Course Prerequisites, Corequisites, Restrictions and Notes
4120.1 General Policy
Course prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions are to be used only with conditions that can be enforced by the administrative registration process:
Prerequisite - a course (or set of courses) that must be successfully completed or completed with certain conditions (e.g., with a grade of “C” or better) prior to enrolling in the said course. When using a set of course prerequisites, only the highest level prerequisite is to be used (e.g., use MTH 244 as a prerequisite to MTH 345 instead of using all or some of the lower level prerequisites MTH 126 or MTH 127, MTH 143, MTH 243, MTH 244).
Corequisite – a course (or set of courses) that must be taken concurrently with enrollment in the said course, unless it has been previously satisfactorily completed (e.g., transferred from another institution) or completed with certain conditions (e.g., with a grade of “C” or better).
Restriction – a condition or set of conditions that limit enrollment in said course to a select group of students (e.g., students that must be admitted to a specific college or major, students who must have successfully completed a specific number of credit hours, students who are required to meet with a faculty member or director for an interview or audition to obtain permission to register for the course, students who must obtain instructor, director, or department permission to register for the course, etc.)
Course notes are used to provide added registration or curricular information but cannot be enforced by the administrative registration process.
Notes - text used to encourage or give warning to students of matters prior to registration (high school chemistry recommended) or to inform students of other curricular matters (outdoor activity required), including alternative registration possibilities (e.g., “or by permission of instructor”, “or by permission of director or department”, etc).