Course Justification [New Course, Revision]

Explain the need for the course in terms of the educational needs and interests of the students for whom the course is intended. The fact that a course is intended to be required in a curriculum, that it is necessary for professional certification, or that it is needed for professional accreditation of a curriculum may be cited but should not be the primary or sufficient justification for the course.

For a new course, the justification should also explain the position of the course in the departmental sequence of courses and the relationship of the course to similar courses within the originating or other departments. When similar courses are available in other departments or the proposed courses are intended to serve primarily students in other departments, include results of consultation with the other department(s) during the preparation of the proposal.