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Each academic discipline has an of ficial course abbreviation that appears on grade reports and transcripts, in the course listings in this schedule, and in the catalog. These abbreviations are listed below, arranged alphabetically by the full names of the disciplines.


Accounting ACCT   Latin LATN
Adult and Continuing Education EDAC Latin American Studies LAS
American Studies AMER Liberal Studies LBS
Anthropology ANTH Library Science LIBR
Art ART Management MGMT
Arts and Letters AL Marketing MKT
Asian-American and Pacific American Studies AAPS Mass Communication MSCM
Astronomy ASTR Mathematics MATH
Athletics ATHL Mechanical Engineering ME
Biology BIOL Microbiology MICR
Broadcasting BCST Modern Languages ML
Business Administration
Chemistry CHEM Natural and Social Sciences NSS
Chicano Studies CHS Nursing NURS
Child and Family Studies CHDV Nutritional Science NTRS
Chinese CHIN Office Systems and Business Education OSBE
Civil Engineering CE Pan-African Studies PAS
Classics CLAS Philosophy PHIL
Communication Disorders COMD Physics PHYS
Communication Studies COMS Physical Education PE
Computer Information Systems CIS Physical Science PSCI
Computer Science CS Political Science POLS
Counseling COUN Portuguese PORT
Criminal Justice CRIM Psychology PSY
Curriculum and Instruction EDCI Religious Studies RELS
Dance DANC Russian RUSS
Economics ECON Secondary Education EDSE
Education (interdivisional) EDUC Social Science SOCS
Educational Administration EDAD Social Work SW
Educational Foundations EDFN Sociology SOC
Electrical Engineering EE Spanish SPAN
Elementary Education EDEL Special Education EDSP
Engineering (interdepartmental) ENGR Speech Communication SPCH
English ENGL Technology TECH
Finance FIN Theatre Arts TA
Foreign Language Cooperative Program FLCP Traffic and Safety Education TSE
French FREN Theatre Arts and Dance TAD
Geography GEOG University UNIV
Geology GEOL Urban Analysis URBA
German GERM Women's Studies WOMN
Health and Human Services HHS Youth Agency Administration YAA
Health Science HS    
Higher Education EDHI    
History HIST    
Instructional Technology EDIT    
Italian ITAL    
Japanese JAPN    
Journalism JOUR    


Course Numbering System

Undergraduate, graduate, and noncredit courses are numbered as shown below.


000-099 Subcollegiate courses (no credit toward academic degrees).
100-299 Lower division courses (freshman and sophomore level).
300-399 Upper division courses (junior and senior level) that yield no graduate credit.
400-499 Upper division courses (junior and senior level) that may yield credit toward graduate degrees.
500-599 Graduate courses for graduate students only.
600-699 Doctoral courses open only to students in Ph.D. program in Special Education.
900-999 Noncredit courses open to graduate students only (no credit toward degrees).


Course Suffixes

Many courses have letter suffixes that appear right after the number. Although some indicate special uses of the course within a particular department or division, others are standard through the campus.


A,B,C,D,E A course sequence in which A must be taken before B, B before C, etc., unless catalog descriptions indicate otherwise.
L Lecture.
M Open only to students in M.F.A. degree program in Art.
N Upper division course intended for students not majoring in that discipline; usually has different kinds of prerequisites; student in major may not count course in major program, but may include it as an elective outside the major.
P Practicum, laboratory, or activity.
R Open only to conditionally classified graduate students.


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