Summer session and the KU Core

Get closer to graduation this summer

The summer session is a great time to take a course that fulfills a required KU Core Goal, or even discover a new passion. Below is a list of fully online KU Core courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. If you don’t find anything on this list – no problem – use this handout to help you search the schedule of classes for a course that fits your needs and interests.

Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking
  • AAAS 105/HIST 104: Introduction to African History
  • ATMO 220: Unusual Weather
  • ENGL 203: Topics in Reading and Writing: Professional Writing
  • ENGL 209: Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 210: Introduction to Poetry
  • HIST 114: Renaissance-Revolutions: Europe 1500-1789
  • HUM 204: Western Civilization I
  • HUM 205: Western Civilization II
  • PHIL 148: Reason and Argument
  • PHIL 310: Introduction to Symbolic Logic
  • REL 104: Introduction to Religious Studies
  • SOC 104: Elements of Sociology
  • SOC 160: Social Problems and American Values
  • WGSS 333: Politics of Physical Appearance
Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH 101: College Algebra
  • MATH 105: Topics in Math
  • MATH 115: Calculus I
  • MATH 365 Elementary Statistics
  • POLS 306: Political Science Methods of Inquiry
Goal 2.1 Written Communication
  • ANTH/WGSS 389: Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond
  • ENGL 101: Composition
  • ENGL 102: Critical Reading and Writing
  • ENGL 203: Topics in Reading and Writing: Professional Writing
  • ENGL 209: Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 210: Introduction to Poetry
  • HIST 120: Colonial Latin America
  • HUM 204: Western Civilization I
Goal 2.2 Oral Communication
  • COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communiation
Goal 3H Humanities
  • AAAS 103: Introduction to Africa
  • AAAS 105/HIST 104: Introduction to African History
  • AMS 100: Intro to American Studies
  • CLSX 148 Greek and Roman Mythology
  • ENGL 203: Topics in Reading and Writing: Professional Writing
  • ENGL 209: Introduction to Fiction
  • ENGL 210: Introduction to Poetry
  • HA 100/300: Intro to Western Art History
  • HA 330: Italian Renaissance Art
  • HIST 120: Colonial Latin America
  • JWSH/REL 124: Understanding the Bible
  • PHIL 148: Reason and Argument
  • PHIL 310: Introduction to Symbolic Logic
  • REL 104: Introduction to Religious Studies
  • SLAV 148: Introduction to Slavic Folklore
  • WGSS 389: Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond
Goal 3N Natural Science
  • ANTH 304: Fundamentals of Physical Anthropology
  • ATMO 105: Introduction to Meterology
  • ATMO 220: Unusual Weather
  • EVRN/GEOG 148: Scientific Principles in Environmental Studies
  • GEOG 104: Principals of Physical Geography
  • GEOG 150: Environment, Culture, and Society
  • GEOL 105: History of the Earth
  • GEOL 302: Oceanography
Goal 3S Social Science
  • AAAS 103: Introduction to Africa
  • ABSC 160: Introduction to Child Behavior and Development
  • ANTH 100: General Anthropology
  • COMS 310: Intro to Organizational Communication
  • ECON 104: Introductory Economics
  • EVRN 150: Environment, Culture & Society
  • GEOG 102: Principles of Human Geography
  • POLS 110: Introduction to US Politics
  • POLS 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 170: Introduction to International Politics
  • POLS 320: Introduction to Public Policy
  • PSYC 104: General Psychology
  • PSYC 120: Personality
  • SOC 104: Elements of Sociology
  • SPLH 261: Survey of Communication Disorders
  • WGSS 101: Intro to WGSS
  • WGSS 389: Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond
Goal 4.1 Human Diversity
  • AMS 100: Intro to American Studies
  • HIST 353: Indigenous Peoples of North America
  • LING 320: Language in Culture and Society
  • SOC 104: Elements of Sociology
  • SOC 160: Social Problems and American Values
  • SOC 330: American Society
  • WGSS 101: Intro to WGSS
  • WGSS 327: Perspectives Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
  • WGSS 333: Politics of Physical Appearance
Goal 4.2 Global Culture/Awareness
  • AMS/SOC 332: United States in Global Context
  • ANTH 100: General Anthropology
  • ECIV 104: Eastern Civilizations
  • ENGL/GIST 306: Global Environmental Literature
  • GEOG 102: Principles of Human Geography
  • HA 100/300: Intro to Western Art History
  • HA 363: Modern Korean Art & Culture
  • HIST 124/LAA 100: Latin American Culture & Society
  • HUM 204: Western Civilization I
  • HUM 205: Western Civilization II
  • JWSH/REL 124: Understanding the Bible
  • POLS 150: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • POLS 170: Introduction to International Politics
  • SLAV 148: Introduction to Slavic Folklore
  • WGSS 389: Anthropology of Gender: Female, Male, and Beyond
Goal 5.1 Social Responsibility and Ethics
  • PHIL 360: Moral Issues in Business
  • PHIL 380: Environmental Ethics
  • REL 377: Religious Ethics and Moral Decisions
  • SOC 160: Social Problems and American Values
Goal 6.1 Integration and Creativity
  • LA&S 494: Senior Seminar in Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • LING 320: Language in Culture and Society
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