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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.

 

Chinese Studies

   •  CHIN 10100 - Beginning Chinese Level I
   •  CHIN 10200 - Beginning Chinese Level II
   •  CHIN 19900 - War & Culture in China
   •  CHIN 20100 - Intermediate Chinese Level I
   •  CHIN 20200 - Intermediate Chinese Level II
   •  CHIN 22200 - Women in Chinese Literature
   •  CHIN 22300 - Chinese Cinema As Translation Culture
   •  CHIN 22500 - Performance Traditions of China Tradition in Chinese Literature
   •  CHIN 22501 - China - Myth, Legends, Beliefs
   •  CHIN 29900 - Special Topics in Chinese
   •  CHIN 29901 - Language in China: Linguistics & Culture
   •  CHIN 30100 - High Intermediate Chinese I
   •  CHIN 30200 - High Intermediate Chinese II
   •  CHIN 31100 - Advance Chinese 1: Journey to the West
   •  CHIN 31200 - Literary Chinese
   •  CHIN 39901 - Food & Religion in China
   •  CHIN 40000 - Tutorial
   •  CHIN 40100 - Junior Independent Study
   •  CHIN 41000 - Internship
   •  CHIN 45100 - Senior Independent Study
   •  CHIN 45200 - Senior Independent Study