KCTCS Catalog 2010-2011

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    General Education Requirements

    Competencies will be met at the level appropriate to the credential.

    A general education core curriculum will enable KCTCS colleges to graduate men and women who are intellectually flexible, articulate, reflective, creative, and prepared for continuous learning. For all students, this implies some understanding of the value of higher education and the world of work and career fields related to their own abilities, interests, and needs. The general education core competencies will enable students to develop their own values, pursue goals, and contribute to the political, moral, social, and cultural enrichment of society.

    General Education Competencies:

    1. Communicate Effectively
      1. Read and listen with comprehension.
      2. Speak and write clearly using standard English.
      3. Interact cooperatively with others using both verbal and non-verbal means.
      4. Demonstrate information processing through basic computer skills.
    2. Think Critically
      1. Make connections in learning across the disciplines and draw logical conclusions.
      2. Demonstrate problem solving through interpreting, analyzing, summarizing, and/or integrating a variety of materials.
      3. Use mathematics to organize, analyze, and synthesize data to solve a problem.
    3. Learn Independently
      1. Use appropriate search strategies and resources to find, evaluate, and use information.
      2. Make choices based upon awareness of ethics and differing perspectives/ideas.
      3. Apply learning in academic, personal, and public situations.
      4. Think creatively to develop new ideas, processes, or products.
    4. Examine Relationships in Diverse and Complex Environments
      1. Recognize the relationship of the individual to human heritage and culture.
      2. Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship of the individual to the biological and physical environment.
      3. Develop an awareness of self as an individual member of a multicultural global community.

    Writing/Accessing Information

    Diploma TEC 200 Technical Communications  
      OST 108 Editing Skills for Office Professionals  
      Any Writing course approved for the AAS, AA, or AS  
         
    AAS, AA, AS ENG 101 Writing I 3
      ENG 102 Writing II 3
      ENG 105 Writing: An Accelerated Course 3

    Oral Communication

    Diploma, AAS, AA, AS COM 181 Basic Public Speaking 3
      COM 252 Intro to Interpersonal Communications 3
      COM 281 Communication in Small Group 3
      COM 287 Persuasive Speaking 3

    Computer Literacy

    Diploma IT 100 Computer Literacy 3
      CIT 105 Introduction to Computing 3
      Any Computer Literacy course approved for the AAS, AA, or AS  
    AAS IT 100 Computer Literacy 3
      CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
      OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems 3
      CIT 105 Introduction to Computing 3
      Any Computer Literacy course approved for the AA or AS  
    AA, AS CIS 100 Introduction to Computers 3
      OST 105 Introduction to Information Systems 3
      CIT 105 Introduction to Computing 3
         

    KCTCS has adopted current IC3 objectives to define computer literacy. The course description or descriptions, competencies, and outline of computer literacy courses must include IC3 objectives as outlined at http://unity.kctcs.edu/docushare/dsweb/View/Collection-8666

    All AA, AS, AAS, and diploma students entering KCTCS must demonstrate computer literacy by:

    1. Scoring a passing score on the IC3 Computer Exam*, or
    2. Providing documentation of successful completion of certification exams as approved by KCTCS, or
    3. Articulating credit from another institution, or
    4. Receiving credit for an approved KCTCS computer literacy course.

    Note: Students may receive three credit hours for CIS 100 by successful completion of the IC3 Computer Exam* and one of the following: the IC3 Database Exam*, a one credit hour database course, or the MOS Access exam.

    Students may choose to take the IC3 Computer Exam* to demonstrate computer competency. Students who score a passing score on the exam will have met the requirements of computer literacy and documentation will be placed on the student's transcript.

    *Full implementation fall 2007

    Mathematics

    Diploma MT 120 Intermediate Algebra with Applications 3
      MT 122 Intermediate Algebra: A Functional Approach 4
      OST 213 Business Calculations for the Office Professional 3
      Any Mathematics course approved for the AAS, AA, or AS  
    AAS MAT 105 Business Mathematics 3
      MAT 110 Applied Mathematics 3
      MAT 116 Technical Mathematics 3
      MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry 3
      Any higher level mathematics course  
    AA MAT 146 Contemporary College Mathematics 3
      Any higher level mathematics course  
    AS MAT 150 College Algebra 3
      MAT 155 Trigonometry 3
      MAT 160 Precalculus 5
      MAT 165 Finite Mathematics and its Applications 3
      MAT 170 Brief Calculus with Applications 3
      MAT 175 Calculus I 5
      MAT 185 Calculus II 5
      MAT 275 Calculus III 4
      MAT 285 Differential Equations 3
      STA 210 Statistics: A Force in Human Judgment 3
      STA 220 Statistics 3
      MA 110 Analytical Geometry and Trigonometry 4
      MA 112 Trigonometry 2
      MA 113 Calculus I 4
      MA 114 Calculus II 4
      MA 123 Elementary Calculus and Its Applications 3

