2019-2020 Catalog 
    Sep 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Courses of Instruction

Key to Abbreviations

ACCT Accounting HIST History
ACTV Activity HONS Honors Courses
AMRS Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies INT Interdisciplinary
ARAB Arabic    
ART Fine Arts ITAL Italian
ASTR Astronomy


BIOL Biology JOUR Journalism
BOMI Botany/Microbiology LAS Latin American Studies
BUS Business Administration LATI


Black World Studies MATH Mathematics
CHEM Chemistry MES Middle Eastern Studies
CHIN Chinese MUS Music
CLAS Classics MUSP Music Performance
CMLT Comparative Literature NEUR Neuroscience
COMM Communications PG Politics and Government
CS Computer Science PHIL Philosophy
DANC Dance PHYS Physics
DATA Data Analytics PSYC Psychology
ECON Economics


EDUC Education RUSS Russian
ENG English SOAN Sociology/Anthropology
ENVS Environment & Sustainability


ESL English as a Second Language    


GEOG Geography THEA Theatre
GEOL Geology UC University Courses
GERM German URB Urban Studies
GREE Greek WGS Women’s/Gender Studies
HHK Health & Human Kinetics ZOOL Zoology

To aid students in long-range planning, the letters F for fall semester and S for spring semester have been placed after selected course descriptions. All courses carry one unit of academic credit unless otherwise indicated.

Course Selection

Freshmen and sophomores should enroll in courses numbered 100 through 249, but may be permitted to take courses numbered above 250 with the relevant department’s permission. Juniors and seniors should enroll in courses numbered above 250, but may be permitted to take courses numbered below 250 if (a) it is necessary for the major; (b) it is a second (third, etc.) foreign language; (c) it is an elective in the area of science or mathematics where the student does not have the prerequisites for advanced course work; or (d) there is sufficient space in the class after the registration of freshmen and sophomores.



   •  PHYS 110 C - General Physics for Physical Science Majors I
   •  PHYS 110 L - General Physics Laboratory I
   •  PHYS 111 C - General Physics for Physical Science Majors II
   •  PHYS 111 L - General Physics Laboratory II
   •  PHYS 115 - Principles of Physics I
   •  PHYS 116 - Principles of Physics II
   •  PHYS 275 - Analog Electronics
   •  PHYS 280 C - Contemporary Physics
   •  PHYS 280 L - Contemporary Physics Laboratory
   •  PHYS 300 1 - Biophysics of the Brain
   •  PHYS 300 2 - Biophysics of the Brain
   •  PHYS 300 3 - Digital Signal Processing
   •  PHYS 310 - Mechanics
   •  PHYS 320 - Thermal and Statistical Physics
   •  PHYS 330 - Biophysics of the Brain
   •  PHYS 345 - Advanced Physics Lab
   •  PHYS 360 - Electromagnetic Theory
   •  PHYS 375 - Digital Electronics
   •  PHYS 380 - Quantum Mechanics I
   •  PHYS 381 - Quantum Mechanics II
   •  PHYS 490 - Independent Study
   •  PHYS 491 - Directed Readings
   •  PHYS 498 - Physics Seminar
   •  PHYS 499 - Research