Add a Special Topic Section
Step 1: If a new section needs to be added, follow the steps in Adding a Section. Otherwise, proceed straight to step 2 below.
Step 2: To create a title for the special topics offering in an upcoming term you must contact Registration & Records or complete the Special Topics Request form.
Step 3: Once the title has been established in the course catalog, it can be assigned to a specific section.
Under the ‘Basic Data’ tab find the ‘Class Topic’ section.
Step 4: In the ‘Course Topic ID’ text box either enter the topic ID number or search the title offerings by clicking on the magnifying glass icon.
Step 5: Make sure the check box is selected for the ‘Print Topic in Schedule’. This will allow students to see the title in the class search.
Step 6: Click the ‘Save’ button in the bottom left corner.
Notes can be added regarding the content of the special topics section – such as course description, contact information, fees details, etc.
Step 7: Under the ‘Notes’ tab, either select an already existing note or enter text using the ‘Free Format Text’ box.
Step 8: If an additional note needs to be added, click on the ‘+’ box on the right side.
Step 9: Click the ‘Save’ button in the bottom left corner.
Special Topics Change in Grading Method
A special topics course offering may have the grading method changed on a per semester basis. Use the Special Topics Change of Grading Method form and submit directly to the Office of Undergraduate Courses, Curricula, and Academic Standards. Once approved by OUCC they will then send to Registration & Records for processing.