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1997-98 Undergraduate Bulletin Academic Programs

 
Undergraduate Programs

UNCG offers six undergraduate degrees:

  • BA Bachelor of Arts
  • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts .
  • BM Bachelor of Music
  • BS Bachelor of Science
  • BSMT Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology
  • BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Requirements for A Bachelor's Degree

A bachelor's degree from UNCG is awarded to a student who has met the following requirements:

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 122 semester hours, distributed as follows:
  • Liberal education 45 semester hours (minimum)
  • Major subject and related areas as required in program
  • Electives as required in program
  • Total minimum hours 122
  1. A grade point average on the hours attempted of not less than 2.0
  2. At least 36 semester hours of courses at the 300 course level or above
  3. At least 31 hours in residence at UNCG, 12 of which must be in the major field and 9 of which must be in the minor if a minor is sought

The College of Arts and Sciences and each of the six professional schools Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics; Education; Health and Human Performance; Human Environmental Sciences; Music; Nursing have structured their individual degree programs to comply with this all-University degree framework.

Students who are undecided about their major are considered to be enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and should follow the College Requirements. Satisfying these requirements permits a student to pursue a major either in Arts and Sciences or in one of the professional schools.

Studies leading to the baccalaureate degree are offered in the programs listed under Areas of Study.

 

Average Time to Graduation

Many factors affect both the length of time and the number of credit hours an individual student will require to complete the baccalaureate degree. At UNCG the median number of months to graduation for full time students is 46. The median number of credit hours completed is 125.

Full time undergraduate students are expected to complete at least 15 credit hours per semester and failure to do so may lengthen the student's time to graduation. Some majors do require formal admission beyond that required for admission to the University in general.

Students should meet with their academic advisors regularly to plan their academic schedules. To graduate, students must complete specific University requirements as well as requirements within the major. Students who change majors may find that additional requirements must be fulfilled. Changing majors excessively, or after the third or fourth semester of study, may also lengthen the time to graduation. Also see Tuition Surcharge.

Criteria for admission to a specific major (outlined in this Bulletin) and continuation in that major may include a University grade point average exceeding that required for continuation within the University as a whole. Students considering such majors should become familiar with the guidelines, and work with an academic advisor as soon as possible to ensure that they meet the criteria.

 

Changes in Degree Requirements and Other Regulations

The University reserves the right to make changes as required in course offerings, curricula, academic policies and other rules and regulations affecting students, to be effective whenever determined by the University. These changes will govern current and formerly enrolled students. Enrollment of all students is subject to these conditions.

 

Undergraduate Areas of Study

The following are currently offered undergraduate areas of study (AOS). See departmental listings for specific program and degree requirements. The term "Lic" in the Area of Study description refers to a program that grants teacher licensure. Also see Teacher Education Programs.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
 Anthropology
BA
 Anthropology
 122

Anthropology
Anthropology (Lic)

 Art
BA
 Art
 122

Art History
Studio Art
Museum Studies

x
BFA
Art
128

Design
Painting
Sculpture

x
BFA
Art
128

Art Education I (general) (Lic)
Art Education II (studio) (Lic)

 Biology
BA
Biology
122

Biology
Biology (Lic)
Biotechnology
Environmental Biology

x
BS
Biology
122

Biology
Biotechnology
Environmental Biology
Biopsychology - · Biopsychology; taken as second major only

x
BSMT
Medical Technology
124

 Medical Technology

 Broadcasting/Cinema & Theatre
BA
Drama
122

Drama
Theatre Arts (Lic)

x
BFA
Drama
124

Acting
Design & Technical Theatre
Theatre Education (Lic)
Technical Theatre (minor only)

x
BA
Media Studies
122

Media Studies
Radio (minor only) 

 Chemistry
BA
Chemistry
122

Chemistry
Chemistry (Lic)

x
BS
Chemistry
122

Biochemistry 
Chemistry
Chemistry (Lic)

 Classical Studies
BA
Classical Studies
122

Latin Language & Literature
Latin (Secondary Licensure)
Latin (Lic) · Greek Language & Literature
Classical Civilization
Classical Archaeology

