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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Resources for Students



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The Library, Museums and Press (the Library) provide access to electronic resources 24 hours a day via library.udel.edu. Library users may visit the hours website or call 302-831-BOOK(2665) for Library hours.

The Library homepage is the place to begin using the Library online. It provides links to information and resources, including access to:

  • DELCAT Discovery, the online catalog to help you find materials;
  • licensed databases, 76,000+ electronic journals and newspapers (many full text) that you may download and print;
  • 440,000+ electronic books;
  • subject-specific Research Guides;
  • finding aids for Special Collections; and
  • many other types of information and services.

Using DELCAT Discovery, you may limit searches to only those items physically held by the Library or a search can be done of the entire WorldCat database that encompasses over 380 million bibliographic records in libraries throughout the world.

The Library provides an Article DELivery Service, which sends electronic copies of articles and book chapters from materials available in the Library print and microform collections to University of Delaware faculty, students and staff.  Items not held by the Library can be requested from other libraries via interlibrary loan.

The most valuable resource at the Library is the staff. Please ask staff at any service desk if you have questions about the Library or to help you find Library resources.

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The University of Delaware Library includes the Hugh M. Morris Library, the main library; the branch libraries in Newark: the Chemistry Library and the Physics Library; and the Marine Studies Library, located in Lewes, Delaware. During the academic year, exhibitions can be viewed in four campus venues: the Special Collections Gallery in Morris Library, Old College Gallery, Mechanical Hall Gallery and the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall. All exhibitions and accompanying programs are offered to the UD community and general public without charge.

The University of Delaware Library is a depository library for U.S. government publications; a patent depository for U.S. patents; and a repository for state of Delaware publications.

The Library has an Institutional Repository, “UDSpace,” which uses open source software to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute the intellectual output of the University of Delaware community in digital form.

The Morris Library provides seating for 1,500+ people in a variety of individual and collaborative spaces, including 30+ reservable group study rooms; graduate carrels, which UD graduate students may reserve; a Graduate Student Research Room; the Multimedia Writing Center, where one may schedule sessions with writing tutors or Oral Communications Fellows; and the group links tables, where students in a group can easily collaborate on digital projects. There is wireless access throughout the public areas, access to electric outlets and 245+ computers, scanners and copiers. Bleecker Street café, which is operated by the UD Dining Services, is located in the Commons just inside the Morris Library entrance.     

Special Collections and Museums has a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary collection encompassing books, manuscripts, art, archival materials, minerals and much more.  Subject strengths of Special Collections include history, Delawareana, science and technology, art and literature; political papers, family papers and ships’ logs. The Mark Samuels Lasner Collection greatly enhances the collection’s strengths in British Literature of the 19th and early 20th century.  American art of the 20th century (especially prints, photographs and work by African American artists), European prints, Inuit art, Pre-Columbian art and minerals are among the strengths of the Museums’ collections.

For information about Special Collections and Museums, please visit:  http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/ and http://www.udel.edu/museums/.

The Student Multimedia Design Center  on the lower level is designed to meet the current and future needs of the large number of classes which involve creation of multimedia projects and presentations as a course requirement. The Center offers the space, computer hardware and software, video production equipment for loan and expertise for all steps of multimedia creation. The Student Multimedia Design Center with its focus on multimedia creation is the largest such facility in an academic research library in the nation.     

Technology Resources

The University’s commitment to providing a robust technological environment enables students and faculty to pursue academic studies and conduct the business of campus life easily and effectively.

Students communicate with their professors and peers, conduct research, and submit assignments using a wide range of technologies.

General access computing sites and printing kiosks are located conveniently across campus, and UD Wi-Fi reaches into residence halls, academic buildings, student centers, and other places students congregate.  All University classrooms are connected to the campus network, which enables faculty and students to use a variety of multimedia and network services and devices during class time. Many faculty use web tools, clickers, social media, automated lecture capture systems, and other technology to enhance their students’ experience and to foster collaborative or problem-based learning.

Central UD Information Technologies provides technology used by everyone at the University (www.it.udel.edu). In addition, many other parts of the University provide specialized technology resources for students. For example, the Student Multimedia Design Center (library.udel.edu/multimedia/) in the Morris Library enables students to create multimedia projects for course work as well as for personal use. Also, the Language Resource Center (http://www1.udel.edu/fllt/LRC/) in Jastak-Burgess Hall provides technology and multimedia resources for learning foreign languages, including free access to Rosetta Stone software.

