Jun 21, 2024  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Numbering and Prefixes

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 the courses being offered is published on the Registrar’s website, http://registrar.unca.edu/. The schedule includes the courses to be taught that semester and their times and locations. 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
American Indian and Indigenous Studies AIIS
Anthropology ANTH
Art History ARTH
Arts Management and Entrepreneurship AME
Asian Studies ASIA
Astronomy ASTR
Atmospheric Sciences ATMS
Biology BIOL
Chemistry CHEM
Cherokee CHER
Classics CLAS
Climate Change and Society CCS
Computer Science CSCI
Dance DAN
Drama DRAM
Economics ECON
Education EDUC
Engineering ENGR

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
Joint Engineering-Mechatronics JEM
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering MAE
Material Science and Engineering MSE
English ENG
Environmental and Cultural Sustainability ECS
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
International Studies INTS
Language LANG
Languages and Literatures LL
Legal Studies LEGL
Liberal Arts LA
Literature LIT
Management MGMT
Mass Communication MCOM
Master of Liberal Arts and Sciences MLAS
Mathematics MATH
Music MUSC
Neuroscience NEUR
New Media NM
Philosophy PHIL
Physics PHYS
Political Science POLS
Portuguese PORT
Psychology PSYC
Religious Studies RELS
Sociology SOC
Spanish SPAN
Statistics STAT
Study Abroad SABR
U.S. Ethnic Studies ETHN
Visual Media Production VMP
Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies WGSS
World Languages WLNG