Trinity Western University

Course Descriptions


The following example and explanation will help clarify the terms found in the course descriptions.



The Course Code precedes the Course title. The Course Code indicates the discipline and level of study. The first digit represents the year in which the course would normally be taken; 100-299 designated courses are lower level; 300-499 are upper level; 500 and up are graduate level.

Credit value refers to the number of semester hours you will earn by completing the course.

The Course description provides an overview of the content that will be covered in the course.

Cross-listings show other disciplines that you may choose to register for the course in (In the example above, the Cross-listed course is CHEM 384, meaning that students may choose to register for the course as Biology or Chemistry).

NB lists any special notes that you should know about the course.

The Prerequisite(s) or Co-requisites section lists any other courses that you must complete before enrolling in the course (prerequisites) or courses that must be taken concurrently with the course (co-requisites).

The Recommended section lists courses that are recommended to be completed before enrolling in this course.

For planning purposes courses are generally designated with lecture – lab hrs. per week and semester offered. This generally conforms to the following:

(3-0 or 3-0) = 3 hours lecture only; may be offered in Fall and/or Spring semester.

(3-3; 0-0) = 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory; may be offered in Fall, but not offered in Spring semester.

In addition, some courses may have a practicum, tutorial or seminar required, for example (3-1-3) = 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial, 3 hours laboratory.

Note: The University reserves the right to cancel or revise any of the courses listed or to withdraw for the semester any course for which there is insufficient demand.

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This page contains official TWU academic program information.