Sep 16, 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.

 

Biological Sciences

   •  BIOL 7979 Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach (1-8)
   •  BIOL 7990 Independent Research in Biological Sciences (2-8)
   •  BIOL 7995 Independent Readings in Biological Sciences (1-3)
   •  BIOL 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.)
   •  BIOL 8903 Microbiology for Teachers (4)
   •  BIOL 8904 Methods of Research in Microbiology (3)
   •  BIOL 8910 Research Participation (3)
   •  BIOL 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.)

Business Law

   •  BLAW 3200 Introduction to Law (3)
   •  BLAW 3201 Business Law (3)
   •  BLAW 3202 Commercial Transactions (3)
   •  BLAW 3230 Sports Law (3)
   •  BLAW 4203 Commercial Transactions for Accountants (3)

Comparative Biomedical Sciences

   •  CBS 7001 Seminar: Comparative Biomedical Sciences (1)
   •  CBS 7002 Research Techniques in Comparative Biomedical Sciences (1-4)
   •  CBS 7003 Special Topics in Comparative Biomedical Sciences (1-4)
   •  CBS 7104 Biomedical Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
   •  CBS 7105 Ultrastructural Cytology (3)
   •  CBS 7106 Biomedical Electron Microscopy (4)
   •  CBS 7108 Critical Analysis in Molecular Biology/Medicine (3)
   •  CBS 7109 Advanced Macroscopic Anatomy (1-3)
   •  CBS 7112 Advanced Microscopic Anatomy (1-3)
   •  CBS 7603 Clinical Toxicology (3)
   •  CBS 7614 Central Nervous System (3)
   •  CBS 7615 Pulmonary Pharmacology (3)
   •  CBS 7617 Autonomic Nervous System (3)
   •  CBS 7627 Mechanisms of Toxicity in Aquatic Animals (4)
   •  CBS 7628 Biomedical Physiology I (3)
   •  CBS 7629 Biomedical Physiology II (3)
   •  CBS 7630 Biomedical Pharmacology (4)
   •  CBS 7631 Biomedical Neuroscience (3)

Civil Engineering

   •  CE 2200 Fluid Mechanics (3)
   •  CE 2250 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)
   •  CE 2450 Statics (3)
   •  CE 2460 Dynamics and Vibrations (3)
   •  CE 2700 Introduction to Civil Engineering Practice (1)
   •  CE 3300 Geotechnical Engineering I (3)
   •  CE 3350 Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory I (1)
   •  CE 3400 Mechanics of Materials (3)
   •  CE 3410 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory (1)
   •  CE 3415 Structural Analysis I (3)
   •  CE 3500 Plane Surveying and Measurements (3)
   •  CE 3600 Principles of Highway and Traffic Engineering (3)
   •  CE 3700 Engineering Materials Laboratory (1)
   •  CE 3740 Independent Studies in Civil Engineering (3)
   •  CE 4200 Hydrology (3)
   •  CE 4250 Ground Water (3)
   •  CE 4260 Design of Hydrologic Systems (3)
   •  CE 4300 Geotechnical Engineering II: Shallow Foundations (3)
   •  CE 4310 Geotechnical Engineering III: Deep Foundations (3)
   •  CE 4320 Coastal Engineering (3)
   •  CE 4400 Principles of Steel Design (3)
   •  CE 4410 Principles of Reinforced Concrete (3)
   •  CE 4420 Principles of Prestressed Concrete (3)
   •  CE 4425 Principles of Wood Mechanics and Timber Design (3)
   •  CE 4430 Structural Engineering (3)
   •  CE 4435 Indeterminate Structural Analysis (3)
   •  CE 4440 Advanced Mechanics of Materials (3)
   •  CE 4445 Hurricane Engineering (3)
   •  CE 4450 Finite Element Methods (3)
   •  CE 4460 Design of Bridges (3)
   •  CE 4500 Geodetic and Photogrammetric Surveying (3)
   •  CE 4520 Advanced Surveying (3)
   •  CE 4530 Control Surveying with GPS (3)
   •  CE 4550 Boundary Surveying (3)
   •  CE 4560 Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing (3)
   •  CE 4600 Geometric Design of Highways and Airports (3)
   •  CE 4620 Transportation Engineering (3)
   •  CE 4650 Introduction to Asphalt Mixture Design (3)
   •  CE 4670 Fundamentals of Pavement Design (3)
   •  CE 4730 Risk and Reliability Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering (3)
   •  CE 4745 Natural Hazards and the Built Environment (3)
   •  CE 4750 Professional Issues and Concept Design in Civil Engineering (2)
   •  CE 4760 Civil Engineering Design (3)
   •  CE 4770 Professionalism and Ethical Practice of Civil Engineering (1)
   •  CE 4780 Special Topics in Civil Engineering Science (3)
   •  CE 4781 Special Topics in Civil Engineering Design (3)
   •  CE 7100 Theory and Operation of Wastewater Treatment Facilities (3)
   •  CE 7110 Operations and Processes in Sanitary Engineering II (3)
   •  CE 7115 Water Quality Management (3)
   •  CE 7120 Sanitary Engineering Operations and Processes Lab (3)
   •  CE 7135 Advanced Topics in Biodegradation (3)
   •  CE 7145 Biological Treatment of Recirculating Systems in Aquaculture (3)
   •  CE 7180 Water Quality Simulations (3)
   •  CE 7255 Advanced Hydraulics (3)
   •  CE 7265 Advanced Subsurface Hydrology and Hydraulics (3)
   •  CE 7270 Hydrologic Systems (3)
   •  CE 7275 Modeling for Management of Groundwater (3)
   •  CE 7280 Modeling in Physical Hydrology (3)
   •  CE 7300 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering I: Stress Distribution, Seepage, Compressibility (3)
   •  CE 7305 Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (3)
   •  CE 7310 Advanced Geotechnical Engineering II: Shear Strength, Bearing Capacity, Slope Stability (3)
   •  CE 7315 Principles of Soil Behavior (3)
   •  CE 7335 Soil Improvement and Stabilization (3)
   •  CE 7340 Theory and Practice of Geotechnical Laboratory Experiments (3)
   •  CE 7345 In-Situ Soil Testing and Evaluation (3)
   •  CE 7350 Soil Dynamics and Introduction to Earthquake Engineering (3)
   •  CE 7355 Environmental Geotechnics (3)
   •  CE 7405 Statically Indeterminate Structures (3)
   •  CE 7409 Advanced Concrete Theory (3)
 

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