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Course Designators

Below is an alphabetical list of course designators and their referents under which courses are organized within the Courses section of this catalog. The list is provided to help students find the full description of prerequisite courses and identify the programs to which the courses apply.

Directly following each designator and its referent is a "see" note in cases where the program name or names differ from the referent. For example, courses in physiology (Phsl) pertain to the cellular and integrative physiology program.

Courses in fields that do not offer graduate programs, but which may be taken for graduate credit if related to a student's program, also appear in the course section; their designators and referents below are followed by "related courses."

AAS Asian American Studies
ACCT Accounting—see Accountancy; Business Administration; Business Taxation
ADED Adult Education—see Work and Human Resource Education
ADPY Adult Psychiatry—related courses
AEM Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
AFRO Afro-American Studies—see Studies in Africa and the African Diaspora
AFEE Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Education—see Work and Human Resource Education
AGRO Agronomy and Plant Genetics—see Applied Plant Sciences
AKKA Akkadian—see Classical and Near Eastern Studies
ALL Asian Languages and Literatures—see Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media
AMIN American Indian Studies
AMST American Studies
ANES Anesthesiology
ANSC Animal Science
ANTH Anthropology
APEC Applied Economics
APSC Applied Plant Sciences
ARAB Arabic
ARCH Architecture
ARM Aramaic-see Classical and Near Eastern Studies
ARTH Art History
ASL American Sign Language
AST Astronomy-see Astrophysics
BA Business Administration
BBE Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering—see Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering; Natural Resources Science and Management
BIE Business and Industry Education—see Work and Human ResourceEducation
BINF Bioinformatics
BIOC Biochemistry-see Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
BIOL Biology
BMEN Biomedical Engineering
BMSC Biomedical Science
BPHY Biophysical Sciences—see Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics
BTHX Bioethics, Center for
CAPY Child and Adolescent Psychiatry—related courses
CAS Central Asian Studies
CBIO Conservation Biology
CE Civil Engineering
CFAN College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences
CGSC Cognitive Science
CHEM Chemistry
CHEN Chemical Engineering—see also Materials Science and Engineering
CHIC Chicano Studies—related courses
CHN Chinese—see Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media
CHPH Chemical Physics
CI Curriculum and Instruction—see Education, Curriculum, and Instruction
CL Comparative Literature
CLS Clinical Laboratory Science
CMB Comparative and Molecular Biosciences
CMPE Computer Engineering
CNES Classical and Near Eastern Studies
COMM Communication Studies
COPT Coptic—see Classical and Near Eastern Studies
CPSY Child Psychology
CSCI Computer Science—see Computer and Information Sciences; Computer Engineering
CSCL Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature—related courses
CSDS Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
CSDY Control Science and Dynamical Systems
CSPH Center for Spirituality and Healing—see Complementary Therapies and Healing Practices
DENT Dentistry
DESI Design Institute—see Architecture; Landscape Architecture
DHA Design, Housing, and Apparel
DNCE Dance—see Theatre Arts
DSSC Development Studies and Social Change
DTCH Dutch—see Germanic Studies
EAS East Asian Studies—see Asian Literatures, Cultures, and Media
ECON Economics
ECP Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
EDHD Education and Human Development
EDPA Educational Policy and Administration
EDUC Education—see Art Education; Education, Curriculum, and Instruction; Education—Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies; Work and Human Resource Education
EE Electrical Engineering—see also Computer Engineering
EEB Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior
ENGL English: Literature—see Creative Writing; English
ENGW English: Creative Writing
ENT Entomology
EPSY Educational Psychology
ESPM Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management
FIN Finnish—see Germanic Studies
FINA Finance—see Business Administration; Business Taxation
FM Financial Mathematics
FMCH Family Medicine and Community Health
FR Forest Resources—see Natural Resources and Science Management
FREN French
FRIT French and Italian—see French; Italian
FSCN Food Science and Nutrition—see Food Science; Nutrition
FSOS Family Social Science
FSSP Foreign Study—SPAN
FW Fisheries and Wildlife
GCD Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development—see Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics
GEO Geology and Geophysics—see Geology; Geophysics
GEOE Geological Engineering
GEOG Geography
GER German—see Germanic Studies
GERO Gerontology
GIS Geographic Information Science
GLOS Global Studies—see East Asian Studies
GRAD Graduate School
GRK Greek—see Classical and Near Eastern Studies
GSD German, Scandinavian, and Dutch—see Germanic Studies
HEBR Hebrew—see Classical and Near Eastern Studies
HINF Health Informatics
