Aug 21, 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.


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.



   •  COMD 14000 - Speech & Language Clinic Practicum
   •  COMD 14100 - Intro to Comm Sciences & Disorders
   •  COMD 14300 - Phonetic Transcription & Phonology
   •  COMD 14400 - Audiology Clinic Practicum
   •  COMD 14500 - Language Development in Children
   •  COMD 20000 - Deafness: to Sign Or to Speak
   •  COMD 24400 - Audiology
   •  COMD 31600 - Anatomy & Physiology of Spch Mechanism
   •  COMD 34400 - Speech and Hearing Sciences
   •  COMD 34500 - Advanced Seminar in Comm Sci & Disorders
   •  COMD 37000 - Auditory Rehabilitation
   •  COMD 40100 - Junior Independent Study
   •  COMD 45100 - Senior Independent Study
   •  COMD 45200 - Senior Independent Study