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All University Courses: Undergraduate


Educational Tours

410-510. Educational Tours. (Name of dept. or program)
Tours taken under supervision of the university. Exact nature of course will be defined by the department involved and approved by the vice president for academic affairs. Considered residence credit. 1-6 Cr.

Experimental Courses

SCSU may decide to offer a number of new courses on an experimental basis.  These courses will not be listed in the course catalog.  Courses are listed in the semester class schedule and course descriptions are available from the Office of Academic Affairs (AS 209) and the appropriate department office.

Independent Study

199-499. Independent Study. (Name of dept. or program)
Offered at the discretion of departments, this program is intended for the very able, motivated student whose intellectual needs are partially served by serious independent study. Permission of instructor required. May be repeated. 1-3 Cr.

Internships

444. Internships
Internships are offered at the discretion of departments. Course number and number of credits are determined by the departments. Contact departmental offices for further information. 16 credits maximum in any one program. 1-16 Cr.

Short Courses

196. Short Courses. (Name of dept. or program)
Specific subjects selected to meet educational needs. Exact nature of course will be defined by the department. 1-3 Cr.

Special Problems

400. Special Problems. (Name of dept. or program)
A seminar or conference course for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the academic area. 1-3 Cr.

Television

488. (Name of dept. or program)
Exact nature of the course to be offered on television will be defined by the department. 1-3 Cr.

Workshops

495-595. Workshop. (Name of dept. or program)
Specific subjects selected to meet special educational needs, offered in a format different from the typical scheduled course. Exact nature of the course will be defined by the department. 1-3 Cr.

All University Courses: Graduate


Course Numbering System

Courses numbered at the 500- and 600-level may be used to satisfy requirements in the master's degree programs. A minimum of 50 percent of the student's approved program of study must be at the 600-level.

500-level courses

Graduate courses numbered 500 to 599 are double-numbered with courses in the 400 to 499 series and are open to graduate students. Courses at the 500 level concurrently offered with undergraduate courses will include additional graduate-level assignments, generally in the form of an advanced paper or project, additional reading assignments, and examinations.

600-level courses

Graduate courses at the 600 level are available to graduate students only. Undergraduate students may not register for or attend 600-level courses.

Credit by Arrangement — 501

Under certain circumstances, upper division courses (300- or 400-level) may be applied to master's degree requirements. To obtain approval, the student must submit a petition approved by the adviser to the graduate dean prior to registering for the course, if the course has not been approved on the proposed program of study.

An "Approval Form for Independent Study" approved by the professor, the department chairperson and the graduate dean is needed to register for the course. The student also must make arrangements to complete the special graduate requirements of the course.

Students who receive approval must register for (name of department or program) 501 (title of course). A maximum of six credits earned under the 501 course number may be applied to a master's degree program. This procedure is open only to students admitted to a graduate degree program.

Educational Tours — 510

Educational tours are taken under supervision of the University. The exact nature of the course is defined by the department or program involved, subject to approval of the administration. One to six credits.

Workshops — 588, 595 and 695

Workshops are of two types:

Continuing education 588

These workshops are designed to meet the needs of graduate students for continuing education or enrichment. Workshops numbered 588 may be included as a part of the graduate degree only with the specific approval of the adviser and the graduate dean. This approval may be obtained either by inclusion of the course at the time of program approval or through the petition process.

Established degree programs 595 and 695

These workshops are intended to support established degree programs and may be included on a student's approved program within the workshop limitations established for each program option. (See Workshop Limitation under Academic Policies).

Independent Study — 600

Independent Study is available for advanced students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration. May be repeated to a maximum of three credits. One to three credits.

Enrollment Continuation — 691

Intended for master’s students who have completed all required coursework for a graduate program, but are still working on a culminating project (thesis, starred paper, portfolio, or internship) or other program requirements. Credit: 1. Repeatable to 10 credits. Grading: no grade. Semesters to be offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Creative Work — 698

Students whose culminating experience is a creative work will use the course number 698 and their department's abbreviation (example: MUS) to register. Six credits. May be registered for in one to six credit blocks with approval of adviser. S/U grading is required.

Thesis — 699

Students whose culminating experience is a thesis will use the course number 699 and their department's abbreviation (example: HIST, IM) to register. Six credits. May be registered for in one to six credit blocks with approval of adviser. S/U grading is required.

Selected Topics -- 790-795

Under certain circumstances, master's only courses (600 level) may be applied to doctoral degree requirements. To obtain approval, the student must submit a petition approved by the adviser to the graduate dean prior to registering for the course, if the course has not been approved on the proposed program of study.

An "Approval Form for Individual Study" approved by the professor, the adviser, the department chairperson and the graduate dean is needed to register for the course. The student also must make arrangements to complete the special doctoral level requirements of the course.

Students who receive approval must register for (name of department or program) 790 - 795 (title of course). This procedure is open only to students admitted to a doctoral program. One to three credits. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Independent Study — 890

Independent study for doctoral students wishing to work out a special problem in the major area of concentration. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. One to three credits. May be repeated up to 6 credits.

Enrollment Continuation — 891

Intended for doctoral students who have completed all required coursework for a program, but are still working on the dissertation or doctoral field study. Credit: 1. Repeatable to 10 credits. Grading: no grade. Semesters to be offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Dissertation — 899

Guidance by the major adviser for dissertation writing, including preparation of the proposal, preliminary presentation to the committee, and final oral presentation to the committee. One to nine credits. 12 credits required for degree.





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