Nov 16, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 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.

 

Integrated Sciences

   •  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 (1-3 credits)
   •  IST 394 Learning through Military Experience (3 credits)
   •  IST 397 Integrative Studies Portfolio Review (2 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 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 265 Broadcast News Writing (3 credits)
   •  JOU 305 Science in the Media (3 credits)
   •  JOU 321 Digital Publishing (3 credits)
   •  JOU 325 Photojournalism (3 credits)
   •  JOU 330 Public Affairs Reporting (3 credits)
   •  JOU 331 Specialty Reporting (3 credits)
   •  JOU 340 Feature Writing (3 credits)
   •  JOU 346 Copy Editing and Design (3 credits)
   •  JOU 370 Principles of Advertising (3 credits)
   •  JOU 380 News Media Workshop (1-3 credits)
   •  JOU 394 Special Topics in Journalism (3 credits)
   •  JOU 396 Internship (3 credits)
   •  JOU 421 Mass Communication History (3 credits)
   •  JOU 440 Current Topics in Media Ethics (3 credits)
   •  JOU 450 Media Skills (3 credits)
   •  JOU 480 Advanced News Media Workshop (1-3 credits)
   •  JOU 485 Mass Communication Law (3 credits)
   •  JOU 492 Data Journalism (3 credits)
   •  JOU 495 Study Abroad (1-3 credits)
   •  JOU 499 Independent Study: Journalism (1-3 credits)

Kinesiology

   •  KIN 125 Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport (3 credits)
   •  KIN 200 Concepts of Lifetime Fitness (2 credits)
   •  KIN 205 Introduction to Personal Training (3 credits)
   •  KIN 260 Introduction to Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
   •  KIN 280 Basic Recognition and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)
   •  KIN 295 Anatomical Kinesiology (3 credits)
   •  KIN 313 Computer Applications for Health and Kinesiology (2 credits)
   •  KIN 320 Motor Learning and Performance (3 credits)
   •  KIN 330 Motor Development (3 credits)
   •  KIN 340 Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
   •  KIN 340L Exercise Physiology Lab (1 credit)
   •  KIN 342 Introduction to Health Appraisal and Fitness Assessment (2 credits)
   •  KIN 345 Physical Activity and Aging (3 credits)
   •  KIN 349 Exercise Prescription (3 credits)
   •  KIN 350 Psychology of Physical Activity (3 credits)
   •  KIN 360 Statistics and Measurement in Kinesiology (3 credits)
   •  KIN 365 Exercise Prescription and Programming for Special Populations (3 credits)
   •  KIN 370 Biomechanics (3 credits)
   •  KIN 380 Clinical Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
   •  KIN 385 Sociological and Psychological Dimensions of Sport and Physical Activity (3 credits)
   •  KIN 450 Organization and Administration of Kinesiology and Athletics (3 credits)
   •  KIN 481 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (3 credits)
   •  KIN 483 Advanced Strength and Conditioning (3 credits)
   •  KIN 492 Practicum in Exercise Science (3 credits)
   •  KIN 494 Topics: Kinesiology (1-6 credits)
   •  KIN 496 Internship in Exercise Science (9 credits)
   •  KIN 497 Exercise Science Senior Synthesis (3 credits)
   •  KIN 498 Research, Trends, and Issues in Exercise Science (3 credits)
   •  KIN 499 Independent Study in Exercise Science (1-6 credits)

Korean

   •  KOR 101 Elementary Korean I - AH (3 credits)
   •  KOR 102 Elementary Korean II (3 credits)

Latin

   •  LAT 101 Elementary Latin I (3 credits)
   •  LAT 102 Elementary Latin II (3 credits)
   •  LAT 201 Intermediate Latin I (3 credits)
   •  LAT 202 Intermediate Latin II (3 credits)

Learning Assistance Program

   •  LAP 201 Tutoring in Learning Assistance Center (1 credit)

Library Informatics

   •  LIN 175 Information Literacy - SB (3 credits)
   •  LIN 300 Information in Our Society (3 credits)
   •  LIN 301 Introduction to Meta Information System (3 credits)
   •  LIN 302 Digital Searching Interfaces (3 credits)
   •  LIN 303 Critical Reading (3 credits)
   •  LIN 305 Government Information (3 credits)
   •  LIN 394 Topics (3 credits)
   •  LIN 400 Current Trends in Information Studies (3 credits)
   •  LIN 405 Intellectual Property and Information Rights (3 credits)
   •  LIN 414 Advanced Information Literacy Skills (3 credits)
 

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