Sep 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering

The College of Wooster uses a five-digit course numbering system. The first three digits indicate the primary course number. The next two digits are the secondary course number and indicate whether there is a special focus for the course. For example:

The first letters are the department or program abbreviation. The next three digits are the primary course number (101 is the primary course number for all Introduction to Historial Study courses). The last two digits are the secondary course number. These two digits indicate that the special focus for this HIST 101 course is The History of Islam. A course with a given three-digit primary course number can only be taken once for credit unless specifically indicated otherwise by the department.

The following policy has been used in assigning primary course numbers:

  • 100-level courses are usually introductory courses; some 100-level courses do have prerequisites, and students are advised to consult the description for each course.
  • 200-level courses are usually beyond the introductory level, although many 200-level courses are open to first-year students and to majors and non-majors.
  • 300-level courses are seminars and courses primarily for majors but open to other students with the consent of the instructor.
  • The following numbers are for Independent Study: I.S. 40100 (Junior Independent Study), I.S. 45100 and I.S. 45200 (Senior Independent Study).

In addition to the regular course offerings, many departments offer individual tutorials under the number 40000 and internships under 41000. On occasion, departments will offer a course on a special topic as approved by the Educational Policy Committee, designated 19900, 29900, or 39900.

Abbreviation

In keeping with the general education requirements of the College’s curriculum
(see Degree Requirements ), course listings employ the following abbreviations:

W Writing Intensive 

C Studies in Cultural Difference

R Religious Perspectives

Q Quantitative Reasoning

AH Learning Across the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities

HSS Learning Across the Disciplines: History and Social Sciences 

MNS Learning Across the Disciplines: Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Except where otherwise noted, all courses carry one course credit.

 

Biology

   •  BIOL 10000 - Topics in Biology
   •  BIOL 10003 - Human Anatomy & Physiology
   •  BIOL 10009 - The Biology of Nutrition
   •  BIOL 10010 - Sci Outbreaks:Past, Present, Future
   •  BIOL 11100 - Foundations of Biology (bcmb, Envs, Neur
   •  BIOL 20100 - Gateway to Molecular & Cellular Biology
   •  BIOL 20200 - Gateway to Eco, Evo & Organ Biology
   •  BIOL 20300 - Research Skills in Biology
   •  BIOL 30400 - Human Physiology
   •  BIOL 30500 - Cell Physiology
   •  BIOL 30600 - Genes & Genomes
   •  BIOL 30700 - Developmental Biology
   •  BIOL 31100 - Natural History of Vertebrates
   •  BIOL 32300 - Natural History of Invertebrates
   •  BIOL 33500 - Microbiology
   •  BIOL 34000 - Field Botany & Systematics
   •  BIOL 34400 - Comparative Animal Physiology
   •  BIOL 35000 - Population & Community Ecology
   •  BIOL 35200 - Animal Behavior
   •  BIOL 35600 - Conservation Biology
   •  BIOL 36000 - Evolution
   •  BIOL 36600 - Immunology
   •  BIOL 37700 - Behavioral Endocrinology
   •  BIOL 38000 - Cellular Neuroscience
   •  BIOL 39900 - Special Topics in Biology
   •  BIOL 39904 - Plant-Insect Interactions
   •  BIOL 39905 - Visual Ecology
   •  BIOL 39906 - Computational Biology
   •  BIOL 39907 - Computational Genomics
   •  BIOL 39908 - Sensory Biology
   •  BIOL 40000 - Tutorial
   •  BIOL 40100 - Independent Study and Biostatistics
   •  BIOL 41000 - BIOL 41000 Internship
   •  BIOL 45100 - Independent Study Thesis
   •  BIOL 45200 - Independent Study Thesis