ART 650. Senior Seminar I. 3 Hours H.

This course explores issues and themes in creative practice while critically examining works of visual art and culture; capstone experience. Concurrent enrollment in at least one upper level Visual Art studio course is required. Typically taken during a student's final two semesters. Prerequisite: 30 hours of departmental electives and instructor permission. Corequisite: Any 300 level or above Visual Art studio course. SEM.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

http://catalog.ku.edu/arts/visual-art/bfa-visual-art/

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The first year is spent in foundations courses where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills. After the foundation year, students can select to concentrate in several degree emphasis areas.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in African and African-American Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/african-studies/ba-bgs/

The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) will provide you with a unique center for studying the relationships among and between all people of African descent. In order to fulfill the mission of the AAAS department, you will investigate the connections between US and global histories, culture, and social and economic systems.  Black Studies, or Africana Studies more broadly, is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to studying the experiences of African people, and African-descended people across the Diaspora.  It grew most directly out of campus demands made by black students, and their allies and supporters, during the mass protest movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's. 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/american-studies/ba-bgs/

Career Opportunities Graduates have prepared for occupations in federal, state, and local government, law, medicine, politics, journalism, business, and education. Many have entered graduate work in American studies or disciplines in their concentrations. See an advisor for a list of American studies courses that may meet teacher licensure requirements in history and social sciences.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/biology/ba-human-biology/

This interdisciplinary major permits students to understand humans from a variety of academic viewpoints: anthropology, applied behavioral science, biology, psychology, and speech-language-hearing. Each human biology concentration offers major-level courses in topical categories that allow students to focus on areas that interest them most while retaining the interdisciplinary manner of the major. The broad nature of this major can prepare students for a variety of post-undergraduate opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in English

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-english/

Why study English language and literature? Because reading and writing shape the world. KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success.  A commitment to teaching and learning. Our department is renowned for its tradition of excellence in teaching.  The vast majority of our undergraduate classes have 20-35 students, and much of the class time is dedicated to active learning and engagement with texts and ideas. In the last ten years, faculty members in the department of English have won ten Kemper Fellowships for Excellence in Teaching, two Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships, a Career Achievement Teaching Award, and a wide variety of other university-level teaching and advising awards, and the department as a whole received the Center of Teaching Excellence (CTE) award for Department Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kansas.  A variety of career and life paths. English majors graduate to a variety of careers, including law, teaching, scholarship, publishing, library science, and journalism--as well as medicine, politics, design, and any number of other fields that value clear communication, interpretive skill, and critical and creative thinking.  Engaged and innovative scholarship. KU's English Department has several core strengths that cross tracks and periods, including Global and Cross-Cultural Approaches; Literature, Rhetoric, and Social Action; Diversity Studies; Language, Literature and Science; and Popular Expressive Forms. At the KU English Department, students work closely with nationally-renowned writers and researchers. Our faculty have won national awards that recognize excellence in research, including grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Philosophical Society, and the Newberry Library, among others. English Department faculty members have also received major research funding from the University of Kansas, including the Hall Center for the Humanities Research fellowships and Keeler Intra-University Fellowships for interdisciplinary work. Undergraduate students can work one-on-one with faculty mentors in the Honors Program, McNair Scholars Program, and Dean's Scholars Program, as well as through independent Directed Studies. 

Bachelor of Arts in Slavic Languages and Literatures

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Because Russia and the Slavs link the West and the East; studying their languages and cultures gives you a different perspective on the world we live in and allows you to pursue professional opportunities that are both in demand and off the beaten path.

Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/jewish-studies/ba-jewish-studies/

The Program in Jewish Studies offers an undergraduate major (BA in Jewish Studies) and minor, Departmental Honors (both by research paper and by service learning), and courses in Jewish Studies, Hebrew, and Yiddish; we also co-sponsor courses in many other units, especially Religious Studies. Among our several focus areas are Judaic studies, identities and ethnicities, languages and narratives, history and archaeology, and applied service in Jewish organizations.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Literature, Language, and Writing

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/english/ba-bgs-literature/

KU's English Department is at the core of the humanities, highlighting the "human" through our individual, one-on-one interactions with our students, our emphasis on community and global engagement, and our abiding interest in our shared humanity through the stories of others. We seek to challenge the mind and to engage the imagination of our students, to teach them to ask questions and to seek for answers.  We encourage them to grapple with the complexity of a culturally and commercially interconnected world and the global networks and processes of cultural exchange. We believe that words and ideas will shape the world. We teach our students life-long skills, so that they learn to write clearly, creatively, and effectively—discovering themselves even as they lay a solid foundation for professional success. 

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/women-gender-sexuality-studies/ba-bgs/

Why study women, gender and sexuality studies? Because much of what people think they know about women, gender, and sex is myth.  Our department seeks to produce intellectually rigorous, analytical and creative work that embodies the perspective of gender in its local and global dimensions through teaching, research, and outreach activities.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Anthropology

