Sep 26, 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.

 

Biological Sciences

   •  BIO 400 Advanced Molecular Biology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 400L Advanced Molecular Biology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 402 Evolutionary Neurobiology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 402L Evolutionary Neurobiology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 404 Herpetology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 404L Herpetology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 406 Ecosystem Ecology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 406L Ecosystem Ecology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 407 Ornithology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 407L Ornithology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 409 Biogeography (3 credits)
   •  BIO 410 Conservation Biology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 410L Conservation Biology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 422 Limnology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 422L Limnology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 425 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
   •  BIO 425L Adv. Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (0 credits)
   •  BIO 426 Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
   •  BIO 426L Adv. Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (0 credits)
   •  BIO 430 Immunology (3 credits)
   •  BIO 430L Immunology Laboratory (1 credit)
   •  BIO 436 Advanced Biology of the Cell (3 credits)
   •  BIO 440 Animal Behavior (4 credits)
   •  BIO 440L Animal Behavior Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 441 Animal Physiological Ecology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 441L Animal Physiological Ecology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 446 Plant Physiology (3 credits)
   •  BIO 446L Plant Physiology Laboratory (1 credit)
   •  BIO 452 Cancer Genetics (3 credits)
   •  BIO 455 Scanning Electron Microscopy (3 credits)
   •  BIO 458 Evolution of Organisms (3 credits)
   •  BIO 460 Marine Biology (3 credits)
   •  BIO 460L Marine Biology Laboratory (1 credit)
   •  BIO 461 Ecology and Geology of Coral Reefs (4 credits)
   •  BIO 462 Tropical Ecology (3 credits)
   •  BIO 463 Tropical Ecology Laboratory (1 credit)
   •  BIO 465 Regional Biology (3-4 credits)
   •  BIO 466 Animal Physiology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 466L Animal Physiology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 467 Endocrinology (3 credits)
   •  BIO 470 Medical Microbiology (4 credits)
   •  BIO 470L Medical Microbiology Laboratory (0 credits)
   •  BIO 475 Virology (3 credits)
   •  BIO 491 Comprehensive Examination (0 credits)
   •  BIO 492 Directed Research: Biological Sciences (1-3 credits)
   •  BIO 494 Topics: Biological Science (1-3 credits)
   •  BIO 496 Biology Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (1-2 credits)

Black Studies

   •  BLS 100 Introduction to Black Studies - SB (3 credits)
   •  BLS 494 Topics: Black Studies (1-3 credits)

Business

   •  BUS 101 Introduction to Business (3 credits)
   •  BUS 101H Honors Introduction to Business (3 credits)
   •  BUS 201 Haile Professionals (1 credits)
   •  BUS 230 Legal Environment (3 credits)
   •  BUS 260 Selected Business Topics in International Settings (1-3 credits)
   •  BUS 330 Ethics: Managerial Decision Making (3 credits)
   •  BUS 360 Selected Business Topics in International Settings (1-3 credits)
   •  BUS 394 Topics: Legal Environment (3 credits)
   •  BUS 396 Internship: Business (2-3 credits)
   •  IBU 396 International Business Internship (3 credits)
   •  IBU 480 International Commerce (3 credits)
   •  IBU 499 International Business: Independent Study (3 credits)

Business Informatics

   •  BIS 101 Fundamentals of Business Computing (3 credits)
   •  BIS 111 Problem Solving and Creativity - SB (3 credits)
   •  BIS 275 Introduction to Business Analysis (3 credits)
   •  BIS 300 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
   •  BIS 305 Advanced Business Programming (3 credits)
   •  BIS 310 Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)
   •  BIS 330 IT Project Management (3 credits)
   •  BIS 357 Enterprise Resource Planning (3 credits)
   •  BIS 364 Visualizing Data for Business Analysis (3 Credits)
   •  BIS 373 Collaboration Systems with SharePoint (3 Credits)
   •  BIS 380 Quantitative Analysis with Excel (3 credits)
   •  BIS 382 Principles of Information Security (3 credits)
   •  BIS 384 Business Analytics (3 credits)
   •  BIS 392 Directed Research in Information Systems (1-3 credits)
   •  BIS 394 Topics: Information Systems (3 credits)
   •  BIS 396 Applied Business Informatics (1-3 credits)
   •  BIS 397 Information Systems Projects (1-3 credits)
   •  BIS 399 Independent Study (1-3 credits)
   •  BIS 402 Programming for E-Business (3 credits)
   •  BIS 420 Business Intelligence & Enterprise Appl. (3 credits)
   •  BIS 430 Business Process Analysis (3 credits)
   •  BIS 435 Database Management Systems (3 credits)
   •  BIS 440 Global Information Technology Management (3 credits)
   •  BIS 485 Strategic Information Systems Management (3 credits)
   •  BIS 494 Topics: Information Systems (3 credits)
   •  BIS 499 Independent Study: Information Systems (1-3 credits)
   •  BIS 594 Topics in Business Informatics (1-3 credits)
   •  MBI 599 Independent Study (1-3 credits)

Career and Technical Education

   •  CTE 180 Foundations: Career/Technical Education (3 credits)
   •  CTE 181 Instructional Systems Development (3 credits)
   •  CTE 195 Vocational Pre-Certification Experience (3 credits)
   •  CTE 280 Instructional Methods: Career and Technical Education (3 credits)
   •  CTE 281 Evaluation in Career/Technical Education (3 credits)
   •  CTE 285 Competency Testing Examination (3-6 credits)
   •  CTE 286 Competency Testing Examination (3-6 credits)
   •  CTE 316 Intercultural Business Communication (3 credits)
   •  CTE 380 Organization and Management of Career and Technical Education (3 credits)
   •  CTE 382 Exceptional Students in Career/Technical Education (3 credits)
   •  CTE 385 Competency Testing Examination (3-6 credits)
 

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