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AP.2.1 General Information

Each course indicates:

  • the number of credits earned;
  • the repeat status;
    NR – Not Repeatable, RT – Repeatable in Term, RD – Repeatable in Degree
  • prerequisites;
  • corequisites;
  • the hours of lecture or seminar per week;
  • the hours of laboratory or studio per week (if applicable); and
  • semester offered.

Individual instructors set hours for independent study, readings, topics, or similar courses. If a course is listed as having an equivalent course, students may not receive credit for both courses.

AP.2.2 Contact Hours

University course work is measured in terms of quantity and quality. A credit normally represents one hour per week of lecture or recitation, or not fewer than two hours per week of laboratory work, throughout a semester. The number of credits is a measure of quantity. The grade is a measure of quality.

AP.2.3 Course Numbering

Lower-division undergraduate courses; primarily for freshman
200-299 Lower-division undergraduate courses; primarily for sophomores
300-399 Upper-division undergraduate courses; primarily for juniors
Upper-division undergraduate courses; primarily for seniors
500-699  Graduate-level courses; primarily for graduate, bachelor’s/accelerated master’s and non-degree graduate students.  Advanced undergraduate students may request permission to register for these courses by using the Graduate Course for Undergraduate credit or the Reserve Graduate credit forms.  Appropriate approval is required and is not guaranteed.  Some restrictions may apply.
700-799 Graduate-level courses; primarily for graduate and non-degree graduate students.  Some restrictions may apply.
800-999 Doctoral-level courses; primarily for doctoral students