How to Read Time Schedule Information

The following information is provided to help you understand course listings.

Attributes: This information details how the course will be applied when conducting a graduation evaluation (degree audit).

Corequisite: Classes noted as corequisites require concurrent registration with the original listing. Students must enroll during the same quarter for all courses listed as corequisites.

Course Equivalent: Classes noted as equivalent mean the courses are the same and that students will not receive credit toward graduation if they enroll in both courses. However, equivalent courses may substitute for one another during the degree audit process or when repeating a class (see Repeat/Substitute Courses).

Course Number: This is the course number that accompanies the discipline.

  • Below college-level courses, numbered 0001–0199, are not applicable to SPU degrees.
  • Lower-division courses, numbered 1000–2999, are primarily for freshmen and sophomores.
  • Upper-division courses, numbered 3000–4999, are primarily for juniors and seniors.
  • 5000-level courses may not be applied toward an undergraduate degree.
  • 6000-level courses, apply toward master’s degrees; they may not be applied toward an undergraduate degree, except toward the Christian Theology major of a student formally admitted to the BA in Christian Theology to MA in Christian Theology program.
  • 7000-level courses, apply toward doctoral programs; they may not be applied toward an undergraduate degree.

Credit: Lists the number of quarter credit hours granted for the class. Variable credit classes will be listed with a hyphen or comma, e.g., 3–5 (3 to 5); 3,5 (3 or 5). Students need to determine the number of credits they wish to earn for the class at the time of registration.

Description: A statement that provides information about the course. Some courses will contain additional information related to prerequisites or course fees. Prerequisites need to be fulfilled prior to registering for the listed course.

Fees: Any class fees will be assessed at the time of registration. Fees may be charged at a flat rate (e.g. $10) or per credit rate (e.g. $10/credit). Fees noted with an asterisk are non-refundable. Some course fees may not be reflected. A complete fee schedule will be available in Autumn Quarter.

Grade Modes: Lists the available grading options for the course. Examples of grade modes include: Normal Grading; Pass/No Credit; and Audit. When registering, students are automatically assigned the default grading mode. Students who wish to select another available grading mode should contact Student Academic Services for instructions before the fifth day of the quarter.

Instructional Method: Refers to the way in which a class is delivered. Instructional methods include: Traditional (on campus, classroom based); Blended (partially online, partially on campus); Online (online only); and Arranged (instructional time agreed upon between student and instructor).

Location: Where a class is being taught

Note: Indicates the Part of Term, or Session, to which a course is assigned within a quarter. The part of term determines registration deadlines, and—for summer and September sessions—course dates.

Registration Restrictions: Registration restrictions have been designated for certain courses. The phrase "Class open to" identifies who may register for the course. The phrase "Class not open to" identifies who may not enroll in the course. The registration restrictions may be based on student level, student classification, or declared major.

Repeat Limits: Courses that may be repeated for credit state the number of times the course may be repeated or the maximum number of repeatable credits. Courses that have been identified as repeatable will appear multiple times on a transcript and will have the credits and GPAs calculated into the quarterly and cumulative grade point information until the limit has been reached. Once reached, the repeat rules in Repeat/Substitute Courses will be applied.

Subject Code: This contains the abbreviation of the discipline of the class, (e.g., MAT for mathematics).

Title: Title of the course.