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Key to Symbols and Abbreviations

Course Numbers

Grading Options

University-wide

University-wide

 

0000-0999

Do not carry credit.

A-F only

A-F grade basis only; course may not be audited or take pass/fail

 

1xxx-3xxx

For undergraduates; may not be applied to graduate programs.

A-F or Aud

A-F grade basis, or course may be audited for no grade

 

4xxx

Primarily for undergraduate students in their fourth year of study. 4xxx courses can be counted for a Graduate School degree if the course is taught by a member of the graduate faculty or an individual appointed to Limited Teaching Status (LTS).

S-N only

S-N grade basis only (pass/fail), course may not be audited or taken A-F

S-N or Aud

S-N grade basis (pass/fail), or course may be audited for no grade

A-F only or S-N only

The most common grading options. If no grading option is listed, the course may be taken using either option.

 

5xxx

Primarily for graduate students; undergraduate students in their third or fourth year may enroll in such courses.

No Grade

No grade will be given for the course; typically used for laboratory components of courses

OPT No Aud

Student selects the grading option; course may not be audited

 

6xxx-7xxx

For postbaccalaureate students in professional degree programs not offered through the Graduate School.

Stdnt Opt

Student selects the grading option; course may be audited

   
 

Note: 4xxx, 6xxx, and 7xxx courses may be applied toward a graduate 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.

 

8xxx

For graduate students only.

 

Abbreviations and Symbols for Courses

 

H

Honors. Courses with an H following the course number satisfy honors requirements (e.g., AGRI 5304H).

 

V

Honors and Writing Intensive. Courses with a V following the course number satisfy both honors and liberal education writing intensive requirements (e.g., AGRI 5304V).

 

W

Writing Intensive. Courses with a W following the course number satisfy the writing intensive requirement for liberal education (e.g., AGRI 5304W).

 

cr

credit.

 

1-4 cr [max 6 cr]

The course can be taken for 1 to 4 credits and may be repeated for up to 6 credits.

 

prereq

course prerequisites.

 

prereq listed by number only

A prerequisite course listed by number only (e.g., prereq 3105) is in the same discipline as the course being described.

 

div

division.

 

DGS

director of graduate studies.

 

DUS

director of undergraduate studies.

 

equiv

equivalent.

 

fr, soph, jr, sr

freshman, sophomore, junior, senior.

 

,

In prerequisite listings, a comma means "and".

 

=

Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for the course(s) listed in brackets after this symbol.

 

&

Concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in the course(s) listed after this symbol.

 

!

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.

 

#

Approval of the instructor is required for registration.

 

%

Approval of the department offering the course is required for registration.

 

@

Approval of the college offering the course is required for registration.

 

fall, spring, every year

Term(s) the course is typically offered.

 

Internet-delivered

Course is taught electronically using Internet delivery mechanisms such as e-mail and Web sites.

 

Partially Internet-delivered

Complete course is not delivered online but significant components are. For example, most of the course may be Internet-delivered, but could include some class meetings.

 

Liberal and General Education Abbreviations

Twin Cities and Rochester Campus:
Through Summer 2010

 

Twin Cities and Rochester Campus:
Beginning Fall 2010

 

At the end of course titles, abbreviations appear for courses that satisfy liberal education requirements.

To find out more about liberal education requirements, along with lists of courses that satisfy specific requirements, see the One Stop Web site.

Effective fall semester 2010, all Twin Cities and Rochester campus courses will have updated liberal education requirements.

The following abreviations will appear for any course that is new or updated for 2010.

 

BIOL SCI/L

Biological Science with Laboratory Core

BIOL

Biological Sciences

 

C/PE

Citizenship and Public Ethics Theme

CIV

Civic Life and Ethics

 

CD

Cultural Diversity Theme

DSJ

Diversity and Social Justice in the United States

 

ENVT

Environment Theme

ENV

The Environment

 

HP

Historical Perspective Core

HIS

Historical Perspectives

 

IP

International Perspective Theme

GP

Global Perspectives

 

LIT

Literature Core

LITR

Literature

 

MATH

Mathematical Thinking Core

MATH

Mathematical Thinking

 

OH

Other Humanities Core

AH

Arts/Humanities

 

PHYS SCI/L

Physical Science with Laboratory Core

PHYS

Physical Sciences

 

SSCI

Social Science Core

SOCS

Social Sciences

 

TS

Technology and Society

 

WI

Writing Intensive

     

Duluth Campus: Through Summer 2012

Duluth Campus: Beginning Fall 2012

 

LE

Liberal education. At the end of course titles, abbreviations appear for courses that satisfy certain liberal education requirements.

Category numbers, below, correspond to the specific liberal education requirement the course satisfies.

Effective fall semester 2012, all Duluth campus courses will have updated liberal education requirements.

The following abreviations will appear for any course that is new or updated for 2012.

 

CD

Cultural diversity

CDiversity

Cultural diversity in the United States

 

IP

International perspectives

Comm & Lang

Oral communication and languages

 

CAT 1

Composition

Fine Arts

Fine arts

 

CAT 2

Mathematical, logical, and critical thinking

Global Per

Global perspectives

 

CAT 3

Communication, computer science, foreign language

Humanities

Humanities

 

CAT 4

Physical and biological sciences with lab

Logic & QR

Logic and quantitative reasoning

 

CAT 5

Physical and biological sciences without lab

Nat Sci

Natural sciences

 

CAT 6

Social sciences

Soc Sci

Social sciences

 

CAT 7

Historical and philosophical foundations

Sustain

Sustainability

 

CAT 8

Contemporary social issues analysis

Writing

Writing and information literacy

 

CAT 9

Literary and artistic expression: analysis and criticism

 
 

CAT 10

Literary and artistic expression: performance

Morris Campus

 

PE

Physical education and recreational courses

See the Morris Web site for more information about general education requirements.

     

ART/P

Artistic performance

Crookston Campus

WLA

College writing

 

See the Crookston Web site for more information about liberal education requirements.

E/CR

Ethical and civic responsibility

 

BIOL SCI

Biological science with lab - Goal 3a

ENVT

People and the environment

 

COMMUNICAT

Written and oral communication - Goal 1

FA

Fine arts

 

CR THINKG

Critical thinking - Goal 2

ENVT

People and the environment

 

ETH/CIV RE

Ethical/Civic responsibility - Goal 9

FL

Foreign language

 

GLOB PERSP

Global perspective - Goal 8

FYS

Freshman year seminar

 

HI/BEH/SSC

History and behavioral/social sciences - Goal 5

HDIV

Human diversity

 

HUMAN DIV

Human diversity - Goal 7

HIST

Historical perspectives

 

HUMANITIES

Humanities: Arts, Literature, Philosophy - Goal 6

HUM

Communication, language, literature, and philosophy

 

LIB ED ELC

Liberal education elective

IP

International perspectives

 

MATH THINK

Mathematical thinking - Goal 4

M/SR

Mathematical/symbolic reasoning

 

PEOPLE/ENV

People and the environment - Goal 10

SCI

Physical and biological science without lab

 

PHYS SCI Physical science with lab - Goal 3b

SCI-L

Physical and biological science with lab

 

SS

Human behavior, social processes and institutions

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