Jun 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.

 

Honors

   •  HNR 321 Global Citizen in Society - SB (3 credits)
   •  HNR 330 Community and Humanity - AH/SB (3 credits)
   •  HNR 331 Global Citizen and Humanity - AH/SB (3 credits)
   •  HNR 394 Honors Special Topics (1-3 credits)
   •  HNR 395 Honors Study Abroad (3 credits)
   •  HNR 396 Honors Internship (1-3 credits)
   •  HNR 490 Honors Capstone in Major (0 credits)
   •  HNR 491 Honors Interdisciplinary Capstone (0-3 credits)

Human Resource Management

   •  HRM 300 Introduction to Labor-Management Relations (3 credits)
   •  HRM 301 Training and Employee Development (3 credits)
   •  HRM 302 Recruiting and Selecting Human Resources (3 credits)
   •  HRM 303 Employment Law (3 credits)
   •  HRM 304 Compensation and Benefits (3 credits)
   •  HRM 394 Topics: Human Resource Management (3 credits)
   •  HRM 396 Human Resource Management Internship (3 credits)
   •  HRM 480 Strategic Human Resources (3 credits)

Human Services/Mental Health

   •  HSR 100 Society and Human Services - SB (3 credits)
   •  HSR 101 Survey of the Helping Professions (3 credits)
   •  HSR 105 Helping Skills and Techniques for Human Service Professionals (3 credits)
   •  HSR 110 Activities Therapy (3 credits)
   •  HSR 205 Case Mgmt. Skills-Human Svc Professional (3 credits)
   •  HSR 300 Ethics & Issues in Human Svc Profession (3 credits)
   •  HSR 303 Multicultural Issues in Human Services (3 credits)
   •  HSR 304 Field Experience and Seminar (3 credits)
   •  HSR 305 Assmnt & Appraisal:Human Svcs/Sub Abuse (3 credits)
   •  HSR 312 Crisis Intervention (3 credits)
   •  HSR 314 Death, Dying, and Grief (3 credits)
   •  HSR 326 Behavior Problems of Children (3 credits)
   •  HSR 330 Rehabilitation & Disability (3 credits)
   •  HSR 340 Human Services and Substance Abuse (3 credits)
   •  HSR 400 At-Risk Populations in Human Services (3 credits)
   •  HSR 404 Advanced Field Experience and Seminar (3 credits)
   •  HSR 412 Leadership Skills for Small Groups (3 credits)
   •  HSR 416 Theories/Skills for Helping Professions (3 credits)
   •  HSR 430 Human Services Administration (3 credits)
   •  HSR 431 Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management (3 credits)
   •  HSR 494 Topics: Mental Health (3 credits)
   •  HSR 499 Independent Study (1-4 credits)
   •  HSR 500 Multicultural Family Work (3 credits)
   •  HSR 522 The Mindful Helping Professional (1-4 variable credits)
   •  HSR 526 Family Centered Interventions and Prac (3 credits)
   •  HSR 530 Substance Abuse and Process Addictions (3 credits)
   •  HSR 547 Children and Families in Health Care (3 credits)
   •  HSR 550 Substance Abuse Diagnosis & Treatment (3 credits)
   •  HSR 594 Selected Topics in Human Services (1-3 credits)

Informatics

   •  INF 110 Introduction to Application Development (3 credits)
   •  INF 120 Elementary Programming - NS (3 credits)
   •  INF 128 Principles of Informatics - SB (3 credits)
   •  INF 186 Media Web Coding (3 credits)
   •  INF 194 Topics: Informatics (1-3 credits)
   •  INF 282 Introduction to Databases (3 credits)
   •  INF 284 Introduction to Networks and Data Communication (3 credits)
   •  INF 286 Introduction to Web Development (3 credits)
   •  INF 294 Topics: Informatics (1-3 credits)
   •  INF 299 Introductory Independent Study (1-3 credits)
   •  INF 394 Intermediate Topics: Informatics (1-3 credits)
   •  INF 396 Informatics Practicum (1-3 credits)
   •  INF 399 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
   •  INF 494 Advanced Topics: Informatics (1-3 credits)
   •  INF 499 Advanced Independent Study (1-3 credits)
   •  INF 594 Graduate Topics: Informatics (1-3 credits)
   •  LIN 499 Independent Study: Library Informatics (1-3 credits)

Integrated Sciences

   •  SCI 100 SOAR Freshman Seminar I (2 credits)
   •  SCI 101 Introduction to STEM Careers (1 credit)
   •  SCI 110 Integrative Science - SL (4 credits)
   •  SCI 110H Honors Integrative Science - SL (4 credits)
   •  SCI 394 Topics: Integrative Science (1-3 credits)

Integrative Studies

   •  IST 185 Introduction to Integrative Studies - SB (3 credits)
   •  IST 394 Topics in Integrative Studies (3 credits)
   •  IST 397 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3 credits)
   •  IST 494 Seminar: Advanced Topics in Integrative Studies (3 credits)
   •  IST 496 Internship in Integrative Studies (3-15 credits)
   •  IST 497 Capstone in Integrative Studies (3 Credits)
   •  IST 499 Independent Study: Directed Readings (3 credits)
   •  IST 585 Introduction to Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies (3 credits)

International Orientation

   •  UNVI 101 International Orientation (1-3 credits)

International Programs Courses

   •  INTL 300 International Service Learning Experience (1-3 credits)

Italian

   •  ITA 101 Elementary Italian I - AH (3 credits)
   •  ITA 102 Elementary Italian II (3 credits)
   •  ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I (3 credits)
   •  ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II (3 credits)

Japanese

   •  JPN 101 Elementary Japanese I - AH (3 credits)
   •  JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II (3 credits)
   •  JPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (3 credits)
   •  JPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (3 credits)
   •  JPN 304 Japanese Composition and Conversation (3 credits)
   •  JPN 307 Introduction to Japanese Translation (3 credits)
   •  JPN 311 Japanese Cultural History (3 credits)
   •  JPN 325 Japanese Myth and Folklore (3 credits)
   •  JPN 340 Business Japanese (3 credits)
   •  JPN 350 Methods of Teaching Japanese (3 credits)
   •  JPN 380 Topics in Advanced Japanese (3 credits)
   •  JPN 401 Japanese Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 credits)
   •  JPN 402 Advanced Japanese Grammar and Syntax (3 credits)
   •  JPN 499 Independent Study: Japanese (1-3 credits)
   •  JPN 520 Readings in Japanese (3 credits)

Journalism

   •  JOU 110 Introduction to Mass Communication - SB (3 credits)
   •  JOU 220 News Writing (3 credits)
   •  JOU 230 News Reporting and Writing (3 credits)
   •  JOU 305 Science in the Media (3 credits)
 

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