Course Components and Instruction Mode Options

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Course Components

How classes are offered; the parts or modules of a course that work together to define the entire structure of a course; each course is composed of one or more components.

Note:  there are additional components in CheckMarq that what are listed below.  These are for the Office of the Registrar use only.  You should not have to change any components in your SOC building; however, if you find one that needs to be added or changed, please use only the components below.

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Code:  ADR
Course component:  Advanced research

Research experience in experimental design and analysis of a selected project with faculty guidance and supervision

Code:  CAP
Course component:  Capstone

A course that integrates content from several sources or courses and is designed to bring reflection and focus to the entire undergraduate/graduate or professional experience, requiring disciplined use of skills, methodology and knowledge learned throughout the curriculum of a specific major, and usually culminating in a research paper or project.  
Example includes a course taken the last two semesters whereby students research particular themes relevant to the major and synthesize  those themes into the skills and knowledge learned throughout the undergraduate career.

Code:  CLN
Course component:  Clinical

A credit-bearing course that occurs outside the institutional setting (or in an actual clinical laboratory setting) under institutional supervision (usually faculty).  It provides practical real-world application of classroom-studied medical- or heath care-related theories and may involve work with clients who receive professional services from students.
Examples include an eight-week surgical or emergency room rotation that allows students to function as an assistant where they can practice and develop skills learned in the classroom.

Code:  CLQ
Course component:  Colloquium

A more interactive and typically smaller course forum than a lecture concentrating on various topics within a broad field of study; content may include student presentations and discussions based on literature, theory, problems or research.  Enrollment is generally limited to allow for greater focus on students' critical reflection and exchange of ideas.  Lecture is not the dominant pedagogical activity of the course; courses of this type are typically led by a different instructor each class session who is an expert on the topic being discussed for that session.
Examples include a course that may explore a variety of ethical issues in a particular, field, such as medicine or science.  Each issue explored would be led by an expert in that particular issue being discussed.

Code:  COP
Course component:  Cooperative education

A credit-bearing structured field experience that integrates classroom study and work experience; cooperative education requires a formal partnership be established between an employer and a faculty person or college monitors the work and experiences of the student and often the student is not registered for any other courses during this time.
Examples include engineering students who work/learn in an engineering firm for an entire semester where they can put into practice what they have learned in the classroom and where the grade for the class is determined by the firm's evaluation of the student and the academic work relating to the coop experience required by the college when the student returns to the university.

Code:  DIS
Course component:  Discussion

A section of a larger course, designed solely for group discussion.  Discussions are typically non-credit bearing and linked to a credit-bearing course (i.e., are not stand alone courses).  As such, discussion sections generally contain fewer students than the course to which they are linked.
Examples include a mandatory zero-credit discussion section linked to an introductory psychology classroom-based course.

Code:  ENS
Course component:  Ensemble

A course where students work with an instructor to create a performance as a group.  Section size may vary based on requirements of the performance.
Examples include concert choir or marching band.

Code:  IND
Course component:  Independent study/research

A course where students complete individualized and often self-paced plans of study or research that is more in-depth than what is offered within the curriculum and independent of the classroom setting.  The instructor and student negotiate the details of the plan of study.  Independent study/research courses generally have no officially scheduled regular meeting days and times and are typically offered only to upper classman or post-baccalaureate students.

Code:  INT
Course component:  Internship/externship

Credit-bearing course that offers field experience and provides students with externally supervised practical real-world training in a setting consistent with a student's education goals; courses are designed to give students supervised and practical application of previously studied theory in a setting outside the classroom, but not necessarily one that is strictly clinical or medical in nature (which would be CLN).  Unlike Practica, a student enrolled in an internship or externship may be paid for the educational experience.
Examples include business students who might work in a marketing firm or a law student who might work for a judge for a semester while continuing with other course work.

Code:  LAB
Course component:  Laboratory

A laboratory experience provides students with the opportunity to apply methods and principles learned in an associated lecture-based section taken in the same term.  It meets in a controlled environment requiring specialized equipment and/or facilities and the primary emphasis is often learning by doing.

Code:  LBO
Course component:  Laboratory Only

A laboratory experience that may or may not be offered for credit and is not associated with a lecture in the term in which the lab is taken.  Its purpose is to provide students with the opportunity to apply methods and principles of a discipline in a controlled environment requiring specialized equipment and/or facilities.  The primary emphasis of such courses is often learning by doing.

Code:  LEC
Course component:  Lecture

Standard non-variable/fixed-credit course where instruction occurs in a traditional classroom setting; lectures almost always have larger class sizes than seminar; lecture courses may certainly include a variety of pedagogies (discussion, class presentation) but are predominantly lecture oriented.  If a course is more discussion or non-lecture dominated, then seminar may be a more applicable course component. 

Code:  PRC
Course component:  Practicum

Credit-bearing courses designed to give students supervised and practical application of previously studied theory in a setting outside the classroom but not necessarily one that is strictly clinical or medical in nature (which would be CLN).  Unlike internships or externships, students enrolled in a practicum are not paid for the education experience.
Examples include a public service major who volunteers his/her time in a nonprofit agency in order to practice skills learned in the classroom.

