This chapter lists and describes LS&A departments, programs, and
courses. The LS&A Course Guide, published by the Office
of Student Data and Publications 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 the Office of Student Data
and Publications by calling POINT-10 (764-6810).
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 Touch-Tone Registration system, a University-wide,
telephone-assisted registration system. The Office of Student Data and Publications
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 class 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 Office of Student Data and Publications
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.
* 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
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
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 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).
Courses fulfilling certain college requirements are so listed.
(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 fulfilling the Race
and 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 in the introductory pages of the LS&A Course Guides.
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
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 Academic Standards Board to repeat
a course for credit. Generally, a course may be elected for credit once
Laboratory or other special fees are indicated when known, but are
subject to change without notice.