How to Read Class Listings

Special Registration Explanations

Course Numbering

Number Description
0-0999 Remedial precollege-level courses.
1000-2999 Lower division courses intended for undergraduate credit only.

 The first digit indicates the general level of the courses: 1 for a first-year course, 2 for a second-year course.

3000-4999

Upper division courses carrying undergraduate credit only. The first digit indicates the general level of course: 3 for a third-year course, 4 for a fourth-year course.

5000-5999 Courses that carry graduate credit only in a major field other than that of the department offering the course.
6000-6999 Courses that carry graduate credit in any major field.
7000-7999 Courses for graduate credit only.
8000-9999 Courses intended for post-master's or doctoral-level work.

Online and Face-to-Face Instruction

Fully Online / No Set Meet Time – an online course where 100%* of the direct faculty-led instruction is delivered in an asynchronous instruction mode. Students do not need to be on campus for any portion of the course work, homework/ independent student preparatory work or evaluation. Instruction and interaction occur through the internet, such as via the University-managed Learning Management System (LMS). Day and time are not listed in the course schedule.

Fully Online / Set Meet Time – an online course where 100%* of the direct faculty-led instruction is delivered online with synchronous instructional meetings required. Students do not need to be on campus for any portion of the course work, homework/ independent student preparatory work or evaluation. Instruction and interaction occur through the internet. Set meetings days and times, such as via the University-managed LMS and online course meeting tools are listed in the course schedule.

Mostly Online – an online course where 80%-99%* of direct faculty instruction and/or evaluation is delivered online, in either synchronous or asynchronous mode. Students are required to be physically present on campus for no more than 20%* of the course contact hours. Most instruction and interaction, as well as most homework or independent student preparatory work, occurs online, such as via the University-managed LMS, utilizing either synchronous or asynchronous instruction modes. Day and time are listed in the course schedule for all synchronous online and/or on-campus meeting times.

Partially Online – a course where direct, instructor-led component and/or assessment is 20% - 79%* online. This classification exists to allow the Faculty to seek approval of course content for potential substantial online instruction and to inform students that a particular course offering will include a substantial online direct instructional component and/or evaluation.

Face-to-Face – a course that is offered with direct faculty-student interaction occurring primarily in-person. May include some online instruction and/or evaluation (not to exceed 20%*).

*The percentage of online and face-to-face instruction is determined by the number of contact hours each method utilizes relative to the number of contact hours for the entire course

To find courses with a specific type of instruction use the "Attribute Type" dropdown menu to select the desired type of instruction when searching for courses using the Class Schedule search tool. You can find more information about distance learning courses as well as technical requirements (computer type, software, etc.) on the Distance Learning Web site.

Lake Campus Class Designations

Lake Campus classes have a W preceding the section number, i.e., Acc 201, W01. In the online class listings, Lake Campus class will have a designation of "L" in the campus code field (CMP). Dayton or main campus classes have a designation of "M".

Look Up Classes Help

When you use the Class Schedule Search tool, courses meeting your search requirements will be returned in a list with the following fields of information:

CRN: Course Reference Number
The unique identification number for each class section; facilitates online and in-person registration.

Subj: Subject (or Prefix)
Example: The Accountancy course subject/prefix is ACC.

Crse: Course Number
Example: The Course Number for ACC 2020 Accounting Principles is 2020.

Sec: Section
Some courses will have multiple class offerings, or class sections, from which to choose each semester. NOTE: Sections numbered 90 and above are typically online classes. Class offerings that meet for half the term may be designated with either A or B before the section number. Check for the exact term dates. Section numbers with a W indicate that the course is being offered by the WSU Lake Campus in Celina.

Cmp: Campus
Dayton or Lake Campus.

Cred: Credit Hours

Title
The title of the class section.

Days
Days of the week that the class section will meet (M-Monday, T-Tuesday, W-Wednesday, R-Thursday, F-Friday; MWF=Monday, Wednesday and Friday; TR=Tuesday and Thursday).

Time
Time of day the class section will meet on specified days.

Cap, Act, Rem (XL Cap, XL Act, XL Rem for crosslisted)
Cap (Capacity) - Maximum number of seats in a class section; Act (Actual Enrollment) - number of students enrolled; Rem (Remaining) - seats remaining/unoccupied.

WL Cap, WL Act, WL Rem
WL Cap (Waitlist Capacity) Maximum number allowed on waitlist for class section; WL Act (Waitlist Actual Count) - number of students on waitlist; WL Rem (Waitlist Remaining)- seats remaining on waitlist.

Instructor
Primary Instructor assigned to the class section.

Date (MM/DD)
Not all class sections meet for the full semester, or term. Start and end dates are listed for the term during which the class section meets (Full, A, B, X-Flex);  these are not necessarily the specific meeting dates for the class section.

Location
Building abbreviation and room number; subject to change.

Attribute
Course section-specific attributes including Online or Face-to-Face instruction.

Restrictions
Class section-specific restrictions; see full class section details by selecting CRN hyperlink.