Course Numbering for All-University Courses

Definition of All-University courses
These courses may be taken by students anywhere in the University, in any college at any level, subject to the approval of the cooperating professor, department chairperson and dean. Every school and college has the option to insert these all-university courses into their curriculum listings. Students are advised to check with their faculty advisors and the dean of their college prior to registering for an all-university course to be sure that the course will be accepted toward the completion of required courses for graduation.

The following All-University courses are for the stated purpose as described below. They are not intended to be used as a means of offering any other kind of formal course.

Please keep in mind that there is no variation allowed in the set-up of these courses.

A-F is the grading option for all-university numbered courses, and the grading option cannot be changed (e.g., Pass/Fail for individual class offerings).

1. Selected Types of Courses

  • selected topics
  • experience credit
  • independent study
  • international course
  • honors capstone project

2. Course Numbering for All-University Courses

The following is the course numbering system for all-university courses which, along with the departmental subject, constitutes an integral part of the course description:

Type of Course Lower Division Upper Division First Year Graduate Advanced Graduate
Selected Topics 200 400 600 900
Experience Credit 270 470 670 970
International Course 280 480 680 980
Independent Study 290 490 690 990

The 100, 300, 500, 700, 800 series may also be used for all-university courses.

2A. Selected Topics:all selected topics end in 00

[Subject] [No.] Selected Topics: [may have variable title] (must be offered for 1-6 credits without exception)

Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester. *

Two Semester Rules for Selected Topics: *Any course offered twice as selected topics must be “regularized” as a new course before it can be offered again. (Senate action, 9/21/77)

2B. Experience Credit
[Subject] [No.] Experience Credit [No variation in title allowed] (1-6 credits)

Participation in a discipline or subject related experience. Student must be evaluated by written or oral reports or an examination. Permission in advance with the consent of the department chairperson, instructor, and dean. Limited to those in good academic standing.

2C. Independent Study
[Subject] [No.] Independent Study [No variation in title allowed] (1-6 credits)

Exploration of a problem, or problems, in depth. Individual independent study upon a plan submitted by the student. Admission by consent of supervising instructor(s) and the department.

2D. International Course*
[Subject] [No.] [Title and Name of Institution] (1-12 credits)

Offered through SUAbroad by educational institution outside the United States. Student registers for the course at the foreign institution and is graded according to that institution’s practice. SUAbroad works with the S.U. academic department to assign the appropriate course level, title, and grade for the student’s transcript.

*All courses offered under this (280/480/680) rubric should originate from the sponsoring department and not from the SUAbroad office.

  • Course numbers ending in -80 may not be used for main or branch campus courses.

2E. Honors Capstone Project (1-3 credits)
The 499 number is used as needed by all departments in the University. Students sign up for the Honors Capstone Project by completing a Request for Independent Study form, which can be obtained from the Renee Crown University Honors Program Office, 306 Bowne Hall.

  • The grading option associated with the Honors Capstone course is A-F&V (variable length).

School of Education Workshop Courses
EDU 660 Field Workshop (3-6) EDU 760 Workshop in Education (1-6) Opportunity for experienced teachers and administrators at the elementary and secondary school levels to work in their own schools or on campus on a particular problem or improvement of their programs. Each workshop has a central theme.