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Colonnade Requirements

We've indicated the Colonnade/Gen. Ed. category that each course fulfills, but please feel free to view the full list of Colonnade requirements.

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Online Courses

Most courses are three credit-hours. Exceptions are noted in the course descriptions below. 

**Students must have a high school GPA of 2.5 to participate in WKU's Dual Credit Program. New students must submit transcripts after applying. Any other course requirements are listed in the course description. 

Spring 2022 semester will begin Tuesday, January 18th.

Spring 2022 tuition is set at $72 PER CREDIT HOUR (this does NOT include any materials required for your course)  

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ART 100

3 Credit Hours

Art Appreciation - Arts & Humanities Colonnade/Gen. Ed.

An introductory study of the visual arts.

CHEM 101

3 Credit Hours

Intro to Chemistry - Natural & Physical Sciences 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 mi

nors. In-class laboratory constitutes 20 percent of class. 

CHIN 102

3 Credit Hours

Elementary Chinese

Conversational Mandarin with basic grammar and basic functional vocabulary of the Chinese language. Includes aspects of contemporary Chinese culture.

COMM 145

3 Credit Hours

Fundamentals of Public SpeakingHuman 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.

CRIM 101

3 Credit Hours

Intro to Criminal JusticeSocial & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.

Survey of criminal justice systems, including police, courts and corrections.

ECON 150- 

3 Credit Hours

Intro EconomicsSocial & 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.

ENV 120

3 Credit Hours


Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

An introduction to the principles of occupational safety and health. A survey course covering the basic principles and techniques of accident investigation and prevention. 

ENV 280-Closed

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Environmental ScienceNatural & Physical Sciences Colonnade/Gen. Ed.

An introductory course devoted to the study of environmental issues. A general understanding of the application of science to solve contemporary environmental challenges. 

FIN 161

3 Credit Hours

Personal FinanceSocial & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.

Designed to serve the personal finance needs of students regardless of their major fields. Practical applications in personal and family financial planning, including credit, buying, borrowing, banking, insurance, investments, taxation, estate planning and home ownership.

HIM 100

4 Credit Hours

Health Data Content and 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. Procedures for maintaining vital statistics and specialized registries will be included.

HIM 290

2 Credit Hours

Medical Terminology

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.

HIST 102

3 Credits Hours

World History - 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.

LEAD 200

3 Credit Hours

Introduction to Leadership StudiesSocial & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.

An introduction to the basics of effective leadership including an investigation of leadership theories and assessment of leadership styles.

PS 110

3 Credit Hours

American National Government - Social & Behavioral Studies Colonnade/Gen. Ed.

The essentials of the political system and processes, particularly at the national level, in the United States.

PSY 100

3 Credit Hours

Intro Psychology - 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.

RELS 100

3 Credit Hours

The New TestamentArts & Humanities Colonnade/Gen. Ed.

An introduction to the historical, literary, and cultural approaches to the New Testament with a view toward understanding and interpretation.

RELS 101

3 Credit Hours

The Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures - 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.

RELS 102

3 Credit Hours

World Religions - 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.

SOCL 100

3 Credit Hours

Intro Sociology - 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.


Is the course you want full? Email Brittney Sholar at brittney.sholar@wku.edu with any questions.


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