Answers To Your Questions About Campus Technology

What do I need to know about computing and other technology at UD?

Everything you need to know about computing, cable TV, Wi-Fi, and other technology is contained in the UD IT 101 pages linked from the IT home page (www.it.udel.edu).  

How can I get help for general computing problems?

Step-by-step instructions for installing and using UD-supported technology can be found on IT’s website (www.it.udel.edu). For questions about general problems with computing or other technology, contact the IT Support Center by sending email to consult@udel.edu, texting (302) 722-6820, or calling (302) 831-6000.

What computer should I bring to campus?

You should bring a computer that meets the University’s current minimum system requirements. IT staff can help you decide which computer and technology products are best suited to your needs. Recommended computer configurations are linked from IT’s website (www.it.udel.edu). Feel free to ask questions or schedule a consultation by sending email to consult@udel.edu, texting (302) 722-6820, or calling (302) 831-6000. For your convenience, the University also recommends that you bring a printer to campus.

How do I connect my computer and other devices to the campus network?

On campus, you can connect your computer and other devices to the campus network using either a wired connection or a secure Wi-Fi connection. University students can use the internet to access campus resources from off campus. Instructions for connecting your devices are linked from IT’s website (www.it.udel.edu).

Seek Advocacy, Support or Resources through your Dean of Students

It is often said that if you have a question, concern or problem to solve and you are not sure where to begin, the Office of the Dean of Students is a great place to start. ODS can be reached at 302-831-8939 or via email to deanofstudents@udel.edu. Visit the Student Life, Campus Activities, and Dining  section to learn more about how the Office of the Dean of Students advocates for all UD students, provides support and connects you with the resources you may need at UD.

 

Academic Advisement to Keep You on Track

Undergraduate Advisement

Academic advisement is available to all students, and students are strongly encouraged to seek regular advisement by contacting their assigned advisor. Assignment of students to advisors is coordinated by their college or major department. Each students’ academic advisor is listed in UDSIS.

Academic advisors can help students with course selection, choice of major, maintaining progress toward a degree, career goals, and selection of graduate or professional schools. Freshmen are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor to choose courses prior to their registration appointment. Students who have been placed on academic probation are required to consult with an academic advisor prior to selecting courses for the subsequent term. Academic advisors can also provide referrals to support services for students who need help with personal, medical, or other issues. Successful undergraduate students tend to be those who meet with their advisors at least once each semester.

More information can be found on the Academic Advisement page: www.udel.edu/students/.

University Studies Program

The University Studies Program provides academic planning and advisement for students who have not declared a major or are in transition from one major to another. UST students are provided guidance with course selection for each term and eventual choice of major. The UST Program’s professional advisors provide a full range of services to students from the time that they enter the University until the time that they declare a major, when they will be assigned an advisor from within their new program. UST students are expected to declare a major by the end of sophomore year. The website of the University Studies Program includes extensive resources to help University Studies students explore their interests and choose courses appropriate for majors that they may be considering - please see www.ust.udel.edu.

Undergraduate Advisement Tools

Undergraduate students who log into their Student Center in UDSIS have access to advisement tools created to supplement in-person advisement. Students are encouraged to review these tools before meeting with their advisor in order to make the meeting more effective. Although they are not intended to replace in-person advisement, it is also helpful to review these tools before registration. The Degree Audit allows a student to review their degree requirements to see how courses that they’ve enrolled in satisfy those requirements and to see what requirements have not yet been met. The What-If tool is a variation of the Degree Audit that allows a student to see how a change of major or minor would affect their progress, or how a specific course that they haven’t enrolled in yet would fall into their requirements. Additional information on these tools and how to use them can be found on the Registrar’s website: http://www.udel.edu/registrar/course-info-registration/register-for-classes/regtools.html.

Associate in Arts Program

Students in the University’s Associate in Arts Program are served by professional advisors who maintain office hours in Newark as well as at the UD Academic Centers in Wilmington, Dover, and Georgetown. The Associate in Arts advisors ensure that students maintain timely progress toward completion of their Associate degree, and also work with them to facilitate their transition to the Newark campus as juniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

Students Who Have a Declared Major

Students who have a declared major and are affiliated with a specific college usually seek the assistance of their faculty advisor or the Assistant Dean of their own college, but if in transition, students are welcome to consult with professionals from the University Studies Program for referral to the appropriate office. Advisors in the University Studies Program are happy to assist students who are considering a change of major from one UD college to another and want more information on opportunities available to them.

