Sep 21, 2019  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Instruction


The following is a listing of all courses of instruction offered by departments at LSU. This listing was up-to-date and as correct as possible at the time of publication of this catalog.

Since this catalog was prepared well in advance of its effective date, some courses may have been added, others may have been dropped, and/or changes in content may have been made.

The following are important notes concerning courses:

  • General education courses are designated by stars (★) placed before the course numbers.
  • Class minima are specified in PS-37, Minimum Class Size:
  ≪ Below 4000 15  
  ≪ Between 4000-4999 10  
  ≪ 5000 and above 5  
  • No credit is given for a course unless the student has been duly registered in that course.
  • The amount of credit given for the satisfactory completion of a course is based on the number of lectures each week for one semester:
  one credit represents at least one hour of lecture a week for one semester;  
  two hours of laboratory (in some cases, three) are the equivalent of one hour of lecture.  
  • When a course consists entirely or partly of laboratory, that fact is stated in the description. When not otherwise specified, the course consists entirely of lectures.
  • The number of credit hours that a course carries per semester is listed in parentheses following the course title. If the number listed is variable, i.e., (2-4), the amount of credit that the student is to receive must be stated at the time of registration.
  • Indication of variable credit does not mean that a course may be repeated for credit. If a course can be repeated for credit, that information is included in the course description.
  • Listing of a course does not necessarily mean that it will be offered every year.
  • The phrases also offered as… , see…, or same as…, which appear in some course descriptions, refer to honors courses or to cross-listed courses that are available through more than one department. In each of these instances, only one of the courses may be taken for credit.

Course Numbering System

An explanation of the first digit of the four-digit course numbering system follows. The meaning of the second, third, and fourth digits varies by department. See “Year Classification of Students ” in the “Undergraduate Degree Requirements and Regulations” section of this catalog for an explanation of the criteria for classification as a freshman, sophomore, etc.

1000-1999 • For undergraduate students, primarily freshmen; for undergraduate credit only. Ordinarily open to all students; in some instances upper-division students may not take these courses for degree credit.

2000-2999 • For undergraduate students, sophomore level or above; for undergraduate credit only.

3000-3999 • For advanced undergraduate students, junior- and senior-level; for undergraduate credit only. These courses constitute the advanced portion of an undergraduate program leading to the bachelor’s degree. A student with fewer than 60 hours of credit may enroll in 3000 level courses if they meet the enrollment requirements of the college whose departments offer the courses.

4000-4999 • For advanced undergraduate students (who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours) and students in graduate and professional schools and colleges; for undergraduate or graduate credit. Undergraduates with 30 or more semester hours who are making timely progress toward a degree may be admitted to 4000 level courses. Such students must have a 3.50 GPA or higher, the appropriate prerequisites, consent of the instructor, and permission of the dean of the student’s undergraduate college.

5000-5999 • For students in post-baccalaureate professional programs (architecture, law, and veterinary medicine). A student in the Graduate School may take these courses for credit with approval of the student’s major department.

6000-6999 • Exclusively for teachers at the elementary, secondary, and junior college levels.

7000-7999 • For students in the Graduate School; for graduate credit only except as follows. Undergraduates with 75 or more semester hours who are making timely progress toward a degree may be admitted to 7000 level courses. Such students must have a 3.50 or higher GPA, the appropriate prerequisites, consent of the instructor, and permission of the dean of the student’s undergraduate college. Credit so earned will apply only toward undergraduate degree requirements, except for students enrolled in an accelerated master’s degree program.

8000-8999 • Research courses exclusively for graduate students, primarily for students working toward the master’s degree; for graduate credit only. The number 8000 designates thesis research.

9000-9999 • Research courses exclusively for graduate students, primarily for advanced graduate students working toward the doctoral degree; for graduate credit only. The number 9000 designates dissertation research.

 

Business Administration

   •  BADM 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.)
   •  BADM 8900 Pre-dissertation Research (1-9)
   •  BADM 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.)

Basic Sciences

   •  BASC 2010 Inquiry Approaches to Math and Science Teaching (1)
   •  BASC 2011 Inquiry-Based Math and Science Lesson Design (1)
   •  BASC 6001 Topics in Physical Science for Elementary School Teachers (3)
   •  BASC 6002 Topics in Biological Science for Elementary School Teachers (3)
   •  BASC 6003 Topics in Environmental Science for Elementary School Teachers (3)
   •  BASC 7000 Methods of Instruction in College Life Science Laboratories (1)

