Northern Kentucky University

Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

Evolutionary Studies

Location: Landrum Academic Center 217

Telephone: 859-572-5259

Fax: 859-572-6086

Email Address:

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Program Director: Monica Wakefield, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

Other Faculty:

Denice Robertson, Department of Biological Sciences; Rudy Garns, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy; John Rockaway, Department of Physics and Geology; Sharyn Jones, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy

Minor in Evolutionary Studies

The minor in evolutionary studies is especially relevant for students seeking high-level integration of the natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and humanities using contemporary evolutionary theory as an integrative concept; for students aspiring to teach evolution in the middle and secondary schools; and for students interested in cultivating an evolutionary view of human nature.

If a particular course has a prerequisite that is not listed as part of the major requirements, then the prerequisite is given in italics below the course for which it is a prerequisite. These prerequisites are not included in the program totals in the table below, but they must be completed IN ADDITION TO other program requirements.

Requirements for Minor: Evolutionary Studies


BIO 158

Biological Evolution


GLY 225

Prehistoric Life


PSY 301/
HNR 301

Evolutionary Psychology*

Prerequisite: PSY 100


ANT 202/202L

Introduction to Physical Anthropology with Laboratory


PHI 348

Darwin and Philosophy


Select 6 credit hours from the following:

ANT 110

Introduction to Archaeology


ANT 394

Topics: Anthropology*


BIO 440

Animal Behavior


BIO 440L

Animal Behavior Laboratory


BIO 494

Topics: Biological Science*


GLY 220

History of the Earth


GLY 294

Topics: Geology*


GLY 402

Invertebrate Paleontology with Laboratory


PHI 394

Topics: Philosophy*


PSY 311



PSY 311L

Biopsychology Laboratory


PSY 337

Animal Learning


PSY 338

Cognitive Processes


PSY 494

Topics: Psychology*


Evolutionary Studies Capstone




*Special topics seminar course in anthropology, biological sciences, geology, philosophy, or psychology: course content may include directed readings, an independent or supervised empirical research experience, a conference presentation (such as a paper or poster presentation), or a term paper. Courses, projects, or research experiences used to satisfy the capstone requirement must be approved by the program director.

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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16

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Course Descriptions

Course Description Notes

Accounting Courses (ACC)

Anthropology Courses (ANT)

Arabic Courses (ARI)

Art Courses (ART)

Astronomy Courses (AST)

Athletic Training Program Courses (ATP)

Biological Sciences Courses (BIO)

Business Informatics Courses (BIS)

Black Studies Courses (BLS)

Business Courses (BUS)

College of Arts and Sciences Courses (CAS)

Cooperative Education Courses (CEP)

Chemistry Courses (CHE)

Chinese Courses (CHI)

Cinema Studies Courses (CIN)

Computer Information Technology Courses (CIT)

Construction Management Courses (CMGT)

Communication Studies Courses (CMST)

Communication Courses (COM)

Counseling Courses (COU)

Computer Science Courses (CSC)

Career and Technical Education Courses (CTE)

Dance Courses (DAN)

Data Science Courses (DSC)

Economics Courses (ECO)

Education – Special Education Courses (EDS)

Education Courses (EDU)

Engineering Technology Courses (EGT)

Electronic Media and Broadcasting Courses (EMB)

English Courses (ENG)

English Developmental Courses (ENGD)

Entrepreneurship Courses (ENTP)

Environmental Science Courses (ENV)

Finance Courses (FIN)

Financial Literacy Courses (FLC)

French Courses (FRE)

Geography Courses (GEO)

German Courses (GER)

Geology Courses (GLY)

Health Education Courses (HEA)

Health Informatics Courses (HIN)

History Courses (HIS)

Honors Courses (HNR)

Human Resource Management Courses (HRM)

Health Science Courses (HSC)

Human Services/Mental Health Courses (HSR)

Informatics Courses (INF)

International Programs Courses (INTL)

Integrative Studies Courses (IST)

Italian Courses (ITA)

Journalism Courses (JOU)

Japanese Courses (JPN)

Criminal Justice Courses (JUS)

Kinesiology Courses (KIN)

Korean Courses (KOR)

Learning Assistance Program Courses (LAP)

Latin Courses (LAT)

Organizational Leadership Courses (LDR)

Library Informatics Courses (LIN)

Developmental Mathematics Courses (MAHD)

Mathematics Courses (MAT)

Medieval Studies Courses (MDS)

Management Courses (MGT)

Media Informatics Courses (MIN)

Marketing Courses (MKT)

Military Science Courses (MSC)

Music Courses (MUS)

Neuroscience Courses (NEU)

Nursing Registered Professional Courses (NRP)

Nursing Baccalaureate Courses (NRS)

Public Administration Courses (PAD)

Physical Education Courses (PHE)

Philosophy Courses (PHI)

Physics Courses (PHY)

Popular Culture Courses (POP)

Public Relations Courses (PRE)

Political Science Courses (PSC)

Psychology Courses (PSY)

Radiologic Science Courses (RAD)

Reading Workshop Courses (RDG)

Religious Studies Courses (REL)

Respiratory Care Courses (RSP)

Russian Courses (RUS)

Integrated Sciences Courses (SCI)

Sociology Courses (SOC)

Sports Business Courses (SPB)

Spanish Courses (SPI)

Statistics Courses (STA)

Social Work Courses (SWK)

Theatre Courses (TAR)

University Programs Courses (UNV)

Women's and Gender Studies Courses (WGS)

World Languages Courses (WLL)

University Administration


Emeritus Faculty


Kentucky Residency