Graduate Advisement

Graduate students usually work one-to-one with their faculty advisor or thesis/dissertation director. In some departments, the student’s thesis/dissertation committee members may also provide advisement. The graduate student’s advisor is generally agreed upon at the time of admission or soon after.

Advisement for Continuing Education Students

The Division of Professional and Continuing Studies ACCESS Center provides academic advisement, career exploration and assessment, and registration assistance to current and prospective Continuing Education students, as well as members of the community. In-person and telephone appointments may be arranged by calling 302-831-8843. Day and evening appointments are available.

Maximize Your Academic Performance

The Office of Academic Enrichment (OAE) offers activities that provide undergraduates with extensive academic assistance through individual and group tutoring, academic success and study skills workshops, and one-on-one academic support including referral assistance, throughout the year. These programs and activities are designed to help students maximize their academic performance while pursuing degree programs.

ACADEMIC SUPPORT: OAE professionals are available to meet individually with students to assess their current academic strategies and to assist in identifying supportive resources at the University of Delaware. In addition, in-person and online study skills/time management workshops are offered to assist students in developing and strengthening college-level strategies for academic success.

TUTORIAL SERVICES: Individual and group tutoring are available in a wide range of subject areas. All tutors have faculty recommendations and are screened by the OAE. In addition to the services mentioned above, the OAE provides a directory of tutors for students who wish to select and pay for their own tutors.

GET AHEAD PROGRAM: An academically intensive five-week program for incoming first-year students admitted to the University who wish to get an early start on their academic careers. The program enables first-year students to become acclimated to campus and to the academic rigors of college by taking seven credits during the summer immediately preceding their first semester at the University. In addition to coursework in math, English, and a one-credit Academic Self-Management course, students participate in a variety of informational meetings (student activities, study abroad, etc.) and personal, social, and recreational activities. Get Ahead takes place during the University’s second summer session (mid-July-mid August).

For more information, please contact the Office of Academic Enrichment, 148-150 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831-4555 or visit: http://ae.udel.edu

Need Help With Math?

The Math Tutorial Site provides free tutorial assistance and other resources for students of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 010 ), most one hundred level math courses and Calculus (MATH 221 , MATH 241 ). The Tutorial Site provides math problem assistance (limited tutorial assistance in mathematics by qualified undergraduate students, and graduate students). It also has solution manuals to most of the math textbooks of courses mentioned above, and a library of Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus textbooks. The Tutorial Site is located in 106 Ewing Hall. Students who would like information about private math tutors should contact the Academic Enrichment Center at (302) 831-2805.

Improve Your Writing Skills

The University Writing Center offers individualized writing consultations. Student writers at any level and from any discipline may use the center at no charge. Center tutors are prepared to discuss any aspect of writing. They can help writers decide on topics, how to organize information, revise a draft, document sources or self-edit. In addition, the center offers advice on prewriting strategies, essay exams, documentation styles and thesis or dissertation writing.

The Writing Center is located in 016 Memorial Hall and the Multimedia Center in 017 Morris Library. Students make an appointments by visiting www.english.udel.edu/wc/.

Supporting The Academic Success Of All Students

The University is committed to creating an educational community that is intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse, enriched by the contributions and full participation of people from different backgrounds. As part of its strong commitment to support a diverse student population, the University offers a number of programs and services for students in particular fields of study. These programs have been highly successful in supporting the success of students from underrepresented groups and those who face challenging social, economic, educational, or other life circumstances.

The AGCELERATE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM promotes retention, academic success, and career preparedness for students within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Initiated in 2013 through the President’s Diversity Initiative, AGcelerate supports underrepresented students but is open to all undergraduates within the college. Students grow, lead, and succeed through dynamic programming including service learning, leadership development, and career networking both on and off campus. Students also are supported academically through optional group and individual tutoring, skill-building seminars, and connection with campus-wide resources. To foster a sense of community, all AGcelerate participants are paired with a peer mentor within their major and can request additional career-focused faculty mentorship.

For additional information, please contact agcelerate@udel.edu or visit http://ag.udel.edu/agcelerate.

ASPIRE (Academic Support Program Inspiring Renaissance Educators) is housed within the College of Education and Human Development to encourage and support underrepresented students seeking careers in Education and Human Services. The program engages students from six colleges in activities that provide opportunities for academic and professional development. The ASPIRE network of students and alumni is an energized force that is dedicated to the development of effective teachers and leaders for schools and areas of human service in Delaware and beyond.

