Australia - University of the Sunshine Coast

Full Course Catalog

For a list of all available courses and course descriptions at your host university, visit: 

Full Course Catalog


Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies

IMPORTANT: Other GVSU students have studied abroad at this partner institution. The chart below reflects GVSU equivalencies they have received. If you are planning on taking a course listed below, it does not require a departmental evaluation. Courses listed on this chart are not guaranteed to be offered during your semester abroad. This is not a complete list of course options offered at this partner institution. For a full list of course options, see the link above.

ACCOUNTING

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

ACC 106 Accounting Principles

ACC 212 Principles of Financial Accounting

3 credits

Fall and Winter

ACC 320 Contemporary Accounting Issues

ACC 380 Special Topics in Accounting

3 Credits

Fall

ACC 210 Financial Accounting

ACC 330 International Accounting

3 Credits

Fall

ACC 310 Management Accounting

 ACC 213 Managerial Accounting OR ACC 380 Special Topics in Accounting

3 Credits

Winter

ART

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

DES 101 Elements of Design

ART 153 Foundations: Making and Meaning of Art and Design

3 credits

Winter

BIOLOGY

Host University Courses 

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

ANM 100 Animal Ecology Field Course

BIO 480 Special Topics in Biology

3 Credits

Winter

ENS 282 Coastal and Marine Ecology

BIO 370 Marine Biology -or- BIO 380 Special Topics in Biology

Also Available: GPY 380

3 credits

Winter

ENS 213 Invertebrate Biology and Ecology

BIO 232 Natural History of Invertebrates

3 Credits

Winter

ENS 120 Introduction to Enviornmental Management

BIO 105 Environmental Science

3 credits

Winter

ANM 104 Marine Vertebrates: Sharks, Seabirds, Fish, Turtles and Whales

BIO 280 Special Topics in Biology

3 Credits

Fall

ENS 221 Plant Diversity and Ecology

BIO 243 Plant Identification and Natural History -or- BIO 380 Special Topics in Biology

3 credits

Fall

ENS 222 Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and Ecology

BIO 222 Natural History of the Vertebrates -or- BIO 380 Special Topics in Biology

3 credits

Fall

ENS 316 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

BIO 308 Wildlife Ecology

3 Credits

Fall

BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

PUB 252 Health Promotion Assessment and Planning 

BMS 223 Public Health Concepts

3 credits

Winter

LFS 122 Human Anatomy 

BMS 208 Human Anatomy 

3 Credits

Fall

LFS 261 Microbiology

BMS 212 Introductory Microbiology

3 credits

Winter

SPX 231 Motor Control and Learning

BMS 415 Nutrition and Physical Performance

Also Available: MOV 310 Motor Skill Development

3 credits

Fall

LFS 303 Pathophysiology

BMS 310 Basic Pathophysiology

3 credits

Winter

SCI 110 Science Research Methods

BMS 301 Introduction to Research

3 credits

Fall and Winter

SPX 352 Sports Nutrition

BMS 415 Nutrition and Physical Performance

3 Credits

 

BUSINESS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

BUS 320 Business, Governance and Society

BUS 380 Special Topics in Business

3 credits

Fall and Winter

BUS 203 Business Law

BUS 201 Legal Environment for Business

3 Credits

Fall and Winter

BUS 104 Discovering Management

BUS 180 Special Topics in Business

OR

MGT 331 Managing People and Organizations

3 credits

Fall and Winter

BUS 102 Economics for Business

BUS 180 Special Topics in Business

3 credits

Fall and Winter

BUS 108 Information Systems in Organizations

BUS 180 Special Topics in Business

3 Credits

Fall and Winter

ENT 221 Venture Growth and Innovation

BUS 380 Special Topics in Business

3 credits

Fall

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

ICT 112 Programming Fundamentals

CIS 161 Computational Science

3 Credits

Winter

COMMUNICATIONS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

CMN 276 Social Media

COM 371 Media and Society

3 credits

Winter

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

CRM201 Criminal Profiling & Intelligence

CJ 280 Special Topics

3 Credits

 

CRM308 Diversity, Crime and Justice

CJ 380 Special Topics

3 Credits

 

JST 101 Justice & the Australian Legal System

CJ 380 Special Topics in Criminal Justice

3 credits

Fall and Winter

CRM302 Youth Justice & Restorative Justice

CJ 380 Special Topics

3 Credits

 

CRM203 Homicide, Investigations & Forensic Science

CJ 280 Special Topics

3 Credits

 

