University of Virginia
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2005-2006
GRADUATE RECORD
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Course Numbering System  |  Glossary of Course Designations  |  Guide to Reading Course Descriptions
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Courses listed in this catalog have been approved by the faculties of the schools in which the courses are taught. Only courses that have been approved by the faculty are eligible for academic credit. The following information introduces components of the course descriptions listed in each school's section.


Course numbering system

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100-200 Lower level undergraduate: introductory and survey courses.
300-499 Upper level undergraduate: advanced courses that may have prerequisites or require instructor permission.
500-599 Introductory graduate level: courses for beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates.
600-699 Professional level: courses generally reserved for the schools of Medicine and Law; exceptions exist for other professional offerings, particularly in the field of teacher education.
700-899 Graduate level: courses appropriate for masters and beginning doctoral degree programs
900-999 Graduate level: courses reserved for offerings in doctoral programs, such as readings, research, independent study, and dissertations.

Where possible, odd numbers signify fall semester courses and even numbers signify spring semester courses. The determination of course level is the responsibility of the offering department and/or school. The academic policy committee of each school is expected to assume the necessary monitoring function.

Special Numbering The numbers 90-99 in each hundred series from 100-900 (e.g., 291, 493, 897) are designated for special usage as follows:

  • _90 Honors Courses
  • _91 Capstone Courses
  • _92 Capstone Courses
  • _93 Independent Study
  • _94 Independent Study
  • _95 Supervised or Independent Research
  • _96 Supervised or Independent Research
  • _97 Thesis/Dissertation/Non-Topical Research
  • _98 Thesis/Dissertation/Non-Topical Research
  • _99 Thesis/Dissertation/Non-Topical Research

Descriptions of courses numbered 600 and above are listed in the Graduate Record. Undergraduates wishing to take courses numbered 600 or above must obtain permission from the dean of the school in which they want to take the course, as well as from their own school of enrollment.

Please note that not all courses listed in the Record are taught each semester.


Glossary of Course Designations

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Each course number in this catalog is preceded by the letter designation assigned to that particular course for purposes of processing grades, schedules, and transcripts. The complete list of these designations is given below, together with the area for which each stands and the school in which the course is taught.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences  |  Graduate School of Architecture
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration  |  Graduate School of Commerce
Curry Graduate School of Education  |  Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science
School of Law  |  Graduate School of Nursing


Each course number in this catalog is preceded by the letter designation assigned to that particular course for purposes of processing grades, schedules, and transcripts. The complete list of these designations is given below, together with the area for which each stands and the school in which the course is taught.


Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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AMEL

Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

AMTR

Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in Translation

ANTH

Anthropology

ARAB

Arabic

ARTH

Art history

ARTR

Arabic Literature in Translation

ARTS

Studio Art

ASTR

Astronomy

BIMS

Biomedical Sciences

BIOC

Biochemistry

BIOE

Bioethics

BIOL

Biology

BIOP

Biophysics

CELL

Cell Biology

CHEM

Chemistry

CHIN

Chinese

CLAS

Classics

DRAM

Drama

ECON

Economics

ENAM

American Literature to 1900

ENCR

Criticism

ENEC

Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

ENGL

Miscellaneous English

ENGN

Genre Studies

ENLS

Language Study

ENMC

Modern & Contemporary Literature

ENMD

Medieval Literature

ENNC

Nineteenth Century British Literature

ENPG

Pedagogy

ENRN

Renaissance Literature

ENSP

Special Topics in Literature

ENWR

Academic, Professional, and Creative Writing

EVAT

Atmosphere

EVEC

Ecology

EVGE

Environmental Geology

EVHY

Hydrosphere

EVSC

Environmental Science

FREN

French

GERM

German

GETR

German in Translation

GREE

Greek

GSAS

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

HES

Health Evaluation Sciences

HIAF

African History

HIEA

East Asian History

HIEU

European History

HILA

Latin American History

HIME

Middle Eastern History

HIND

Hindi

HISA

South Asian History

HIST

General History

HIUS

United States History

ITAL

Italian

ITTR

Italian in Translation

JAPN

Japanese

JPTR

Japanese in Translation

LATI

Latin

LING

Linguistics

LNGS

General Linguistics

MATH

Mathematics

MICR

Microbiology

MUSI

Music

NESC

Neuroscience

NRGA

Graduate Non-Resident

PERS

Persian

PETR

Persian in Translation

PHAR

Pharmacology

PHIL

Philosophy

PHY

Physiology

PHYS

Physics

PLAD

Politics Department Seminars

PLAP

American Politics

PLCP

Comparative Politics

PLIR

International Relations

PLPT

Political Theory

POL

Polish

PSYC

Psychology

RELB

Buddhism

RELC

Christianity

RELG

General

RELH

Hinduism

RELI

Islam

RELJ

Judaism

RELS

Special Topics in Religion

RUSS

Russian

SANS

Sanskrit

SLAV

Slavic

SOC

Sociology

SPAN

Spanish

STAT

Statistics

SWAG

Studies in Women and Gender

URDU

Urdu


Graduate School of Architecture

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AR H

Architectural History

ARCH

Architecture

L AR

Landscape Architecture

NRGA

Graduate Non-Resident

PLAC

Urban and Environmental Planning

PLAN

Urban and Environmental Planning


Darden Graduate School of Business Administration

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GBUS

Graduate Business Administration

NRGA

Graduate Non-Resident


Graduate School of Commerce

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GCOM

Graduate Commerce

NRGA

Graduate Non-Resident


Curry Graduate School of Education

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EDHS

Human Services (clinical psychology, communication disorders, counselor education, health and physical education)

EDIS

Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education

EDLF

Education Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

NRGA

Graduate Non-Resident


Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science

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AM

Applied Mechanics

APMA

Applied Mathematics

BIOM

Biomedical Engineering

CE

Civil Engineering

CS

Computer Science

CHE

Chemical Engineering

ECE

Electrical and Computer Engineering

EP

Engineering Physics

ENGR

Engineering

MAE

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MSE

Materials Science and Engineering

NRGA

Graduate Non-Resident

STS

Science, Technology, and Society

SYS

Systems and Information Engineering


School of Law

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LAW

Law

NRGA

Graduate Non-Resident


Graduate School of Nursing

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GCNL

Clinical Nurse Leader

GNUR

Graduate Nursing

NRGA

Graduate Non-Resident


Guide to reading course descriptions

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Example:

BIOL 701 - (3) (Y)
Cell Physiology
Prerequisites: BIOL 501.
Studies cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, and cellular specializations.

Explanation of example:

BIOL 701 course mnemonic (see glossary) and number.

(3) number of credits that will be earned upon successful completion of the course. Where courses are dually numbered (701, 702), the number of credits represents the number of credits for each section of the courses, e.g., three credits for 701 and three credits for 702.

(Y)code for frequency with which the course is offered. Variations are:

S

offered fall and spring semesters

Y

offered at least once every academic year (fall or spring semester)

E

offered when the fall semester occurs in an even year (e.g., 2006-2007)

O

offered when the fall semester occurs in an odd year (e.g., 2005-2006)

SI

offered upon sufficient student interest

IR

offered irregularly

SS

offered during summer session

J offered during January session

Cell Physiology course title

Prerequisites: BIOL 501.Prerequisites are courses or conditions that must be successfully completed prior to enrollment in the course described. Prerequisites separated by a comma indicate a series of prerequisites, all of which are required. Variations include BIOL 501 or 503 where either course, but not both, must be taken prior to enrollment in the described course. An exception occurs when or precedes the last entry in a series, in which case the commas indicate or throughout (e.g., BIOL 501, 503 or equivalent). Corequisite means that concurrent enrollment in the course or courses designated and the course or courses described is required.

Studies cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, and cellular specializations. Course description.

 
 

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