For additional information, call (302) 831-2396 or visit http://www.aspire.udel.edu/.

NUCLEUS. The NUCLEUS program in the College of Arts and Sciences is an undergraduate academic support services program. The mission of NUCLEUS is to ensure the academic success, retention, and graduation of students in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For additional information, please email nucleus-info@udel.edu or visit http://www.cas.udel.edu/nucleus.

RISE (RESOURCES TO INSURE SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERS) is a comprehensive academic enrichment and support program for students in the College of Engineering. A key component for students of the RISE program is participation in the Get Ahead Program, a summer bridging experience which takes place before the freshman year to provide a transitional period for incoming freshmen through a strictly regimented schedule, mandatory study halls, and tutoring. Throughout their college experience, RISE Program participants receive tutorial assistance, as needed, as well as guidance in time management, academic mentoring, career and professional development workshops, interaction with faculty, student organizational participation, and academic achievement recognition. These services are designed to promote academic and career-related success. For further information, call (302) 831-6315 or visit www.engr.udel.edu/rise.

THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES PROGRAM (SSSP) is a comprehensive support service that combines academic, personal and career counseling, tutoring, cultural enrichment, personal advocacy and mentoring for students who meet program eligibility guidelines. The primary objective of the Student Support Services Program is to equip qualified students with the skills and resources necessary for academic success and, ultimately, college graduation. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. University of Delaware undergraduates with potential to be in the first generation of four-year college graduates in their families, students who come from limited-income backgrounds, or students who have a documented disability are encouraged to apply for the program. See: http://sssp.ae.udel.edu/.

THE UDREAM PROGRAM is a comprehensive academic coaching and support program that is available to all students in the Lerner College of Business and Economics upon request. UDREAM will help “yoU Develop Resources for Excellence in Academic Management”. Students meet with UDREAM advisors frequently throughout each semester to set long-term and short-term goals, manage time more efficiently, develop organizational strategies, enhance study skills, monitor progress in individual classes, receive referrals to connect with other university support services, and access free individual tutoring services (funded through the program if eligibility guidelines have been satisfied).

Students interested in participating in this program should contact the Lerner Undergraduate Advising Office at (302) 831-4369 to schedule an appointment and visit our website: http://www.my.lerner.udel.edu/undergraduate-students/undergraduate-advising/udream-program.

Ensuring That All Students Feel Welcome

The University of Delaware’s educational mission is to prepare students to live in an increasingly interconnected and diverse world. To do so, we are committed to fostering a robust educational environment that supports critical thinking, free inquiry, and an understanding of diverse views and values. We see diversity as a core value and guiding principle for our educational mission and thus must work to make diversity an integral part of everyday life on campus. To this end, the University is committed to creating an educational community that is intellectually, culturally, and socially diverse, We take diversity to mean both the recognition and appreciation of the different backgrounds, values, and ideas of those who comprise our campus, as well as a commitment to ensuring that all people on our campus are treated according to principles of fairness, civility, dignity, and equity. We are committed to building an educational community that understands people from different backgrounds and economic circumstances, with different needs, and from diverse personal and philosophical beliefs. We want to make all people who are part of the University feel welcome and valued in campus life.

UD’s commitment to diversity is long-standing. Years ago, the UD Faculty Senate adopted a resolution that stated our commitment to treating everyone with respect and dignity. In 2007, President Harker unveiled UD’s Strategic Plan– the Path to Prominence™ - featuring diversity as a guiding principle. The University of Delaware has made significant progress in its commitment to diversity. University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds come to this community and achieve. We are very proud of our accomplishments. We invite you to explore our offices and programs designed to present and celebrate the contributions and perspectives of our diverse community of students, scholars, and employees by visiting www.udel.edu/diversity.

The University Diversity Initiative was established in 2012 to add to the diversity of faculty, students, and staff at the University and to coordinate efforts across campus that are designed to enhance diversity. This office works with the Diversity & Equity Commission to identify the information needed to monitor and guide institutional change. The office is located in 109 Hullihen Hall; for further information, please visit www.udel.edu/diversity.

The Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI) works to ensure that all members of its community, irrespective of their differences, are understood, respected and valued.  OEI develops, promotes, and assesses an equitable, diverse and inclusive working and learning environment.  OEI is responsible for:

  • Managing the non-discrimination policy and compliance to include sexual misconduct/Title IX;
  • Monitoring affirmative action compliance;
  • Managing the protection for minors on campus policies;
  • Supporting university diversity initiatives; and
  • Providing on-going multicultural education and awareness for the campus community.

