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Courses of Instruction

The following is a listing of all courses of instruction offered by departments at LSU. This listing was up-to-date and as correct as possible at the time of publication of this catalog. 

To view the list of courses, click on the department name or rubric in the table below.

Since this catalog was prepared well in advance of its effective date, some courses may have been added, others may have been dropped, and/or changes in content may have been made.

The following are important notes concerning courses:

General education courses are designated by stars () placed before the course numbers.
Class minima are specified in PS-37, Minimum Class Size:
Below 4000 - 15
Between 4000-4999 - 10
5000 and above - 5
No credit is given for a course unless the student has been duly registered in that course.
The amount of credit given for the satisfactory completion of a course is based on the number of lectures each week for one semester:
one credit represents at least one hour of lecture a week for one semester;
two hours of laboratory (in some cases, three) are the equivalent of one hour of lecture.
When a course consists entirely or partly of laboratory, that fact is stated in the description. When not otherwise specified, the course consists entirely of lectures.
The number of credit hours that a course carries per semester is listed in parentheses following the course title. If the number listed is variable, i.e. (2-4), the amount of credit that the student is to receive must be stated at the time of registration.
Indication of variable credit does not mean that a course may be repeated for credit. If a course can be repeated for credit, that information is included in the course description.
Listing of a course does not necessarily mean that it will be offered every year. Some departments indicate in the course description the semester in which a course is usually offered. (See Key to Course Information on the next page.) If no information is given, students should contact the department to determine when the course is to be offered.
The phrases also offered as…, see…, or same as…, which appear in some course descriptions, refer to honors courses or to cross-listed courses that are available through more than one department. In each of these instances, only one of the courses may be taken for credit.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

An explanation of the first digit of the four-digit course numbering system follows. The meaning of the second, third, and fourth digits varies by department. See "Year Classification of Students" in the "Undergraduate Degree Requirements and Regulations" section of this catalog for an explanation of the criteria for classification as a freshman, sophomore, etc.

0001-0999 Offered by the University to permit students to make up deficiencies in previous training or to improve their facility in certain basic skills; not for degree credit. 

1000-1999 For undergraduate students, primarily freshmen; for undergraduate credit only. Ordinarily open to all students; in some instances upper-division students may not take these courses for degree credit.

2000-2999 For undergraduate students, sophomore level or above; for undergraduate credit only.

3000-3999 For advanced undergraduate students, junior- and senior-level; for undergraduate credit only. These courses constitute the advanced portion of an undergraduate program leading to the bachelor's degree. A student with fewer than 60 hours of credit may enroll in 3000-level courses only with the permission of (1) the dean of the college offering the course, and (2) the dean of the student's college.

4000-4999 For advanced undergraduate students (who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours) and students in graduate and professional schools and colleges; for undergraduate or graduate credit. Undergraduates with 30 or more semester hours who are making timely progress toward a degree may be admitted to 4000-level courses. Such students must have a 3.50 gpa or higher, the appropriate prerequisites, consent of the instructor, and permission of the dean of the student's undergraduate college.

5000-5999 For students in post-baccalaureate professional programs (architecture, law, and veterinary medicine). A student in the Graduate School may take these courses for credit with approval of the student's major department.

6000-6999 Exclusively for teachers at the elementary, secondary, and junior college levels.

7000-7999 For students in the Graduate School; for graduate credit only except as follows. Undergraduates with 75 or more semester hours who are making timely progress toward a degree may be admitted to 7000-level courses. Such students must have a 3.50 or higher gpa, the appropriate prerequisites, consent of the instructor, and permission of the dean of the student's undergraduate college. Credit so earned will apply only toward undergraduate degree requirements, except for students enrolled in an accelerated master's degree program.

8000-8999 Research courses exclusively for graduate students, primarily for students working toward the master's degree; for graduate credit only. The number 8000 designates thesis research.

9000-9999 Research courses exclusively for graduate students, primarily for advanced graduate students working toward the doctoral degree; for graduate credit only. The number 9000 designates dissertation research.

COURSE DESIGNATIONS AND RUBRICS

DESIGNATION

RUBRIC

DEPARTMENT

Accounting

ACCT

Accounting

Aerospace Studies

ASST

Aerospace Studies

African & African-American Studies

AAAS

Arts & Sciences (College of)

Agricultural Economics

AGEC

Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Agricultural Education

AGED

Vocational Education (School of)

Agriculture

AGRI

Agriculture (College of)

Agronomy

AGRO

Agronomy

Animal Science

ANSC

Animal Science

Anthropology

ANTH

Geography & Anthropology

Arabic

ARAB

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Architecture

ARCH

Architecture (School of)

Art

ART

Art (School of)

Astronomy

ASTR

Physics & Astronomy

Audio-Visual Arts

AVA

Arts & Sciences (College of)

Basic Sciences

BASC

Basic Sciences (College of)

