Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Numbers

  • Courses numbered below 100 are noncredit remedial courses.
  • Courses numbered from 100 to 199 are open to all students.
  • Courses numbered from 200 to 299 are considered sophomore courses and also are open to juniors and seniors.
  • Courses numbered from 300 to 399 are considered junior courses and also are open to seniors.
  • Courses numbered from 400 to 499 are considered junior and senior courses.

Cross-Listed Courses

If a course carries credit for majors in more than one department or program, both departmental designations precede the title. For example, BIOL 152 Vocation and the Health Professions, CHEM 152 Vocation and the Health Professions, carries credit in both the biology department and the chemistry department.

General Information Index

Descriptions for undergraduate courses are listed at the end of each department section, except as noted:

250 – Pre-May Seminar. See Global Learning at Concordia for information about Pre-May Seminars.
300 – May Seminar. See Global Learning at Concordia for information about May Seminars.
390 – Internship Education. See Career Center in Campus Resources for information about the Internship Program.
395 – Cooperative Education at the Concordia Language Villages (Chinese, French, German, and Spanish)
487 – Directed Research. See Student Research Opportunities for information about Directed Research.
490 – Internship and Practicum Experiences. See Career Center in Campus Resources for information about Internship and Practicum Experiences.

Designation Codes

The letter immediately following the course number in the departmental listings is the core or PEAK designation code that indicates which requirement is met. Following is a list of designation codes. See Core Curriculum and PEAK for information.

G – International and Global Perspectives
H – Humanities
J – Religion II Courses
K – Mathematics
N – Natural Science
PEAK – Pivotal Experience in Applied Knowledge
PO – PEAK optional
PR – PEAK required
R – Arts
S – Social Sciences
U – Cultural Diversity
W – World Languages