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Course Descriptions

University of Kansas Course Descriptions

COMS 130 – Speaker-Audience Communication

Study of rhetorical theory and its application to the preparation, presentation, and criticism of oral discourse in audience situations. Special consideration of listening behavior and of the ethical conduct of speech in a free society. 

ENGL 101 – Composition

Instruction and practice in writing in a variety of rhetorical contexts, including academic ones.

ENGL 102 – Critical Reading and Writing

Builds upon the instruction in writing of ENGL 101, emphasizing critical thinking through careful, thoughtful reading and writing. Also instructs in the evaluation and use of secondary sources. 

HIST 128 – History of US Through Civil War

A historical survey of the United States from the peopling of the continent through the Civil War. This survey is designed to reflect the diversity of the American experience, to offer the student a chronological perspective on the history of the United States, and to explore the main themes, issues, ideas, and events which shaped that history.         

HIST 129 – History Of Us After Civil War

A historical survey of the American people from Reconstruction to the present. This survey is designed to reflect the diversity of the American experience, to offer the student a chronological perspective on the history of the United States, and to explore the main themes, issues, ideas, and events that shaped American history.         

MATH 101 –College Algebra

Coordinate systems, functions and their graphs; linear, quadratic, general polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; equations and inequalities; linear and non-linear systems and matrices.            

MATH 365 –Elementary Statistics

Elementary descriptive statistics of a sample of measurements; probability; the binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions, populations and sampling from populations; simple problems of statistical inference. 

POLS 110 –Introduction to U.S. Politics

An introduction to basic American governmental institutions, political processes, and policy. 

PSYC 104 –General Psychology

A basic introduction to the science of psychology. 

SOC 160 –Social Problems & American Values

This course is designed to explore competing explanations for the causes of, and cures for, the enduring problems of American society. The course critically analyzes dominant definitions of social problems, the political and economic roots of these problems, and the public policies aimed at reducing them. 

SPAN (Course number to be confirmed) – 3rdYear Spanish

SPAN (Course number to be confirmed) – 4thYear Spanish

            


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