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Instructions: Items 6-10

6. Course description Heading link

Enter a succinct, well-written statement that accurately reflects the content of the course and is consistent with the information provided in other sections of the course request form. The description should be accurate, informative and brief (no more than 250 characters; approximately 25-30 words).

This is the description that appears in the catalog. It is used by students who are deciding whether to come to UIC, students already here who are registering for classes, and people at other institutions trying to figure out whether our classes are equivalent to theirs. Course objectives, homework assignments, grading methods, etc., should not be included. Avoid unnecessary phrases such as “This course will cover…” or “The study of…” or “This course is designed to…”. Incomplete sentences are acceptable.


  1. Theoretical and practical approaches to the planning, design, development, installation, and evaluation of museum exhibitions.
  2. Philosophical and historical foundations of American and non-American criminal justice and law. Diversity, due process, equality, liberty, punishment, social control and legal institutions and procedures.
  3. Molecular biology approaches to the study of human disease and molecular regulatory mechanisms of transcription, translation, protein targeting and DNA replication.
  4. An eight-week clerkship in which students gain experience with the general surgical services of a hospital.

7. Notes to students Heading link

In this field you should enter any informational notes to students related to registration in the course. Check all of the items that apply. You may also type in additional notes as necessary. These notes appear in the Schedule of Classes, as well as in the course catalog.

The item, “Taught in English,” is used for courses with a foreign language rubric. It is used to distinguish foreign language courses that are taught in English from foreign language courses that are taught in the target language. Notes related to cross-listing, type of  grading, and duplicate or repeat credit do not need to be entered. Those notes will populate automatically to reflect the responses in other fields of the course request form.


  1. BIOS 100 and BIOS 101 may be taken in any order.
  2. Three two-hour meetings and one-week field trip during spring vacation.

8. Cross-listed courses Heading link

A cross-listed course is a course listed by two or more departments (or listed under two or more course subjects) in which the same instruction is given simultaneously to students from each department (or to students registered in the course under each subject). The cross-list status of a course will be reflected in the course catalog. It is University policy that cross-listed courses be identical in every way.

You may enter up to two cross-lists. Insert the course subjects in alphabetical order. For each cross-list indicated, provide a brief justification for the cross-listing. When changing a course, cross-lists can be added or removed. The units (departments/units and colleges/schools) controlling the cross-list subject(s) indicated will be notified and asked to approve this request.

It is also possible to temporarily cross-list topics courses for a single term only. View the procedures for temporary cross-lists.


Controlling course subject and number: ANAT 527

  • Cross-Listed with BIOS 527
  • Justification: Anatomy 527 is a lecture course offered to graduate students. It should be cross-listed with BioS 527 because the material in the course is highly relevant to the graduate training of students specializing in neuroscience. Its content is largely at the systems level and it thus complements, but does not duplicate, material covered by other neuroscience courses in BioS. Many BioS students are starting to take this course and we wish to explicitly encourage students from both departments to include the course in their graduate training.
  • Catalog: The phrase “Same as BIOS 527” will be listed in the catalog description for Anatomy & Cell Biology 527 and the phrase “Same as ANAT 527” will be listed in the catalog description for Biological Sciences 527.

9. Expected registration Heading link

Check all categories that apply. At least one box must be checked. Select the types of students who are most likely to take the course or to which the course content is directed.

Double check to verify that the categories you selected are appropriate for the level of the proposed course. View the definitions below and the course numbering system for additional guidance.

  • The “Freshman and Sophomore; Junior and Senior” categories consist of students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs (e.g., BA, BFA, BS). Freshmen and sophomores typically enroll in 100- and 200-level courses while 300- and 400-level courses are generally designed for juniors and seniors.
  • The “Graduate College” category consists of students enrolled in masters and doctoral programs sponsored by the Graduate College (e.g., DA, MA, MHA, MAT, MST, MFA, MPA, MS, MUPP, MHPE, PhD). Graduate students generaly take 400- and 500- level courses.
  • The “Graduate Professional” category consists of students enrolled in graduate programs not sponsored by the Graduate College (e.g., MBA, MEng, MPH, DrPH, MSW).
  • The “Professional” category consists of students enrolled in professional programs (e.g., DMD, DPT, MD, PharmD, and Certificate Programs in Dentistry). Most professional courses are 600-level


  1. If a course at the 300-level in LAS is intended for juniors and seniors, the unit would check: Junior and Senior
  2. If a 400-level Engineering course is intended for advanced undergraduate students and students enrolled in the Graduate College, the unit would check: Junior and Senior AND Graduate College
  3. If a 500-level course offered by the College of Business Administration is intended for students enrolled in the Graduate College and students enrolled in the MBA program, the unit would check: Graduate College AND
    Graduate professional


10. Type of course Heading link

Requirement. A required course must be completed by all students in an academic program, which may include certificates, degrees, concentrations, and minors. If this box is checked, you must also list in the text box the name of the degree, concentration, minor, or certificate in which the course will be required.

Selective. Selectives provide students with the flexibility to choose from a menu of several courses in an academic program in order to meet the requirements for that program, but all students do not need to take the same course. Academic programs may include certificates, degrees, concentrations, and minors. If this box is checked, you must also list in the text box the name of the degree, concentration, minor, or certificate for which this course will be a selective.

Required and selective courses are submitted as part of a program proposal and are subject to review by college and campus governance.

Elective. Many programs allow elective hours to be taken in addition to required courses in order to meet total hours required for the degree. Choose this option if you want the course to be an elective course for students within or outside any degree programs your unit offers.

General education credit. General Education credit is valid only for 100- and 200-level courses. If you check this box, the CRS system will generate one additional page of questions. On this page, you will select one or more of the six General Education categories in which your course fits, explain why the course fits into that category, and describe your assessment plan for the course. Requests for General Education courses must be approved by the line college, the General Education Council, and the Senate Committee on Educational Policy before they can be offered for General Education credit.

English Composition: The University requires two semesters of writing, fulfilled with two 3-credit courses (English 160 and 161) or designated course equivalents. Any course that will fulfill the writing requirement, as an equivalent of English 160 or 161, should indicate this by checking this box.


  1. A course is required for the B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and is a selective for the minor in Civil Engineering (check requirement AND selective).
  2. A course is one option to fulfill  the Quantitative Skills Requirement for undergraduate B.S. degrees offered by the College of Business Administration (check selective).
  3. A course serves three functions: (1) it is listed on a menu of courses from which students choose one course to fulfill requirements for the B.A. degree in African American Studies; (2) it is an elective for several undergraduate programs on campus; and (3) it fulfills the General Education requirement for the Understanding U.S. Society category (check selective, elective, and general education credit).