Courses listed in this section describe all courses approved for offering by the University of Arkansas. The courses are listed alphabetically by subject with the subject code in parenthesis following. The word “course” refers to a unit of academic instruction, while the word “class” refers to a course that has been scheduled during a semester or summer session with a certain number of prescribed meetings each week. Many courses are offered as classes every semester while many others are offered less frequently. Successful completion of a class usually earns a specified number of semester hours of credit toward a degree.

To see a Schedule of Classes, which lists classes available in a specific semester, along with the instructor of record, time and place the class is being held, go to UAConnect.

Courses of Instruction

By Subject

Accounting (ACCT)
Adult and Lifelong Learning (ADLL)
Advertising/Public Relations (ADPR)
African and African American Studies (AAST)
Agricultural Communications (ACOM)
Agricultural Economics (AGEC)
Agricultural Education (AGED)
Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology (AECT)
Agricultural Leadership (AGLE)
Agricultural Statistics (AGST)
Agricultural Systems Technology Management (ASTM)
Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences (AFLS)
Air Force ROTC (AERO)
Animal Science (ANSC)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Apparel Merchandising and Product Development (AMPD)
Applied Music (Class) (MUAC)
Applied Music (Private Instruction) (MUAP)
Arabic (ARAB)
Architecture (ARCH)
Army ROTC (MILS)
Art (ARTS)
Art Education (ARED)
Art History (ARHS)
Arts and Sciences (ARSC)
Asian Studies (AIST)
Astronomy (ASTR)
Athletic Training (ATTR)
Biological Engineering (BENG)
Biology (BIOL)
Biomedical Engineering (BMEG)
Business Law (BLAW)
Career and Technical Education (CATE)
Cell and Molecular Biology (CEMB)
Chemical Engineering (CHEG)
Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEM)
Chinese (CHIN)
Civil Engineering (CVEG)
Classical Studies (CLST)
Communication (COMM)
Communication Sciences and Disorders (CDIS)
Community College Leadership (CCLE)
Community Health Promotion (CHLP)
Computer Science and Computer Engineering (CSCE)
Counselor Education (CNED)
Criminology (CRIM)
Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences (CSES)
Curriculum and Instruction (CIED)
Dance (DANC)
Data Science (DASC)
Economics (ECON)
Education (EDHP)
Education Reform (EDRE)
Educational Foundations (EDFD)
Educational Leadership (EDLE)
Educational Statistics and Research Methods (ESRM)
Educational Studies (EDST)
Educational Technology (ETEC)
Electrical Engineering (ELEG)
Engineering (ENGR)
English (ENGL)
English Language and Cultural Studies (ELAC)
Entomology (ENTO)
Environmental Dynamics (ENDY)
Environmental Science (ENSC)
Ethnomusicology (MUSY)
Exercise Science (EXSC)
Extension Education (EXED)
Fay Jones Architecture and Design (FJAD)
Finance (FINN)
Food Science (FDSC)
French (FREN)
Gender Studies (GNST)
General Engineering (GNEG)
Geosciences (GEOS)
German (GERM)
Graduate Education Courses (GRSD)
Graphic Design (GDES)
Greek (GREK)
Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR)
Higher Education (HIED)
History (HIST)
Honors College (HNRC)
Horticulture (HORT)
Hospitality Management (HOSP)
Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS)
Human Environmental Sciences (HESC)
Human Resource and Workforce Development Education (HRWD)
Humanities (HUMN)
Industrial Engineering (INEG)
Information Systems (ISYS)
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDST)
Interior Design (IDES)
International and Global Studies (INST)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Jewish Studies (JWST)
Journalism (JOUR)
Kinesiology (KINS)
Landscape Architecture (LARC)
Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS)
Latin (LATN)
Law (LAWW)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG)
Master of Business Administration (MBAD)
Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN)
Mathematics (MATH)
Mechanical Engineering (MEEG)
Medical Humanities (MEDH)
Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MRST)
Middle East Studies (MEST)
Music Education (MUED)
Music Ensemble (MUEN)
Music History (MUHS)
Music Industry (MUIN)
Music Literature (MLIT)
Music (MUSC)
Music Pedagogy (MUPD)
Music Theory (MUTH)
Nursing (NURS)
Nutrition (NUTR)
Operations Management (OMGT)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physical Education Activity (PEAC)
Physical Education (PHED)
Physics (PHYS)
Plant Pathology (PLPA)
Plant Sciences (PTSC)
Political Science (PLSC)
Portuguese (PORT)
Poultry Science (POSC)
Psychology (PSYC)
Public Administration (PADM)
Public Health (PBHL)
Public Policy (PUBP)
Recreation and Sport Management (RESM)
Rural Sociology (RSOC)
Russian (RUSS)
Secondary Education (SEED)
Social Work (SCWK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Southern Studies (SOST)
Space and Planetary Sciences (SPAC)
Spanish (SPAN)
Special Education (SPED)
Statistics and Analytics (STAN)
Statistics (STAT)
STEM Education (STEM)
Supply Chain Management (SCMT)
Sustainability (SUST)
Swahili (SWAH)
Technology Education (TEED)
Theatre (THTR)
U A Clinton School (UACS)
University Connections Program (UCPG)
University (UNIV)
Walton College of Business (WCOB)
World Languages, Literatures and Cultures (WLLC)
World Literature (WLIT)

How to Read a Course Description

Courses listed in this section describe all courses approved for offering by the University of Arkansas. The word “course” refers to a unit of academic instruction, while the word “class” refers to a course scheduled during a semester or summer session with a certain number of prescribed meetings each week. Successful completion of a class usually earns a specified number of semester hours of credit toward a degree.