    Science

    Diploma PHX 150 Introductory Physics 3
      Any Science course approved for the AAS, AA, or AS  
    AAS, AA, AS ANA 209 Principles of Human Anatomy 3
      AST 101 Frontiers of Astronomy 3 3
      AST 155/BIO 155 Astrobiology 3
      AST 191 The Solar System 3
      AST 192 Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe 3
      AST 195 Introductory Astronomy Laboratory 1
      BIO 112 Introduction to Biology 3
      BIO 113 Introduction to Biology Lab 1
      BIO 114 Major Discoveries in Biology 3
      BIO 115 Biology Laboratory I 1
      BIO 116 Biology II 3
      BIO 117 Biology Laboratory II 1
      BIO 118 Microbes and Society 3
      BIO 120 Human Ecology 3
      BIO 121 Introduction to Ecology Laboratory 1
      BIO 122 Introduction to Conservation Biology 3
      BIO 124 Principles of Ecology 3
      BIO 130 Aspects of Human Biology 3
      BIO 135 Basic Anatomy and Physiology with Laboratory 4
      BIO 137 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
      BIO 139 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
      BIO 140 Botany 3
      BIO 141 Botany with Laboratory 4
      BIO 142 Zoology 3
      BIO 143 Zoology with Laboratory 4
      BIO 144 Insect Biology 3
      BIO 150 Principles of Biology I 3
      BIO 151 Principles of Biology Laboratory I 2
      BIO 152 Principles of Biology II 3
      BIO 153 Principles of Biology Laboratory II 2
      BIO 155/AST 155 Astrobiology 3
      BIO 220 The Genetic Perspective 3
      BIO 225 Medical Microbiology 4
      BIO 226 Principles of Microbiology 3
      BIO 227 Principles of Microbiology with Laboratory 5
      CHE 120 The Joy of Chemistry 3
      CHE 125 The Joy of Chemistry Laboratory 1
      CHE 130 Introductory General and Biological Chemistry 4
      CHE 140 Introductory General Chemistry 3
      CHE 145 Introductory General Chemistry Laboratory 1
      CHE 150 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
      CHE 155 Intro. to Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory 1
      CHE 170 General College Chemistry I 3
      CHE 175 General College Chemistry Laboratory I 1
      CHE 180 General College Chemistry II 3
      CHE 185 General College Chemistry Laboratory II 1
      CHE 220 Analytical Chemistry 5
      CHE 270 Organic Chemistry I 3
      CHE 275 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
      CHE 280 Organic Chemistry II 3
      CHE 285 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
      EST 150 Introductory Ecology 4
      EST 160 Hydrological Geology 3
      GEO 130 Earth's Physical Environment 3
      GEO 251 Weather and Climate 3
      GLY 101 Physical Geology 3
      GLY 102 Historical Geology 3
      GLY 110 Environmental Geology 3
      GLY 111 Laboratory for Physical Geology 1
      GLY 112 Laboratory for Historical Geology 1
      GLY 130 Dinosaurs and Disasters: A Brief History of the Vertebrates 3
      GLY 220 Principles of Physical Geology 4
      PGY 206 Elementary Physiology 3
      PH 217 Intermediate Applied Physics 5
      PHY 151 Introductory Physics I 3
      PHY 152 Introductory Physics II 3
      PHY 160 Physics and Astronomy for Elementary Teachers 3
      PHY 161 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
      PHY 162 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
      PHY 171 Applied Physics 4
      PHY 172 Physics for Health Science 2
      PHY 201 College Physics I 4
      PHY 203 College Physics II 4
      PHY 211 General Physics 5
      PHY 213 General Physics 5
      PHY 231 General University Physics I 4
      PHY 232 General University Physics II 4
      PHY 241 General University Physics I Laboratory 1
      PHY 242 General University Physics II Laboratory 1
      SCI 100 Environmental Science: An Inquiry-Based Interdisciplinary Approach 4
      SCI 295 Scientific Investigations 3

