COURSES are open to all students, subject only to the restrictions specified in the individual descriptions. Senior Honors courses, usually open only to candidates for the degree with Honors, are numbered 498 and 499, and Special Topics courses are numbered 290, 390, or 490. All courses, unless otherwise marked, are full courses. The course numbers of double courses and half courses are followed by D or H.
SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES
Departments may offer a semester course known as Special Topics in which a student or a group of students study or read widely in a field of special interest. It is understood that this course will not duplicate any other course regularly offered in the curriculum and that the student will work in this course as independently as the director thinks possible.
Before the time of registration, the student who arranges to take a Special Topics course should consult the instructor in that particular field, who will direct the student’s work; they will decide the title to be reported, the nature of the examination or term paper, and will discuss the preparation of a bibliography and a plan of coherent study. All students must obtain final approval of the Department before registration. Two Special Topics courses may not be taken concurrently except with the prior approval of the student’s Class Dean.