Introduction to Course Offerings
Course Credit

All courses listed in this catalog are three-credit-hour courses unless noted otherwise following the course title. Credit hours are equivalent to semester hours.

Course Numbering

Courses are numbered on the following basis:

Introductory courses normally taken by freshmen and sophomores.

Directed study/independent study at the beginning/intermediate level.

Intermediate courses with or without prerequisites normally taken by sophomores and juniors.

Advanced courses normally offered on a regular basis, often with specified prerequisites (courses, class standing, or special permission) normally taken by juniors and seniors. Students may be admitted to advanced courses if they have met the prerequisite or have the approval of the instructor.

Directed study/independent study/research participation at the advanced level.

Advanced courses, often special topics not offered regularly, with or without prerequisites.

Advanced seminars, usually open only to majors in the program, typically taken in the senior year.

Special topics courses offered in 1998-99, 1999-00, and 2000-01 are listed in this catalog.

Individual Study Courses

Courses numbered 400, 401 and 402 are courses organized for individual study in one of the following three manners:

400 Directed Study
An individualized course in a special topic in which the student meets regularly with a faculty member to receive instruction.

401 Independent Study
An individualized course or project in which the student proceeds immediately in his or her study, meeting with a faculty member (a limited number of times) to report progress and to receive suggestions.

402 Research Participation
An individualized course in which the student conducts research in an area which is part of a faculty member’s own area of research interest and competence.

Registration in individual study courses requires program committee approval and permission of the associate dean of the college. Normally, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher to register for individual study.

Internship Credit
Internship credit is recorded as INT 400. Internships constitute a supervised program of work and study under the leadership of a faculty sponsor and an on-site supervisor in the workplace. Academic credit can be awarded only when a substantive academic component can be demonstrated. Normally, an internship can carry a maximum of three hours credit and is graded on a Pass-No Credit basis. Internship credit cannot be used to fulfill requirements of a major or minor. A maximum of six hours of internship credit may be applied toward the total number of hours required for graduation. Registration for internship credit requires an approved internship contract (available from the Career Services Office).

Academic Program Abbreviations

Disciplinary program abbreviations used throughout the course descriptions are as follows:

AES Aerospace Studies HUM Humanities
AMS Army Military Studies INR International Relations
ANT Anthropology INS Integrative Studies
ART Art INT Internships
BMB Biochemistry and Molecular Biology IST International Studies
BIO Biology JPN Japanese
CHE Chemistry LIT Literature
CHP Chemical Physics MAT Mathematics
CLA Classical Studies MUS Music
CSC Computer Science NSC Natural Science
DRA Dramatic Arts PEC Political Economy
ECO Economics PHI Philosophy
EDU Education PHY Physics
ENG English PSY Psychology
FRE French PYB Psychobiology
FRS Freshman Studies REL Religion
GOV Government GER German Studies
GRK Greek SOC Sociology
HHP Health and Human Performance SPA Spanish
HIS History

Note: The College reserves the right to change degree requirements, major/minor requirements, and course offerings, and to cancel any course not elected by a sufficient number of students at the time offered.

Note: All academic program committee members listed in Major/Minor Programs are for 2001-2002. There are student members on all major program committees.

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