Undergraduate Edition 2017-2018

Course Descriptions

Course Abbreviations

Elizabeth City State University has established a set of standardized abbreviations for its departments and courses. These abbreviations should be used in making out class schedule forms and at all times when referring to specific course offerings.

System of Course Numbers

Each course is defined by a Course Abbreviation and a number. The number of each course has three digits. The first digit indicates the classification level. The second and the third digit distinguish the course from other courses in the classification. The parentheses following the course name represent the number of credits being given for the course and the term(s) when it is offered. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are required courses.

Example:

GE (General Education) 106 (First Level Classification): College Reading (Title of Course) (2) (Credits) (F; S; SS) (Course offered Fall , Spring, Summer).

Abbreviations & Corresponding Departments

The following chart represents the courses offered in relation to their Departments:

ACCT Accounting Department of Business & Economics
ART Art Department of Visual and Performing Arts
ARTH Art History Department of Visual and Performing Arts
ATC Air Traffic Control Department of Technology
AVI Aviation Science Department of Technology
AVNC Avionics Department of Technology
BFIN Banking and Finance Department of Business and Economics
BIOL Biology Department of Natural Sciences
BKED Birth-Kindergarten Educ. Department of Education and Psychology
BMIS Management Information Department of Business & Economics
BTEC Biotechnology Department of Natural Sciences
BUAD Business Administration Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
BUED Business Education Department of Education and Psychology
CHEM Chemistry Department of Natural Sciences
CJ Criminal Justice Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
CONT Continuing Education Department of Education and Psychology
COOP Cooperative Education Department of Education and Psychology
CR Correctional Recreation Department of Education and Psychology
CSC Computer and Information Science Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
ECON Economics Department of Business & Economics
EDUC Education Department of Education and Psychology
ELEM Elementary Education Department of Education and Psychology
ENGL English Department of Language, Literature, and Communication
ENGT Engineering Technology Department of Technology
ENTR Entrepreneurship Department of Business and Economics
ENSC Environmental Science Department of Natural Sciences
FL Foreign Language Department of Language, Literature, and Communication
FLT Flight Department of Technology
FREN French Department of Language, Literature, and Communication
GE General Education All Departments
GEOG Geography Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
GEOL Geology Department of Natural Sciences
GLBS Global Studies Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
HIST History Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
HLTH Health Department of Physical Education and Health
HPE Health and Phys. Educ. Department of Education, Health & Psychology
JOUR Journalism Department of Language, Literature, and Communication
MAS Marine Environmental Science Department of Natural Sciences
MATA Applied Mathematics Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
MATH Mathematics Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
MCOM Mass Communications Department of Language, Literature, and Communication
MECP Mechanical Power Department of Technology
MECT Mechanical Technology Department of Technology
MIS Military Science Department of Military Science
MNGT Management Department of Business & Economics
MRKT Marketing Department of Business & Economics
MUS Music Department of Visual and Performing Arts
MUSA Applied Music Department of Visual and Performing Arts
PAD Public Administration Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
PE Physical Education Department of Physical Education and Health
PESM Sports Management Department of Physical Education and Health
PHIL Philosophy Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
PFIN Retirement Planning Department of Business & Economics
PHIS Public History Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
PHS Public Health Department of Pharmacy and Health Professions
PHSC Pharmaceutical Science Department of Pharmacy and Health Professions
PHYS Physics Department of Natural Sciences
POLS Political Science Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY Psychology Department of Education and Psychology
READ Reading Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
RELG Religion Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
SADM School Administration Department of Education and Psychology
SOC Sociology Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOWK Social Work Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
SPAN Spanish Department of Language, Literature, and Communication
SPCH Speech Department of Language, Literature, and Communication
SPED Special Education Department of Education and Psychology
SSCI Space Science Department of Technology
STAT Statistics Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems Department of Technology

Terms

F — FALL SEMESTER S — SPRING SEMESTER SS — SUMMER SESSION

Other abbreviations used by Departments and in Course Descriptions are:

30–40 Section Numbers for Extended Day / Weekend Program
51-52 North Carolina Model Teacher Education Consortium
CE Continuing Education
DL Distance Learning
H Honors
M Military Science
S Language Arts Section for Special Programs
QRS Restricted Enrollment
PDP Departmental Permission Required
S/C Language Arts Sections for Special Program/Conference
CRDT Credit
HR Hour
SEC Section
BLDG Building
LAB Laboratory
LEC Lecture
SEM Semester
NFR New Freshman
FR Freshman
SO Sophomore
JR Junior
SR Senior
SDG Second Degree Graduate
SPU Special Undergraduate
SPG Admitted Graduate
CER Certification
LIC Licensure Only
TS Transient Student
GR Graduate
NG Non-matriculating Graduate

Prerequisite Courses — Courses beyond the freshman year usually have "prerequisites." This means that certain courses must be taken before the student can register for the advanced course. The prerequisite may also require "consent of the department chair." The student must secure the permission from the above person(s) before he or she registers for the advanced course. "Consent of the department chair" is usually required for courses in which there is limited laboratory space and/or equipment, or in which specific skills and aptitudes are required.

Co-requisite Courses — This means that certain courses must be taken at the same time.

Each student is advised to obtain a copy of the Handbook from his or her major department. The handbook will provide information about the courses students must take and the entrance and exit requirements for them.