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June 6, 2006
Contact: Barbara Watkins, KU Continuing Education, (785) 864-7881.

KU Continuing Education to offer classes on American culture, human sexuality

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Continuing Education is adding three online courses to its Independent Study curriculum.

AMS 110 “The American Peoples,” TH&F 380 “American Popular Culture of the 1960s” and HSES 489 “Health and Human Sexuality” will be available to students throughout Kansas and the nation. Each course is available for three hours of academic credit.

“The American Peoples” focuses on the immigrant experience, examining the backgrounds, culture and institutions of diverse groups in American society. It analyzes American diversity through the study of ethnicity, race, religion, gender and regionalism.

“American Popular Culture of the 1960s” is an interdisciplinary examination of popular culture forms and their relationship with the social, political and economic dynamics of America in the 1960s.

“Health and Human Sexuality” provides an overview of human sexuality, including sexual expression, sexually transmitted infections, family planning, sexual orientation, atypical sexual behavior, sex therapy and gender formation.

KU Independent Study offers more than 150 distance-education courses on a nonsemester basis. Students can enroll and begin their courses throughout the year.

For more information on these courses, contact Independent Study Student Services at (785) 864-7886 or view the Independent Study catalog and enroll online at www.continuinged.ku.edu.

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