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2012-2013 University Calendar

3 General University Information and Regulations : 3.3 Registration / Student Records / Exams : 3.3.3 Course Information and Regulations : Course Numbering
Each McGill course is assigned a unique seven-character course “number.”
The first four characters (Subject Code) refer to the unit offering the course.
These codes were implemented in September 2002, replacing the three-number Teaching Unit Codes previously used. A complete list of Teaching Unit Codes and their Subject Code equivalents can be found at in the section Grading and pre-2002 course numbering.
The three numbers following the Subject Code refer to the course itself, with the first of these indicating the level of the course.
Courses numbered at the 100, 200, 300, and 400 levels are intended for undergraduate students. In most programs, courses at the 300 and 400 levels are normally taken in the student’s last two years.
Courses at the 500 level are intended for qualified senior undergraduate students but are also open to graduate students.
Two additional characters (D1, D2, N1, N2, J1, J2, J3) at the end of the seven-character course number identifies multi-term courses.

Changes are made after the publishing of this Calendar. Always check the Class Schedule at for the most up-to-date information. This includes class times, locations and instructors.

Note: “you” refers to students newly admitted, readmitted or returning to McGill.

Use the Course Search for descriptions of all courses and the term when they are offered. Search for courses using specific keywords in the free-form field. Note: not all courses listed here are offered every term or year.