93-94 LS&A Bulletin

Chapter VI: Departments, Programs, And Courses

This chapter lists and describes LS&A departments, programs, and courses. The LS&A Course Guide, published by LS&A Checkpoint each Fall and Winter Term, contains course descriptions written by instructors of courses to be offered in the subsequent term. A Spring & Summer Course Guide is also published. Inquiries about course descriptions should be directed to LS&A Checkpoint by calling POINT-10 (764-6810).

A Time Schedule listing courses offered is published by the University Scheduling Office prior to each term. LS&A Checkpoint maintains an updated copy of the Time Schedule for LS&A courses on bulletin boards outside the LS&A Academic Advising Office. Students register and make course schedule changes through the CRISP system. CRISP (Computer Registration Involving Student Participation) is a University-wide, computer-assisted registration system. LS&A Checkpoint posts lists of courses or sections of courses that have reached or are near their maximum enrollment outside 1419 Mason Hall. Identical or updated information is available by calling POINT-10 (764-6810).

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. One credit usually represents three hours of work each week of the term.

This chapter contains additions, deletions, and modifications to the College curriculum approved through early April. Subsequent changes in academic policy and procedures, new academic opportunities, and specific registration procedures are summarized in the LS&A Checkpoint Newsletters distributed to the College community in early September, November, January, and March.

Key to Course Listings

Course numbers are part of a University-wide numbering system. Generally, courses numbered 100 to 199 are introductory, 200-299 are intermediate, and 300-599 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 division unchanged, only the previous course number is given; if the division has also changed, the previous division 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.

Excluded combinations of course elections are so 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 a full term. Many departments and programs have a policy of offering courses for reduced credit during a half-term. A statement of the policy is included in the information preceding the course listings.

Instructors may be indicated when a faculty member regularly teaches the course.

The Pattern I 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), not excluded (N.Excl), language other than English (LR), (Introductory Composition), or excluded (Excl).

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

Experiential, Independent Study, and Tutorial courses are so 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 Office of Academic Actions 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.