Uniform Course Numbers
By general agreement certain course numbers are reserved for classes that are of such a general nature as to be found in many departments. The prefix assigned to the number designates the discipline. The following are courses that carry uniform numbers throughout this bulletin:
001-100 REMEDIAL COURSES (1-4)
Courses for students needing to improve basic skills in preparation for university-level work. Credit will not apply toward graduation, but will apply to financial aid minimums and for deferment of educational loans.
100 EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAM (6; 18)
Program with qualified supervision and structured experience including Christian Service Volunteer, Task Force and Cooperative Education. Credit will not apply toward graduation or class level requirements, but will apply for deferment of educational loans. Graded S or NC.
198, 398 TRANSFER CREDITS
Numbering used for the articulation of lower and upper division transfer courses that do not have a WWU equivalent, but can be used to meet general studies requirements. These numbers will be used only within the Academic Records Office.
199, 399 TRANSFER CREDITS
Numbering used for the articulation of lower and upper division transfer courses that do not have a WWU equivalent, but can be used as electives in the major or minor. These numbers will be used only within the Academic Records Office.
200; 400 TOPICS (1-5; 10)
Courses in specialized or experimental areas on either the lower division or advanced level. These courses are conducted through regular class activities and are approved by the Curriculum Committee as a one-time offering. See the Class Schedule for all approved topics courses.
259; 459 SUPPLEMENTAL STUDIES (1-3; 3)
Previous course work supplemented when portions of a course required in the student's program have been omitted. Ordinarily supplementation will occur only with transfer students or within a program that has undergone a major curriculum change. A study proposal is to be outlined in consultation with the instructor of the course being supplemented and approved by the department and the Academic Standards Committee. May not be substituted for existing courses.
274; 474 WORKSHOPS/STUDY TOURS (1-4)
Short-term, concentrated experiences which require a minimum of out-of-class assignments and are usually conducted in large blocks of time. See the class schedule for all approved workshop/study tour courses.
280; 370; 490 DIRECTED FIELD WORK/PRACTICUM/ EXPERIENCE (2-16)
392 GENERAL SECONDARY METHODS COURSE (See Education) (2)
394 DIRECTED READING (1-3)
Independent reading for students who wish to broaden their knowledge in a particular discipline.
395; 396 DEPARTMENTAL METHODS COURSES (3)
469 ADVANCED STUDY (1-3; 3)
Advanced directed study by which students may enhance the major or minor in breadth or depth in topics not covered by the department curriculum. The study proposal must be approved by the department faculty and the Academic Standards Committee and should indicate the methods of evaluation. May not be substituted for existing courses in the major or minor.
478 APPLIED RESEARCH (1-3; 4)
Student will work with a departmental adviser on research activities such as literature search, preliminary experiments, data collection, data transcription, or data analysis. Graded S/NC.
479 DIRECTED RESEARCH/PROJECT (1-3; 6)
Individual research, and/or laboratory work, or technical project in the major. (Some departments may allow this course on the minor.) A project proposal is required to define the scope of the work and the method of reporting. Requires permission of the department faculty with a copy of the proposal sent to the Registrar in the Academic Records office. See individual departments for specific course description.
494 COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (0-12; 12)
Practical experience in the major in an off-campus setting. Departmental approval required. See individual departments for specific course description.
495 COLLOQUIUM (0)
Series of lectures, programs, discussions or other activities designed to explore specific issues in a given field of study. For each quarter that a student fails to complete the colloquium requirement as stated for the major, there will be a fee to be paid before an alternative colloquium will be approved. Graded S or NC.
496; 497; 498 SEMINAR (1-4)