Registration Helpful Vocabulary


Antirequisites are courses you cannot take both of and retain credit for both. Pay careful attention to antirequisite warnings when registering. You can find out more about if the course you want to take has an antirequisite by looking at the course description in the Academic Calendar.


Corequisites are courses which are required to be taken concurrently with the course with which it is listed as Corequisite.

Course Codes

Course codes provide a lot of valuable information you will need to register in courses.

If you were to look at PSYC 1106 FA001 as a course code you would be able to determine that the discipline of this course is Psychology.

1106 is the course number. Course in the 100 level are normally first year level courses.

FA indicated this class is in the Fall term. If it had been WI, it would have been in the Winter term. FW would have been a course that spanned the entire Fall/Winter term. 

The 001 is the section of the course. There can be multiple sections of the same course.


Cross-Coded Courses

Cross-Coded Courses are courses which may be listed under two different codes in two different disciplines. The courses in the two disciplines will be Antirequisites for one another. (e.g. ADMN 2606 and ECON 2126). You will notice that under both course codes, the actual course will be taught by the same person in the same place at the same time.


This means the number of hours for a course, listed as the number of hours scheduled per week in the fall and/or winter terms. Three credit courses require a minimum of 36 hours in total and six-credit courses require a minimum of 72 hours in total.


The hours required in a course, typically in the sciences, for experimentation. This experimentation is normally held in a smaller “laboratory” setting and led by a professor or laboratory instructor.


A lecture is typically the largest part of a course’s hours, usually led by a professor.


Some courses require that you complete a different course before you will be allowed to enroll in it. These are called prerequisites. You can find out if the course you want to take requires a prerequisite by looking at the course description in the Academic Calendar. If you do not have a prerequisite but wish to take a course, this may be possible with permission from the instructor. Nursing and BPHE students will require permission from the Program Director instead. 


A seminar is a course, or portion of a course, taught through small group discussion or instruction.


Service-Learning is an opportunity provided in a number of courses where students volunteer a set number of hours over the semester at a not-for-profit organization chosen to complement the course. Students use the skills and theory acquired in class, and apply that knowledge in a community-based setting.


A studio session is a teaching period where students spend time in a learning environment that emphasizes student creative involvement with visual art media including, for instance, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpting.


A tutorial is a small group discussion portion of a larger class, which may be led by a professor or by a tutorial assistant.

Upper Level Courses

Upper Level Courses are any level of course beyond the first year (1000) level.

You may come across other terms that you don't know, please look in the Academic Calendar for more definitions. You can start by looking here.