|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.
Courses are numbered on the following basis:
Introductory courses normally taken by freshmen and sophomores.
Directed study/independent study at the beginning/intermediate
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 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.
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
402 Research Participation
An individualized course in which the student conducts research
in an area which is part of a faculty members 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 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:
||Army Military Studies
||Health and Human Perforamnce
||Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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
Note: All academic program committee members listed in
Major/Minor Programs are for 2007-2008. There are student members
on all major program committees.