What do all these numbers and letters in the course code mean?

Course codes can be broken down to 4 basic components-

Course Designator: a combination of 3 letters that makes reference to the sponsoring college or department

Course Number: a combination of 3 numbers, the first of which indicates the credit level (or series) of the course, ranging from 100-level to 400-level. Generally, the course number coincides with the order in which courses are taken (100-level being first).

Course Weight: indicates the number of credits attributed to the course. The baseline weight is 1.0 (referred to as a full course equivalent or FCE). This is indicated with the letter Y. Generally, Y courses span two terms. The alternative weighting is 0.5, indicated by the letter H and H-courses generally span one term (either September-December or January-April).

Campus: indicates whether the course is held on the St. George or satellite campuses (UTM and UTSC). All FAS courses are held on the St. George campus, indicated by the number 1. e.g., HIS107Y1: Approaches to East Asian History is sponsored by the Department of History, it is 100-level, its weight is 1.0 credit, and it is taught on the St. George Campus.

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