SECTION 3: Course Identification
3.1 Credit Hours (Cr.Hrs.)
Each faculty and school develops courses for its degree credit programs, subject to Senate approval, and assigns a credit hour value to each course.
The credit hours for a course are expressed as a number associated with the course which indicates its relative weight. There is a correlation between class hours and credit hours (i.e., 6 credit hours = 3 hours a week, two terms; and 3 credit hours = 3 hours a week, one term).
For the purposes of registration, courses taught over two terms have been divided into two parts. Students registering for term spanning courses will receive one grade for the course and only when the second part is completed.
3.2 Prerequisite and Corequisite Courses
Prerequisite: If a course is prerequisite for a second course, the prerequisite must be met in order to begin the second course. To determine whether or not a course has a prerequisite, see the course descriptions in the chapter of the faculty or school offering the course. Normally, a minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses listed as prerequisites, except as otherwise noted in the course descriptions.
For some courses, the prerequisite may be completed before registering for the second course or may be taken concurrently with the second course. To determine if a course may be taken concurrently, see the course descriptions in the chapter of the faculty or school offering the course.
Corequisite: If a first course is a corequisite for a second course, the first course must be completed in the same term as the second course. To determine if a course has a corequisite, see the course descriptions in the chapter of the faculty or school offering the course.
Where the sequence in which courses are taken is important, one course is stipulated as being prerequisite to another (e.g., Mathematics 1 may be prerequisite to Mathematics 2). Unless otherwise specified in the course description and/or in the regulations of any faculty or school, the prerequisite requirement is met if at least a passing grade (D) is earned in the course. If the course is failed, permission may be granted to repeat it concurrently with the course for which it is prerequisite. Some prerequisite courses may be taken concurrently. Check the course description for specific information.
Where a course is specified as a corequisite course, it must be taken at the same time as (or prior) to the course requiring it as a corequisite.
3.3 Course Numbers
First Two to Four Characters
The two, three or four characters in every course number are a shortened version of the subject of the course.
Last Four Digits
At the University of Manitoba the last four digits of the course number reflect the level of contact with the subject.
ECON 1200 Principles of Economics Cr.Hrs. 6
ECON is the code for Economics.
1200 indicates that it is an introductory or entry level course.
If the course requires a laboratory, this will be shown following the credit hours immediately following the title.
BIOL 3242 Biodiversity: Vascular Flora of Manitoba Cr.Hrs. 3 (Lab Required)
The 2000, 3000, 4000 course numbers indicate the second, third, and fourth levels of university contact with a subject.
Numbers in the 5000 range are normally associated with pre-Master’s work or courses in the Post Baccalaureate Diploma and the Post-Graduate Medical Education programs.
Courses numbered 6000-8000 are graduate courses of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Course numbers in the 9000 series are used to identify courses taken at the University of Winnipeg by students in the University of Manitoba/University of Winnipeg Joint Master’s Programs. The 9000 numbers do not indicate the level of the course taken (see Graduate Calendar or University of Winnipeg Calendar).
In most cases, some correlation exists between the course number and a student's year of study; that is, students in the third year of a program will generally carry course loads comprised primarily of 3000-level courses.
3.4 Other Course Information
Courses with numbers that end in 0 or an even number are taught in English usually on the Fort Garry or Bannatyne campuses.
Courses with numbers that end in odd numbers are taught in French at Universitairé de Saint-Boniface.