Explanation of Abbreviations
The various symbols used in the course descriptions on the following pages are explained below.
In this bulletin, courses that fulfill the distribution requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences are designated by specific abbreviations immediately following the course titles.
Arts and Humanities
Courses that fulfill this distribution requirement are designated by A & H.
Social and Historical Studies
Courses that fulfill this distribution requirement are designated by S & H.
Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Courses that fulfill this distribution requirement are designated by N & M.
Courses that fulfill this requirement are designated by TFR.
Courses that fulfill the culture studies requirement of the College of Arts and Sciences are designated by specific abbreviations immediately following the course titles.
Culture Studies List A
A Courses that carry culture studies credit appropriate for List A are designated by CSA.
Culture Studies List B
Courses that carry culture studies credit appropriate for List B are designated by CSB.
Consent of the instructor is an implicit prerequisite for all courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. However, there are often special prerequisites designated in the course description.
Required Courses or Prerequisites
The abbreviation "P" followed by a colon indicates course prerequisites that must be met before enrollment.
The abbreviation "R" followed by a colon indicates courses that are suggested as desirable prior to, but not necessary for, enrollment.
Concurrent Courses or Corequisites
The abbreviation "C" followed by a colon indicates courses to be taken at the same time.
If courses are offered in particular semesters, they may be so designated by following the course description with the abbreviations listed below. For courses with no semester designations, refer to the online Schedule of Classes.
Courses that are expected to be offered first semester 2008-09 are designated by "I Sem."
Courses that are expected to be offered second semester 2008-09 are designated by "II Sem."
Courses that are expected to be offered during summer session 2008 are designated by "SS."
Indiana University reserves the right to change course offerings without notice. Consult the online Schedule of Classes for the most up-to- date listing.
Students should note a difference in the way course designations are used in this bulletin and in the online Schedule of Classes. In this bulletin, because course listings are under a departmental section, each course entry begins with only the course letter and number. For example, in the English department section, Elementary Composition is listed as W131 Elementary Composition. To search for this course in the online Schedule of Classes, a student would enter the department and course letter code (with a hyphen separating the two), and then the number: ENG-W 131. To search for a broad range of courses in a department that uses several different letter codes (Biology, for example), a student should search using all relevant letter codes (for example, BIOL-L, BIOL-M, BIOL-Q BIOL-S, BIOL-T, and BIOL-Z). See the Enrollment Bulletin each semester for more information.