Dec 13, 2019  
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017 - 2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

How to Read Course Descriptions


A course number indicates in a general way the difficulty and level of the student group for which the course is offered. Courses numbered 100 to 199 are primarily for freshmen; 200 to 299 for sophomores; and 300 to 499 for juniors and seniors. Some 500 to 599 courses have been approved for graduate credit (see departmental sections) and may be taken by qualified seniors and graduate students. Courses numbered 600 and above are restricted to graduate students.

The number in parentheses after a course indicates the credit in semester hours.

A hyphen (-) between the numbers of a course indicates no credit will be given until all of the course sequence is successfully completed.

A colon (:) between the numbers of a course and semester hours credit indicates credit will be given as each semester of the course is completed; courses must be taken in sequence.

A comma (,) between the numbers of a course and semester hours credit indicates credit will be given as each semester of the course is completed and they need not be taken in order.

The line following the course title and credit tells the number of lecture and laboratory hours a week. The third line gives the prerequisite, if any.

Following some course descriptions, the semester in which the course is offered (fall, spring) will be listed. When no semester (or semesters) is listed at the end of the course description, then that course may be offered during fall, spring or both semesters of an academic year. However, students should consult with their academic advisors to verify exact schedules for course offerings.

To obtain detailed information regarding a specific course, students may view the complete course syllabus for a specific course by accessing the course through the Radford University computer network.