Curriculum Management  

Types of Courses

Standard Offerings

These are the most common, straightforward offerings, such as lectures ("LEC"), seminars ("SEM"), or labs ("LAB").


A given couse is listed as both undergraduate and graduate, or in more than one department. Courses may be crosslisted when the owner or host of the course, along with the host’s department chair, authorizes this process and receives agreement to crosslist the course from the recipient department(s) or interdepartmental program(s). Crosslisting is considered particularly appropriate when the crosslisted course counts towards the degree requirements for a student majoring in the receiving department(s) or IDP(s) and when it is considered appropriate that the student official transcript reflect the subject of the receiving department.

Cognate Courses

Department lists of courses in other departments that can be used toward the degree of their department but do not qualify to be cross-listed

Individual Study (INS)

In most cases, individual study offerings have course numbers that conform to the standard classifications:

Clerkships (CLK)

Requires approval by the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP) in the School of Medicine Faculty Senate. Course number is "300 -398 " with suffix indicating location.

Student-Initiated Courses

Introductory Seminars Program

Offered through  Stanford Introductory Studies (SIS) in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education


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