 Communication
BA
Communication
122

Communication Studies

x
BS
Speech Pathology
122

Speech Pathology & Audiology

x
BS 
Education of Deaf Children
128-129

Teacher Preparation (Lic)
Educational Interpreter 

 English
BA
English
122

English
English (Lic)

 Geography
BA
Geography
122

Geography
Geography (Lic)
Earth Science/Environmental Studies
Urban Planning 

 German & Russian
BA
German
122

German
German (Lic)
Russian; taken as minor only

 History
BA
History
122

History
History (Lic)

 Mathematical Sciences
BS
Computer Science
122 

Computer Science

x
BA
Mathematics
122

Mathematics
Mathematics (Lic)

x
BS
Mathematics
122

Applied Mathematics
Pure Mathematics
Computer Science
Statistics
Mathematics (Lic)

 Philosophy
BA
Philosophy
122

Philosophy
Pre-law

 Physics & Astronomy
BA
Physics
122

Physics
Physics (Lic)

x
BS
Physics
122

Physics
Physics (Lic)

 Political Science
BA
Political Science
122

Political Science
Political Science (Lic)

 Psychology
BA
Psychology
122

Psychology
Psychology (Lic)
Biopsychology - · Biopsychology; taken as second major only

 Religious Studies
BA
Religious Studies
122

Religious Studies

 Romance Languages
BA
French
122

French
French (Lic)

x
BA
Spanish
122

Spanish
Spanish (Lic)

 Sociology
BA
Sociology
122

Sociology
Sociology (Lic)

 

Special Programs in Liberal Studies (sponsored by College of Arts & Sciences)

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
Interdepartmental
x x x

African American Studies; taken as minor only

 Interdepartmental
BA
Special Programs
122

Archaeology

 Interdepartmental
BS
Special Programs
127

International Business*

Interdepartmental
BA
Special Programs
122
International Studies with these options:

Global Affairs & International Development
Inter-Cultural Studies

Regional Studies with emphases in:

Russian Studies
European Studies; taken as second major/minor
Asian Studies; taken as minor only
African Studies; taken as minor only

 Interdepartmental
BA
Special Programs
122

Linguistics

 Interdepartmental
BA
Special Programs
122

Women's Studies

* The College of Arts and Sciences and the Bryan School of Business and Economics jointly
sponsor the International Business program.

 

Joseph M. Bryan School of Business and Economics

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
Accounting
BS
Accounting
122

Accounting

 Bus Administration
BS
Business Administration
122

Business Administration

x
BS
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
128

Finance, Insurance, & Real Estate 

x
BS
Management/ Marketing
122

Human Resources
Management
Marketing 
Merchandising Management
Small Business Management/ Entrepreneurship

x
BS
Business Education
122

Business Education (Lic)

x
BS
Marketing Education
122

Marketing Education (Lic)

Economics
BA
Economics
122

Economics
Economics (Lic)
Financial Economics

x
BS
Economics
122

Economics
Economics (Lic)
Financial Economics

 Information Systems & Operations Mgt
BS
Information Systems & Operations Mgt
122

Information Systems
Office Systems Administration
Operations Management

 

School of Education

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
Curriculum & Instruction
BS
Elementary Education
127

Elementary Education (K-6 Lic)

x
BS
Middle Grades Education
128

Middle Grades Education (6-9 Lic)

 

School of Health and Human Performance

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
Dance
BA
Dance
122

Dance

x
BFA
Dance
128

Dance

x
BS
Dance Education
128

Dance Education (Lic)

Exercise & Sport Science
BS
Exercise & Sport Science
122
Exercise Science & Sport Studies Aquatics Leadership

Aquatic Instructor Leadership (opt)
Aquatics for Therapy/Rehab (opt)

Exercise Science & Sport Studies
Fitness Leadership

x
BS
Exercise & Sport Science
125-128

Physical EducTcher Educ (Lic)

 Leisure Studies
BS
Leisure Studies
122

Leisure Services Management
Therapeutic Recreation
Travel, Tourism, and Commercial Recreation

 Public Health Education
BS
Health Education
124

Community Health Education 

x
BS
Health Education
125-128

School Health Education (Lic)

 

School of Human Environmental Sciences

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
Clothing & Textiles
BS
Clothing & Textiles
122

Textile Products Marketing
Textile Products Design

Food, Nutrition, & Food Service Mgt
BS
Food & Nutrition
122

Restaurant & Institution Management
Nutrition Science
Dietetics Area

Housing & Interior
BS
Interior Design
142

Interior Design. This is a five-year Design program.

