Courses or course sections may be co-joined in the course schedule representing a single course. There are five classifications of co-joined course types:

  • Cross-Subject Listings
  • Online Campus Designation Listings
  • 400/500-Level Listings
  • Honors/Non-Honors Cross-Listings
  • Activity, Performance or Studio Cross-Listings

Cross-Subject Listings

Cross-subject listings involve two or more courses in different fields of study of the same level (as determined by the first digit of the course number) that are offered together simultaneously in the schedule of classes on an ongoing basis. These listings must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Defined on the approved course inventory record for each course in the cross-listing
  • The course content as determined by the course titles, prerequisites, course descriptions, and syllabi should be equivalent, thus preventing students from receiving additional credit if completing more than one course in the cross-listing
  • The meeting pattern, location, schedule type, instructional method, credit hours, and instructor(s) in a given term must be identical
  • Courses must carry the exact same core designations, if applicable

Multiple sections of the same course may not be cross-listed other than for purposes of combining online sections offered to more than one student population (see Online Campus Designation Listings below).

Online Campus Designation Listings

Multiple sections of the same course may be cross-listed if they involve online sections offered to more than one student population, which could include students in main campus, distance, Gadsden, or ArmyIgnitED programs.

400/500-Level Listings

400/500-level listings involve the cross-listing of 400-level undergraduate courses with 500-level graduate courses in the same field of study. Though these exist for the mutual benefit and interaction of undergraduate and graduate students, it is understood that students enrolled in the graduate listing will experience greater depth and breadth of the subject matter, and will have a higher volume of assignments and required coursework.

400/500-level listings must adhere to the following:

  • Defined on the approved course inventory record for each course
  • Involve 400-level and 500-level courses only
  • Include separate and distinct syllabi that clearly delineate different expectations for graduates and undergraduates
  • The meeting pattern, location, schedule type, instructional method, credit hours, and instructor(s) in a given term must be identical
  • Students who have received credit for the 400-level course involved in the listing will not receive additional credit for completing the 500-level course

Additional information regarding the expectations of 500-level courses involved in these listings can be found in the Graduate Catalog.

Honors/Non-Honors Cross-Listings

Undergraduate honors courses taught within a discipline may be cross-listed with non-honors undergraduate courses when the courses cover the same subject matter, meet in the same room at the same time, and are taught by the same instructor.

The syllabi for such courses are required to clearly specify a broader and enhanced scope of the course content, experience, and assessment for the honors courses. This is typically achieved through at least two of the following:

  • Honors students’ oral and written work should demonstrate greater depth of thought
  • Honors students should submit additional papers or a project that require more analysis, synthesis, evaluation and application of knowledge
  • Honors students should complete additional, higher-level readings
  • Honors students should attend additional meetings with the course instructor to discuss course content in greater depth

Honors courses cannot be included in a 400/500-level listing with graduate courses. Honors students are encouraged to request, through the department in conjunction with the Graduate School, permission to enroll in the 500-level course instead. Graduate level coursework will fulfill Honors Elective requirements.

Activity, Performance or Studio Cross-Listings

Class sections that are assigned the Activity, Performance or Studio (APS) schedule type which involve courses that are not equivalent and do not fulfill the same degree or major requirements may be cross-listed provided that they share the same meeting pattern, location, and instructor. The primary purpose for this exception is to denote that these class sections are occupying the same space (which is limited in capacity) for practical instructional purposes associated with the nature of such offerings.