Course Numbering System

The system of course numbers is arranged to indicate the level of instruction.

The first figure in each number designates the group to which a course belongs:


Courses open primarily to freshmen


Courses open primarily to sophomores           


Courses open primarily to juniors


Courses open primarily to seniors


Courses open only to graduate students

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From time to time courses may be added or dropped from a curriculum. All courses listed in this catalog cannot be offered each semester. Some departments indicate which semester the course is normally offered. While the departments will attempt to follow the guidelines established for periods of course offerings, there is no guarantee the course will be offered during the semester indicated. Furthermore, students cannot be guaranteed placement in a course offered during a particular semester.