Each course is identified by a two-part code. The first part of the code refers to the subject area, the second to the level of the course. Thus, the course DAGR*3100 is a course in the subject area of Agriculture and Equine Studies (DAGR*XXXX), and is of a level that places it among courses in the 3000 series. The series 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 numbers are intended to indicate progressively more demanding content, and correspondingly increasing competence on the part of the students enrolled in the course. Courses in the 1000 series are mainly for first semester students, those in the 2000 series are mainly for second semester students, and those in the 3000 series are for third semester students. Similarly, courses in the 4000 series are mainly intended to be taken by students in the fourth semester of Associate Diploma programs. (Prior to Fall 1998 the University of Guelph identified its courses with numerical prefixes. The numerical prefixes used are indicated above in brackets with each corresponding alpha prefix. The second part of the course code indicated its level as explained above. Thus, the course 04-310 was a course in the subject area of Agriculture and Equine Studies (04-XXX) at the 300 level.)
It is important that students planning their courses have clearly in mind the significance of these numbers so that they may guard against undertaking course work at levels for which they are insufficiently prepared. A number of courses have stated prerequisites which are prior requirements for entry to the course. Students who do not satisfy course prerequisites, or who in the opinion of the instructor do not possess an equivalent background to that of the stated prerequisites, are not eligible to enroll in the course. When some specific background is desirable but not required, the course description will include a statement of recommended background. It is understood that the instructor may accept equivalent courses from other institutions in place of the stated prerequisites. Students who wish to enroll in courses for which they do not have the stated prerequisite(s) must obtain instructor approval as outlined in Section VIII in this Calendar.
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