Definitions for Course Numbering

Courses numbered 100 - 199 and 1000 to 1999 are introductory to a field or discipline. The courses exert a demand for only such depth of student commensurate with initial work at the college level. 

Courses numbered 200 to 299 and 2000 - 2999 are considered intermediate and require student independence in the acquisition of material and mastery of techniques and methods above the introductory-level courses. 

Courses numbered 300 - 499 or 3000 - 4999 are considered advanced and are usually confined to the program/major and require a working knowledge of facts, theory, and methods appropriate to the discipline. 

Courses numbered 500 and 999 or 5000 to 9999 are intended for a graduate-level program of study.