Feb 25, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current] 
2020-2021 General Catalog [Current]

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 or department 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 Board 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 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: 12 semester-hour minimum within the major.
  • Major: 30 semester-hour minimum in a regent-approved discipline that is nationally classified by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Major (Education): 30 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 Board 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
ACEN Academic English
AERO Air Force
AGSC Agricultural Science
AMTA Aviation Maintenance Technician - Airframe
AMTG Aviation Maintenance Technician - General
AMTP Aviation Maintenance Technician - Powerplant
ANLY Business Analytics
ANTH Anthropology
APEX A.P.E.X. Events
ARTH Art History
AT Athletic Training
BA Business Administration
BIOL Biology
CCET CAD/CAM Engineering Technology
CHEM Chemistry
CHIN Chinese
CJ Criminal Justice
COMM Communication
CM Construction Management
CS Computer Science
CSIA Cyber Security and Information Assurance
CSIS Computer Science and Information Systems
CYBR Cybersecurity
DANC Dance
ECED Early Childhood Education
ECON Economics
EDPD Education and Professional Development
EDRG Education Reading
EDUC Education
EESL English as a Second Language Education
EET Electronics Engineering Technology
ELED Elementary Education
ENGL English
ENGR Engineering
ENTR Entrepreneurship
FESL Foundational English as a Second Language
FIN Finance
FLHD Family Life and Human Development
FREN French
GEO Geology
GEOG Geography
GERM German
GREK Greek
GS General Studies
HIST History
HONR Honors
HRHM Hotel, Resort, and Hospitality Management
HSS Humanities and Social Science
HU Humanities
INDS Interdisciplinary Studies
INFO Information and Society
IS Information Systems
KIN Kinesiology
LANG Language
LEGL Legal Studies
LM Library Media
MATH Mathematics
MGMT Management
MILS Military Science
MKTG Marketing
MUED Music Education
MUSC Music
NFS Nutrition and Food Science
NR Natural Resources
NURS Nursing
ORPT Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism
PADM Public Administration
PE Physical Education
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics
PILT Pilot Training
PLA Prior Learning Assessment
POLS Political Science
PSCI Physical Science
PSY Psychology
PVA Performing and Visual Arts
RANG Range Management
SCED Secondary Education
SCI Science
SOC Sociology
SOSC Social Science
SPAN Spanish
SPED Special Education
SST Shakespeare Studies
STCH Southwest Technical College
SUU Southern Utah University
TE Technology Education
TECH Technology
TESL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
THEA Theatre Arts
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