Mar 01, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Course Prefix Identification and Coding Rationale


Courses are identified by a prefix, which refers to the department offering the course, a four-digit number, a decimal point, and a two-digit number indicating the section number. Not all departmental prefixes represent fields in which a degree is offered; some represent minors and others only courses. This system is consistent across the university.

• 1000-level courses are intended for Freshmen (full-time, credit-earning students in their first year of coursework at AUC).
• 2000-level courses are intended primarily for Sophomore students.
• 3000-level courses are normally designed for Juniors.
• 4000-level courses are designated for Seniors, although superior students of Sophomore or Junior standing may be admitted with permission of the department offering the course.
• 5000 and 6000-level courses are designed and intended for graduate and post-graduate students.

However, when the 5000-level courses have 1 as the second digit, (i.e. 51XX) this indicates that the course may be taken by advanced (Senior and, in exceptional cases approved by the instructor, Junior level) undergraduate students as well. The same applies to 6000-level courses, which are generally intended for PhD level students. When 6000-level courses have 1 as the second digit (i.e. 61XX), this indicates that the course may be taken by advanced Masters-level students as well.

The second, third, and fourth digits are used by individual departments and programs to indicate the subarea, concentration or specialization within a degree offered, or proper sequence of courses within a particular subarea.

Courses ranging from 52XX-59XX are open to graduate students; however, a senior student who has a B average may take two graduate courses, not exceeding six credits, either for graduate credit or for completion of requirements for the bachelor’s degree. In this case the chair of the department concerned must notify the registrar’s office.

The departmental prefixes used in labeling courses are given below:

Schools/Departments

 

PREFIX

 

Description

         
Core Curriculum  

CORE
SEMR

 

Core Curriculum
Seminar

Graduate School of Education

       

Department of International and Comparative Education

 

EDUC
TEAL

 

Education
Teaching and Learning

The Academy of Liberal Arts

       

Department of Arabic Language Instruction

 

ALNG
ALIN 
ALIS
ALWT
AIAS

 

Arabic Language Credit Courses
Arabic Language Intensive
Arabic Language Intensive Summer
Arabic Writing Courses
Center for Advanced Arabic Studies in Cairo

Department of English Language Instruction

 

ELIN
ENGL

 

Intensive English
English

Department of Rhetoric and Composition

 

RHET

 

Rhetoric and Composition

School of Business

       

Department of Accounting

 

ACCT

 

Accounting

Department of Economics

 

ECON

 

Economics

Department of Management

 

BADM
CEMS
ENTR
FINC
INTB
MGMT
MKTG
MOIS
OPMG

 

Business Administration
International Management
Entrepreneurship
Finance
International Business
Management
Marketing
Management of Information Systems
Operations Management

Executive Master in Business Administration Program

 

EMBA

 

Executive Master in Business Administration

Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration

 

BUSC

 

School of Business CO-OP

School of Global Affairs and Public Policy

       

Department of Journalism & Mass Communication

 

JRMC

 

Journalism and Mass Communication

Department of Law

 

LAW

 

Law

Department of Public Policy and Administration

 

PPAD

 

Public Policy and Administration

Center for Migration and Refugee Studies

 

MRS

 

Migration and Refugee Studies

Kamal Adham Center for Television and Digital Journalism

 

TVDJ

 

Television and Digital Journalism

Middle East Studies Program

 

MEST

 

Middle East Studies

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research

 

AMST

 

American Studies

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies

 

GWST

 

Gender and Women’s’ Studies

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

       

Department of Applied Linguistics

 

APLN
LING

 

Applied Linguistics
Linguistics

Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations

 

ARIC
TRST

 

Arab and Islamic Civilizations
Translation

Department of English & Comparative Literature

 

ECLT

 

English and Comparative Literature

Department of History

 

CREL
HIST

 

Comparative Religion
History

Department of Philosophy

 

PHIL

 

Philosophy

Department of Political Science

 

POLS

 

Political Science

Department of Psychology

 

PSYC

 

Psychology

Department of Sociology, Egyptology and Anthropology

 

ANTH
EGPT
SOC
SOC/ANTH

 

Anthropology
Egyptology
Sociology
Anthropology/Sociology

Department of the Arts

 

ARTV
DSGN
FILM
MUSC
THTR

 

Visual Arts
Graphic Design
Film
Music
Theatre

School of Sciences and Engineering

       

Department of Architecture

 

ARCH

 

Architecture

Department of Biology

 

BIOL

 

Biology

Department of Chemistry

 

CHEM
SCI

 

Chemistry
Science

Department of Computer Science and Engineering

 

CSCE

 

Computer Science and Engineering

Department of Construction Engineering

 

CENG

 

Construction Engineering

Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering

 

ECNG

 

Electronics and Communications Engineering

Department of Mathematics and Actuarial Science

 

DSCI
MACT

 

Data Science
Mathematics, Actuarial Science

Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

MENG

 

Mechanical Engineering

Department of Petroleum and Energy Engineering

 

PENG

 

Petroleum Engineering

Department of Physics

 

PHYS

 

Physics

Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology

 

GHHE
GREN

 

Global Public Health
Sustainable Development

Biotechnology Program

 

BIOT

 

Biotechnology

Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program

  All 600 level courses in:

BIOT
CENG
CHEM
CSCE
ECNG
ENVE
MACT
MENG
NANO
PHDE
PHDS
PHDS/PHDE
 


Biotechnology
Construction Engineering
Chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering
Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Mathematics and Actuarial Science
Mechanical Engineering
Nanotechnology
Ph.D. in Engineering
Ph.D. in Applied Sciences
Ph.D. in Applied Sciences and Ph.D. in Engineering

Environmental Engineering Program

 

ENVE

 

Environmental Engineering

Nanotechnology Program

 

NANO

 

Nanotechnology

Robotics, Control and Smart Systems Program

 

RCSS

 

Robotics, Control and Smart Systems

Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

 

ENGR

 

 

Graduate ENGR courses

 

Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

 

ENGR

 

Undergraduate ENGR courses

Libraries and Learning Technologies

 

LALT

 

Libraries and Learning Technology

 

Note Concerning Course Schedules

Most course descriptions indicate the semester that each course is usually offered, but this information is subject to change and some courses are not taught every year. The registrar’s office publishes a detailed schedule of courses offered at the beginning of each semester which contains accurate information on which courses are offered, at what time and by whom they are taught. Please check the Registrar’s Schedule of Classes webpage.

For long-term planning, students should consult their advisers and/or individual departments for help designing their programs of study. Students coming from the United States, especially year-abroad students, should contact the university’s office in New York for current information about specific course offerings.