Code:  PRO
Course component:  Project

A course that involves the creation of a specific hands-on project designed to allow students to synthesize thoughts about their learning experiences within the curriculum  of their major or degree.  
Examples include a course where senior engineering students design, prototype, test and document concepts incorporating relevant engineering course work and present their design at the final class or a course where teams of advertising students design an entire advertising campaign that incorporates concepts and skills learned in all of their major courses.

Code:  QUZ
Course component:  Quiz

A regular scheduled section of a larger course, designed solely for the purpose of taking quizzes throughout the term.  Quiz sections are typically non-credit bearing and linked to a credit-bearing course (i.e., are not standalone courses).
Examples include a mandatory zero-credit quiz section associated with an introductory physics course.

Code:  R
Course component:  Research Only

 

Code:  SEM
Course component:  Seminar/supervised reading

A more interactive and smaller course forum than a lecture concentrating on a more narrow field of study than a colloquium; content may include student presentations and discussions based on literature, theory, problems or research.  Enrollment is generally limited to allow for greater focus on students' critical reflection and exchange of ideas.  Lecture is not the dominant pedagogical activity of the course; typically courses of this type are led by the same instructor who is an expert in the field being studied.
Examples include a course with limited enrollment and highly qualified math majors who spend a semester studying and discussing math concepts as they relate to testing and measurements.

Code:  SEN
Course component:  Senior thesis

A long-term independent research course (usually an academic year or more in length) that is the culmination of a degree program and that allows students to deepen their understanding of a specific issue, while drawing together knowledge for several disciplines; requires a formal research proposal, as well as enlisting faculty advisers and mentors and usually culminates in an oral presentation followed by a question and answer session from the audience and attending faculty

Code:  SKL
Course component:  Simulated skills

A course in which students work in teams under the direction of a professor to practice skills that are needed for the workplace.  skills such as developing and discussing annual performance appraisals with employees, negotiating a contract, arguing a case in court, etc.

Code:  STU
Course component:  Studio

Courses that involve demonstration and application of design and theory in a defined physical setting (i.e., studio); students explore and experiment under guidance of an instructor, and the class size is usually limited by setting parameters (e.g., No. of computers, drafting tables, etc.).  Courses typically focus on the development or creation of artistically static work or the mastery of an art form itself.

Code:  SDE
Course component:  Study away, domestic:  exchange

Courses taught at other U.S. institutions where, as per an agreement between the two institutions, students register for Marquette credit and pay tuition at Marquette.

Code:  SIM
Course component:  Study abroad; international; Marquette

Courses that are taught at an international location to Marquette students and by Marquette faculty.

Code:  THE
Course component:  Thesis research

A formal treatise presenting the results of study submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of an advanced degree.  The process requires intensive interaction between the student candidate, thesis adviser and supplemental committee members.  Undergraduate senior thesis are not THE (see SEN).

Code:  TIN
Course component:  Thesis research

Courses that cover a unique perspective or in-depth topic in the major whose subject matters are not routinely offered in the courses approved for the curriculum.
Examples include a course offered for only one semester to take advantage of a guest lecturer or visiting faculty member who has a particular expertise in a field of study.

Code:  TOP
Course component:  Special Topics

A course offered in consultation with the Office of the Registrar as an experimental course in order to evaluate and determine if a course should be incorporated into the regular curriculum of a program.  This component can also be used for courses that are in the curriculum approval pipeline but are not officially approved for the term in which the college/school/department wishes to offer the course and therefore do not yet appear in the appropriate Bulletin.  Once the same course has been offered twice as a Special Topics, it cannot be offered again until it moves through the curriculum approval process and is approved with a regular curriculum course number this course component may not be used for a single student studying a particular subject matter.
Examples include an upper-division course on a given topic that may become part of the standard curriculum of the department; please review with the Office of the Registrar before scheduling any such courses.

Code:  WRK
Course component:  Workshop

Workshops may have irregular beginning and/or end dates (especially at graduate levels).  In general, specific hours of actual work (dance, writing, performance, etc.) will need to be completed, work is then evaluated by the instructor and other students, and then work is appropriately revised in order to earn course  credit.  Workshops provide a creative forum for interactive learning between faculty and all enrolled students.  Oftentimes, guest artists or experts may serve as instructors.

 

Instruction Mode Options

Where classes are offered; the format in which a course is taught/delivered; each section of a course has a single instruction mode.

Distance Learning:  education that uses one or more technologies to deliver instruction to students who are separated from the instruction {sic-virtual classroom/lab} and to support regular and substantive interaction between the students and the instructor synchronously or asynchronously.  Technologies used for instruction may include he following:  Internet; one-way and two-way transmissions through open broadcasts, closed circuit, cable, microwave, broadband lines, fiber optics, satellite or wireless communication devices; audio conferencing; and video cassette, DVDs and CD-ROMs, if the cassette, DVDs or CD-ROMs are used in a course in conjunction with the technologies listed above.

Classroom-Based:  education that may use the technologies listed above to deliver instruction to students who are not separated from the instructor during such delivery, i.e., students and instructors meet in a physical location.

