UW General Catalog gets a facelift

Since the UW’s incep­tion nearly a cen­tury and a half ago, its Gen­eral Cat­a­log has been an his­toric record of the University’s cur­ric­ula and other defin­ing infor­ma­tion. The online ver­sion of the Gen­eral Cat­a­log, cre­ated back in the early ‘90s, is now the pri­mary way stu­dents and the Uni­ver­sity com­mu­nity con­sume this infor­ma­tion. The Office of the Uni­ver­sity Reg­is­trar fig­ured it was time to spruce it up a bit.

The online Gen­eral Cat­a­log now sports these features:

  • Tabsunder­grad­u­ate, grad­u­ate, and pro­fes­sional degree pro­grams are now pre­sented in a tabbed inter­face. All con­tent is now orga­nized into tabs: overview, under­grad­u­ate, grad­u­ate, and pro­fes­sional as nec­es­sary.
    To ensure browser com­pat­i­bil­ity and acces­si­bil­ity for all users, these tabs may be turned off for users who pre­fer the all-in-one view of the con­tent. (This pref­er­ence can even be made per­ma­nent for your computer.)
  • Renamed files — Each degree-program HTML page now sports a title that matches the cur­ricu­lum pre­fix for that page’s con­tent. For exam­ple, “computer_sci_eng.html” is now “cse.html.” But don’t worry: all the old file­names will re-direct to the new ones, so your exist­ing links and book­marks will still work (but you should update them as time permits).
  • Con­sis­tent styling — Con­tent has been made more con­sis­tent and visu­ally appeal­ing throughout.
  • Rebranded UW footer — all page foot­ers dis­play the new “patch-and-band” foot­ers to sup­port UW Marketing’s Reputation-building Ini­ta­tive.

In addi­tion to these changes the Office of the Uni­ver­sity Reg­is­trar is in the midst of a project to make archived copies of the Gen­eral Cat­a­log as far back as the first edi­tion put out in 1861! avail­able online. We’ll post infor­ma­tion about that project as work continues.

We hope you find these Gen­eral Cat­a­log changes use­ful and we wel­come your feedback.

UW’s Under­grad­u­ate, Grad­u­ate, and Pro­fes­sional Degree Programs

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