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Advising Handbook

Course Sequencing

The departments of economics, mathematics, and modern languages and cultures have specific policies about taking lower numbered courses after successfully completing a higher numbered course. For example:

  • Students cannot receive credit for a lower-level math course after successfully completing a higher-level course (e.g., students cannot receive credit for MTH 143 after completing MTH 162).
  • Students cannot take ECO 108 after successfully completing (grade of D- or higher) ECO 207. Additionally, students who wish to repeat ECO 108, cannot do so after completing ECO 207.
  • Students cannot receive credit for a lower-level language course after completing a higher-level course (e.g., a student who has completed JPN 151 cannot then register and earn credit for JPN 102).

Students are always advised to check directly with the department when questions arise.

Course Sequencing

The Hajim School, in conjunction with the departments of mathematics and physics and astronomy, has specific policies about taking introductory physics and math courses:

  • Students must satisfy the PHY 099 pre-requisite. This can be done by receiving a passing grade in:
    • PHY 099 in the semester preceding registration for introductory physics (PHY 113, PHY 121, or PHY 121P)
    • The basic math assessment
    • EAS 101, EAS 102, EAS 103, EAS 104, EAS 105, EAS 108, or any of their cross-listings, in the semester preceding registration for introductory physics
  • Co-registration in MTH 143 or MTH 162 is required to take PHY 121 or PHY 121P
    • Students who are co-registered in MTH 141, MTH 142, or MTH 161 can take PHY 113 as an appropriate substitute for PHY 121 or PHY 121P for any major in the Hajim School
    • Students who register for PHY 113 are expected to earn a satisfactory grade before taking PHY 122 or PHY 122P
  • Students can register for PHY 122 or PHY 122P with a satisfactory grade in PHY121 or PHY 121P, or a satisfactory grade in PHY 113 plus a passing grade in MTH 143 or MTH 162; Hajim students cannot substitute PHY 114 for PHY 122 or PHY 122P

Students are advised to visit the department undergraduate coordinator or the Hajim Dean’s Office when questions arise.