Jun 24, 2019  
2013-2014 General Catalog 
2013-2014 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 within the course description in bold.
  • Class minima are specified in PS-37, Minimum Class Size:
  ≪ Below 4000 15  
  ≪ Between 4000-4999 10  
  ≪ 5000 and above 5  
  • Academic credit provides the basis for measuring the amount of engaged learning time expected of a typical student enrolled not only in traditional classroom settings but also laboratories, studios, internships, and other experiential learning, distance, and correspondence education. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates:
    • Not less than one hour (50 minutes) of lecture/classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours out-of-class student work for approximately 15 weeks for one semester or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or
    • At least an equivalent amount of work as required (and outlines in the bullet point above) for other academic activities including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

The above described definitions do not dictate particular amounts of classroom time versus out-of-class student work. In determining the amount of work the learning outcomes of the proposed course will entail, the program may take into consideration alternative delivery methods, measurements of student work, academic calendars, disciplines, degree levels, and other similar considerations.

  • 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. Some courses are only offered in the summer such as field courses. They are indicated in the catalog by Su. Students may contact the departments to determine when courses will be offered.
  • 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.

LSU 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 “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.

Graduate credit for LSU Seniors. A senior at LSU who needs fewer than 15 semester hours to complete requirements for the bachelor’s degree, who has maintained a GPA of at least a 3.00 during the preceding year at LSU, and who has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 may be permitted to register for graduate credit in courses numbered 4000-4999, provided the student registers for all the remaining courses required for graduation and for no more than 15 semester hours total. This privilege applies only during the final semester of the student’s undergraduate work and is extended only upon recommendation of the chair of the department in which the student plans to enroll as a graduate student, the dean of the student’s college, and approval of the dean of The Graduate School. The requested signatures of approval should be submitted on a form designed specifically for this program. This form must be submitted to The Graduate School by the last day to add classes in the semester in which graduate credit is desired. A student must complete all undergraduate degree credit courses in order to retain the privilege of obtaining graduate credit for the remaining courses.

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.

Louisiana Common Course Numbering System

To help students transfer from one institution to another, Louisiana public post-secondary institutions have adopted a single numbering system for many of their courses. The Louisiana Common Course Numbering System (LCCN) is a standard set of four-character abbreviations for academic disciplines and four-digit course numbers. The first digit of the number represents the academic level of the course (1 for freshman, 2 for sophomore, 3 for junior, and 4 for senior). For courses with Louisiana Common Course Numbers, the numbers appear in brackets in the course descriptions. For additional information about the LCCN, please access here.

Students should consult the “Undergraduate Admissions ” section of this catalog for information regarding the acceptance of credit from other collegiate institutions.


Animal Science

   •  ANSC 3053 Meats (3)
   •  ANSC 3060 Companion Animal Health Maintenance and Disease (3)
   •  ANSC 3070 Small Animal Anatomy and Physiology (3)
   •  ANSC 3900 Animal Science Research (1-3)
   •  ANSC 4001 Parasite Effects on Animal Performance (2)
   •  ANSC 4009 Animal Nutrition (3)
   •  ANSC 4018 Principles of Animal Genetics (4)
   •  ANSC 4020 Dairy Foods Technology: Frozen and Cultured Dairy Products (4)
   •  ANSC 4031 Incubation and Hatchery Management (2)
   •  ANSC 4040 Quality Assurance in the Food Industry (4)
   •  ANSC 4043 Domestic Animal Endocrinology (3)
   •  ANSC 4045 Reproductive Physiology of Farm Animals (3)
   •  ANSC 4046 Physiology of Lactation (2)
   •  ANSC 4047 Reproductive Management (1)
   •  ANSC 4050 Animal Biotechnology (3)
   •  ANSC 4051 Poultry Biology (3)
   •  ANSC 4052 Poultry Management (3)
   •  ANSC 4054 Dairy Farm Management (4)
   •  ANSC 4060 Contemporary Issues in the Animal Sciences (3)
   •  ANSC 4080 Dairy Microbiology (3)
   •  ANSC 4081 Swine Production (3)
   •  ANSC 4084 Beef Cattle Production (3)
   •  ANSC 4086 Small Ruminant Production (3)
   •  ANSC 4088 Horse Production (3)
   •  ANSC 4092 Animal Science Proseminar (1)
   •  ANSC 4094 Meat Technology (3)
   •  ANSC 4095 Reproductive Physiology and Management of Zoo, Laboratory and Companion Animals (4)
   •  ANSC 4900 Special Topics in Animal Science (1-3)
   •  ANSC 7001 Experimental Methods (2)
   •  ANSC 7004 Population Genetics in Animal and Plant Breeding (4)
   •  ANSC 7018 Rumen Physiology and Metabolism (3)
   •  ANSC 7020 Andrology (3)
   •  ANSC 7050 Advanced Animal Physiology and Laboratory Techniques (4)
   •  ANSC 7051 Advanced Physiology of Reproduction (3)
   •  ANSC 7052 Biotechnology of Gamete and Embryo Physiology and Micromanipulation (4)
   •  ANSC 7061 Research in Animal Science (1-6)
   •  ANSC 7091 Seminar (1)
   •  ANSC 7900 Special Topics in Animal Science (1-6)
   •  ANSC 8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.)
   •  ANSC 9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.)


