Part 3 consists of course descriptions in an alphabetical order that parallels the order used in the Schedule of Classes. Because of certain groupings of courses by sponsoring departments, you will find some cross-references, such as Statistics (STAT)-See Mathematical Sciences.
Standard information for each course includes the number, title, and credits (sometimes called credit hours or semester hours). For some courses, you will find information about the hours of laboratory or studio for which the course is scheduled during each week of a regular semester; these weekly hours are expanded during summer sessions. Fees for courses are assessed on the basis of credits and other factors.
V.T. (Variable Title) is shown for courses approved for variable titles. The title used for the course may be changed to specify the topic or other special focus of each offering of the course.
The course numbering system generally suggests levels of difficulty and appropriateness. Undergraduate courses eligible for graduate credit have numbers below 500. Courses at the 500 level in Purdue University departments are open to both advanced undergraduate and graduate students; other courses numbered 500 and above are generally open only to graduate students.
Preparation for courses is indicated as follows:
P: Indicates a prerequisite that must precede your enrollment in the course described. You may find one or more specific course numbers, the number of credits you should already have in a subject, or other conditions.
C: Indicates a corequisite that must be taken no later than the same semester you take the course described.
R: Indicates a recommendation concerning conditions to be met for enrollment in the course.
When no subject code is shown for prerequisites, corequisites, and recommended courses, they are in the same subject area as the course being described. If you lack a prerequisite or corequisite, you may seek the instructor’s consent to enroll in the course.
Session indicators (fall, spring, summer) suggest the times at which courses are generally offered. However, scheduling patterns may vary.
IPFW reserves the right to add, withdraw, or change courses without notice.