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Duplication of Courses

Courses of the same content may not typically be repeated for credit. For the vast majority of classes, repeating a course will result in the loss of credit for the first time it was taken.  Grades of “Y,” “X,” or “F” may not be made up by re-registering for the course: both grades are factored into the student’s GPA calculation.  Likewise, students may not take an earlier course in a sequence if they have received credit for a subsequent course.  Doing so results in losing credit for the latter of the two.  This rule also applies to AP credits.  For instance, if a student has an AP credit for BIO SCI 102-2, the student cannot also get credit for taking that course or an earlier one (e.g., BIO  SCI 102-1). 

Some special topics courses are designed for repetition.  These courses share one course number, but the content and professors change regularly.  Students may repeat these courses as long as the content is different.  A few of these courses have specific limits on number of repetitions (see the following list):

            Radio/Television/Film topics courses:

                        202 Freshman Topics Seminar

                        298  Studies in Media Topics

                        321  Authorship

                        322  Genre

                        325 Film, Media, and Gender

                        330 Culture Industries

                        351  National Cinema

                        360  Topics in Screenwriting

                        379  Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production

                        398  Issues in Radio/Television/Film

            Performance Studies topics course:

                        330 Topics in Performance Studies

            Theatre topics courses:

                        330 Special Topics

                        442  Theatre Practice

            Dance topics course:

                        335 Special Topics in Dance Research

            Communication Studies topics courses:

                        395  Special Topics

                        322  Rhetoric of the American Presidency (only twice)


                        English 105 (only twice)

Topics classes may also be offered by other departments and may be repeatable. See the relevant department for the rules on this.