Human Development & Family Studies
BS
Human Development & Family Studies
122

Developmental Foundations in Preschool Education (B-K Lic)
Developmental Foundations in Preschool Education (non-Lic)
Child & Adolescent Development in the Family
Adult Development & Aging in the Family
Business & Community Services for Individuals & Families

Social Work
BS
Social Work
122

Social Work
School Social Work (Lic)

 

 

School of Music

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
x
BA
Music
122

General Music
Music History

x
BM
Performance
128

Voice or Instrument (Keyboard, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion)
Jazz
Composition

x
BM
Music Education
128

Choral/General Music Education (Lic)
Instrumental Music Education (Lic)

 

School of Nursing

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
x
BSN
Nursing
122

Nursing

 

Accelerated Masters Programs for Undergraduates*

 Dept
 Degree(s)
 Majors
 Hrs Req
Areas of Study
Anthropology/Economics
BA/MA
Anthro/Econ
 

122/30-33

Same as majors

Anthropology/Business Adm
BA/MBA
Anthro/Bus Adm
122/43.5

Same as majors

Biology/Chemistry
BA/MS
Biology/Chemistry
122/30

Same as majors

Bus-Marketing /Bus Edu
BS/MSBE
Bus-Mrk/Bus Edu
122/33

Same as majors

Chemistry/Chemistry
BS/MS
Chemistry/Chemistry
122/30

Same as majors

Chemistry/Business Adm
BS/MBA
Chemistry/Bus Adm
122/43.5

Same as majors

Economics/Economics
BA/MA
Econ/Econ
122/30-33

Same as majors

Economics/Political Science
BA/MPA
Econ/Public Affairs
122/42

Same as majors

French/Business Administration
BA/MBA
French/Bus Adm
122/43.5

Same as majors

German/Business Administration
BA/MBA
German/Bus Adm
 122/43.5

Same as majors

Special Programs in Liberal Studies-Linguistics/English
BA/MA
Linguistics/English
122/36

Same as majors

Mathematics/Mathematics
BA, BS/MA,MEd
Math/Math
122/30,33

Same as majors

Music/Business Administration
BA/MBA
Music/Bus Adm
122/43.5

Same as majors

Physics/Business Administration
BA/MBA
Physics/Bus Adm
122/43.5

Same as majors

Political Science/Economics
BA/MA
Poli Sci/Econ
122/30-33

Same as majors

Political Science/Business Adm
BA/MBA
Poli Sci/Bus Adm
122/43.5

Same as majors

Political Science/Political Science
BA/MPA
Poli Sci/Public Affairs
122/42

Same as majors

Spanish/Business Administration
BA/MBA
Spanish/Bus Adm
122/43.5

Same as majors


*Accelerated Masters Programs are intended primarily for new freshmen who qualify for Advanced Placement Credit. All require early and careful planning with the major department beginning in the freshman year. Please see an advisor for further details.

 

Other Special Academic Programs

See individual topics for complete details and descriptions.

 Freshman Seminars Preprofessional Programs in
 Honors Program
 Dentistry
 Plan II
 Engineering
 Cornelia Strong College
 Law
 Residential College
 Medicine
 Study Abroad
 Pharmacy
x
 Physical Therapy
x
 Veterinary Medicine

 

All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER)

Undergraduates who initiated college-level course work from regionally accredited post-secondary institutions Fall 1991 and thereafter must meet All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER).

Forty-five semester hours of course work comprise a minimal core of fundamental knowledge and intellectual skills which the faculty at UNCG believe all university-educated persons should possess. These hours are organized into the areas described on the following page. Courses satisfying these requirements have been approved by the appropriate University Instructional Area committee, the College Council of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Each committee has reviewed from a different perspective the courses proposed. Guidelines followed in the selection process included: selecting only those courses considered to be fundamental, basic, and central to the instructional category; keeping the number of courses in each category as small as possible, emphasizing breadth of coverage rather than depth of examination; and, preferring courses open to freshmen and sophomores that have no prerequisites.

