Austin College Bulletin 2020-2021
For an explanatory statement concerning graduation requirements, see previous section, The Academic Program.
Course Numbering: The course number generally reflects the academic level at which the course is offered. January term courses are numbered 100, 200, 300, and 400. Other courses are numbered as follows:
- 001-099 Participation/proficiency non-credit courses
- 101-199 Introductory-level work
- 201-299 Intermediate-level work
- 301-399 Advanced-level work
- 401-499 Most advanced courses
- 500-599 Graduate-level work (see section on Teacher Education for further descriptions of 500-level courses)
Course Credit and Student Load: The course is the unit of credit occupying approximately one-fourth of the student’s study time during a 14-week term and all of one’s study time in the January term. During the 14-week term, as a general guideline, the college expects from its students a minimum commitment of nine to 10 hours of engagement a week per credit unit, to include class time, preparation, and reflection. Unless otherwise indicated, each course listing constitutes one course credit unit. Fractional courses are so indicated. Only those courses listed as repeatable may be taken again for additional credit. During each long term (fall and spring), the typical course credit load for undergraduate students enrolled full-time is three or four courses. Credits presented from other institutions will be converted to course credit units at the rate of four semester hours equal to one course credit unit.
Time of Offering: Most courses are offered once or twice each year provided there is adequate registration. Certain courses are scheduled to be offered less frequently. The planned schedule for regularly offered courses may be found at the end of the course description. The college reserves the right to change this schedule if necessary.
Arrangement: The Courses of Instruction section is organized alphabetically by the official name of the academic program and includes both academic departments and interdisciplinary programs. Some academic departments include the courses of more than one discipline and are listed alphabetically within the department.