Course Classifications

Please note that the class sizes shown on this table are "normative class sizes," and were never intended to serve as either upper or lower enrollment limits. This table is included in the Curriculum Handbook as a rough guideline in determining appropriate enrollment limits. The asterisk (*) stands for the facility limits.

To calculate the contact hours statement for the University Catalog, multiply the unit value of the course by the Contact Hours Per Unit column.

Classification Declaration Description Contact Hours per Unit Normative Class Size
Lower Division
Normative Class Size
Upper Division
Normative Class Size
Graduate
Workload Weighing Factor (k)
C-1 Large Lecture 1 ** ** ** 1.0
C-2 Lecture Discussion 1 40 40 40 1.0
C-3 Lecture Activity 1 30 30 30 1.0
C-4 Discussion 1 25 25 25 1.0
C-5 Seminar 1 20 20 15 1.0
C-6 Clinical Process 1 20 10 10 1.0
C-7 Arts and Science Activity 2 24 24 24 1.3
C-8 Workshops and Social Science Activities 2 30 30 30 1.3
C-9 Music Activities - Large Group 2 40 40 40 1.3
C-10 Music Activities - Small Group 2 10 10 10 1.3
C-11 P.E. and Recreation Activities 2 30 30 30 1.3
C-12 Speech, Drama, Journalism Activities 2 20 20 20 1.3
C-13 Technical Activities and Laboratories 2 ** ** ** 1.3
C-14 Remedial Courses 2 15 15 15 1.3
C-15 Technical Activities and Laboratories 3 ** ** ** 1.5
C-16 Laboratories 3 ** ** ** 2.0
C-17 Clinic Off-Campus 3 8 8 8 2.0
C-18 Major Intercollegiate Sports 3+ 20 20 -- 6.0
C-19 Minor Intercollegiate Sports 3+ 20 20 -- 3.0
C-20 Major Performance 3+ 20 20 20 3.0
C-21 Music Performance 3+ 40 40 40 3.0

** Facility limit

Classification Declaration Description Contact Hours per Week Normative Class Size
Lower Division
Normative Class Size
Upper Division
Normative Class Size
Graduate
Weighted Teaching Unit per Each Student
S-1 / S-48 Independent Study Studio Inst 3/4 hr. 48 48 48 .25 (1/4 unit)
S-2 / S-36 Independent Study Studio Inst 1 hr. 36 36 36 .33 (1/3 unit)
S-3 / S-25 Student Teaching 1 1/2 hrs -- 25 25 .50 (1/2 unit
S-4 / S-24 Work Study, Thesis 2 hrs. 18 18 18 .67 (2/3 unit)
S-5 / S-23 MSW Fieldwork 3 hrs. -- -- 12 1.0 (1 unit)

For supervision courses, the workload credit a supervisor receives is unrelated to the units value of the course. Faculty workload credit is a function of the classification of the course and the number of students enrolled in the course. Calculate workload for supervision by multiplying the number of students supervised by the S-factor WTU per student.

Example of Supervision Formula Calculation:

Two different students are enrolled in a section of undergraduate independent study (S-48). The faculty supervisor will receive .25 WTU for each student. The workload weighing factor is the weighted teaching units per student. Two students, therefore, generate .5 WTU for the faculty member.