2.2.8 Prerequisites

A prerequisite is intended to ensure the necessary background to undertake study in the course concerned. The use of nominal or artificial prerequisites should be avoided.

The prerequisites for courses are established by the departments and require the approval of COCI. If no prerequisites are stated, it is understood that the course is open to any matriculated student. The minimum prerequisite for all upper division courses is either junior standing or a specified lower division course. If a course has a prerequisite, the instructor in charge of the course is responsible for its enforcement.