University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 04, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Course Numbering System

The assigned letter or number following the departmental designation indicates the appropriate level of instruction for each course:

  • A, B, C, etc. special noncredit courses.
  • 1-99 nonbaccalaureate-level courses.
  • 100-199 freshman courses.
  • 200-299 sophomore courses.
  • 300-399 junior courses.
  • 400-499 senior courses.
  • 500-599 post baccalaureate.
  • 600-699 graduate courses. (Some are dual-listed with 400-level courses having a graduate component.)
  • 700-799 graduate courses.

NOTE: Each student is personally responsible for registration in the correct course number and class level as approved by the faculty advisor.


An interpretation of the symbols which appear in the course descriptions follows:

a, b, c, etc. indicate successive terms of the same course which may be repeated for credit.

(3+0), (1+6), etc . show the number of 50-minute class periods of lecture (or recitation or discussion) plus the total number of periods of laboratory (or workshop or studio) per week. The number of class periods is not necessarily the same as the number of times the class meets. Thus (3+0) means the course meets for three periods of lecture per week and does not have any laboratory periods. Likewise, (1+6) means the course meets for one period of lecture and six periods of laboratory per week; the laboratory may meet twice a week for three periods each or three times a week for two periods each. For more specific information about a particular course, the student should consult the schedule of classes.

1, 2, etc. credits which appear after the parenthesis indicate the number of credits the course carries each semester.

S/U means the course is graded Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory only.

R, S (following the course number and a space), e.g., CEE 293 R , indicates a course number that has been reused due to the system-wide implementation of common course numbering.