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Course Descriptions

Course descriptions are listed in alphabetical order by subject.

The abbreviations shown in this section are also listed on MyMadison(https://mymadison.jmu.edu/) and student transcripts.

Subject Abbreviations1

Subject                                                                                                         

Abbreviation

Accounting

                    ACTG

Africana Studies

                       AFST

AIRS

                       AIRS

American Studies

                    AMST

Anthropology

                     ANTH

Arabic

                     ARAB

Architectural Design

                     ARCD

Art

                         ART

Art Education

                      ARED

Art History

                      ARTH

Astronomy

                      ASTR

Athletic Training Education Program

                       ATEP

Biology

                          BIO

Biotechnology

                        BIOT

Business

                        COB

Business Analytics

                     BSAN

Business and Marketing Education

                    BMED

Business Law

                     BLAW

Chemistry

                    CHEM

Chinese

                       CHIN

Classics

                      CLAS

Communication Sciences and Disorders

                        CSD

Communication Studies

                    SCOM

Computer Information Systems

                          CIS

Computer Science

                           CS

Continuing Education

                            CE

Criminal Justice

                      CRJU

Cross Disciplinary Studies

                        CDS

Dance

                     DANC

Early Childhood Education

                      ECED

Economics

                     ECON

Education

                      EDUC

Elementary Education

                       ELED

Engineering

                     ENGR

English

                        ENG

Environment

                      ENVT

Environmental Management

                    ENVM

Exceptional Education

                      EXED

Family Studies

                        FAM

Finance

                           FIN

Foreign Language

                             FL

Foreign Language Education

                        FLED

French

                            FR

General Business

                        BUS

General Education

Geographic Science

                      GEOG

Geology

                       GEOL

German

                         GER

Gerontology

                     GERN

Graphic Design

                      GRPH

Greek

                        GRK

Health

                         HTH

Health Services Administration

                        HSA

History

                        HIST

Honors

                        HON

Hospitality Management

                          HM

Human Resource Development

                        HRD

Humanitarian Affairs

                   HUMN

Inclusive Early Childhood Education

                        IECE

Independent Scholars

                          IND

Individualized Study

                             IS

Industrial Design

                       INDU

Integrated Science and Engineering

                        CISE

Integrated Science and Technology

                        ISAT

Intelligence Analysis

                             IA

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

                        IDLS

Interdisciplinary Science

                         ISCI

Interdisciplinary Social Science

                          ISS

International Affairs

                       INTA

International Business

                             IB

Interprofessional Education

                           IPE

Italian

                         ITAL

Japanese

                      JAPN

Justice Studies

                      JUST

Kinesiology

                          KIN

Korean

                        KOR

Latin

                          LAT

Learning, Technology and Leadership Education

                        LTLE

Management

                       MGT

Marketing

                    MKTG

Materials Science

                    MATS

Mathematics

                    MATH

Mathematics Education

                    MAED

Media Arts and Design

                    SMAD

Middle and Secondary Education

                    MSSE

Middle Education

                      MIED

Military Science

                      MSCI

Music

                       MUS

Music Education

                    MUED

Music Industry

                         MUI

Music Instruction, Applied

                    MUAP

Nonprofit Studies

                        NPS

Nursing

                        NSG

Nutrition

                     NUTR

Persian

                      PERS

Philosophy

                         PHIL

Physics

                      PHYS

Political Science

                      POSC

Portuguese

                      PORT

Psychology

                      PSYC

Public Policy and Administration

                         PPA

Reading Education

                      READ

Religion

                          REL

Russian

                        RUS

Social Work

                    SOWK

Sociology

                       SOCI

Spanish

                     SPAN

Sport and Recreation Management

                       SRM

Studies Abroad

Swahili

                       SWA

Teaching English as a Second Language

                       TESL

Technical Translation

                            TR

Theatre

                      THEA

University Studies

                     UNST

Vocational Education

                      VOED

Women's and Gender Studies

                       WGS

Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication

                    WRTC