A course unit is a unit of work occupying approximately one-fourth of a student's time over a 15-week term. A few courses carry fractional values, in which case the course numbers are followed by .1 or .2, indicating quarter or half courses. For example, MUS 103.1 (Piano Class) is a quarter-unit course.
Frequency and duration of class meetings are determined by the nature and level of a course and the manner in which its subject matter may best be learned.
Courses are numbered as follows:
|100-109||Reserved for courses not applicable to the major/minor, and which typically are taken in the first or sophomore year.|
|110-199||Introductory courses, normally open to all students without prerequisites, applicable to the major and typically taken in the first or sophomore year.|
|200-209||Reserved for courses not applicable to the major/minor, and which typically are taken in the sophomore or junior year.|
|210-299||Intermediate courses, normally open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, with prerequisites as designated in the course descriptions.|
|300-309||Reserved for courses not applicable to the major/minor, and which typically are taken in the junior or senior year.|
|310-399||Advanced courses, open to students majoring in the area and to other students with sufficient preparation in the field.|
|500-699||Graduate courses, typically Master’s level courses.|
|700-999||For advanced practitioners, post-professional programs, or advanced (normally, doctoral) graduate students.|
A hyphen between two consecutive course numbers indicates a double course of one-year duration, the second term of which may not be taken without the first, e.g., PHYS 111-112.
In the course descriptions that follow, those courses approved for LinC requirements at the time this catalog was compiled are marked (F2, M3, etc.) to indicate the requirement they fulfill.
The course descriptions provided here are based upon reasonable projections of faculty and facility availability. Course offerings are subject to change based on changes in circumstances upon which these projections were based and as deemed necessary by the University to fulfill its role and mission.