University of Virginia

How to Read Course Listings

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 elements of course descriptions which are listed in the sections for each of the schools.

Course numbering system
100-199Lower level undergraduate, generally first year courses
200-299Lower level undergraduate, generally second year courses
300-399Upper level undergraduate, generally third year courses
400-499Upper level undergraduate, generally fourth year courses
500-599Joint undergraduate and graduate level courses
600-699First year graduate level courses and professional school courses
700-899Second and third year graduate level courses
900-999Graduate level courses, primarily for readings, research, independent study, theses, and dissertations.

Descriptions of courses numbered 600 and above are listed in the Graduate Record. Undergraduates wishing to take courses numbered 600 or above must obtain the permission of the Dean of the school in which they want to take the course.


Guide to reading course descriptions

Example

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


Explanation of example

BIOL 301 --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 which will be earned upon successful completion of the course. Where courses are 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:

Soffered fall and spring semesters
Yoffered at least once every academic year (fall or spring semesters)
Eoffered every other year, in the academic years when the fall semester occurs in an even year (e.g., 1996-97)
Ooffered every other year, in academic years when the fall semester occurs in an odd year (e.g., 1995-96).
SIoffered upon sufficient student interest
IRoffered irregularly
SSoffered during summer session
Cell Physiology -- course title

Prerequisite: BIOL 201, 202. -- Prerequisites are courses or conditions that must be successfully completed or met prior to enrollment in the course described. Prerequisites separated by a comma, as above, 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 (for example BIOL 101, 201 or  equivalent). Corequisite  means that concurrent enrollment in the course or courses designated and the course or courses described is required.

Cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, cellular specializations.-- course description.

An asterisk (*) following the code for frequency of course offering indicates that the course is pending approval of the faculty.

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


Glossary of course designations

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 such designations is given on the following page, together with the area for which each stands and the school in which the course is taught.

College of Arts and Sciences
AASAfro-American studies
AMELAsian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
AMTRAsian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in Translation
ANAT Anatomy
ANTHAnthropology
ARABArabic
ARTHArt history
ARTSStudio art
ASTRAstronomy
BIOCBiochemistry
BIOLBiology
BIOPBiophysics
BOTBotany
BULGBulgarian
CHEMChemistry
CHINChinese language
CHTRChinese in translation
CLASClassics
CPLTComparative Literature
CZ Czech
DRAMDrama
DUTCDutch
ECONEconomics
ENAMAmerican literature to 1900
ENCRCriticism
ENECRestoration and Eighteenth Century literature
ENGLMiscellaneous English
ENGNGenre studies
ENLSLanguage study
ENLTIntroductory seminars in literature
ENMDMedieval literature
ENNCNineteenth Century British literature
ENPGPedagogy
ENRNRenaissance literature
ENSPSpecial topics in literature
ENTCTwentieth Century literature
ENWRExpository and creative writing
EPIDEpidemiology
EVATAtmosphere
EVECEcology
EVGEEnvironmental geology
EVHYHydrosphere
EVMAMarine affairs
EVSCEnvironmental science
FORSForeign Study
FRENFrench language
FRTRFrench in translation
GERMGerman
GETRGerman in translation
GFADGovernment department seminars
GFAGAmerican government
GFCGComparative government
GFIRInternational relations
GFPTPolitical theory
GREEGreek
GSASGraduate School of Arts and Sciences
HEBRHebrew
HIAFAfrican history
HIEAEast Asian history
HIEUEuropean history
HILALatin American history
HIMEMiddle Eastern history
HINDHindi/Urdu
HISASouth Asian history
HISTGeneral history
HIUSUnited States history
HUMSHumanistic studies
INSTInterdisciplinary studies
ITALItalian language
ITTRItalian in translation
JAPNJapanese
JPTRJapanese in translation
LASELiberal arts seminar
LATILatin
LASTLatin American Studies
LINGLinguistics
MATHMathematics
MESTMiddle Eastern Studies
MICRMicrobiology
MSPMedieval Studies Program
MSTAMathematical Statistics
MTSTMathematical Studies
MUSIMusic
NESCNeuroscience
NRESUndergraduate non-resident
NRGAGraduate non-resident
PERSPersian
PETRPersian in translation
PHARPharmacology
PHILPhilosophy
PHYPhysiology
PHYEPhysical education
PHYSPhysics
PLSKPersonal skills
POLPolish
PORTPortuguese
POTRPortuguese in translation
PSTPolitical and social thought
PSYCPsychology
RASPRussian Area Studies Program
RELAReligion -- African religions
RELBReligion -- Buddhism
RELCReligion -- Christianity
RELGReligion -- General
RELHReligion -- Hinduism
RELIReligion -- Islam
RELJReligion -- Judaism
RELSReligion -- Special topics
RUSSRussian
RUTRRussian in translation
SANSSanskrit
SATRSanskrit in translation
SCANScandinavian
SLAVSlavic
SLFKSlavic folklore and literature
SOCSociology
SPANSpanish language
SRBCSerbo-Croatian
STATStatistics
SURGSurgery
SWEDSwedish
TURKTurkish
UKRUkranian
URDUUrdu
UTOPUniversity Topics
USEMUniversity Seminar
WMSTWomen's studies
ZOOLZoology
School of Architecture
AR HArchitectural history
ARCHArchitecture
L ARLandscape Architecture
NRESUndergraduate non-resident
NRGAGraduate non-resident
PHYSArchitectural physics
PLACUrban and environmental planning
PLANUrban and environmental planning
PRES Preservation
USEM University Seminar
McIntire School of Commerce
COMM Commerce
NRESUndergraduate non-resident
NRGAGraduate non-resident
USEMUniversity Seminar
Curry School of Education
EDESEducational Studies (Evaluation, Foundations of Education, Gifted Education, Instructional Technology and Research)
EDHSHuman Services (Clinical and School Psychology, Communication Disorders, Counselor Education, Health Promotion and Physical Education)
EDISCurriculum, Instruction and Special Education
EDLPEducation Leadership and PolicyStudies (Administration, Supervision and Higher Education)
NRESUndergraduate Non-Resident
USEMUniversity Seminar
School of Engineering and Applied Science
A EAerospace engineering
A MApplied mechanics
APMAApplied mathematics
BIOMBimedical engineering
C ECivil engineering
C SComputer science
CH EChemical engineering
E EElectrical engineering
E PEngineering physics
E SEngineering science
ENGREngineering
M EMechanical engineering
MSEMaterials science and engineering
MAEMechanical and aerospace engineering
N ENuclear engineering
NRESUndergraduate Non-Resident
NRGAGraduate non-resident
PHYSPhysics
SYSSystems engineering
TCCTechnology, Culture, and Communication
USEMUniversity Seminar
School of Nursing
GNURGraduate nursing
NRESUndergraduate non-resident
NRGAGraduate non-resident
NUCONursing core
NUIPNursing -- interprofessional
NURSNursing
USEMUniversity Seminar
Reserve Officers Training Program
AIRS Air science
MISC Military science
NASC Naval science