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    Berry College
  Oct 21, 2017
2015-16 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Classification of Courses

Numbering System

The college course-numbering system is as follows:
100–200 freshman- and sophomore-level courses
300–400 junior- and senior-level courses

Courses offered at the 100 level and 200 level are deemed to be introductory in nature, requiring little or no prerequisite disciplinary preparation in terms of skill or knowledge for student entry into and subsequent success in the course. Courses at the 300 level and 400 level are deemed to be more advanced, frequently requiring prerequisite disciplinary or skill preparation for student entry into and subsequent success in the course. Responsibility for recommending appropriate course levels lies with the department offering the course; if initially endorsed by the appropriate school, the recommendations are forwarded through the schools to the Academic Council for approval for inclusion in the College Catalog


Three-letter prefixes designate the areas or disciplines in which courses reside. Those prefixes are used within the schools’ detailing of

ACC Accounting GER German
ANS Animal Science GOV International Studies and Political Science
ANT Anthropology HIS History
ART Art HON Honors
AST Astronomy IDS Interdisciplinary Studies
BCC Berry College Courses KIN Kinesiology
BIO Biology LCS Latin American and Caribbean Studies
BUS Business MAT Mathematics
CHM Chemistry MGT Management
COM Communication MKT Marketing
CSC Computer Science MUS Music
DAN Dance NUR Nursing
ECO Economics PHI Philosophy
EDU Teacher Education PHY Physics
ENG English PSY Psychology
ENV Environmental Studies REL Religion
EVS Environmental Sciences RHW Rhetoric and Writing
FAM Family Studies SOC Sociology
FIN Finance SPA Spanish
FLM Film STA Study Abroad
FRE French THE Theatre
GEO Geology WNS Women’s and Gender Studies

Requirements in the majors and within the general-education listing earlier in the catalog.

Other Abbreviations Used

CI Consent of Instructor JS Junior Standing PR Prerequisite
CR Co-requisite SS Senior Standing I Writing Intensive

Hours and Credits

The three numbers following the title of each course (ex. 3-2-4) indicate, in sequence, hours of lecture, hours of laboratory and hours of credit. In the example, the class will meet three hours for lecture and two hours for laboratory. Students will receive four semester hours of credit.



   •  MAT 105 - Nature of Mathematics GE
   •  MAT 111 - Elementary Statistics GE
   •  MAT 120 - Precalculus
   •  MAT 140 - Topics in Mathematics GE
   •  MAT 145 - Applied Calculus GE
   •  MAT 150 - Topics in Mathematics
   •  MAT 201 - Calculus I GE
   •  MAT 202 - Calculus II GE
   •  MAT 203 - Multivariable Calculus GE
   •  MAT 219 - Discrete Structures
   •  MAT 220 - Mathematics for Teachers P-8
   •  MAT 250 - Topics in Mathematics II
   •  MAT 303 - Linear Algebra
   •  MAT 304 - Differential Equations
   •  MAT 305 I - Proof Structures and Techniques
   •  MAT 311 - Probability and Statistics
   •  MAT 312 I - Modern Geometry
   •  MAT 319 - Combinatorial Mathematics
   •  MAT 320 - Topics in Mathematics III
   •  MAT 321 - Mathematical Inquiry in Early Childhood Education
   •  MAT 324 - Geometry for the Middle Grades
   •  MAT 340 - Methods for Middle Grades and Secondary Mathematics Instruction
   •  MAT 400 - Senior Seminar in Mathematics Education
   •  MAT 403 I - Introduction to Abstract Algebra
   •  MAT 414 - Real Analysis
   •  MAT 417 - Complex Analysis
   •  MAT 420 - Advanced Topics in Mathematics
   •  MAT 490 - Mathematics Seminar
   •  MAT 496 - Academic Internship
   •  MAT 498 - Directed Study