2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]
New for the 2019-2020 Catalog
Changes to General Education
New Courses & Course Changes
- As part of their new admissions and graduation requirements, the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business streamlined prerequisites and registration restrictions on many of their undergraduate courses. The Master of Business Administration programs also renamed and added courses as part of its degree overhaul.
- The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development updated semesters offered, descriptions, titles, prerequisites, and more on many EDUC, EESL, EDRG, SCED, and SPED undergraduate and graduate courses, and took ownership of many courses that were formerly under the GOSC and IELE/IELP prefixes. The Department of Kinesiology and Outdoor Recreation added minimum grades to prerequisites on their undergraduate upper-division PE courses. New courses were added at the undergraduate and graduate levels to support new programs and expand options for students.
- In the College of Humanities and Social Sciences , the Spanish program also added minimum grades to prerequisites in their courses. The Master of Public Administration updated semesters offered and registration restrictions on almost all of their courses. Several other departments added 1-2 new courses each, in areas like communication, criminal justice, sociology, and psychology.
- The Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering updated many courses with different semesters offered, changed prerequisites, and descriptions, especially in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems and the Department of Engineering and Technology . A handful of new courses are now available in nutrition, engineering, chemistry, math, and agriculture.
- The College of Performing and Visual Arts ’s Department of Art and Design updated their course information with prerequisite minimum grades and some title changes. New courses were added to support the photography and ceramics programs as well. Music added new courses for undergraduate music education and the Master of Music in Music Technology graduate degrees. The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance created new courses to enhance the opportunities for Musical Theatre emphasis students.
- The College of Aerospace Sciences and Technology rebranded many old GOSC courses under the new INDS prefix, as well as developed several new courses to support the Master of Interdisciplinary Studies degree, including eight (8) graduate-level aviation courses. Working with the Confucius Institute, the school also developed 20 new IELG courses to support Chinese-language learning in the Iron County community.
- Nine (9) new prefixes were created: EDPD (Education and Professional Development), ENTR (Entrepreneurship), GS (General Studies), INDS (Interdisciplinary Studies), INFO (Information and Society), PLA (Prior Learning Assessment), SIEL (School of Integrative and Engaged Learning), STCH (Southwest Technical College), and TESL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
- The EDGE Program has been removed as a graduation requirement for all bachelor’s degrees.
- Fifteen programs underwent name changes, including many programs in the Department of Engineering and Technology and College of Performing and Visual Arts .
- The AACSB-accredited programs in the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business have new admission and updated graduation requirements: Accounting (B.A., B.S.) , Finance (B.A., B.S.) , Management (B.A., B.S.) , and Marketing (B.A., B.S.) .
- The Elementary Education (B.A., B.S.) , Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) , Master of Business Administration , Studio Arts - Photography Emphasis (B.F.A.) , Photography (Minor) , Secondary Education Licensure , and Special Education Alternate Route to Licensure Program programs underwent significant changes in course content and requirements.
- The Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (M.I.S.) added several new learning blocks and restructured its core requirements.
- Approximately 100 other programs were updated, including the A.A.S. programs with reduced General Education requirements.