Policies by Keyword: Courses

Administrative Action on Prerequisites

Although it is the student’s responsibility to drop classes, the University may withdraw a student within the first three weeks from a course if he or she fails to meet the prerequisite(s) or other requirements as indicated in this Catalog. These prerequisites may include: Completion of prior coursework. Passing of qualifying examinations. Class year standing. Admission …

Course Numbering System

001-099 Courses that carry no credit toward a Degree or Credential. Generally remedial or subcollegiate-level in content. 100-199 Lower Division, introductory courses that constitute the beginning of college work in a major or in general education and which require no previous college experience. Open to Upper Division students. 200-299 Lower Division courses of freshman and sophomore level. …

Course Requisites: Definition of Terms

Prerequisite A course/condition* that must be completed/met prior to enrollment in another specified course. Enrollment in prerequisite course/condition* groupings is enforced by SOLAR. An unmet or non-completed prerequisite course/condition* will bar a student’s enrollment in a course. Corequisite A course/condition* for which concurrent enrollment in another affiliated course is mandatory. Corequisite courses must always be offered in …

Course Types

Academic Internships Many departments and programs offer special undergraduate courses in which students earn academic credit for formally supervised experience outside the traditional university classroom. Students work with faculty and internship hosts to plan, process and evaluate the learning resulting from internship/clinical practica. CSUN recognizes that laws and regulations reserve certain rights for external agencies …

Enrolling in Courses with Prerequisites

Students must fulfill a course’s prerequisite(s) prior to enrollment in the course. For further information, see “Course Requisites” in this Catalog or go to the Schedule of Classes Registration Guide.

Online Course Designations

A Fully Online Class (OF) is an online course offering in which all class sessions and exams are presented in an online environment. If a course meets at a specified time online, the course should list the day of the week and time in the Schedule of Classes. Fully online courses have no on campus …

Repeat of Courses (Graduate Policy)

Students must submit a Course Repeat Form with prior permission of the Graduate Coordinator/Department Chair and the Associate Vice President of Graduate Studies. A graduate student may repeat up to 6 units in which a grade of “B-” or below has been earned. In these cases, only the most recent grade will count. Students seeking …

Repeating Courses (Grade Forgiveness) Undergraduate

The University recognizes that undergraduate students may need to repeat one or more courses in order to fulfill Degree requirements and/or enhance previously acquired skills. However, students should seek academic advisement before deciding to repeat any course. Students should be aware that other institutions (e.g., medical schools, graduate programs, law schools) might not recognize this repeat …

Syllabi for All Graduate Courses

To better inform students about the requirements, content and methodology of the University’s graduate curricula, all faculty teaching graduate courses will distribute a written syllabus to each student in the course and/or post it online no later than the second week of classes. The syllabus should contain at least the following information: Course objective(s). A …

Syllabi for All Undergraduate Courses

To better inform students about the requirements, content and methodology of the University’s undergraduate curricula, all faculty teaching undergraduate courses will distribute a written syllabus to each student in the course and/or post it online no later than the second week of classes. The syllabus should contain the following information: Course objective(s). A brief list …