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Graduate Record 2005-2006 
Graduate 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 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




Lower level undergraduate: introductory and survey courses.

300-499   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.
700-899   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

Descriptions of courses numbered below 600 are listed in the Undergraduate 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.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
AMEL   Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
AMTR   Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in Translation
ANTH   Anthropology
ARAB   Arabic
ARTH   Art History
ARTR   Arabic Literature in Translation
ARTS   Studio Art
ASTR   Astronomy
BIMS   Biomedical Sciences
BIOC   Biochemistry
BIOE   Bioethics
BIOL   Biology
BIOP   Biophysics
CELL   Cell Biology
CHEM   Chemistry
CHIN   Chinese
CLAS   Classics
DRAM   Drama
ECON   Economics
ENAM   American Literature to 1900
ENCR   Criticism
ENEC   Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
ENGL   Miscellaneous English
ENGN   Genre Studies
ENLS   Language Study
ENMC   Modern and Contemporary Literature
ENMD   Medieval Literature
ENNC   Nineteenth-Century British Literature
ENPG   Pedagogy
ENRN   Renaissance Literature
ENSP   Special Topic in Literature
ENWR   Academic, Professional, and Creative Writing
EVAT   Atmosphere
EVEC   Ecology
EVGE   Environmental Geology
EVHY   Hydrosphere
EVSC   Environmental Science
FREN   French
GERM   German
GETR   German in Translation
GREE   Greek
GSAS   Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
HES   Health Evaluation Sciences
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
ITAL   Italian
ITTR   Italian in Translation
JAPN   Japanese
JPTR   Japanese in Translation
LATI   Latin
LING   Linguistics
LNGS   General Linguistics
MATH   Mathematics
MICR   Microbiology
MUSI   Music
NESC   Neuroscience
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident
PERS   Persian
PETR   Persian in Translation
PHAR   Pharmacology
PHIL   Philosophy
PHY   Physiology
PHYS   Physics
PLAD   Politics Departmental Seminars
PLAP   American Politics
PLCP   Comparative Politics
PLIR   International Relations
PLPT   Political Theory
POL   Polish
PSYC   Psychology
RELB   Buddhism
RELC   Christianity
RELG   General
RELH   Hinduism
RELI   Islam
RELJ   Judaism
RELS   Special Topic in Religion
RUSS   Russian
SANS   Sanskrit
SLAV   Slavic
SOC   Sociology
SPAN   Spanish
STAT   Statistics
SWAG   Studies in Women and Gender
URDU   Urdu
Graduate School of Architecture
AR H   Architectural History
ARCH   Architecture
L AR   Landscape Architecture
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident
PLAC   Urban and Environmental Planning
PLAN   Urban and Environmental Planning
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
GBUS   Graduate Business Administration
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident
Graduate School of Commerce
GCOM   Graduate Commerce
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident
Curry Graduate School of Education
EDHS   Human Services (clinical psychology, communication disorders, counselor education, health and physical education)
EDIS   Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
EDLF   Education Leadership, Foundations, and Policy
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Science
AM   Applied Mechanics
APMA   Applied Mathematics
BIOM   Biomedical Engineering
CE   Civil Engineering
CS   Computer Science
CHE   Chemical Engineering
ECE   Electrical and Computer Engineering
EP   Engineering Physics
ENGR   Engineering
MAE   Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MSE   Materials Science and Engineering
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident
STS   Science, Technology, and Society
SYS   Systems and Information Engineering
School of Law
LAW   Law
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident
School of Medicine
MED   Medicine
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident
Graduate School of Nursing
GCNL   Clinical Nurse Leader
GNUR   Graduate Nursing
NRGA   Graduate Non-Resident

Guide to Reading Course Descriptions



BIOL 701 - (3) (Y)
Cell Physiology

Prerequisite: BIOL 501.
Studies cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, and cellular specializations.

Explanation of example:

BIOL 701 - 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 (701, 702), the number of credits represents the number of credits for each section of the courses, e.g., three credits for 701 and three credits for 702.

(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 501. - 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 501 or 503 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 501, 503, or equivalent). Corequisite means that concurrent enrollment in the course or courses designated and the course or courses described is required.

Studies cell structure and function, metabolism, membranes and transport, and cellular specializations. - course description.