How to Use the Following Three Chapters

The following three chapters describe the specific programs and courses offered at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, divided by college.

Within a particular college, you will find majors listed by department in alphabetical order. (For example, the civil engineering major is listed in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science chapter under the "Civil and Environmental Engineering" major.)

After a description of a particular major or a related group of majors, you will find specific course descriptions, listed using the codes at the right.

GEOGRAPHY 3330 3 credits

Environmental Conservation

The importance of natural resources to the national interest; current problems of resource allocation and use. P: junior or senior standing. F S GE: SS.

This upper level course would be found in the Geography and Geology section of the Department of Social Sciences. It has a prerequisite of junior or senior standing, is offered both fall and spring, and carries Social Science general education credit.

For further explanation of the different parts of the course description, read on.

Course Number

The four-digit number to the right of the departmental code is the course number.

0000-0990No credit towards graduation
1000-2990Lower level undergraduate (credit)
3000-4990Upper level undergraduate (credit)
5000-7990Graduate level

Credits

The course credits are listed to the right of the course number. One credit hour usually represents one hour of class time per week plus two hours of out of class study.

Course Title and Course Description

The course title is listed in bold. A brief description of the course is included after the title.

Prerequisite or Corequisite Designation

P: Designates that the course has a prerequisite (a course that must be taken before this class)

C: Designates that the course has a corequisite (a course that must be taken at the same time as this class)

Semester Designation

Designates which semester the course is offered. This serves as a general guide and does not guarantee that a course will be offered during a particular semester: F-Fall, S-Spring, Su-Summer, W-Winterim. Contact the department for current information on course offerings and rotation. Students who find courses without a semester designation should consult with the department chairperson.

General Education Requirements

Lists which general education requirements this course meets.

Course Codes
AccountingACCTING
Agricultural Industries AGINDUS
Agricultural Sciences AGSCI
Art ART
Biology BIOLOGY
Business Administration BUSADMIN
Chemistry CHEMISTRY
Civil and Env. Engineering CIVILENG
Communication COMMNCTN
Computer Science COMPUTER
Counselor Education COUNSLED
Criminal Justice CRIMLJUS
Economics ECONOMIC
Electrical Engineering ELECTENG
Engineering PhysicsENGRPHYS
English ENGLISH
Ethnic Studies ETHNSTDY
French FRENCH
General Engineering GENENG
Geography GEOGRPHY
Geology GEOLOGY
German GERMAN
History HISTORY
Honor Courses HONORS
Industrial Engineering INDSTENG
Industrial Studies INDUSTDY
Mathematics MATH
Mechanical Engineering MECHNCHL
Applied Music MUAP
Music MUSIC
Philosophy PHLSPHY
Physical Science PHSC
Physical Education and Health PHYSED
Physics PHYSICS
Political Science POLISCI
Psychology PSYCHLGY
Reclamation RECLAM
Sociology SOCIOLGY
Software Engineering SOFTWARE
Spanish SPANISH
Speech SPEECH
Teaching TEACHING
Theater THEATER
Women's Studies WOMSTD

Sample: GEOGRPHY 3330 3 credits