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University of North Carolina at Asheville    
  Feb 24, 2018
2010-2011 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Description Information

General Information

The following courses are offered by UNC Asheville. Not every course is taught every year, and changes are frequently made in the offerings. Each semester, a detailed schedule of courses is published on the UNC Asheville home page (, which lists the courses to be taught that semester and the times and places where these courses will be taught. Some indication of when most courses are offered is provided in this catalog.

Numbering of Courses

Course numbers are an indication of the level of difficulty of a course. Courses numbered from 100 to 199 are basic or introductory courses. Mostly freshmen will take these courses. Courses numbered from 200 to 299 are intermediate courses. These courses might or might not have specific prerequisites. However, these courses are not usually taken by beginning freshmen. Courses numbered 300 to 499 are advanced courses. These are normally taken in the junior and senior years. Many carry prerequisites. Courses numbered 300 or above require junior standing, except those calling for specific prerequisites. Students may obtain permission from the instructor to deviate from this policy.

Course Credit

Successful completion of a course carries with it academic credit expressed in semester hours. This is usually the number of hours the class meets per week, although there are exceptions to this, especially for laboratory courses and internships. The number in parentheses following the course title is the amount of credit that successful completion of the course carries. Some courses are cross-listed. This means that the same course carries two different numbers and serves to meet requirements in two different programs. A student may not take cross-listed courses under both numbers since he or she would really be taking the same course twice.


Abbreviations are used in course names in this catalog and in the class schedule as follows:

Accounting ACCT
Africana Studies AFST
Anthropology ANTH
Art History ARTH
Asian Studies ASIA
Astronomy ASTR
Atmospheric Sciences ATMS
Biology BIOL
Chemistry CHEM
Classics CLAS
Climate Change and Society CCS
Computer Science CSCI
Dance DAN
Drama DRAM
Economics ECON
Education EDUC
Engineering ENGR
Engineering JEM

Abbreviations E through MSE are offered by North Carolina State University as part of the Joint Degree in Engineering.

General Engineering E
Electrical and Computer Engineering ECE
Engineering-Mechatronics EGM
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MAE
Material Science and Engineering MSE
English ENG
Environmental Studies ENVR
Ethics and Social Institutions ESI
French FREN
German GERM
Health and Wellness HW
Health and Wellness Promotion HWP
History HIST
Honors HON
Humanities HUM
Interdisciplinary Studies IST
Integrative Liberal Studies ILS
International Studies INTS
Language LANG
Legal Studies LEGL
Liberal Studies LS
Literature LIT
Management MGMT
Mass Communication MCOM
Master of Liberal Arts MLA
Mathematics MATH
Multimedia Arts and Sciences MMAS
Music MUSC
Neuroscience NEUR
Philosophy PHIL
Physics PHYS
Political Science POLS
Portuguese PORT
Psychology PSYC
Religious Studies RELS
Sociology SOC
Spanish SPAN
Statistics STAT
Study Abroad SABR
Visual Media Production VMP
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies WGSS