Course Numbering System


The word "course" means a full course equivalent (FCE), one full course or two half-courses, unless otherwise designated.

The first digit indicates the year level:
0 - course has no year level designation (may be taken in any year of study)
1 - normally first year course
2 - normally second year course
3 - normally third year course
4 - normally fourth year course
5 - normally masters level (except Engineering)
6 - normally PhD level (except Engineering)

The third digit indicates the course weight designation:
odd numbers 1 - 9 half courses
even numbers 0 - 8 full courses

Please note that there are exceptions to this rule, such as non-credit required courses, quarter-weighted courses (Undergraduate Studies in Education) or double-weighted courses, as indicated in each of the course descriptions (for example, Forestry 5990, Education 4016, and the master's thesis).

The placeholder designation, such as 9801 or 9901, is used for those terms in which a graduate student is involved in the research and writing of a graduate paper, project or thesis. The final grade will be assigned to the course designation: 5801, 5802, 5901, 5920, or 6901.

The abbreviation (ST) appearing after a course number means "Special Topics". Special Topics courses have distinct titles, instructors, and meetings for each course section. There may be more than one section (that is, different topics) in any term. The same topic title with the same instructor may be offered in a subsequent term. Students may not register more than once for the same topic in a Special Topics course.

Course Timetable


The Academic Term is shown on the course timetable as the section portion of the Course Number.

e.g. (Anthropology 1032 FB)

F = Fall Term September to December
W = Winter Term January to April
Y = All Year September to April
S = Spring Term May to June
A = Summer Term July to August

The second character in the Section assists in identifying the different times that the course is offered.

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words "NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR" below the course description.



The lecture and then laboratory hours for courses are given above the course description for each of the two terms (fall; winter); for example:

3-3; 3-0 would indicate 3 lecture hours in each term, 3 lab hours in the first term only
0-0; 3-3 would indicate a half-course in the winter term with 3 hours lectures and 3 hours labs.



ADV Advanced Standing
AEG Aegrotat
CR Credit
CHL Challenge Examination
DEF Deferred Examination
EX Exempt
F Failed
FA Failed Attempt
FNW Failure, No Withdrawal
INC Incomplete
TCR Transfer Credit
IP In Progress
NMR No Mark Recorded
P Pass
PLC Credit for a Previous Lakehead University Course
REQ Required Course
SPC Special Examination
SUP Supplemental Examination
WWP Withdrew Without Permission
W Withdrew


See also:
University Regulations:
I General Regulations
II Registration
III Programs of Study
IV Examinations
V Standing
VI Reappraisal
VII Special Examinations
VIII Deficiency
IX Academic Dishonesty
X Withdrawal
XI Computer Users
Definitions (Full-time vs Part-time Status)
Disclosure of Personal Information to Statistics Canada

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