    Social Interaction

    Diploma EFM 100 Personal Financial Management 3
      WPP 200 Workplace Principles 3
      Any Social Interaction course approved for the AAS, AA, or AS  
    AAS, AA, AS ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
      ANT 220 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
      ANT 130/REL 130 Introduction to Comparative Religion 3
      ANT 160 Cultural Diversity in the Modern World 3
      ANT 220 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
      ANT 221 Native People of North America 3
      ANT 235 Food and Culture 3
      ANT 241 Origins of Old World Civilizations 3
      ANT 242 Origins of New World Civilizations 3
      COM 101 Introduction to Communications 3
      COM 249 Mass Media and Mass Culture 3
      COM 254 Intro to Intercultural Communications 3
      ECO 101 Contemporary Economic Issues 3
      ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3
      ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
      FAM 252 Introduction to Family Science 3
      FAM 253 Human Sexuality: Development, Behavior, and Attitudes 3
      FLK 280 Cultural Diversity in the US 3
      GEN 140 Development of Leadership 3
      GEN 225 Lifelong Learning Applications 3
      GEO 152 Regional Geography of the World 3
      GEO 160 Lands and Peoples of the Non-Western World 3
      GEO 172 Human Geography 3
      GEO 210 Pollution, Hazards and Environmental Management 3
      GEO 222 Cities of the Worlds 3
      GEO 240 Geography and Gender 3
      AGR 101 The Economics of Food and Agriculture 3
      HUM 135 Introduction to Native American Literature2 3
      HUM 202 Survey of Appalachian Studies I 3
      HUM 203 Survey of Appalachian Studies II 3
      HUM 204 Appalachian Seminar 3
      HUM 221 Contemporary Perspectives on Peace and War 3
      POL 101 American Government 3
      POL210 Introduction to European Politics: East and West 3
      POL 212 Culture and Politics in the Third World 3
      POL235 World Politics 3
      POL255 State Government 3
      POL 271 Introduction to Political Behavior3 3
      PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 4
      PSY 110 General Psychology 3
      PSY 180 Human Relations 3
      PSY 185 Human Potential 3
      PSY 230 Psychosocial Aspects of Death and Dying 3
      PSY 223 Developmental Psychology 3
      PSY 297 Psychology of Aging 3
      RAE 120 Introduction to Chinese Culture 3
      REL 101 Introduction to Religious Studies 3
      REL130 Introduction to Comparative Religion 3
      SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
      SOC 151 Social Interaction 3
      SOC 152 Modern Social Problems 3
      SOC 220 The Community 3
      SOC 235 Inequality in Society 3
      SOC 249 Mass Media and Mass Culture 3
      SOC 260 Population, Resources and Change 3
      SPA 115 Culture of Mexico for Non-Spanish Speakers 3
      SWK 275 The Family 3
      WGS 200 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Social Sciences 3

    1. A student may not receive credit for both ANT 130 and RS 130.
    2. May be used to fulfill either Social Interaction or Humanities competency, but may not be used to fulfill both general education categories.
    3. Course will no longer count as a general education requirement if taken after Fall 2010.

    Heritage

    Diploma, AAS, AA, AS FLK 276 Introduction to Folk Studies 3
      HIS 101 World Civilization I 3
      HIS 102 World Civilization II 3
      HIS 104 A History of Europe Through the Mid-Seventeenth Century 3
      HIS 105 A History of Europe from the Mid-Seventeenth Century to the Present 3
      HIS 106 Western Culture: Science and Technology I 3
      HIS 107 Western Culture: Science and Technology II 3
      HIS 108 History of the U.S. Through 1865 3
      HIS 109 History of the U.S. Since 1865 3
      HIS 120 The World at War 1939-45 3
      HIS 202 History of British People to the Restoration 3
      HIS 203 History of British People Since the Restoration 3
      HIS 206 History of Colonial Latin America 3
      HIS 207 History of Modern Latin America, 1810 to present 3
      HIS 240 History of Kentucky 3
      HIS 247 History of Islam and Middle East Peoples, 500-1250 A.D. 3
      HIS 248 History of Islam and Middle East Peoples, 1250 to Present 3
      HIS 254 History of Sub-Saharan Africa 3
      HIS 260 African American History to 1865 3
      HIS 261 African American History 1865 - Present 3
      HIS 265 History of Women in America 3
      HIS 270 Ancient Europe 3
      HIS 271 Medieval Europe 3
      HIS 295 East Asia to 1800 3
      HIS 296 History of Asia II 3

