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Course Numbering

Each course offered by The University of Iowa has an identifying number, which consists of a three-digit numerical prefix showing the college, department, or program that administers the course, followed by a colon and a three-digit numerical suffix for the individual course. For example, 034:001 identifies the course numbered 001 in the Department of Sociology (034), titled Introduction to Sociology Principles. Course suffix numbers below 100 designate courses primarily for undergraduates, numbers 100-199 designate courses for undergraduate and graduate students, and numbers 200 and above designate courses primarily for graduate students.

The University is in the process of adopting a new course numbering system. In the new system, course numbers consist of an alphabetical prefix (up to four letters) showing the college, department, or program that administers the course, followed by a colon and a four-digit numerical suffix for the individual course. For example, SOC:1010 identifies the course numbered 1010 in the Department of Sociology (SOC), titled Introduction to Sociology Principles.

Course suffix numbers 0000-0999 designate remedial-level courses; numbers 1000-2999 designate lower-level undergraduate courses; numbers 3000-4999 designate courses for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students (except in the College of Engineering, where numbers 3000-5999 designate courses for undergraduate and graduate students); numbers 5000-7999 designate graduate-level courses; and numbers 8000-9999 designate professional-level courses.

In this edition of the Catalog, the legacy (old) course numbers are followed by the new numbers in parentheses. The sociology course example listed above appears as 034:001 (SOC:1010) Introduction to Sociology Principles.

Tippie College of Business


06A (ACCT)Accounting
06B (BUS)Business Administration
06E (ECON)Economics
06F (FIN)Finance
06J (MGMT)Management and Organizations
06K (MSCI)Management Sciences
06M (MKTG)Marketing
06N (MBA)M.B.A. Program
06T (ENTR)Entrepreneurship
620 (BNDT)Business Nondepartmental

College of Dentistry


082 (OPER)Operative Dentistry
083 (ENDO)Endodontics
084 (PROS)Prosthodontics
086 (OPRM)Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine
087 (OMFS)Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
089 (ORDN)Orthodontics
090 (PEDO)Pediatric Dentistry
092 (PERI)Periodontics
111 (PCD)Preventive and Community Dentistry
112 (DENT)Dentistry Nondepartmental
114 (FAMD)Family Dentistry
151 (ORSC)Oral Science
223 (GSND)Geriatric and Special Needs Dentistry

College of Education


07B (EPLS)Educational Policy and Leadership Studies
07C (RCE)Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
07E (EDTE)Elementary Education
07P (PSQF)Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
07S (EDTL)Secondary Education
07U (EDTL)Special Education
07X (EALL)Education Interdepartmental
205 (REA)REACH Program

College of Engineering


051 (BME)Biomedical Engineering
052 (CBE)Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
053 (CEE)Civil and Environmental Engineering
055 (ECE)Electrical and Computer Engineering
056 (IE)Industrial Engineering
057 (ENGR)Engineering Core
058 (ME)Mechanical Engineering
059 (ENGR)Core Engineering

Graduate College


021 (SLIS)Library and Information Science
22A (AMCS)Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences
102 (URP)Urban and Regional Planning
108 (UICB)Center for the Book
127 (GENE)Genetics
132 (NSCI)Neuroscience
142 (MCB)Molecular and Cellular Biology
148 (IMMU)Immunology
156 (BISC)Biosciences Program
160 (PORO)Rhetorics of Inquiry
163 (TBM)Translational Biomedicine
181 (IWP)International Writing Program
198 (TOX)Human Toxicology
200 (IGPI)Informatics
287 (IP)International Programs
650 (GRAD)Graduate College Nondepartmental