The office is located in 305 Hullihen Hall; to learn more about this office, visit their website at http://sites.udel.edu/oei/

Is English Your Second Language?

The English Language Institute is a University support service for foreign students who need to improve their language skills for graduate or undergraduate study. The Institute offers six levels of intensive language instruction, which address listening, speaking, reading, vocabulary, and writing skills. For graduate and undergraduate students, the Institute offers two courses in English for academic purposes. One focuses on developing the oral/aural skills necessary for such academic activities as note taking, test taking, oral presentations, and seminar discussions, and the other emphasizes composition skills necessary for research and college writing and reading skills for improving speed and comprehension. Students in the Institute receive tutoring as well as access to computer-assisted instruction. Additional programs offered by the Institute include a testing preparation course to develop skills and strategies for taking the language proficiency sections of such tests as the TOEFL, GRE, and GMAT. The ELI also offers business English courses, a semi-intensive evening program, a Prelaw, and a PREMBA program. Private tutoring in language skills also is available. Discounts are available for spouses of graduate students and visiting scholars; fee waivers are accepted for full time employees and their qualified family members. The Institute is located at 189 West Main Street, Newark, DE. For further information, call (302) 831-2674 or visit www.udel.edu/eli.

Welcoming Members of Our International Community

The Office for International Students & Scholars (OISS) is the designated office at the University of Delaware that provides immigration advising and support services to more than 4,000 international students, scholars, and family members from over 95 different countries.  Throughout the year, the office also offers a series of workshops, sessions, and programming events for the international community at UD.  

For more information, please visit the OISS website, which provides comprehensive information and resources on how to navigate issues that are most common to international students and scholars in the United States.  The office is located at the Wright House at 44 Kent Way and can be reached by email at oiss@udel.edu or by phone at (302) 831-2115.

Support Your Physical Health

Student Health Services, located at the base of the Green in Laurel Hall, provides a full range of primary health care, urgent care, medical treatment, referral services and related health education. Visit the Student Life, Campus Activities, and Dining  section to learn more about the services offered through SHS, many of which are covered through the mandatory Student Health Fee that all full-time matriculated students pay.

 

Support Your Mental Health

The Center for Counseling and Student Development is the primary mental health unit on campus providing individual and group counseling, psychiatric services, consultation, workshops and assistance with off-campus referrals. Visit the Student Life, Campus Activities, and Dining  section to learn more about the services available through CCSD, many of which are covered through the mandatory Student Health Fee that all full-time matriculated students pay.

 

Helping Athletes Meet Academic Goals

Student Services for Athletes is a comprehensive program of support services and life skills development that assists student athletes in making the best possible academic and personal adjustment to life at the University of Delaware. Visit the Student Life, Campus Activities, and Dining  section to learn more about the University’s commitment to supporting student athletes.

Disability Support Services

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the University of Delaware is committed to providing equal access for students, employees and visitors with a disability. The Disabilities Support Services (DSS) office provides reasonable accommodations and ensures equal access to University programs and services. The DSS office works with individuals who have physical, medical and/or psychological disabilities, as well as learning disabilities and ADHD.

Anyone requiring an accommodation from the University based on a disability should contact the DSS office directly. It is the individual’s responsibility to inform the DSS office of the disability and need for accommodation. The DSS staff works in conjunction with other University departments to assist individuals with disabilities. Eligibility for reasonable accommodations is determined on a case-by-case basis utilizing established documentation guidelines. Please contact a DSS professional by phone at 302-831-4643; by TDD at 302-831-4563; by fax at 302-831-3261; by email at DSSoffice@udel.edu; or visit the website at www.udel.edu/DSS.

The University of Delaware has designated Thomas Webb, Director of the Office of Disabilities Support Services, as its ADA/Section 504 Coordinator under federal law. Inquiries concerning Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, Section 504 compliance, campus accessibility, and related issues should be referred to Thomas Webb in the Office of Disabilities Support Services. The office is located at 240 Academy Street, Alison Hall, Suite 130, Newark, DE 19716.

Students with temporary disabling conditions should contact the DSS office to discuss accommodations. University visitors with a disability are asked to contact the sponsoring department in advance to ensure appropriate arrangements can be made.

