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L&S Course Designations - T Courses
Revisions to the L&S BA and BS requirements that were implemented in 2007 called for phasing out some elements of the 1971 Curriculum, including elimination of the "T" course designation. This document explains the old requirement and provides links to resources to help address implications of that change.
The few students who are still completing requirements under the 1971 L&S curriculum may now only choose “C” credits to meet their L&S degree requirements. DARS will continue to interpret previously taken “T” courses as meeting requirements for that curriculum, including breadth and level (if relevant).
Throughout implementation of these changes, the L&S Curriculum Committee and L&S staff communicated with affected departments about the deletion of these L&S designations. Several former "T" courses were reviewed found to meet the current L&S Liberal Arts and Science requirements (designated with a "C"), and many of these courses also carry L&S breadth and level designations. The L&S Curriculum Committee continues to review requests from non-L&S departments and programs creating courses that may be eligible for the "C" designation, L&S Breadth, and L&S level applied to their courses.
We understand that advisors call on the L&S designations as a convenient way to identify courses that meet other requirements. Through the links below, we provide lists of courses from which the L&S designations (T, breadth, level) were removed, so advisors who are working with students in schools/colleges other than L&S may continue to have access to this information. (These courses will not meet the L&S students' "Liberal Arts and Science", breadth, or level requirements.) Individual schools and colleges may, at their discretion, continue to use former "T" courses to meet their own school/college breadth and level expectations.
FAQ about Liberal Arts and Science designations (pdf file)
"T" courses from which L&S designations will be removed (MS Excel File)
Liberal Arts and Science (LAS), Level, and Breadth Designations - Review and criteria
For more information, please contact
Elaine M. Klein, Associate Dean for Academic Planning (elaine.klein(at)wisc.edu)
Kimbrin Cornelius, Curricular Administrative Specialist (Kimbrin.cornelius(at)wisc.edu)