Proposal to Teach a New Course

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To ensure adherence to the credit hour policy of ABA Standard 310 and UCI Law Academic Rule II.A.1, all proposals for new courses must include a paragraph justifying the number of units of credits to be awarded. The Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs will keep these justifications on file. ABA Standard 310: A "credit hour" is an amount of work that reasonably approximates: 1. Not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and two hours of out-of-class student work per week for 15 weeks, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; Or 2. At least an equivalent amount of work as required in subparagraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution, including simulation, field placement, clinical, co-curricular, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

Sample of a justification for a 2.00 unit course: Course will be co-taught with Peter Anteater. This course will introduce students to the myriad laws and policies which influence the police and policing practices. Each week, students will be assigned readings from a variety of courses including constitutional law, statutes, internal police policies, and monographs from the social sciences. Additionally, the students will be required to write a paper related to issues covered in class. We anticipate that students will work at least four hours each week preparing for class and working on papers. Finally, the class will be taught in two hour blocks once per week.