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Archive Specialist (Graduate)

Learn to preserve and index artifacts for the future.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

HIS 625 - Archives and Digital Humanities

HIS 689 - Research and Writing Public History

HIS 596 or HIS 696 - Archive Internship; or HIS 592 or HIS 692 - Independent Research

Contact: Dr. Brian Hackett, hackettb1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

We work to preserve what we don’t want to lose, and archives are repositories of tomorrow’s lessons from today. Interested in working or managing an archive and understanding how archives operate at all levels? This micro-credential teaches research and archiving techniques, including artifact handling, preservation, cataloguing, public access and writing for an audience.

Use archives as a resource and storage medium for paper and other two-dimensional objects.

Understand archive operations.

Effectively communicate both orally and in written form.

Prepare archive work plans.

Work with the public on archiving projects.

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Artifact Care Specialist (Graduate)

Prepare to manage museum collections and historic sites.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

HIS 609 - Collections and Museum Management

HIS 630 - American Decorative Arts or HIS 625 - Archives and Digital Humanities

HIS 596 or HIS 696 - Archive Internship; or HIS 592 or HIS 692 - Independent Study

Contact: Dr. Brian Hackett, hackettb1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

Museums and historic sites provide opportunities to share pieces of history with the public, educating the general population on methods and lifestyles enjoyed and employed in the past. If you have a strong interest in managing museum collections and historic sites, this micro-credential will give you tools for an important career.

Assess the needs of museum and archive collections.

Develop a plan addressing identified needs.

Assess electronic and other record keeping system to meet the needs of the institution and the public.

Use skills to accurately identify dates, periods, influences, materials and makers.

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Museum Education (Graduate)

Learn to create and implement educational programming in museums and historic sites.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

HIS 605 - Museum Education and Interpretation

EDMT 545 - Methodology & Pedagogy for Middle Grades and Secondary Social Studies

HIS 596 or HIS 696 - Museum Education Internship; or HIS 592 or HIS 692 - Independent Research

Contact: Dr. Brian Hackett, hackettb1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

 

Whether you’re a student or museum professional, you can learn to create and implement educational programming in museums and historic sites. Understand the underlying principles of education in museums, object and site interpretation, and current curriculum standards, and gain direct experience in creating effective programs for various groups, from kindergarten through adult. The internship will take place with a partnering institution with professionals working in the field.

Communicate orally and in written form.

Interpret objects and subjects.

Create and implement audience-targeted educational programs within a museum or other setting (including children in educational programs).

 

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Designing Experiences in Museums (Graduate)

Learn to build accurate displays and environments to engage and educate the public.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

HIS 607 - Exhibits in Museums and Historic Sites

HIS 605 - Museum Education and Interpretation

HIS 596 or HIS 696 - Exhibit Internship; or HIS 592 or HIS 692 - Independent Research

Contact: Dr. Brian Hackett, hackettb1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

 

Do you enjoy building accurate displays and environments designed to engage and educate the public? This micro-credential is for individuals interested in exhibit design and theory, and it provides opportunities to gain real-world, hands-on experiences caring for artifacts and producing, interpreting, constructing, installing, evaluating and caring for exhibits. Student will be part of an exhibit team at one of our partner institutions.

Design and implement museum exhibits that are informative, attractive and meet certain goals and objectives.

Develop complex historical narratives and place them in exhibit form.

Effectively communicate using the exhibit medium.

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Museum Studies (Undergraduate)

Get started in museum studies.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

ANT 307 - Museum Methods

ANT 311 - Museums in Contemporary Society, or HIS 317 - History Behind American Treasures

ANT 396 - Museum Internship

Contact: Dr. Judy Voelker, voelkerj1@nku.edu

Offered in-person.

 

 

Want to get started in museum studies? This introduction to museums, museum issues and controversies in the past and present will expose you to museum methods and practices and allow you to gain experience in museum work. This micro-credential will familiarize students with
museums, better preparing them for work in the museum field and/or graduate study, while also providing an advantage when applying for jobs in the museum field.

Understand museums in the past and present, including the legal, social and political issues related to museums, their collections and individual objects.

Display knowledge of the history of modern museums and the role(s) museums play in advancing an appreciation of culture.

Perform skills in collections management, exhibition and public outreach/programming.

Apply concepts and methods at a museum through an internship.

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Cultural Resource Management, CRM (Undergraduate)

In an age of constant advancement, deliberate preservation of cultural concepts, artifacts and languages is imperative

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

ANT 210 Archaeology Method and Theory

ANT 315 Archaeological Excavation Methods

 

Any two of the following:

ANT 308 Cultural Resource Management

ANT 355 Archaeology Laboratory Analysis

GEO 522 Historical Preservation 

 

Contact: Sharyn Jones, joness33@nku.edu

Most archaeologists working today are employed in private contracting and consulting, as well as in governmental agencies as cultural resource managers (CRM). These courses teach the laws that govern the practice of archaeology in the United States and provide hands-on instruction in field and laboratory skills employers seek. The micro-credential is of value to currently employed CRM and governmental archaeologists, as well as archaeology students preparing to enter the job market.

