DANTES Independent Study Catalog

How Information is Organized

The DANTES Independent Study Catalog course listings have been organized according to a classroom system which logically groups the courses into 21 major subject areas. It is subdivided into more specific categories which approximate course descriptions.

Each subject area is identified by a six number code. For example, Cost Accounting is coded 03.01.02; the 03 indicates the subject area of Business and Commerce; the 01 represents the Accounting subdivision of that subject area; and the 02 represents the Cost Accounting subject category.

Each institution organizes its offerings by course department, course number, and course title. The institution then places each course under the subject area that best describes it. When more than one institution lists courses under a subject area, the courses are further organized alphabetically by institution. If an institution offers more than one course in a particular subject area, they are listed in sequence by institutional course number.

Institutional information pertinent to enrollment is provided before the course listings by subject areas. The participating institutional information pages are arranged in alphabetical order. The List of Participating Colleges and Universities provides a quick reference for locating a particular institution's information page. Individual institutional footnotes follow each Institutional Information page. The footnotes are organized by course department and number.

How Courses are Listed

Courses are listed in subject areas or fields of study in sequence by Major Subject Areas for Postsecondary, Graduate, and Postsecondary Credit-by-Examination.

Display of Course Information

For each independent study course listed in the Catalog, a variety of information is provided for use in selecting the desired course.

Explanation of Course Display

Column 1 Code Indicates the code number of the subject area.
Column 2 Subject Area Indicates the subject area for the course.
Column 3 Course Department Indicates the academic departmental code.
Column 4 Course Number Indicates the course number at the institution offering the course.
Column 5 Course Title Indicates the course title at the institution offering the course.
Column 6 Level of Instruction Indicates the level at which a course is taught. The following codes are used:
  L Lower division courses
U Upper division courses
B Upper division and graduate courses
G Courses designed and intended for graduate level only
Column 7 Number of Lessons Indicates the number of lessons required to complete the course.
Column 8 Number of Supervised Exams Indicates the number of proctored examinations.
Column 9 Media Support Indicates if media support equipment is required to complete the course. The media support codes are:
  AC Audio Cassette or Tape
CA Computer Assisted Lesson Grading Service
CC Computer Conferencing
CR Computer Required
D Computer Diskette (Floppy)
DI Directed Independent Study
DS Download Software
E E-mail
F Film
FX Fax (Facsimile)
Internet Access
IP iPod
LK Lab Kit
O Supervised Field Experience (Conferences, Observations, Seminars in area)
P Photographs/Prints
R Record (Music)
RT Reel-to-reel Tape (Audio)
S Slides
SA Satellite
SG Study Guide
ST Slides and Audio Tape
VC Video Cassette
VT Video Tape
Column 10 Number of Units/Credit Hours Indicates the number of credit hours recommended for the course.
  Postsecondary and Graduate:
Q Quarter Hours
S Semester Hours
Column 11 Tuition Indicates the tuition cost for the course.
Column 12 Special Fees Indicates the estimated cost of extra or special fees, such as media support cost.
Column 13 Total Cost Indicates the total cost for the course.
Column 14 Footnotes Indicates that special information is available for the course.
  X General Information
P Course Prerequisite
C General Information and Prerequisite
O Denotes different In-State and Out-of-State Tuition
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