Departments, Program Requirements, and Courses

Course Identification

Courses listed in the catalog are those the departments plan to offer, however, not every course is available during a given year. Necessarily, some courses will be canceled and other courses scheduled. The schedules of graduate and undergraduate courses for a given term are published before the end of the preceding term. In the course listings that follow, the credits shown are for one semester only. Effective Summer 2016, graduate level courses (courses numbered 600 and above) in the School of Engineering are assigned credits. Credit hours are not assigned to graduate level courses in the School of Arts and Sciences; many departments indicate instead the hours of class time per week.

A code number, indicating the department or program; a course number, indicating level; and sometimes a code letter, indicating area, for purposes of the distribution requirements, identify courses.

Code Numbers

Department and program code numbers for the School of Arts and Sciences and Engineering are as follows:

362Africana Studies
070Anthropology
550Applied Mathematics and Statistics
375Arabic
290Behavioral Biology
020Biology
580Biomedical Engineering
250Biophysics
540Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
660Center for Leadership Education
030Chemistry
373Chinese
560Civil Engineering
040Classics
050Cognitive Science
600Computer Science
270, 271Earth and Planetary Sciences
310East Asian Studies
180Economics
520Electrical and Computer Engineering
662Engineering Management
060English
370English as a Second Language
660Entrepreneurship & Management
061Film and Media Studies
500General Engineering
570Geography and Environmental Engineering
210-216German and Romance Languages and Literatures
384Hebrew
381Hindi
100History
010History of Art
140History of Science and Technology
300Humanities
650Information Security Institute
360Interdepartmental
192International Studies
378Japanese
379Kiswahili
380Korean
193Jewish Studies Program
361Latin American Studies
510Materials Science and Engineering
110Mathematics
530Mechanical Engineering
145Medicine, Science and the Humanities
374Military Science
389Museum and Society Program
376Music
130-134Near Eastern Studies
080Neuroscience
670Nanobiotechnology
382Persian
150Philosophy
171-173Physics and Astronomy
190-191Political Science
661Professional Communication
200Psychological and Brain Sciences
280Public Health Studies
377Russian
383Sanskrit
230Sociology
225Theatre Arts and Studies
371Visual Arts
363Women, Gender and Sexuality
220Writing Seminars

Course Numbers

Course numbers have the following significance:

100-299Undergraduate course, lower level
300-499Undergraduate course, upper-level
500-599Independent study/research/internship
600-799Course offered for advanced degree programs
800-849Independent study/research and dissertation, graduate level

Code Letters

The following code letters are a guide to undergraduate distribution area designators and writing requirements:

(E)Engineering
(H)Humanities
(N)Natural Sciences
(Q)Quantitative Studies
(S)Social and Behavioral Sciences
(W)Writing-Intensive

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