South College courses are numbered according to the general level of instruction. Although there are exceptional cases, most one thousand level courses are considered first year undergraduate courses and two thousand level courses are considered second year undergraduate courses. Courses numbered at the 3000-4000 levels are upper division undergraduate courses. Courses assigned numbers at the 5000 level are considered master’s level courses. Courses assigned numbers at the 6000 level are considered educational specialist or doctoral courses. Courses are assigned letters according to the department in which they are taught and are listed in alphabetical order.
Contact/Credit hours for each course are indicated by the four-digit code located to the right of the course title. The first number indicates the minimum number of hours in lecture per week for the length of the course; the second and third numbers indicate the minimum number of hours in lab/internship/clinical/practicum/student teaching/fieldwork per week for the length of the course; and the last number indicates the number of credit hours earned for successful course completion. Please note that hours per week in each category will be modified for instances where classes are scheduled for periods other than the full quarter. One credit hour is generally equivalent to a minimum of 10 in class hours lecture/instruction, 20 hours in class lab, 30 hours internship/clinical/practicum/student teaching, or a combination. See Academic Information section for credit hour definition.
The type of courses offered include the following:
- Onground Courses – A course in which all required course hours are delivered with instruction and interaction between the student and the instructor occurring in a physical classroom.
- Web-Enhanced Courses – A course in which most course hours are delivered with instruction and interaction between the student and instructor occurring in a physical classroom and a small number of course hours delivered using distance learning delivery to enhance the onground interaction. For example, for a course requiring 45 directed instruction hours, 40 hours would be completed onground and 5 hours online.
- Hybrid Courses – A course in which both the physical classroom and distance delivery are used to provide instruction and interaction between students and the instructor. For example, for a course requiring 45 directed instruction hours, 20 hours would be completed onground and 25 hours online.
- Online Courses (Distance Learning) – A course in which distance delivery is used to provide instruction and interaction between students and the instructor.
Academic offerings are subject to change at the discretion of the institution. Prerequisites may be waived with the dean’s/department chair’s permission.
South College reserves the right to cancel any scheduled class section if ten or fewer students are registered.