and conferences. A differentiated grading system is also required for graduate students in double-numbered courses.
Graduate courses at the 6000 level are available to graduate students only.
Undergraduate students may not register or attend 6000-level courses.
The All-University courses listed below are generally not included in the formal semester or summer school schedules. Registration in such courses requires the approval of the instructor, department/program chair, and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
5910, 6910 DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY
Arranged individual study.
5920, 6920 DIRECTED GROUP STUDY
Arranged group study.
5930, 6930 EXPERIMENTAL COURSE
A course proposed for inclusion in the University curriculum. May not be offered more than two times as an experimental course.
5940, 6940 IN-SERVICE COURSE
A course for practitioners seeking additional training or expertise in their current vocation or profession. The in-service format typically includes an educational experience in which a University faculty member and a group of students concentrate on working toward the resolution of a specific problem.
5950, 6950 WORKSHOP, INSTITUTE, TOUR
An intense, credit-granting academic experience of short duration (usually from two days to two weeks) that is not listed in the current University curriculum. Provides for the practical application of theoretical learning within a group setting, and may include the development of methods and skills and the discussion of ideas and principles.
5960, 6960 SPECIAL PURPOSE INSTRUCTION
A course intended for specific groups or organizations outside the University community.
5970, 6970 INTERNSHIP
Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.
Student internships may be either full-time or part-time in a public or private agency appropriate to the degree objective. Internships consist of closely supervised periods of service that are arranged in advance of the course registration. Students should consult their advisor concerning prerequisites.
5980, 6980 RESEARCH
Research carried out by the student that is based on appropriate methodology and scholarship.
5990, 6990 THESIS
A thesis written by the student that reports extensive original research carried out by the student and demonstrates appropriate methodology and scholarship.