ENGLISH

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

EGL 120 The 'English' Tradition: An Introduction to Literary Studies

ENG 105 Literatures in English

3 credits

Winter

ECONOMICS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

BUS 202 Applied Macroeconomics

ECO 313 Applied Macroeconomics

3 Credits

Fall

BUS 201 Applied Microeconomics

ECO 312 Applied Microeconomics

3 Credits

Winter

BUS 305 Econometrics

ECO 400 Econometrics and Forecasting

3 Credits

Fall

ENS 300 Environmental and Resource Economics

ECO 345 Environmental and Resource Economics

3 Credits

Winter

BUS 303 Money and Banking

ECO 414 Money and Banking

3 Credits

Winter

IBS 221 Trade and Finance in a Global Economy

ECO 369 International Economic Issues

3 Credits

Fall

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

ENT 211 Igniting Entrepreneurial Talent

ENT 151 New Venture Feasibility

3 Credits

Winter

FINANCE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

ACC 211 Business Finance

FIN 320 Managerial Finance

3 Credits

Winter

FIN 310 Investment Analysis

FIN 321 Investments

3 Credits

Winter

GEOGRAPHY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

ENS 282 Coastal and Marine Ecology

GPY 380 Special Topics in Geography

Also Available: BIO 370 Marine Biology -or- BIO 380 Special Topics in Biology

3 credits

Winter

ENS 253 Geographic Information Science and Technology

GPY 307 Intro to Computer Mapping and Geographic Info Systems

Also Available: NRM 395 GIS Applications in Resource Management

3 credits

Winter

GEO 201 Hydrology and Geomorphology

GPY 380 Special Topics in Geography

3 credits

Winter

SCS 130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

GPY 380 Special Topics in Geography

Also Available: HST 380, SOC 380

3 Credits

Fall and Winter

GEOLOGY

Host University Course

GVSU Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

GEO 100 Changing Planet Earth

GEO 111 Exploring the Earth

4 Credits

Winter

HISTORY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

HIS 140 Global Citizens: A History of Humanity

HST 101 Introduction to World Civilizations

3 Credits

Fall

SCS 130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

HST 380 Special Topics in History

Also Available: GPY 380, SOC 380

3 Credits

Fall and Winter

HIS 201 The Uses and Abuses of History

HST 380 Special Topics in History

3 Credits

Winter

HIS 100 What Makes Australia? History of Australian Popular Culture: The Twentieth Century and Beyond

HST 380 Special Topics in History

3 Credits

Winter

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Host University Courses

GVSU Equivalent

Credits

Semester

INT 102: Global Environmental Politics = IR 380 Special Topics in International Relations

IR 380 Special Topics in International Relations

3 Credits

Fall

SCS 130: Introduction to Indigenous Australia

IR 380 Special Topics in International Relations

3 Credits

 

INT 257: International Security

PLS 311 – International Conflict and Conflict Resolution

3 Credits

 

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

Host University Courses

GVSU Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

TSM 200 Creating and Managing Event Experiences

HTM 240 Introduction to Meeting and Event Management

3 Credits

Fall

TSM 313 The Innovation and Technology Effect in TLEM

HTM 380 Special Topics in HTM

3 Credits

Winter

TSM 315 Running Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions

HTM 253 Convention Sales and Service

3 Credits

Fall

TSM 223 Sustainable Tourism, Leisure, and Event Management

HTM 368 Geotourism

3 Credits 

Fall

TSM 102 The World of Tourism, Leisure and Events

HTM 380 Special Topics in HTM

3 Credits

Winter

MANAGEMENT

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

IBS 220 Cross Cultural Management

MGT 355 The Diversified Workplace

3 credits

Fall

BUS 104 Discovering Management

MGT 331 Concepts of Management

OR

BUS 180 Special Topics in Business

 

3 credits

Fall and Winter

HRM 311 Enabling Team Synergy and Performance

MGT 380 Special topics in Management

3 credits

Winter

IBS 210 Introduction to International Business

MGT 303 Introduction to International Business

3 credits

Winter

HRM 211 Leadership for Organisations

MGT 333 Human Resource Management OR MGT 429 Staffing and Development

3 credits

Winter

HRM312 Learning & Development

MGT 380 Special topics in Management

3 credits

Winter

HRM 210 Managing Human Resources

MGT 333 Human Resource Management

3 credits

Winter

MGT 310 Managing the Small Business

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management -or- MGT 436 Small Business Management

