Course Descriptions


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. (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.

College Abbreviations

CHHS College of Health and Human Sciences
CEIT Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology
CLASS College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
COBA College of Business Administration
COE College of Education
COPH Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
COSM College of Science and Mathematics
VPAA Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs
Interdisciplinary Courses offered by more than one department and/or college

Course Prefixes

AAST Africana Studies
ACCT Accounting
ANTH Anthropology
ARTH Art History
BIOL Biology
BIOS Biostatistics
BUSA Business Administration
CHBE Community Health: Behavior and Education
CHEM Chemistry
CHFD Child and Family Development
CISM Computer Information Systems
COHE Community Health Education
COML Comparative Literature
COUN Counseling Education
CSCI Computer Science
ECED Early Childhood Education
ECON Economics
EDAT Accomplished Teaching
EDLD Educational Leadership
EDSC Education Science
EDUC Curriculum
EDUF Educational Foundations
EDUR Educational Research
EENG Electrical Engineering
EMBA Executive MBA Consortium
ENGL English
ENVH Environmental Health Sciences
EPID Epidemiology
ESED Early Childhood-Secondary Education
ESPY School Psychology
FINC Finance
FORL Foreign Language
FRCT Curriculum Theory
FREC Early Childhood
FREN French
FRER Educational Research
FRIT Instructional Technology
FRLT Educational Foundations
FRMS Middle and Secondary Education
GCM Graphic Communications Management
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
HIST History
HLTH Health
HSPM Health Services Policy Management
INTS International Studies
IRSH Irish Studies
IT Information Technology
ITEC Instructional Technology Education
KINS Kinesiology
LAST Latin American Studies
LING Linguistics
LOGT Logistics/Intermodal Transportation
LSTD Legal Studies
MATH Mathematics
MENG Mechanical Engineering
MGED Middle Grades Education
MGNT Management
MKTG Marketing
MSED Middle Grades and Secondary Education
MUSA Applied Music
MUSC Music
MUSE Music Ensemble
NTFS Nutrition and Food Science
NURS Nursing
PBAD Public Administration
PBIS Positive Behavior Intervention Support
PHIL Philosophy
PHLD Public Health Leadership
PHYS Physics
POLS Political Science
PSYC Psychology
PUBH Public Health
READ Reading
RECR Recreation
RELS Religious Studies
SCED Secondary Education
SMGT Sport Management
SOCI Sociology
SPAN Spanish
SPED Special Education
STAT Statistics
TCET Civil Engineering Technology
TCLD Teaching Culturally Linguistically Diverse Students
TFG Technology Fort Gordon
THEA Theatre
TMAE Applied Engineering
TMFG Manufacturing Technology
TSEC Safety and Environmental Technology
WBUS Web Business
WGST Women's and Gender Studies
WLST Web Legal Studies
WMAC Web Accounting
WMBA WebMBA Consortium
WRIT Writing