How to read course descriptions

 

Sample:

GEOGRPHY 3330 Environmental Conservation 3 Credits

The relationship of humans and the natural environment. Topics include environmental world views, the effects of eco system disruption, and use and misuse of natural resources.
Components: Class
GE: Social Sciences
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

This upper level course would be found in the geography section of the course description area. It has a prerequisite of junior or senior standing, and carries social science general education credit.

For further explanation of the different parts of the course description, read on.

Course Number

0000-0990No credit toward degree (does not count toward 120 credit minimum)
1000-2990Lower level undergraduate course
3000-4990Upper level undergraduate course
5000 or higherGraduate level course
W-located at end of numberWriting Emphasis course (used in some majors)

Credits

The course credits are listed to the right of the course number. One credit hour represents one hour of class time per week plus two hours of out-of-class study.

Course Title and Course Description

The course title is listed in bold. A brief description of the course is included after the title.

Prerequisite or Corequisite Designation

P: Designates that the course has a prerequisite (a course that must be taken before this class)
C: Designates that the course has a corequisite (a course that must be taken at the same time as this class)

Semester Designation

Designates which semester the course is offered. This serves as a general guide and does not guarantee that a course will be offered during a particular semester: fall, spring, summer, winterim. Contact the department for current information on course offerings and rotation. Students who find courses without a semester designation should consult with the department chairperson.

General Education (Liberal Studies Areas)Requirements

Lists which general education requirements this course meets

  • HUMAN: Carries general education humanities credit
  • FINE ARTS: Carries general education fine arts credit
  • HISTORY: Carries general education historical perspective credit
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE: Carries general education social sciences credit
  • NATURAL SCIENCE: Carries general education natural sciences credit
  • INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: Carries general education international education credit
  • ETHNIC STUDIES, GENDER STUDIES: Carries general education ethnic and gender studies credit
  • ETHNIC: Carries general education ethnic studies credit
  • GENDER: Carries general education gender studies credit

Other Areas

  • WRITING EMPHASIS AREA: W Carries writing emphasis credit (used in some majors)
  • ENTRY: Carries entry credit
  • HHP-ACTIVITY: Carries health and human performance activity credit
  • HHP-WELLNESS: Carries health and human performance wellness credit