Key to Class Schedule

Key to Class Schedule

CRN (Course Reference Number). A unique five-digit number by which courses are identified.

Subject. Indicates the department or academic unit offering the course.

Course number. Courses numbered 0-99 are not applicable toward degree requirements; 100-299 are lower-division; 300-499 are upper-division. Courses numbered 4xx/5xx are master's level graduate courses which are also offered for undergraduate credit; 5xx are graduate master's level courses. Courses numbered 5xx/6xx are graduate doctoral level courses which are also offered for graduate master's credit; 6xx are graduate doctoral level courses. Courses numbered 7xx are postbaccalaureate courses which may not be applied toward a degree; 8xx are in-service courses with limited application toward advanced degrees and no application toward undergraduate degrees.

Section. Section numbers distinguish multiple classes of the same course number.

Course title. Course titles are listed as they appear on Portland State transcripts. Common abbreviations are listed below.

Course Delivery/Instructional Method. Courses will have one of five delivery methods, describing the ‘time and place’ of the course.

  • In-Person: class will meet in-person
  • Hybrid: class has reduced in-person meeting times
  • Remote - Scheduled Meetings: class delivered remotely with scheduled meeting times 
  • Remote - No Specific Mtgs: class delivered remotely, without required meeting times
  • Online - $35 per credit fee: class intentionally designed for complete digital interaction, at a distance, based on evidence-based practices for online teaching and learning

Grading option. A-F only, P/NP only, or optional allows either A-F or P/NP grading.

Restrictions. Class restrictions are listed in Class Details and can include restrictions by class, student level, major, or special program membership

Credits. The number indicates quarter credits. Courses offered for zero (0) credit may be laboratory, mentored sections, or similarly designated courses.

Meeting Times. All times posted are Pacific Standard Time (PST). 

Common Abbreviations used in Course Titles

CAP - Capstone course    
COLL - Colloquium    
COOP ED - Cooperative Education    
INTRNSHP - Internship    
INQ - Inquiry    
IS - Independent Study    
ISS - Issues    
PERSPECT - Perspectives    
PH ED - Physical Education    
PRAC - Practicum
PROB - Problems
PROJ - Project
R & C - Reading & Conference
REC - Recitation
REP STUDIES - Repertory Studies
RES - Research
SEM - Seminar
TBA - To Be Announced
TOP - Topics
UDC - Upper Division Cluster
WIC - Writing Intensive Course
WKSP - Workshop