Dec 14, 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.

 

Music

   •  MUSM 261 Applied Methods and Materials: Brass (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 262 Applied Methods and Materials: Woodwinds (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 263 Applied Methods and Materials: Strings (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 264 Applied Methods and Materials: Percussion (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 271 Group Jazz Piano I (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 272 Group Jazz Piano II (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 273 Jazz Improvisation I (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 274 Jazz Improvisation II (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 296 Piano Proficiency (0 credits)
   •  MUSM 305 Ensemble Accompanying (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 309 Introduction to Music Education (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 311 Form and Analysis (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 312 Computer Applications for Musicians (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 313 Orchestration (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 315 Materials and Techniques of Music Composition (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 316 Counterpoint (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 331 Keyboard Literature I (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 332 Keyboard Literature II (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 335 Piano Pedagogy III (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 336 Piano Pedagogy IV (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 341 Vocal Literature (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 342 Choral Literature (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 343 Opera Literature (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 344 Lyric Diction I (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 345 Lyric Diction II (1 credit)
   •  MUSM 360 General and Vocal Music P-8 (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 361 Choral Methods I (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 362 Choral Methods II (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 363 Instrumental Methods I (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 364 Instrumental Methods II (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 365 Conducting I (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 366 Conducting II (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 367 Marching Band Techniques (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 371 Jazz Theory (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 373 Jazz Arranging I (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 374 Jazz Arranging II (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 375 History of Jazz (1-3 credits)
   •  MUSM 380 Composition for Commercial Media (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 381 Music Technology I (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 382 Music Technology II (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 383 Mixing Techniques I (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 384 Mixing Techniques II (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 385 Commercial Music Production I (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 386 Commercial Music Production II (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 387 Advanced Music Production (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 394 Special Topics in Music (1-3 credits)
   •  MUSM 399 Independent Study: Music (1-3 credits)
   •  MUSM 441 Vocal Pedagogy (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 471 Jazz Styles and Analysis (3 credits)
   •  MUSM 472 Jazz Pedagogy (2 credits)
   •  MUSM 496 Senior Capstone (0-4 credits)

Neuroscience

   •  NEU 101 Neuroscience for Life: Sex to Society - SB (3 credits)
   •  NEU 150 Orientation to Neuroscience (1 credit)
   •  NEU 301 Neuroanatomy (4 credits)
   •  NEU 301L Neuroanatomy Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  NEU 302 Neurosignaling (4 credits)
   •  NEU 302L Neurosignaling Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  NEU 491 Neuroscience Capstone (3 credits)
   •  NEU 492 Neuroscience Research (1-3 credits)
   •  NEU 493 Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar (1 credit)
   •  NEU 494 Special Topics in Neuroscience (3 credits)
   •  NEU 495 Neuroscience Study Abroad (1-3 credits)
   •  NEU 496 Neuroscience Internship (1-3 credits)
   •  NEU 499 Independent Study in Neuroscience (1-3 credits)

Nursing Baccalaureate

   •  NRS 201 Transition to Nursing (1 credit)
   •  NRS 210L Development of Clinical Nursing Skills (2 credits)
   •  NRS 215 Fundamental Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice (3 credits)
   •  NRS 215P Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practicum (2 credits)
   •  NRS 220 Holistic Health Assessment of the Adult (2 credits)
   •  NRS 220L Holistic Health Assessment Laboratory (1 credit)
   •  NRS 250 Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing (3 credits)
   •  NRS 250P Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum (4 credits)
   •  NRS 255 Pathopharm Concepts and Principles (4 credits)
   •  NRS 299 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
   •  NRS 300 Remediation (1 credit)
   •  NRS 310 Concepts of Community and Public Health Nursing (3 credits)
   •  NRS 310P Concepts of Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum (2 credits)
   •  NRS 315 Theories and Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice (2 credits)
   •  NRS 320 Principles of Research for Application to Professional Nursing Practice (2 credits)
   •  NRS 330 Principles of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (3 credits)
   •  NRS 330P Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practicum (2 credits)
   •  NRS 339L Clinical Reasoning I (1 credit)
   •  NRS 350 Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing (3 credits)
   •  NRS 350P Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum (2 credits)
   •  NRS 360 Principles of OB and Newborn Nursing (3 credits)
   •  NRS 360P Principles of OB and Newborn Nursing Practicum (2 credits)
   •  NRS 370 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues (3 credits)
   •  NRS 400 HESI-RN Exit Test Preparation (1 credit)
   •  NRS 401 HESI-RN Exit Remediation (1 credit)
   •  NRS 415 Principles of Pediatric Nursing (2 credits)
   •  NRS 415P Pediatric Nursing Practicum (2 credits)
   •  NRS 420 Concepts and Principles of Leadership Management (3 credits)
   •  NRS 439L Clinical Reasoning II (1 credit)
   •  NRS 440P Nursing Capstone 1 (2 credits)
   •  NRS 450 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (3 credits)
   •  NRS 450P Advanced Medical Surgical Practicum (2 credits)
   •  NRS 460P Nursing Capstone Project (3 Credits)
   •  NRS 465P Transition to the Professional Practice Role (4 credits)
   •  NRS 480 Remediation of BSN Concepts (2 credits)
   •  NRS 494 Special Topics: Bachelor of Science Nursing (1-4 credits)
 

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