All undergraduate degree programs have AULER requirements. With few exceptions, the full 45 semester hours are required. Certain professional programs have been permitted to reduce slightly the number of AULER credits required in order to meet accreditation or licensing standards. Such exceptions are clearly shown in the descriptions of these special professional programs. In addition, programs in the College of Arts and Sciences may exceed the requirements in several categories. These differences are noted in the appropriate description of College/School requirements for a particular program.

The list of courses which satisfy AULER may be modified from time to time. The student's advisor is an additional source of information on the status of courses which currently meet the requirements.

The following table provides a brief description of each Liberal Education Requirement Area as well as indicating the number of semester hours which are required in that area. A complete list of currently approved AULER courses follows the table.

 

AULER Requirements by Areas Sem Hrs Required

1. Analytic and Evaluative Studies, 3 hrs

A study of abstract systems of thought and evaluative concepts fundamental to intellectual inquiry and values: includes ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, historiography, religious thought and traditions, and cultural anthropology.

2. British or American Literature, *3 hrs

A study of selected major works of prose and poetry written in Britain or the United States.

3. Fine Arts, *3 hrs

A study of how ideas and feelings are shaped into artistic form in the visual arts, theatre, cinema, dance, or music.

4. Historical Perspectives on Western Culture, *3 hrs

A study from an historical point of view of formative periods in Western culture, looking at fundamental ideas, institutions, philosophical traditions, or literary and artistic masterpieces.

5. Mathematics, *3 hrs

A study of major concepts, theories, methods, and applications of the mathematical sciences.

6. Natural Science, *6 hrs

A study of basic physical or biological sciences with attention to the methods of scientific investigation.

7. Non-Western Studies, 3 hrs

A study of fundamental cultural forms, expression, socio-political structures, and habits of mind that are distinctly different from Western cultural traditions.

8. Reasoning and Discourse, *6 hrs

Training in reasoning well, reading critically, writing cogently, or speaking persuasively.

9. Social and Behavioral Sciences, *6 hrs

A study of individuals, society, and human institutions and systems with an emphasis on the effect of social and environmental factors on individual experiences and behavior, and on the structures and mechanisms of societies.

10. World Literature, 3 hrs

A study of selected major works of prose and poetry written outside of Britain and the United States.

11. Electives, *6 hrs

Six additional hours in a foreign language** at any level or from any of the areas specified above.

 

Total Semester Hours Required by AULER, 45 hours

 

* Indicates that AP credit is available in these categories; see AP course listings

** Students are reminded that they will be eligible for election to the UNCG chapter of Phi Beta Kappa only if they have completed the equivalent of six semester hours of foreign language study at the intermediate college level.

 

Approved AULER Courses

As of the date of this publication, the following courses have been selected to satisfy the requirement in the areas designated. The appropriate distribution designation (AE, BL, FA, HP, MT, NS, NW, RD, SB, WL) also appears after the description of courses in the respective departments.

Approved AULER Courses by Area

Analytic and Evaluative Studies (AE) 3 Semester Hours Required

Anthropology 213, 360

Freshman Seminar in Analytic and Evaluative Studies 106

History 311, 360, 366

Honors 206

Philosophy 111, 119, 121, 220, 231, 259

Political Science 105

Religion 104, 107, 109, 110, 207, 232, 251, 309, 326, 328, 365

Residential College 210-219

Women's Studies 350

 

British or American Literature (BL) 3 Semester Hours Required

Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre 320

English 104, 105, 106, 107, 211, 212, 251, 252, 331, 339, 340, 341

Freshman Seminar in British or American Literature 110

Honors 210

Residential College 220-229

 

Fine Arts (FA) 3 Semester Hours Required

Art 100, 101, 323

Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre 121, 171, 221, 250, 323, 582

Dance 100, 200, 201, 202, 323

Freshman Seminar in Fine Arts 105

Honors 205

Music 214, 241, 323

Residential College 230-239

 

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (HP) 3 Semester Hours Required

