Course credits are earned as a semester hour. The credit value of each course is indicated following the title of the course, e.g., 3 for a three-credit course.
The course identifier is a combination of a two, three or four-letter abbreviation for its discipline and a four-digit number for its level, e.g., first year, sophomore, junior, senior, graduate. Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by the following discipline codes:
Select code to navigate to the course.
DI – General Education Direction
DI follows the discipline code of a course that satisfies a General Education Direction (see below) and is part of the course identifier. For example:
- Web Expressions (CSDI 1200) is a Computer Science (CS) course that is a Creative Thought Direction (DI).
- Exploring Music (MUDI 1310) is a Music (MU) course that is a Past and Present Direction (DI).
Cross-listed courses: courses that are offered under two different disciplines, e.g., Social Psychology (PS 3030) and Social Psychology (SO 3030). The course description is printed under one discipline and is referenced in the other discipline.
Course Number System
First year: courses numbered 1000 to 1999. Introductory courses for the general student population. No prerequisites required.
Sophomore: courses numbered 2000 to 2999. Introductory courses generally for the majors and courses that serve other majors. These courses may or may not have a prerequisite.
Junior: courses numbered 3000 to 3999. Upper-level courses that usually have an identified prerequisite. The prerequisite may be a specific course or grade point average or it could be more general such as junior or senior status. These courses carry with them a higher expectation of performance consistent with junior status.
Senior: courses numbered 4000 to 4999. Typically reserved for capstone courses in the majors. They will usually have at least one prerequisite. These courses carry with them a higher expectation of performance consistent with senior status.
Special permission is required for first year students to take 3000-4000 level courses, and for sophomores to take 4000-level courses.
Upper-division: 3000 and 4000 level courses
Upper-level: 3000 and 4000 level courses
Graduate: courses numbered 5000 to 8990
The following information may be found at the end of each course description: when offered, prerequisite(s), corequisite(s), and General Education abbreviation.
When offered: a statement of when the course is typically offered.
Prerequisite(s): the course code(s) of courses(s) that must be taken or a general condition that must be met prior to registering for the course being described. “Permission of the instructor” is the implied Prerequisite for all courses with a stated Prerequisite.
Corequisite(s): the course code(s) of courses(s) that must be taken concurrently with the course being described.
General Education Abbreviation
The following abbreviations are listed, in parentheses, at the end of course descriptions for courses that meet the General Education requirements:
|CTDI||Creative Thought Direction|
|PPDI||Past and Present Direction|
|SIDI||Scientific Inquiry Direction|
|SSDI||Self and Society Direction|
|GACO||Global Awareness Connection|
|QRCO||Quantitative Reasoning in the Discipline Connection|
|TECO||Technology in the Discipline Connection|
|WRCO||Writing in the Discipline Connection|
The University reserves the right to add, change or delete courses as well as course descriptions.