Key to the Catalog

Key to 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 generally includes a minimum of one hour of instruction per week in a semester or two hours of instruction per week in a term (e.g., generally a three-hour class will meet at least three hours per week for a semester). 

    Credit hour Semester hours of credit
    Lecture hour Class hours of lecture, recitation, or seminar meeting per week
    Lab hour 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

      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
        Contact Department Course may be taught if enough students are interested and an
        instructor is available

        Subject Areas and Abbreviations

        Subject Area Abbreviation
        Accounting ACC
        Aerospace Studies AEROS
        Afrikaans AFRIK
        Akan AKAN
        Albanian ALBAN
        American Heritage A HTG
        American Sign Language ASL
        American Studies AM ST
        Ancient Near Eastern Studies ANES
        Anthropology ANTHR
        Applied English Linguistics ELING
        Arabic ARAB
        Armenian ARMEN
        Art ART
        Art Education ARTED
        Art History and Curatorial Studies ARTHC
        Asian Studies ASIAN
        Aymara AYMRA
        Basque BASQ
        Bicolano BCLNO
        Biology BIO
        Bulgarian BULGN
        Burmese BURMS
        Business Administration MBA
        Cakchiquel CAKCQ
        Cantonese CANT
        Catalan CATLN
        Cebuano CEBU
        Cell Biology and Physiology CELL
        Chemical Engineering CH EN
        Chemistry and Biochemistry CHEM
        Chinese - Mandarin CHIN
        Civil and Construction Engineering CCE
        Civil Engineering CE
        Classical Civilization CL CV
        Classics CLSCS
        Communication Disorders COMD
        Communications COMMS
        Comparative Literature CMLIT
        Computer Science C S
        Computer Science Animation CSANM
        Construction and Facilities Management CFM
        Counseling Psychology and Special Education CPSE
        Croatian CROAT
        Czech CZECH
        Dance DANCE
        Danish DANSH
        Dari DARI
        Design DES
        Design - Animation DESAN
        Design - Graphic Design DESGD
        Design - Illustration DESIL
        Design - Photography DESPH
        Digital Humanities and Technology DIGHT
        Dutch DUTCH
        Early Childhood Education ECE
        Economics ECON
        Educational Leadership and Foundations EDLF
        Electrical and Computer Engineering EC EN
        Elementary Education EL ED
        Engineering Technology ENG T
        English ENGL
        English as a Second Language ESL
        Entrepreneurial Management ENT
        Estonian ESTON
        European Studies EUROP
        Executive Master of Business Administration EMBA
        Exercise Sciences EXSC
        Experience Design and Management EXDM
        Family, Home, and Social Sciences FHSS
        Fijian FIJI
        Finance FIN
        Fine Arts FNART
        Finnish FINN
        Foreign Language Courses FLANG
        French FREN
        Ga GA
        Geography GEOG
        Geological Sciences GEOL
        Georgian GEORG
        German GERM
        Global Supply Chain Management GSCM
        Global Women's Studies GWS
        Greek (Classical) GREEK
        Greek, Modern M GRK
        Guarani GUARA
        Haitian Creole CREOL
        Hawaiian HAWAI
        Hebrew HEB
        Hindi HINDI
        History HIST
        Hmong HMONG
        Honors Program HONRS
        Human Resource Management HRM
        Humanities College HCOLL
        Hungarian HUNG
        Icelandic ICLND
        Ilangot ILANG
        Ilocano ILOCN
        Ilonggo/Hiligaynon HILIG
        Indonesian INDON
        Industrial Design INDES
        Information Systems IS
        Information Technology and Cybersecurity IT&C
        Instructional Psychology and Technology IP&T
        Interdisciplinary Humanities IHUM
        International and Area Studies IAS
        International Cinema Studies ICS
        International Relations IR
        Italian ITAL
        Japanese JAPAN
        Javanese JAVNS
        K'iche KICHE
        Kazakh KAZAK
        Kekchi KEKCH
        khmer KHMER
        Kiribati KIRIB
        Korean KOREA
        Laotian LAO
        Latin (Classical) LATIN
        Latin American Studies LT AM
        Latvian LATVI
        Law LAW
        Life Sciences LFSCI
        Linguistics LING
        Linguistics Computing LINGC
        Lithuanian LITHU
        Malagasy MALAG
        Malay MALAY
        Management Communication M COM
        Manufacturing Engineering MFGEN
        Maori MAORI
        Marketing MKTG
        Marriage and Family Therapy MFT
        Marriage, Family, and Human Development MFHD
        Marriott School of Business MSB
        Marshallese MARSH
        Mathematics MATH
        Mathematics Education MTHED
        Maya, Yucatec MAYA
        Mechanical Engineering ME EN
        Microbiology and Molecular Biology MMBIO
        Middle East Studies/Arabic MESA
        Military Science MIL S
        Mongolian MONGO
        Music MUSIC
        Music Dance Theatre MDT
        Navajo NAVAJ
        Near Eastern Languages NE LG
        Near Eastern Studies NES
        Neuroscience NEURO
        Niuean NIUEA
        Norwegian NORWE
        Nursing NURS
        Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science NDFS
        Pashto PSHTO
        Persian PERSI
        Philosophy PHIL
        Physical Education Teacher Education PETE
        Physical Science PHY S
        Physics and Astronomy PHSCS
        Plant and Wildlife Sciences PWS
        Polish POLSH
        Political Science POLI
        Portuguese PORT
        Professional Language PLANG
        Psychology PSYCH
        Public Health HLTH
        Public Management MPA
        Public Policy P POL
        Quechua QUECH
        Rarotongan RAROT
        Rel A - Ancient Scripture REL A
        Rel C - Church History and Doctrine REL C
        Rel E - Religious Education REL E
        Romanian ROM
        Russian RUSS
        Samoan SAMOA
        Scandinavian Studies SCAND
        School of Family Life SFL
        Second Language Teaching SLAT
        Secondary Education SC ED
        Serbian SRBIA
        Slovak SLOVK
        Slovene SLN
        Social Work SOC W
        Sociology SOC
        Spanish SPAN
        Statistics STAT
        Strategic Management STRAT
        Student Activities STAC
        Student Development STDEV
        Student Wellness SWELL
        Swahili SWAHI
        Swedish SWED
        Tagalog TAGAL
        Tahitian TAHIT
        Taiwanese TAIWN
        Tamil TAMIL
        Teacher Education T ED
        Teaching English Language Learners TELL
        Technology TECH
        Technology and Engineering Education TEE
        Technology and Engineering Studies TES
        Thai THAI
        Theatre and Media Arts TMA
        Therapeutic Recreation and Management TRM
        Tibetan TIBET
        Tongan TONGA
        Trukese TRUKS
        Turkish TURK
        Twi TWI
        Ukrainian UKRAI
        University Requirements UNIV
        Urdu URDU
        Vanuatu VANTU
        Vietnamese VIET
        Waray-Waray WARAY
        Welsh WELSH
        Writing WRTG
        Xhosa XHOSA