African American Studies 100

Classical Civilization 201, 202, 211, 212, 220, 323

Communication Studies 205

Freshman Seminar in Historical Perspectives on Western Culture 101, 102

Geography 102

History 211, 212, 220, 221, 222, 223, 251, 252, 301, 302, 327, 335, 336, 357, 368, 369, 373, 374, 397

Honors 201, 202

Philosophy 251, 252

Religion 131, 202, 204, 210, 212

Residential College 240-249

Western Civilization 101, 102

 

Mathematics (MT) 3 Semester Hours Required

Mathematics 112, 119, 120, 121, 191

Residential College 110-119

Statistics 108

 

Natural Science (NS) 6 Semester Hours Required

Anthropology 253, 331

Biology 105, 111, 112

Chemistry 103, 104, 106, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115

Clothing and Textiles 211

Food and Nutrition 213

Freshman Seminar in Natural Science 104, 104L

Geography 103, 111, 111L, 311, 311L, 314, 314L

Honors 203, 204

Physics 203, 205, 205L, 209, 211, 212, 235, 291, 292

Psychology 230

Residential College 250-259

 

Non-Western Studies (NW) 3 Semester Hours Required

Anthropology 100, 325, 330, 333, 335, 337

Broadcasting/Cinema and Theatre 586

Clothing and Textiles 121

Freshman Seminar in Non-Western Studies 109

Geography 104, 114, 303

History 203, 204, 215, 216, 239, 240, 361, 377, 381, 383, 384, 385, 386, 389

Honors 209

International Studies 233A

Music 343

Political Science 290, 391

Religion 111, 211, 218, 220, 221, 225, 250, 351

Residential College 260-269

Sociology 300

Women's Studies 333

 

Reasoning and Discourse (RD) 6 Semester Hours Required

English 101 or Freshman Seminar in Reasoning and Discourse 103 or Residential College 101 and one of the following courses:

Communication Studies 105, 111, 341

English 102, 223, 301

Philosophy 115, 211

Residential College 102

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) 6 Semester Hours Required

African American Studies 210

Anthropology 201, 212, 258

Communication Studies 200

Economics 101, 201, 202

Education of Deaf Children 240

Exercise and Sport Science 330

Freshman Seminar in Social and Behavioral Science 108

Geography 105, 202, 301, 344

Health 201, 260

Honors 208

Human Development and Family Studies 211, 212, 302

Political Science 100, 210, 240, 260

Psychology 121

Residential College 270-279

Sociology 201, 211, 222, 232

Social Work 311

 

World Literature (WL) 3 Semester Hours Required

Classical Civilization 205, 305, 306, 321, 324, 325

English 201, 202, 315, 371

Freshman Seminar in World Literature 107

French 222, 307, 308, 323

German 217, 218, 221

Honors 207

Italian 222

Residential College 280-289

Russian 201, 202, 313, 315, 316

Spanish 222, 351, 402, 403, 404, 405

 

Electives 6 Semester Hours Required

Six additional hours from any of the areas specified above or in a foreign language at any level.

 

Total Semester Hours Required 45

 

In addition to the above listed courses, students may receiveAULER credit for courses taken in three overseas programs offered by the University's Office of International Programs:

Fall Semester in Britain

Language and Literature of Twentieth Century Criticism (FA)

European Nations and States (HP)

Sociology: European Social Structures (SB)

Political Science: British Institutions and Politics (SB)

Human Geography: The Making of Europe (HP)

Environmental Principles (NS)

Fall Semester in Finland

Cultures and Societies of Scandinavia (SB)

Indigenous Cultures of the Polar Region (NW)

Arts of Scandinavia (FA)

Finnish and Scandinavian Literature in Translation (WL)

Nordic Nature and Environment (NS)

Spring Semester in Poland

Arts in Contemporary Poland (FA)

Culture and Society in Contemporary Poland (SB)

Evolution of Political Systems in Eastern Europe (SB)

History of Poland (HP)

Transition of Central European Countries to Market Economies (SB)

For information about these courses contact the Office of International Programs, 112 Foust Building, UNCG, 910/334-5404.