HIST History
HMED History of Medicine—see History of Medicine and Biological Sciences
HNDI Hindi—see South Asian Languages
HORT Horticultural Science—see Applied Plant Sciences
HRD Human Resources Development—see Work and Human Resource Education
HRIR Human Resources and Industrial Relations
HSCI History of Science and Technology
HUMF Human Factors—see Human Factors/Ergonomics
IDSC Information and Decision Sciences—see Business Administration; Business Taxation
IE Industrial Engineering—see also Mechanical Engineering
INAR Interdisciplinary Archaeological Studies
INS Insurance and Risk Management—see Business Administration; Business Taxation
IREL Interpersonal Relationships Research
IS Innovation Studies
ISE Infrastructure Systems Engineering
ITAL Italian
JOUR Journalism and Mass Communication—see Mass Communication
JPN Japanese
JWST Jewish Studies—related courses
KIN Kinesiology
LA Landscape Architecture
LAMP Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
LASK Learning and Academic Skills—related courses
LAT Latin—see Classical and Near Eastern Studies
LGTT Language, Teaching, and Technology—related courses
LING Linguistics
LM Logistics Management—see Business Administration; Business Taxation
LS Liberal Studies
MAR Marathi—see South Asian Languages
MATH Mathematics
MATS Materials Science—see Chemical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering
MBT Master of Business Taxation—see Business Taxation
MCDG Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology and Genetics
MCOM Managerial Communications
ME Mechanical Engineering—see also Industrial Engineering
MEDC Medicinal Chemistry
MELC Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures—see South Asian Languages
MEST Medieval Studies
MGMT Management—see Business Administration; Business Taxation
MHA Master of Healthcare Administration—related courses
MICA Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
MICB Microbiology
MICE Microbial Engineering
MKTG Marketing—see Business Administration; Business Taxation
MOT Management of Technology
MS Manufacturing Systems—see Industrial and Systems Engineering; Manufacturing and Systems Engineering
MST Museum Studies
MTHE Mathematics Education
MUED Music Education—see also Music
MUS Music—see also Music Education
MUSA Music Applied—see Music; Music Education
NPSE Nanoparticle Science and Engineering
NR Natural Resources Science and Management
NRES Natural Resource and Environmental Studies—see Natural Resources Science and Management
NSC Neuroscience
NSCI Neuroscience Department
NSU Neurosurgery
NURS Nursing
NUTR Nutrition
OBIO Oral Biology
OMS Operations and Management Science—see Business Administration; Business Taxation
OT Occupational Therapy
Otol Otolaryngology
PA Public Affairs—see also Public Policy; Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy; Urban and Regional Planning
PBIO Plant Biology—see Plant Biological Sciences
PBS Plant Biological Sciences
PHCL Pharmacology
PHIL Philosophy
PHSL Physiology—see Cellular and Integrative Physiology
PHYS Physics
PLPA Plant Pathology
PLSH Polish
PMED Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation—see Occupational Therapy; Physical Therapy; Rehabilitation Science
POL Political Science
PORT Portuguese—see Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics; Hispanic Linguistics; Hispanic Literature; Luso-Brazilian Literature
PSY Psychology
PT Physical Therapy
PUBH Public Health—see also Biostatistics; Environmental Health; Epidemiology; Health Services Research, Policy and Administration
RAD Radiology
REC Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies—see also Education—Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies
RELA Religions in Antiquity—see Classical and Near Eastern Studies
RELS Religious Studies
RRM Recreation Resource Managment
RSC Rehabilitation Science
RUSS Russian
SACP Social, Administrative, and Clinical Pharmacy
SAGR Sustainable Agricultural Systems
SALC South Asian Languages and Cultures—see South Asian Languages
SAPH Social and Administrative Pharmacy—see Social, Administrative, and Clinical Pharmacy
SCAN Scandinavian—see Germanic Studies
SCIC Scientific Computation
SCMC Studies in Cinema and Media Culture
SENG Software Engineering
SLHS Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
SKT Sanskrit—see South Asian Languages
SLAV Slavic
SOC Sociology
SOIL Soil, Water, and Climate
SPAN Spanish—see Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics; Hispanic Linguistics; Hispanic Literature; Luso-Brazilian Literature
SPPT Spanish-Portuguese—see Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics; Hispanic Linguistics; Hispanic Literature; Luso-Brazilian Literature
SST Studies of Science and Technology
STAT Statistics
SUM Sumerian—see Classical and Near Eastern Studies
SURG Surgery—see also Experimental Surgery
SW Social Work
TESL Teaching English as a Second Language—see English as a Second Language
TH Theatre Arts
TRAD Therapeutic Radiology—related courses
TRIN Translation and Interpreting—see English as a Second Language
TXCL Toxicology
URBS Urban Studies—see Urban and Regional Planning
VBS Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
VMED Veterinary Medicine
WHRE Work and Human Resource Education
WRIT Writing Studies—see Literacy and Rhetorical Studies
WRS Water Resources Science
YOST Youth Development and Research—see Social Work

