For each course, the first description is the general description from the course catalogue. For many of the courses, additional descriptions are provided—they come from recent syllabi. (The descriptions, by the way, reflect the content of the courses, not the course requirements.) When you enroll in a course, there’s no guarantee that it will perfectly fit one of the descriptions from the relevant syllabi. Even so, those descriptions should give you a feel for what the course is about, what sort of readings it includes, and so on.
For specific courses offered in a specific semester see the Schedule of Classes at Student Central.
If you need additional information on the list of courses, please contact your advisor.
Shannon Kelley, email@example.com
Samantha Walters, firstname.lastname@example.org