Course Descriptions
TOX 780 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TOXICOLOGY.
(2)
Exposure to and actual research experience in an area of toxicology other than that
encountered by students in their thesis and dissertation research. May be repeated to a
maximum of six credits. Prereq: Consent of graduate adviser.
TOX 790 RESEARCH IN TOXICOLOGY.

UK

(1-12)

University Wide

#UK 090 DEVELOPMENTAL UNIVERSITY COURSE
(Title to be assigned).
(1-3)
This course allows offering of developmental topics to assist students to reach proficiency
in an academic area prior to taking credit-bearing courses. This course is not available for
degree credit towards a bachelor’s degree. Each proposal must be approved by the Associate
Provost for Undergraduate Education. A particular title may be offered no more than twice,
after which a permanent course should be developed. Prereq: To be determined by the
instructor.
UK 100 UNIVERSITY COURSE (Title to be assigned).
(1-3)
This course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the
University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK
101 helps first-year students: articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a
research university; articulate UK’s expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the
University’s mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success
such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus
resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college
environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial
relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
UK 101 ACADEMIC ORIENTATION.
(1)
This course is designed to assist undergraduates in adjusting to the academic life of the
University. Through lectures, discussions, exercises, and out-of-class assignments, UK
101 helps first-year students: articulate the purpose and nature of a college education at a
research university; articulate UK’s expectations of its students; gain an appreciation of the
University’s mission, history, and traditions; develop skills for achieving academic success
such as study strategies and library research skills; increase awareness and use of campus
resources; reflect on personal and social issues that first-year students often face in a college
environment; become involved in the total life of the University; and form beneficial
relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
UK 110 PASS/FAIL UNIVERSITY COURSE
(Title to be assigned).
(1-3)
This course permits the offering at the introductory level of special courses of an
interdisciplinary, topical, or experimental nature. Each proposal must be approved by the
Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education. A particular title may be offered at most
twice under the UK 100 number. Students may not repeat under the same title. Prereq: Will
be set by instructor.
UK 201 ACADEMIC ORIENTATION FOR TRANSFERS.
(1)
This course is designed to assist transfer students in adjusting to the academic life at the
University of Kentucky. Through lectures, discussions, exercises and out-of-class
assignments, transfers will gain a better understanding of the challenges which they will
encounter and, thus, will learn how to make effective use of the University’s resources.
Considerable attention will be directed to career planning and to the choice of a major. Offered
on a pass/fail basis only. Lecture, two hours per week for seven weeks.
UK 300 UNIVERSITY COURSE (Title to be assigned).
(1-3)
This course permits the offering of special courses of an interdisciplinary, topical, or
experimental nature. Each proposal must be approved by the Associate Provost for
Undergraduate Education. A particular title may be offered at most twice under the UK 300
number. Students may not repeat under the same title. Prereq: Will be set by instructor.
UK 301 CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES (Subtitle required).
(3)
A study of a non-Western or Third World culture (or cultures) through an examination of
its cultural, artistic, social, political, economic or religious traditions. The particular
culture(s) to be studied and the approach to be adopted will be determined by the instructor.
Each course proposal must be approved by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate
Education and students may not repeat the course under the same subtitle. May be repeated
to a maximum of nine credits.

USP

University Studies Program

USP 100-109 NATURAL SCIENCES (Subtitle required).
(3)
An introductory course of an interdisciplinary, topical, or experimental nature which may
be used toward partial fulfillment of the natural science requirement in the University Studies
Program. Each proposal must include the discipline in which the course is being offered
and the options available to the student to complete the USP natural science requirement.
Each proposal must be approved by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.

