UHV Course Descriptions


Instructional Area:

ACC

Accounting

HUM

Humanities

AED

Administration & Supervision

ISC

Information Science

ANT

Anthropology

IDS

Interdisciplinary Studies

BIO

Biology

IBS

International Business

BUS

Business

LNG

Language

COM

Communication

LES

Leadership and Enterprise Studies

CED

Counseling

MGT

Management

CJS

Criminal Justice

MKT

Marketing

C&I

Curriculum & Instruction

MAS

Mathematical Sciences

ESE

Early School Education

MSE

Middle School Education

EDE

Economic Dev. & Entrepreneurship

NPL

Nonprofit Leadership

ECO

Economics

NUR

Nursing

EED

Elementary Education

PSY

Psychology

ENG

English

QMS

Quantitative Management Science

ESL

English as a Second Language

RDG

Reading

FLM Film REL Religion
FIN Finance SCI Science

FOR

Forensics Science

SED

Secondary Education

FED

Foundations of Education

SPA

Spanish

GAM

Gaming

SPE

Special Education

HIS

History

 

 


Course Numbering System
 

Each course is represented by three capital letters followed by a four-digit numeral (e.g., FIN 3311).
 

The letters form an abbreviation for the instructional area while the numeral is interpreted as follows:


First Digit: The first digit indicates academic level and provides information regarding restrictions as to undergraduate and/or graduate student enrollment:

3000 and 4000 series - 

undergraduate upper division (normally for undergraduate students but with advisor approval for graduate students)

 

6000 series - 

graduate courses (for graduate students only except for undergraduates with an approved mixed load petition)

 

Second Digit: The second digit indicates the amount of credit awarded. For example, a course numbered 4331, carries three semester hours of credit.


Third and Fourth Digits: The third and fourth digits are used to distinguish between courses within an instructional area.

 

Course Punctuation
 

One of the following marks of punctuation may immediately follow the course number, or may separate a series of course numbers. Internal punctuations (between multi-listed courses) take precedence over all punctuation in a series of course numbers. The significance of each mark of punctuation is as follows:


Colon –
A colon (:) following a course number indicates that the course may be taken as an independent one-semester course. This also applies when two course numbers are separated by a colon.

Comma –
A comma (,) between course numbers indicates that both courses must be taken before credit is received for either, but the second course may be taken first.

Hyphen –
A hyphen (-) between course numbers indicates that both courses must be taken before credit is received for either. The first course must be completed before the student enrolls in the second course, or if “concurrent enrollment only” is shown in the course description, both courses must be taken at the same time.

Semicolon –
A semicolon (;) between course numbers indicates that the first course may be taken and justify credit without completion of the second course, but the second course cannot be taken without the first as prerequisite.

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