Graduate Bulletin Course Description Introduction
Course descriptions are listed (in this section) in alphabetical order by curricular subject abbreviations. Graduate courses are those numbered from 500 through 899. All numbers below 500 are for undergraduate credit.
Interpreting Course Descriptions
This document will help you understand the various codes used in the course descriptions.
A typical course description appears like this:
SCOUN 786 Counseling Process Laboratory
The three digits of the course codes refer to the course level. Graduate courses are numbered from 500 to 899. The 100 through 400 series are undergraduate courses.
UW-Stout defines a credit hour as an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that reasonably approximates:  At least 750 minutes of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of 1,500 minutes of out-of-class student work for one semester credit hour, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time (e.g. compressed courses); or  At least an equivalent amount of work as required in part one  of this definition for other academic activities as established by UW-Stout, including distance education, online, hybrid, or other indirect faculty instruction, laboratory work, internships, co-op experiences, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours. This definition of the semester credit hour applies to all academic credit bearing activities at all levels (graduate and undergraduate). In order to receive a degree, you must not only gain the required number of credits in the program you are pursuing, but also must attain a certain standard of scholarship. (See also “Suspension and Probation.”)