University of Kentucky

KEY:

# = new course

USP 110-119 SOCIAL SCIENCES (Subtitle required).
(3)
An introductory course of an interdisciplinary, topical, or experimental nature which may
be used toward partial fulfillment of the social science requirement in the University Studies
Program. Each proposal must include the discipline in which the course is being offered
and the options available to the student to complete the USP social science requirement.
Each proposal must be approved by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.
USP 120-149 HUMANITIES (Subtitle required).
(3)
An introductory course of an interdisciplinary, topical, or experimental nature which may
be used toward partial fulfillment of the humanities requirement in the University Studies
Program. Each proposal must include the discipline in which the course is being offered
and the options available to the student to complete the USP humanities requirement. Each
proposal must be approved by the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.

VS

VS 350 INTRODUCTORY ANATOMY,
PHYSIOLOGY, AND ANIMAL HYGIENE.
(3)
A study of anatomy and physiology as related to courses in livestock production, judging,
nutrition, meats and diseases, and introduction to the basic mechanism of animal disease
and the relationship of animal hygiene.
VS 351 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL HYGIENE
AND DISEASE CONTROL.
(3)
A study of animal sanitation and disease control management. The course will acquaint
students with the more important infectious, toxic, metabolic and parasitic diseases of
domestic animals and will emphasize preventive concepts.
VS 395 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN VETERINARY SCIENCE.
(1-4)
Prereq: VS 350, 351, and consent of instructor. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
VS 600 ETHICS IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH.
(1-2)
The course will commence with an overview of good laboratory practices and present them
as the basis of good scientific research, along with an overview of quality assurance and
appropriate practices in data analysis and data interpretation. The course will then move
to the ethics of human and animal experimentation and discuss the concepts of data and
intellectual property, their ownership and access to them. The problems of reviewing other
workers’ intellectual property such as grant applications, research papers and other
intellectual property will be addressed. Prereq: Research experiences; consent of instructor.
(Same as TOX 600.)
VS 690 PRACTICAL ANALYTICAL TOXICOLOGY.
(3)
An evaluation of techniques for the isolation, identification, and quantitation of drugs,
pesticides and other toxicants in biological samples. Concepts and theory will be presented
in the lecture portion, while the laboratory will be devoted to actual sample analysis by
the students. Lecture, 1 hour; laboratory, six hours. Prereq: Consent of the instructor and
graduate standing in toxicology. (Same as TOX 690.)
VS 748 MASTER’S THESIS RESEARCH.
(0)
Half-time to full-time work on thesis. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters.
Prereq: All course work toward the degree must be completed.
VS 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH.
(0)
Half-time to full-time work on dissertation. May be repeated to a maximum of six semesters.
Prereq: Registration for two full-time semesters of 769 residence credit following the
successful completion of the qualifying exams.
VS 767 DISSERTATION RESIDENCY CREDIT.
(2)
Residency credit for dissertation research after the qualifying examination. Students may
register for this course in the semester of the qualifying examination. A minimum of two
semesters are required as well as continuous enrollment (Fall and Spring) until the
dissertation is completed and defended.
VS 768 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE MASTER’S DEGREE.
(1-6)
Residence credit while completing research and writing thesis. Prereq: Completion of course
requirements for the MS. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.
VS 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTOR’S DEGREE.
May be repeated indefinitely.

† = course dropped

(0-12)

VS 770 VETERINARY SCIENCE SEMINAR.
(1)
Required of graduate students in veterinary science. May be repeated to a maximum of six
credits. Prereq: Consent of staff.
VS 781 CORRELATIVE PATHOLOGY.
(1-3)
Supervised experience in the use of clinical, gross and histopathological technics in the
differential and definitive diagnosis of diseases. May be repeated to a maximum of nine
credits. Prereq: Pathology in D.V.M. curriculum or equivalent and consent of staff.
VS 782 ADVANCED VIROLOGY.
(3)
Current trends in virology. Typical topics include DNA tumor viruses, RNA tumor viruses,
persistent virus infections, and interference. Emphases of molecular mechanisms. Prereq:
BIO 582. Adequate biochemistry and genetics strongly recommended, or consent of
instructor. (Same as BIO 782.)

2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin

* = course changed

Veterinary Science

539

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