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At 05:38 PM 11/17/97 -0600, Bergen, Jane wrote:
>It's a U.S.-specific reference to the most instructions. In our
>universities and colleges, the beginning classes are numbered with 101,
>such as English 101, Mathematics 101, Biology 101. Actually, some
>schools do use other numbers, but the "101" is part of the American
>language and cultural schema.
Additionally, at some schools, the more advanced class, such as freshman chemistry for science majors, has a different number, such as Chem 120. So, the class numbered 101 would be the most basic class in the subject.
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