Fall courses cost $58 per credit hour. Most courses are three credit hours. Exceptions are noted in the course descriptions below.
1 credit hour
College and Career Explorations
Through this course, WKU instructors will help you examine academic and career choices
based on your career interests and unique abilities. You will enhance your soft skills,
increase financial literacy, and develop an actionable plan to meet your goals. Learn more.
Science of Agriculture
Biological, chemical, and earth science concepts are related to agriculture.
Art Appreciation-3 Hours-Arts & Humanities Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
An introductory study of the visual arts.
Intro to Chemistry-3 hours & Lab-Natural &Physical Sciences w/ Lab Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
A one semester terminal course covering applied chemistry and environmental considerations which can be used for general education requirements in the science field for non-science majors and minors. In-class laboratory constitutes 20 percent of class.
Fundamentals of Public Speaking-3 Hours Human Communications Colonnade/Gen Ed.
Focuses on the preparation and delivery of public speeches (informative and persuasive), with skills development in listening, teamwork, and interpersonal communication contexts.
Intro to Criminal Justice-3 Hours Social & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
Survey of criminal justice systems, including police, courts and corrections.
Problem Solving & Programming
The fundamentals of problem solving, program design, and program development techniques. A high-level programming language is used and lab experiences are included. The course may not be counted toward a computer science major or minor.
Two years of high school algebra or concurrent enrollment in a college algebra course required.
Intro Economics-3 Hours Social & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
A general introduction to economic concepts, ideas, institutions and methods of analysis with emphasis on the description of economic processes and the functioning of institutions in a market economy.
Intro Teacher Ed.
The introductory course to a career in education. The student will acquire basic knowledge of teacher ethics, career awareness, student diversity, and curriculum.
4 credit hours
Health Data Content & Structure
Emphasis on the health information profession, interdisciplinary relationships, health care data management, documentation standards, methods of access and retention of image-based information and maintenance of health information in acute and non-acute care facilities.
2 credit hours
A course designed to acquaint the student with the specialized language of medicine and to develop communication skills in areas where use of medical terms is necessary and appropriate.
World History-3 Hours World History Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
A comparative historical survey of the major political, religious, and cultural developments in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from 1500 to present.
Intro to Leadership Studies-3 Hours Social & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the basics of effective leadership including an investigation of leadership theories and assessment of leadership styles.
General Math-3 Hours Quantitative Reasoning Colonnade/Gen. Ed
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.
Math ACT 19 required.
American National Government-3 Hours Social & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
The essentials of the political system and processes, particularly at the national level, in the United States.
Intro Psychology-3 Hours Social & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
An introductory course dealing with principles of behavior, scientific methods of psychology, measurement, learning, perception, motivation, development, personality, abnormal behavior, social behavior, intelligence, and other topics.
Recreation in Society-3 Hours Social & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
Introduces the student to recreation, parks and leisure history, philosophical concepts, and trends with attention to recreation sectors and employment opportunities.
The New Testament-3 Hours-Arts & Humanities Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the historical, literary, and cultural approaches to the New Testament with a niew toward understanding and interpretation.
The Old Testament-3 Hours-Arts & Humanities Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the historical, literary, and cultural approaches to the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) with a view toward understanding and interpretation.
World Religions-3 Hours-Arts & Humanities Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
An introduction to the study of religion from Western and non-Western cultures. The course surveys and critiques definitions of religion and examines topics such as the historical, social, psychological, and ethical implications of a number of religious traditions.
Intro Sociology-3 Hours Social & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.
Introduction to the basic concepts of society and culture, group behavior, population, class, minorities, community, social institutions and social changes.
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