Note: Current course lists are subject to change depending on course availability.
Course lists are for Study Abroad undergraduate students only. Study Abroad postgraduate students should contact the International Office for a list of courses available to study.
Important information to consider when choosing your courses
What course level should I choose?
USC students normally take 100 level courses in the first year of their program (degree).
Introductory courses provide a sound knowledge of essential areas, and are a foundation for studies within the discipline area.
Introductory courses are normally coded as 100-level courses (eg ENP101)
These courses normally do not require any prior knowledge in a discipline area and will usually not have prerequisites.
USC students normally undertake developing and graduate level courses in the second and third years of their program (degree).
Developing and Graduate level courses are normally coded as 200 or 300 level courses (eg SCS265 or MBT352).
200 level courses are normally undertaken in the second year of a program.
300 level courses are normally undertaken in the third and final year of a program.
Enrolment into these courses may be subject to your successful completion of other courses (prerequisites). However, even if a course coded at 200 or 300 level does not have a prerequisite it may be beneficial to have studied in the course's subject matter area in order to complete the course successfully.
Most USC undergraduate programs are three years in length, however some are four year programs.
400 level courses are developing and graduate courses, usually undertaken by USC students in their fourth year of study. Enrolment into these courses may be subject to your successful completion of other courses (prerequisites). However, even if a course coded at 400 level does not have a prerequisite, we would not recommend that you study it unless you have some prior knowledge in the course subject matter area.
What are course requisites?
Prerequisite courses are those that a student is required to complete prior to enrolling in another course.
Prerequisite courses are in place to ensure that a student enters a course with sufficient prior knowledge required to be successful in that course.
You may meet a prerequisite by successfully completing the prerequisite course at USC or by successfully completing equivalent or comparable courses at another institution.
A co-requisite course is a course that you have to take at the same time as or before another course.
If you have not studied at USC previously and are in the Study Abroad or Exchange Program, you will not be affected by anti-requisites.
An anti-requisite course is a USC course where there is sufficient overlap with the content of another USC course that a student is not permitted to undertake or receive credit for both courses.
What else should I consider?
You can enrol in four courses, however we would recommend that you choose more than this for approval, both by your home institution (if you are using the courses for credit transfer) and USC.
This is to take in to account such instances such as timetable clashes.
After you have spoken to your home institution about your course selection, you should include the courses you would like to study in your application form.
If you have additional courses you would like to study after you have submitted your application, you can email these through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have assessed your course choices, we will send you an email which outlines which courses you have been approved to study. This will also contain the dates you are able to enrol yourself in courses on USC Central.
You can study four courses in your Study Abroad semester. If your home institution allows, and you have this in writing from them, you may be able to study less than this.
If you choose to study less than four courses, note that the Study Abroad tuition fee remains the same.
The last day to add or swap courses for Semester 1 and 2 is the Friday of the second week of semester. This means you have the opportunity to swap to another course approved by USC and your home institution.
You should read the course outline of the courses you select carefully to consider if the outline, learning outcomes and assessment tasks align with your prior knowledge and study goals.
All courses should be approved by your home institution if you are receiving credit transfer for your studies completed at USC.
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For more information, contact the International Office.