2005-2006
UNDERGRADUATE RECORD
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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 which have been approved by the faculty are eligible for academic credit. The following information introduces the 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

Independent Study and Supervised Research courses for undergraduates are topical in nature and generally not repeated; accordingly, they do not receive a continuing Record entry. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. Because the content of such courses changes each offering, students may retake these courses or higher numbered ones in a sequence.

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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College of Arts and Sciences  |  School of Architecture  |  McIntire School of Commerce
Curry School of Education  |  School of Continuing and Professional Studies
School of Engineering and Applied Science  |  School of Nursing  |  Reserve Officers' Training Program


College of Arts and Sciences

AAS

Afro American Studies

AMEL

Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

AMST

American Studies

AMTR

Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in Translation

ANTH

Anthropology

ARAB

Arabic

ARTH

Art History

ARTR

Arabic in Translation

ARTS

Studio Art

ASL

American Sign Language

ASTR

Astronomy

BIOL

Biology

BOT

Botany

BULG

Bulgarian

CCFA

Common Course - Fine Arts

CCLT

Common Course - Literature

CCMP

Common Course - Moral and Philosophical

CCSC

Common Course - Sciences

CCSS

Common Course - Social Sciences

CHEM

Chemistry

CHIN

Chinese Language

CHTR

Chinese in Translation

CLAS

Classics

COGS

Cognitive Science

CPLT

Comparative Literature

CZ

Czech

DRAM

Drama

EAST

East Asian Studies

ECON

Economics

ENAM

American Literature to 1900

ENCR

Criticism

ENEC

Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature

ENGL

Miscellaneous English

ENGN

Genre Studies

ENLS

Language Study

ENLT

Introductory Seminars in Literature

ENMC

Modern & Contemporary Literature

ENMD

Medieval Literature

ENNC

Nineteenth Century British Literature

ENPW

Poetry Writing

ENRN

Renaissance Literature

ENSP

Special Topics in Literature

ENWR

Academic, Professional, and Creative Writing

ETP

Environmental Thought and Practice

EVAT

Atmosphere

EVEC

Ecology

EVGE

Environmental Geology

EVHY

Hydrosphere

EVSC

Environmental Science

FREN

French Language

FRTR

French in Translation

GERM

German

GETR

German in Translation

GREE

Greek

HBIO

Human Biology

HEBR

Hebrew

HIAF

African History

HIAS

Asian 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

HSCI

College Science Scholars Seminar

IMP

Interdisciplinary Thesis

INST

Interdisciplinary Studies

ITAL

Italian Language

ITTR

Italian in Translation

JAPN

Japanese

JPTR

Japanese in Translation

JWST

Jewish Studies

LASE

Liberal Arts Seminar

LAST

Latin American Studies

LATI

Latin

LING

Linguistics

LNGS

General Linguistics

MATH

Mathematics

MBLA

Mathematics for Business and Liberal Arts

MDST

Media Studies

MEST

Middle Eastern Studies

MSP

Medieval Studies Program

MUSI

Music

NESC

Neuroscience

NRES

Undergraduate Non-Resident

PERS

Persian

PETR

Persian in Translation

PHIL

Philosophy

PHY

Physiology

PHYE

Physical Education

PHYS

Physics

PLAD

Politics Department Seminars

PLAP

American Politics

PLCP

Comparative Politics

PLIR

International Relations

PLPT

Political Theory

PLSK

Personal Skills

POL

Polish

PORT

Portuguese

POTR

Portuguese in Translation

PPL

Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law

PST

Political and Social Thought

PSYC

Psychology

RELA

Religion-African Religions

RELB

Religion-Buddhism

RELC

Religion-Christianity

RELG

Religion-General

RELH

Religion-Hinduism

RELI

Religion-Islam

RELJ

Religion-Judaism

RELS

Religion-Special Topics

RUSS

Russian

RUTR

Russian in Translation

SANS

Sanskrit

SAST

South Asian Studies

SATR

South Asian Literature in Translation

SCAN

Scandinavian

SLAV

Slavic

SLFK

Slavic Folklore and Literature

SLTR

Slavic in Translation

SOC

Sociology

SPAN

Spanish Language

SRBC

Serbo-Croatian

STAT

Statistics

SWAG

Studies in Women and Gender

SWAH

Swahili

UKR

Ukrainian

URDU

Urdu

USEM

University Seminar

YIDD

Yiddish

YITR

Yiddish in Translation


School of Architecture

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AR H

Architectural History

ARCH

Architecture

L AR

Landscape Architecture

NRES

Undergraduate Non-Resident

PLAC

Urban and Environmental Planning

PLAN

Urban and Environmental Planning

USEM

University Seminar


McIntire School of Commerce

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COMM

Commerce

NRES

Undergraduate Non-Resident

USEM

University Seminar


School of Continuing and Professional Studies

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ISAS

Analytical Skills

ISBU

Business

ISCI

Critical Issues

ISCP

Capstone Project

ISHU

Humanities

ISLS

Liberal Studies Seminar

ISPS

Proseminar

ISSS

Social Sciences

NRES Undergraduate Non-Resident


Curry School of Education

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EDHS

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

EDIS

Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education

EDLF

Education Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

NRES

Undergraduate Non-Resident

USEM

University Seminar


School of Engineering and Applied Science

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APMA

Applied Mathematics

BIOM

Biomedical Engineering

C E

Civil Engineering

C S

Computer Science

CH E

Chemical Engineering

ECE

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ENGR

Engineering

MAE

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

MSE

Materials Science and Engineering

NRES

Undergraduate Non-Resident

PHYS

Physics

STS

Science, Technology, and Society

SYS

Systems and Information Engineering

TMP

Technology, Management, and Policy

USEM

University Seminar


School of Nursing

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NRES

Undergraduate Non-Resident

NUCO

Nursing Core

NUIP

Nursing - Interprofessional

NURS

Nursing

USEM

University Seminar


Reserve Officer's Training Program

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AIRS

Air Science

MISC

Military Science

NASC

Naval Science


Guide to reading course descriptions

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Example:

BIOL 301 - (3) (Y)
Cell Physiology
Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 202.
Studies cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, and cellular specializations.

Explanation of example:

BIOL 301 course mnemonic (see glossary) and number. Variations include GREE 101-102 where two semesters of a course must be completed to obtain credit toward a degree, or ENWR 103, 104 where credit may be obtained by taking either semester or both.

(3) number of credits that will be earned upon successful completion of the course. Where courses are dually numbered (101-102 or 103, 104), the number of credits represents the number of credits for each section of the courses, e.g., three credits for 101 and three credits for 102.

(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 201, 202.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 101 or 201 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 101, 201 or equivalent). Corequisite means that concurrent enrollment in the course or courses designated and the course or courses described is required.

A study of cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, and cellular specializations. Course description.

 

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