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Code:  C1
Instruction mode:  Classroom-based

81%-100% of the course is classroom-based.

Code:  C2
Instruction mode:  Classroom-based

60%-80% of the course is classroom-based.

Code:  D1
Instruction mode:  Distance Learning  

100% of the course is distance learning.

Code:  D2
Instruction mode:  Distance Learning 

75%-99% of the course is distance learning.

Code:  BL
Instruction mode:  Distance Learning 

41%-74% of the course is distance learning.

Code:  DS
Instruction mode:  Distance Learning - Synchronous

100% of the course; synchronous delivery.

Code:  FL
Instruction mode:  Field-based 

100% of the course is supervised and practical real world experience outside of the classroom.

Code:  IS
Instruction mode:  Individualized Study 

100% of the course is delivered by meeting/discussions/research between one student and faculty.

Code:  LB
Instruction mode:  Laboratory 

100% of the content/work is delivered in a physical lab.

Code:  RO
Instruction mode:  Research Only

100% undergraduate research-project is conducted under the direction of a faculty advisor.

Code:  SA
Instruction mode:  Study Away

100% of the course is taught at another institution/entity, either domestic or international, with which Marquette has a contractual relationship to deliver the course.  (Given that these courses are not taught at MU, we would not know the exact mode in which this course is taught, nor do we need to report on these courses.)

NOTE:

for a 3 credit course as per Section III of the Course Scheduling Policy (required to meet 37.5 hours, excluding finals, regardless of the time/day/session or instruction mode):  

99% = 37.13 hours + 6 hours of additional coursework, discussion, chats, etc.
75% = 28.13 hours + 6 hours of additional coursework, discussion, chats, etc.
74% = 27.75 hours + 6 hours of additional coursework, discussion, chats, etc.
26% = 9.75 hours + 6 hours of additional coursework, discussion, chats, etc.

 

Guide to Course Type, Number, Component and Instruction Mode Options

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Course type:  Special Topics

Number:  x930  
X=1-8
Component: TOP 
Instruction mode:  C1
Notes for instruction mode:  LEC-C1; DISC=C1; LAB=LB; QUIZ=C1

Course type:  Topics In

Number:  x931  
X=1-8
Component: TIN 
Instruction mode:  C1
Notes for instruction mode:  if any course is taught online and with some face-to-face classroom time=BL, C2 and D2

Course type:  Advance Topics In

Number:  x932  
X=1-8
Component: TIN 
Instruction mode:  C1
Notes for instruction mode:  if any course is taught only online=D1

Course type:  MU credit:  Attending another Domestic Institution per Formalized Agreement

Number:  x933-x950 
X=1-8
Component: SDE
Instruction mode:  SA
Notes for instruction mode:  if any course is taught off campus=SA

Course type:  MU credit:  Study Abroad with Marquette Faculty

Number:  x951
X=1-8
Component: SIM
Instruction mode:  SA
Notes for instruction mode:  if any course is taught off campus=SA

Course type:  Colloquiums

Number:  x952
X=1-8
Component: CLQ
Instruction mode:  C1

Course type:  Seminar/Reading

Number:  x953-x960
X=1-8
Component: SEM
Instruction mode:  C1

Course type:  Workshop/Institutes/Studio Courses

Number:  x961-x963
X=1-8
Component: STU (art or music)/WRK (in title or course description)
Instruction mode:  C1

Course type:  Practicum/Clinical/Field Work/Stu Teaching

Number:  x964-x985
X=1-8
Component:  CLN (medical)/PRC (all others)
Instruction mode:  FL

Course type:  Internship/Externship

Number:  x986
X=2-8
Component:  INT
Instruction mode:  FL

Course type:  Cooperative Education

Number:  x987-x994
X=1-8
Component:  COP
Instruction mode:  FL

Course type:  Independent Study/Research

Number:  x995
X=4-8
Component:  IND
Instruction mode:  IS

Course type:  Senior Experience

Number:  4996
X=NA
Component:  EXP
Instruction mode:  C1

Course type:  Senior Capstone

Number:  4997
X=NA
Component:  CAP
Instruction mode:  C1

Course type:  Senior Project

Number:  4998
X=NA
Component:  PRO
Instruction mode:  C1

Course type:  Senior Thesis

Number:  4999
X=NA
Component:  SEN
Instruction mode:  C1

Course type:  Grad/Prof/Doctoral Capstone

Number:  x997
X=6-8
Component:  CAP
Instruction mode:  C1

Course type:  Grad/Prof/Doctoral Project

Number:  x998
X=6-8
Component:  PRO
Instruction mode:  IS

Course type:  Grad/Prof/Doctoral Thesis or Dissertation

Number:  x999
X=6-8
Component:  THE
Instruction mode:  IS

Course type:  Placeholder

Number:  9997; 9998; 9999
X=NA
Component:  PLC
Instruction mode:  IS

Course type:  Choir, Orchestra, Band

Number:  MUSI 1100; 1120; 1140; 1160; 1200; 1210; 1220; 1300
Component:  ENS
Instruction mode:  C1