Explanation of Course References

This Guide lists courses available in each college, school, and department. Consult the index for the general fields under which specific courses may be found.

Courses and programs may be changed from time to time. The university reserves the right to alter and amend its courses, programs and requirements as described herein without additional notice.

The University course numbering system follows:

001-099 Courses which do not earn graduation credit, but which do earn semester credit; grades in these courses are factored into the student’s grade point average (such as courses needed to make up entrance deficiencies, scheduled tutorials, etc.).

100-199 Lower division undergraduate; freshman level.

200-299 Lower division undergraduate; sophomore level.

300-399 Upper division undergraduate; junior level.

400-499 Upper division undergraduate; senior level.

500-599 Combined graduate/undergraduate; suitable for upper division undergraduates.

Under normal circumstances, undergraduates are concerned only with courses numbered below 600. Students interested in the university’s program of graduate studies (courses numbered from 600 to 899) should consult the Graduate School Bulletin. In the few instances in which courses numbered above 599 are included in this catalog, the offering department has specified that undergraduate students may take the course.

The following numbers are assigned to special courses and academic activities:

190, 290, 390, 490, 590 New courses being taught on an experimental basis

191-195 Seminars; undergraduate, freshman level

291-295 Seminars; undergraduate, sophomore level

391-393, 395 Seminars; undergraduate, junior level

491-493, 495 Seminars; undergraduate, senior level

394, 494 Integrative Experience courses

591-595 Seminars; combined graduate/undergraduate

196, 296, 396, 496, 596 Independent Study/Special Problems courses

197, 297, 397, 497, 597 Special Topics courses

198, 298, 398, 498 Practicum/Field Experience

499 Capstone Experience (Honors Theses and Projects)

Note: most courses offered under the numbers and headings immediately above (those in the nineties, excluding Integrative Experience courses) are NOT listed in this catalog, because they are made available by special arrangement, many on an individual basis, to students who express interest in them at the departmental level.

Introductory paragraphs describing the general program offered were solicited from each department. Additional information is available from departmental websites, listed in each entry.

The basic format provides that all courses following a heading or subheading are courses in that field. The abbreviated prefix (such as POLISCI for Political Science) is not repeated for each course, but is used for clarity in the body of the course description, where necessary. The course number begins each entry, followed by course title, General Education code (if any), semester offered (if available), and number of credits carried.

The General Education designations are as follows:

AT— Arts
AL— Literature
HS— Historical Studies
SB— Social & Behavioral Science
BS— Biological Science
PS— Physical Science
R1— Basic Mathematics
R2— Analytic Reasoning
I— Interdisciplinary
SI— Science Interdisciplinary
DG— Global Diversity
DU— Diversity in the United States

The Social and Cultural Diversity requirement (DG and DU) is met by taking courses in the Social World General Education curriculum (AT, AL, HS, and SB) that fulfill both a Social World and Social and Cultural Diversity requirement.

1st sem, 2nd sem, both sem denotes first, second or both semesters.