See Graduate Catalog for graduate course and program descriptions.
Courses with numbers in the 100 and 200 series are primarily for freshmen and sophomores; those in the 300 and 400 series, which normally should carry a prerequisite, are primarily for juniors and seniors. Courses in the 500 series and many in the 600 series are “slash” courses; they are graduate courses with a companion number in the 300 or 400 series and are open at that level to upper division undergraduates who have earned at least 60 credits. The university is in the process of converting to a single level of slash course numbers wherever possible; therefore, there is variation in the configuration — 300/500, 400/500, 400/600. All courses with numbers in the 700 series and some in the 600 series are for graduate students only.
Undergraduate students must earn at least 40 credits in the 300 and 400 numbered courses. For senior college credit requirements, see p. 53 under “Requirements for Graduation.”
Course prerequisites, listed in the course description, indicate the academic preparation required for successful completion of the course. Occasionally students may have sufficient knowledge to enter courses without the formal prerequisites. In these circumstances, students may ask instructors for consent to enroll; all instructors retain the right to admit any student to their classes, subject to departmental policy. Students who do not meet the stated prerequisite(s) or the required class standing must obtain permission in writing to enroll in a class. Students will not receive credit for courses for which they do not have the appropriate class standing or specified prerequisites, or written permission to override the requirements.
A statement of major and minor course requirements for various curriculums precedes the list of courses offered in each department and/or program, with a few exceptions. Information about curriculum requirements is also included in the appropriate school or college section of the catalog beginning on p. 57. In addition to major and minor course requirements, students must also meet General Education requirements, core, and general graduation requirements.
A course marked “repeatable for credit” may be repeated only once unless otherwise specified.
Many course descriptions list the semester/year during which a course is normally offered. This serves as a guide; however, actual offerings may vary depending on staffing levels and enrollment demands.
The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (UCC) is the curriculum review faculty body for all academic programs on the baccalaureate level. Membership of this committee consists of twelve faculty, with proportional representation by college, and four students. The provost, registrar, librarian and the dean of each college serve as administrative consultants.
This catalog is a record of undergraduate programs, courses, policies, staff and facilities as of April 1, 2003.
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