Indicates the method of instruction, or modality, for a course.

  • Applied Music Ensemble (AME)
    • Music Department instruction type for group lessons.
  • Applied Music Individual (AMI)
    • Music Department instruction type for individual lessons.
  • Classroom Instruction (CI) (instruction type default)
    • A class in which 80% or more of the contact hours between instructor(s) and students represent in person engagement.
  • Dissertation Research (DR)
    • A course for students working on a written work, treatise, or thesis, esp. for candidates for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
  • Hybrid (H19)
    • A class in which course content is delivered both in-person and remotely.  Depending upon the course structure, students may be required to participate in both modalities, or have the option to participate in either exclusively.  Refer to the course description or notes for details.  Created in 2020 to facilitate instruction during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Independent Study or Tutorial or Other (IND)

  • Approved learning experience that allows students to earn credit outside of a traditional classroom. Students may be guided by an instructor but do not take classes with other students in a traditional classroom setting. The student works independently. This could be a course in which a student and instructor agree upon a topic for the student to further research outside of the classroom with guidance from the instructor for an agreed upon amount of credit. These classes are a way for students to learn specialized material or to gain research experience.
  • Internship/Practicum (IP)

Internships and practicums are generally supervised on-site work experiences that allow students to demonstrate their skills and competencies in their chosen field.

  • Internship: A course that represents any official or formal program to provide practical work experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.
  • Practicum: A course, especially one in a specialized field of study that is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied theory. A practicum is structured practical experience in a professional program, supervised by a practitioner and/or faculty member with whom the student works closely. These classes are often held off campus at a professional location.
  • Journal Publication (JP)
    • A course in which the focus is getting academic publications/journals ready to publish. Students are generally responsible for writing articles, selecting articles for publication, editing the articles, and getting the volumes ready to publish. For example, Wash U Law students are enrolled in courses with the “Journal Publication” instruction type. These courses are designed to let students produce scholarly journals devoted to various areas of the law.
  • Lifelong Learning Institute (LL)
    • Courses taught as part of WUSTL’s Lifelong Learning Institute that emphasizes peer learning and active class participation by senior adults. Study groups are not for credit; there are no exams, no grades. See Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
  • Online Hybrid Course (OLH)
    • A class in which 20-79% of the contact hours between instructor(s) and students represent in-person engagement; the time spent with in-person engagement is reduced but not eliminated. Students must participate in both modalities.
  • Online Course (OLI)
    • A class in which less than 20% of the contact hours between instructor(s) and students represent in-person engagement.
  • Remote per COVID-19 (R19)
    • A class in which 100% of the course content is delivered remotely as a result of the University’s Covid-19 protocols.  Created in April 2020 to support the cancellation of in-person instruction.
  • Study Abroad/Study Away (SA)
    • A course that represents an educational travel program approved by Wash U. This instruction type is to be used for any course that is being taught outside of the St. Louis area. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a course that is only offered overseas. Use this instruction type for courses where students are having academic experiences in other countries as well as other parts of the United States. For example, courses taught in Washington D.C. would qualify for the Study Abroad / Study Away instruction type.
  • Study Abroad/Study Away Placeholder (SAP)
    • A course that represents a units placeholder value for an approved WU study abroad program, placed on a student’s semester schedule so that full-time status is retained.
  • Semester Online Consortium (SON)
    • Discontinued in 2014. This was used for the Semester Online program for courses offered through the Semester Online consortium of schools; 100% of the course content was delivered online through a third-party vendor.