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General Information

The Schedule of Classes is arranged alphabetically by course designator. For example, MTH for mathematics. Courses are arranged in numerical order within the department listing.

The university reserves the right to alter the contents of this publication, as circumstances require, by making necessary changes such as, but not limited to: addition and cancellation of courses and sections; changes in meeting times and locations; changes in course prerequisites, and changes in instructor.


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Schedule Abbreviations

In reading the Schedule of Classes, please refer to the following abbreviations:

Baccalaureate/WIC Courses

All baccalaureate core classes in the Schedule of Classes are preceded by an asterisk*. 
All WIC (writing intensive course) classes are preceded by a carat ^.


Course Title/+Lab/+Rec (Multi-Part Courses)

The course title is the name of the class. If a class lecture is "linked" to a noncredit lab or recitation, you must register for all parts of the course. Web registration will not permit you to register for one part without the other. Likewise, you may not drop only one part of a "linked" course; if you do so, the other part will be dropped automatically. If you want to change one part of a multi-part course, you should drop the part and add a new part at the same time before processing your requested changes. Be sure to process the request after specifying the drop and the add.


Crs #

100/200 = Lower Division, Undergraduate
300/400 = Upper Division, Undergraduate
500 = Graduate, primarily Master’s
600 = Graduate, primarily Doctoral
700 = Professional, DVM, PharmD 


Sec #

Section number.


CRN

CRN is the unique Course Reference Number that identifies each class.


CR = Credit

All credits listed in the Schedule of Classes refer to quarter credits.

If a course is taught for variable credits, for example 1–16 credits, Web registration will prompt you to enter the correct number of credits for which you want to enroll. If you need to change that number later, you may do so via the Web.


Distance Course Delivery Mode

IDL– = Individualized Directed Learning


Fees

A list of course fee codes, their description, and the fee amounts are listed in the online catalog under Registration Information at http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/Default.aspx?section=Registration. Other fees are described under Tuition and Fees and Payment in the online catalog at http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/ChapterDetail.aspx?key=434, and in the Registration Information Handbook under Tuition and Fees.

Location

See the campus map at http://oregonstate.edu/campusmap/ for building abbreviations and locations. Or at the back of the Registration Information Handbook.


TBA = To be announced.


Meeting Time

Days of the week are abbreviated as follows:

M = Monday
T = Tuesday
W = Wednesday,
R = Thursday
F = Friday
S = Saturday

TBA = To Be Announced

All times shown in this publication are on the basis of the 24-hour clock. Times past noon have 1200 added, e.g., 2 p.m. = 1400.


NSHD

No-show drop. See Academic Regulation 9.


P/N=Pass/No Credit

A class is graded A–F unless P/N appears, in which case Pass/No Credit grading applies.

All courses registered via the Web are given the A–F or P/N grade option as appropriate. Any change of the A–F option (to S/U) is done in person at the Registrar’s Office after completing the appropriate forms. The deadline for these changes is the end of the 7th week of classes. See the Academic Calendars.


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Registration Restrictions


Prerequisites

Prerequisites provide the background necessary for successful performance in a course. Students may attempt a course without having prerequisites if they have obtained the consent of the instructor to do so. If the instructor’s consent is not obtained, then students who have not fulfilled published prerequisites may be disenrolled from the course during the first week of classes.

Departmental Approval

Special approval is required for this course; the student requests an "override" from the department teaching the course, and then the student registers for the course.

+/–

+ indicates "only." For example, under class limitation +1 means only freshmen, – indicates "no." Under college limitation, –1,7 means no students from College of Agricultural Sciences or the College of Pharmacy may register.

AL=Alphabetic Sections (Alpha sections for WR 121)

WR 121 course sections have registration limitations determined by the first letter of the student’s last name. These are marked in the comments or restrictions column with the following codes:

  • AL+AG = Students whose last names range from A to G may register that term.
  • AL+HN = Students whose last names range from H to N may register that term.
  • AL+OZ = Students whose last names range from O to Z may register that term.


CL=Class Standing

1 = Freshman
2 = Sophomore
3 = Junior
4 = Senior
5 = Undergraduate nondegree
6 = Graduate nondegree
7 = Postbaccalaureate (undergraduate)
8 = Master’s candidate
9 = Doctoral candidate
G = Postbaccalaureate (graduate)
V = Professional

CO=College Codes

01 = Agricultural Sciences
02 = Business
03 = Education
04 = Pre-Engineering
05 = Forestry
07 = Pharmacy
08 = Science
09 = Graduate School
10 = Liberal Arts
11 = Defense Education (ROTC)
14 = University Exploratory Studies Program
15 = Veterinary Medicine
16 = Engineering
17 = Interdisciplinary Programs
18 = University Honors College
22 = Pre-Business Program
23 = Public Health and Human Sciences
24 = Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
EP = Intensive English Program

DG=Degree

If a course is restricted to students pursuing specific degrees, it will list a code of DG + – under the Registration Restrictions column. Degrees listed may include HBA (Honors Bachelor of Art), HBFA (Honors Bachelor of Fine Arts) and HBS (Honors Bachelor of Science).

LV=Level

1 = Undergraduate
2 = Graduate students
3 = Postbaccalaureate students
4 = Nondegree and Credential
5 = Professional students

Major Restrictions/Major Code Descriptions

Some courses are restricted to students enrolled in particular majors. Numerical codes of the majors students are restricted to are noted in the Restrictions column in the online Schedule of Classes. Major restrictions and major code descriptions are listed in the online catalog under Search Class Listings at http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/Default.aspx.


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Course Numbering System

Throughout the Oregon University System (OUS), courses follow this basic course numbering system:

000NC–099NC. Noncredit courses offered by INTO OSU.

0–99. Noncredit or credit courses of a remedial, terminal, or semiprofessional nature not applicable toward degree requirements.

100–299. Undergraduate, lower-division courses.

300–499. Undergraduate, upper-division courses.

500–599. Graduate courses offered primarily in support of a master’s degree but which are also available for doctoral level credit. Undergraduates of superior scholastic achievement may be admitted on approval of the instructor and department head, and they may apply to reserve these courses for later use on a graduate degree program.

600–699. Graduate courses offered principally in support of doctoral level instructional programs but also available for master’s program credit.

700–799. Professional or technical courses that may be applied toward a professional degree (such as DVM or PharmD) but not toward other graduate degrees (such as PhD).

800–899. In-service courses aimed at practicing professionals in the discipline. These courses may not be applied to graduate nor professional degree programs.


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