Southern Methodist University Enrollment Services University Registrar Course Listings Help
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1. Course Identification
A 4 digit term specific number used for
enrolling in a particular class section.
2 to 4-letter department/subject prefix (i.e., LT, ECO, BIOL).
First digit: Indicates level of
difficulty or class level.
|1 First Year
Second digit: Indicates total
credit-hour value of the course. A zero indicates 0.0 or anomaly credit
Third and fourth digits: Assigned to make the course unique for
identification within the department.
3 or 4-digit/symbol code
Indicates location where student takes a
401 - Videotape courses OUT
of the Dallas/Ft Worth area.
418 - Videotape course IN the Dallas/Ft Worth area.
498 - for Active military students studying via videotape.
4 - Videotape. When enrolling, use the section number for the
location at which you receive instruction.
5 - Study Abroad section
7 - Graduate or undergraduate course offered after 5:00pm
8 - Lecture Section of course that requires enrollment in a
separate N (noncredit) lab section. For lecture/lab combinations,
the Third digit of the lecture must be equal to the second digit of
the Lab. (Ex: Lecture Section 801 corresponds with Labs N10, N11,
N12….; Lecture Section 802 corresponds with Labs N20, N21,
9 - Lecture Section of course that requires enrollment
D - (noncredit) discussion section
0 - Lecture Section
C - Combined Section
D - Noncredit Laboratory Section of course that requires
enrollment in a Lecture (9) Section of the same course
L - Laboratory or Activity Section
N - Noncredit Laboratory Section of course that requires
enrollment in a Lecture (8) Section of the same course
P - Private Studies Section. Arranged course, as are Theses,
Directed Studies, and Projects.
W - Writing-Intensive Dept Course Options for Rhetoric
An “A” in the fourth digit of the
section number indicates that the section has an Alternate Meeting Time.
Alternate meeting time is listed as a class note. At the time of
enrollment, this alternate time will not be printed on your schedule. Be
sure to note this time on your schedule and attend the class meeting.
An “H” in the fourth digit of the section number indicates that the
section is an Honors Section. Please see the notes for the course or
section for Honors prerequisites.
Fourth digits for Summer Session:
A one (1) in the fourth digit of the
section number indicates a 5-week course held during the First
A two (2) in the fourth digit of the section number indicates a
5-week course held during the Second Session.
A three (3) in the fourth digit of the section number indicates a
10-week course held for both First and Second Sessions.
A four (4) in the fourth digit of the section number indicates a
course section that begins prior to First Session and ends during or
after Second Session.
2. Space Availability and Restrictions
This number shows how many
unrestricted spaces are available in the class. If 0 appears for this limit,
the section has no unrestricted spaces available.
Shows spaces available that can be enrolled in only by students
meeting the specified restriction.
Shows the system enforced pre or co-requisites that must be met by
all students in order to enroll in a course.
If you do not meet the restriction specified, you cannot enroll in the
course without prior consent from the course department and/or instructor.
Student Specific Permission must be obtained from the department
before enrollment is allowed.
3. Section Notes
Section notes are listed under the sections to which they apply.
4. Class Times
Class times appearing in the course listings are actual class meeting times.