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Hyphenated Course Sequences


CONTENTS       Types of hyphenated sequences
Sequences in which credit is awarded after each course
Sequences in which credit awarded after completion of the sequence
Credit for uncompleted sequences
Failing the first quarter of a sequence
Transfer courses
When the hyphen is removed before a student completes the sequence

Types of hyphenated sequences

    Certain course sequences at the University of Washington are hyphenated to indicate that the material covered has been extended over two or three quarters, and that students are expected to take the entire sequence. There are two types of hyphenated sequences. In one, students receive credit (and a grade) after each course, although they should plan to continue in order to receive a complete treatment of the topic. In the other type, the student does not receive credit for any course in the sequence until the last course is completed.
  
  

Sequences in which credit is awarded after each course

    In the following undergraduate sequences, the student is granted credit (and a grade) after successfully completing each course. For this type of hyphenated sequence, the grades for the individual courses may-and often will-be different. Although the student is not required to complete the sequence, it is strongly recommended that s/he do so. Because the material in the sequences is progressive, the first course in the sequence is normally a prerequisite to the second course, and the second course is normally a prerequisite to the third.

Arts and Sciences

       BIOL161-162General Biology (5-5)
MATH  421-422Conceptual Calculus for Teachers (3-3)
PHYS405-406Physical Science by Inquiry II (5-5)
SOC424-425Applied Social Statistics (3-3)
SOC496-497-498  Honors Senior Seminar (3/5-3/5-3/5)

Medicine

       P BIO405-406Human Physiology (4-4)
REHAB  444-445  Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy (4-4)

Nursing

       NURS  309-310  Pharmacotherapeutics in Nursing Practice I, II (2-2)
  
  

Sequences in which credit is awarded after completion of the sequence

    In the following undergraduate sequences, the student is given a grade of N upon completion of the first quarter(s), and the same numerical grade is assigned to all courses in the sequence upon completion of the final quarter. After the computer enters the grade for the last course, the Graduation and Academic Records Office replaces the N grade(s) for the earlier course(s) with the grade that was assigned for the final course, and the credits-earned total and cumulative GPA are adjusted.

Arts and Sciences

       BIO A388-389Human Fossils and Evolution (5-5)
CHID491-492-493  Senior Thesis (5-5-5)
ENGL104-105Introductory Composition (5-5)
HIST491-492Honors Historical Method (5-5)
PHYS101-102Physical Science by Inquiry I (5-5)
POL S  488-489Honors Senior Thesis (5-5)
SIS491-492Senior Honors Seminar (5-5)

Business

       ENTRE   472-473  Creating a Company (4-4)

Engineering

       A A410-411Aircraft Design I,II (4-4)
A A420-421Spacecraft and Space Systems Design I,II (4-4)
E E495-496Electrical Engineering Design: Integrated Circuit (4-4)
E E497-498Electrical Engineering Design: Consumer Electronics (4-4)
ENGR  321-322  Engineering Cooperative Education (1/2-0)
  
  

Credit for uncompleted sequences

    If for any reason the instructor submits a numerical grade rather than an N for part of an uncompleted sequence, the student receives "terminal credit" and is not required to complete the sequence to receive credit for the completed portion. When special circumstances warrant, a student may request terminal credit; terminal credit is granted at the discretion of the instructor.
  
  

Failing the first quarter of a sequence

    If the student fails the first quarter of a sequence, the department may, if it chooses, submit a failing grade (0.0, or NC in a CR/NC sequence) in place of the N normally submitted.
  
  

Transfer courses

    If a student transfers to the University a course which is equivalent to part of a UW hyphenated sequence (e.g., PHYS 101), s/he will automatically be allowed credit toward graduation for the course without having to complete the sequence.
  
  

When the hyphen is removed before a student completes the sequence

    If a course was hyphenated when a student completed the first portion, but the sequence is no longer hyphenated, the student will receive credit for the portion of the sequence completed. No special request is necessary.