Oct 17, 2021  
2018-2019 General Catalog 

Course Description Information


SUU’s Course Numbering System

Each course offered at Southern Utah University is assigned a unique number, indicating what type of course it is and what credits may be earned in the course. Throughout this catalog, courses are numbered as follows:

Course Number Course Level
0001-0999 Developmental courses, no graduation credit
1000-1999 Lower Division, intended for freshmen
2000-2999 Lower Division, intended for sophomores
3000-3999 Upper Division, intended for juniors
4000-4999 Upper Division, intended for seniors
5000-5999 Continuing Education
6000-6999 Advanced Graduate Courses
7000-7999 Advanced Graduate Courses

The course title is followed by the number of credit hours for the course.

Some courses carry variable credit. These are specified by either a hyphen or slash. Examples: A theatre arts listing (1-3) indicates that an amount of credit between 1 and 3 hours are available. A chemistry seminar listing (2/4/6) indicates that the course can be taken for 2, 4, or 6 hours credit. Variable laboratory hours are similarly listed.

Special credit is available through most departments for work completed through readings and conferences (4830, 6830), workshops or institutes (2920, 4920, and 6920), cooperative education (2840, 4840, and 6840), and 4890/5890/6890 internship sponsored by SUU. Consult the department chair for more information on these programs.

Note: TBA denotes “TO BE ARRANGED.” It is the student’s responsibility to contact the course instructor for more information.

Useful Definitions

The academic terms defined below are used throughout this catalog.

  • Area of Specialization (Education): 18 semester-hour minimum in a regent-approved discipline as approved by the Utah State Office of Education.
  • Co-requisite: A course that must be taken concurrently (in the same semester) as another course or requirement.
  • Course: A subject, or an instructional subdivision of a subject, offered through a single semester.
  • Composite teaching major: 47 semester-hour minimum in a field approved by the Utah State Office of Education.
  • Composite major: 52 semester-hour minimum in a discipline; no minor is required.
  • Credit: Indicates one (1) semester credit hour, representing approximately one hour of the student’s time each week in attendance in a class, lecture, or seminar per semester. (Could require up to three hours’ effort per week.)
  • Curriculum: An organized program of study arranged to provide a sequence of professional education.
  • Discipline: A branch of learning or field of study such as history, chemistry, or accounting.
  • Electives: Courses that students may choose to take, as contrasted with required courses.
  • Emphasis/Concentration: 12 semester-hour minimum within the major.
  • Major: 36 semester-hour minimum in a regent-approved discipline that is nationally classified by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Major (Education): 36 semester-hour minimum in a regent-approved discipline that is nationally classified by the U.S. Department of Education and is approved by the Utah State Office of Education.
  • Minor: 16 semester-hour minimum in a regent-approved discipline.
  • Option: A choice within a specialization as defined by a department.
  • Prerequisite: A course or other education requirement that must be completed prior to another course or before proceeding to more advanced study.
  • Semester: Approximately one-third of the academic year, either fall, spring, or summer.
  • Seminar: A small group of advanced students studying a subject under a faculty member’s supervision.
  • Track: A focus within a program.

Course Prefixes

The following course prefixes are in accordance with the Registrar’s classification system:

Prefix Discipline
AA Arts Administration
ACCT Accounting
AERO Air Force
AGSC Agricultural Science
AMTA Aviation Maintenance Technician - Airframe
AMTG Aviation Maintenance Technician - General
AMTP Aviation Maintenance Technician - Powerplant
ANTH Anthropology
ANLY Business Analytics
ARTH Art History
AT Athletic Training
BIS Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
BIOL Biology
BA Business Administration
CCET CAD/CAM Engineering Technology
CHEM Chemistry
CHIN Chinese
COMM Communication
CS Computer Science
CSIS Computer Science and Information Systems
CM Construction Management
CJ Criminal Justice
CSIA Cyber Security and Information Assurance
DANC Dance
ECED Early Childhood Education
ECON Economics
EDUC Education
EDGE Education Designed to Give Experience
EDRG Education Reading
EET Electronics Engineering Technology
ELED Elementary Education
ENGR Engineering
ENGL English
ESL English as a Second Language
EESL English as a Second Language Education
FLHD Family Life and Human Development
FIN Finance
FREN French
GEOG Geography
GEO Geology
GERM German
GOSC Graduate and Online School
GREK Greek
HIST History
HONR Honors
HRHM Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management
HSS Humanities and Social Science
HU Humanities
INTG Integrated Learning
IS Information Systems
LANG Language
LATN Latin
LEGL Legal Studies
LM Library Media
MGMT Management
MKTG Marketing
MATH Mathematics
MILS Military Science
MUSC Music
MUED Music Education
NR Natural Resources
NURS Nursing
NFS Nutrition and Food Science
ORPT Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism
PVA Performing and Visual Arts
PE Physical Education
PHIL Philosophy
PSCI Physical Science
PHYS Physics
PILT Pilot Training
POLS Political Science
PSY Psychology
PADM Public Administration
RANG Range Management
SCI Science
SCED Secondary Education
SST Shakespeare Studies
SOSC Social Science
SOC Sociology
SPAN Spanish
SPED Special Education
SUU Southern Utah University
TECH Technology
TE Technology Education
THEA Theatre Arts
UNIV University Studies
WGS Women and Gender Studies

University-Wide Course Numbers

The following course numbers are reserved for specific course types as listed below:

Course Type/Content Course Number(s)
Convocation 2010
Cooperative Education 2840, 4840, 6840
Internship 2890, 4890, 5890, 6890
Readings and Conferences 2830, 4830, 6830
Research - Graduate 6850
Research - Undergraduate 2850, 2990, 3990, 4850
Service Learning 2120
Workshops 2920, 4920, 5920, 6920