Courses of Instruction

Introduction

See Course Descriptions for a list of the courses in the college’s curriculum. A list of subjects and their corresponding subject codes appears on this page. See Departmental Programs for descriptions of major and minor programs.

Course Numbering

Course numbers reflect the level of students for which the course is primarily designed and offered. Please see Registration Rules for a fuller explanation of the course numbering system.

001-099Non-credit; open to all levels.
100-199Introductory level; most appropriate for underclassmen.
200-299Intermediate level; most appropriate for sophomores and juniors.
300-399Advanced level; most appropriate for upperclassmen.
400-499Advanced independent or seminar courses; most appropriate for upper-class majors.

Credit Value

The number to the right of the title indicates the amount of credit the course carries.

  • Semester Hours (SH) count toward the 120 semester hours required for graduation.
  • No Credit indicates courses that carry no academic credit.

Requirement Codes

General education requirements are indicated to the far right of the course subject heading and number. An attribute code in brackets [ ], indicates a course that will fulfill one of the general education Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements (LADR) that became effective Fall 2011. An attribute code in angle brackets < > indicates the new General Education Mathematics (GEM) code effective Fall 2014. Please see the current Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements and the appropriate catalog for previous requirements.

Fees

When a course has a special fee (for laboratory materials, etc.), the fee is listed at the end of the course description. The fees are subject to change. Consult the course schedule for the fee in effect when a course is taught.

Prerequisites

If a course requires special preparation or background, the prerequisite will be listed in the course description. Any prerequisite may be waived at the discretion of the instructor. Students are encouraged to consult faculty directly to determine preparedness.

Schedule of Courses

Most courses are taught at least once a year. Others are offered in alternate years. Some are offered only upon sufficient demand, by independent contract, or on off-campus programs. 

A course schedule for the current term is available online or can be viewed on the bulletin board outside the Registrar’s Office. A tentative course schedule for the following term is also available.

The college reserves the right to add, remove, or modify the courses in its curriculum.

Subject Headings and Subject Codes

Subject Headings Subject Codes
Art: Art HistoryARTH
Art: Studio ArtARTS
Biology and Natural ResourcesBNR
Business AdministrationBUAD
CareersCAR
ChemistryCHEM
Computer ScienceCSCI
DanceDANC
Earth ScienceERTH
EconomicsECON
Educational StudiesEDST
Engineering ScienceENGR
EnglishENGL
FrenchFREN
General EducationGEN
GermanGER
Global StudiesGLBS
HistoryHIST
Languages and CulturesLANG
Mass CommunicationMCOM
MathematicsMATH
MusicMUS
PhilosophyPHIL
Physical Education: Academic CoursesPHED
Physical Education: Activity CoursesPE
Physical Education: Varsity SportsPVAR
PhysicsPHYS
Political Science POLS
ReligionREL
RussianRUSS
ScienceSCI
Sociology and AnthropologySOAN
SpanishSPAN
Special StudiesSPST
Sports ManagementSMGT
SustainabilitySUS
TheatreTHEA
Women's and Gender StudiesWOM
World LiteratureWLIT
WritingWRIT