This list contains courses that have seats reserved for incoming first-year students. Most of the courses are available for students to select from when they submit their fall semester course preferences over the summer.
* A small number of courses (marked with an asterisk) have seats reserved for incoming first-year students but require special arrangements such as placement or audition. Registration for these courses will be available starting during orientation.
Email the Academic Advising Resource Center if you have advising questions about these courses.
Review suggestions from academic departments and programs on course planning for new students.
Note on Terminology
Courses in the College of Arts and Sciences academic departments are offered as “full” or “half” academic courses.
- A full academic course is four credits
- A half academic course is two credits
PLEASE NOTE: In the listing below, you may see the word “full”; this refers to a full academic course equivalent to four credits.
If you have no prior experience in a certain language, you should take the 100-level course in that language. If you have prior study or exposure to the language, you must take a placement test before registering. The placement test will guide us in placing you in the correct course in our curriculum; once you know the results of the placement exam, you will be able to register for the appropriate class after you arrive on campus.
Find more information about placement tests.
Omitted from this list are many courses with prerequisites and courses that require consultation with a member of the faculty before registration. You will be able to register for such courses starting during orientation.
For complete descriptions of these courses, click on either link for the courses below.
View detailed schedule information about fall courses.
Learn more about class schedules.