May 22, 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.

 

Social Work

   •  SWK 565 Compassion, Empathy and Forgiveness (3 credits)
   •  SWK 566 Crisis Intervention (3 credits)
   •  SWK 567 Mental Health Assessment (3 credits)
   •  SWK 568 Family-Directed Structural Therapy (3 credits)
   •  SWK 571 Photography as a Social Change Agent (3 credits)
   •  SWK 572 Forensic Social Work (3 credits)
   •  SWK 573 Mental Health and Ethnic Minorities (3 credits)
   •  SWK 574 Spirituality in Social Work (3 Credits)
   •  SWK 575 Focus on Techniques and Skills in Social Work (3 Credits)
   •  SWK 594 Topics: Issues in Social Welfare (1-3 credits)

Sociology

   •  SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology - SB (3 credits)
   •  SOC 101 Global Inequalities - SB (3 credits)
   •  SOC 300 Race and Ethnic Relations (3 credits)
   •  SOC 301 World Patterns of Race Ethnicity (3 credits)
   •  SOC 303 Social Psychology (3 credits)
   •  SOC 305 Criminology (3 credits)
   •  SOC 307 Social Stratification (3 credits)
   •  SOC 308 Social Organization (3 credits)
   •  SOC 315 Marriage and the Family (3 credits)
   •  SOC 319 Managing and Analyzing Databases (3 credits)
   •  SOC 320 Social Research (3 credits)
   •  SOC 322 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)
   •  SOC 330 Classical Sociological Theory (3 credits)
   •  SOC 332 Collective Behavior (3 credits)
   •  SOC 334 Contemporary Sociological Theory (3 credits)
   •  SOC 335 Popular Culture (3 credits)
   •  SOC 340 Population (3 credits)
   •  SOC 342 Sociology of Aging (3 credits)
   •  SOC 345 Native American Social Issues (3 credits)
   •  SOC 355 Sociology of the Environment (3 credits)
   •  SOC 360 Technology and Social Change (3 credits)
   •  SOC 364 Women and Men in Society (3 credits)
   •  SOC 371 Environment, Society, and Public Health (3 Credits)
   •  SOC 394 Topics: Sociology (3 credits)
   •  SOC 400 Urban Society (3 credits)
   •  SOC 415 Sociology of Planning and Development (3 credits)
   •  SOC 425 Political Sociology (3 credits)
   •  SOC 430 Sociology of Religion (3 credits)
   •  SOC 435 Sociology of Sexualities (3 credits)
   •  SOC 450 Medical Sociology (3 credits)
   •  SOC 480 Global Aging Issues and Policies (3 credits)
   •  SOC 492 Directed Research: Sociology (1-6 credits)
   •  SOC 493 Sociology Senior Seminar (3 credits)
   •  SOC 496 Teaching Experience in Sociology (1-2 credits)
   •  SOC 497 Research Assistantship: Sociology (1-6 credits)
   •  SOC 498 External Internship: Sociology (1-6 credits)
   •  SOC 499 Readings: Sociology (1-6 credits)
   •  SOC 594 Topics: Sociology (3 credits)
   •  SOC 599 Independent Study (3 credits)

Spanish

   •  SPI 101 Elementary Spanish I - AH (3 credits)
   •  SPI 102 Elementary Spanish II (3 credits)
   •  SPI 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)
   •  SPI 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)
   •  SPI 304 Spanish Composition and Conversation (3 credits)
   •  SPI 307 Introduction to Spanish Translation (3 credits)
   •  SPI 310 Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
   •  SPI 311 Spanish-American Culture and Civilization (3 credits)
   •  SPI 320 Survey of Peninsular Spanish Literature (3 credits)
   •  SPI 321 Survey of Spanish-American Literature (3 credits)
   •  SPI 322 Hispanic Drama (3 credits)
   •  SPI 323 Hispanic Prose Fiction (3 credits)
   •  SPI 330 Studies in Spanish Language Cinema (3 credits)
   •  SPI 340 Business Spanish (3 credits)
   •  SPI 350 Methods of Teaching Spanish (3 credits)
   •  SPI 401 Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation (3 credits)
   •  SPI 402 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Syntax (3 credits)
   •  SPI 480 Studies in Spanish and Spanish-American Culture (3 credits)
   •  SPI 481 Studies in Spanish and Spanish-American Literature (3 credits)
   •  SPI 499 Independent Study: Spanish (1-3 credits)
   •  SPI 520 Readings in Spanish (3 credits)

Sports Business

   •  SPB 200 Rivalry and Rituals: International Sport - SB (3 credits)
   •  SPB 305 Sports Marketing and Events Research (3 credits)
   •  SPB 307 Moneyball: Economics of Sports & Events (3 credits)
   •  SPB 309 Sports and Events Public Relations (3 credits)
   •  SPB 330 Sports and Events Law (3 credits)
   •  SPB 335 Event Planning and Management (3 credits)
   •  SPB 350 Revenue Generation in Sports and Events (3 credits)
   •  SPB 394 Topics: Sports Business Issues (3 credits)
   •  SPB 396 Internship: Sports Business (3 credits)
   •  SPB 480 Sports Business Strategies and Policies (3 credits)
   •  SPB 496 Sport and Events Practicum (1-3 credits)
   •  SPB 499 Independent Study: Sports Business (3 credits)

Statistics

   •  STA 110 Introductory Probability (3 credits)
   •  STA 111 Basic Probability (1 credit)
   •  STA 113 Probability and Statistics with Elementary Education Applications - QR (3 credits)
   •  STA 204 Statistics for Middle Grades Teachers (3 credits)
   •  STA 205 Introduction to Statistical Methods - QR (3 credits)
   •  STA 213 Statistics for Business Applications II (3 credits)
   •  STA 250 Probability and Statistics I (3 credits)
   •  STA 292 Introductory Statistical Research (0 credits)
   •  STA 294 Topics: Statistics (3 credits)
   •  STA 299 Directed Readings/Independent Study (1-3 credits)
   •  STA 312 Elementary Survey Sampling (3 credits)
   •  STA 314 Design and Analysis of Experiments (3 credits)
   •  STA 316 Regression Analysis (3 credits)
   •  STA 317 Introduction to Time Series Analysis (3 credits)
   •  STA 327 Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)
   •  STA 340 Probability II (3 credits)
   •  STA 341 Statistics II (3 credits)
   •  STA 360 Statistical Computing (3 credits)
 

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