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.

Consistent with recommendations made when L&S implemented revisions to the L&S baccalaureate degree requirements that went into effect in Fall 2007, L&S retired the "T" course designation.  This designation was used in the 1971 L&S curriculum to allow L&S students under that curriculum to count up to twenty credits of L&S approved courses taught by units outside the college to meet L&S requirements.  In some cases, these courses were also reviewed and approved to meet L&S breadth and level requirements as well.  Since most L&S students are now in the BABS07 curriculum, which ignores the "T" designation, the "T" designation were phased out, and completely retired effective Fall 2012.

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)

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Keywords:Breadth, Level, 1971 Curriculum, L&S, LAS, Liberal Arts and Sciences   Doc ID:23669
Owner:Elaine K.Group:College of Letters & Science
Created:2012-04-06 14:24 CDTUpdated:2018-05-29 09:52 CDT
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