Did you know? There are a number of part-of-term courses that have not yet begun! Details regarding each course are below. Please be sure to speak with your academic advisor if you are interested in enrolling in one of these unique courses.
A&S 100-007 Composing with Visuals; MW 4:00-6:00; 2 credits; starts 10/22
This eight-week studio class focuses on the use of visuals in documents and would be useful for students in any major.
A&S 100-012 Community 101: Learning Lexington; TR 3:30-4:45; 2 credits; starts 9/18
A&S 100-018 Community 101: Learning Lexington; TR 3:30-4:45; 2 credits; starts 9/18
Lexington has a long and rich history. We are offering a way for you to become engaged – the best way to do this is to abandon the classroom and explore the city. When we can’t get out, we will bring the community to you. At the end of this class you will have knowledge of historical and cultural sites, city governance, and the local economic structure, just to name a few.
A&S 100-023 Cell Bio Soc Res Ethincs; MWF 10:00-10:50; 2 credits; starts 10/15
In the early 1950s, cervical cells were taken from a young woman without her knowledge, and soon after, she died of cervical cancer. These cells multiplied well in culture and created the first line of immortal human cells. The scientist, who grew these cells, named them “HeLa” from her name “Henrietta Lacks” and gave these cells away, hoping against hope that other researchers would use HeLa cells to cure cancer. Somehow somewhere, some entities made a lot of money selling these cells instead, while relatives of Henrietta Lacks remained very poor, with limited access to education or healthcare.
Who was Henrietta Lacks? How did she get cervical cancer? Whose right was it to sell her cells? How could drug companies make money while her relatives couldn’t? Was race a factor in all this? What happened to her children? Did her children have any legal recourse to right a wrong? Rebecca Skloot, a Journalist, examines these questions in a nonjudgmental way through her book – “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” and students will critically examine these questions by researching topics such as cell biology, cancer, research ethics, etc, linked to the book.
Any pre-Med, pre-Nursing or pre-Pharmacy student will be interested in examining this book from the point of view of biology, research ethics or drug development. Students interested in the Social Sciences will find it interesting to explore the relationship between poverty and education or race and healthcare. Others interested in diverse disciplines such as Law, Philosophy, Religion, History, Africana, Appalachia, Gender, Anthropology, Psychology or Journalism can easily apply lessons learned into their majors of choice. In other words, inquisitive individuals interested in the sciences as well as the arts will find this course equally compelling.
Registered students will be divided into teams with at least 3 members in each team.
We will meet 3 times a week to examine 8 topics linked to the book. Students will first learn about a new topic, then research the topic on the internet and finally present their findings in the form of team-reports.
A&S 100-024 World History 6 Glasses; MWF 1:00-1:50; 2 credits; starts 10/15
How long can we live without drinking a drop of water? How does our body adjust? Why did human beings start to drink fluids other than water and how are these alternate liquids associated with interesting chapters in human history? Using the book entitled “History of the World in 6 Glasses”, this course will explore the physiology and pathology of thirst, kidney function, micturation and gastrointestinal tract activities that help absorb and discard fluids from the human body. I will also explain how alcohol affects mental acuity, how caffeine in different drinks, can affect the heart. The fluids examined will be: water, beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and Coca-Cola.
The book examines how water availability guides human progress, how beer decreased intestinal tract diseases but caused accidents when people started to use heavy machinery after the industrial revolution. The book explains how some spirits were used as currency to buy slaves. How tea trade changed Britain’s relationship with China and why the most expensive Coffee comes from flying-squirrel poop. Using team based learning principles and in-class group activities, students will be able to choose topics in biology, chemistry, etc that are linked to the book and present team or individual reports. This course will encourage sustained peer to peer interaction as well as focused interaction with faculty. The course will end in a group activity, where students will have an opportunity to explain in detail, their research topic and discuss the outcome of their search.
Pre-Med, pre-Nursing or pre-Pharmacy students will be interested in examining this book from the point of view of human physiology. Social Sciences student may gain insights into drinking behavior analysis. Individuals interested in History might gain from examining the history of commodities. Others interested in diverse disciplines may apply lessons learned into their majors of choice. In other words, inquisitive individuals interested in the sciences as well as the arts will find this course equally compelling.
A&S 100-205 ITIQ Web Publishing; online; 1 credit; starts 11/2
Millions of today’s internet users have the ability to publish content online,
a skill once largely reserved for highly skilled web programmers. With the
advent of Web 2.0 technologies, Internet users are no longer limited to
consuming online content, but can also produce, publish, and share their
creations with the world. This course will explore various tools and methods of
publishing content online as well as rights and responsibilities that accompany this capability.
A&S 100-206 ITIQ Introduction Course; online; 1 credit; starts 11/2
Want to learn more about social networking programs and technologies
you use every day? Sharpen your IT IQ and find out how to apply your
technology knowledge in academic, professional, and other aspects of life.
This course provides a basic overview of several technologies and issues
that are important to your success at UK and your future career. Become
a better digital citizen and learn about social networking and e-etiquette
as you communicate through Facebook, Twitter, email, and blogs.
A&S 100-401 Crime and Punishment in the Russian Realm; MW 6:00-7:40; 2 credits
A&S 300-203 ITIQ VISLAB and Data Analysis; online; 1 credit; starts 11/2
Tired of looking at basic reports filled with boring data points?
Enhance your communication skills and learn how to present
data with the latest cutting-edge technologies. IT IQ VisLab &
Data Analysis will show you how to collect, fuse, analyze, visualize,
and present data graphically through free (or inexpensive) publicly
available software tools. The course is designed to be taken as a
stand-alone experience or can be taken in conjunction with other
courses where data analysis and visualization are useful to course
B&E 105 005 Software Apps and Tools for Business; W 10:00-10:30; 1 credit; starts 10/10
B&E 105 006 Software Apps and Tools for Business; W 2:00-4:00; 1 credit; starts 10/10
B&E 105 007 Software Apps and Tools for Business; F 8:30-10:30; 1 credit; starts 10/12
B&E 105 008 Software Apps and Tools for Business; F 2:00-4:00; 1 credit; starts 10/12
This course is designed to prepare students to use business oriented software
(word processing, presentation software, and spreadsheets) at a high level of
KHP 222-001 Drug Education; MW 3:30-5:10; 2 credits; starts 10/15
This course is designed to prepare educators to offer drug education in the schools. Emphasis is placed on the prevalence of drug use by youth; physiological, psychological, and social effects of various drugs; effective and ineffective approaches to drug abuse prevention; appropriate teaching strategies; and evaluating drug curricula.