Instructions for Class Schedule Page (access via link above):
- Select Term: 2013 Summer Session
- Select Subject: Highlight one or more consecutive subject areas, or click and drag to highlight all subject areas
- Click on "Search Class" (bottom left-hand corner of page)
- Click on course titles to view course descriptions
For more information, click on the links below:
- Course Offering Contingencies
- Numbering System
- Core Courses
- Classification of Courses in the Course Bulletin
- Graduate Credit
- Uniform Course Numbers
- Special Topics & Individual Problems Courses
- Undergraduate Course Prerequisites
- Graduate Course Prerequisites
- Building Abbreviations
- Days of the Week Abbreviations
The schedule will contain a few new courses offered on a trial basis. A notation stating a minimum enrollment number will be included with each; if this number is not reached, the course may be cancelled. Also, in the rare case when an instructor is not available due to a last minute emergency, courses may be cancelled.
Some courses are offered on a to-be-arranged basis, in which case class times, days, location, and instructor will not appear in the course schedule. Check with the offering department for details.
001-099—Courses below college level; no college credit given
CS—Contemporary Issues in Science
IA—Arts Inquiry or
IH—Humanities Inquiry or
IN—Natural Science Inquiry or
RN—Natural Science Research
IS—Social Science Inquiry or
RS—Social Science Research
R—Additional Research and Creative Experience Courses
In the second line of each course description in the MSU Course Bulletin, following the number of credits for the course, there appears a course classification designation which indicates the mode of instruction for that course. In some cases two classifications are listed along with the number of credits in each. Following is an explanation of course classifications.
LEC—Lecture: Presentation of course material by the instructor, utilizing the lecture method.
LAB—Laboratory: Instructing and supervising students in laboratory investigations.
STU—Studio: Instructing and supervising students in studio investigations.
RCT/DIS—Recitation-Discussion: Presentation of course materials designed to involve students in recitation and/or discussion.
SEM—Seminar: Students share, with the instructor, responsibility for preparation and presentation of course material.
IND—Independent Study: Directed study and/or research on an individual basis, under supervision of instructor.
294, 394, 494, 500, and 594—Seminar
292, 492, 570, and 592—Individual Problems (individual projects)
291, 491, 580, and 591—Special Topics (group or class project)
490R—Undergraduate Scholars Program
298, 498, 576, and 598—Internship
575—Graduate Research Paper (professional paper/project)
689—Reading and Research
These courses may be repeated for credit. Specific titles of Special Topics courses are listed in the Schedule of Classes, on the Class Rolls and on the student’s permanent record.
Some courses such as Special Topics, Individual Problems and Internship are offered for varying amounts of credit, e.g., 1-5. A maximum number of credits is also imposed, e.g., Maximum 6 cr. A student may repeat such courses to earn the maximum number of credits by registering for two or more projects with credits for each project totaling the maximum allowed. Credits earned beyond the maximum cannot be applied toward graduation.
- Students with graduate standing (post-baccalaureate students admitted to the Graduate School, enrolled in non-degree status or second bachelor’s degree candidates)
- Seniors with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher
- Other seniors who have a petition approved by the head of the department offering the course, the head of the student’s major department, and the Dean of Graduate Education
Some courses are limited to students with graduate standing or certain levels of graduate standing. These specific conditions are indicated within the course prerequisite or description statements. Students below senior standing are not eligible to take graduate-level courses.
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