Course Descriptions


This section of the catalog offers an alphabetical listing of undergraduate courses offered at Georgia Southern University, along with the college in which that course is taught. Undergraduate courses, in general, begin with a 1, 2, 3, or 4. Courses numbered "5000" are also undergraduate courses. Prerequisites, co-requisites and cross listings are noted at the end of each description.

Core Curriculum

Course titles preceded by a bullet are part of the Core Curriculum -- Areas A1 - E -- of the University System of Georgia. They are transferable within the University System and to most private institutions. Course titles not preceded by a bullet are designed for students who seek a major, minor, or emphasis in a specific program, and may or may not transfer to other institutions. Students should work closely with their advisors in selecting courses each semester, especially if a student is considering transferring or changing majors.

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.)

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 credit hours, 5-8 - Other 3 credit hour courses, 9 - variable)

The fourth digit indicates the sequence of the course.

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

A course number followed by an “S” indicates a Studies Abroad 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
APAN Applied Anthropology
ARAB Arabic
ARCH Archaeology
ARTG Art Graphic Design
ARTH Art History
ASTR Astronomy
BIOL Biology
BUSA Business Administration
CENG Civil Engineering
CHEM Chemistry
CHFD Child and Family Development
CHIN Chinese
CISM Computer Information Systems
CLAS College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
COED College of Education
COML Comparative Literature
COMM Communication Arts
COMS Communication Studies
COOP Cooperative Education
CRJU Criminal Justice
CSCI Computer Science
ECED Early Childhood Education
ECON Economics
EDSC Education Science
EDUC Curriculum
EDUF Educational Foundations
EENG Electrical Engineering
ENGL English
ENGR Engineering
ESED Early Childhood-Secondary Education
ESL English Second Language
EURO European Union
FACS Family and Consumer Science
FINC Finance
FMAD Fashion Merchandising/Apparel Design
FORL Foreign Language
FREN French
FYE First-Year Experience
GCM Graphic Communications Management
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GRMN German
GSU Georgia Southern University
HIST History
HLTH Health
HNRM Hotel and Restaurant Management
HUMN Humanities
IDS Interdisciplinary Studies
INDS Interior Design
INTS International Studies
IRSH Irish Studies
ISCI Science, Teaching and Learning
IT Information Technology
ITEC Instructional Technology Education
JAPN Japanese
KINS Kinesiology
LAST Latin American Studies
LATN Latin
LEAD Leadership
LING Linguistics
LOGT Logistics/Intermodal Transportation
LSTD Legal Studies
MATH Mathematics
MENG Mechanical Engineering
MFGE Manufacturing Engineering
MGED Middle Grades Education
MGNT Management
MKTG Marketing
MMFP Multimedia Film & Production
MMJ Multimedia Journalism
MSCI Military Science
MSED Middle Grades and Secondary Education
MUSA Applied Music
MUSC Music
MUSE Music Ensemble
NTFS Nutrition and Food Science
NURS Nursing
PBAD Public Administration
PHIL Philosophy
PHYS Physics
POLS Political Science
PRCA Public Relations
PSYC Psychology
PUBH Public Health
READ Reading
RECR Recreation
REDV Regional Economic Development
RELS Religious Studies
SCED Secondary Education
SMGT Sport Management
SOCI Sociology
SPAN Spanish
SPED Special Education
STAT Statistics
SUST Sustainability
TCGT General Technology
TCM Construction
TEET Electrical Engineering Technology
TENS Engineering Science
THEA Theatre
TMAE Applied Engineering
TMFG Manufacturing Technology
TSEC Safety and Environmental Technology
UHON University Honors
WBIT Web Information Technology
WGST Women's and Gender Studies
WRIT Writing
YORU Yoruba