3 credits

Winter

HRM 220 Managing Workplace Relations

MGT 380 Special topics in Management

3 credits

Fall

MGT 325 Managing Quality

MGT 363 Managing Quality

3 Credits

Fall

HRM 321 Organizational Change and Agility

MGT 430 Organizational Development

3 credits

Fall

ICT 352 Project Management

MGT 380 Special Topics in Management

3 Credits

Winter

BUS 211 Strategic Management

MGT 380 Special topics in Management

3 credits

Fall

MGT 326 Supply Chain Management

MGT 337 Supply Chain Management

3 Credits

Fall

MARKETING

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

MKG 322 Building and Managing Brands

MKT 425 Brand Management

3 Credits

Winter

MKG 210 Consumer Behavior

MKT 351 Consumer Behavior

3 credits

Winter

IBS 310 International Marketing

MKT 359 Multinational Marketing

3 credits

Winter

IBS 320 Managing Global Logistics

MKT 355 International Logistics

3 Credits

Fall

MKG 220 Marketing Communications

MKT 380 Special Topics in Marketing

3 credits

Fall

BUS 105 Marketing Essentials

MKT 350 Marketing Management

3 Credits

Fall and Winter

MKG 324 Marketing Futures

MKT 380 Special Topics in Marketing

3 Credits

Fall

MKG 222 Marketing for Social Change

MKT 380 Special Topics in Marketing

3 Credits

Fall

MKG 211 Services Marketing

MKT 380 Special Topics in Marketing

3 credits

Winter

MKG 221 Sports Marketing

MKT 361 Sports Marketing

3 Credits

Winter

MOVEMENT SCIENCE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

SPX 301 Exercise in Cardiorespiratory and Metabolic Health

MOV 480 Special Topics in Movement Science

Also Available: BMS 415

3 credits

Fall

SPX 201 Functional Anatomy

MOV 300 Kinesiology

3 credits

Winter

SPX 231 Motor Control & Learning

MOV 310 Motor Skill Development

3 credits

Fall

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

ENS 253 Geographic information Scence and Technology

NRM 395 GIS Applications in Resource Management

Also Available: GPY 307 Intro to Computer Mapping and Geographic Info Systems

3 credits

Winter

ENS 242 Weather and Climate

NRM 140 The Climactic Factor

3 credits

Fall

PHOTOGRAPHY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

DES 103 Fundamentals of Photography

CPH 380 Special Topics in Photography

3 Credits

Winter

DES 204 Photographic Narratives

PHO 272 Digital Photography I

3 Credits

Winter

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

SPX 221 Introduction to Sports Medicine

PED 217 Modern Principles of Athletic Training

3 credits

Winter

PHYSICS

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

SCI 107 Physics

PHY 200 Physics for the Life Sciences

4 credits

Winter

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

INT 250 Forces of Change in International Politics

PLS 211 International Relations

3 credits

Winter

INT102: Global Environmental Politics

PLS 180 Special Topics in Political Science

3 Credits

Fall

INT 257: International Security

PLS 311 International Conflict

3 Credits

Fall

INT 245 Politics of the USA

PLS 102 American Government and Politics

3 credits

Winter

INT 274: Politics and Security in East Asia

PLS 380 Special Topics in Political Science

3 Credits

Fall

PSYCHOLOGY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology B

PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

3 credits

Fall

PSY 203 Introduction to Human Development

PSY 364 Life Span Developmental Psychology

3 credits

Winter

PSY 204 Social Psychology

PSY 360 Social Psychology

3 credits

Fall

PSY 205 Motivation and Emotion

PSY 380 Special Topics in Psychology

3 credits

Fall

SOCIOLOGY

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

SCS 201 International Community Development and Global Justice

SOC 385 Social Class Inequality

3 credits

Winter

Introduction to Criminology

SOC 251Criminology

3 Credits

Winter

SCS 130 Introduction to Indigenous Australia

SOC 380 Special Topics in Sociology

Also Available: GPY 380, HST 380

3 credits

Fall and Winter

SCS 230 Understanding Society: An Introduction to Social Theory

SOC 204 Introduction to Social Theory

3 credits

Winter

HS 100 What Makes Australia!: History of Australian Pop Culture: The 20th Century and Beyond

SOC 380 Special Topics in Sociology

3 Credits

Winter

SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Host University Courses

GVSU Course Equivalencies

GVSU Credits

Semester

SPX 102 Introduction to Coaching Science

SPM 180 Special Topics in Sport Management

3 Credits

Fall



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