The Trinity undergraduate curriculum categorizes courses to signal how they fulfill general education requirements. Courses may have one or more of the following codes associated with them.
|Code||Description||Type of Requirement|
|ALP||Arts, Literatures, and Performance||Areas of Knowledge|
|CCI||Cross-Cultural Inquiry||Modes of Inquiry|
|CZ||Civilizations||Areas of Knowledge|
|EI||Ethical Inquiry||Modes of Inquiry|
|FL||Foreign Languages||Modes of Inquiry|
|M||Mathematics||Areas of Knowledge (Pre-May 2004 requirement)|
|NS||Natural Sciences||Areas of Knowledge|
|QID||Quantitative, Inductive, and Deductive Reasoning||Modes of Inquiry (Pre-May 2004 requirement)|
|QS||Quantitative Studies||Areas of Knowledge|
|R||Research||Modes of Inquiry|
|SS||Social Sciences||Areas of Knowledge|
|STS||Science, Technology, and Society||Modes of Inquiry|
|W||Writing||Modes of Inquiry|
Courses in Trinity College are assigned curricular codes through a process that begins at the department or program level with a proposal that a course bear certain codes. The proposal, depending upon the department or program, may originate with the individual instructor, with the director of undergraduate studies, or may emerge through a consultative process involving both. The department then submits the proposed codes for consideration by the Arts and Sciences Committee on Courses, which must approve codes.
Courses in Trinity College may have at most two Areas of Knowledge and no more than three Modes of Inquiry codes. Because of these limits, coding involves decisions as to which of the various codes best reflect the course content at the time the set of codes is approved. If the content (or the instructor) of a course later changes, such that the set of codes that the course bears no longer accurately reflects the course content, the codes may be changed. This can happen, however, only following reconsideration by the Courses Committee. The following policies govern the coding of courses:
Note: The curricular codes that appear on DukeHub for a course on the first day of class in any given semester are final. Those and only those codes will apply towards a student’s general education requirements. No additional codes will be awarded concurrently or retroactively to that particular offering of the course.
There are several ways to find curriculum codes: