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CEN_COURSE_SECTION_TYPE Table - Data Element Index

Data Element Index

Section_Id

The unique identifier for a specific course section in a term: Characters 1 to 4 contain the subject area code (subject area is the alpha code of the academic discipline under which the course is offered). Characters 5 to 7 comprise the course number. Characters 8 to 10 comprise the course section. For example: FREN 130301 is FREN (French, subject area), 130 (course number), 301 (section number).

The components that make up Section_Id (subject area, course Id, and section Id) are not available in the CEN_COURSE_SECTION Table. See the COURSE_SECTION Table for these data elements.

Values:

Course numbers indicate course level as follows:
100-399 are undergraduate courses
400-499 are both undergraduate and graduate but mostly undergraduate
500-599 are both undergraduate and graduate but mostly graduate and professional
600-989 are graduate and professional
Section Numbers indicate course activity as follows:
000-auto section create
001-099 are lectures
100-199 are labs
200-299 are recitations
300-399 are seminars
400-499 are cross-listed
500-599 are Grad Engineering Executive Masters Program
600-699 are College of General Studies
700-799 are Wharton Executive MBA
800-999 are reserved
Section_Type

Indicates whether the course section is associated with, or offered as part of, a program. The honors codes, G (General Honors) and H (Wharton Honors) mean that only students in those programs may register for the course section.

Values:

		  -
        A - ADV STUDY PROJ, NON-LAUDER
        C - CONTINUING ED
        E - RECIPROCAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
        F - PRE-FRESHMAN PROGRAM
        G - GENERAL HONORS
        H - WHARTON HONORS
        I - INTERNATIONAL
        K - HIGHER ED EXEC MGMT
        L - LAUDER
        M - QUANTITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS COURSE
        P - ADV STUDY PROJ, LAUDER
        R - WRITING COURSE
        S - STUDY ABROAD
        T - TOPICS COURSE
        V - VET CORE COURSE
        W - WATU COURSE
        X - ARTIFICIAL REGISTRATION
        CC - COLLEGE COMPUTING CERTIFICATE COURSE
        CP - COLLEGE PILOT PROGRAM 	
	CW - CREATIVE WRITING
        FS - FRESHMAN SEMINAR
        LL - ONE TERM COURSE
        L1 - THE FIRST TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
        L2 - THE SECOND TERM OF A TWO-TERM COURSE
        N1 - NURSING SECTOR I PETITION
        N2 - NURSING SECTOR II PETITION
        N3 - NURSING SECTOR III PETITION
        N4 - NURSING SECTOR IV PETITION
        NA - NURSING BSN SCIENCE GPA COURSE
        NC - NURSING CLINICAL COURSE
        ND - NURSING PHD DISTRIBUTION COURSE
        NE - NURSING BSN ELECTIVE
        NG - NURSING MSN ELECTIVE
        NI - NURSING INFORMATICS COURSE
        NM - NURSING MINOR REQUIRED COURSE
        NP - NURSING PHD CORE CURRICULUM
        NS - NURSING SCIENCE COURSE
        NT - NURSING DISTANCE LEARNING
        NY - NURSING CASE STUDY
Term The term, as of the Census Date, that this course section was offered. Penn divides the academic year into 3 terms: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Terms are designated by the 4-digit calendar year, followed by a term code. The Spring term code is A, the Summer term code is B, and the Fall term code is C. For example: 1995C means Fall 1995; 1996A means Spring 1996; and 1996B means Summer 1996.

 

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