Course Numbering System
Freshman courses, 1000-1999.
Sophomore courses, 2000-2999.
Junior courses, 3000-3999.
Senior courses, 4000-4999.
Graduate courses, 5000 and above.
The graduate student enrolled in a 5000-level course that meets with a senior-level undergraduate course will be expected to complete additional requirements beyond those expected of undergraduates in the same course.
Special Problems Courses (2900, 2910, 4900 and 4910) are used upon approval of the department chair or dean for individual instruction in any department to cover course content in special circumstances. Courses 5900, 5910, 5920 and 5930 are used in any department that offers graduate work; courses 6900 and 6910 are used in any department that offers doctoral work.
Experimental Courses (1980, 2980 and 4980) are new courses offered on a trial basis for 1–4 hours credit each. Registration is permitted only upon approval of the department chair.
Honors College Capstone Thesis (4951) allows a student in the Honors College to complete an honors thesis as a course within the student’s major. The Honors College Capstone Thesis is a major research project prepared by the student with the mentorship of a faculty member in the student’s major department. An oral defense is required for successful completion of the thesis.
Advanced Courses (numbered 3000 to 4999) are open to students who have 12 semester hours of credit in a given subject or who have the indicated prerequisites, and to those without the prerequisites who have the consent of the department chair. In some instances, college/school/departmental requirements may vary. Students should consult individual areas prior to enrolling in advanced courses.
General Course Information
Individual courses of instruction are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and may not be offered each term/semester or every year. Any course may be withdrawn from current offerings if the number of registrants is too small to justify conducting the course. Students interested in a particular course during a particular period should inquire in advance and/or consult the applicable online schedule of classes at www.unt.edu/registrar.
Figures in parentheses following the course credit hours indicate the number of clock hours per week devoted to lecture and laboratory. When it appears, the third and final number in these parentheses indicates the number of recitation (or “other”) hours per week.
Specific information regarding courses within a particular department is located immediately before the course listings.
A given course may not be taught every term/semester or even every year. Consult the Schedule of Classes online (www.unt.edu/registrar) for the most up-to-date information concerning course offerings.
Te graduate student enrolled in a 5000-level course that meets with a senior-level undergraduate course will be expected to complete additional requirements beyond those expected of undergraduates in the same course.
How to Read Course Descriptions
Note: A sample has been compiled to identify different components of the course description and does not accurately reflect an existing course. Explanations are given below the example. Not all course descriptions include every component shown in the following example.
MUAG 5420 — Harpsichord Literature and Pedagogy
3 hours. (3;1;1)
Harpsichord literature from the mid-17th century to the present, including the music of Bach. Survey of major composers, styles, forms and ensemble literature; construction and design of appropriate instruments. Performance practices are thoroughly explored. Pedagogical principles are applied to repertoire. Individual research projects.
Prerequisite(s): Consent of college.
Corequisite(s): MUAG 5410.
Same as MUMH 5420.
Explanation of Example:
MUAG is the course prefix. 5420 is the course number. Harpsichord Literature and Pedagogy is the name of the course. 3 hours represents the number of semester hour credits earned. (3;1;1) shows that 3 hours will be spent in lecture, 1 hour will be spent in laboratory, and 1 hour will be spent in recitation. Harpsichord literature from the mid-17th century to the present, including the music of Bach. Survey of major composers, styles, forms and ensemble literature; construction and design of appropriate instruments. Performance practices are thoroughly explored. Pedagogical principles are applied to repertoire. Individual research projects is the course description and general comments regarding the course. Prerequisite(s): Consent of college explains that the consent of the college must be obtained prior to enrolling in MUAG 5420. Corequisite(s): MUAG 5410 shows that MUAG 5410 must be completed before or while enrolled in MUAG 5420. Same as MUMH 5420 indicates that MUAG 5420 and MUMH 5420 are cross-listed. Cross-listed courses are the same course, offered under two different prefixes.