The Schedule of Classes lists classes available in a specific semester, along with the instructor of record, time and place the class is being held.

Course Description Explanations

A course listing comprises the following elements, in order:

Course Prefix: This alpha descriptor is the first identifying part of a course. This four-letter code represents the course prefix name. Usually the course prefix will be the same as the department offering the course, but occasionally the prefix is one of many different courses offered in a single department. For example, ARAB refers to Arabic courses, which are offered through the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures; HIST refers to History courses.

Course Number: Each course is designated by a four-digit number. The first digit identifies the level of the course: 1, freshman level; 2, sophomore level; 3 and 4, junior-senior level; 5, 6, and 7, graduate level. Any exceptions to this practice are stated in the course descriptions.

Students desiring admission to courses offered at levels beyond their standing should request the instructor’s permission to enroll. (For definitions of academic level see Student Classification.)

The second and third digits of the number identify the course within the department that offers it.

The fourth digit identifies the semester-hour value of the course. Credit for certain courses does not count toward some degrees.

Normally, courses meet once each week for 50 minutes for each hour of course credit. Laboratory, drill and other kinds of activity courses typically meet for two 50-minute periods per week for each hour of credit.

The letter ‘V’ is used in place of the last digit for those courses in which credit is variable. The minimum and maximum credit hours possible are given in parentheses after the course title.

The letter ‘X’ is used in place of the last digit for those courses in which fixed credit is ten or more hours.

The first three digits of the number are the same for corequisite courses (for example, a lecture and the corequisite lab or drill).

Course Suffix: A suffix to the course number further identifies the specific type of instruction:

  • C - Drill or Lab Component
  • L - Laboratory
  • H - Honors Course
  • M - Honors Laboratory

A course with no suffix is a typical lecture course (not an honors course).

Course Title: The title of the course is printed in bold letters.

Course Semester Offering: Course descriptions include a notation of the semester in which the course is typically offered.  Consult the Schedule of Classes to verify that a course is being offered for a given term.

Course Description: A brief description of the course content and its major emphasis are stated. If the course is cross-listed (also offered under another subject) a statement to that effect will be included in the description.  Likewise, if the course is equivalent to another course (such as an honors and non-honors offering) a statement to that effect will also be included. If the course is eligible to be repeated for degree credit more than once, a statement will appear to indicate the total hours or times a course may be repeated. If no repeat statement is listed, the course may be used for degree credit only once.

Requisites: Requisites are requirements that must be fulfilled either before a course may be taken or at the same time a course is taken. It is the student's responsibility to make sure the proper prerequisites have been completed before enrolling in any class. Prerequisites are courses or requirements that must be completed prior to enrolling in a certain course. Courses may have prerequisites from inside and outside the department. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure he/she has completed the proper prerequisites before enrolling in any class. Courses listed as corequisite are to be taken in the same semester as the course desired.

A course listed as  a pre- or corequisite to another course means that it must be taken during the same semester as that course, unless it has been completed in a previous term.

Students may not enroll in courses for which they do not have the necessary requisites. Students who are in doubt concerning their eligibility to enroll in specific courses should consult with their academic adviser. Students may be dropped from courses for which they do not have the necessary requisites.

Courses

MUIN 2011. Contemporary Commercial Songwriting. 1 Hour.

Introduction to the songwriting craft and profession by studying songwriting techniques, creating original songs, and exploring business aspects of the songwriting component of the music industry. No prior music courses or experience required. Instrumental, vocal, or music technology skills encouraged. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer)

MUIN 3403. Composing for Film and Television. 3 Hours.

Develop the tools needed to create original music for visual media. Focuses on the aesthetics, procedures, and technical aspects of scoring for film and television. Completion of MUTH 3613 Form and 20th Century Techniques or MUTH 3723 Jazz Analysis is recommended. Prerequisite: (MUAC 2112 and MUTH 2603) or instructor consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

MUIN 4103. Legal Aspects of the Music Industry. 3 Hours.

Presents an in-depth look at the many types of legal agreements and concepts in the music industry commonly utilized by artists, composers, and corporations. Topics include copyright, trademark, recording contracts, management, publishing and licensing. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

MUIN 4553. Live Music Business. 3 Hours.

The applied component of the live music business corresponding to the student-run record label services project in the department of music. Incorporates live music project cycles, digital marketing of live music, booking venues, routing tours, creating showcase events for student-run record label artists. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Fall)

MUIN 4563. Artist Development. 3 Hours.

The applied component of the artist development side of the music department's student-run label services project. Students will work on project cycles involving selecting artists, recording and producing music, organizing music releases and media campaigns, creating online promotional strategies, and mapping the development of musical artists' careers. Corequisite: Lab component. (Typically offered: Spring)

MUIN 5553. Live Music Business. 3 Hours.

The applied component of the live music business corresponding to the student-run record label services project in the department of music. Incorporates live music project cycles, digital marketing of live music, booking venues, routing tours, creating showcase events for student-run record label artists. (Typically offered: Fall)

MUIN 5563. Artist Development. 3 Hours.

The applied component of the artist development side of the music department's student-run label services project. Students will work on project cycles involving selecting artists, recording and producing music, organizing music releases and media campaigns, creating online promotional strategies, and mapping the development of musical artists' careers. (Typically offered: Spring)