Course Numbering System and Key to Abbreviations and Symbols
Courses numbered 001 are continuing education unit (CEU) courses; those numbered 010-099 are remedial-level courses carrying no credit; those numbered 100-299 are lower-division courses primarily for undergraduates; 300-499 are upper-division courses primarily for advanced undergraduates, fifth-year students, and graduates; courses numbered 500-599 are intended for and are restricted to students enrolled in the College of Graduate Studies (see regulation B-7 for the exception to this rule); courses numbered 600-699 are intended for and are restricted to students enrolled in a doctoral program; courses numbered 800-999 are intended for and are restricted to students enrolled in the College of Law.
University of Idaho General Education Categories and Idaho GEM Categories
|University of Idaho Category||Idaho GEM Category|
|Mathematics||Mathematical Ways of Knowing|
|Natural and Applied Sciences||Scientific Ways of Knowing|
|Humanities||Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing|
|Social Science||Social and Behavioral Ways of Knowing|
|American Diversity||Institutionally Designated Competency Area|
|International||Institutionally Designated Competency Area|
|Integrated Studies||Institutionally Designated Competency Area|
|Senior Experience||Institutionally Designated Competency Area|
Letter Designations with Numbers
Certain course numbers also include letters preceding the number (i.e. R101, C100):
C - offered by correspondence study only.
H - offered only in University Honors Program.
J - courses conducted jointly, e.g., MUSA J365/J565 (Chamber Ensemble), in which students' assignments and expected levels of performance reflect the levels for which they are enrolled.
R - offered only at the University of Idaho at Idaho Falls.
An "s" in parentheses between the number and title of a course indicates that the course may be offered under the main title and/or with an appended subtitle, e.g., "Seminar" and/or "Seminar in the History of the Pacific Northwest." The specific area normally will be listed in the Class Schedule as a separate section of the main course.
Immediately following each course title, the number of credits authorized is shown in parentheses. Typical designations are:
(3 credits) - three semester credits (for courses with more than one number, e.g., 101-102-103, the three credits apply to each number).
(1-3 credits) - one to three semester credits.
(3 credits; 2 credits) - three credits fall semester; two credits spring semester.
(1-3 credits, max 3) - one to three credits during any academic session and the course may be repeated until the maximum of three credits has been earned.
(3 credits, max 12) - three credits during any academic session and the course may be repeated until the maximum of twelve credits has been earned (for a course with more than one number, e.g., 301-302, the maximum is overall and applies to the combined numbers).
(Credit arranged) - credits to be arranged from 1 to 16 credits (may be repeated for credit without restriction as to maximum).
(1-3 credits, max arranged) - one to three credits during any academic session, and the course may be repeated.
Standard Course Numbers
University-wide numbers have been established for certain categories of courses. These courses need not be listed in a subject-field section in the catalog unless they are to be offered regularly; they may be offered and listed in the Class Schedule whenever they are needed. The following course numbers and titles are authorized: 200, 400, 501, 601 Seminar; 203, 403, 503, 603 Workshop; 204, 404, 504, 604 Special Topics; 405, 505, 605 Professional Development; 298, 398, 498, 598, 698 Internship; 299, 499, 502, 602 Directed Study; 500 Master’s Research and Thesis; 597 Graduate Practicum; 599 Non-thesis Master’s Research; 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation.
alt/yrs - offered in alternate years
alt/sem - offered in alternate semesters
coreq - corequisite
cr - credit
dem - demonstration
dept - department
disc - discussion
div - division
exam - examination
GPA - grade-point average
grad - graduate
hr - hour
intro - introduction(-tory)
Jr - junior
lab(s) - laboratory(-ies)
lec - lecture(-s)
perm - permission of instructor
perm of dept - permission of department or subject-field chair
P/F - graded on the basis of pass or fail
prereq - prerequisite
reqd - required
Soph - sophomore
Sr - senior
undergrad - undergraduate