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CIEE Syllabi Site

CIEE Syllabi Site

CIEE Syllabi Site
CIEE Syllabi Site

CIEE Course Codes

CIEE Course Coding Philosophy
The following philosophy is used for the coding of all courses created specifically for CIEE program participants. Courses taken via direct enrollment at a host institution typically are not assigned CIEE course codes. 

Subject | Number | Suffix – Course Title
HIST 3001 MASP – Contemporary History and Culture of Spain

*Note: some courses have additional parenthetical course code components, such as (GI) or (ENG), these are internal indicators and are unrelated to course subject or level

Subject - A four-letter code indicating academic subject area. In some cases, courses will be cross-listed:

RELI 3004 PRAG / POLI 3016 PRAG – Religion and Society in Central Europe

There are standard subject codes for Internships (INSH), Independent Research (INDR), and Service Learning (SVCL), regardless of project focus.

Number - A four-digit number indicative of level. Most CIEE content courses are numbered 3000 and higher. Language courses adhere to a standard U.S. protocol: courses starting with "1" are elementary level; courses starting with "2" are intermediate level; courses starting with "3" are advanced; courses starting with "4" are post-advanced.

Suffix – A four-letter code indicating the program location (MASP – Madrid, Spain).

For questions regarding course codes and our School of Record, please write to

Below is a sample listing of CIEE subject codes. Please note that this list is subject to change as new courses and programs are developed. For questions regarding specific academic subject areas and course coding, please write to or contact the appropriate Registration Coordinator, based on program location, per the contact information found here.

Subject Code Subject Subject Code Subject
ACCT Accounting INSH Internship
AFKS Afrikaans IRST Irish Studies
AFST Africana Studies ITAL Italian
AHIS Art History JAPN Japanese
ANTH Anthropology JOUR Journalism
ARAB Arabic KHMR Khmer
ARCE Archaeology LAST Latin American Studies
ARCH Architecture LATN Latin  
ARTS Arts LEGL Legal Studies
BELG Belgian Studies LING Linguistics
BIOL Biology LITT Literature
BRAZ Brazilian Studies MARI Marine Science
BUSI General Business / Business Administration MATH Mathematics
CAST Caribbean Studies MDST Mediterranean Studies
CATA Catalan MEST Middle Eastern Studies
CEAS Central European Area Studies MGMT Management
CHEM Chemistry MKTG Marketing
CHIN Chinese (Mandarin) MUSI Music
CINE Cinema NLST Netherlands Studies
CLAS Classics PACS Peace & Conflict Studies
CMPS Computer Science PERF Performing Arts
COMM Communication PHED Physical Education and Exercise Science
COMP Composition PHIL Philosophy
CONS Conservation PHOT Photography
CRWR Creative Writing PHYS Physics 
CULA Culinary Arts PLST Policy Studies
CZEC Czech POLE Polish
DANC Dance POLI Political Science
DEVE Development PORT Portuguese
DUTC Dutch PSYC Psychology
EAST East Asian Studies PUBH Public Health
ECOL Ecology RECR Parks and Recreation
ECON Economics RELI Religious Studies
EDUC Education RUSI Russian
ENGI Engineering SART Studio Arts
ENVI Environmental Studies SAST South Asian Studies
ENVS Environmental Science (GSE programs only) SCRW Screen Writing
ESLT English as a Second Language Teaching SOCI Sociology
EURO European Studies SPAN Spanish
FILM Film SVCL Service Learning
FINC Finance SWAH Swahili
FREN French SWED Swedish
FSCI Food Sciences TBET Tibetan
GEND Gender Studies TELU Telugu
GEOG Geography THAI Thai
GERM German THES Theatre Studies
GLOB Global Studies TURK Turkish
HEBR Hebrew URBS Urban Studies
HIND Hindi URDU Urdu
HISP Hispanic Studies UYGR Uyghur
HIST History VART Visual Arts
HUNG Hungarian VIET Vietnamese
IDGS Indigenous Studies VIST Visual Studies
INRE International Relations WOLO Wolof
XHSA Xhosa