Biological Engineering

BE

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Biological Sciences

BIOL

Biological Sciences

Business Administration

BADM

Business Administration (E. J. Ourso College of)

Business Communication

BCOM

Management (Rucks Department of)

Business Education

BUED

Vocational Education (School of)

Chemical Engineering

CHE

Chemical Engineering

Chemistry

CHEM

Chemistry

Chinese

CHIN

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Civil Engineering

CE

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Classical Studies

CLST

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Communication Disorders

COMD

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Comparative Literature

CPLT

Comparative Literature (Interdepartmental Program in)

Computer Science

CSC

Computer Science

Construction Management

CM

Construction Management

Curriculum & Instruction

EDCI

Curriculum & Instruction

Dairy Science

DARY

Dairy Science

Economics

ECON

Economics

Education

EDUC

College of Education

Electrical Engineering

EE

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Educational Leadership, Research, & Counseling

ELRC

Educational Leadership, Research & Counseling

Engineering

ENGR

Engineering (College of)

English

ENGL

English

Entomology

ENTM

Entomology

Environmental Engineering

EVEG

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Environmental Management Systems

EMS

Agronomy

Environmental Studies

ENVS

Environmental Studies (Institute for)

Epidemiology & Community Health

ECH

Epidemiology & Community Health

Experimental Statistics

EXST

Experimental Statistics

Extension Education

EXED

Vocational Education (School of)

Finance

FIN

Finance

Fisheries

FISH

Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries (School of)

Food Science

FDSC

Food Science

Forestry

FOR

Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries (School of)

French

FREN

French & Italian

Geography

GEOG

Geography & Anthropology

Geology

GEOL

Geology and Geophysics

German

GERM

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Greek

GREK

Foreign Languages & Literatures

History

HIST

History

Home Economics Education

HEED

Vocational Education (School of)

Honors

HNRS

Honors College

Horticulture

HORT

Horticulture

Human Ecology

HUEC

Human Ecology (School of)

Industrial Education

INED

Vocational Education (School of)

Industrial Engineering

IE

Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Industrial Technology

IT

Construction Management

Information Systems & Decision Sciences

ISDS

Information Systems & Decision Sciences

Interior Design

ID

Interior Design

International Studies

INTL

College of Arts & Sciences

Italian

ITAL

French & Italian

Japanese

JAPN

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Junior Division

JD

University College

Kinesiology

KIN

Kinesiology

Landscape Architecture

LA

Landscape Architecture (School of)

Latin

LATN

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Liberal Arts

LIBA

Arts & Sciences (College of)

Library & Information Science

LIS

Library & Information Science (School of)

Linguistics

LING

Linguistics (Interdepartmental Program in)

Management

MGT

Management (Rucks Department of)

Marketing

MKT

Marketing

Mass Communication

MC

Mass Communication (Manship School of)

Mathematics

MATH

Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

ME

Mechanical Engineering

Military Science

MILS

Military Science

Music

MUS

Music (School of)

Music Education

MUED

Music (School of)

Nuclear Science

NS

Physics & Astronomy

Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

OCS

Oceanography & Coastal Sciences

Petroleum Engineering

PETE

Petroleum Engineering

Philosophy

PHIL

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Physical Science

PHSC

Physics & Astronomy

Physics

PHYS

Physics & Astronomy

Plant Health

PLHL

Plant Pathology & Crop Physiology

Political Science

POLI

Political Science

Portuguese

PORT

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Poultry Science

PLSC

Poultry Science

Psychology

PSYC

Psychology

Public Administration

PADM

Public Administration (Institute)

Religious Studies

REL

Philosophy & Religious Studies

Russian

RUSS

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Social Work

SW

Social Work (School of)

Sociology

SOCL

Sociology

Spanish

SPAN

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Speech Communication

SPCM

Speech Communication

Swahili

SWAH

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Systems Science

SYSC

Computer Science

Theatre

THTR

Theatre

University

UNIV

Academic Affairs (Office of)

Veterinary Anatomy

VAN

Veterinary Anatomy & Cell Biology

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

VCS

Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Veterinary Medicine

VMED

Veterinary Medicine (School of)

Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology

VMP

Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology

Veterinary Pathology

VP

Veterinary Pathology

Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology, & Toxicology

VPT

Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology, & Toxicology

Veterinary Science

VETS

Veterinary Science

Vocational Education

VED

Vocational Education (School of)

Vocational Trade & Industrial Education

VTIE

Vocational Education (School of)

Wildlife

WILD

Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries (School of)

Women's and Gender Studies

WGS

Arts & Sciences (College of)

 

KEY TO COURSE INFORMATION

General education course

ACCT

Course rubric

F

Course offered in fall

S

Course offered in spring

Su

Course offered in summer

E

Course offered in even-numbered years

Y

Course offered yearly

O

Course offered in odd-numbered years

V

Course offered irregularly

F,S,Su

Course offered in fall, spring, and summer

 

 

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