Class Equivalency. A student's class is determined by the
number of credit hours earned toward graduation. For an Arts and
Sciences student it is as follows:
Music Courses. Students in the College of Arts and Sciences may
receive credit for work taken in the Conservatory of Music, although
opportunities to enroll in certain courses, including Applied Study,
are limited. For more information please see "Music Program" under
Courses of Instruction, below, and the Conservatory of Music section
of this catalog. Prospective College of Arts and Sciences Music
Majors should consult with the chairperson of the College Music
Auditing Courses. With the consent of the course instructor, students
are permitted to audit courses in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Students are permitted to have two audits per semester recorded
on their transcript. (Please see "Auditing Fee.")
Private Reading. Students who wish to pursue a topic not covered
in the regular curriculum may register for a private reading. This
one-to-one tutorial is normally at the advanced level in a specific
field and is arranged with a member of the faculty who has agreed
to supervise the student. Approval for a private reading course
depends upon the following conditions:
1. The student should have completed the basic courses offered
by the department in which the work is to be done.
2. The substance of the private reading course may not duplicate
the work of a regular course unless the student is unable to enroll
in a course he or she needs to meet the requirements of a major
or course sequence.
3. The student is limited to one private reading course per semester
for no more than three hours of credit; exceptions must be approved
by the Office of the Dean of Studies.
4. Applied music lessons may not count as private reading courses.