Numbering System and Symbols

Guide to course numbers:

Symbol Definition
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:

Symbol Definition
“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 September—October
“e” a half-credit course given November—December
“f” a half-credit course given throughout the first semester
“g” a half-credit course given February—March
“h” a half-credit course given 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 for courses:

For students who enter Fall 2018 and after,

Symbol Definition
A fulfills Meaning, Interpretation and Creative Expression domain
B fulfills Analysis of the Social World domain
C fulfills Physical and Natural Processes domain
QU fulfills Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning domain

For students who entered before Fall 2018,

Symbol Definition
SO fulfills a Social Science requirement
NA fulfills a Natural Science requirement
HU fulfills a Humanities requirement
QU fulfills the Quantitative requirement