"Brian van den Broek" <br***@cc.umanitoba.ca> wrote in message

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meaning something like information. Introductory university course in

a field are often numbered 101 (i.e. Computer Science 101). So, that

number has acquired a slang meaning of basic and introductory

information.

Where I did my undergrad studies, a few Departments had 001 classes.

Somehow that felt more honest ;-)

This is OT, but...

Course numbering varies by college/university, but I think typically 1xx,

2xx, 3xx, and 4xx are aimed at students in years 1, 2, 3, and 4 majoring in

that subject. Pre-100 courses would be remedial or aimed or even limited

to non-major students. So a Math department might have 023 Business Math

that would not count toward the math units needed to get a BS in math.

tjr