Biological Engineering

   •  BE 1250 Introduction to Engineering Methods (2)
   •  BE 1252 Biology in Engineering (2)
   •  BE 2307 Elements of Landscape Construction (3)
   •  BE 2350 Experimental Methods for Engineers (3)
   •  BE 2352 Quantitative Biology in Engineering (3)
   •  BE 3249 Engineering Practice I (3)
   •  BE 3250 Engineering Practice II (3)
   •  BE 3290 Professionalism for Biological Engineers (2)
   •  BE 3320 Mechanical Design for Biological Engineering (3)
   •  BE 3340 Process Design in Biological Engineering (3)
   •  BE 3371 Irrigation Fundamentals and Management (3)
   •  BE 3381 Nonpoint Source Pollution Engineering (3)
   •  BE 3989 Special Projects in Biological Engineering (1-4)
   •  BE 4290 Senior Engineering Design and Professionalism (2)
   •  BE 4292 Senior Engineering Design Laboratory (2)
   •  BE 4303 Engineering Properties of Biological Materials (3)
   •  BE 4323 Biomechanics for Engineers (3)
   •  BE 4332 Molecular Methods in Biological Engineering (3)
   •  BE 4335 Tissue Engineering (3)
   •  BE 4336 Biocompatibility & Surface Modification of Materials (3)
   •  BE 4340 Food and Bioprocess Engineering (3)
   •  BE 4341 Biological Reactor Systems Design (3)
   •  BE 4342 Sugar Process Engineering (3)
   •  BE 4347 Sugar Factory Design (3)
   •  BE 4352 Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering (3)
   •  BE 4360 Mobile Fluid Power Control (3)
   •  BE 4362 Agricultural Precision Systems (3)
   •  BE 4380 Aquacultural Engineering (3)
   •  BE 4383 Natural Resource Engineering (3)
   •  BE 4989 Independent Study in Biological Engineering (1-4)
   •  BE 7304 Advanced Natural Resource Engineering (3)
   •  BE 7306 Agricultural Systems Engineering (3)
   •  BE 7340 Advanced Food Engineering and Biotechnology (3)
   •  BE 7350 Advanced Instrumentation and Control for Biological Systems (3)
   •  BE 7352 Advanced Transport Phenomena in Biological Engineering (3)
   •  BE 7361 Biological Reactor Systems for Agricultural Waste Treatment (3)
   •  BE 7381 Advanced Aquacultural Engineering (3)
   •  BE 7500 Seminar (1)
   •  BE 7909 Advanced Topics in Biological Engineering (1-4)
   •  BE 7910 Special topics in Biological Engineering (3)
   •  BE 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.)

Biological Sciences

   •  BIOL 1001 General Biology (3)
   •  BIOL 1002 General Biology (3)
   •  BIOL 1005 Introductory Biology Laboratory (2)
   •  BIOL 1011 Microorganisms and Man (3)
   •  BIOL 1012 Microorganisms and Man Laboratory (1)
   •  BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I (3)
   •  BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II (3)
   •  BIOL 1207 Honors: Biology Laboratory for Science Majors (1)
   •  BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I (1)
   •  BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II (1)
   •  BIOL 1503 Honors: Biology for Science Majors II (4)
   •  BIOL 2051 General Microbiology (4)
   •  BIOL 2083 The Elements of Biochemistry (3)
   •  BIOL 2153 Principles of Genetics (4)
   •  BIOL 2160 Human Physiology (3)
   •  BIOL 2280 Introduction to Research in Biological Sciences (1)
   •  BIOL 2500 Natural History of the Vertebrates (4)
   •  BIOL 2510 Introduction to Marine Zoology (4)
   •  BIOL 2900 Careers in Life Sciences (1)
   •  BIOL 3001 Science Teaching in Secondary School I: The Learner (1)
   •  BIOL 3002 Science Teaching in Secondary School II: Technology in Science Education (1)
   •  BIOL 3040 Evolution (3)
   •  BIOL 3041 Evolution Laboratory (1)
   •  BIOL 3060 Introductory Plant Physiology (4)
   •  BIOL 3090 Cell Biology (3)
   •  BIOL 3116 Microbiology Laboratory (3)
   •  BIOL 3152 Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates (4)
   •  BIOL 3156 Developmental Zoology (4)
   •  BIOL 3900 Undergraduate Seminar in Biological Sciences (1)
   •  BIOL 3999 Undergraduate Research in Biological Sciences (1-3)
   •  BIOL 4001 Physical Chemistry (3)
   •  BIOL 4002 Insect Biology (3)
   •  BIOL 4003 Science Teaching in Secondary School III: Instructional Strategies in the Sciences (1)
   •  BIOL 4004 Seminar in Teaching Secondary School Science (3)
   •  BIOL 4005 Science Research Methods (3)
   •  BIOL 4015 Conservation Biology (4)
   •  BIOL 4016 Introduction to Insect Physiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4017 Laboratory in Conservation Biology (2)
   •  BIOL 4020 Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants (4)
   •  BIOL 4024 Plant Anatomy (4)
   •  BIOL 4034 Morphology of Vascular Plants (4)
   •  BIOL 4041 Plant Taxonomy (4)
   •  BIOL 4042 Projects in Plant Taxonomy (3)
   •  BIOL 4052 Phycology (4)
   •  BIOL 4053 Fungal Biology (3)
   •  BIOL 4054 Introductory Mycology (4)
   •  BIOL 4055 Flora of Louisiana (4)
   •  BIOL 4056 Lichenology and Bryology (4)
   •  BIOL 4084 Geomicrobiology (3)
   •  BIOL 4087 Basic Biochemistry (4)
 

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