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.


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.



   •  EDUC 10000 - Introduction to Education
   •  EDUC 11000 - Using Phonics to Teach Reading & Develop Literacy
   •  EDUC 12000 - Content Area Reading
   •  EDUC 14000 - Interdisciplinary Fine Arts
   •  EDUC 19903 - Urban Education
   •  EDUC 19905 - Teaching Globally Engaged Learners
   •  EDUC 20000 - Teaching Exceptionalities
   •  EDUC 20500 - Reading, Teaching, & Learning
   •  EDUC 21000 - Theory & Practice in Teaching Reading
   •  EDUC 23100 - Intro to Early Childhood Education
   •  EDUC 25100 - Intro to Adolescent & Young Adult Educ Education
   •  EDUC 26000 - Curriculum: Math/Science/Social Studies In the Early Childhood Years
   •  EDUC 26500 - Social & Cultural Environments in Early Childhood Education
   •  EDUC 30000 - Teaching Diverse Populations
   •  EDUC 31000 - Assess & Intervention/Teaching Reading Reading
   •  EDUC 32000 - Method & Assessment Aya Education
   •  EDUC 40000 - Tutorial
   •  EDUC 41000 - Internship
   •  EDUC 49000 - Early Childhood Student Teaching & Sem
   •  EDUC 49100 - Early Childhood Student Teaching & Sem
   •  EDUC 49200 - Early Childhood Student Teaching & Sem
   •  EDUC 49300 - AYA Student Teaching & Seminar
   •  EDUC 49400 - AYA Student Teaching & Seminar
   •  EDUC 49500 - AYA Student Teaching & Seminar
   •  EDUC 49600 - Multiage Student Teaching & Seminar
   •  EDUC 49700 - Multiage Student Teaching & Seminar
   •  EDUC 49800 - Multiage Student Teaching & Seminar