   •  ANTH 1001 Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Prehistory (3)
   •  ANTH 1003 Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (3)
   •  ANTH 2014 Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (3)
   •  ANTH 2015 Introduction to Archaeology (3)
   •  ANTH 2016 Field Methods in Archaeology (3-6)
   •  ANTH 2050 World Archaeology (3)
   •  ANTH 2051 Introduction to World Ethnography (3)
   •  ANTH 2423 Introduction to Folklore (3)
   •  ANTH 3004 Archaeology and the Bible (3)
   •  ANTH 3060 Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics (3)
   •  ANTH 3401 The Study of Folklore (3)
   •  ANTH 4002 South Asian Society, Polity and Culture (3)
   •  ANTH 4003 Indian Civilization of Middle and South America (3)
   •  ANTH 4004 The North American Indians (3)
   •  ANTH 4008 Ancient Civilizations of Middle America (3)
   •  ANTH 4010 Human Osteology (3)
   •  ANTH 4013 Disaster Anthropology (3)
   •  ANTH 4014 Forensic Anthropology (3)
   •  ANTH 4017 Louisiana Archaeology (3)
   •  ANTH 4018 Historical Archaeology (3)
   •  ANTH 4019 Geoarchaeology (4)
   •  ANTH 4020 Method and Theory in Archaeology (3)
   •  ANTH 4021 Advanced Field Methods in Archaeology (3-6)
   •  ANTH 4022 Ancient Civilizations of South America (3)
   •  ANTH 4023 Latin American Cultures (3)
   •  ANTH 4024 Aerial Photo Interpretation and Image Processing (3)
   •  ANTH 4025 Archaeology of Foodways (3)
   •  ANTH 4028 Ancient Maya in the Media (3)
   •  ANTH 4031 Comparative Religions (3)
   •  ANTH 4032 Religion, Gender and Society (3)
   •  ANTH 4040 Physical Anthropology (3)
   •  ANTH 4042 Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (3)
   •  ANTH 4050 Black Music in America (3)
   •  ANTH 4051 Africa (3)
   •  ANTH 4053 African-American Cultures (3)
   •  ANTH 4060 Language and Culture (3)
   •  ANTH 4070 Medicine, Bodies and Power (3)
   •  ANTH 4074 Place and Culture (3)
   •  ANTH 4082 Social and Cultural Anthropology (3)
   •  ANTH 4083 Quaternary Paleoecology (3)
   •  ANTH 4085 History of Anthropological Theory (3)
   •  ANTH 4086 Human-Environment Interactions (3)
   •  ANTH 4087 Gender, Place and Culture (3)
   •  ANTH 4090 Ethnographic Methodology (3)
   •  ANTH 4440 Vernacular Architecture and Material Culture (3)
   •  ANTH 4450 African American Folklore (3)
   •  ANTH 4470 Folklore of the African Diaspora (3)
   •  ANTH 4475 American Folklore (3)
   •  ANTH 4909 Undergraduate Seminar in Anthropology (3)
   •  ANTH 4997 Special Topics in Anthropology (3)
   •  ANTH 4998 Independent Reading and Research in Anthropology (1-6)
   •  ANTH 4999 Honors: Independent Reading and Research in Anthropology (1-6)
   •  ANTH 7032 Comparative Studies in World Costume (3)
   •  ANTH 7060 Conversation and Discourse (3)
   •  ANTH 7070 Ritual: Theory, Context and Performance (3)
   •  ANTH 7074 Poetics of Place (3)
   •  ANTH 7081 Conceptual Issues in Human Evolution (3)
   •  ANTH 7108 Mesoamerican Archaeology Seminar (3)
   •  ANTH 7200 Human Fertility (3)
   •  ANTH 7760 Readings in Creolization (3)

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