Because curriculum development is a continuous process, there may have been course changes subsequent to the publishing of this catalog. Therefore, the College reserves the right to add, change, or delete curricular offerings and/or make curricular refinements. Some changes are necessitated by agencies that accredit the College or award certificates to students. Check with the appropriate academic discipline to learn of any recent changes.
As a service to students and those who advise students, the College provides information regarding the semester a course is expected to be offered. The information is included in the course description. Please note that course schedule information is subject to change without notification. Furthermore, the inclusion of information as to when courses are typically offered does not constitute a contract between the students and the College.
Course Numbering System
All courses carry four credits unless otherwise indicated. Prerequisites, if there are any, are listed at the end of each course description.
- 100/200-level courses are introductory and intermediate courses usually taken during the freshman and sophomore years.
- 300/400-level courses are upper division courses, usually taken by juniors and seniors.
- 500-level courses are graduate courses but are open to senior undergraduates with permission of the appropriate Divisional Dean.
- 600-level courses are graduate courses only; they are not open to undergraduates.
- All courses ending in the two digits "90" will be rotating special topics courses (that may be repeated by students for credit as topics vary).
- All courses ending in the two digits "98" will be independent studies.
- All courses ending in the two digits "99" will be experimental courses. Experimental courses are numbered as 199 (introductory), 399 (advanced), and 599 (graduate). They may be offered as variable credit (1-4 credits) with permission of the program’s faculty and the appropriate school dean. Faculty may not offer the same experimental course more than twice. This includes offering an experimental course more than twice with an alteration to the course title or offering the same course topic at a different course level. If a topic is to be regularly offered, then it needs to proceed through the curriculum process and become a course listed in the catalog. Department Chairs and the relevant Dean’s Office shall enforce this policy. (Revised: 12/6/2017)
- No KSC experimental courses shall be offered (199, 399, etc.). In order to allow current necessary KSC courses to be offered until they may go through the curriculum process and enter the catalog, the policy of no KSC experimental course offerings shall go into effect in academic year 2019-2020.