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Explanation of Course References

This Guide lists courses available in each college, school, division, and department. Consult the index for the general fields under which specific courses may be found.
Only authorized courses are listed; others may be authorized from time to time. Thus, the university makes no claim to either completeness of content or accuracy for this Guide, and reserves the right to alter and amend its courses, programs and requirements as described herein without additional notice.

Course Numbering System
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 be-low 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

391-395 Seminars; undergraduate, junior level

491-495 Seminars; undergraduate, senior level

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

499Y Honors Research

499P Honors Project

499T Honors Thesis

499Z Honors Portfolio

Important: MOST courses offered under the numbers and headings immediately above (those in the nineties) 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.

Courses are not intentionally described twice. Those few courses offered by each of two departments or programs are described under the heading of the originating department and cross-listed, the number and title being given for the other mention. Where departments have requested it, listing under “Related Courses” by department, number, and course title follows the departmental descriptions.
Introductory paragraphs describing the general program offered were solicited from each department. In all cases, descriptions were edited to conform to style and space requirements; in many cases, expanded course descriptions are made available by departments directly on a semester-by-semester basis.
The basic format provides that all courses following a heading or subheading are courses in that field. The up-to-eight-character computer abbreviation (such as POLISCI for Political Science) is not used for each course, but only 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 (not always available), number of credits carried (if other than three), course description, prerequisites or other special requirements (if any), and limitations (if any).

Note: Courses carry three credits unless otherwise stated. Courses carry no prerequisites unless stated. Honors courses in general carry an added credit. Check the department office for latest information.

General Education Codes

AT— Arts (Liberal Arts)
AL— Arts/Literature
HS— Historical Studies
SB— Social & Behavioral Science
BS— Biological Science
BSL— Biological Science/Laboratory
PS— Physical Science
PSL— Physical Science/Laboratory
R1— Basic Math Skills
R2— Analytic Reasoning
I— Interdisciplinary
SI— Science Interdisciplinary
G— Diversity in Global Perspective
U— Diversity in the United States

A course may have either diversity designation (G or U) attached to another approved General Education category, i.e.: ALG, ATG, HSG, SBG, IG or ALU, ATU, HSU, SBU, IU.

Other Abbreviations

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

cr denotes number of credits carried by the course, if other than three.

In most instances, to clarify information in this Guide, it is best to call or visit the department concerned.
Please be sure to read the earlier section titled “This Guide.”