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Undergraduate Record 2005-2006 
Undergraduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

How to Read Course Listings

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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



100-299   Lower level undergraduate: introductory and survey courses.

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.

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


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 these designations is given below, together with the area for which each stands and the school in which the course is taught.

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
BULG   Bulgarian
CCFA   Common Course - Humanities
CCSC   Common Course - Sciences
CCSS   Common Course - Social Sciences
CHEM   Chemistry
CHIN   Chinese
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 Seminar in Literature
ENMC   Modern and Contemporary Literature
ENMD   Medieval Literature
ENNC   Nineteenth-Century British Literature
ENPW   Poetry Writing
ENRN   Renaissance Literature
ENSP   Special Topic 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
FRTR   French in Translation
GERM   German
GETR   German in Translation
GREE   Greek
HBIO   Human Biology
HEBR   Hebrew
HIAF   African 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
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
MUSI   Music
NESC   Neuroscience
NRES   Undergraduate Non-Resident
PERS   Persian
PETR   Persian in Translation
PHIL   Philosophy
PHYE   Physical Education
PHYS   Physics
PLAD   Politics Departmental Seminar
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   African Religions
RELB   Buddhism
RELC   Christianity
RELG   General
RELH   Hinduism
RELI   Islam
RELJ   Judaism
RELS   Special Topic in Religion
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
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
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
COMM   Commerce
NRES   Undergraduate Non-Resident
USEM   University Seminar
School of Continuing and Professional Studies
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
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
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
NRES   Undergraduate Non-Resident
NUCO   Nursing Core
NUIP   Nursing Interprofessional
NURS   Nursing
USEM   University Seminar
Reserve Office Training Program
AIRS   Air Science
MISC   Military Science
NASC   Naval Science

Guide to Reading Course Descriptions



BIOL 301 - (3) (Y)
Cell Physiology

Prerequisite: 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.

(3) - number of credits that will be earned upon successful completion of the course. Where courses are dually numbered (101, 102), 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.

Prerequisite: 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.