Jun 22, 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.


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)