Apr 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses of Instruction


Course Numbering System. Each subject is identified by a symbol made up of two parts. The first part is an abbreviation denoting the general field of study. The second part is a number denoting the particular subject. The first digit indicates the year in which the course is usually taken and, therefore, the level of instruction.

Credit. The unit of academic credit used at the Virginia Military Institute is the semester hour. In general a semester hour represents one hour of classroom work (lecture or recitation) or one period (two or three hours) of laboratory or supervised research or field work per week during a single semester. Thus a course that meets for three class hours and one laboratory period each week during one semester usually carries credit for four semester hours.

In the following course descriptions the figures on the title lines indicate, in order, the class hours per week, the laboratory or field work hours per week, and the semester hours credit. For example, the figures “3—2—4” mean that the class meets three times a week for one-hour classroom sessions and has two hours of laboratory, supervised research, or field work each week, and that the course carries four semester hours of credit.

 

BIOLOGY

Department of Biology
Department Head: Colonel Bell

Requirements for major in biology are specified in Biology .

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BUSINESS

Department of Economics and Business
Department Head: Colonel West

Requirements for a major in economics and business are specified in Economics and Business .

Note: For all economics and business majors, the following courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher: MA 125 MA 126 ERH 101 ERH 102 EC 201 EC 202 , EC 300 , EC 303 , EC 304 , EC 330 ; BU 210 , BU 211 , BU 220 , BU 230 , BU 310 , BU 316 , BU 330 , BU 339 , BU 440 .  In addition, a minimum grade point average of at least a C must be earned in all department courses.

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CHEMISTRY

Department of Chemistry
Department Head: Colonel Stan Smith

Requirements for a major in chemistry are specified in Chemistry .

Prerequisites: Proficiency in CH 131 and CH 132 or in CH 137 and CH 138 for all courses in chemistry numbered 223 or higher. Additional prerequisites are stated in descriptions of courses below.

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