Jul 17, 2019  
2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses 
    
2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Key to Course Descriptions


The following pages provide brief descriptions of course offerings open to all students. Course listings are subject to change. Fort Lewis College does not offer all the classes listed in this catalog every semester or every year. Courses listed in previous catalogs may be reinstated and included in the course offerings. If a course being offered is not listed in the following descriptions, please contact the appropriate department chair. Each semester the College publishes a schedule of courses that provides a detailed list of courses offered and the times and places of instruction. Courses listed in the schedule of courses are subject to change.

Explanatory Notes

Number of Courses:
Course numbering is based on the contents of the material presented in courses.

Course Number:
100-299 primarily for freshmen and sophomores
300-499 primarily for juniors and seniors

Entry to all courses is limited to students who have completed published prerequisites or to those who have the instructor’s consent. Courses numbered below 100 do not count towards graduation. Courses numbered below 300 are called lower-division courses, while those 300 or above are known as upper-division courses.

Prerequisite:
A requirement that must be fulfilled before a student can enroll in a particular course. Consent of the instructor for a student to attend a class is implied when the student has met the specified course prerequisite(s). NOTE: Some class prerequisites must be completed with a grade of at least a B- or better. Please check the current Web catalog for minimum prerequisite grade requirements.

Corequisite:
A requirement that must be taken concurrently with another course of instruction. If a student withdraws from a course with a corequisite(s), the student must also withdraw from the corequisite course(s).

Cancellation of Course:
The College reserves the right to cancel under-enrolled courses (courses not enrolled in by an adequate number of students) or for which qualified faculty are not obtainable.

Reinstated Course:
Courses listed in previous catalogs may be reinstated and included in the course offerings. If a course being offered is not listed in the following descriptions, please contact the appropriate department chair.

Variable Credit Courses.
1-4 indicates variable credit; the minimum and maximum credit limitation per term are shown. An example:

THEA 100   Theatrical Production I   1-4
This course involves initial participation in theatrical production. It
includes involvement in various areas of theatre from inception to
presentation. Students with little or no theatre experience will gain a
working knowledge of performance. Repeatable for up to 12 credits.

Symbols

Course descriptions include a variety of symbols that convey essential information. The following standard course description with explanation of symbols is an example.

COMP 250
GC02  Academic Inquiry and Writing   4
This course guides students through the process of proposing, conducting,
and presenting an independent academic research project. (4-0)
Prerequisites: COMP 150 OR COMP 126

COMP – department designator

250 – course number

CO2 – suffix indicates course is approved for general education. Please see the Liberal Arts Core  section of this catalog for a list of approved general education courses.

Academic Inquiry and Writing – Course title

4 – number of credits awarded for successful completion of the course

“This course guides students….” – Explanation of course content, or course description

(4-0) – (clock hours in lecture per week – clock hours in laboratory experiences per week)

Note: Not all of the above information may be included in each description.

Additional Course Information

Thematic Studies 2 Environment:
TS2 courses are the upper-division requirements for the general education program in the 2001-2006 catalogs. Students in subsequent catalogs may take these courses as electives if they meet all of the prerequisites; see the 2006-2007 catalog for a listing of those prerequisites. Faculty advisors and advisors in the Office of Admission and Advising can assist students in determining whether they have met these prerequisites.

Thematic Studies 2 Culture:
TS2 courses are the upper-division requirements for the general education program in the 2001-2006 catalogs. Students in subsequent catalogs may take these courses as electives if they meet all of the prerequisites; see the 2006-2007 catalog for a listing of those prerequisites. Faculty advisors and advisors in the Office of Admission and Advising can assist students in determining whether they have met these prerequisites.

Thematic Studies 2 Systems:
TS2 courses are the upper-division requirements for the general education program in the 2001-2006 catalogs. Students in subsequent catalogs may take these courses as electives if they meet all of the prerequisites; see the 2006-2007 catalog for a listing of those prerequisites. Faculty advisors and advisors in the Office of Admission and Advising can assist students in determining whether they have met these prerequisites.

Thematic Studies 2 Technology:
TS2 courses are the upper-division requirements for the general education program in the 2001-2006 catalogs. Students in subsequent catalogs may take these courses as electives if they meet all of the prerequisites; see the 2006-2007 catalog for a listing of those prerequisites. Faculty advisors and advisors in the Office of Admission and Advising can assist students in determining whether they have met these prerequisites.