Combined Section Classes (formerly Cross-Listed Courses)

Multiple departments sometimes offer the same course; in LionPATH this is called a combined section class (formerly referred to as a cross-listed course).

Identifying Combined Section Classes

In LionPATH Class Search, combined section classes appear with a note, as illustrated below:

Example of combined section class in LionPATH

Selecting the Class or Section link above leads to Class Details, which includes information about the combined sections:

Example of combined section class details in LionPATH

The course description section below indicates the departments offering the course; in this case CAMS and HIST.

Example of combined section class description in LionPATH

Fulfilling Requirements

General Education

A student majoring in an area of Natural Sciences, Arts, Humanities, or Social and Behavioral Sciences may not use a course in these areas that is combined with a course offered by his/her major department to satisfy a General Education requirement. For example, a student majoring in Jewish Studies may not use CAMS 5, which is combined with HIST 5, to fulfill General Education Humanities (GH).

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.)

A student earning a B.A. degree may not use a course that is combined with a course offered by the department of his/her major to satisfy a B.A. requirement. For example, a student majoring in History may not use CAMS 5, which is combined with HIST 5, as partial fulfillment of a B.A. Fields requirement.

Majors and Minor

When a student is fulfilling the requirements of a major or a minor, a course that is cross-listed with a course required for the academic program will satisfy the requirement. The degree audit recognizes combined section classes and will list them appropriately.

Scheduling

In LionPATH Class Search, combined section classes are listed with all of the departments offering the class. The total number of seats available in the class is divided among these departments, in some cases unequally. In the example above, the combined classes offer thirty-six seats. Students can select from spaces available in either department. Regardless of the selection, the class meets at the same time and place, and it will meet the same requirement(s).


Last Update: May 2016