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Duplicate Courses


CONTENTS       Duplicate-credit courses
Credits and grades
Miscellaneous courses
Mathematics
Chemistry
Foreign languages
UW-Bothell & UW-Tacoma courses
Courses that are not duplications of one another

Duplicate-credit courses

    The following is a list of instances in which a student does not receive credit for one course because s/he has already taken another. This AIF is concerned primarily with separate courses that are considered to have overlapping content, and with advanced courses that preclude credit for more elementary ones. Specific courses are listed below.

Courses which are also considered duplicate credit but are not listed below:

  • Courses that have changed numbers
  • Courses that are offered jointly by two departments ("double-listed" courses)
  
  

Credits and grades

    Since credit for a duplication is not removed until after the course has been completed, duplicate credits do count toward the student's credit total for the quarter. They count toward the 12-credit minimum required for students on finanacial aid, international students, etc.

Even after the credit has been removed, grades in duplicate courses are included in the student's GPA.

  
  

Miscellaneous courses

    There are relatively few duplicates outside of mathematics, chemistry, and the language departments. Advisers should try to commit to memory the general-education courses on this list in boldface. Other duplications on this list occur infrequently or involve courses no longer offered.

ASTR101, 102
101, 201
102, 201
102, 301
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair
BIOL106 = 150 = 100 autumn
107 = 151 = 100 winter
152 = 100 spring
Maximum of one course from each of the three lines (total of 15 credits) allowed. From autumn 1999 on, a maximum 5 credits for BIOL 100
BIOL180 = 203
200 = 201
220 = 202
No credit for 180, 200, 220 if equivalent course in 201, 202, 203 sequence already completed.
CMU150, 203
200, 202
214, 201
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair
CSECSE/INFO 100, CSE 142No credit for 100 if taken after 142
CSECSE 142, ENGR 141Will not receive credit for both courses
CSE341, 413
378, 410
401, 413
410, 451
415, 473
CSE 451, E E 474
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair
CSECSE 373, CSE 326,
CSE/E E 374
Will receive credit for only one course
ECON100No credit if taken after 200 or 201, autumn 1985 or later
ECON311See STAT 311
ENGL131 = 181Change of numbers, effective winter 1988. Will not receive credit for both if 131 taken summer 1988 or later.
ESS101, 210Will not receive credit for both (ESS 101 formerly GEOL 101; ESS 210 formerly GEOL 205)
GENET  360, 365Will not receive credit for both courses
GEOL101, 205Will not receive credit for both courses
LING200, 201Will not receive credit for both courses
LING200 or 201, 400No credit for 200 or 201 if taken after 400
PHYS114, 121
115, 122
116, 123
117, 131
118, 132
119, 133
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair if taken autumn 1982 or later.
PSYCH  100, 101
100, 102
101, 102
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair
STAT220, 301,
STAT/ECON 311
Maximum 5 credits allowed
STAT341, 481Will not receive credit for both courses unless either is taken autumn 1996 or later
STATSTAT/MATH 390, STAT 481, ECON 580Will receive credit for only one course
STATSTAT/QMETH 403, STAT 503Will receive credit for only one course
  
  

Mathematics

    Within 100-level mathematics courses, students do not receive credit for a prerequisite course after completing the more advanced course. Credit policies for specific course combinations are listed below.

MATH  105 = 120
156 = 111
157 = 112
These are the same courses, renumbered; students may receive credit only once for each pair. The rules below for 120, 111, and 112 also apply to 105, 156, and 157, respectively.
MATH120, 124, 125, 126No credit for the prerequisite course taken after the more advanced course
MATH111, 112No credit for 111 if taken after 112
MATH111, 120
120, 112
111, 124
112, 124
Credit is allowed for both courses in each pair, in either order
MATH124, 127
125, 128
126, 129
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair
MATH205, 308No credit for 205 if taken after 308
  
  

Chemistry

    No credit for a prerequisite course taken after the more advanced course.

CHEM  100Formerly no credit if one year or more of chem in high school; this restriction was removed, effective autumn 1986. The change is retroactive.
CHEM101, 105, 140Formerly maximum of 5 credits if one year of chemistry in high school; this restriction was removed autumn 1986, retroactively.
CHEM120, 142, 14410 credits if both courses taken before summer 2003; maximum 5 credits if either or both courses taken summer 2003 or later
CHEM140/141, 142, 144, 145Maximum 5 credits
CHEM150/151, 152, 154, 155Maximum 5 credits
CHEM160/161, 162, 164, 165Maximum 5 credits (6 if CHEM 162 taken before spring 2005)
CHEM141, 151, 157, 161Maximum 5 credits (6 if CHEM 162 taken before spring 2005)
CHEM145, 155, 162Maximum 10 credits (11 if CHEM 162 taken before spring 2005)
CHEM145, 155, 250Maximum 10 credits
CHEM160/161, 164, 312Maximum 9 credits before autumn 1996
CHEM164, 165, 312Maximum 5 credits autumn 1996 or later
CHEM220, 223, 237, 335Maximum 5 credits
CHEM221, 224, 239, 337Maximum 5 credits
CHEM238, 336Maximum 4 credits
CHEM241, 346Maximum 3 credits
CHEM242, 347Maximum 3 credits
CHEM250, 350, 351, 352Maximum 6 credits
CHEM350, 351, 352, 456Maximum 6 credits
CHEM355, 452Maximum 3 credits
CHEM452, 456Maximum 3 credits
  
  

Foreign languages

    In all languages at the first- and second-year levels, credit is not allowed for a prerequisite course taken after a more advanced course. For courses beyond the second year, policies differ from department to department. Credit policies for specific course combinations are listed below. A number of these courses are no longer offered.

ASIAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

Prior to autumn 2002, first-, second, and third-year Chinese courses were numbered 111, 112, 113; 211, 212, 213; and 311, 312, 313. Starting in autumn 2002, these courses became the "heritage" sequences for students with some background in the language, and the first- and second-year sequences for students with no background in Chinese were given new course numbers: 101, 102, 103; 201, 202, 203; 301, 302, 303. The heritage and non-heritage sequences roughly parallel one another and credit is not allowed for both.

UW offers instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Cantonese is considered to be a different dialect, not a separate language, and credit is not allowed for both.

CHIN101, 111
102, 112
103, 113
201, 211
202, 212
203, 213
Maximum 5 credits allowed for each pair of courses
CHIN101+102 = 121
111+112 = 121
Maximum 10 credits allowed
CHIN103+201 = 222
113+211 = 222
Maximum 10 credits allowed
CHIN202+203 = 223
212+213 = 223
Maximum 10 credits allowed
CHIN101+102+103 = 134
111+112+113 = 134
Maximum 15 credits allowed
CHIN101+102+103 = 138
111+112+113 = 138
Maximum 15 credits allowed
CHIN201+202+203 = 234
211+212+213 = 234
Maximum 15 credits allowed
CHIN101, 102, 103, 111,
112, 113, 121, 134
Maximum 15 credits allowed
CHIN101, 102, 103, 111,
112, 113, 121, 134,
201, 211, 222
Maximum 20 credits allowed
CHIN101, 102, 103, 111,
112, 113, 121, 134,
201, 202, 211, 212,
222
Maximum 25 credits allowed
CHIN101, 102, 103, 111,
112, 113, 121, 134,
201, 202, 203, 211,
212, 213, 222, 223,
234
Maximum 30 credits allowed
JAPAN  111+112+113 = 134Maximum 15 credits allowed
JAPAN211+212+213 = 234Maximum 15 credits allowed
JAPAN121, 111
121, 112
5 credits allowed for each pair

As in Chinese, we offer "heritage" sequences for students with some background in Korean, and sequences for students with no background in Korean. The heritage and non-heritage sequences roughly parallel one another and credit is not allowed for both.

KOREAN  301, 305
302, 306
303, 307
311, 315
312, 316
313, 317
Maximum 5 credits allowed for each pair of courses
VIET111, 112, 113, 211,
212, 213
No credit if 214 taken
VIET214No credit if any previous VIET taken

  

CLASSICS

GREEK  101, 300
101, 301
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair
GREEK(101, 102, 103)
and (300, 301)
Will not receive credit for both sequences
LATIN101, 300
101, 301
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair
LATIN(101, 102, 103)
and (300, 301)
Will not receive credit for both sequences

  

GERMANICS

GERMAN  101, C111,
first 5 credits of 104
5 credits allowed
GERMAN102, C112,
second 5 credits of 104
5 credits allowed
GERMAN103, C113,
last 5 credits of 104
5 credits allowed
GERMAN101+102+103 = 100 (formerly 115)Maximum 15 credits allowed
GERMAN104 (15 cr.) = 100 (formerly 115)Maximum 15 credits allowed
GERMANC111+C112+C113 = 100 (formerly 115)Maximum 15 credits allowed
GERMAN111 (not C111) and 102Will not receive credit for both courses
GERMAN121, 122Do not overlap with any other courses; no credit restriction (but no credit for 121 after 122)
GERMAN150No credit if 250 previously taken
GERMAN201+202 = 221Maximum 10 credits allowed
GERMAN201+202+203 = 200Maximum 15 credits allowed
GERMAN201, C211
202, C212
Maximum 5 credits allowed for each pair
GERMAN203(5) = former 203(3) + 207(2) Maximum 5 credits allowed
GERMAN203, 205Maximum 5 credits allowed

  

NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES AND CIVILIZATION

ARAB411+412+413 = 401
471+472+473 = 470
311+312+313 = 315
Maximum 15 credits allowed (these three are the same sequence, renumbered)
ARAB421+422+423 = 424Maximum 15 credits allowed
ARAB431+432+433 = 434Maximum 9 credits allowed
HEBR411+412+413 = 401
471+472+473 = 470
311+312+313 = 315
Maximum 15 credits allowed (these three are the same sequence, renumbered)
PRSAN  411+412+413 = 402
471+472+473 = 470
Maximum 15 credits allowed (these are two are the same sequence, renumbered)
PRSAN421+422+423 = 424Maximum 15 credits allowed
TKICTKIC 411+412+413 = 401
TKIC 481+482+483 = 478
TKIC 301+302+303 = 316
TKISH 301+302+303 = 316
Uzbek Maximum 15 credits allowed (these sequences represent the same courses, renumbered)
TKICTKIC414+415+416 = 402
TKIC 474+475+476 = 477
TKISH 304+305+306 = 317
Kazakh No credit for 402 (15 credits) if taken after 414,415,416 (9 credits), and vice versa (these sequences represent the same courses, renumbered)
TKICTKIC 421+422+423 = 404
TKIC 405+406+407 = 426
TKISH 405+406+407 = 426
intermediate Uzbek No credit for 404 (15 credits) if taken after 421,422,423 (9 credits), and vice versa (these sequences represent the same courses, renumbered)

  

ROMANCE LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

FRENCH  110 and 101Will not receive credit for both courses
FRENCH110 and 102Will not receive credit for both courses
FRENCHC111 = 101Will not receive credit for both courses
FRENCHC112 = 102Will not receive credit for both courses
FRENCHC113 = 103Will not receive credit for both courses
FRENCH241 = 103+201Max. 10 credits allowed
FRENCH242 = 202+203Max. 10 credits allowed
FRENCH101, 121Credit for both allowed
FRENCH102, 1225 credits allowed
FRENCH103, 1235 credits allowed
FRENCH121+122+123 = 134Maximum 15 credits allowed
FRENCH101, 13420 credits allowed if 101 taken first and if 134 taken before summer of 1997; otherwise, 15 credits allowed
FRENCH102, 134Maximum 15 credits allowed if 102 taken first and if 134 taken before summer of 1997; otherwise, 10 credits allowed
FRENCH103, 134Maximum 10 credits allowed if 103 taken first and if 134 taken before summer of 1997; otherwise, 5 credits allowed
ITAL101+102+103 = 134Maximum 15 credits allowed
ITAL111 = 101+102Maximum 10 credits allowed
ITAL113 = 102+103Maximum 10 credits allowed
ITAL111, 113Maximum 15 credits allowed
ITALC111 = 101Will not receive credit for both courses
ITALC112 = 102Will not receive credit for both courses
ITALC113 = 103Will not receive credit for both courses
PORT101, 102, 103, 105Maximum 15 credits
SPAN101, 121Credit for both allowed only if both taken before autumn 2003
SPAN102, 1225 credits allowed
SPAN103, 1235 credits allowed
SPAN101+102+103 = 13420 credits allowed for 101+134 if 101 taken first and if 134 taken before summer of 2003; otherwise, maximum 15 credits
SPANC111 = 101Will not receive credit for both courses
SPANC112 = 102Will not receive credit for both courses
SPANC113 = 103Will not receive credit for both courses
SPAN104No credit if 102 and/or 103 taken, and vice versa
SPAN121+122+123 = 134Maximum 15 credits
SPAN201+202 = 210Maximum 10 credits
SPAN204Credit is not allowed if 202 and/or 203 taken. (Since this is not stated in the 1998-2000 catalog, however, a student who took the course then may petition the Graduation Committee for the credit.)
SPAN301+302 = 310Maximum 10 credits

  

SCANDINAVIAN STUDIES

FINN101+102+103 = 150Maximum 15 credits allowed
NORW  101+102+103 = 150Maximum 15 credits allowed
SWED101+102+103 = 150Maximum 15 credits allowed

  

SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

RUSS  101+102 = 110Maximum 10 credits allowed
RUSS103+201 = 115Maximum 10 credits allowed
RUSS202+203 = 210Maximum 10 credits allowed
RUSS101+102+103 = 150Maximum 15 credits allowed
RUSS201+202+203 = 250Maximum 15 credits allowed
RUSS301+302+303 = 350Maximum 15 credits allowed
RUSS401+402+403 = 450Maximum 15 credits allowed
  
  

UW-Bothell & UW-Tacoma courses

    Beginning in autumn 2006, UW-Bothell and UW-Tacoma began offering lower division courses that are duplicates of UW-Seattle courses. DARS is programmed to catch these duplicates and remove credit from the second one if both are taken. Since the courses have very different prefixes, advisers should be aware of and keep an eye out for these courses. More will be added as UW-Bothell and UW-Tacoma continue to increase the numbers of freshmen they admit.

UW-BothellB CUSP 123 = MATH 120
B CUSP 124 = MATH 124
B CUSP 142 = CHEM 141
B CUSP 152 = CHEM 152
B CUSP 162 = CHEM 162
B CUSP 200 = ECON 200
B CUSP 201 = ECON 201
Will not receive credit for both courses in each pair

  
  

Courses that are not duplications of each other

    Certain courses have been "replaced" by others in the curriculum, but the new course in each case is more than a simple renumbering of the old course, and the official course description does not advertise it as a duplication. Credit may be earned for both courses in the following pairs:
  • ASTR 102 and ASTR 211
  • ENV S 101 and GEN ST 110