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Courses on the Matrix:
The leftmost column of the matrix shows a list of course categories or names - please note that these are not the titles of the courses at the respective institution. Course categories/names are grouped by the areas of general education (English (Composition only), Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social/Behavioral Sciences B these courses are not coded, i.e., they appear in regular text and the cells in which they appear are not shaded), science (coded in light gray), and business (coded in dark gray). Each additional column shows the course at a particular institution which corresponds to a given course category/name. If a course appears in the institution’s column, other institutions have agreed that the course is equivalent to their own, which is listed in their respective column. If a course does not appear in an institution’s column, either no such course is offered by that institution or not enough institutions have decided that the course is indeed equivalent to their own.
Sometimes a course may be listed as acceptable, but only under certain conditions. Some examples are:
* A footnote number beside a course category/name alerts students to additional general information or guidance about courses in that row.
* A footnote number beside an institution’s course generally means that the course may not be accepted as an equivalent course by other institutions specified in the footnote. Information about that course is detailed in the corresponding endnote.
* An asterisk (*) beside a course category/name (e.g., English Literature I*) signifies that courses in this row are upper division courses at some institutions and lower division courses at other institutions. Typically, courses taken at two-year institutions and 100/1000 and 200/2000 level courses taken at four-year institutions will not transfer as upper division courses. Students are urged to contact the institution to which they intend to transfer for details.
* A plus sign (+) beside a course category/name denotes that students are strongly advised to complete a lecture and lab sequence of natural science courses to maximize transfer of credit for general education purposes at another institution. At many institutions, both I and II labs in various subject areas (e.g., BIOL, CHEM, etc.) must be completed in order to receive credit for the II lab course.
* A hash mark (#) beside an institution’s course in language (e.g., Spanish) denotes that if a sequence of language courses is completed at a given institution, the equivalent of that sequence will be accepted at other institutions. Students are urged to contact the receiving institution for interpretation of credit if only a portion of the sequence is completed. Also, students may be required to take a language placement examination, especially if transferring mid-sequence.
* Courses in italics indicates that there is a difference in credit value with other courses on that row, and the course may not be equivalent to other similarly listed courses.