Jun 20, 2024  
Archived-Elmira College Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year 
Archived-Elmira College Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 Academic Year [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Majors and Courses of Instruction

This section lists requirements for majors and minors and describes courses of instruction. Because courses are revised annually, their specific content will vary from year to year. To provide more detailed information upon which to base the selection of courses, the Schedule and Course Descriptions are published each term. This is available in time to examine course prerequisites, teaching procedures, objectives, and evaluation methods before registering.

Courses numbered 1000 and 2000 are lower-level courses that introduce subjects or provide general overviews and are open to freshmen. Courses numbered 3000 and 4000 are specialized courses, usually requiring prerequisites, and are typically not open to freshmen. Courses that are listed without a designated prerequisite have no prerequisites. Courses numbered 1900, 2900, and 3900 have been designed to be taught during the Spring Term. A description of selected Spring Term courses begins on page 172.

Courses that fulfill the general degree requirement for a “WRT” course and courses that fulfill the distribution requirements will be identified prior to registration for each term.

FIELD CODES: A three-letter code is assigned for every general subject category (e.g., BIO for Biology). Codes for the present subject-major areas listed in this Catalog are:

Subject Area Field Code Subject Area Field Code
Accounting ACC Healthcare Management HCM
Academic Writing Program WRT History HIS
Air Force Leadership Studies AIR Honors Program HNR
American Sign Language ASL Human Services HMS
American Studies AMS Language and Literature LAL
Anthropology ANT Legal Studies LAW
Art ART Management MGT
Art History ARH Marketing MKT
Biology BIO Media Studies MCD
Chemistry CHE Merchandising MER
Communication Science and Disorders CSD Nursing NSG
Criminal Justice CRJ Philosophy and Religion PHR
Dance DAN Physical Education PED
Economics ECO Physics PHY
Education EDU Political Science PSC
English ENG Psychology PSY
Environmental Science ENV Sociology SOC
Fashion Marketing and Merchandising FSH Social Science SSC
Field Experience FEX Spanish SPA
Finance FIN Speech Communications SPC
Fine Arts FAR Theatre THE
First Year Seminar FYS Women’s Studies WMS

COURSE NUMBERS: Courses will be numbered in terms of thousands rather than hundreds as many systems use. In general, the number indicates the level of difficulty of the course as follows:

1000 - 1899 Entry level courses: Either a course viewed as accessible to an entering Freshman or the successor to such a course.
2000 - 2899 Lower division courses: An entry level course which requires special preparation, a course with prerequisites at the 1000-level, or a successor to such courses.
3000 - 3899 Upper division courses: These courses should have one or more prerequisites in the discipline at the 2000-level or above.
4000 - 4899 Capstone experiences