Special Topics (XXX 587), Workshops (XXX 594), Conferences (XXX 596), and Microcourses (XXX 598)

Special topics, workshops, conferences, and microcourses are graduate courses offered—at variable times and places—on particular themes outside the usual schedule of classes. These courses also carry variable credit. Special topics emphasize an in-depth examination of rapidly and significantly changing disciplinary issues, topics, or practices. Workshops emphasize process and implementation of theory, and they involve participants in the accomplishment of individualized objectives on a specific theme. Conferences emphasize a unique, one-time experience on a given theme. Microcourses offer intensive instruction with a specific, limited objective. A maximum of 6 credit hours of special topics, workshops, conferences, and microcourses may be included in a master’s degree program.