2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Course Abbreviations

Each course is assigned a five-digit number. The first digit indicates the level (year) at which the course is offered; the second, third and fourth digits distinguish one course from another within the same department; the fifth digit reflects the amount of semester-hour credit assigned to the course. In indicating the level or year of the course, 0 is used for sub-freshman; 1 for freshman; 2 for sophomore; 3 for junior; 4 for senior; 5 for senior-graduate; and 6, 7, 8 and 9 for graduate.

The fifth digit shows semester-hour credit with one exception — zero is assigned to those courses that include one or more of the following features: non-credit, credit value that includes a fraction, or the course has a variable credit value that is determined at the time of enrollment on an individual basis.

Thus the course English 10803 (or ENGL 10803) is freshman level (first digit) and carries three semester hours of credit (fifth digit). The three middle digits (second, third and fourth) identify it as a specific course in the Department of English.

When the term "advanced courses" is used, it refers to those of junior rank (30000 level) or higher.

In designating courses, departments use the four-letter subject code (such as ENGL for English) that has been devised for Web-based registration.

The codes are to be interpreted as follows:

AADM Arts Administration
ACCT Accounting
ACOT Academy of Tomorrow
ADRN AddRan Interdisciplinary
AEST Aerospace Studies
ANTH Anthropology
ARED Art Education
ARGD Graphic Design
ARHI Art History
ARST Studio Art
ART Art
ASST Asian Studies
BIOL Biology
BRST British and Colonial/Post-Colonial Studies
BUSI Business
CHDV Child Development
CHEM Chemistry
CHIN Chinese
CITE Computer Information Technology
COMM Communication Studies
COSC Computer Science
COSD Communication Sciences and Disorders
CRES Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
CRJU Criminal Justice
DANC Dance
DCDA Digital Culture and Data Analytics
ECON Economics
EDEC Education: Early Childhood
EDMS Education – Middle School
EDRE Education – Reading
EDSE Education – Secondary
EDSP Education – Special
EDUC Education – General
ENFL English as a Foreign Language
ENGL English
ENGR Engineering
ENSC Environmental Science
ENTM Energy Technology and Management
FINA Finance
FNRT Fine Arts Interdisciplinary
FREN French
FTDM Film, Television, and Digital Media
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GREE Greek
GRMN German
HARE Human-Animal Relationships
HCHS Harris College Health Sciences
HCOL Honors Colloquia
HEBR Hebrew
HHIT Honors Intellectual Traditions
HIST History
HITP Honors Intellectual Traditions, Purpose
HLTH Health
HNRS Honors – Origins and Images
HSPR Honors Special Problems
IDFM Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising
IELP Intensive English Language Program
INSC Information Systems and Supply Chain Management
INTR Interdisciplinary
ITAL Italian
JAPN Japanese
JOUR Journalism
KINE Kinesiology
LTNO Latina/o Studies
MANA Management
MARK Marketing
MATH Mathematics
MILS Military Science
MOLA Modern Languages
MUSI Music
MUSP Music Performance
NTDT Nutritional Sciences
NURS Nursing
PEAC Physical Education Activity Courses
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics and Astronomy
PORT Portuguese
POSC Political Science
PSYC Psychology
RAMA Ranch Management
RELI Religion
SCIE Science & Engineering Interdisciplinary
SOCI Sociology
SOWO Social Work
SPAN Spanish
STCO Strategic Communication
THEA Theatre
UNPR University Programs
WRIT Writing
WGST Women and Gender Studies