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    University of Virginia
  Feb 18, 2018
Graduate Record 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

How to Read Course Listings

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 that have been approved by the faculty are eligible for academic credit. The following information introduces components of the course descriptions listed in each school’s section.

Course Numbering System

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Non-credit, non-degree: courses, offered primarily by Continuing and Professional Studies, that do not apply to a degree program.

1000-1999   Lower-level introductory undergraduate courses. Generally, there are no prerequisites. 
2000-2999   Lower-level intermediate undergraduate courses. May have prerequisites. 
3000-3999   Upper-level intermediate undergraduate courses. Likely have prerequisites or require instructor permission. 
4000-4999   Upper-level advanced undergraduate courses. Usually have prerequisites or require instructor permission. 
5000-5999   Introductory-level graduate courses. 
6000-7999   Intermediate-level graduate and professional courses.
8000-9999   Advanced-level graduate and professional courses.

Special Numbering The numbers 990-999 in each thousand series from (e.g., 2990, 4993) are designated for special usage as follows:

  • _900 Honors Courses
  • _991 Capstone Courses
  • _993 Independent Study
  • _995 Research courses
  • _998 not used except for 4998, 8998, and 9998 (8998 and 9998 are research-rate courses for the graduate programs)
    • 4998 Undergraduate Thesis
    • 8998 Thesis Research (before advisor selected)
    • 9998 Dissertation Research (before advisor selected)
  • _999  not used except for 4999, 8999, and 9999 (8999 and 9999 are research-rate courses for the graduate programs):
    • 4999 Undergraduate Thesis
    • 8999 Thesis Research (after advisor selected)
    • 9999 Dissertation Research (after advisor selected)

Descriptions of courses numbered below 5000 are listed in the Undergraduate Record.

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