Course Numbers and Symbols

Course Numbers—Courses numbered from 5000 to 5999 (listed as 5xxx if individual course number is unspecified) are primarily for graduate students, but are also open to third or fourth year undergraduate students. (5xxx courses in the School of Dentistry and in some clinical departments of the Medical School may not be applied to graduate programs.) Courses numbered 8000 or above (8xxx) are open to graduate students only.

Courses at the 6000 (6xxx) and 7000 (7xxx) levels are for postbaccalureate students in professional degree programs not offered through the Graduate School. Courses numbered at the 4000 (4xxx) level are primarily for undergraduate students in their fourth year of study. 4xxx, 6xxx, and 7xxx courses may be applied toward a Graduate School degree with approval by the student’s major field and if the course is taught by a member of the graduate faculty or an individual authorized by the program to teach at the graduate level. For course descriptions for 4xxx, 6xxx, and 7xxx courses consult University Courses.

Courses at the 1000 (1xxx), 2000 (2xxx), and 3000 (3xxx) levels are for undergraduates and may not be applied to graduate programs. Courses numbered 0000 to 0999 do not carry credit.

Course Designators—In conjunction with course numbers, departments and programs are identified by a 2-, 3-, or 4- letter prefix known as a designator (e.g., CE for Civil Engineering, POL for Political Science, WOST for Women’s Studies). When no course designator precedes the number of a course listed as a prerequisite, that prerequisite course is in the same discipline as the course being described.

Course Symbols and Abbreviations—The following abbreviations and symbols are used throughout the course descriptions of most University catalogs to denote common and recurring items of information.

Prereq Course prerequisites.
cr Credit.
1-4 cr [max 6] The course can be taken for 1 to 4 credits and may be repeated for up to 6 credits.
! Work for this course will extend past the end of the term. A grade of K will be assigned to indicate that the course is still in progress.
Dagger or % All courses preceding this symbol must be completed before credit will be granted for any semester of the sequence.
= Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for the course listed after this symbol.
¶ or & Concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in the course listed after this symbol.
# Approval of the instructor is required for registration.
Delta or ? Approval of the department offering the course is required for registration.
Square or @ Approval of the college offering the course is required for registration.
, In prerequisite listings, comma means "and."
DGS Director of graduate studies.
W Following a course number, the W indicates the course is writing intensive.
A-F, S-N, NGA Grading options. NGA means “no grade associated.” If no grading option is listed, the course may be taken either A-F or S-N. For more information about grading, see Grading System.