Dec 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


Course Description Notes

Northern Kentucky University has established abbreviations for its various disciplines. These abbreviations, which are printed next to the name of each discipline in the following course descriptions, should be used in preparing course schedules and at other times when referring to specific courses.

Following course titles in parenthesis is the number of semester hours of credit in the course. Listed below the course title are the number of classroom and lab/studio hours in the course, course prerequisites and co-requisites, and the semesters in which the course is taught.

Many courses satisfy NKU general education requirements under guidelines of the Kentucky Transfer Policy. If a particular course is approved for general education credit, a two-letter general education category designation follows the course title. The category for which the course is approved is listed in full beneath the course description. The general education category designations are:

OC – Oral Communication
WC – Written Communication
AH – Arts and Humanities
QR – Quantitative Reasoning
NS – Natural Sciences
SB – Social and Behavioral Sciences

Please refer to the General Education section of this catalog for complete information.

The university reserves the right to withdraw or modify courses of instruction at any time.

 

Finance

   •  FIN 305 Principles of Finance (3 credits)
   •  FIN 315 Financial Management (3 credits)
   •  FIN 345 Investment and Security Analysis (3 credits)
   •  FIN 355 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance (3 credits)
   •  FIN 365 Financial Markets and Institutions (3 credits)
   •  FIN 385 Financial Planning Process and Estate Planning (3 credits)
   •  FIN 392 Research Experience in Finance (0-3 credits)
   •  FIN 394 Topics: Finance (3 credits)
   •  FIN 396 Internship: Finance (1-3 credits)
   •  FIN 405 Derivative Securities (3 credits)
   •  FIN 415 International Finance (3 credits)
   •  FIN 425 Financial modeling and valuation (3 credits)
   •  FIN 435 Case Studies in Corporate Finance (3 credits)
   •  FIN 445 Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits (3 credits)
   •  FIN 450 Advanced Investment Analysis (3 credits)
   •  FIN 499 Independent Student in Finance (3 credits)

Financial Literacy

   •  FLC 101 Pathways to Financial Success - SB (3 credits)

French

   •  FRE 101 Elementary French I - AH (3 credits)
   •  FRE 102 Elementary French II (3 credits)
   •  FRE 201 Intermediate French I (3 credits)
   •  FRE 202 Intermediate French II (3 credits)
   •  FRE 304 French Composition and Conversation (3 credits)
   •  FRE 307 Introduction to French Translation (3 credits)
   •  FRE 310 French Culture and Society Today (3 credits)
   •  FRE 311 French Cultural History (3 credits)
   •  FRE 320 Survey of French Literature (3 credits)
   •  FRE 322 French Drama (3 credits)
   •  FRE 323 French Prose Fiction (3 credits)
   •  FRE 330 Studies in French Language Cinema (3 credits)
   •  FRE 340 Business French (3 credits)
   •  FRE 350 Methods of Teaching in French (3 credits)
   •  FRE 401 French Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 credits)
   •  FRE 402 Advanced French Grammar and Syntax (3 credits)
   •  FRE 480 Studies in French Culture (3 credits)
   •  FRE 481 Studies in French Literature (3 credits)
   •  FRE 499 Independent Study: French (1-3 credits)
   •  FRE 520 Readings: French (3 credits)

Geography

   •  GEO 100 Global Viewpoints on Geography and the Human Landscape - AH (3 credits)
   •  GEO 101 World Regional Geography (3 credits)
   •  GEO 108 Physical Geography - NS (3 credits)
   •  GEO 301 Geographical Processes in World Cities (3 credits)
   •  GEO 302 Cultural Geography (3 credits)
   •  GEO 303 Geographic Patterns of Economic Development (3 credits)
   •  GEO 304 Political Geography and Geopolitics (3 credits)
   •  GEO 306 Environmental Resource Management (3 credits)
   •  GEO 308 Dynamics of Weather and Climate (3 credits)
   •  GEO 309 Historical Geography of North America (3 credits)
   •  GEO 310 Geography of Population (3 credits)
   •  GEO 314 Maps and Map Interpretation (3 credits)
   •  GEO 330 Geography of Religion (3 credits)
   •  GEO 335 Geography Through Film, Art and Literature (3 credits)
   •  GEO 340 Sustainable Food Systems (3 credits)
   •  GEO 345 Geography of Natural Hazards (3 credits)
   •  GEO 389 Research and Career Development (3 credits)
   •  GEO 394 Topics: Geography (3 credits)
   •  GEO 402 Geography of Europe (3 credits)
   •  GEO 403 Geography of Africa (3 credits)
   •  GEO 406 Geography of Latin America (3 credits)
   •  GEO 409 Geography of North America (3 credits)
   •  GEO 410 Geography of East Asia (3 credits)
   •  GEO 412 Geography of South Asia and the Middle East (3 credits)
   •  GEO 415 Cartography (3 credits)
   •  GEO 418 Geographic Information Systems (4 credits)
   •  GEO 419 Remote Sensing of Environment (3 credits)
   •  GEO 492 Directed Research: Geography (1-3 credits)
   •  GEO 496 Internship: Geography (3-6 credits)
   •  GEO 499 Directed Readings: Geography (1-3 credits)
   •  GEO 502 Geography of Kentucky (3 credits)
   •  GEO 518 Geographic Information Analysis (3 credits)
   •  GEO 519 Advanced Remote Sensing (3 credits)
   •  GEO 522 Introduction to Historic Preservation (3 credits)
   •  GEO 540 Cultural Geography of Asia (3 credits)
   •  GEO 552 Spatial Data Bases (3 credits)
   •  GEO 592 Directed Research in Geography (1-3 credits)
   •  GEO 594 Special Topics Geography (1-3 credits)

Geology

   •  GLY 110 The Face of the Earth with Laboratory - SL (4 credits)
   •  GLY 115 History of the Earth (3 credits)
   •  GLY 120 This Dangerous Earth - NS (3 credits)
   •  GLY 120H This Dangerous Earth - NS (3 credits)
   •  GLY 120L This Dangerous Earth Laboratory (1 credit)
   •  GLY 125 Prehistoric Life - NS (3 credits)
   •  GLY 130 Geology of National Parks - NS (3 credits)
   •  GLY 150 Introduction to Field Paleontology (3 credits)
   •  GLY 292 Research Experience in Geology (0 credits)
   •  GLY 294 Topics: Geology (1-3 credits)
   •  GLY 315 Structural Geology with Laboratory (4 credits)
   •  GLY 316L Geologic Field Trip (1 credit)
   •  GLY 325 Geology of the Planets (3 credits)
   •  GLY 330 Geomorphology with Laboratory (4 credits)
   •  GLY 335 Earth Materials (4 credits)
   •  GLY 340 Introduction to Environmental Geoscience (3 credits)
   •  GLY 341 Soil Science (3 credits)
   •  GLY 350 Field Paleontology (3 credits)
   •  GLY 360 Introduction to Geophysics (4 credits)
   •  GLY 392 Directed Research: Geology (1-4 credits)
   •  GLY 394 Seminar: Geology (1 credit)
   •  GLY 396 Assistant: Undergraduate Laboratory (1-3 credits)
   •  GLY 397 Special Projects: Geology (1-4 credits)
   •  GLY 399 Readings: Geology (1-3 credits)
   •  GLY 402 Invertebrate Paleontology with Laboratory (4 credits)
 

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