Academics

Terms and Abbreviations in Course Descriptions

Numbering
Courses are numbered according to level of difficulty based upon prior preparation and knowledge expected. The 100-level courses require the least in the way of prior preparation, whereas 300- and 400-level courses require the most.
Credit
All offerings carry a specified credit load. One unit of credit is considered the equivalent of 750 instructional minutes per semester.
Prerequisite
These are listed at the end of the course description where applicable. Waiver of the prerequisite can be given only by the instructor in charge of the course.
Internships and Independent Studies
These courses are offered at the 300 and 400 levels and should be arranged with the instructor and the internship coordinator.