Course Designators

A course designator is a series of letters, e.g., HIST, used to identify courses in a particular area of study.  (In PeopleSoft terminology the designator is the “subject.”)

Course designators are used to:

  • Indicate who has administrative oversight of the course (e.g., academic department within a college)
  • Identify groups of courses in the same area of study

For all relevant information about appropriate use of course designators, please review these guidelines.

Requests for new course designators can be made via Course Designators Form. Please fill out the form completely and email it to Erin Slattengren.