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02-03  LS&A Bulletin

Chapter VI: Departments, Programs, and Courses

This chapter lists and describes LS&A departments, programs, and courses, reflecting additions, deletions, and modifications to the College curriculum approved through April 5, 2002. Subsequent changes in academic policy and procedures, new academic opportunities, etc., are available on the Student Academic Affairs website.

Key to Course Listings

The University year is divided into three terms: Fall (I), Winter (II), and Spring-Summer (III). The Spring-Summer Term is further divided: Spring-Half (IIIa) and Summer-Half (IIIb). Credit is granted in semester hours. Except for small seminars where the reading and/or writing requirements are intensive, one credit represents no less than one hour of class meeting time each week of the term, and usually represents two hours of work outside of class for each class hour.

Course numbers are part of a University-wide numbering system. Generally, courses numbered 100 to 199 are introductory, 200-299 are intermediate, and 300-499 are advanced (upper-level).

Reorganized or renumbered courses are denoted by a parenthetical number in boldface following the course number. When renumbering or reorganization has left the SUBJECT unchanged, only the previous course number is given; if the SUBJECT has also changed, the previous SUBJECT name and course number appear. A reorganized or renumbered course cannot be repeated for credit without special permission.

Cross-listed courses are sponsored by more than one department or program and may be elected in any of the participating units. Cross-listings appear in boldface and are denoted by a slash between the participating units.

Course titles appear in boldface after the course number.

Prerequisites appear in italics after the course title.

  • Course equivalence. Unless otherwise stated, the phrase "or equivalent" may be considered an implicit part of the prerequisite for any course. When a student has satisfactorily completed a course(s) believed to be substantially equivalent to one listed as a prerequisite, the student must consult the instructor or department. If equivalency is determined to have been satisfied, election may be approved.
  • Permission of instructor. The phrase "or permission of instructor" may be considered an implicit part of the statement of prerequisites for any course. When permission is a stated requirement, or when a student does not have the stated prerequisite for a course but can give evidence of sufficient background, the student should obtain approval from the instructor or department concerned.

Excluded combinations of course elections are designated in the listing of affected courses.

The Term Symbol, a Roman numeral, denotes the term(s) some courses are offered.

The Credit Symbol, an Arabic numeral in parentheses, denotes the credits earned for the course.

Area distribution designation is approved by the LS&A Curriculum Committee on a yearly basis. A course may be approved with the designation natural science (NS), social science (SS), humanities (HU), mathematical and symbolic analysis (MSA), creative expression (CE), interdisciplinary (ID), or excluded from distribution (Excl).

Courses meeting certain college requirements are so listed. Language other than English (LR) courses may be used toward meeting the Language Requirement. The Introductory Composition requirement may be met by courses designated (Introductory Composition). Courses approved with the designation "Language Requirement" or "Introductory Composition" may not be used as part of an area distribution plan. If an introductory language course is designated "Excluded" (Excl), it may not be used to satisfy the LS&A language requirement. (BS) means that the course may be used toward the 60 approved credits required for the B.S. degree. Courses meeting or partially meeting the Quantitative Reasoning requirement are designated (QR/1) or (QR/2). Courses with standard approval for meeting the Race & Ethnicity (R&E) requirement are so indicated. Other courses may meet the R&E or QR requirements on a term-by-term basis and are listed on the Student Academic Affairs website

Special Grading pattern for a course is indicated in the course listing. Some LS&A courses are offered mandatory credit/no credit. (See Non-Graded Courses in Chapter IV. )

Experiential, Independent Study, and Tutorial courses are designated. (See Experiential and Directed Reading/Independent Study Courses in Chapter IV. )

Repetition of a course that varies in content from term to term is permitted only under certain conditions. When a department or program has a policy about the repetition of a course for credit, that policy is included in the course listing. The general statement "May be repeated for credit with permission" usually means "With permission of a concentration advisor." In all other instances, a student must get permission from both the department or program and the Academic Standards Board to repeat a course for credit. Generally, a course may be elected for credit once only.

Laboratory or other special fees are indicated when known, but are subject to change without notice.

CAEN Lab Access fee. Non-Engineering students and non-declared Computer Science/Applied Physics majors taking Engineering courses who require a CAEN account are eligible to purchase a CAEN account for the semester. The CAEN Lab Access fee is based on the tuition differential that Engineering students have to pay. The fee for 2001-02 (subject to change) was:

  • $107 per academic term for non-Engineering/Computer Science freshmen and sophomores;
  • $192 per academic term for juniors, seniors and graduate non-engineers.

This fee must be paid each term and only provides lab access for the current term. CAEN accounts enable students to log on to any CAEN lab workstation. CAEN Accounts which are purchased by non-engineering students will be billed directly to the student account.

LS&A Course Guide. The online LS&A Course Guide contains course descriptions written by instructors of courses to be offered in the subsequent term.


University Time Schedule. A Time Schedule listing courses offered is published by the University Scheduling Office prior to each term. Students register and make course schedule changes through the registration system.