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/anthropology/ba-bgs/

The Anthropology Department at the University of Kansas Anthropologists are concerned with the origin, history, and future of the human species. Our mission is to further our understanding of past and present human societies in their cultural, biological, and environmental contexts. As flows of people, ideas, money, and goods are crossing borders at unprecedented speeds, we are encountering human diversity now, more than ever before. The discipline provides students the knowledge and skills they will need to navigate these complex, multicultural, and rapidly changing worlds. Because we study what it is to be human, the field is one of the most wide-ranging of the academic disciplines. There are four main subdisciplines of anthropology: Archaeology is concerned with studying the human past based on the material culture left behind. Biological or physical anthropology is concerned with human evolution and variation. Linguistic anthropology focuses on the relationship between language and culture, as well as the documentation of the history and evolution of languages over time and across space. Cultural anthropology is concerned with the many ways humans organize themselves to live together, questioning past and present patterns of meaning and power relationships on local and global scales. Anthropologists across all of the subdisciplines apply holistic, comparative, and evolutionary perspectives and a range of methodologies in their research. We are committed to fieldwork and the application of this knowledge to helping people better understand one another. Why Study Anthropology? Students have many reasons for wanting to major in anthropology. Some are curious about the origins of the human species. Others are fascinated the diversity of human experiences in ancient and modern periods. Some students intend to pursue international careers, where they will use languages and work in cultural contexts very different from those in which they were raised. Others plan to work in museums collecting and curating human cultural resources. Some wish to pursue graduate training in one of the field’s subdisciplines, while others seek to use their anthropological training as preparation for professional schools, including law, medicine, public health, journalism, business, and engineering. There are many professions where the broad scientific, humanistic, and multicultural knowledge available through the study of anthropology can be useful—in education, healthcare, law, social work, business, human resources, public affairs, cultural resource management, or laboratory research. Anthropological Research Opportunities at KU Laboratory of Biological Anthropology (LBA):  Founded in 1975, the LBA was established as a research center of the University of Kansas. The LBA has supported graduate and undergraduate student research in biological anthropology, human genetics, and genetic epidemiology. Archaeological Research Center:  Located in historic Spooner Hall on the main campus, the archaeology laboratory offers research space and support to Anthropology faculty and graduate students, Archaeology staff, Museum Studies interns, affiliate curators and research associates and visiting scholars. Field Schools:  Anthropology faculty offer field schools in archaeology, biological anthropology, and cultural anthropology. Undergraduates and graduate students have conducted independent and collaborative research in the United States, including Alaska; Mexico, Central, and South America; sub-Saharan Africa; and Asia.  For specific questions about our program, please contact us : The University of Kansas Department of Anthropology Undergraduate Program 1415 Jayhawk Blvd., 622 Fraser Hall Lawrence, KS 66045 E-mail:  kuanthro@ku.edu Phone: (785) 864-2630 Fax: (785) 864-5224 http://anthropology.ku.edu/overview-ba-anthropology

Bachelor of Arts in Humanities

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/humanities/ba/

Why choose a degree in Humanities? The BA in Humanities is an interdisciplinary degree program that provides excellent preparation for twenty-first century careers. Students choose from three major tracks and complete coursework in three or more humanities departments or programs across the university. The program's focus on values, ethics, and civil debate is also reflected in its emphasis on critical thinking, reading and writing, and on individualized student advising and a flexible curriculum.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Philosophy

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/philosophy/ba-bgs/

In philosophy we ask big, important questions.  While asking such questions is easy, answering them is difficult.  Because these questions are often abstract and vague, it is necessary to use precise reasoning and analysis to clarify what exactly it is we are asking.  Only then can we attempt to develop answers.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in Political Science

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/political-science/ba-bgs/

Because political science advances our understanding of politics, power, governance, and public policy in the United States and across the globe.  In the broadest sense, political science is the study of governments and governmental procedures.  Political Science is as old as civilization, because people always have been interested in their government and in their leaders.  But political science as it is thought today, as one of the social sciences, is a comparatively new discipline.  It developed in the United States during the last century as political scientists developed an ability to make increasingly scientific observations of government.  Political scientists are concerned with origins and sources of governmental organizations, their growth, and their decline, as well as with the processes and structure of government.  Ask yourself, Am I interested in public affairs?  Am I a good analytical and critical thinker?  Am I curious about the world and it's workings?  Do I communicate well orally and in writing?  Do I want to be a knowledgeable citizen?  Am I interested in the relationship between government and the people?  Am I curious about how decisions and made and how conflicts are resolved?  

School of Music

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/

...Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts is granted...MUSC 560 or MUSC 650). Minors in music...

Bachelor of Science in Education

http://catalog.ku.edu/education/curriculum-teaching/bs-education/

...the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Students in...Teachers I 3 SPED 650 Constructing Early Childhood...

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/math/bs/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...6 MATH 647 & MATH 650 Applied Partial Differential...

Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/psychology/bs-behavioral-neuroscience/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...in Psychological Research PSYC 650 Statistical Methods in...

Minor in Slavic Languages and Literatures

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/slavic-languages-literature/minor/

...interpreting, international business, art, art history, and travel...and Evgenij Onegin SLAV 650 The Russian Short...

Department of English

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...the Literature and the Arts heading are designated...SAT Verbal Scores: o 650 or higher -- Enroll...

Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/geography/bs-atmospheric-science/

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...Meteorology. Satisfied by: ATMO 650 Advanced Synoptic Meteorology...

Minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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...History and Historiography WGSS 650 Service Learning in...Filmmakers HA 533 European Art 1789-1848: Gender...

Minor in Jewish Studies

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...have deeply affected the art, language and literature...Studies: _____ 3 JWSH 650 Service Learning in...

Humanities Program

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/humanities/

...philosophy, history, religion, literature, art, and language. Such...in Humanities or PCS 650 Senior Seminar in...

Department of Mathematics

http://catalog.ku.edu/liberal-arts-sciences/math/

...background in the liberal arts should enroll in...27 or SAT: 620-650 MATH 002, MATH...

Master of Music in Musicology

http://catalog.ku.edu/music/mm/mm-musicology/

...E.), Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A...courses in the MUSC 650 - MUSC 794 sequence...