Course Descriptions

Introduction

This section of the catalog offers an alphabetical listing of graduate courses offered at Georgia Southern University, along with the college in which that course is taught.  Prerequisites, Corequisites, and Cross Listings are noted at the end of each description.  Graduate courses, in general, begin with a 6, 7, 8, or 9.  Courses numbered "5000" followed by a "G" are also graduate courses.  (See “Course Numbering” below).

Course Numbering System

In general, the first digit of the course corresponds to the level of the class. (1- Freshman, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior, 5 - dual Undergraduate/Graduate, 6 - Lower Division Graduate, 7 - Upper Division Graduate, 8 - Upper Division Graduate, 9 - Doctoral Level Graduate.)

The second digit in the course number indicates the course type.  (1-5 - Traditional course format/Example:  Lecture and Lab, 6 - Seminar, 7 - Internships and Practica, 8 - Independent Study, 9 - Research, 0 - Topics courses)

The third digit indicates the credit hours. (0-4 - Actual number of hours, 5-8 - Other 3 hour courses, 9 - variable)

The fourth digit indicates the sequence of the course.

A course number followed by a “G” indicates a Graduate course.

A course number followed by a “H” indicates a Honors course.

A course number followed by an “S” indicates a Studies Abroad course.

College Abbreviations

CHHSCollege of Health and Human Sciences
CEITAllen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology
CLASSCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
COBACollege of Business Administration
COECollege of Education
COPHJiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
COSMCollege of Science and Mathematics
VPAAOffice of Vice President for Academic Affairs
InterdisciplinaryCourses offered by more than one department and/or college

Course Prefixes

AASTAfricana Studies
ACCTAccounting
AMSTAmerican Studies
ANTHAnthropology
ARTArt
ARTHArt History
BIOLBiology
BIOSBiostatistics
BUSABusiness Administration
CHBECommunity Health: Behavior and Education
CHEMChemistry
CHFDChild and Family Development
CISMComputer Information Systems
COHECommunity Health Education
COMLComparative Literature
COUNCounseling Education
CSCIComputer Science
ECEDEarly Childhood Education
ECONEconomics
EDATAccomplished Teaching
EDLDEducational Leadership
EDSCEducation Science
EDUCCurriculum
EDUFEducational Foundations
EDUREducational Research
EENGElectrical Engineering
EMBAExecutive MBA Consortium
ENGLEnglish
ENVHEnvironmental Health Sciences
EPIDEpidemiology
ESEDEarly Childhood-Secondary Education
ESPYSchool Psychology
FINCFinance
FORLForeign Language
FRCTCurriculum Theory
FRECEarly Childhood
FRENFrench
FREREducational Research
FRITInstructional Technology
FRLTEducational Foundations
FRMSMiddle and Secondary Education
GCMGraphic Communications Management
GEOGGeography
GEOLGeology
HISTHistory
HLTHHealth
HSPMHealth Services Policy Management
INTSInternational Studies
IRSHIrish Studies
ITInformation Technology
ITECInstructional Technology Education
KINSKinesiology
LASTLatin American Studies
LINGLinguistics
LOGTLogistics/Intermodal Transportation
LSTDLegal Studies
MATHMathematics
MENGMechanical Engineering
MGEDMiddle Grades Education
MGNTManagement
MKTGMarketing
MSEDMiddle Grades and Secondary Education
MUSAApplied Music
MUSCMusic
MUSEMusic Ensemble
NTFSNutrition and Food Science
NURSNursing
PBADPublic Administration
PHILPhilosophy
PHLDPublic Health Leadership
PHYSPhysics
POLSPolitical Science
PSYCPsychology
PUBHPublic Health
READReading
RECRRecreation
RELSReligious Studies
SCEDSecondary Education
SMGTSport Management
SOCISociology
SPANSpanish
SPEDSpecial Education
STATStatistics
TCETCivil Engineering Technology
TFGTechnology Fort Gordon
THEATheatre
TMAEApplied Engineering
TMFGManufacturing Technology
TSECSafety and Environmental Technology
WBUSWeb Business
WGSTWomen's and Gender Studies
WLSTWeb Legal Studies
WMACWeb Accounting
WMBAWebMBA Consortium
WRITWriting