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2355 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101
(270) 745-3418
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Course Descriptions - Fall 2014

ART 100 - Art Appreciation

(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

Partial fulfillment of the humanities requirement for all students. Expressive, formal and technical components are explored in a manner designed to provide the student with a more complete understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category B2

Required Text
Prebles' Artforms 10th edition. The ISBN is 9780205797530

Other Requirements
The student will also need access to MyArtsLab.


COMM 145 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication

 (Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description

Fundamentals of Public Speaking and Communication is designed to increase your understanding of the principles and processes of communicating effectively in a variety of contexts and to facilitate development of your skills in public communication, listening, group communication, and interpersonal communication. This is done through a combination of speaking, listening, writing, and reading assignments.

Specifically, you will outline, develop, and deliver extemporaneous speeches incorporating relevant sources. You will learn how to develop and deliver messages that are appropriate and effective for the audience, purpose, and context. The assignments are designed to develop your understanding and skills progressively throughout the semester. When you leave the course, you should be sufficiently armed with a basic understanding of public speaking and with an awareness of other important communication skills so that you can continue to develop effective communication behaviors throughout your life in a variety of contexts.

COMM 145 is part of the General Education curriculum and fulfills the Public Speaking requirement (Category A-III).

Required Text

Seiler, W.J., Beall, M.L., and Mazer, J.P. (2013). Communication: Making Connections (9th Ed.). Boston: Pearson. ISBN-10: 0205930611 or ISBN-13: 978-0205930616

Students DO NOT have to purchase the version with the "MyCommunication Lab" activation code.

There is an edition of the textbook that isn't WKU-specific on Amazon. You can purchase it new or used online if you would like.

Other Requirements

None

Sample Syllabus

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ECON 150 - Introduction to Economics

(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description
A general introduction to economic concepts, ideas, institutions and methods of analysis with emphasis on the description of economic processes and the functioning if institutions in a market economy. This course carries no credit toward any major or minor offered in the Gordon Ford College of Business.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C.

Required Text
TBD

ENGL 100C - Intro to College Writing

(Seniors only)

Prerequisites
Minimum score of 16 on English section of ACT or successful completion of DENG 055C with a grade of "C" or better. Students with ACT English scores of 16 and 17 will be required to attend ENG 100E sections which include an extra hour of class time. Students who have unsuccessfully attempted English 100 (earned grade of W, F, or FN) may not retake English 100 as a WEB section except under extraordinary circumstances, and then only with the written permission of the Director of Composition.

Course Description
Emphasizes writing for a variety of rhetorical situations with attention to voice, audience and purpose. Provides practice in development, organization, revision and editing. Introduces research skills.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category A1

Required Text
No textbook required, materials provided online.

Sample Syllabus

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HIST 101 - World History I

(Juniors and Seniors)

Course Description

A comparative historical survey of the major political, religious, and cultural developments in Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean basin, Europe, and the Americas from ca. 3000 BCE to 1500 CE.

Sample Syllabus

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MATH 109C - General Math

(Juniors and Seniors Only)

Prerequisite

This course requires a minimum of 19 on the Math section of the ACT.

Course Description
Terminal course for non-science majors suggested for the student who has satisfactorily completed minimum high school mathematics requirements and needs no further work in algebra. Topics include sets, introduction to probability and statistics, geometry, and consumer mathematics.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category D2.

 

Required Text
No textbook required. Students will need a MyMathLab student access code.

PS 110C - American National Government

(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description
This course will introduce you to the American political system. We will be paying special attention to national politics and political institutions. Throughout the semester, we will examine a variety of topics: formal structure of government and the political system, political behavior/participation, parties and interest groups, the role of media, and policy process. As this is general education course (Category C), we will be looking at a broad overview of the American political process.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C.

Required Text
Kernell, S., Jacobson, G., & Kousser, T. The Logic of American Politics. CQ Press. 2011. ISBN 1-60871-275-3 This book is available on Amazon.com, which is currently the least expensive purchasing option.

PSY 100 - Introduction to Psychology

(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description
Introduction to Psychology is a course designed to provide the curious mind with an introduction to the field of Psychology. Many areas of psychology will be explored including methods of psychology, learning, motivation, social psychology and abnormal behavior.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C.

Required Text
Hockenbury & Hockenbury (2012). Psychology (6th ed.) New York, NY: Worth Publishers ISBN:978-1-4292-4367-4

SOCL 100 - Introductory Sociology

(Juniors and Seniors only)

Course Description
Introduction to the basic concepts of society and culture, group behavior, population, class, minorities, community, social institutions and social changes.

This course meets a General Education Requirement for Category C.

Required Text
You May Ask Yourself (2nd or 3rd edition) By: Dalton Conley

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 Last Modified 7/15/14