May a Paper or a Project be Submitted in Two Courses?

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Handing in a paper or project to satisfy an assignment in one course, generally speaking, may not be used to satisfy an assignment in another. Prior permission and clearance from the course instructor must be obtained for those instances in which it would.

Without permission the practice may properly be labeled self-plagiarism and/or academic falsification and deemed dishonest.

When a faculty member gives an assignment, the assumption is that students will create a piece of scholarship specific to that assignment; the value of the assignment being in its capacity to enhance ones skills or knowledge, not in how much mileage one might get out of it by stretching it across multiple courses.