Departments, Programs & Courses
Departments establish and oversee their particular areas of study. Each has outlined their course offerings, pre-requisites, major, minor, concentration, and emphasis requirements. Please be aware that not all courses are offered every year. For additional information about program requirements or course offerings, contact the department chairs directly.
Course Numbering System
Courses numbered at the 100-and 200-levels are primarily for first-year students and sophomores; courses numbered at the 300-and 400-levels are primarily for juniors and seniors.
In general, courses numbered in the 250s, 450s or 460s are research courses or directed study courses; those numbered in the 470s are independent study courses; and those numbered in the 280s, 290s, 480s or 490s are either selected or advanced topics courses. Honors courses, which may be developed for individual senior students, are numbered at 500.
Enrollment in 100- and 200-level Foreign Language courses, ENGL 102 Seminar in Literature and Composition , and Physical Education courses is reserved for first-year students. Students who do not complete General Education requirements in those areas by the end of their entering first year cannot be guaranteed space in the courses in future semesters. Sophomores and first-year students with advanced standing have registration priority in 200-level English courses. Students who do not fulfill the requirement for a 200-level English course by the end of their sophomore year cannot be guaranteed space in future semesters.
For Chinese, French, German and Spanish 101, 102, 200, 201, 202, 301 and 303, a general restriction applies. Students who receive credit for a more advanced course normally may not take or repeat a less advanced course in the same language and receive credit for it (the only exception is for 201 and 202 which may be taken in any order). Students should not plan to enroll in restricted Foreign Language courses without first seeking the approval the chair of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.
Although MATH 160 Calculus for the Social Sciences for the Social Sciences and MATH 181 Calculus I are two separate courses, a student may not earn credit for both courses during their Wofford career. Students may earn a maximum number of credit hours in the areas/courses as indicated below:
CHEM 250 Introduction to Research: 4 hours
CHEM 450 Senior Research: 4 hours
CHIN 241 Language & Culture I : 4 hours
COSC 280 Selected Topics in Computer Science: 6 hours
ENGL 400 Communications in Community: 6 hours
MUS (Applied Music): 8 hours
MUS 100 Men's Glee Club
MUS 101 Wofford Singers
MUS 102 Women's Choir
MUS 150 Concert Band
MUS 151 String Ensemble
PHED: 2 hours
THEA 300 Theatre Production: 4 hours
THEA 400 Theatre Practicum: 6 hours