For the latest information on UK Core course offerings please refer to the links below:
UK Core - Approved Courses (this information is kept up to date as new courses are approved throughout the semester)
Overall UK Core course listing (with Spring 2014 courses highlighted) - http://www.uky.edu/sites/www.uky.edu.registrar/files/UKCorespring14.pdf
Spring 2014 courses (with section offerings) - http://www.uky.edu/sites/www.uky.edu.registrar/files/UKCore%20spring14.pdf
UK Core - Online Course Catalog
UKC 100 – Design in Your World [Inquiry - Arts & Creativity]
Understanding how design unfolds from and informs culture, students garner appreciation for and creatively experiment with the embedded practice of design as a basic human response for inhabitation, work, play and worship.
UKC 101 – Information Literacy & Critical Thinking [Inquiry - Arts & Creativity]
Emphasizing critical inquiry and critical thinking through creativity, this course will explore the theories and definitions surrounding the term "information literacy." Students will put this theory into practice by developing problem-solving skills that allow them to meet information and knowledge function in society and will discover methods of finding, accessing, evaluating, and using different information sources in an effective and ethical manner by engaging in creative assignments throughout the semester.
UKC 109 – Creativity and Innovation in Rock Music [Inquiry - Arts & Creativity]
Through lectures, discussions, and class participation in musical activities, students will be introduced to the fundamental elements of rock music, the artists and stylistic periods in rock history, and the cultural and social issues rock has raised in the United States. The class will promote a better understanding of the way creativity impacts rock lyrics, compositional processes, and will also introduce elements of ethnomusicology to study issues of rock's creative presentation of identity, gender, race, sexuality, and ethnicity.
UKC 110 – Why Do We Love Facebook? Social Media: Theory, Culture, Politics, Practice [Inquiry - Humanities]
In this course, we will explore the complexity of social media and its cultural, political, economic, and personal effects. We will study online argumentation, visual writing, affective thinking, participation, social networking, and transmedia storytelling - all of which are features social media engage with in order to be successful.
UKC 130 – Historic Preservation: How the Past Informs the Future [Inquiry - Social Sciences]
An introduction to the theory and practice of historic preservation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. The approach will be through an interdisciplinary lens, including architecture, interiors, history, urban planning, archaeology, geography, economic development, and community engagement.
UKC 310 – History of Hip [Inquiry - Humanities]
This course positions “hip”—in marked opposition to the popular and increasingly pejorative implications of the word as merely of the moment, fashionable, trendy, ephemeral, even disposable—as an enduring canon, subject to the same laws of evolution, stasis, and fluctuation of any other canon. Hip is a counter‐tradition, a shadow of the “official” canon, with its own sources, progenitors, and evolution. We want to trace those permutations, chart where they have taken us and speculate about where we are going now.
UKC 330 – Exploring Gender in Popular Culture [Inquiry - Social Sciences]
Introduces students to the world of popular culture and how popular culture permeates society and has effects on our everyday relationships and interactions. More specifically, the course examines how popular culture is more than our simple guilty pleasures of television consumption, movie watching, song listening, and other means of diversion and entertainment. Rather, popular culture provides us with a lens that shapes our culture, storytelling, interpersonal relationships, and daily lives. This course will mainly explore Western culture and the impact of popular culture on gender roles and identity.