2019 Summer Sessions at UK

Summer courses are a great way for students to work ahead on their degree. Students wanting to enroll in summer courses can explore a wide range of available courses (college courses listed below).

Interested UK students should discuss degree plans and options with their advisor. Students from other universities can enroll as a visiting student.

To learn more about UK's summer session, explore the University Registrar's website. 

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College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment: Summer 2019 Courses

The College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment will be offering select courses available during Summer 2019. Courses will be offered in:

  • Animal Sciences
  • Community and Leadership Development
  • Dietetics and Human Nutrition
  • Entomology
  • Equine Science and Management
  • Family Sciences
  • General Agriculture
  • Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles

Animal Sciences

ASC 209: Veterinary Medical Terminology taught by Roberta M Dwyer
This course will cover veterinary terminology including medical word roots, prefixes, suffixes and animal specific terminology involving food animals, horses and pets. Veterinary case studies will allow students to apply these fundamentals in practical situations. Appropriate for pre-vets and any students interested in animal health and care.Prereq: Primary registration access limited to College of Agriculture, Food and Environment majors or consent of instructor, remaining seats open during secondary registration. Students who have completed CLA 131 are not eligible to take ASC 209 without consent of instructor.

Community and Leadership Development

CLD 102: The dynamics of rural social life. taught by Julia Ann Miller
Introduces major concepts of sociology by exploring social, political and cultural issues confronting rural society and American agriculture, such as: population change, industrialization, energy developments, agricultural change. Student may not receive credit for both this course and SOC 101.

CLD 305: Research methods in community and leadership development. Heather Lynn Hyden
This course will familiarize students with research concepts, methods, and skills used in community and organizational development and communication. The course focuses on applied research topics such as secondary data analysis, survey design, focus groups, key informant interviews and content analysis. In addition, the course considers the politics of information and ethical concerns in social research. Prereq: Major standing and CLD 300 (may be taken concurrently).

CLD 360: Environmental Sociology. Evan Joseph Batty
A sociological study of the inter-relationship between human societies and the natural environment. Topics may include population growth; food systems; energy; climate change; risk perception; disasters; sustainability; social movements; and environmental justice. Prereq: SOC 101 or CLD 102.

CLD 362: Field Experience in CLD. John C Hill
Supervised experiences in businesses, agencies or government. Required of all Community Communications and Leadership Development majors. Includes observation, participation, experience, field trips, inspection of programs, and professional organizations. Prereq: Junior standing, majors only.

CLD 403: Leadership and Communication. Maria Claire Cahill
This course is designed to expand student understanding of the theory and practice of leadership, conflict management, and decisionmaking. It is also designed to focus on issues of cohesiveness, trust, motivation, vision, and goals. Students must integrate their personal ethics and definition of leadership in various course assignments and projects. Prereq: Admission to the program or consent of instructor.

CLD 404: Contemporary Leadership Applications. John C Hill
This course supplements and integrates previous learning and is designed to provide maximum exposure to various concepts and perspectives of leadership through observational experiences, critical thinking, and self-analysis. It is also designed to allow the demonstration of previously learned leadership theories, styles, and strategies. Students must integrate their personal ethics and vision of leadership in their examination of various contemporary leadership contexts. Prereq: Admission to the program or consent of instructor.

CLD 460 Community Development and Change. Shannon Celeste White

This course examines change and change management within communities and organizations. This includes looking at the change process through the eyes of innovation, opinion leader and community member. In addition to individual skill development, this course will introduce a vision of an ideal organization/community, one that supports innovation and creativity, knowledge exchange and application and collaboration; a culture that makes productive change a part of the everyday work, encouraging initiative and promoting viability in today’s society. This course weaves together theoretical and experiential threads using insights gained from readings, industry-based examples, case studies, class assignments and experiential activities. Prereq: Major standing in CLD.

Dietetics and Human Nutrition

DHN 101: Human Nutrition and Wellness.
Food composition, digestion, absorption and metabolism as related to selection of nutrients essential for human life, growth, reproduction, lactation, wellness and physical activity. Not open to DHN majors except hospitality management students.

DHN 212: Introductory Nutrition. Tammy J Stephenson
An elementary study of the principles of nutrition and the application of these principles to providing adequate nutrition to humans. The chemical and physiological approach to nutrition is emphasized. Prereq: CHE 105 or CHE 103 or CHE 108; plus, past or concurrent BIO 103 or BIO 148 or BIO 152 or BIO 208.