SUBJECT UNIT Division Name Department Name
AAPTIS LS&A Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, & Islamic Studies Near Eastern Studies
ACABS LS&A Ancient Civilizations & Biblical Studies Near Eastern Studies
ACC Business Accounting & Information Analysis Accounting & Information Analysis
AERO Military Officer Education Programs Aerospace Studies Military Officer Education Programs
AEROSP Engineering Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering
AMCULT LS&A American Culture American Culture
ANAT Medicine Anatomy Anatomy
ANTHRARC LS&A Anthropological Archaeology Anthropology
ANTHRARC LS&A Anthropological Archaeology Anthropology
ANTHRBIO LS&A Biological Anthropology Anthropology
ANTHRCUL LS&A Cultural Anthropology Anthropology
AOSS Engineering Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences Atmospheric, Oceanic & Space Sciences
APPPHYS LS&A Applied Physics Applied Physics
ARCH A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Architecture Architecture
ARMENIAN LS&A Armenian Studies Armenian Studies
ARTDES Art & Design Art & Design Art & Design
ASIAN LS&A Asian Studies Asian Languages & Cultures
ASIANLAN LS&A Asian Languages Asian Languages & Cultures
ASTRO LS&A Astronomy Astronomy
AT Kinesiology Athletic Training Kinesiology
BA Business Business Administration Business Administration
BE Business Business Economics Business Economics
BIOLCHEM Medicine Biological Chemistry Biological Chemistry
BIOLOGY LS&A Biology Biology
BIOMEDE Engineering Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering
BIOPHYS LS&A Biophysics Biophysics
BIOSTAT Public Health Biostatistics Biostatistics
BUDDHST LS&A Buddhist Studies Asian Languages & Cultures
CAAS LS&A Afroamerican & African Studies Afroamerican & African Studies
CDB Medicine Cell & Developmental Biology Cell & Developmental Biology
CEE Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering Civil & Environmental Engineering
CHE Engineering Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering
CHEM LS&A Chemistry Chemistry
CIC CIC Traveling Scholars
CIS Business Computer Information Systems Computer Information Systems
CLARCH LS&A Classical Archaeology Classical Studies
CLCIV LS&A Classical Civilization Classical Studies
CLLING LS&A Classical Linguistics Classical Studies
CMBIOL Medicine Cellular & Molecular Biology Cellular & Molecular Biology
CMPLXSYS LS&A Complex Systems Complex Systems
COMM LS&A Communication Studies Communication Studies
COMP Music Music Composition Music
COMPLIT LS&A Comparative Literature Comparative Literature
CSIB Business Corporate Strategy & International Business Corporate Strategy & International Business
CSP LS&A Comprehensive Studies Program Comprehensive Studies Program
CZECH LS&A Czech Slavic Languages & Literatures
DANCE Music Dance Dance
DOC Social Work SW Doctoral Social Work
DUTCH LS&A Dutch Germanic Languages & Literatures
ECON LS&A Economics Economics
EDBEHAVR Education Educ C Behavior Sci In Educ Education
EDCURINS Education Education D — Curriculum & Instruction Education
EDUC Education Education Education
EEB LS&A Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
EECS Engineering Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
EHS Public Health Environmental Health Sciences Environmental Health Sciences
EIHLTH Public Health Environmental & Industrial Health Environmental Health Sciences
ELI LS&A English Language Institute English Language Institute
ENGLISH LS&A English English Language & Literature
ENGR Engineering Engineering Engineering
ENS Music Ensemble Music
ENSCEN Engineering Environmental Sciences & Engineering Environmental Sciences & Engineering
ENVIRON LS&A The Environment Program on the Environment
ENVRNSTD LS&A Environmental Studies Program on the Environment
ENVRNSTD LS&A RC Environmental Studies Program on the Environment
EPID Epidemiology Epidemiology Epidemiology
EPID Epidemiology Epidemiology Epidemiology
ES Business Entrepreneurial Studies Entrepreneurial Studies
FILMVID LS&A Film & Video Studies Film & Video Studies
FIN Business Finance Finance
FRENCH LS&A French Romance Languages & Literatures
GEOG LS&A Geography Geography
GEOSCI LS&A Geological Sciences Geological Sciences
GERMAN LS&A German Germanic Languages & Literatures
GREEK LS&A Greek Classical Studies
GTBOOKS LS&A Great Books Great Books
HB Social Work Human Behavior Social Work
HBEHED Public Health Health Behavior & Health Education Health Behavior & Health Education
HISTART LS&A History of Art History of Art
HISTORY LS&A History History
HJCS LS&A Hebrew & Jewish Cultural Studies Near Eastern Studies
HMP Public Health Health Management & Policy Health Management & Policy
HONORS LS&A College Honors Honors Program
HUMGEN Medicine Human Genetics Human Genetics
IMMUNO Medicine Immunology Immunology
INSTHUM LS&A Institute for the Humanities Institute for the Humanities
IOE Engineering Industrial & Operations Engineering Industrial & Operations Engineering
ITALIAN LS&A Italian Romance Languages & Literatures
JAZZ Music Jazz & Improvisational Studies Music
