SAMPLE COURSE DESCRIPTION
COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM
GENERAL EDUCATION DESIGNATION
Course Numbering System
Undergraduate Courses (1–499)
||Courses not applicable for credit toward a bachelor’s
|| Initial or introductory courses
||Second-year courses in a sequence or development in a field of study.
200-level courses that have an explicit college-level course prerequisite
count toward the non-introductory credit requirement.
||Third- and fourth-year courses in a sequence of courses or first
courses in professional curricula. May be accepted by Graduate Division
to fulfill graduate degree requirements (petition may be required).
Courses numbered 300 or above are upper-division and count toward
the non-introductory credit requirement.
Post-Baccalaureate Courses (500–800)
||Directed Study (master’s Plan B)
||Courses applicable toward first professional degrees (law and medicine)
and in-service training programs in education
||Thesis Research (master’s Plan A)
||Advanced graduate courses
Special Numbers: Courses ending in –99 are directed
research or directed study. Experimental courses ending in –97 or
–98 and single offerings are not listed in the Catalog.