Create a Course

Review the University Registar's website for course set up and revision deadlines.

Elements of a Course Record provides information on course descriptions, unit values, grading options and other course details.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning offers many resources for designing and implementing high-quality learning experiences for students.

School of Medicine classes are expected to be taught in-person, unless approved for remote teaching. Apply for the remote teaching status here

New Courses


Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the Coursedog platform will be used to create new courses and update existing courses. Work with the designated Course Administrator to propose a new course. 

For INDE/SOMGEN courses only, provide required information here

Required Course in the MD Program Curriculum

Requests for courses that are to become part of the required MD curriculum must pass the further step of review by the Committee on Curriculum and Academic Policy (CCAP) in the School of Medicine Faculty Senate. Staff or faculty interested in suggesting such a course should first contact the Office of Medical Education (OME).

Standard Grad/Undergrad Course

Requests for standard courses offered by the School of Medicine are submitted using the Coursedog scheduling platform. Faculty work with the Department Course Administrator in their respective department to complete the required information and proposals should be submitted by the Curriculum Administrator in Coursedog

Directed Reading Section

Directed Readings are available under the “299” course in the subject code of the instructor. Check ExploreCourses to see available sections. 

To add instructors to a Directed Reading section, contact the corresponding department course administrators who can add a section through Coursedog

Once a student arranges for a Directed Reading, the student enrolls in Axess for the 299 course in the corresponding subject area, under the section assigned to their designated instructor.

Cross-listed Courses

Courses may be cross-listed when the owner or host of the course, along with the host’s department chair or curriculum committee and subject to any school-wide policies, authorizes this process and receives agreement to cross-list the course from the recipient department(s) or interdepartmental program(s). Cross-listing is considered particularly appropriate when the cross-listed 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. Crosslisted courses are created in the Coursedog platform, contact the applicable Department Course Administrator for assistance. 

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