Interpreting Course Descriptions

A typical course description appears like this:

CHEM-762 Industrial Hygiene Ventilation and Noise Control 3 cr.
Evaluation and testing of contaminant control ventilation systems for removal of toxic gases, vapors, and particulates from work environments. Evaluation of noise exposures and application of noise control methods to reduce worker exposures.
P: CHEM-742 and AEC-652. $

and is comprised of the following components, in order:

Subject Area Code

AEC Architecture, Engineering and Construction
ANTH Anthropology
APRL Apparel Design/Manufacturing
APSS Applied Social Science
APSC Applied Science
ARTED Art Education
ARTH Art History
BIO Biology
BUACT Business Accounting
BUINB Business International Business
BULGL Business Legal
BUMGT Business Management
BUMIS Business Management Information Systems
BUMKG Business Marketing
BURTL Business Retail
CADD CADD/Drafting
CAHSS College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
CEE Computer/Electrical Engineering
CEHHS College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
CHEM Chemistry
CSTEM College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
CNS Cognitive Neuroscience
COGS Cognitive Science
COUN Counseling
CS Computer Science
CTE Career and Technical Education
DES Design
ECE Early Childhood Education
ECON Economics
EDUC Education
ELEC Electricity/Electronics
ENGGR Engineering Graphics
ENGL English
FCSE Family and Consumer Sciences Education
FN Food and Nutrition
FREN French
GCM Graphic Communications Management
GDD Game Design and Development
GEM Golf Enterprise Management
GEOG Geography
HDFS Human Development and Family Studies
HIST History
HLTED Health Education
HLTH Health
HT Hospitality and Tourism
ICT Information Communication Technologies
INMGT Industrial Management
ITM Information Technology Management
LIT Literature
LOG Logic
MATH Mathematics
MBE Marketing & Business Education
MECH Engineering Mechanics
MEDIA Media Technology
MFGE Manufacturing Engineering
MFGT Manufacturing Technology
MFT Marriage and Family Therapy
MSCS Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science
MSL Military Science and Leadership
NANO Nanoscience/Nanotechnology
PE Physical Education and Athletics
PHIL Philosophy
PHOTO Photography
PHYS Physics
PKG Packaging
PLE Plastics Engineering
PM Property Management
POLS Political Science
PSYC Psychology
RC Risk Control
RD Design, Research and Development
REHAB Vocational Rehabilitation
SCIED Science Education
SCOUN School Counseling
SMGT Sustainable Management
SOC Sociology
SOCWK Social Work
SPAN Spanish
SPCOM Speech Communication
SPED Special Education
SPSY School Psychology
SRVM Service Management
STAT Statistics
STMED Science, Technology and Mathematics Education
SUST Sustainability
TECED Technology Education
TECH Technology
THEA Theatre
TRANS Transportation/Energy
TRDIS Transdisciplinary
TRHRD Training and Human Resource Development

WGS Women and Gender Studies

Course Level

The three digits of the course codes refer to the course level. Graduate courses are numbered from 500 to 899. The 100 through 400 series are undergraduates courses.

Course Title


One credit hour usually represents one hour of class time per week plus two hours of out of class study.


Course Planning Information

Information on the second line of the course description helps you as you plan your course schedules. The terms indicated — Fall, Spring, Summer and WinTerM — serve only as a general guide and do not guarantee that a course will be offered during a particular semester. Uncoded courses follow no usual pattern. Verify availability of a course in any given term by checking the online Open Courses listing or through Access Stout when planning your schedule.

Other Codes

P or Prerequisites: = Prerequisites are required as described.
$ = A special course fee applies.
R = Course is repeatable for credit.