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Academic Planning Guide

Academics

Searching the Schedule of Classes

To find out more about the courses being offered in the fall semester, you should explore the online Schedule of Classes. A guide to using the schedule follows below:

Keep in mind that you will use the right-side "Search Schedule" column when searching for available semester courses, not the left-side "Search Catalog" column. The “Search Catalog” column contains general course offerings and descriptions. It does not provide a listing of the days, times and courses that are offered for a particular semester. That information is presented in the “Search Schedule” column.

Drop Down Menus

 

Subject

Select the default "All Subjects" for a complete listing of all courses in a given term; or select a particular academic subject for courses within that department.

Foundation

Select a particular Foundation requirement (First-Year Seminar, Writing, Foreign Language, Beyond the West, Quantitative Analysis).

Division/Area

Select by "Division" (arts and humanities, natural sciences, social sciences) or "Area" (creative arts, history, humanities, math and computer science, natural science, and social sciences), if you are less certain about individual departments but are interested in exploring disciplines while satisfying Division and Area requirements.

Term

Select "Term" to view the Schedule by specific semesters. The default is “Fall 2014.”

Column Headings within the Schedule


COURSE

Click on a COURSE number to read the corresponding course description in the Wheaton Catalog.

Course number indicates the level of academic difficulty: 100-level courses are introductory-level courses and usually do not have pre-requisites; 200-level courses are intermediate-level courses, which may have pre-requisites; 300-level courses are advanced-level courses and are not generally taken during the first year.

In general, first-year students take only 100- or 200-level courses.

Experimental courses—numbered 198, 298, or 398—are new courses. These courses often offer unusual opportunities to study at the cutting edge of a field of knowledge.

A pre-requisite is a course that prepares the student for subsequent courses in a particular discipline.

Course numbers below the 100-level identify courses carrying a half-credit. Such courses are either introductory courses or represent field work or independent studies for juniors and seniors. Half-credit courses—excepting music performance, Political Science 022-025, English 010, and English 060—are not open to first-year students.

A section letter (A, B, C, D) follows each course number and indicates when the course is offered: A = fall semester; B = spring semester; C = first semester of a year-long course; D = second semester of a year-long course. Some courses have another section or lab number after the semester notation. Multiple section numbers indicate multiple meeting times for the course, thus increasing course availability. In addition, lab science courses and several other non-lab science courses, such as Anthropology, require weekly "lab" meetings. There are several sections from which to choose, and the lab sections—indicated as L01, L02, and so forth—follow the associated main course in the Schedule of Classes.

EXAM

The "Exam" column identifies the letter code for the scheduled time of the final examination in the course. The letter code is a link to the specific day and time of the final examination.

Do not make your final travel plans until you have determined your final class and examination schedule. Exams will not be rescheduled to accommodate travel or vacation plans.

TITLE

The "Title" column lists the complete course title ("Cubism, Expression, and Surreal") and restrictions:

  • pre-requisites ("ARTH 102 or Permission of the Instructor")
  • preferential enrollment ("Open to Senior Majors")
  • enrollment limits ("Limited to 20")

CRN

The five-digit Course Registration Number (CRN) that appears in this column is used to register for a course. Be sure to enter this number on your Course Planning worksheet.

DAYS/TIME/LOCATION

In this column, days of the week are represented by a single letter: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, ThuRsday, Friday. The class meeting times and locations are listed after the meeting days.

INSTRUCTOR(S)

In this column, the name of the faculty teaching the course is also a link to the faculty profile online.

FOUND

The "FOUND" column identifies courses that satisfy the Foundation requirements: First-Year Seminar (FS), Writing (WR), Foreign Language (FL), Beyond the West (BW), and Quantitative Analysis (QA).

DIV

The "DIV" column identifies those courses that satisfy one of Wheaton's three-Divisional requirements: arts and humanities (DVAH), natural sciences (DVNS), and social sciences (DVSS).

AREA

This column identifies courses that are in the more specialized areas of study within each Division: creative arts (ARCA), history (ARHS), humanities (ARHM), math/computer science (ARMC), natural sciences (ARNS), and social sciences (ARSS).

CONX

Courses that are part of an approved Connection are identified in the "CONX" column. Any four-digit Connection number beginning with "20_" signifies a two-course Connection, while one beginning with "30_" indicates a three-course Connection. Those that may be taken as either two- or three-course Connections begin with "23_."

For a complete list and description of approved Connections, click here.

View Textbook Course Material

When available, instructors list textbooks and other course materials here.

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