DHN 241: Food Service Sanitation.
This course covers the principles of food microbiology, important food borne diseases, standards that are enforced by regulatory agencies, and applied measures for the prevention of food borne diseases and other microbiological problems. It leads to certification from the National Restaurant Association.


ENT 110: Insect Biology. Nicholas M Teets
Overview of the biology of insects. Emphasizes how this enormously abundant and important group of animals has resolved the basic challenges of survival and reproduction. Principles of physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolution are introduced using insects as examples. The roles of both beneficial and detrimental insects will be discussed.

ENT 340: Livestock Entomology. Lee H Townsend Jr
Biology and behavior of insects and other pests attacking livestock, poultry, pets and wildlife. Current control methods are discussed. For students interested in livestock production, farm management, dairy science, poultry science, and preveterinary medicine, as well as general agriculture.

Equine Science and Management

EQM 300: Topics in Equine Science and Management.
Study in special topics in equine science and management. May be repeated under a different subtitle to a maximum of fifteen credit hours. Hours are variable with each special course. Prereq: As specified by the instructor.

Family Sciences

FAM 251: Personal/ Family Finance. Eileen Durbin or Hyungsoo Kim
Management of personal and family financial resources throughout the lifespan. A study of individual and family finances as related to planning, credit, savings, investment, insurance, taxes, housing costs, transportation costs, retirement and estate planning.

FAM 253: Human Sexuality: Development, Behavior, and Attitudes. Jason Hans
An introductory survey of human sexuality including gender, love and intimacy, sexual expression and variation, sexual orientation, contraception, pregnancy and birth, sexually transmitted infections, sexual coercion, and sex in society. FAM 253 is a University Studies Program Course. Prereq: Three hours in social or behavioral science.

FAM 254: Life Course Human Development. Katarina Krizova
An introduction to the basic principles of human development through the life course of the individual from conception to death, common life transitions, and social change shape people’s lives from birth to death. Roles of family, school, peers, and work will also be examined in relation to human development. Emphasis will be placed on the general theories of human development and their relation to the life course.

FAM 350: Consumer Issues. Claudia Jo Heath
An in-depth study of consumer issues, rights, and responsibilities. An examination of how individual and societal decisions affect quality of life, including consumer safety, and the interactions of consumption, health, law, government regulations and the economy. Consumer education and financial literacy will also be emphasized.

FAM 352: Issues in Family Sciences. Alyssa Morgan Campbell
The scientific study of the family. Topics covered will include the important theoretical frameworks in family sciences, historical trends in marriage and family life, gender role theory, family life cycle theory, parenthood, communication, economics of family life, family wellness, capacity building, resource sustainability, integrative elements in life course development, conflict, divorce, stepfamilies and stepparenting, and family strengths. Students will analyze contemporary family issues and take informed, written positions on these issues. This course is required for all Human Environmental Sciences students and Family Sciences minors, and meets American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences accreditation standards. Prereq: Restricted to majors in Human Environmental Sciences; and Family Sciences minors only. Junior or senior standing required.

FAM 357: Adolescent Development. Alexander Vazsonyi
This course conducts an in-depth analysis of adolescent development and adjustment using an ecological, multi-contextual framework. The primary focus is on scholarship and empirical evidence from a number of disciplines that have direct bearing on the study of adolescent development, with a particular interest in applying a cross-cultural/national comparative lens. Prereq: Declared majors or minors in Dept. of Family Sciences, CTED or consent of the instructor. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

FAM 402: Issues in Family Resource Management. Jennifer L Hunter
Examination of family economics and management issues and analysis of their impact on the well-being of families across the major transitions of the family life-cycle. Particular emphasis will be given to family decision-making. Prereq: FAM 251 and declared majors and minors in Department of Family Sciences, or with consent of instructor.

FAM 403: Mate Selection Theory and Research. Diana Haleman
This course is designed to develop a basic understanding of mate selection theory and research. Processes in the U.S. and abroad will be explored. Sex, love, culture, values, and how these factors play into the process of mate selection will be covered. Students may enroll for 1, 2, or 3 credits.

General Agriculture

GEN 109: Special Introductory Course: Fundamental Applications in STEM Trades. Laura Lea Rice
Contact Laura Lea Rice for more infomation and permission to enroll. 

Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles

MAT 247: Dress and Culture. Nikki Marie Kowalski, Maame Afua Offei Adu, or Kimberly Miller-Spillman
A study of the social, cultural, physical, and psychological factors which influence apparel and apparel use in contemporary society.