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Haverford College

Course Catalog

Numbering System

  • 001-009 indicate elementary courses.
  • 100-199 indicate first-year and introductory courses.
  • 200-299 indicate second-year courses.
  • 300-399 indicate advanced courses.
  • 400-499 indicate special categories of work (e.g., 480 for independent study courses).
  • The letter "a" following a number indicates a one-credit course given in the first semester.
  • The letter "b" following a number indicates a one-credit course given in the second semester.
  • The letter "c" following a number indicates a one-credit course given two hours a week throughout the year.
  • The letter "d" following a number indicates a half-credit course given during September-October.
  • The letter "e" following a number indicates a half-credit course given during November-December.
  • The letter "f" following a number indicates a half-credit course given throughout the first semester.
  • The letter "g" following a number indicates a half-credit course given during February-March.
  • The letter "h" following a number indicates a half-credit course given during April-May.
  • The letter "i" following a number indicates a half-credit course given throughout the second semester.
  • The letter "j" following a number indicates a half-credit course given throughout the year.

Full-year courses (two credits) carry a numerical designation only. They must be carried through two semesters. In some cases, one semester of such a course may be taken with credit, but only with permission of the chairperson of the department concerned.

The following designations refer to the distribution system:

SO – Course which fulfills a social science requirement
NA – Course which fulfills a natural science requirement
HU – Course which fulfills a humanities requirement
QU – Course which fulfills the quantitative requirementCourse which fulfills the quantitative requirement