Prepare For Future Success With Career Services

The Career Services Center and the Lerner College of Business and Economics’ Career Services Center help students identify strengths, motivations and purpose, and translate their ambitions into opportunities through professional, educational and UD connections. Visit the Student Life, Campus Activities, and Dining  section to learn more about workshops, services, and career preparation tools offered through CSC.

Standardized Testing: Advanced Degree and Certification

About the Computer Based Testing Center (CBTC)

The University of Delaware provides a site for the University community as well as the general public to take high-level standardized tests offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The following tests are offered per testing dates on website.

In addition, the following paper and pencil tests are offered periodically on campus:

  • ACT: call 1-319-337-1270 or go to the ACT website
  • LSAT: call The Law School Admissions Council at 1-215-968-1001 weekdays 8:30am - 7pm (ET) September through March; or 8:30am - 4:45pm (ET) April through August
  • MPRE: call the Law School Admissions Council at 1-215-968-1001 weekdays 8:30 am - 7 pm (ET) September through March; or 8:30 am - 4:45 pm (ET) April through August
  • GRE Subject Tests are offered twice a year, www.ets.org/mygre

Registering for Tests

  • Contact specific test via phone or website (listed above)

For additional information about the University of Delaware Computer Based Testing Center:

Call 302/831-6717 or http://www.udel.edu/registrar/ud-facts-resources/cbtc.html.

Pursue Personal Wellness

Student Wellness and Health Promotion creates a foundation for lifelong wellbeing by providing Blue Hens with the wellness tools to make healthy choices. Visit the Student Life, Campus Activities, and Dining  section to learn more about wellness groups, programs and opportunities offered through SW&HP.

Interpretation of the Course Listings

IFST 445 (A.) Parent Resources (B.) 2 (C.1.) ___ (D.1.)
Emphasis on techniques in working and communicating with parents, understanding parent-child relationships and
effectively utilizing parent, teacher, home, school and community resources. (E.)
PREREQ: HDFS101. (F.)
COREQ: HDFS459 or EDUC400 (G.)

HDFS 449 Internship in Community Services 3-9 (C.2.) PF (D.2.)
On-the-job experience in a community and family service agency.
RESTRICTIONS: Requires permission of instructor. (H.)

  1. Subject area and catalog number
  2. Course title
  3. Credit hours
    1. When only one number is listed it is a fixed credit hour course
    2. When two numbers are listed it is a variable credit hour course. The lower number is the minimum credit that a student may take in a section of this course in a semester. The higher is the maximum credit that a student may take in this courses in a semester. A department may choose to offer a variable credit hour course as fixed in a particular semester, as long as the number of credit hours is within the range of the minimum and maximum for the course.
  4. Grade types:
    1. When blank, the course is a letter graded course.
    2. Course for which the grade is either pass or fail.
    3. R, RP - Not for baccalaureate credit.
    4. NR - No grade required.
  5. Brief description of the course.
  6. Prerequisites may be satisfied by the course or courses indicated or by equivalent preparation, to be satisfied prior to enrollment in the course.
  7. Corequisite course or courses should be taken in the same semester as the course.
  8. Special requirements for the courses. Some courses only offered during specific semesters have those semesters identified here. Questions about when a course will be offered should be directed to the department.

Interpretation of the course numbers:

001-009     Below baccalaureate degree
100-199     Introductory-level courses
200-299     Introductory and intermediate courses, usually requiring some previous knowledge or experience in the discipline
300-399     Courses with a more concentrated focus on the subject matter in a particular discipline
400-499     Advanced courses for majors and other qualified students
500-599     Graduate-level courses for the nonspecialist
600-699     Graduate-level courses, also open to advanced undergraduates
700-799     Graduate-level courses
800-899     Graduate-level courses
900-999     PhD-level courses
X66            Special problems and independent study
X67            Experimental course (may be offered twice)

Courses numbered 500-599 may not be taken for graduate credit in a student’s major. With the approval of the graduate student’s major department, 500-level courses taken outside the student’s major may be counted toward graduate degree requirements.

Courses numbered 600-699 are graduate-level courses, also open to qualified advanced undergraduate with the consent of the instructor. There should be a single standard of expectation and grading for all students registered at this level.

In those few cases where the number of either undergraduate students or graduate students does not permit adequate offerings of both a 400-level and a 600-level course, a graduate 600-level course may be combined with a separately numbered 400-level undergraduate course in the same section. The graduate component must then be offered with a graduate standard of expectation and grading.

The appropriateness of 600-numbered courses for undergraduate credit is subject to review by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies.