Special Course Numbers

100: Each department in the College of Arts and Science can offer a seminar numbered 100, cross-listed with at least two departments. This course number is reserved especially to allow students and faculty a chance to learn how different disciplines deal with the same problem. The 100 course has one or two semester hours of credit; you cannot receive more than four semester hours credit for all courses numbered 100. These courses may not be offered every year.

300: This course, Special Topics, is offered according to student request together with instructor permission. It carries one to three semester hours of credit; you cannot receive more than six semester hours of credit for this course.

177, 277, 377, and 477: These courses are independent study for undergraduate students. You can register for one to five hours of independent study each semester (no more than 10 per year). Registration for each course is in accordance with the level of instruction. Independent study projects must be approved by the instructor and the department chair.

340: This course is extended independent study and/or internship. It can be worth up to 20 semester hours of credit depending on the agreement between student and instructor. All extended independent studies must be approved by the instructor, department chair and dean.

199, 299, 399, 499/599 and 699: These numbers are used for workshops or similar offerings. Workshops must go through an approval process each year. Some departments/programs utilize workshop numbers ending in 97, 98 or 99 based upon volume and frequency of workshop offerings.

677: This course is used for departments/programs without an established Independent Study course number. You can register for 1-5 credit hours of independent study each semester (no more than 10 per year). Registration for each course is in accordance with the level of instruction. Independent study projects must be approved by the instructor and the department chair/program director.

700: This number is used for Master's thesis research credit.

790: This number is used for Pre-candidacy doctoral research.

850: This number is used for Doctoral Dissertation credit.

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