Each course is identified by a three-digit number. Generally, the first digit indicates the level of instruction: “1” for freshman, “2” for sophomore, “3” for junior, and “4” for senior.
The numbers 190, 290, 390, and 490 are used throughout the university’s curriculum to designate courses that are named when taught. These numbers may be repeated within an academic area as long as the content/title is different.
The numbers 193, 293, 393, and 493 are used in some departments to designate workshops that are named when offered. A workshop numbered in this manner gives one to three hours of credit.
The numbers 149, 249, 349, and 449 are used to designate courses in independent study or directed readings. Only nine hours of such numbered courses may be used toward a degree.
The number 480 designates courses in curricular practica.
The number 497 designates courses in curricular internships.
The number 499 is used to designate an honors thesis or a leadership project. A student may register for it only on invitation of a faculty member who wishes to supervise it. Normally the student registers for 499 one or two times, and only in exceptional circumstances three times, as work on the thesis or project continues for up to three trimesters. If the thesis is approved by the student’s major department and the honors committee, the student is entitled to graduate with honors in the major subject.