Jul 13, 2020  
2019-20 Catalog 
    
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Course Information


Undergraduate Course Numbers

000-099 Precollegiate. These courses do not carry college level credit.
100-199 Freshman level. These courses are open to all students without restriction, if no other prerequisite is listed.
200-299 Sophomore level. The basic prerequisite for these courses is “sophomore standing” which means that you have already earned 29 college credits. Also meet any other prerequisites that are listed.
300-399 Junior level. The basic prerequisite for these courses is “junior standing” which means you have already earned 59 college credits. Also meet any other prerequisites that are listed.
400-499 Senior level. The basic prerequisite for these courses is “senior standing” which means you have already earned 89 college credits. Also meet any other prerequisites that are listed.

Prerequisites

If you register for any class when you do not have the required class standing and/or haven’t met the stated prerequisites, the department may, at its discretion in the first eight days of the semester, require you to drop that class. However, if you are permitted to continue, you must realize that you accept full responsibility for the grade you earn in that class.

Forty Credit Rule

To receive a bachelor’s degree, you must earn at least 40 credits in courses numbered 300-499.

Graduate Courses

Courses numbered 300/500-399/599 and 400/600-499/699 are offered at two levels. You may take them at the 300- or 400-level for undergraduate credit or at the 500- or 600-level for graduate credit. Realize that only graduate students may enroll for graduate credit. Courses numbered 700-999 are offered only at the graduate level.

Pass/Fail Courses

You can register for some or certain sections of courses on a “Pass/Fail” basis. For information on which courses are offered pass-fail, go to the Office of the Registrar homepage  and then click on “Class Search.” The link for Pass/Fail Grading is on the top of that page. See the section in the catalog titled Pass/Fail Grading  for all the regulations pertaining to pass/fail grading.

Abbreviations

The following abbreviations appear in the course descriptions.

CIS Computer Information Systems
cr credit
lab laboratory

Individual departments may have additional abbreviations.

GEP Abbreviations

These abbreviations appear at the end of course descriptions for courses that meet one or more of the General Education Program requirements.

GEP General Education Program
ART Arts
ER Environmental Responsibility
XL Experiential Learning
FYS First Year Seminar
GA Global Awareness
HP Historical Perspectives
HU Humanities
IS Interdisciplinary Studies
NSC Natural Sciences
OC Oral Communication
QL Quantitative Literacy
SS Social Sciences
USD U.S. Diversity
WLN Wellness
WC Written Communication

For a list of curriculum abbreviations, please go to the Office of the Registrar’s website.

For information on past General Degree Requirements, please refer to the 2011-13 Catalog.