Oct 02, 2023  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

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Course Numbering System

100 - 299 Introductory courses or courses normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years.
300 - 399 Courses normally taken in the junior or senior years.
400 - 499 Courses normally taken by seniors; open to graduate students if noted.
500 - 699 Courses open only to graduate students.

Core Curriculum Requirement Notations

Courses designated as satisfying core curriculum requirements are noted as such in the course description by a code (i.e., CSOC equates to Social or Behavioral Science).

See Core Curriculum Course Notations  in this catalog for more detailed information.

For a listing of core curriculum requirements and the academic categories under which they fall, please refer to the Core Curriculum Requirements  section of this catalog.

Prerequisite Notations

Prerequisites, if any, are indicated in the course description. Students must have the necessary prerequisite for each course. Prerequisites are indicated with the individual course listing and are enforced at the time of registration. Prerequisite courses taken at institutions other than Bridgewater State University must be documented (transcript or grade report, and in some cases course description) prior to registration.

Students who wish to enroll in a course without the prerequisite must obtain a Prerequisite Override form prior to registering for the course. The form must be signed by the chairperson of the department through which the course is offered and, in some cases, the instructor of the course. Students seeking an override of professional education prerequisites for courses taught through the College of Education and Allied Studies must complete a Request for a Student to Take an Upper Level Professional Education Course Without Formal Program Admission to a Professional Education Program form and obtain all required signatures.

Semester Notations

In some course descriptions, a semester designation indicating when the course can normally be expected to be offered is noted. This information is provided to assist students and their advisors in planning their programs. Please note, however, that all course listings published are subject to change, and that the college reserves the right to cancel courses or sections with inadequate enrollment.

Former Course Number Notations

Some courses have had a recent change in their course number. The former number is noted in the course description. Credit will not be given for a course repeated under a different number.

Cross-listed Courses

In some cases, a course in one discipline may be cross-listed with another course in a different discipline. Course descriptions will be listed under each course prefix in the appropriate discipline. For example, ATTR/PHED 511 Research Methods in Physical Education will be listed under ATTR (Athletic Training) and PHED (Physical Education). Students may enroll in such courses under either discipline, but not both.

Addenda Notations

Changes to course descriptions effective the spring semester following the publication of the current catalog are identified in the individual course description by the following notation: “See catalog addenda for changes to this course effective spring 20XX,” with a link to the addenda.

A listing of new courses effective the spring semester following the publication of the current catalog is available in the Catalog Addenda . Please note that information in the Addenda supersedes the published version of this catalog.

Meeting Times

Courses offered during evening hours normally meet once a week for a full semester or a quarter. Unless specified otherwise, day session courses meet for three 50-minute periods or two 75-minute periods per week for one semester. Departures from this rule, such as laboratory and studio periods and quarter courses, are indicated in the course description.