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The College Catalogue

Overview – Explanation of Symbols Used

The departments of instruction in the descriptions of courses are listed in alphabetical order. A schedule containing the meeting times of all courses will be issued before each period of registration. Note that major and minor requirements listed apply to students who matriculate in 2014-2015; other students must follow the major and minor requirements that were in place the year they matriculated.


[Bracketed Courses]: Courses that are not currently scheduled for a definite semester, but which have been offered within the past two consecutive years, are enclosed in brackets.

* On leave for the fall semester.

** On leave for the spring semester.

† On leave for the entire academic year.

MCSR: Course approved to meet the distribution requirement for Mathematical, Computational, or Statistical Reasoning.

INS: Course approved to meet the distribution requirement for Inquiry in the Natural Sciences.

ESD: Course approved to meet the distribution requirement for Exploring Social Differences.

IP: Course approved to meet the distribution requirement for International Perspectives.

VPA: Course approved to meet the distribution requirement for Visual and Performing Arts.

a: Course approved to meet the division requirement for natural sciences and mathematics.

b: Course approved to meet the division requirement for social and behavioral sciences.

c: Course approved to meet the division requirement for humanities.

Note: For a complete explanation of distribution and division requirements see the Curriculum section.

Prerequisite: Indicates conditions that must be met in order to register for the course.

Course Numbering. Four-digit course numbers are now used. (Three-digit course numbers that appear in curly brackets are former course numbers.) Courses are numbered according to the following system:

1000–1049 {10–29} First-year seminars

1050–1099 {30–99} Courses intended for the nonmajor

1100–1999 {100–199} Introductory courses

2000–2969 {200–289} Intermediate courses and seminars

2970–2998 {291–298} Intermediate independent studies

2999 {299} Intermediate collaborative study

3000–3999 {300–399} Advanced courses and seminars

4000–4079 Advanced independent studies, advanced collaborative

{401–405, 451–452} study, senior projects, and honors projects


Online Catalogue content is current as of August 1, 2014. For most current course information, use the online course finder. Also see Addenda.