Chapter VII: Academic Departments and Programs

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Chapter VII: Academic Departments and Programs

Course Listings: An Explanation
Course Designation Codes
Departments and Programs—Alphabetical Listing


Course Listings: An Explanation

Courses in this catalog are listed first by the discipline code, three letters that indicate the academic discipline (HST for history, for example), followed by three digits. The first of these digits refers to the level of the course; the next two indicate the specific course. Thus ENL 165 is an English course designed for the lower-division student, and the 65 indicates the specific course offering, which is International Short Story. These numbers are followed by the actual course title, and this in turn is followed by letters within parentheses that tell whether the course is liberal arts (A) or professional (B) in nature, and whether it may be used to fulfill one or more of the General Education requirements. A legend for the letters and numbers used in course listings is given below. An example of a course listing follows:

Explanation Course Codes
WMS 101 (A,D,S,W) Introduction to Women's Studies Complete Listing
Women's Studies discipline code (undergraduate will be 1, 2, 3, or 4) WMS
Second two digits indicate specific course 01
Official course title Introduction to Women's Studies
Liberal Arts crdit code A
Diversity General Education code D
Social Sciencs Knowledge Area S
Perspectivs on Women General Education code W

Following the course description is further information regarding course credits and semesters when the course will be offered. An explanation of these abbreviations follows:

Key to Course Listings in this Publication
Cr. Credits earned by successfully completing the course.
Fall Course is usually offered only in the fall semester.
Spring Course is usually offered only in the spring semester.
Summer Course is usually offered only in the summer sessions.
No Semester Indicated Course is offered irregularly or to be announced.

Course Level Numbers Explanation
0-99 Non-credit course
100-199 Lower-division undergraduate course; no prerequisites
200-299 Lower-division undergraduate credit course; may have prerequisites
300-499 Upper-division credit course; normally requires junior status or above
500-599 Introductory-level graduate courses that may be available to undergraduates as 400-499 listings

Course Designation Codes

Letter Course Type
A Liberal Arts courses
B Non-liberal Arts

General Education Codes:

Letter Course Type
C Comparative Perspective courses
D Diversity
F Fine Arts without performance
G Western Civilization
H Humanities
I Contemporary Issues
L Natural Science with lab
N Natural Science without lab
O World Civilizations (Non-Western)
P Fine Arts with performance
S Social Sciences
T Computer Literacy
V American History
W Perspectives on Women

Last Updated 8/28/17

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