Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

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

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.