Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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Key to Course Listings

Numbers Preceding Course Titles

The course prefix is a three-letter designator for an academic discipline, subject matter, or sub-category of knowledge. Please see the list of abbreviations at the end of this page.

The first digit represents the level of the course: 1 for Freshman, 2 for Sophomore, 3 for Junior, 4 for Senior, 5 for the Fifth year in Engineering and Pharmacy, 6 for the Sixth year in Pharmacy, and 7 or 8 for the Graduate level.

The next two digits represent the sequence number of the course.

Numbers Following Course Titles

In course descriptions, course titles are followed by a numbering system that provides further information, as follows:

  • the first number indicates lecture and discussion hours given each week,
  • the second number indicates laboratory hours per week, and
  • the third number indicates credit hours counted toward graduation upon completion of the course.

Example: BIO806 Research Methods II [1-6, 3 cr.]

The course above entails one hour of class discussion and six hours of laboratory work per week. Upon completion, the course adds three credits to the student’s record.

Subject Abbreviations

Abbr. Discipline
ACC Accounting
ACM Applied and Computational Mathematics
ACT Actuarial Science
ARA Arabic
ARC Architecture
ART Fine Arts
AST Astronomy
BCH Biochemistry
BIF Bioinformatics
BIO Biology
BUS Business
CAR Conflict Analysis & Resolution
CHM Chemistry
CHN Chinese
CIE Civil Engineering
CLT Comparative Literature
COE Computer Engineering
COM Communication Arts
CSC Computer Science
CST Cultural Studies
DEB Debate
DES Interior Design
ECO Economics
EDU Education
ELE Electrical Engineering
ENG English
ENV Environmental Science
ETH Ethics
FAS Fashion Design
FEM Family & Entrepreneurial Management
FIN Finance
FND Foundation Studies
GER German
GNE General Engineering
GRA Graphic Design (BS)
GRDE Graphic Design (BFA)
HEB Hebrew
HLT Health
HOM Hospitality Management
HRM Human Resources Management
HST History
IAA Islamic Art & Architecture
IBS International Business
IGS Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
IMS Medicine
INA International Affairs
INE Industrial Engineering
ITA Italian
ITM Information Technology Management
JSC Multimedia Journalism
LAT Latin
LEG Legal Studies
MCE Mechatronics
MEE Mechanical Engineering
MGT Management
MIG Migration Studies
MKT Marketing
MTH Mathematics
MUS Music
NUR Nursing
NUT Nutrition
OPM Operation & Production Management
PED Physical Education
PFA Performing Arts
PHA Pharmacy
PHL Philosophy
PHO Photography
PHY Physics
PJE Peace & Justice Education
POL Political Science
PRGR Pro-Green Technology
PSY Psychology
PTE Petroleum Engineering
QBA Quantitative Business Analysis
REL Religion
RUS Russian
SAR Special Arabic
SOC Sociology
SPA Spanish
STA Statistics
SWO Social Work
TRA Translation
WOS Women Studies
WRK Workshop (Honors Program)