Choosing Whether to take Advanced Courses

About Advanced Courses

Advanced courses provide students a window into what practitioners in a field might actually do. This is in contrast to introductory courses that focus on teaching the foundations of a discipline. Advanced courses can also provide opportunities to pursue specific topics in more depth than a survey course allows. The instructor will assume that students already have some background and skills in the field. Therefore, advanced courses will start at a higher level and likely move at a faster pace than introductory courses.

Finding Advanced Courses

Many advanced courses are open to any student who meets the prerequisites and has the necessary background. Some courses require the instructor's permission or other admission process to enroll, however, so it's important to check ExploreCourses and any Axess enrollment notes for details. 

You might also contact the professor via email or by visiting office hours to inquire whether the course is appropriate for you.

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