Numbering System & Symbols

  • 001-009 elementary courses.
  • 100-199 first-year and introductory courses.
  • 200-299 second-year courses.
  • 300-399 advanced courses.
  • 400-499 special categories of work (e.g., 480 for independent study courses).

The following letters (following a number) indicate:

  • "a": a one-credit course given in the Fall Semester.
  • "b": a one-credit course given in the Spring Semester.
  • "c": a one-credit course given throughout the year.
  • "d": a half-credit course given during September–October.
  • "e": a half-credit course given during November–December.
  • "f": a half-credit course given throughout the first semester.
  • "g": a half-credit course given during February–March.
  • "h": a half-credit course given during April–May.
  • "i": a half-credit course given throughout the second semester.
  • "j": 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, students may take one semester of such a course for credit, but only with permission of the chairperson of the department concerned.

The following designations refer to the distribution system:

  • SO: fulfills a Social Science requirement
  • NA: fulfills a Natural Science requirement
  • HU: fulfills a Humanities requirement
  • QU: fulfills the Quantitative requirement