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Course Numbering System

COURSE NUMBER - 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, Natural Resources Management 0190, Education 4016, and Nursing 3600).


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.

Hours of Instruction

The hours of instruction are given with the course description to indicate the weekly lecture hours and then laboratory hours for courses in 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.

The School of Nursing also includes clinical practicum hours; for example:

0-0-0; 1-2-4 would indicate 1 lecture-hour, 2 lab hours, and 4 clinical practicum hours in the winter term only.

Course Timetable Information


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.

Transcript/Academic Record Abbreviations

ADV - Advanced Standing
AEG - Aegrotat
AUD - Audit
CHL - Challenge Examination
CR - Credit
CV - Conversion
DEF - Deferred Examination
EX - Exempt
EXE - Exemption
F - Failed
FA - Failed Attempt
FNC - Fail No Credit
FNW - Failure No Withdrawal
INC - Incomplete
IP - In Progress
NMR - No Mark Recorded
P - Pass
PCR - Pass Credit
PLC - Credit for a Previous Lakehead University Course
REQ - Required Course
SPC - Special Examination
SUP - Supplemental Examination
TCF - Transfer Credit Failure
TCR - Transfer Credit/Exchange/LOP
W - Withdrew
WWP - Withdrew Without Permission