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:
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.