 

Additional degree requirements have been established by the College of Arts and Sciences. Students who are undecided as to a major as well as those majoring in anthropology, art, biology, chemistry, communication and theatre, English, French, geography, German, Greek, history, interdepartmental studies, Latin, mathematics, medical technology, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religious studies, sociology, and Spanish are affected by these requirements. For these students the liberal education requirements total 54-55 hours, and are described in College of Arts and Sciences Requirements. Students who satisfy the College requirements will also satisfy the All-University requirements.

 

Major Requirements

Each school or department establishes the course requirements for each major program, concentrations within a major, and related-area requirements.

 

Special Curriculum Option (Plan II)

For students whose needs are not met by the formal majors and degrees offered at UNCG, a special curriculum optioncalled Plan IIallows students to design their own course of study in consultation with appropriate faculty.

Students desiring to pursue Plan II should be advised that there is no guarantee that their proposed program will lead to graduation until it has been fully approved. Developing a program is a time consuming process, often taking one year from initial intent to final approval. Students must file a statement of intent to pursue Plan II in the Office of Academic Advising and Support Services prior to registering for their last 45 hours. Required steps have been adopted by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for approving Plan II programs.

The following is an abbreviated description of the procedures that must be followed:

  1. Consult with the Director of Academic Advising and Support Services regarding general requirements and procedures. All general University requirements and minimum admission requirements for the desired departmental programs must be met by any Plan II program.
  2. Select a faculty advisor with expertise in the interdisciplinary major.
  3. Select another member of the faculty to serve on an advisory committee.
  4. Develop a formal proposal with the committee.
  5. Send proposal to Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Minor modifications to an approved Plan II program may be made if approved by both the faculty advisor and the Director of Academic Advising and Support Services. Other modifications require the full process outlined.

 

Guide to Course Descriptions

In the following pages, the academic programs and course offerings of the University are set forth.

Regularly scheduled undergraduate classes for which fewer than ten students enroll (or graduate classes for which fewer than five students enroll) will be offered only with special approval of the Provost. If enrollment does not justify continuation of a class, the class may not be offered.

  • Each course description is represented by a three-letter symbol (indicating the department or program within which the course is taken) and a three-digit number.
  • After each course title are two (or three) numbers separated by colons which indicate semester hours credit, lecture, and laboratory hours.
  • Following the credit indicator any course prerequisites will be listed.
  • The course description itself may be followed by special area credit indicators in brackets [AULER, CLER] and frequency of offering symbols in parentheses (FA/SP).
  • Special course information or restrictions (e.g. majors only) are highlighted following any prerequisites.

Program and Course Schedule Symbols

 ACC  Accounting  HSS  Honors Program
 AFS  African American Studies  HID  Housing & Interior Design
 ATY  Anthropology  HDF  Human Dvlpmnt & Family Studies
 ART  Art  ISM  Info Systems & Ops Mgt
 BCT  Broadcasting/Cinema & Theatre  INS  International Studies
 BIO  Biology  ITA  Italian
 BME  Business & Marketing Education  JNS  Japanese Studies
 BUS  Business Administration  LAT  Latin
 CHE  Chemistry  LES  Leisure Studies
 CCI  Classical Civilization   LIS  Library & Info Studies
 CTX  Clothing & Textiles  MGT  Management
 CED  Counseling & Educational Development  MKT  Marketing
 CSC  Computer Science  MAT  Mathematics
 CSD  Communication Sciences & Disorders  MBA  Master's in Business Adm
 CST  Communication Studies  MLS  Liberal Studies, Master's in
 CUI  Curriculum and Instruction  MUS  Music
 DCE  Dance  NUR  Nursing
 ECO  Economics  PHI  Philosophy
 EDC  Education of Deaf Children  PHY  Physics and Astronomy
 ELC  Educational Leadership & Cultural Fndtns  PSC  Political Science
 ENG  English  PSY  Psychology
 ERM  Educational Research Methodology  REL  Religious Studies
 ESS  Exercise and Sport Science  RCO  Residential College
 FIN  Finance  RUS  Russian
 FMS  Freshman Seminars Program  SWK  Social Work
 FNS  Food, Nutrition, & Food Service Mgt  SOC  Sociology
 FRE  French  SPA  Spanish
 GEO  Geography  STA  Statistics
 GER  German  UNS  University Studies
 GRK  Greek  WCV  Western Civilization
 GRO  Gerontology  WMS  Women's Studies
 HEA  Health (Public)    
 HHP  Health & Human Performance    
 HIS  History    

 

Course Numbers and Levels

Course level numbers are structured as follows:

 100-199 intended primarily for freshmen
 200-299 intended primarily for sophomores
 300-399 intended primarily for juniors
 400-499 intended primarily for seniors
 500-599 intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students; these courses are not open to freshmen and sophomores
 600-749 restricted to students who are classified as graduate students
 750-799 restricted to students admitted to doctoral programs

Course descriptions for graduate-level courses are printed in The Graduate School Bulletin.

