Catalog Codes and Definitions
||Brackets are used at the beginning and end of a course title if the course is not going to be offered within the current catalog year.
||Courses offered by multiple departments where the content and level are the same. Classes meet together.
||Courses which are similar in content, but offered at different levels (ex. undergraduate and graduate level). Classes meet together.
Course Numbering and Subject Codes
Learn more about Course Numbering and Subject Codes .
Learn more about Arts and Sciences Breadth Requirements . Please note: Breadth codes are first searchable in the 2012-13 catalog.
||Geographic and Historical Breadth
Please note: Course Attributes with “CU” prefix are first searchable in the 2015-16 catalog. Course Attributes with “EC” prefix are first searchable in the 2020-21 catalog.
||Community Engaged Learning Courses
A course that includes an organized community-engaged activity outside the context of the classroom (all of the following):
- Addresses a specific need, problem, or common concern
- Includes collaboration with a community partner
- Is connected with course content and disciplinary perspectives
- Includes an exercise involving documented reflection.
||International Experience Courses
Courses that possess one or more of the following attributes:
- Addresses an international or transnational theme, or uses an international comparative approach*, as a principal objective of the course.
- Incorporates a critical global perspective as a significant part of the course (e.g., as an organizing theme, a key unit or module, or a major feature of the course).
- Facilitates cross-cultural competence and understanding through incorporating student reflection and/or other pedagogical strategies, employed in an international context.
- Is conducted, at least in part, outside the U.S.
- Foreign language education courses.
- A sustainability course has the primary and explicit focus on sustainability as an integrated concept having social, economic, and environmental dimensions and/or on understanding or solving one or more major sustainability challenge.
- A course that includes sustainability is primarily focused on a topic other than sustainability, but incorporates a unit or module on sustainability or a sustainability challenge, includes one or more sustainability-focused activities, or integrates sustainability issues throughout the course. Sustainability should be handled as an integrated concept having social, economic, and environmental dimensions.
||Undergraduate Research Courses
Semester-long for-credit courses that are:
- Independent, not classroom-based
- Cornell-faculty mentored
- Project-based (working on a short or long-term project with a particular outcome)
- Includes for-credit project team experiences (e.g., Engineering project teams) and all non-classroom based capstone projects.
||Einaudi Center-Latin American Studies Program Courses
A Latin American Program course has a significant and explicit focus on Latin America (including South America, Central America, and the Caribbean), comprising at least 25% of regular course materials. These courses fulfill requirements for a Latin American studies course for students with a minor in Latin American Studies. This does not include Latin American language courses, which are listed under their respective subject codes.
||Einaudi Center-South Asia Program Courses
A South Asia Program course has a significant and explicit focus on South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan, and Afghanistan), comprising at least 25% of regular course materials. These courses fulfill requirements for a South Asia area studies course for students with a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship. This does not include South Asian language courses, which are listed under their respective subject codes.
||Einaudi Center-Southeast Asia Program Courses
A Southeast Asia Program course has a significant and explicit focus on Southeast Asia (Brunei, Myanmar [Burma], Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam), comprising at least 25% of regular course materials. These courses fulfill requirements for a Southeast Asia area studies course for students with a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship. This does not include Southeast Asian language courses, which are listed under their respective subject codes.
Learn more about Distribution Requirement Codes in the Schools and Colleges.
“On Demand” Courses
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