Course Schedule Type

All courses must be assigned to one of the following schedule types. Academic departments/curricular programs will be asked to review these assignments each year as part of the creation of the class schedule.

01 Standard: Classes meet regularly for 210-220 minutes of instruction per week over a 10-week term for six units or a proportional amount of time for less than six units.

02 Standard Plus: Classes meet on a modified standard schedule for approximately 230-270 minutes of instruction per week over a 10-week term for six units or a proportional amount of time for less than six units. Additional class time is used for recitation/discussion/applied sessions.

03 Standard Plus Additional: Classes meet on a modified standard schedule for approximately 280-350 minutes of instruction per week over a 10-week term for six units or a proportional amount of time for less than six units. Additional class time is used for recitation/discussion/applied sessions.

04 Standard Plus Lab: Classes meet on a standard schedule plus an additional laboratory session for approximately 380 minutes of instruction per week over a 10-week term for six units or a proportional amount of time for less than six units.

05 Lab/Studio: Classes consist of regularly scheduled laboratory or studio sessions only and meet for approximately 420-510 minutes per week over a 10-week term for six units or a proportional amount of time for less than six units.

06 Individual Performance Study: Classes consist of half- or one-hour music lessons each week over a 10-week term for six, three or two units.

07 Group Performance Study: Classes consist of regularly scheduled meetings and music performance(s) during a 10-week term for one unit. Instruction time per unit varies by course.

08 Internship/Practicum:  No formal instruction although academic work is evaluated by faculty and guidance may be provided. The course is recorded on a term basis, but may be continued for more than one term.  The number of units to be awarded is determined by sponsoring department or the Committee on Instruction based on the nature and amount of academic work to be completed.

09 Tutorial: Opportunity for a student or small group of students to study a topic in-depth in collaboration with one or more faculty members. The instructor and the student determine a regular meeting schedule for the term. The course is recorded on a term basis, but may be continued for more than one term. The number of units to be awarded is determined by the instructor and student before registration based on the nature and amount of work to be completed.

10 Independent Study: Opportunity for a student to pursue a special interest resulting in new scholarship or creative activity typical of the discipline.  The student works independently, with some meetings with instructor. The course is recorded on a term basis, but may be continued for more than one term. The number of units to be awarded is determined by the instructor and student before registration based on the nature and amount of work to be completed.

11 Writing For Credit: No formal instruction.  The student challenges course within a one-year time frame by completing all readings, quizzes, exams, reports, papers, projects and any other course requirements independently. Not available for all courses.

13 Graduate Course: Course is part of limited number of graduate programs. Instruction time per unit varies by program.

14 Directed Study: Course follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.  The number of units to be awarded is determined by the instructor and student before registration based on the nature and amount of work to be completed.  The course is recorded on a term basis, but may be continued for more than one term.

15 December Term:   Courses address topics not covered in the regular curriculum and may involve trips away from campus, performances, or projects.  All December Term courses are offered for three units and meet for approximately 500-600 minutes per week during the two-week session.

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