Course Information

Courses are listed by subject area.

The subject abbreviation designates the department/subject area and subdiscipline within that area. The set of three numbers refers to the specific course within the subject area. For example, MUSC refers to the subject area, Music, and 143 refers to the specific course, Survey of American Jazz.

In any reference to a specific course, the full set of subject area and course numbers should always be used.

Course numbers 000-099 are courses that carry no units toward degree requirements. Courses numbered 100-299 are lower-division courses. Courses numbered 300-499 are upper-division courses which may be dual-listed as 500-699 for graduate unit. Courses at the 700 level are open only to graduate students.

A course number may occasionally have a letter suffix to designate that it is open only to students with a specific educational background preparation.

The letter "G" appearing after the course title identifies the course as one that can be used in satisfying the University General Education requirements. The second letter following the "G" identifies the category within General Education to which the course applies. Proficiency and U.S. Racial/Ethnic Diversity courses are identified with the appropriate designation after the course title.

Special Courses

These courses are available on a selected basis through most of the academic departments. The course descriptions are common to all departments. However, the prerequisites and the number of units permitted in certain programs may differ. Note the limitation of units for degree programs identified in the Catalog.

490 Workshop

Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing "hands on" and participatory instructional techniques. Workshops have as their primary goal the imparting of either a specialized knowledge base regarding an instructional strategy or method or a specific skill. Presentations which are more broadly based in content or which emphasize intensive study and/or research procedures are not to be offered under a workshop number or title.

491 Travel Study

A planned and directed group excursion involving extensive academically focused travel, usually conducted in a foreign country.

494 Seminar

Group activity. An advanced course of study in a defined subject matter area emphasizing a small group in intense study with a faculty member.

496 Special Studies

Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

498 Independent Study

Individual activity in an area of special interest for a variable number of units under the sponsorship and guidance of a faculty member.


Class Standing:

  • fr - freshman
  • soph - sophomore
  • jr - junior
  • sr - senior
  • grad st - graduate standing

cons instr - consent of instructor

cons dept chp - consent of department chairperson

u - unit

*u - unit to be arranged

equiv - equivalent

G - designates a course that can be used in satisfying General Education. The letter following the "G" designates the category within General Education in which the course applies:

  • A - Arts
  • E - Ethnic Cultures or Women's Studies
  • H - Humanities
  • I - Interdisciplinary
  • L - Laboratory Natural Sciences
  • M - Math and Natural Sciences (non-lab)
  • P - Physical Education
  • S - Social Sciences

hr - hour(s)

intro - introductory

req - requirement


  • Coreq - Corequisite - A course which must be completed prior to, or concurrent with, registration for the specified course.
  • Prereq - Prerequisite - A requirement that must be satisfied before registering for the course.
  • Equiv - Equivalent - A course for which unit cannot be earned because the content overlaps with the specified course.

yr - year

Subject Areas

The alpha subject area designates the discipline area within a department. The Department name and Subject Area codes are listed below.

Subject Code Subject Description Department
ACCOUNT Accounting Accounting
ACINDP A&C Interdepartmental College of Arts &Communication
AFRIAMR African American Studies Race & Ethnic Studies
AMERIND American Indian Studies Race & Ethnic Studies
ANTHROPL Anthropology Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
ARABIC Arabic Languages & Literatures
ARTHIST Art History Art
ARTMULTI Art Multimedia Art
ARTSTDIO Art Studio Art
ASIANSTD Asian Studies Race & Ethnic Studies
ASTRONMY Astronomy Physics
BEINDP Bus & Econ Interdptmtl College of Business & Economics
BIOLOGY Biological Sciences Biological Sciences
CHEM Chemistry Chemistry
CHICANO Chicano Studies Race & Ethnic Studies
CHINESE Chinese Languages & Literatures
CIBME Business and Marketing Education Curriculum and Instruction
CIFLD Curriculum & Instruction Curriculum & Instruction Field
CIGENRL Curriculum & Instruction Curriculum & Instruction General
COACHING Coaching Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching
COMDIS Communicative Disorders Communicative Disorders
COMM Communication Communication
COMPSCI Computer Science Mathematics & Computer Sciences
COUNSED Counselor Education Counselor Education
CRIMJUS Criminal Justice Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
DANCE Dance Theatre & Dance
DEVLPED Developmental Education
EARLYCHD Early Childhood College of Education
ECON Economics Economics
EDADMIN Educational Administration Curriculum &Instruction
EDFNDPRC Ed Foundations Practicum Educational Foundations
EDFOUND Educational Foundations Educational Foundations
EDUINDP Education College of Education Interdepartmental
ELEMMID Elementary/Middle Curriculum & Instruction
ENGLISH English Languages & Literatures
ESL English as a Second Language Languages & Literatures
FNBSLW Finance & Business Law Finance & Business Law
FORNLANG Foreign Language General Languages & Literatures
FRENCH French Languages & Literatures
GENED General Education College of Letters & Sciences/College of Arts & Communication
GEOGRPY Geography Geography & Geology
GEOLGY Geology Geography & Geology
GERMAN German Languages & Literatures
HEALTHED Health Education Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching
HISTRY History History
HONOR University Honors Prgm University Honors Prgm
INTRAUNV Intrauniversity
INTRNAR Internt'l & Area Studies Political Science
ITSCM Information Technology and Supply Chain Management Information Technology and Supply Chain Management
JAPANESE Japanese Languages & literatures
JOURNLSM Journalism Communication
LDRSHP Leadership Mil Science & Aerospace Leadership Mil Science & Aerospace
LIBMEDIA Library Media Educational Foundations
LIBST Liberal Studies Philosophy & Religious Studies
LSINDP L&S Interdepartmental College of Letters & Sciences
MANGEMNT Management Management
MARKETNG Marketing Marketing
MATH Mathematics Mathematics & Computer Sciences
MCS Management Computer Systems Management Computer Systems
MUSC Music Music
PEFIELD Physical Education Field Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching
PEGNRL Physical Education General Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching
PEPROF Physical Education Professional Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching
PHILSPHY Philosophy Philosophy & Religious Studies
PHYSCS Physics Physics
POLISCI Political Science Political Science
PORTUGSE Portuguese Languages & Literatures
PSYCH Psychology Psychology
RACEETH Race & Ethnic Cultures General Race & Ethnic Studies
READING Reading Curriculum & Instruction
RECREATN Recreation Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Coaching
RELIGST Religious Studies Philosophy & Religious Studies
RUSSIAN Russian Language & Litertures
SAFETY Occ & Envi Safety & Hth Occ & Envi Safety & Hth
SCHBUSMG School Business Info Technology & Business Management Ed
SCIBUS Integrated Science-Business Biological Sciences & College of Business
SECNDED Secondary Education Curriculum & Instruction
SOCIOLGY Sociology Sociology, Anthropology & Criminal Justice
SOCWORK Social Work Social Work
SPANISH Spanish Languages & Literatures
SPECED Special Education Special Education
SPECFLD Special Education Field Special Education
THEATRE Theatre Theatre & Dance
WOMENST Women's Studies Women's Studies