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Re: USAGE: University "subjects", "modules", "courses", etc.

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, February 3, 2005, 0:03
On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 02:40:51AM +1100, Tristan McLeay wrote:
> These classes are called courses. > > Each individual class? So for instance in 1st semester, 2nd year > psychology (PSY21PYA), I had four one-hour lectures (in two two-hour > blocks) and a nominally four-hour tute each week, according to your > definition of 'course' would that then mean that for Psych, I was doing > five (or three) courses *per week*? I must've misunderstood something.
You did. The entire semester-long or quarter-long or whatever series of lectures may be called either a "class" or a "course". An individual lecture may also be called a "class", but not a "course". At Georgia Tech the number of credits did not figure into the course number, btw. The first digit of the course number told you what year of the curriculum the course was assigned to (1xxx = freshman course, 2xxx = sophomore, etc.), the middle two were assigned somewhat arbitrarily to particular topics, and the last digit was used for courses that fit together into a larger series (e.g. Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III would have xxx1, xxx2, and xxx3 numbers). The principle major courses each term were generally 5 credit hours, electives 3 hours. For courses which included a laboratory component, each three hours of lab time per week counted as one additional credit hour beyond the lecture time. -Marcos