This section contains a description of the curriculum of each departmental and interdepartmental program, along with degree requirements for majors and minors, elective courses, and suggestions about courses and programs in related fields. Each course description includes the credit value of the course; a list of the course’s prerequisites, if any; notification if the course is writing intensive, and information on the frequency with which the course is offered.
The courses of instruction, course descriptions, and major and minor programs are subject to change, and the university reserves the right to withdraw or modify them at any time without notice. Students should consult the master schedule, published by the Registrar’s Office each semester, for current information on course offerings and curricula. Information on changes in department or program curricula or requirements is available at the appropriate department or program office.Departments & Course Listings Africana Studies American Studies Art Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Biology Chemistry Communication Community Service Computational Science Computer Science East Asian Studies Economics Education Engineering English Environmental Studies Geography Geology Global Studies Health, Fitness & Sport History LanguagesManagement Marine Science Mathematics Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Health Pre-Law Psychology Religion Russian Area Studies Service Learning Sociology Theatre & Dance Urban Studies Wittenberg Seminars Women's Studies
Courses that may be applied to general education learning goals have been designated with an appropriate letter code in the course number. Courses numbered from 001 to 009 are preparatory to college work and carry no graduation credit. Course numbers from 010 to 099 are reserved for activity courses in the Department of Health, Fitness and Sport, and the Department of Theatre and Dance.
Courses at the 100-level are introductory courses or sequences of courses, with no departmental prerequisites, that introduce basic skills, techniques, concepts, or questions of the field.
Courses numbered from 200 to 299 continue the introduction to the field beyond the 100-level or introduce the field by focusing on a major area in the field. Such courses may not have departmental prerequisites but are designed for students with some college experience.
Courses at the 300-level are advanced courses that depend on previously learned knowledge and skills in the discipline or a maturity of skills in critical thinking. In such courses, students are asked increasingly to employ the tools of the discipline in response to basic questions. Ordinarily these courses have prerequisites or require junior standing.
Courses at the 400-level require students to do more independent work, often involving the creation or synthesis of knowledge using previously learned skills, and these courses usually are designed for the major.