Course Numbering System
Consult the section of the Graduate Catalog entitled “Course Definitions” for a comprehensive summary of the course numbering system. Consult the section of the Graduate Catalog entitled “Graduate Study Options for EIU Seniors” for courses open to undergraduates. Consult the section of the Graduate Catalog entitled “Graduate Credit and Grading Policies” for a definition of credits.
Numbers in parenthesis following the course title indicate the number of class hours per week, laboratory or studio hours per week, and credit hours. For example (3-2-4) indicates three hours of classroom work each week, 2 laboratory hours per week, and four semester hours of credit. Students enrolled in courses whose meeting times are noted as “arranged” (Arr.) should contact the instructor by the beginning of the semester to conclude course arrangements.
Prerequisites are predicated upon the assumption that students require certain knowledge and/or skills gained in one or more previous courses. Prerequisites for courses are printed immediately following the course description.
A student may not enroll in a course serving as a prerequisite for another course he or she has already completed. A student may not enroll in a lower level course which substantially duplicates a higher level course already successfully completed. Students who violate these prescriptions may not receive credit for the course toward graduation.
(Courses numbered 5000 to 5999 may be taken by EIU seniors and by students as specified in accelerated graduate programs only with the approvals required to exercise this study option as described in the section of the Graduate Catalog titled “Graduate Study Options for Seniors at EIU.” Undergraduates, regardless of classification or GPA, may not enroll in any graduate courses numbered 5990 (independent study), 5980 (internship), 5950 (thesis), or any capstone graduate experience.)
Additional Course Notes
Counseling and Higher Education
Courses 5540 and above are open only to students who have been admitted to the Department of Counseling and Higher Ed or who have permission of the Department Chair.
It is strongly recommended that students complete MAT 2110G and 2120G before enrolling in Economics courses numbered 4750 and above.
Courses numbered 5000-5499 inclusive may be taken by a senior whose grade point average is 2.75 or higher, with permission of the instructor and the Dean of the Graduate School. Courses numbered 5500 and above are open only to students who have been admitted to the Graduate School.