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Courses in this listing are active as of the Spring 2018 term.  Course listings will be updated three times per year, to coincide with the priority enrollment time period for upcoming terms.

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Below you will find a short description of items included in course listings and course bubbles. For further information regarding course designations, consult your advisor or view the Requirements for Undergraduate Study. The mortarboard symbol ()  appears before the title of any course that fulfills one of the Communication Part A or Part B, Ethnic Studies, or Quantitative Reasoning Part A or Part B requirements.mortar board

Gen Ed Communication Part A: a course in communication skills at the college level, developing student abilities in writing and public speaking, for both exposition and argumentation.

Communication Part B: a course involving substantial instruction in the four modes of literacy (that is, speaking, reading, writing, and listening), with emphasis on speaking and writing, either in the conventions of specific fields or in more advanced courses in communication.

Quantitative Reasoning Part A: a course which provide students with skills in mathematics, computer science, statistics or formal logic that are needed for dealing with quantitative information.

Quantitative Reasoning Part B: a course which allow students to enhance their Quantitative Reasoning Proficiency in a more advanced setting, where they make significant use of quantitative tools in the context of other course material.
Ethnic St Counts toward Ethnic Studies requirement: a course intended to increase understanding of the culture and contributions of persistently marginalized racial or ethnic groups in the United States, and to equip students to respond constructively to issues connected with our pluralistic society and global community.
Breadth Biological Science: a course concerning the systematic study of the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy of living organisms. Courses with this designation may meet Biological Science requirements or the broader Natural Science breadth requirements.

Humanities: courses which share the pursuit of understanding and communicating the exploration of the human experience, and the meaning of historical and cultural phenomena, whether through creative expression, reflection, or interpretation.

Literature: a course principally devoted to the reading and discussion of prose fiction, poetry, drama, and "belles lettres," and the interpretation of these works, rather than their application to other areas of study.

Natural Science: a course characterized by the systematic study of the natural and physical world, and with the use of abstraction and logical reasoning. Biological Science and Physical Science courses are subsets of the Natural Science curriculum.

Physical Science: a course involving the systematic study of objective information about the physical world, broadly defined, and include areas of study such as Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, and Earth Science (atmospheric science, oceanography). Courses with this designation may meet Physical Science requirements or the broader Natural Science breadth requirements.

Social Science: a course which relies upon methods of data collection (either qualitative or quantitative), data analysis, or data interpretation that characterize factual, methodological, institutional, and theoretical inquiry into the systematic study of humans/groups and institutions/society.
Level Elementary: a course associated with predominantly introductory material, are usually open to all students (including first year students).

Intermediate and Advanced: courses with sensible prerequisites to reflect a gradual mastery of material.
L&S Credit Counts as Liberal Arts and Science credit in L&S: a course which encourage students in one or more of the three “habits of the mind” of liberal arts education, as specified by the College of Letters and Science.
Honors Accelerated Honors (!): a course open to both honors and non-honors students. Accelerated Honors courses receive honors credit automatically in recognition of the amount and rigor of material covered in the course, often designed to combine two semesters of material into one semester. The enrollment system will automatically assign honors.

Honors Only Courses (H): a course reserved for students declared in an Honors program only, taught by a faculty member who is an expert in the subject-matter of the course. It is designed to challenge students to actively participate; hence, the course content is often shaped by student questions and interests. The enrollment system will automatically assign honors.

Honors Optional (%): a course open to both honors and non-honors students. The optional honors component of work is designed to facilitate in-depth, student-driven learning and enrich the student’s experience. The student is responsible for formally declaring their intention to complete an honors project when enrolling.
Grad 50% Counts toward 50% graduate coursework requirement: a course used in the Graduate School's requirement that least 50% of credits applied toward the student’s graduate program must be with courses designed for graduate work.
Work Workplace Experience Course: a course where workplace experience is linked to learning in an academic program.   Courses must include intentional learning objectives related to the experience.  
Foreign Language First-semester language course: a course in a language other than English for students with no prior experience in the language.

Second-semester language course: a course in a language other than English that requires a Level 1 course or equivalent as a prerequisite

Third-semester language course: a course in a language other than English that requires a Level 2 course or equivalent as a prerequisite.

Fourth-semester language course: a course in a language other than English that requires a Level 3 course or equivalent as a prerequisite.