 

Course Credit Hours

The first of the figures enclosed in parentheses immediately following the course title indicates the number of semester hour credits given for the course. The second and third figures indicate the number of lecture and laboratory hours, respectively, normally scheduled each week for one semester in the course.

For example, (3:2:3) means the course carries three semester hour credits and meets for two lecture hours and three laboratory hours each week.

A class period is 50 minutes. Graduate courses and certain other courses may have only one figure enclosed in parentheses. For such courses the figure indicates the number of semester hours credit given. When only one or two figures appear in the parentheses, there are no laboratory or studio hour requirements.

Two course numbers separated by a comma indicate a sequence of two courses with closely related content.

 

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites or corequisites for a course are indicated in the course description by "Pr." or "Coreq." followed by appropriate requirements which must be met before that course may be taken. A student may not enroll in a course without the proper prerequisites unless these prerequisites have been waived by the head of the department in which the course is offered.

 

Grading Method

All courses are graded by letter grade (A-F) unless otherwise noted in the course description. The following undergraduate/advanced undergraduate courses are graded P/NP (Pass/Not Pass) and are so noted in their descriptions: CSC 312; CSD 219, 571; CUI 299A & B, 399 A, B, C & D, 461, 462, 499A; DCE 250, 461, 462; ESS 461, 462, 594, 595; GRK 150; HEA 428, 461, 462; HHP 110; LES 315, 417; MUS 090, 091.

 

Repeat-for-Credit Notation

Some courses may be repeated for credit under special circumstances. Such information is highlighted in the course description.

 

Frequency of Course Offering

Many courses listed in this Bulletin reflect the semester(s) in which they are offered. This information is indicated in parentheses at the end of the course description as follows:

(FA,SP) course usually offered in both Fall and Spring semester

(FA/SP) course usually offered in either Fall or Spring semester

(FA/SP/SU) course usually offered in either Fall, Spring, or Summer

(FA) course usually offered Fall only

(SP) course usually offered Spring only

(SU) course usually offered summer session only

(Alt) course usually offered only in alternate years

(Even,Odd) course offered only in even or odd semesters or years

(Occ) course offered occasionally

 

Equivalent Course Credit

A number of undergraduate courses have course content which is considered equivalent to other similar courses. Other courses are cross-listed with courses taught in a different department. Ordinarily students can only take one of such equivalent or cross-listed courses for credit. Course descriptions carry information concerning equivalencies if any exist. Students should be aware of such equivalencies before registering in order to avoid taking a course for which they will not receive additional credit.

 

All-University Liberal Education Requirement Abbreviations (AULER)

Courses approved as meeting requirements in the general areas of knowledge are indicated by one of the following abbreviations in brackets at the end of the course description:

AE Analytic and Evaluative Studies

BL British or American Literature

FA Fine Arts

HP Historical Perspectives on Western Culture

MT Mathematics

NS Natural Science

NW Nonwestern Studies

RD Reasoning and Discourse

SB Social and Behavioral Sciences

WL World Literature

 

College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirement Abbreviations (CLER)

Courses approved to satisfy the liberal education requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences are indicated by one of the following abbreviations in brackets at the end of the course description:

CAE Analytic and Evaluative Studies

CBL British or American Literature

CFA Fine Arts

CFL Foreign Language

CHP Historical Perspectives

CPM Historical Perspectives on Western Culture, Pre-Modern

CMO Historical Perspectives on Western Culture, Modern

CLS Life Science

CMT Mathematics

CNW Nonwestern Studies

CPS Physical Science

CRD Reasoning and Discourse

CSB Social and Behavioral Sciences

CWL World Literature

 
 
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