Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Lindsey Wilson College's undergraduate course descriptions
section of the catalog contains the description of courses taught
at the institution. For an actual list of undergraduate
courses being offered in a specific semester you can visit our
online course schedule at www.lindsey.edu//info/student/course-schedule/.
in the course numbers represents the following:
- First digit: Identifies course level.
- Second and third digits: Program use (may suggest
sequence or common-numbered course).
- Fourth digit: Credit hours
- 0800 and 0900 Level: Skill-building and developmental
courses, frequently graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.
Students may be placed in these courses if they lack skills
essential to college-level success. Students are usually not
allowed to withdraw from skill-building/developmental
- 1000 Level: Ordinarily taken by first-year students or by
students with no prior exposure to the discipline. These
courses typically do not have prerequisites, though students who
lack adequate skills may first be placed in related developmental
or skill-building courses.
- 2000 Level: Often taken by student who have completed a 1000
level course in the discipline and wish to proceed further or by
second-year students with the knowledge and skills the course
requires. These courses may have prerequisites.
- 3000 Level: These courses are taken by students pursuing majors
or minors in the discipline; some prior knowledge of the field or
discipline is assumed. Most of these courses have
- 4000 Level: These are advanced, senior-level courses.
They assume substantial prior knowledge of the field or
discipline. They should not be taken unless the student meets
the assumptions of the course in terms of the knowledge base and
- 5000-6000 Level: Graduate courses are offered at these
Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites
- Prerequisites on courses are absolute.
Students not taking the prerequisite(s) would most likely have a
difficult time doing well in the course; they therefore must take
the prerequisite first.
- Co-requisite(s): The co-requisite
listed in the course description indicates that the student
intending to take the course described must also enroll in the
co-requisite course. The courses must be taken simultaneously
and they cannot be added or dropped independently.
- Prerequisite(s) or permission of professor:
Although students are advised to take the prerequisite first,
faculty have the option of overriding the prerequisite by using the
electronic override. Paper copies of drop add forms will not
be accepted, as electronic overrides will assist the registrar's
office to monitor courses that have prerequisite/permission
- Recommended: Recommendations are advisory in
nature and suggest that the course material might better be learned
if the recommended course is taken first.
- No prerequisite: Any student can take the
Common Numbered Courses
- Special Topics: These courses are
offered on an occasional basis by faculty to explore subjects not
offered regularly in the curriculum. Course numbers under
this designation will be preceded by the appropriate program
abbreviation, and will show an "8" in the second digit
position. As usual, the first digit indicated the ability
level, and the final digit will vary according to the number of
credits the course carries (e.g., HIST 3802 - junior level special
topics course in History earning two credit hours).
- Directed Study: Such a course is
proposed by a student based on a strong interest; approvals from a
Division Chair and the Academic Affairs Office are
required. Course numbers are assigned using a "DS" for the
middle two digit positions (e.g., HUMN 4DS1 - senior level directed
study course in Humanities earning one credit hour).
- Internships: Internships are
indicated by the program abbreviation followed by PN in the first
two digit positions, and the credit hour number (from 01-03) in the
third and fourth positions (e.g., BUSI PN03). Internships are
graded on a Credit/No Credit basis.