Key to Course Numbers and Credits

Courses are identified by numbers ranging from 100 to 999. As a general rule, introductory level courses are numbered 100 to 199, intermediate level courses are numbered 200 to 299, and advanced undergraduate courses and seminars, or similar credit generating activities, are numbered 300 to 499. Individualized Degree Program (IDP) study units and projects are numbered 600 to 699. Graduate courses are numbered 800 to 999.

Independent study courses (sometimes called tutorials) are available by special arrangement. Permission of the instructor and the department chair is required. First-year students are generally ineligible to enroll in independent studies, but during their second semester they may petition the Curriculum Committee for permission to take independent study (except internships) for cause.

Most courses meet throughout the semester, and earn 1 or 1.25 course credits. For each credit hour awarded, students are expected to complete no fewer than three hours of combined instructional or studio/lab time and out-of-class work per week. A lecture course meets three hours a week for a semester and earns 1 course credit (the equivalent of four semester hours); a laboratory course meets three hours a week for lecture plus three hours a week for laboratory, and earns 1.25 course credits (the equivalent of five semester hours). Courses that meet for irregular lengths of time or earn either more or less than 1 course credit are so designated in the course description. Physical education courses meet for one-half semester and earn one-quarter course credit.

Courses that meet throughout the year and require completion of the entire course in order to earn credit for any part of the course, are hyphenated, e.g., history 498-99.

  Symbols
  Department codes
  Distribution Requirements codes

Symbols

Department codes

AHIS

Art history

AMST

American studies

ANTH

Anthropology

ARAB

Arabic

ASTR

Astronomy

BIOL

Biology

CHEM

Chemistry

CHIN

Chinese

CLAS

Classics

CLCV

Classical civilization

COLL

College course

CPSC

Computer science

CTYP

Cities Program

ECON

Economics

EDUC

Educational studies

ENGL

English

ENGR

Engineering

ENVS

Environmental science

FILM

Film studies

FORG

Formal organizations

FREN

French

FYCO

First-year colloquium

FYPR

First-year program

FYSM

First-year seminars

GDST

Guided studies

GREK

Greek

GRMN

German

HEBR

Hebrew

HFPR

Health Fellows Program

HISP

Hispanic studies

HIST

History

HRST

Human Rights Studies

IART

InterArts Program

IDPS

IDP seminar

INTS

International studies

ISP_

Interdisciplinary science

ITAL

Italian

JAPN

Japanese

JWST

Jewish studies

LACS

Language and culture studies

LATN

Latin

LING

Linguistics

MATH

Mathematics

MUSC

Music

NESC

Neuroscience

PBPL

Public policy

PHED

Physical education

PHIL

Philosophy

PHYS

Physics

POLS

Political science

PSYC

Psychology

RELG

Religion

RHET

Writing and Rhetoric Program

RUSS

Russian

SILP

Self-Instructional Language Program

SOCL

Sociology

STAR

Studio arts

STGT

Student-taught course

THDN

Theater and dance

URST

Urban studies

WMGS

Women, gender, and sexuality

Distribution Requirements codes

ART

Meets Arts Requirement

FYR

Meets FirstYr Seminar Requirement

FYR1

Meets FirstYr + Art Requirements

FYR2

Meets FirstYr + Hum Requirements

FYR3

Meets FirstYr + Nat Requirements

FYR4

Meets FirstYr + Num Requirements

FYR5

Meets FirstYr + Soc Requirements

FYR6

Meets First Year + Global Engagement

GLB

Meets Global Engagement Requirement

GLB1

Meets Art and Global Requirements

GLB2

Meets Humanities and Global Requirements

GLB3

Meets Natural Science and Global Requirements

GLB4

Meets Numerical and Global Requirements

GLB5

Meets Social Sciences and Global Requirements

HUM

Meets Humanities Requirement

LNG

Meets Second Language Requirement

NAT

Meets Natural Science Requirement

NUM

Meets Numerical & Symbolic Reasoning Requirement

SOC

Meets Social Sciences Requirement

WEA

Meets Writing Emphasis Part1 Requirement

WEA2

Meets Writing Emphasis Part1 and Hum Requirements

WEB

Meets Writing Emphasis Part2 Requirements