Course numbering is based on the content of the material presented in a course. 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.
|Course numbering is based on the contents of the material presented in courses.
|100-199 Primarily for Freshmen
|200-299 Primarily for Freshmen and Sophomores
|300-499 Primarily for Juniors and Seniors
|600-799 Exclusively for Graduate students
|1100-1799 Physical Education (PE) activities
Courses numbered below 100 do not count towards graduation. Courses numbered 100-299 are called lower division courses, while those 300 or above are known as upper division courses. Courses numbered 600-799 are graduate courses.
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). Some class prerequisites must be completed with a grade of at least a B or better. Please check the course description for minimum prerequisite grade requirements.
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.
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:
||Theatrical Production I
|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.
Course descriptions include a variety of symbols that convey essential information. The following standard course description with explanation of symbols is an example.
||Academic Inquiry and Writing
|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 to fulfill a requirement in the Liberal Arts Core .
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.