Course Designations

Course Numbering

200-level courses assume some prior experience in the subject area and may have prerequisites.
300-level courses are designed for juniors and seniors. They are more advanced than 200-level courses, have prerequisites, and require a research component.
400-level courses are designed primarily for seniors.
Subject Prefixes

AH    Art History   IDS     Interdisciplinary Studies
AN   Anthropology   IN    Internship
BI   Biology   IR    Independent Research
CC   College Composition   LS    Liberal Studies
CH   Chemistry   MA    Mathematics
CHC   Community Healthcare   MK    Marketing
CO   Communication   MN    Management
CS   Computer Studies   MU    Music
DA   Dance   PH    Philosophy
EC   Economics   PHY    Physics
ECE   Early Childhood Education   PS    Political Science
ED   Education   PY    Psychology
EN   English: Literature and Writing   RE    Religion
EXL   Experiential Learning   SO    Sociology
ESW & ESR   English as a Second Language   SP    Spanish
FN   Finance   SPS    Social and Political Systems
FR   French   TA    Teaching Assistant
HI   History   TH    Theatre
HS   Honors Seminar   VA    Visual Arts
HU   Humanities   WS    Women's Studies

100-level courses are introductory and assume little or no previous knowledge in the subject area.

Courses numbered 295 are exploratory internships. Courses numbered 495 are senior internships in a major field of study.

For first-year students and sophomores, the Directed Study Project carries a 299 number; 499 is reserved for juniors and seniors in a major. For all groups, the prefix letters (AN, EN, PY, VA, etc.) will depend on the field in which the topic falls.