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Subject Categories and Codes

Course Units (CUs) come under several main subject categories. These main subject categories are announced annually by the faculty, as subject categories may change. Students are advised to consult the IDC for specific details. The current list of main subject categories and the associated subject codes are given in Table 1.

Table 1 Subject Categories and Associated Codes

Subject Category Subject Code Subject Category Subject Code
Pali and Buddhist Studies BST/PLG Islamic Civilization ICV
Demography DMG Communication and Media Studies CMS
Economics ECN Political Science and Public Policy PSC
English ENG Sinhala SLG
Geography GYG Sociology SOC
History HIS Foundation* FND
International Studies INR Elective ELT

* FND Course Units are offered for 1st year students, while Elective Course Units (ELT) are for 2nd and 3rd year students.

Course Units and Codes

Each CU possesses its own identification code (subject code + unit code). For example, the subject code ECN indicates the Economics stream. The first two digits of the unit code indicate the year and the semester in which the course unit is offered. Ex. ECN 1101 is Elementary Micro Economics offered in the 1st semester of the 1st year. ECN 1202 is Elementary Macro Economics offered in the 2nd semester of the 1st year.

Demography | English| Economics| Geography | History | International Relations|Political Sc. & Pub. Policy| Sinhala| Sociology


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