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Course Numbers (Catalog Numbers)

Courses at Marquette are assigned a catalog number, and the number indicates the education level of the course as specified by the course numbering policy.

Course Section Numbers

Regular daytime courses (those beginning before 4 p.m. and are not Professional Studies or Honors), have section numbers between 101 and 399.

  • Lecture sections and all other sections where the primary component is anything except lab, quiz or discussion, are numbered between 101 to 399.
    > Examples of other primary components: seminar (SEM), practicum (PRA), topics in (TIN), thesis (THE), independent study (IND), etc.
  • Lab sections that meet before 4 p.m. and are associated with daytime courses are numbered between 401 and 469.
    > Lab sections that meet after 4 p.m. and are associated with daytime courses are numbered between 471 and 479.
  • Quiz sections that meet before 4 p.m. and are associated with daytime courses are numbered between 501 and 569.
    > Quiz sections that meet after 4 p.m. and are associated with daytime courses are numbered between 571 and 579.
  • Discussion sections that meet before 4 p.m. and are associated with daytime courses are numbered between 601 and 669.
    > Discussions that meet after 4 p.m. and are associated with daytime courses are numbered between 671 and 679.

Evening courses (those beginning at 4 p.m. or later), have section numbers between 701 and 769.

  • Lecture sections and all other sections where the primary component is anything except lab, quiz or discussion, are numbered between 701 to 739.
    > Examples of other primary components: seminar (SEM), practicum (PRA), topics in (TIN), thesis (THE), independent study (IND), etc.
  • Lab sections that are associated with evening courses (no matter when they meet), are numbered between 741 and 749.
  • Quiz sections that are associated with evening courses (no matter when they meet), are numbered between 751 and 759.
  • Discussion sections that are associated with evening courses (no matter when they meet), are numbered between 761 and 769.

Professional Studies courses (undergraduate only), have section numbers between 801 and 899.

  • Professional Studies lecture sections and all other sections where the primary component is anything except lab, quiz or discussion, are numbered between 801 to 839.
    > Examples of other primary components: seminar (SEM), practicum (PRA), topics in (TIN), thesis (THE), independent study (IND), etc.
  • Lab sections for professional studies courses are numbered between 841 and 849.
  • Quiz sections for professional studies courses are numbered between 851 and 859.
  • Discussion sections for professional studies courses numbered between 861 and 869.
  • Note: There will be no separate evening section distinction.

Honors courses have section numbers between 901 and 999.

  • Honors lecture sections and all other sections where the primary component is anything except Lab, Quiz or Discussion, are numbered between 901 to 939.
    > Examples of other primary components: seminar (SEM), practicum (PRA), topics in (TIN), thesis (THE), independent study (IND), etc.
  • Lab sections for honors courses are numbered between 941 and 949.
  • Quiz sections for honors courses are numbered between 951 and 959.
  • Discussion sections for honors courses are numbered between 961 and 969.
  • Note: There will be no separate evening section distinction.

Sections for components that are no longer valid must be changed to the new component for the class (e.g., if the catalog formerly defined a course’s component as lecture but now defines it as seminar, the lecture component class sections will need to be changed to the SEM component in the Schedule of Classes.)

Section number changes

  • Procedure for changing section numbers after SOC building has ended and no students are registered.
    >Submit an SOC Change Request Form.
  • Procedures for changing section numbers after SOC building has ended and students are registered.
    >College: make a copy of each class roster that is to be changed.
    >College: drop all of the students from each affected section.
    >College: inform the Office of the Registrar via email at registrars@marquette.edu when the students are dropped and what the new section numbers are to be.
    >The Office of the Registrar will notify the college when the section numbers are changed.
    >College: re-register each student in the appropriate section.
    NOTE: because this is an optional change and is the choice of the college to change section numbers after students are registered, do not disadvantage students who have already registered and ask them 'to re-enroll' for a new section. It is now the responsibility of the college to manually re-register students into these changed sections and notify the students of the change.
 

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