The following email is from the Wolverine Track Team:
Cross-Listed courses mean two courses are essentially the same, but usually have different prefixes (e.g., BESC/PSY or MGMT/COMM).
ANTH 1020/BIOL 1500, and BIOL 1200/GEO 1020 are unique versions of a cross-listed course, because they contain different attributes than their cross-listed counterpart. ANTH 1020 has the SS attribute while BIOL 1500 has the BB attribute. BIOL 1200 has the BB attribute and GEO 1020 has the PP attribute. The SS attribute will fulfill the ‘Social Science Distribution, the BB attribute will fulfill the ‘Biology Distribution’, and the PP attribute will fulfill the ‘Physical Science Distribution’ in the GE area of most degree programs.
If students take one of these courses, they receive either one attribute or the other, depending on which prefix/number they registered for. They do not ever receive both the BB and PP attributes for one course.
Students need to be careful that they sign up for the one with the attribute that they need, and not simply assume that it will count wherever it is needed, (because it won’t necessarily).
If a student registered for ANTH 1020 but needs BIOL 1500 or vice versa (or, BIOL 1200 but needs GEO 1020), they should contact the registrar’s office while they are still enrolled in the course, before it has been graded. If, in the rare instance a student did not have this changed by the time the course is graded to show the correct course, here is the information from LuAnn Smith regarding course of action:
*LuAnn can make an academic history change, but it may only be performed within two years of taking the course.
*The Academic Advisor must email a request to LuAnn Smith with the student’s name and UVID, including the course information of the course he/she received credit for and the course it should be changed to.
These changes are not taken lightly, and are not common, but this is good information to know when necessary.