Jun 20, 2018  
2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II 
2016-2017 South University Academic Catalog Version II [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

South University courses are numbered according to the general level of instruction. Although there are exceptional cases, most courses numbered at the 1000 and 2000 levels are designed for freshmen and sophomore students; courses numbered at  the 3000 and 4000 levels are intended for junior and senior students. Developmental courses are designated by a 0099 course number. Courses are assigned letters by the department/major area in which they are taught and are listed in alphabetical order.

Academic offerings are subject to change at the discretion of the institution. Prerequisites can be waived with the permission of the Department Chair or Program Director. If no prerequisite is indicated, none is required.

South University reserves the right to cancel any scheduled class if 10 or fewer students are registered. Not all courses are offered at all campuses. Some courses are offered only through the online programs. Please contact the particular campus for current course availability.

Course descriptions describe the learning opportunities that are provided through the classroom and coursework. It is each student’s responsibility to participate in the activities that will lead to successfully meeting the learning outcomes.


Public Administration

   •  PUB2001 Introduction to Public Administration

Public Health

   •  PHE3001 Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Health
   •  PHE3025 Research Methods in Public Health
   •  PHE3040 Healthcare Law
   •  PHE3050 Public Health Policy
   •  PHE3070 Medical and Public Health Informatics
   •  PHE4015 Introduction to Global Health
   •  PHE4030 Foundation of Health Communication
   •  PHE4055 Public Health Planning and Evaluation
   •  PHE4070 Management and Administration of Public Health Systems
   •  PHE4095 Special Topics in Public Health
   •  PHE4120 Health Disparities and Minority Health
   •  PHE4200 Capstone in Public Health
   •  PHE5001 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
   •  PHE5005 Introduction to Health Services and Research
   •  PHE5010 Environmental and Occupational Health
   •  PHE5015 Principles of Epidemiology
   •  PHE5020 Biostatistical Methods
   •  PHE6201 Public Health Policy Research
   •  PHE6202 Program Planning and Evaluation
   •  PHE6203 Public Health Informatics
   •  PHE6210 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
   •  PHE6220 Evidence-based Public Health Practice
   •  PHE6250 Case Studies in Public Health
   •  PHE6402 Public Health Law and Ethics
   •  PHE6404 Grant and Contract Proposal Writing in Public Health
   •  PHE6980 Practicum in Public Health

Public Relations

   •  PRL2100 Introduction to Public Relations
   •  PRL2110 Writing for Public Relations
   •  PRL2150 Media Writing
   •  PRL3050 International Public Relations
   •  PRL3100 Research Methods for Public Relations
   •  PRL3110 Management for Communication Professionals
   •  PRL4100 Public Opinion and Political Communication
   •  PRL4110 Crisis Communication and Case Studies in Public Relations
   •  PRL4970 Public Relations Campaign and Strategies
   •  PRL5100 Public Relations Principles and Practices
   •  PRL5110 Building Relationships through E-Communications and Social Media
   •  PRL5120 Message Design and Digital Storytelling
   •  PRL5130 In and Out of Crisis: Reputation Creation and Management
   •  PRL6140 International Public Relations Management
   •  PRL6150 Media Relations Management
   •  PRL6170 Public Relations Research, Evaluations, and Strategies
   •  PRL6190 Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibilities
   •  PRL6290 Public Relations Planning and Campaign Management

Public Speaking

   •  SPC1026 Public Speaking


   •  REL1001 World Religions


   •  SOC1001 Introduction to Sociology
   •  SOC2010 Social Problems

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