WCU

Course Numbering

West Coast University’s course numbering scheme essentially follows the logic of “Bloom’s Taxonomy” whereby lower order thinking skills required in foundation-laying courses is reflected at the beginning of an academic programs and denoted by course numbers start with “100”. Courses which are built upon the foundational sequence of courses require higher level thinking as expressed by the course learning outcomes and associated higher level numbering system. Such courses require application and analysis skills.

Graduate level programs utilize higher level course numbers reflective of the expectation that students largely engage in evaluative, integrative and synthesis reasoning and thinking skills.

Letter Codes         

ACC

ANAT

Accounting

Anatomy

BIO
CAPS

Biology
Capstone

CHEM

Chemistry

DIG
Digital Literacy

DHYG

Dental Hygiene

ENGL

English

EPI

Epidemiology

FYS
First Year Seminar

HA

Health Administration

HIS

HUM

History

Humanities

IPE
LDR
Interprofessional Education
Leadership

MATH

Mathematics

MICR

Microbiology

NURS

Nursing1

OCC  Occupational Therapy2

PATH

Pathophysiology

PA
Physician Assistant
PH Public Health
PHAR
Pharmacy

PHIL

Philosophy

PHYS

Physiology

PSYC

Psychology

PT  Physical Therapy 

SCI

SOC

Science

Sociology

SPCH

Oral Communication

 

1 NURS XXXL: Clinical courses which must be taken simultaneously with corresponding theory courses, unless the corresponding theory course has been successfully completed.

 

OCC XXXA(Theory) & OCC XXXB (Skills Lab): Skills Lab courses must be taken simultaneously with corresponding theory courses, unless the corresponding theory course has been successfully completed.

Numbering Definitions

100 - 199: Initial or Introductory Courses

200 - 299: Second-Year courses in a sequence of development in a field of study

300 - 499: Third-Year and Fourth-Year courses in a sequence of courses - Upper Division Bachelor's courses

500 - 999: Graduate-level courses

Please Note: Courses acceptable for general education credit, and core courses in a program are indicated in the program-specific information section.

 

West Coast University offers the following types of course delivery modalities.  Please see an Admissions Representative or Registrar for a current listing of courses and delivery methods.  

Face-to-face Web Enhanced Course

Course that is delivered entirely face-to-face on campus or at a learning site (e.g., clinical, practicum, externship, internship) and uses the institution's Learning Management System to augment the course.  

Blended Course

Course that a portion is delivered face-to-face on campus or at a learning site (e.g., clinical, practicum, externship, internship) and a portion is delivered online (asynchronous or synchronous or both) through the institution's Learning Management System.  

Online Course

Online Course, Asynchronous: Course that is delivered by faculty to students using online lessons and resources, but without live online instruction.

Online Course, Synchronous: Course that is delivered by faculty to students using online lessons and resources in real time with live online instruction.

Online courses are 100% asynchronous, 100% synchronous, or a combination of both.