Understanding the Course Code
Every course has a code number. Each number provides valuable information about the course it identifies, Information which will be helpful to you in choosing your courses and planning your curriculum.
Example: SOC 121 A or Z 6 credits
The first three letters (SOC) indicate the subject area (Sociology). The first three numbers (121) are the course numbers and indicate the level of the course.
100-399 stands for an introductory course
400-699 stands for an intermediate course
700-899 stands for an advanced course
An “A” in the seventh element in the code indicates the course is liberal arts; a “Z” signals the course as a professional/technical course.
Sometimes a course will have two codes because it includes two different subject areas or disciplines. For instance, the course code for “Science and Human Values” is:
SCI 102A/3 credits
HUM 102A/3 credits
The first line shows that three credits of the course are in the natural sciences (SCI); the second line shows that three credits are in the humanities (HUM).
This course description book lists the courses offered at all the campuses. Some courses like Core and English courses are offered at every campus. Other courses were developed as part of the course development process and are offered only at the campuses where they were requested by the students.