A lecture course consists of classes that meet regularly for a specified number of hours; instruction is delivered in a lecture setting. May include class participation or interactive activities.
A regular meeting time associated with a lecture and may be overseen by graduate students or teaching assistants.
Brings together a relatively small group of students (<30) that meet regularly to discuss topics of interest under the direction of the instructor.
Instructing, preparing and supervising student investigations; designed to enhance student concept attainment, problem solving and critical thinking.
A studio class has very few lectures. The instructor guides the students on projects and provides resources as necessary. Class activities build on each other and provide an integrated learning environment.
IND Independent Study
A self-directed approach to the acquisition of knowledge and/or competence in which a student plans and carries out learning activities on his/her own, under the guidance of an instructor.
A course, often in a specialized field of study, that is designed to give students supervised practical application of a previously or concurrently studied theory, knowledge or skill.
Similar to a laboratory; class in which a small group of students learn the methods and skills used in doing something. Manual or specialized work may be conducted.
Students perform clinical work under the supervision of an instructor.
A drill class consists of repetition exercises or activities.
SPS Special Session
A special, required class session (e.g., midterm, field trip, etc.) associated with a lecture, seminar, or other course component and that meets outside the course’s regular meeting schedule.