Undergraduate Course Directory

The following directory lists the undergraduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Students may ordinarily determine when courses are to be offered by consulting the Student Administration System’s search feature.

Numbering system

Students are referred to the condensed curricula of the several colleges for information concerning the semester and year in which required courses should be taken. Courses numbered 0000-0999 are courses in the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture; baccalaureate students may not register for these courses. Courses numbered 1000-1999 are introductory courses, usually with no prerequisites, primarily for freshmen and sophomores; courses numbered 2000-2999 usually have no more than one prerequisite and are primarily intended for sophomores; courses numbered 3000-3999 are advanced undergraduate courses primarily intended for juniors and seniors; courses numbered 4000-4999 are advanced undergraduate courses primarily intended for seniors. Courses numbered 5000 and above are for graduate students and appear in the Graduate School Catalog or as School of Pharmacy courses that are available to Doctor of Pharmacy majors listed in the Undergraduate Catalog. University regulations allow undergraduates to take courses at the 5000’s level only if they have a cumulative grade point average of 2.6 or above and if they are in the seventh or eighth semester of University standing; individual schools and colleges may have more stringent requirements which students must meet. Exceptions can be made only by the instructor and the dean of the school or college in which the student is registered.

Courses carrying hyphenated numbers are full year courses extending over the two semesters. The first semester of such courses is always a prerequisite to the second, but the student may receive full credit for the first semester without continuing with the second.

The University’s course numbering system changed with the 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog. If a course was formerly given under another number, the course cannot be taken for credit by students who have received credit for it under the old number.

Skill codes

W and Q skill code designations and combinations of these have been added to courses where applicable. Students may find a comprehensive explanation of W and Q skill codes on the General Education Requirements page.

Note: The same 4-digit numerics are not repeatable, i.e. 1107, 1107W. Skill code versions of courses share the same attributes of the non-skill versions regarding credit restrictions.

Content Areas

Content area designations (CA 1-4) have been added to course descriptions to identify those that meet General Education content requirements. Content Areas 1 through 4 are defined on the General Education Requirements page.

Course hours

Classes meet for the equivalent of three 50-minute periods, unless otherwise specified. Information about the specific times that a course will meet may be obtained through the Student Administration System’s search feature before the opening of each semester.

Refer to Academic Regulations for further information regarding registration for courses.

Course fees

Extra fees may be applied to courses. Those costs may be found in the descriptions of courses listed throughout this section of the Catalog. The fees serve as a guide, but are subject to change.

Semester offered

Information about when a course is typically offered can be found by using the “Browse Course Catalog” feature in the Student Administration System. This does not represent a guarantee that the course will be offered in a specific semester. It is only an indication of when the offering is most likely. The Class Search feature in the Student Administration System shows exactly when courses are scheduled.

Course descriptions