Courses of Instruction
The lettered prefix before each course number represents an abbreviation of the course’s discipline. The first digit of the course number represents the level of the course. The following course number system is used: 500-700 Graduate Level
Definition of Credit Hour: Fifty minutes of classroom or direct faculty instruction and two hours out-of-class student work each week for 15 weeks, plus 40 minutes reserved for a final exam, for one semester hour of credit.
One hundred minutes per week of classroom or direct faculty instruction and 240 minutes out-of class student work each week for 8 weeks, for one hour of credit.
Courses scheduled for a different number of weeks and other academic activities such as laboratory work, internships, practica, and studio work, have an equivalent number of hours as reflected in the combination of direct faculty instruction and out of class student work for the same amount of credit as listed above.
For online and blended courses, active student engagement with other students, the instructor and/or online course content, combine to form the equivalent amount of time (100 minutes per week), while other out of class student work, which is designed to achieve course learning outcomes, makes up the approximately 240 minutes of such work for each one hour of credit.
Reading the Course Schedule