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 Courses of Instruction.
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:
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
Spring Term Course Descriptions
During Spring Term, Elmira College offers courses which do not lend themselves to conventional instructional approaches, but which offer unusual educational opportunities—both on and off campus. A list of courses offered in the spring will be published prior to advising and registration for Spring Term in March.