I start first with subject analysis and then move into controlled vocabularies and subject heading assignment and construction (LCSH) and then classification.
As for the order of the chapters in the textbook--don't really follow that sequentially. I assign chapters according to how my syllabus is set up. 
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I am really intrigued by this difference in cataloging course 
structure. I never realized before that (the previous to 10th ed of) 
Wynar was set up to teach classification before subject headings. My 
colleague at Illinois does this, too, and I can't quite get my mind 
around it. What is the idea behind it?

Does anyone else teach the units of basic cat & class in a 
"different"order (i.e., different from those in textbooks like Chan 
or Wynar/Taylor)?