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Undergraduate Bulletin 2011-2012 PDF

Course Descriptions

Course Numbering System

All courses are prefixed with the subject, such as ENGL, MATH, CHEM, etc. This abbreviation is followed by a three position number. Course numbers are intended to guide students and advisors in appropriate course selection.

Code        Description
000-099 Developmental classes. Do not meet graduation requirement and cannot be transferred.
100-199 Courses primarily for first-year students and General Education.
200-299 Courses primarily for sophomores and juniors.
300-499 Courses primarily for juniors and seniors.
500+ Graduate level courses.

Courses separated by a comma mean that course content is covered sequentially and that normally the courses are taken in sequence, but that they can be taken out of sequence.

Explanation of Abbreviations

  • Lec - the number of 50-minute lecture periods per week.
  • Lab - the number of clock hours in laboratory per week.
  • u.d. - upper division. i.e., courses numbered in the 300 and 400 range.

Semester Course

Following the course description will be the term indicating which semester course is generally taught.

  • (Fall) - taught every fall semester
  • (Spring) - taught every spring semester
  • (Fall, odd years) - taught fall 2011, 2013, etc.
  • (Fall, even years) - taught fall 2012, 2014, etc.
  • (Spring, odd years) - taught spring 2011, 2013, etc.
  • (Spring, even years) - taught spring 2012, 2014, etc.
  • (Fall, Spring) - taught every semester
  • (Summer) (Offered periodically)


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