Many courses in the Department are quarter courses (6 weeks) and are identified by a pound (#) sign. There are also several 700-level half courses (12 weeks) listed, identified by an asterisk (*). The quarter courses are designed to permit students to acquire a greater breadth of advanced level knowledge than would be possible where selections are limited to full or half courses. In addition, specialized advanced level material is made available to permit in-depth studies of particular subject areas. Students are also encouraged to include minor areas of study in addition to their major area.
600-level half courses are offered for graduate credit, and are also available to senior undergraduate students. A student will normally not be permitted to take more than two 600-level courses beyond a Bachelor’s degree.