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Explanation of Major/Program Requirements and Course Descriptions

AULER and CLER Abbreviations | Course Credit Hours | Course Numbers and Levels | Course Prefixes | Description | Equivalent Courses | Frequency of Offering | Guide to Course Descriptions | Grading Method | Majors | Minors | Prerequisites and Corequisites | Repeat for Credit | Special Curriculum Option-Plan II | Undergraduate Areas of Study

Undergraduate Areas of Study

Undergraduate areas of study include all majors, concentrations, teacher licensure programs, minors, and second majors that are available to UNCG students. Each area of study has a unique code which is used to identify the program. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree must select a primary major, and may, after consultation with an advisor, also select a minor or a second major.

See the College and School sections for a complete list of available areas of study and the departmental listings for specific program and degree requirements. Also see list of current Area of Study Codes.

 

Majors

Each academic unit or department establishes the course requirements for each major program, concentrations within a major, and related-area requirements. All program requirements follow the general structure described below.

Major Description

The following information is always included at the beginning of any program description:

  • Name of Major
  • Degree Awarded
  • Total Hours Required for the Degree
  • Area of Study Codes (AOS)
  • Concentrations Available (if more than one area of study is available)

Program Admission Requirements

Special program admission and/or continuation requirements, if any, are listed immediately following the description of the major and degree. A number of programs have requirements that must be met before the student can be formally admitted to the major and permitted to take upper level courses. Such requirements usually involve completion of foundation courses, achievement of a certain GPA, and completion of a specified number of credit hours. Some programs require portfolio review or audition. See individual programs for details.

Program Course Requirements

AULER or CLER Requirements

All students completing undergraduate degrees at UNCG are required to complete AULER (All University liberal Education Requirements) or CLER (College Liberal Education Requirements).

Most programs in the Bryan School of Business & Economics, the School of Education, the School of Health & Human Performance, the School of Human Environmental Sciences, the School of Music, and the School of Nursing follow AULER requirements. Most programs in the College of Arts & Sciences follow CLER requirements. These requirements, including specific course requirements, are listed prior to the major requirements. See complete AULER and CLER information.

Major Requirements

Major requirements include all courses that must be taken within the major program for completion of the degree.

Majors that provide students with more than one concentration or area of study within the major will usually divide the Major Requirements into Core Requirements and Additional Concentration Requirements.

Core Requirements

Core courses are those courses required of all students in the major, regardless of concentration.

Additional Concentration Requirements

Concentration requirements are additional courses required only by a specific concentration.

Related Area (Other or Cognate) Requirements

A number of majors require courses from other departments or programs for completion of the degree. Such courses are listed as "Related Area" requirements following the major requirements.

Teacher Licensure Requirements

Programs which lead to teacher licensure also list teacher licensure requirements.

Second Major or Concentration Requirements for Teacher Licensure Programs

Several teacher licensure programs require students to complete a second major or concentration, consisting of a minimum of 24 hours, in addition to the major program. Specific requirements are listed in each of the following programs: Elementary Education; Middle Grades Education; Health Education (School Health concentration); Physical Education; and Education of Deaf Children.

Electives

Most programs do not specify which electives a student must take although some may make suggestions. Electives are those courses a student takes to complete the hours required for the degree after fulfilling AULER/CLER requirements and major, related or other program requirements.

 

Minors

Programs that can be taken as minors are described following descriptions of the major and second major. A minimum of 15 hours is required to complete an area of study as a minor. Several areas of study can be taken only as minors. See individual programs for details.

 

Special Curriculum Option (Plan II)

For students whose needs are not met by the formal majors and degrees offered at UNCG, a special curriculum option called Plan II allows 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 Student Academic 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 Student Academic 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 Student Academic Services. Other modifications require the full process outlined.

 

Guide to Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are comprised of the following information:

  • Course Prefix and Number
  • Course Title
  • Course Credit (in parentheses)
  • Special Information, which may include:
    AULER/CLER credit
    Prerequisites and/or corequisites
    Special restrictions or other requirements
    Repeat-for-Credit notation (if course can be repeated)
    Grading Mode (if other than letter grade)
  • Course description
  • Frequency of offering (in parentheses); optional
  • Equivalent courses, if any (in parentheses)

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 course 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 the following items may be listed: AULER/CLER credit; course prerequisites or corequisites; special restrictions or requirements; repeat-for-credit information if the course can be repeated for credit; and grading mode if the course is graded other than by letter grade. The course description itself may be followed by frequency of offering information. Explanations of each of these topics follows.

Course and Program Prefix Symbols

The following is a listing of current departmental and program names and prefixes.

