Course Numbering System

The following course numbering system is employed to indicate the level of history course offerings.

100-299: Lower-Division Courses

  • 100-199: Freshman/1st year. These courses are designed for freshmen, but may be taken by others. A number of community college courses may be comparable.
  • 200-299: Sophomore/2nd year. These courses are designed for sophomores, but may be taken by others. Some community college courses may be comparable.

300-499: Upper-Division Courses

  • 300-399: Junior/3rd year. These courses are designed for juniors, but may be taken by others. This course designation is appropriate for GE upper-division themes. None of these courses are comparable to community college courses. Since community college courses cannot qualify for upper-division credit, it is presumed that upper-division courses at CSU, Chico should not be equivalent to similar courses at any community college.
  • 400-499: Senior/4th year/graduate. These courses are designed for seniors, but may be taken by others. This course designation is appropriate for senior seminars and courses that require a high degree of disciplinary sophistication or a high degree of specificity in content. It assumes considerable prerequisite knowledge and experience. None of these courses is comparable to community college courses. Students receiving graduate credit for these courses generally are required to complete additional course work compared to students receiving baccalaureate credit.

600-699: Graduate Courses

Visit the CSU, Chico Catalog to read course descriptions for all classes offered by the History Department