JUDAIC LS&A Judaic Studies Judaic Studies
KINESLGY Kinesiology Kinesiology Kinesiology
LACS LS&A Latin American & Caribbean Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies
LATIN LS&A Latin Classical Studies
LAW Law Law Law
LHC Business Law, History, & Communication Law, History, & Communication
LHSP LS&A Lloyd Hall Scholars Lloyd Hall Scholars Program
LING LS&A Linguistics Linguistics
MACROMOL LS&A Macromolecular Science Macromolecular Science
MASSCOMM LS&A Mass Communication Communication Studies
MATH LS&A Mathematics Mathematics
MATSCIE Engineering Materials Science Engineering Materials Science Engineering
MCDB LS&A Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
MECHENG Engineering Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
MEDCARE Public Health
MEDCHEM Pharmacy Medicinal Chemistry Division Pharmacy
MEDILLUS Art & Design Medical & Biological Illustration Medical & Biological Illustration
MEMS LS&A Medieval & Early Modern Studies History
MENAS LS&A Middle Eastern & North African Studies Middle Eastern & North African Studies
MFG Engineering Manufacturing Manufacturing
MICRBIOL Medicine Microbiology Microbiology
MILSCI Military Officer Education Programs Military Science Military Officer Education Programs
MKT Business Administration Marketing Marketing
MODGREEK LS&A Modern Greek Classical Studies
MOVESCI Kinesiology Movement Science Kinesiology
MUSICOL Music Music History & Musicology Music
MUSMETH LS&A Museum Methods Museum Methods
MUSPRACT LS&A Museum Practice Museum Practice
NAVARCH Engineering Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Navel Architecture & Marine Engineering
NAVSCI Military Officer Education Programs Naval Science Military Officer Education Programs
NERS Engineering Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Science Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Science
NES LS&A General Near East Near Eastern Studies
NEUROSCI Medicine Neuroscience Neuroscience
NRE Natural Resources & Environment Natural Resources & Environment Natural Resources & Environment
NURS Nursing Nursing Nursing
OB Business Organization Behavior & Human Resource Management Organization Behavior & Human Resource Management
OM Business Operations Management Operations Management
ORGSTUDY LS&A Organizational Studies Interdisciplinary Program on Organizational Studies
PAT Music Performing Arts Technology Music
PATH Medicine Pathology Pathology
PHIL LS&A Philosophy Philosophy
PHRMACOL Medicine Pharmacology Pharmacology
PHYSED Kinesiology Physical Education Kinesiology
PHYSICS LS&A Physics Physics
PHYSIOL Medicine Physiology Physiology
PIANO Music Piano Music
POLISH LS&A Polish Slavic Languages & Literatures
POLSCI LS&A Political Science Political Science
POPSTD LS&A Population Studies Population Studies
PORTUG LS&A Portuguese Romance Languages & Literatures
PSYCH LS&A Psychology Psychology
PUBPOL Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy Public Policy Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
RACKHAM Rackham Graduate School Rackham Graduate School Rackham Graduate School
RCARTS LS&A RC Fine Arts Residential College
RCCORE LS&A RC Core Residential College
RCHUMS LS&A RC Humanities Residential College
RCIDIV LS&A RC Interdivisional Residential College
RCISCI LS&A RC Interdivisional Science Residential College
RCLANG LS&A RC Language Residential College
RCMATH LS&A RC Math Residential College
RCNSCI LS&A RC Natural Science Residential College
RCSSCI LS&A RC Social Science Residential College
REES LS&A Russian & East European Studies Russian & East European Studies
RELIGION LS&A Religion Religion, Studies in
ROMLANG LS&A Romance Language Teaching Methods Romance Languages & Literatures
ROMLING LS&A Romance Linguistics Romance Languages & Literatures
RUSSIAN LS&A Russian Slavic Languages & Literatures
SCAND LS&A Scandinavian Germanic Languages & Literatures
SERBOCRO LS&A Serbian & Croatian Slavic Languages & Literatures
SI Information Information Information
SLAVIC LS&A Slavic Linguistics, Literary Theory, Film, & Surveys Slavic Languages & Literatures
SMS Business Statistics & Management Science Statistics & Management Science
SOC LS&A Sociology Sociology
SPANISH LS&A Spanish Romance Languages & Literatures
SPTMGMTC Kinesiology Sports Management Kinesiology
STATS LS&A Statistics Statistics
STDABRD LS&A Study Abroad International Programs
SWC LS&A Sweetland Writing Center English Language & Literature
TCHNCLCM Engineering Technical Communication Technical Communication
THEORY Music Music Theory Music
THTREMUS Music Theatre & Drama Theatre & Drama
UC LS&A University Courses University Courses
UD A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Urban Design Urban Planning
UKRAINE LS&A Ukrainian Slavic Languages & Literatures
UMOVE Kinesiology UMove Kinesiology
UP A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning Urban Planning Urban Planning
WOMENSTD LS&A Women's Studies Women's Studies
YIDDISH LS&A Yiddish Germanic Languages & Literatures


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