Courses are regularly offered at Bristol Bay Campus at Dillingham, Chukchi Campus at Kotzebue, Kuskokwim Campus at Bethel and Northwest Campus at Nome. In the Interior Campus, courses are available at Fort Yukon, McGrath, Nenana, Tok and Unalaska. Information about the frequency of offerings of courses at these sites can be obtained from the local UAF representative.
000-049 -- Non-credit courses
050-099 -- Developmental courses
Developmental courses are preparatory courses which do not apply to associate, baccalaureate or graduate degrees.
100-299 -- Lower-division courses
300-499 -- Upper-division courses
Freshman and sophomore students may be required to obtain special permission to take 300 and 400 level courses unless such courses are required in the first two years of their curriculum as printed in this catalog.
500-599 -- Post-baccalaureate
500-level courses are intended as post-baccalaureate experiences for professionals who desire to continue their education at a level distinct from graduate level education. 500-level special topics and independent study courses (593, 595, 597) shall not apply toward any degree, certification or credential program. 500-level courses are not interchangeable with 600-level courses for graduate degree programs.
600-699 -- Graduate Courses
A few well qualified undergraduates may be admitted to graduate courses with approval of the instructor. A student may not apply such a course to both a baccalaureate and a graduate degree.
Stacked and Cross-listed Courses
The same course is sometimes offered by more than one discipline. Such offerings are referred to as "cross-listed" courses and are designated in the class listings by "cross-listed with ".
Courses are also sometimes offered simultaneously at different levels (for example: 100/200 or 400/600) with a higher level credit requiring additional effort and possibly higher order of prerequisites from the student. Such courses are referred to as "stacked" courses and are designated in the class listings by "stacked with ". In the case of 400/600 level stacked courses, graduate enrollment and a higher level of effort and performance is required on the part of students earning graduate credit.
Courses simultaneously stacked and cross-listed will be designated in the class listing as "Stacked with and cross-listed with ".
Special or Reserved Numbers
Courses identified with numbers ending in -92 are seminars; ending in -93 are special topics courses; -94, approved trial courses; -95, special topics summer session courses, offered only during the summer; -97 indicates individual study; -98 individual research; and -99, thesis.
Courses identified with these special or reserved numbers may be available at all levels (i.e., 193, 293, 393, etc.) at the discretion of any department, although offerings above the level of approved programs must be approved in advance by the Provost (e.g., 600-level offerings in areas without approved graduate programs). These courses may be repeated for credit.
Courses with a suffix of "X" (ENGL 111X, MATH 103X, meet specific baccalaureate core requirements. Courses with suffixes of "W" or "O" meet upper-division writing intensive or oral communication intensive course requirements for the baccalaureate core.
Following the title of each course, the figures in parentheses indicate the number of lecture and laboratory hours the class meets each week for one semester. The first, lecture hours; the second, laboratory. For example (2+3) indicates that a class has two hours of lecture and three of laboratory work each week. The number of credits listed is for each semester. Thus "3 credits" means three credits may be earned. Credit may not be given more than once for the completion of a course unless the course has been designated as repeatable for credit.
O -- Oral Communication Intensive Course
W -- Writing Intensive Course
Two courses designated "O/2" are required to complete the oral communication intensive requirement.
Specific Degree Requirements
Courses that may be used to satisfy specific degree requirements (e.g., humanities elective for the B.A. degree, or natural science elective for the B.S. degree) are identified in the course description section of this catalog by the following designators:
h -- humanities s -- social science
m -- mathematics n -- natural science
For example, you may use ANTH 309, Arctic Prehistory (3+0) s, to satisfy the "social science elective" requirement for the Bachelor of Arts degree. Some courses, including all special topics and individual study courses, are not given course classifications.
Course designated as meeting "W" or "O" requirements for the baccalaureate core may not meet written or oral communication requirements for degree requirements in effect prior to the fall of 1991. Courses which are offered only every other year are indicated by the specific year in which they are next scheduled. Courses with no year scheduled are offered every year, except as noted.
Not all courses are offered at every location of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Check the local class schedule for course offerings at other sites.
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Last modified June 10, 1998