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    Saginaw Valley State University
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Special Courses


Each discipline in the University may offer one or more of the below courses, although most will not appear in the departmental course description section of the catalog that follows. The discipline prefix will appear in front of each number when it is listed in the Course Schedule.

190, 290, 390, 490 Special Topics (1-4) A departmental course in a subject area not currently listed in the catalog. A descriptive title will appear on the Course Schedule and the transcript. Prerequisites: As listed in the Course Schedule.
191, 291, 391, 491 Special Seminar (1-4) A departmental seminar in a subject area not currently listed in the catalog. A descriptive title will appear on the Course Schedule and the transcript. Prerequisites: As listed in the Course Schedule.
192, 292, 392, 492 Honors (1-4) A course approved by the Honors Committee in a subject area not currently listed in the catalog. A descriptive title will appear on the Course Schedule and the Transcript. Prerequisites: As listed in the Course Schedule and Honors Student Status; for other students with a 3.40 grade point average or higher, permission of the instructor.
193 College Success (1) This course is attached to select existing Basic Skills and General Education courses for the purpose of enhancing the success of first year college students. More detail can be found in the catalog section “Resources and Services for Students.”
393, 493 Directed Readings (1-3) An organized plan of readings in one or more aspects of the discipline. The student and instructor must agree on a plan of readings prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission, a 3.00 grade point average or higher, and a minimum of 12 credits in the discipline.
394, 494 Independent Research (1-4) An independent research project in the discipline by a student or a cooperative research project with a faculty member. The student and instructor must agree on a project before enrollment. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission, 3.00 grade point average or higher, and a minimum of 12 credits in the discipline.
395,495 Independent Lab/Studio (1-4) An independent research project in the discipline by a student; a cooperative research project with a faculty member or an advanced independent studio in a performing art. The student and instructor must agree on a project before enrollment. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission, 3.00 grade point average or higher and a minimum of 12 credits in the discipline.
396, 496 Field Studies (1-4) Applications of the discipline in off-campus locations. The student and instructor must agree on the project before enrollment. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission, 2.50 grade point average and a minimum of 12 credits in the discipline. May enroll only twice in one department.
497 Senior Project (1-4) An independent Senior project in the discipline. Prerequisite: Must be a Senior major in the discipline who has the instructor’s permission.
498 Honors Thesis (3) Preparation and completion of an Honors Thesis. May enroll twice, one for the preparation of the proposal and once for its completion. Prerequisite: Honors students status and permission of the Thesis Advisor.
RFS Roberts Fellows Seminars: RFS 397 - Philosophical/Historical Leaders (3)  RFS 398 - Contemporary Issues in Leadership (3) 

Some of the courses may be listed in the Course Schedule when offered. For others, it will be necessary to consult with the faculty and/or department chair before enrollment. Numbers 199, 299, 399 and 499 are reserved by the departments for selected topic courses that do not fit into the above categories.