All academic courses approved for offering by Clayton State University as of press time for this catalog (Spring 2003) are listed below. Listing of a course here does not obligate the University to offer the course in any given semester or academic year. Additional courses may be added during the year and will be reflected on the Clayton State DUCK registration system (www.clayton.edu).
IMPORTANT NOTICE: It is the student's responsibility to be fully aware of the curricular requirements for his or her program of study. It is also the student's responsibility to be aware of and abide by the course description and any restrictions that may accompany the course.
Prerequisite. This means that a student may not enroll in a course until he or she has passed the listed course(s). In the course descriptions that follow, prerequisites marked (C) require a grade of C or K or better. Only the dean of a school or his or her designee may waive a prerequisite.
Corequisite. This means that a student must take both corequisite courses in the same semester (or short term). However, if a student makes an acceptable grade in one but not both of the corequisite courses, the student only has to re-take the course not satisfactorily completed.
Prerequisite or Corequisite. This means that the student may take the course(s) listed as "prerequisite or corequisite" either before or at the same time as the related course.
Absolute Corequisite. This means that both "absolute corequisite" courses must be taken at the same time even if one part has previously been satisfactorily completed.
Junior or Senior Standing. To enroll in courses limited by class standing, the student must have completed the requisite number of hours (numbered 1000 or higher) prior to enrolling in the course. Junior standing = 60 hours; Senior standing = 90 hours.
Other Restrictions. Some courses will have restrictions in addition to course prerequisites. They may include, but are not limited to, Learning Support, major, program admission, faculty or dean permission, etc. The student must abide by these restrictions.
Recommendations. Some course descriptions contain recommendations. These are not binding on the student, but they do reflect the faculty's advice about wise choices under usual circumstances.
Course Hours. The digits following each course refer to the weekly lecture (didactic) hours, weekly laboratory (practicum, clinical, intern) hours*, and total semester credit hours respectively. For example, a course listed as 2-3-3 would involve two hours per week of lecture and three hours per week in lab and would carry three hours of credit for the semester. Although online courses do not require actual presence in class (except on a limited basis), students should expect to spend an equivalent amount of time on task. See the Academic Information chapter for additional information on credit hours.
Course Numbers. In general, courses are numbered to reflect the stage at which they are most likely to be taken: 1000 (freshman), 2000 (sophomore), 3000 junior), and 4000 (senior). However, presuming that all prerequisites and restrictions have been met, any student may take courses at any level. Upper division courses cannot be used in Areas A-F of the Core Curriculum. (Courses numbered lower than 1000 are remedial in nature and do not count toward graduation, grade point, or hours accumulation.)
On Online Courses. Courses marked with the computer icon are available as distance learning courses offered online via the Internet (World Wide Web).* Most of these courses are also offered in the on-campus format. Not all courses marked with the icon will be available online every semester. Also, additional courses not marked by the icon at press time may become available by Internet during the academic year. Consult the Semester Schedule of Classes for specific courses. Each online course requires at least three on-campus sessions. These may include, but are not limited to, orientations, tests, examinations, and clinical and laboratory requirements.
Consult the Semester Schedule of Classes and the appropriate faculty member for details about specific courses.
Career Courses. The courses in some headings are identified as "career" courses. These courses do not normally count toward a baccalaureate degree (including as electives) except when they are included in the career block of a B.A.S. degree. Any exceptions to this rule must be approved in advance by the dean of the school/college of the student's major. (Note: Courses in Information Technology [e.g., ITFN and ITSK] are not career courses for purposes of this policy.)
Institutional Credit. Courses identified as "institutional credit only" do not count in the semester hours needed for graduation. Passing such courses may, however, sometimes be a requirement for graduation. Normally such courses do not transfer to other institutions, but the final decision on transferability rests with the receiving institution.