Course Description Definitions
- Course Number:
The course number consists of a two-digit and/or four-digit letter abbreviation indicating the subject area of the course (consult the Discipline Code list below) followed by a three-digit number to which, in some instances, an additional letter is appended.
- Course Description/Contact Hours:
The course information contains the description, the discipline code (two or four digits), the course number, the course title and the course weight. The credit weight may be preceded, if deemed appropriate, by an abbreviation (consult Abbreviations in the Glossary) indicating the term or session in which the course is normally taught. The course information line is followed by a brief description of the content of the course (more information is available from the department) and may end with a statement that the course is cross-listed in another academic discipline. The description is followed, where applicable, by a prerequisite, co-requisite, credit exclusion statement and/or notes.
Contact Hours: Any deviation from the normal number of three contact hours per week for 12 weeks, or 36 lecture hours per term, for a course, will be noted after the credit value in the course description.
- Credit Weight:
The credit weight is the relative value assigned to the course. A 1.0-credit course carries twice the weight of a 0.5-credit course and normally consists of three contact hours per week over two terms (September – April). A credit denotes a 1.0-credit (or full-credit) course with 1.0 indicated in the course description. A 0.5-credit course carries twice the weight of a 0.25-credit course and is normally conducted over a four-month period. A half-credit course is indicated with the 0.5 weight in the course description, and a quarter-credit course as 0.25 in the description and is normally taught over a six-week period. However, courses may be taught over varying periods of time than these listed. In the program descriptions, the following symbols are used following the course number:
Credit Weight Symbol One and a half credits (1.5) ‡ One credit (1.0) * Quarter-credit (0.25) º
(0.5 credits do not have a symbol appended.)
Half (0.5-credit) courses are indicated simply by the course number consisting of the discipline code and a three-digit number. This system of notation represents a change from that used in all calendars prior to the 1993-1994 version, in which the symbol * was used to identify 0.5-credit courses.For example, a student who earned an A in a 1.0 credit course would be given an 11, a C- in a 0.5 credit course would be given a 2 (4 points/2) and a B+ in a 0.25 credit course would be given a 2.25 (9 points/4). To calculate the GPA, all grade points are added together and divided by the total weight of the credits. In this case the GPA would be 8.71 (15.25 grade points divided by 1.75 credits).
Where letter grades are derived from percentages, conversion follows this chart unless the instructor announces otherwise, in writing, at the start of a course.
- Discipline Codes:
LORIS Code LORIS and Transcript Code Discipline Faculty LORIS
LORIS and Transcript Code Discipline Faculty LORIS
LORIS and Transcript
Discipline Faculty AB ARAB Arabic Arts FR FREN French Arts MI MEDS Mediterranean Studies Arts AF ARTS Faculty of Arts Arts FS FILM Film Studies Arts ML MLST Medieval and Medievalism Studies Arts AN ANTH Anthropology Arts GC CRGC Christian Studies and Global Citizenship Martin Luther University College MX MDST Media Studies Liberal Arts AR ARCH Archaeology Arts --- GESC Geography and Environmental Studies Arts MU MUSI Music Music AS ASTR Astronomy Science GG GEOG Geography Arts MZ MUSL Muslim Studies Arts BF BRFO Foundations Human and Social Sciences and
GL GEOL Geology Arts NO NAST North American Studies Arts BI BIOL Biology Science GM GERM German Arts PP PHIL Philosophy Arts BU BUSI Business Business and Economics GS GLST Global Studies Arts PC PHYS Physics Science CC CRIM Criminology Human and Social Science GR GREE Greek Arts PD PLCG Policing Human and Social Sciences CH CHEM Chemistry Science HD HEAD Health Administration Human and Social Sciences PO POLI Political Science Arts CL CLAS Classical Studies Arts HE HESC Health Sciences Human and Social Sciences PS PSYC Psychology Science --- CMEG Community Engagement Arts HI HIST History Arts RE RE&C Religion and Culture Arts --- HMLD Humanities with Leadership Foundations Liberal Arts --- COOP Co-operative Education HN HBIO Human Biology Science SC SCIE Science Science CP CPTG Computer Science Science HP HPSC History and Philosophy of Science Arts SE SOCE Social Entrepreneurship Arts CS COMS Communication Studies Arts HR HUMN Human Rights and Human Diversity Liberal Arts SL SCWL Social Welfare Social Work --- DATA Data Science Science HS HEST Health Studies Human and Social Sciences --- SOJE Social and Environmental Justice
(was Society, Culture and Environment),
(and formerly Contemporary Studies)
Human and Social Sciences
DD DESI Game Design and Development Human and Social Sceinces ID INDG Indigenous Studies Liberal Arts ST STAT Statistics Science --- INED International Education Studies Faculty of Arts/Faculty of Education DH DHUM Digital Humanities Arts IT ITAL Italian Arts SY SOCI Sociology Arts --- DMJN Digital Media and Journalism
(formerly JN - Journalism)
Liberal Arts KP KPPE Kinesiology and Physical Education Science SP SPAN Spanish Arts EC ECON Economics Business and Economics KS CULT Cultural Studies Arts UU INDS University Interdisciplinary EM EDMI Education minor Education LA LATN Latin Arts UX UEXD User Experience Design Liberal Arts EN ENGL English Arts LL LGLT Languages and Literatures Arts --- WASC Applied Water Science Arts and Science --- ENTR Entrepreneurship Business and Economics LY LWSC Law and Society Liberal Arts --- WOMS Women and Gender Studies Arts --- ENVX Environmental
Arts and Science OL ORLD Leadership Human and Social Sciences --- WORK Labour Studies and Career Development Liberal Arts ES EVST Environmental Studies Arts MA MATH Mathematics Science YC YCST Youth and Children's Studies Liberal Arts EU EDUC Bachelor of Education Education MB BUTM Business
Business and Economics