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Key to Course Listings

Courses listed on the University Courses page typically feature a combination of codes and numbers, in addition to a course title and description.

 

Course Format Example:

The Interpretation of Culture. ANTH V1002.
3 points 
The anthropological approach to the study of culture and human society. Using ethnographic case studies, the course explores the universality of cultural categories (social organization, economy, law, belief systems, arts, etc.) and the range of variation among human societies.

 

Key
Course Listing Description
The Interpretation of Culture.

Course Title

ANTH

An abbreviation of Academic Department or Subject Area to which the course belongs.

V1002

Course Number (see explanation below)

3 point(s)

Point Value 
1 point=1 semester hour. All courses must be taken for credit, unless specifically noted.

Explanation of Course Numbering System

See the tables below for explanations of course codes/abbreviations and numbers.

(Note: The first digit of the course number represents the level of the course. See second table below.)

Abbreviations
Prefixes Description
A

Architecture, Planning and Preservation

BC

Barnard College

C

Columbia College

E

Fu Foundation School of Enginering and Applied Science

F

School of General Studies

G

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

N

Noncredit Courses

P

School of Public Health

R

School of the Arts

S

Summer Course

U

School of International and Public Affairs

V

Joint course with Barnard College

W

Other interfaculty course

Numbers
Number Description
0

Course that cannot be credited toward any degree

1

Introductory-level undergraduate course

2

Introductory- or intermediate-level undergraduate course

3

Advanced-level undergraduate course

4

Introductory graduate course; may be taken by advanced undergraduates with appropriate preparation

5-8

Advanced graduate course; instructor's permission required

Location of Classes

Room assignments and course changes for all courses are published in the Directory of Classes.

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The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.