College of Law


091 (LAW)Law
660 (LWAB)Law College Nondepartmental

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


01A (ARTS)Fundamentals
01B (ARTS)Elements of Art
01C (CERM)Ceramics
01D (DSGN)Design
01E (ARTE)Art Education
01F (DRAW)Drawing
01G (MTLS)Metalworking and Jewelry
01H (ARTH)Art History
01J (INTM)Multimedia and Video Art
01K (PNTG)Painting
01L (PHTO)Photography
01M (PRNT)Printmaking
01N (SCLP)Sculpture
01P (ARTI)Art Interdepartmental
01T (TDSN)Three-Dimensional Design
01X (BKAT)Papermaking
01Y (BKAT)Bookbinding
01Z (BKAT)Calligraphy
002 (BIOL)Biology
003 (CSD)Communication Sciences and Disorders
004 (CHEM)Chemistry
06E (ECON)Economics
008 (ENGL)English
08A (ENNM)English Department Nonmajor Course Work
08C (CW)Creative Writing--Writers' Workshop
08G (ENGL)General Education--Literature
08L (ENGL)English Language and Linguistics Instruction
08N (CNW)Nonfiction Writing
08P (ENGL)English Professional
08W (ENGL)English Writing
8WS (ENGL)Writers' Seminars
009 (FREN)French
010 (RHET)Rhetoric
012 (GEOS)Earth and Environmental Sciences
013 (GRMN)German
13E (GRMN)German in Translation
016 (HIST)History
16A (HIST)American History
16E (HIST)European History
16W (HIST)World History
018 (ITAL)Italian
019 (JMC)Journalism and Mass Communication
20E (CLSA)Classics in English
20G (CLSG)Greek
20L (CLSL)Latin
22C (CS)Computer Science
22M (MATH)Mathematics
22S (STAT)Statistics and Actuarial Science
024 (MUSM)Museum Studies
025 (MUS)Music
026 (PHIL)Philosophy
027 (HHP)Health and Human Physiology
028 (HSS)Health and Sport Studies
029 (ASTR)Astronomy
029 (PHYS)Physics
030 (POLI)Political Science
031 (PSY)Psychology
032 (RELS)Religious Studies
034 (SOC)Sociology
035 (SPAN)Spanish
036 (COMM)Communication Studies
038 (PORT)Portuguese
039 (ASIA)Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures
039 (CHIN)Chinese
039 (SOAS)Southern Asia Studies
39J (JPNS)Japanese
041 (SLAV)Russian
042 (SSW)Social Work
044 (GEOG)Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
045 (AMST)American Studies
048 (CCL)Cinema and Comparative Literature (effective through Winter 2013-14)
048 (CINE)Cinema (effective Spring 2014)
049 (THTR)Theatre Arts
061 (MICR)Microbiology
097 (SIED)Science Education
099 (BIOC)Biochemistry
103 (LING)Linguistics
113 (ANTH)Anthropology
129 (AFAM)African American Studies
130 (LAS)Latin American Studies
131 (GWSS)Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies
137 (DANC)Dance
145 (INTD)Interdepartmental Studies
149 (AINS)American Indian and Native Studies
152 (GHS)Global Health Studies
153 (ASP)Aging Studies Program
158 (ASL)American Sign Language
159 (ENVS)Environmental Sciences
162 (MDVL)Medieval Studies Certificate
164 (SLA)Second Language Acquisition
169 (LEIS)Leisure Studies
187 (IS)International Studies
188 (PAE)Performing Arts Entrepreneurship
195 (ARAB)Arabic Language and Literature
208 (CCCC)Critical Cultural Competence
211 (SWAH)Swahili
212 (ESL)English as a Second Language Programs
213 (ANTH)Anthropology Sub-Areas
216 (HRTS)Human Rights
217 (FPC)Fundraising and Philanthrophy Communication
218 (CL)Comparative Literature (effective Spring 2014)
218 (TRNS)Translation
218 (WLLC)Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
219 (DST)Disability Studies
220 (WRIT)Writing
610 (CLAS)Liberal Arts and Sciences Nondepartmental

Carver College of Medicine


050 (MED)Medicine Nondepartmental
060 (ACB)Anatomy and Cell Biology
061 (MICR)Microbiology
062 (DERM)Dermatology
064 (NEUR)Neurology
066 (OBG)Obstetrics and Gynecology
067 (OPHT)Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
068 (OTO)Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery
069 (PATH)Pathology
070 (PEDS)Pediatrics
071 (PCOL)Pharmacology
072 (MPB)Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
073 (PSYC)Psychiatry
074 (RAD)Radiology
075 (SURG)Surgery
076 (ORTH)Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
077 (FRRB)Free Radical and Radiation Biology
078 (IM)Internal Medicine
079 (URO)Urology
099 (BIOC)Biochemistry
101 (PTRS)Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
107 (RSNM)Nuclear Medicine Technology
115 (FAM)Family Medicine
116 (ANES)Anesthesia
117 (PA)Physician Assistant Studies and Services
183 (NSG)Neurosurgery
184 (EM)Emergency Medicine
186 (RADO)Radiation Oncology
193 (CTS)Cardiothoracic Surgery
670 (RSRT)Radiologic Technology Program
671 (OTP)Orthoptics Teaching Program
672 (RSTH)Radiation Therapy Program
673 (RSMS)Diagnostic Medical Sonography
674 (RSMR)Magnetic Resonance Imaging
675 (RSCI)Vascular Imaging Technology
676 (RSCT)Computed Tomography Program
677 (EMTP)EMT--Paramedic Program
679 (RSMM)Breast Imaging Program
680 (RSP)Radiation Sciences

College of Nursing


096 (NURS)All courses

College of Pharmacy


046 (PHAR)All courses

College of Public Health


170 (MPH)Master of Public Health Program
171 (BIOS)Biostatistics
172 (CBH)Community and Behavioral Health
173 (EPID)Epidemiology
174 (HMP)Health Management and Policy
175 (OEH)Occupational and Environmental Health

University College


00L (IALL)Iowa Lakeside Laboratory
023 (MILS)Military Science
23A (AERO)Aerospace Studies
143 (HONR)University of Iowa Honors Program
165 (ABRD)Study Abroad
168 (IBA)Iowa Biosciences Advantage
401 (UIUB)University of Iowa Upward Bound
402 (CDE)Center for Diversity & Enrichment
406 (IYWS)Iowa Young Writers' Studio
407 (CSI)College Success Initiatives
408 (IAP)Intercollegiate Athletic Participation
409 (CCP)Career Center Programs
410 (LLS)Lifetime Leisure Skills
412 (ORT)Orientation Training
413 (SS)Student Services
414 (PCP)Patient Care Practicum
416 (SITS)Student Information Technology Skills
417 (ULIB)University Libraries
418 (SSTP)Secondary Student Training Program
420 (FYP)First-Year Programs
421 (LS)Leadership Studies
422 (URES)Undergraduate Research Experiences