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 Glossary, the Index to Course Listings, the general Index, and the Index of Abbreviations 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.
Academic Programs and Units of Instruction, organizes information on programs within each of the six major academic divisions of the University: The College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Social Sciences, the Richards College of Business, 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.
All academic departments are listed in the general Index. Information about each academic department is arranged alphabetically for each college. This information includes, in order, the department Web address, the department faculty, descriptions of programs and program requirements, including majors, minors, and special tracks, and, finally, a list of courses offered by the department with a description for each course.
All academic programs of study are listed in the general Index. The page numbers listed after each direct readers to the description of the program within the information for the department that offers it (in some cases more than one department collaborates to offer a program, so multiple page numbers are given).
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 example contains 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 and the inside back cover.