Understand the history of archaeology’s development in the United States and ways archeological artifacts and materials are used to interpret them.

Possess a working knowledge of current laws governing the practice of archaeology in the United, as well as the and the legal history behind them.

Have practical, hands-on experience on archaeological sites, working as archaeologists-in-training under experienced professionals.

Display theoretical and methodological understanding of how archaeological artifacts are documented and analyzed in the laboratory.

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Start Speaking French (Undergraduate)

Learn spoken and writen French at the elementary-to-intermediate level.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

FRE 101 - Elementary French I

FRE 102 - Elementary French II

FRE 201 - Intermediate French I

FRE 202 - Intermediate French II

All courses are offered face-to-face.

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact: Dr. Caryn Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu

Does your career expose you to another language? Or maybe learning a foreign language is on your bucket list? The Start Speaking French micro-credential is designed to teach linguistic skills at the intermediate-low proficiency level as defined by ACTFL (the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language).

Identify the topic and related information in short informational and fictional texts.

Identify the main idea in short conversations.

Create simple sentences and ask appropriate follow-up questions during interactions.

Discuss familiar topics by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.

Present personal information using simple sentences.

Express preferences and explain feelings about familiar topics using simple sentences.

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Start Speaking German (Undergraduate)

Learn spoken and writen German at the elementary-to-intermediate level.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

GER 101 - Elementary German I

GER 102 - Elementary German II

GER 201 - Intermediate German I

GER 202 - Intermediate German II

All courses are offered face-to-face.

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact: Dr. Caryn Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu

Does your career expose you to another language? Or maybe learning a foreign language is on your bucket list? The Start Speaking German micro-credential is designed to teach linguistic skills at the intermediate-low proficiency level as defined by ACTFL (the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language).

Identify the topic and related information in short informational and fictional texts.

Identify the main idea in short conversations.

Create simple sentences and ask appropriate follow-up questions during interactions.

Discuss familiar topics by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.

Present personal information using simple sentences.

Express preferences and explain feelings about familiar topics using simple sentences.

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Start Speaking Japanese (Undergraduate)

Learn spoken and writen Japanese at the elementary-to-intermediate level.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

JPN 101 - Elementary Japanese I

JPN 102 - Elementary Japanese II

JPN 201 - Intermediate Japanese I

JPN 202 - Intermediate Japanese II

JPN 101 is offered both online and face-to-face. The remaining courses are offered face-to-face.

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact: Dr. Caryn Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu

Does your career expose you to another language? Or maybe learning a foreign language is on your bucket list? The Start Speaking Japanese micro-credential is designed to teach linguistic skills at the intermediate-low proficiency level as defined by ACTFL (the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language).

Identify the topic and related information in short informational and fictional texts.

Identify the main idea in short conversations.

Create simple sentences and ask appropriate follow-up questions during interactions.

Discuss familiar topics by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.

Present personal information using simple sentences.

Express preferences and explain feelings about familiar topics using simple sentences.

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Start Speaking Spanish (Undergraduate)

Learn spoken and writen Spanish at the elementary-to-intermediate level.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

SPI 101 - Elementary Spanish I

SPI 102 - Elementary Spanish II

SPI 201 - Intermediate Spanish I

SPI 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

SPI 101 and 102 are offered both online and face-to-face. SPI 201 and 202 are offered face-to-face.

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact: Dr. Caryn Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu

Does your career expose you to another language? Or maybe learning a foreign language is on your bucket list? The Start Speaking Spanish micro-credential is designed to teach linguistic skills at the intermediate-low proficiency level as defined by ACTFL (the American Council on Teaching Foreign Language).

Identify the topic and related information in short informational and fictional texts.

Identify the main idea in short conversations.

Create simple sentences and ask appropriate follow-up questions during interactions.

Discuss familiar topics by creating simple sentences and asking appropriate follow-up questions.

Present personal information using simple sentences.

Express preferences and explain feelings about familiar topics using simple sentences.

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Next-Step French (Undergraduate)

Gain advanced understanding and use of spoken and written French.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

FRE 304 - Composition and Conversation

Linguistics skills course (take one):

  • FRE 307 - Introduction to Translation
  • FRE 401 - Phonetics and Pronunciation
  • FRE 402 - Advanced Grammar and Syntax

Professional skills course (take one):

  • WLL 396 - World Languages and Literatures Internship
  • FRE 340 - Business Language
  • WLL 294 - Language for the Professions

Cultural knowledge course (take one):

  • FRE 310 - French Culture and Society Today
  • FRE 311 - French Cultural History
  • FRE 330 - Studies in French Language Cinema
  • FRE 480 - Studies in French Culture

All courses are offered face-to-face.

