Course Descriptions

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Course Numbering System

In general, courses numbered below 100 are not intended for transfer credit. These courses may be counted toward the A.A.S. degree, but not the A.A., A.S., A.E.S., A.F.A.—Art, or A.F.A.—Music degrees.

Courses numbered 100 or above may be expected to fulfill transfer requirements. In some cases the courses designed primarily for vocational programs may not be acceptable to transfer to all four-year institutions. Students should see a Student Development Faculty Counselor for clarification of the transferability of these courses.

Courses numbered 200 and above are intended for the sophomore level.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Core Curriculum Codes

To assist students with identifying qualifying general education core courses, the following coding system will appear after the course description:

Discipline Prefix

Communications
IAI C
Social and Behavioral Sciences
IAI S
Humanities
IAI H
Humanities/Fine Arts
IAI HF
Fine Arts
IAI F
Mathematics
IAI M
Physical Sciences
IAI P
Life Sciences
IAI L

Sample Course Listing

Course Number  Course Title Credits Prerequisites
ACC 101 Introduction to Financial Accounting 4 No

Course Outlines

In accordance with Illinois law, Harper College maintains a file of course outlines for all courses listed in the Catalog. Complete information is given on course content, methodology and objectives. The outlines are available for student review in the division offices or in the Office of the Assistant Provost.

Prerequisites

Many course descriptions state that a prerequisite (for example—satisfactory completion of a specific course or instructor consent) is necessary for enrollment in such a course. Students are advised that enrolling in a course without satisfying the prerequisite may result in the student being withdrawn from such course at the request of the instructor. Refer carefully to Catalog course descriptions.