ACC

Accounting

AFS

African American Studies

ATY

Anthropology

ART

Art

BCT

Broadcasting/Cinema & Theatre

BIO

Biology

BME

Business & Marketing Education

BUS

Business Administration

CHE

Chemistry

CCI

Classical Civilization

CED

Counseling & Educational Development

 CSC

Computer Science

CSD

Communication Sciences & Disorders

CST

Communication Studies

CUI

Curriculum & Instruction

DCE

Dance

ECO

Economics

EDC

Education of Deaf Children
(replaced by SES, FA99)

ELC

Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations

ENG

English

ERM

Educational Research Methodology

ESS

Exercise & Sport Science

FIN

Finance

FMS

Freshman Seminars Program

FNS

Food, Nutrition, & Food Service Management
(replaced by NFS, SP99)

FRE

French

GEO

Geography

GER

German

GRK

Greek

GRO

Gerontology

HEA

Health (Public)

HHP

Health & Human Performance

HIS

History

HSS

Honors Program

HID

Housing & Interior Design

HDF

Human Development & Family Studies

ISM

Information Systems & Operations Management

INS

International Studies

ITA

Italian

JNS

Japanese Studies

LAT

Latin

LES

Leisure Studies (replaced by RPT, SP99)

LIS

Library & Information Studies

MGT

Management

MKT

Marketing

MAT

Mathematics

MBA

Master of Business Administration

MLS

Master of Liberal Studies

MSC

Military Science

MUS

Music

NFS

Nutrition & Foodservice Systems

NUR

Nursing

PHI

Philosophy

PHY

Physics & Astronomy

PSC

Political Science

PSY

Psychology

RPT

Recreation, Parks, & Tourism

REL

Religious Studies

RCO

Residential College

RUS

Russian

SWK

Social Work

SOC

Sociology

SPA

Spanish

SES

Specialized Education Services

STA

Statistics

TDM

Textile Products Design & Marketing

UNS

University Studies

WCV

Western Civilization

WMS

Women's Studies

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 Credit Hours

(3:2:3)

 Semester Hours Credit

Lecture Hours
Per Week

Lab Hours
Per Week

 

(3:3)

 Semester Hour
Credits

Lecture Hours
Per Week


All-University Liberal Education Requirements (AULER)
and College of Arts and Sciences Liberal Education Requirements (CLER)

Abbreviations

AULER abbreviations:

 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

CLER abbreviations:

 CAE

 Analytic and Evaluative Studies

 CBL

 British or American Literature

 CFA

 Fine Arts

 CFL

  Foreign Language

 CHP/CPM

 Historical Perspectives on Western Culture, Pre-Modern

 CHP/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

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

A prerequisite is a course that must be completed before another course may be taken. A corequisite is a course that must be taken concurrently with another course. Prerequisites and corequisites are indicated after the course title and credit by "Pr." or "Coreq." followed by the requirements which must be met before that course may be taken.

A student may not enroll in a course without having completed the proper prerequisites unless these prerequisites have been waived by the head of the department in which the course is offered.

Other Course Restrictions/Requirements

Some courses carry additional restrictions (Freshmen only; Majors only; etc.). Such restrictions are highlighted following the listing of any course prerequisites.

Grading Method

All courses are graded by letter grade (A-F) unless otherwise noted in the course description. If a course is graded other than by letter grade, this information is stated after the prerequisites are listed. Also see section on Grading.

The following undergraduate level 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; MUS 090, 091; RPT 315, 417; SAS 100; SPA 104.

Repeat-for-Credit Notation

Some courses may be repeated for credit under special circumstances. Such information is highlighted in the course description following the listing of any prerequisites.

Example: "May be repeated once for credit when topic varies."

Students should be aware, however, that most courses cannot be repeated for credit. Consult specific course descriptions for repeat-for-credit information or check with advisor.

Course Description

The description of a course is necessarily brief and is intended to give students a concise overview of course content. Check with the department or instructor for complete details about a courses's content and requirements.

Frequency of Course Offering

Many courses indicate the semester(s) in which they are usually 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 semesters

 (FA/SP)

course usually offered in either Fall or Spring semesters

 (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 semesters or years

 (Even,Odd)

course usually offered only in even or odd semesters or
years

 (Occ)

course offered occasionally

Students should also be aware that 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 that semester.

Equivalent Course Credit

Certain undergraduate courses have course content which is considered equivalent to other similar courses. Other courses may be cross-listed for a given semester with courses taught in a different department. Ordinarily students can take only one of such equivalent or cross-listed courses for credit. Course equivalencies are indicated in parentheses following a course description ("Same as ..."). Students should be aware of such equivalencies before registering in order to avoid taking a course for which they will not receive additional credit.

 
 
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