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact: Dr. Caryn Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu

Gain a more sophisticated understanding of French through in-depth examination of complex linguistic structures. The micro-credential in Next-Step French provides students with linguistic skills and professional and cultural knowledge applicable to a wide variety of professions, both domestic and international.

Develop speaking, writing, reading, listening and cultural skills in French at an advanced level.

Apply language skills and cultural knowledge to work and professional contexts.

Increase knowledge of the cultures associated with the language of study through more in-depth examination of specific areas such as art, history or immigration.

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Next-Step German (Undergraduate)

Gain advanced understanding and use of spoken and written German.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

GER 304 - Composition and Conversation

Linguistics skills course (take one):

  • GER 307 - Introduction to Translation
  • GER 401 - Phonetics and Pronunciation
  • GER 402 - Advanced Grammar and Syntax

Professional skills course (take one):

  • WLL 396 - World Languages and Literatures Internship
  • GER 340 - Business Language
  • WLL 294 - Language for the Professions

Cultural knowledge course (take one):

  • GER 310 - German Culture and Society Today
  • GER 311 - German Cultural History
  • GER 330 - Studies in German Language Cinema
  • GER 480 - Studies in German Culture

All courses are offered face-to-face.

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact: Dr. Caryn Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu

Gain a more sophisticated understanding of German through in-depth examination of complex linguistic structures. The micro-credential in Next-Step German provides students with linguistic skills and professional and cultural knowledge applicable to a wide variety of professions, both domestic and international.

Develop speaking, writing, reading, listening and cultural skills in German at an advanced level.

Apply language skills and cultural knowledge to work and professional contexts.

Increase knowledge of the cultures associated with the language of study through more in-depth examination of specific areas such as art, history or immigration.

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Next-Step Japanese (Undergraduate)

Gain advanced understanding and use of spoken and written Japanese.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

JPN 304 - Composition and Conversation

Linguistics skills course (take one):

  • JPN 307 - Introduction to Translation
  • JPN 401 - Phonetics and Pronunciation
  • JPN 402 - Advanced Grammar and Syntax

Professional skills course (take one):

  • WLL 396 - World Languages and Literatures Internship
  • JPN 340 - Business Language
  • WLL 294 - Language for the Professions

Cultural knowledge course (take one):

  • JPN 310 - Japanese Culture and Society Today
  • JPN 311 - Japanese Cultural History
  • JPN 330 - Studies in Japanese Language Cinema
  • JPN 480 - Studies in Japanese Culture

All courses are offered face-to-face.

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact: Dr. Caryn Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu

Gain a more sophisticated understanding of Japanese through in-depth examination of complex linguistic structures. The micro-credential in Next-Step Japanese provides students with linguistic skills and professional and cultural knowledge applicable to a wide variety of professions, both domestic and international.

Develop speaking, writing, reading, listening and cultural skills in Japanese at an advanced level.

Apply language skills and cultural knowledge to work and professional contexts.

Increase knowledge of the cultures associated with the language of study through more in-depth examination of specific areas such as art, history or immigration.

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Next-Step Spanish (Undergraduate)

Gain advanced understanding and use of spoken and written Spanish.

Required Courses Career Development Student Learning Outcomes

SPI 304 - Composition and Conversation

Linguistics skills course (take one):

  • SPI 307 - Introduction to Translation
  • SPI 401 - Phonetics and Pronunciation
  • SPI 402 - Advanced Grammar and Syntax

Professional skills course (take one):

  • WLL 396 - World Languages and Literatures Internship
  • SPI 340 - Business Language
  • WLL 294 - Language for the Professions

Cultural knowledge course (take one):

  • SPI 310 - Spanish Culture and Society Today
  • SPI 311 - Spanish Cultural History
  • SPI 330 - Studies in Spanish Language Cinema
  • SPI 480 - Studies in Spanish & Spanish-American Culture

All courses are offered face-to-face.

Please note: Students with prior study of the language can take the WebCAPE placement test to test into 102 or higher courses, and receive free retroactive credit for the courses they skip as part of our World Language Incentive Program (WLIP).

Contact: Dr. Caryn Connelly, connellyc1@nku.edu

Gain a more sophisticated understanding of Spanish through in-depth examination of complex linguistic structures. The micro-credential in Next-Step Spanish provides students with linguistic skills and professional and cultural knowledge applicable to a wide variety of professions, both domestic and international.

Develop speaking, writing, reading, listening and cultural skills in Spanish at an advanced level.

Apply language skills and cultural knowledge to work and professional contexts.

Increase knowledge of the cultures associated with the language of study through more in-depth examination of specific areas such as art, history or immigration.