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Undergraduate Catalog

2013 - 2014

Using the Catalog

Course Numbering System

A course's level of instruction is shown by the number assigned to it:

    Course  
    Number Type of Course
    1 to 99 Preparatory and remedial (noncredit)
    100 to 299 Lower-division
    300 to 499 Upper-division
    500 to 599 Advanced undergraduate or graduate
    600 to 799 Graduate



Credit-Hour Designations

One semester hour of credit represents a minimum of one hour of instruction per week in a semester or two hours of instruction per week in a term (e.g., a three-hour class will meet at least three hours per week). The three-number code that appears in parentheses immediately after each course title has the following significance:

    First number Semester hours of credit
    Second number Class hours of lecture, recitation, or seminar meeting per week
    Third number Laboratory hours required per week or hours of field study or individual research per week, beyond the hours shown in the second number



Abbreviations and Symbols

Course Listings

The following abbreviations and symbols are used in the course listings:

    A,B Indicate parts of a course to be taken in separate enrollments.
    Arr. Credit, class, or laboratory hours arranged
    ea. Credit-hour designation applies to each registration
    M Majors-only course
    R Designates a course that may be repeated for credit. Two R courses with the same number on a transcript are treated as two independent courses. An R course cannot be repeated to raise the grade received; all grades will be counted because it is assumed that the subject matter varies from time to time.

When Courses Are Offered

The following words or phrases are used on some courses to indicate when the course will be taught:

    Fall Fall semester
    Winter Winter semester
    Spring-Summer Includes spring term, summer term, and semester-length offerings
    Even Fall, Even Winter, etc. Course taught on even-numbered years in semester/term indicated
    Odd Fall, Odd Winter, etc. Course taught on odd-numbered years in semester/term indicated
    First term Course taught on the term(first half of semester) as indicated
    Second term Course taught on the term (second half of semester) as indicated
    On demand Course may be taught if enough students are interested and an instructor is available


Subject Areas and Abbreviations

Subject Area Abbreviation
Accountancy, School of Acc
Aerospace Studies Aeros
American Heritage A Htg
American Studies Am St
Ancient Near Eastern Studies ANES
Anthropology Anthr
Biology Bio
Business Management Bus M
Chemical Engineering Ch En
Chemistry and Biochemistry Chem
Civil and Environmental Engineering CE En
Classical Civilization Cl Cv
Classics Clscs
Communication Disorders ComD
Communications Comms
Comparative Literature CmLit
Computer Science C S
Computer Science Animation
CSAnm
Counseling Psychology and Special Education CPSE
Dance Dance
Digital Humanities and Technology DigHT
Economics Econ
Educational Leadership and Foundations EdLF
Electrical and Computer Engineering EC En
Engineering and Technology Education Eng T
English Engl
Exercise Sciences ExSc
Family Life, School of SFL
Fine Arts FnArt
First-Year Experience Univ
Geography Geog
Geological Sciences Geol
Health/Physical Education HEPE
Health Science Hlth
History Hist
Honors Program Honrs
Humanities College Course HColl
Information Systems IS
Instructional Psychology and Technology IP&T
Interdisciplinary Humanities IHum
International and Area Studies IAS
Asian Studies
Asian
European Studies
Europ
International Relations
IR
Latin American Studies
Lt Am
Middle East Studies/Arabic
MESA
Languages  
Afrikaans
Afrik
Arabic
Arab
Bulgarian
Bulgn
Cantonese
Cant
Chinese
Chin
Czech
Czech
Danish
Dansh
Dutch
Dutch
Estonian
Eston
Finnish
Finn
French
Fren
German
Germ
Greek
Greek
Hebrew
Heb
Hungarian
Hung
Icelandic
Iclnd
Italian
Ital
Japanese
Japan
Korean
Korea
Latin
Latin
Latvian
Latvi
Lithuanian
Lithu
Near Eastern Languages
Ne Lg
Norwegian
Norwe
Polish
Polsh
Portuguese
Port
Romanian
Rom
Russian
Russ
Scandinavian
Scand
Serbo-Croatian
SrbCr
Slovenian
Sln
Spanish
Span
Swedish
Swed
Ukrainian
Ukrai
Welsh
Welsh
Language Studies, Center for FLang
Law School Law
Life Sciences LfSci
Linguistics Ling
American Sign Language
ASL
English as a Second Language
ESL
English Language
ELang
Linguistic Computing
LingC
Managerial Economics ManEc
Mathematics Math
Mathematics Education MthEd
Mechanical Engineering Me En
Microbiology and Molecular Biology MMBio
Military Science Mil S
Music Music
Neuroscience Center Neuro
Nursing Nurs
Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science NDFS
Organizational Leadership and Strategy Org B
Management Communication
M Com
Philosophy Phil
Physical Science Phy S
Physics and Astronomy Phscs
Physiology and Developmental Biology PDBio
Plant and Wildlife Sciences PWS
Political Science Pl Sc
Psychology Psych
Public Management, Romney Institute of P Mgt
Recreation Management RecM
Religious Education  
Ancient Scripture
Rel A
Church History and Doctrine
Rel C
Religious Education
Rel E
Social Work, School of Soc W
Sociology Soc
Statistics Stat
Student Activities Classes StAc
Student Development StDev
Teacher Education  
Early Childhood Education
ECE
Elementary Education
El Ed
Physical Education Teacher Education
PETE
Secondary Education
Sc Ed
Teaching English Language Learners
TELL
Technology, School of Tech
Construction Management
CM
Facility and Property Management
FPM
Industrial Design
InDes
Information Technology
IT
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Mfg
Technology and Engineering Education
TEE
Theatre and Media Arts TMA
Visual Arts  
Art History and Curatorial Studies
ArtHC
Visual Arts Animation
VAAnm
Visual Arts Core
VA
Visual Arts Design
VADes
Visual Arts Education
VAEdu
Visual Arts Graphic Design
VAGD
Visual Arts Illustration
VAIll
Visual Arts Photography
VAPho
Visual Arts Studio
VAStu
Women's Studies WS
Writing Wrtg