Course Numbering

The course numbering sequence is designed to reflect in varying degrees a progression in course content, level of approach, and breadth of coverage. The course description further delineates specific course content progression. This information provided by the course number, prefix, and description should serve as a general guide to students in selecting courses compatible with their background and ability.

In general, the following guidelines have been used in course numbering:

The first numeral indicates academic level of the course:

001-100 Remedial and Experiential courses (credits do not apply toward graduation, but do apply to financial aid minimums.)
101-199 Courses normally taken during the freshman year
200-299 Courses normally taken during the sophomore year
300-399 Courses normally taken during the junior year
400-499 Courses normally taken during the senior year

Courses in which the third numeral is 1, 2, or 3, must be taken in sequence. In sequences, the earlier courses are prerequisites to the later courses and must be successfully completed prior to enrolling in a subsequent course.

The credit indicated in connection with a course is the “quarter hour,” and one quarter hour represents one recitation period per week for one quarter or three clock hours of laboratory work.

The University will make every effort consistently to offer all courses at appropriate intervals. It does reserve the right, however, to alter the sequences or drop courses if unforeseen circumstances in class enrollments or teacher staffing so dictate. The Class Schedule should be consulted for personal planning of course loads and schedules.

The University reserves the right to withdraw temporarily any course which does not have an adequate enrollment. A course may not be offered for fewer than six students except for seniors or graduate students.

Some courses specify that they are offered odd or even years only. A school year (Fall to Summer) is designated “odd" or "even” by the beginning year of Fall Quarter.