    Humanities

    Diploma, AAS, AA, AS ART 100 Introduction to Art 3
      ART 104 Introduction to African Art 3
      ART 105 Ancient Through Medieval Art 3
      ART 106 Renaissance Through Modern Art 3
      ANT 130/REL 130 Introduction to Comparative Religion 3
      ART 201 Ancient Art History 3
      ART 203 Renaissance Art History 3
      ART 204 Modern Art History 3
      ENG 135 Greek and Roman Mythology in Translation 3
      ENG 161 Introduction to Literature 3
      ENG 221 Survey of English Literature I 3
      ENG 222 Survey of English Literature II 3
      ENG 230 Introduction to Literature (Subtitle Required) 3
      ENG 231 Literature and Genre (Subtitle) 3
      ENG 232 Literature and Place (Subtitle Required) 3
      ENG 233 Literature and Identities (Subtitle Required) 3
      ENG 234 Introduction to Women's Literature 3
      ENG 251 Survey of American Literature I 3
      ENG 252 Survey of American Literature II 3
      ENG 261 Survey of Western Literature from the Greeks through the Renaissance 3
      ENG 262 Survey of Western Literature from 1660 to the Present 3
      ENG 264 Major Black Writers 3
      ENG 270 The Old Testament as Literature 3
      ENG 271 The New Testament as Literature 3
      ENG 281/HUM 281 Introduction to Film 3
      ENG 282/ HUM 282 International Film Studies 3
      FLK 276 Introduction to Folk Studies 3
      GEN 125 Applied Meta-Thinking 3
      HON 101 The Ancient World 3
      HON 102 The Medieval and Renaissance World 3
      HON 201 The Early and Modern World 3
      HON 202 The Contemporary World 3
      HRS 101 An Integrated Survey of Western Civilization I 3
      HRS 102 An Integrated Survey of Western Civilization II 3
      HRS 201 An Integrated Survey of Western Civilization III 3
      HRS 202 An Integrated Survey of Western Civilization IV 3
      HUM 120 Introduction to the Humanities 3
      HUM 121 Peace Studies 3
      HUM 135 Introduction to Native American Literature 3
      HUM 150 Introduction to African Literature 3
      HUM 202 Survey of Appalachian Studies I 3
      HUM 203 Survey of Appalachian Studies II 3
      HUM 204 Appalachian Seminar 3
      HUM 220 Historical Perspectives on Peace and War 3
      HUM 230 Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture in Translation 3
      HUM 250 Appalachian Literature Survey 3
      HUM 251 Contemporary Appalachian Literature 3
      HUM 281 Introduction to Film 3
      MU 101 Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents 3
      MUS 100 Introduction to Music 3
      MUS 104 Introduction to Jazz History 3
      MUS 206 American Music 3
      MUS 207 African American Music History 3
      MUS 208 World Music 3
      MUS 220 Symphonic Music 3
      MUS 222 History and Sociology of Rock Music 3
      PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality 3
      PHI 120 Introductory Logic 3
      PHI 130 Ethics 3
      PHI 140 The Ethics of War and Peace 3
      PHI 260 History of Philosophy I: From Greek Beginnings to the Middle Ages 3
      PHI 270 History of Philosophy II: From the Renaissance to the Present Era 3
      PHI 110 Medical Ethics 3
      PHI 150 Business Ethics 3
      REL 101 Introduction to Religious Studies 3
      REL 120 Introduction to the Old Testament 3
      REL 121 Introduction to the New Testament 3
      REL 130 Introduction to Comparative Religion 3
      THA 101 Introduction to Theatre: Principles and Practices 3
      THA 200 Introduction to Dramatic Literature 3
      THA 283 American Theatre 3
      WGS 201 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Arts and Humanities 3

    1. A student may not receive credit for both ANT 130 and RS 130.
    2. May be used to fulfill either Social Interaction or Humanities competency, but may not be used to fulfill both general education categories.

