The course numbering system has two parts that identify both the discipline and the level of difficulty of the course.
For example: XXX 000
XXX are the letters of the course specialty such as CAP for office Computer Applications, MED for medical science, CST for computer systems, etc. 000 are the numbers of the course -- courses beginning with the digit "0" are foundational courses. These are 0-credit courses and do not count towards the credit requirement for a degree. Courses beginning with the digit "1" are credit courses at the introductory level, and courses beginning with the digit "2", "3", and "4" are advanced level courses.
The following codes found at the end of course descriptions denote the perspectives, competencies and requirements the course fulfills:
CS - Communications Systems perspective; C Cultural perspective: A - Analytic perspective; S Social Sciences perspective; G - Global perspective; mc multicultural competency; e/p - ethical/philosophical competency; aw advanced writing competency; comm communications requirement; comp writing course requirement; cl computer literacy requirement; r research paper requirement, w global perspective world requirement; us global perspective United States requirement.
The symbols F, Sp, and Su (Fall, Spring and Summer) indicate which semester courses will be offered.
The * indicates the course is offered every odd year. The ** indicates the course is offered every even year.
Courses are offered in three modalities. Almost all are offered as traditional residential courses. Many are also offered online or in a hybrid or blended format. Hybrid courses usually meet four to five times on campus during the semester. The remainder of the course work is down in an online format. Course offerings for each semester are published approximately twelve weeks prior to the beginning of the semester and are listed Courses are designated in this publication as (H) for hybrid or (O) for online. Course with no designation are offered in the traditional residential format.
Please note: Students placing into Foundational English courses will need permission from their advisor to register for any college level course work.