How to Find Information Related to Academic Programs and Courses
This catalog includes directional tools customarily included in such publications. The Table of Contents, the Index to Course Listings, the general Index, and the Index of Abbreviations (inside back cover) are all essential tools for anyone using the catalog. By turning to these sections, readers can find information related to the structure, policies, and procedures that govern the University's operations as well as information about programs the University offers. This section supplements those listed above by providing directions in finding and interpreting information related to academic programs, academic departments, and courses.
Colleges & Schools
The chapter titled "Degree Programs" organizes information on programs within each of the four major academic divisions of the University: The College of Arts and Sciences, the Richards College of Business, and the College of Education, and the School of Nursing. Information relevant to each college, the dean, the Web address, general information, and specific requirements and options for the college, are included in an introductory section.
Information about each academic department with a graduate program is provided. This information includes the department web address, phone number, location, the department graduate faculty, descriptions of programs and program requirements. A list of courses offered by departments with a description for each course is located in a separate section.
All academic programs of study are listed in the general Index. The page numbers listed after each listing directs readers to the description of the program.
Though all the course descriptions in the catalog follow the same basic pattern, a number of variables determine the specific information contained in each. The following examples contain labels to illustrate how to read a course description:
*A complete list of course prefixes and the programs they refer to can be found in the Index to Course Listings on the inside back cover.