    Foreign Languages

    AAS, AA, AS ASL 101 American Sign Language I 3
      ASL 102 American Sign Language II 3
      ASL 201 American Sign Language III 3
      ASL 202 American Sign Language IV 3
      FRE101 Elementary French I 4
      FRE 102 Elementary French II 4
      FRE 201 Intermediate French I 3
      FRE 202 Intermediate French II 3
      GER 101 Elementary German I 4
      GER 102 Elementary German II 4
      GER 201 Intermediate German I 3
      GER 202 Intermediate German II 3
      JPN 101 Beginning Japanese I 4
      JPN 102 Beginning Japanese II 4
      RAE 150 Elementary Chinese I 4
      RAE 151 Elementary Chinese II 4
      SED 101 Sign Language I 3
      SED 102 Sign Language II 3
      SED 203 Sign Language III 3
      SED 204 Sign Language IV 3
      SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (spoken approach) 4
      SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II (spoken approach) 4
      SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
      SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3

    Cultural Studies Courses

    Cultural Studies is defined as a course in which the major thrust is the study of one or more non-traditional and/or underrepresented cultures that are traditionally excluded from or marginalized in mainstream American curriculum. Cultural studies courses demonstrate a cultural emphasis in their course descriptions.

    Social Interaction

      ANT 130/REL130 Introduction to Comparative Religion*
      ANT 160 Cultural Diversity in the Modern World
      ANT 220 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
      ANT 221 Native People of North America
      ANT 235 Food and Culture
      ANT 241 Origins of Old World Civilizations
      ANT 242 Origins of New World Civilizations
      COM 254 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
      GEO 152 Regional Geography of the World
      GEO 160 Lands and Peoples of the Non-Western World
      HUM 135 Introduction to Native American Literature*
      HUM 202 Survey of Appalachian Studies I*
      HUM 203 Survey of Appalachian Studies II*
      HUM 204 Appalachian Seminar*
      HUM 221 Contemporary Perspectives on Peace and War
      POL 212 Culture and Politics in the Third World
      POL 235 World Politics
      RAE 120 Introduction to Chinese Culture
      SOC 235 Inequality in Society
      SPA 115 Culture of Mexico for Non-Spanish Speakers
      WGS 200 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Social Sciences

    Heritage

      HIS 101 World Civilization I
      HIS 102 World Civilization II
      HIS 206 History of Colonial Latin America
      HIS 207 History of Modern Latin America, 1810 to Present
      HIS 247 History of Islam and Middle Eastern Peoples, 500-1250
      HIS 248 History of Islam and Middle Eastern Peoples, 1250 to the Present
      HIS 254 History of Sub-Saharan Africa
      HIS 260 African American History to 1865
      HIS 261 African American History 1865 - Present
      HIS 265 History of Women in America
      HIS 295 East Asia to 1800
      HIS 296 History of Asia II

    Humanities

      ART 104 Introduction to African Art
      ENG 233 Literature and Identity
      ENG 234 Introduction to Women's Literature
      ENG 264 Major Black Writers
      ENG 282/HUM 282 International Film Studies
      HUM 121 Peace Studies
      HUM 135 Introduction to Native American Literature*
      HUM 150 Introduction to African Literature
      HUM 202 Survey of Appalachian Studies I*
      HUM 203 Survey of Appalachian Studies II*
      HUM 204 Appalachian Seminar*
      HUM 230 Contemporary Japanese Literature and Culture in Translation
      HUM 250 Appalachian Literature Survey
      HUM 251 Contemporary Appalachian Literature
      MU 101 Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents
      MUS 104 Introduction to Jazz History
      MUS 208 World Music
      REL101 Introduction to Religion
      REL 130 Introduction to Comparative Religion*
      WGS 201 Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies in the Arts and Humanities

    Foreign Languages

      ASL 101 American Sign Language I
      ASL 102 American Sign Language II
      ASL 201 American Sign Language III
      ASL 202 American Sign Language IV
      ENG 135 Greek and Roman Mythology in Translation
      FRE 101 Elementary French I
      FRE102 Elementary French II
      FRE 201 Intermediate French I
      FRE 202 Intermediate French II
      GER 101 Elementary German I
      GER 102 Elementary German II
      GER 201 Intermediate German I
      GER 202 Intermediate German II
      JPN 101 Beginning Japanese I
      JPN 102 Beginning Japanese II
      RAE 150 Elementary Chinese I
      RAE 151 Elementary Chinese II
      SED 101 Sign Language I
      SED 102 Sign Language II
      SED 203 Sign Language III
      SED 204 Sign Language IV
      SPA 101 Elem Spanish I
      SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II
      SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I
      SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II

    *listed under more than one category and/or with a different prefix; may not be counted in more than one general education category.

    Note: Cultural Studies: At least one course within the 48 cr. hr. general education block of the AA/AS must be selected from the identified Cultural Studies course list.



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