May 23, 2024  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Resources


The Institute for Global Initiatives


The Institute for Global Initiatives promotes and collaboratively leads global learning and regional studies among KSU’s faculty, students, staff and the community through academic services and programs, research and scholarship, and partnerships. It supports and promotes KSU’s mission of international education by initiating programs, responding to external funding opportunities, and providing leadership for the institution’s regional centers. IGI is currently comprised of the following operating units: Education Abroad Office, Center for Latin American and Iberian Studies, Center for African and African Diaspora Studies, Global Engagement Programs, and Global Admissions. It collaborates with divisions, colleges, departments, and other units to ensure the infusion of international dimensions into teaching, scholarship, and community service. At the core of the IGI is the Education Abroad Office (EAO). The Education Abroad Office coordinates a wide range of international programs and events, including international student recruitment and admission, study abroad programs to various destinations, the annual country-study program, and international student and faculty exchange program.

Confucius Institute

The nonprofit Confucius Institute at KSU promotes the study of Chinese language, culture, ethics, and philosophy, and furthers the understanding of China today.

With the establishment of this prestigious institute at KSU, the university has become a key resource in developing networks with China, the world’s fastest-growing economy, while serving the growing educational and business communities in the Atlanta area, as well as the Southeastern United States.

KSU is partnering with Yangzhou University (YZU) in the establishment of this Confucius Institute. YZU is a key comprehensive university in Jiangsu Province. It emerged in 1992 through the merging of several higher educational institutions; the history of some of these institutions dates as far back as 1902.

For more information, visit the Confucius Institute Website.


Teacher Resource and Activity Center (TRAC)


 The Teacher Resource and Activity Center, located in Kennesaw Hall Room 2005, is sponsored by the Bagwell College of Education and open to all KSU students, faculty, and staff. Educators in the geographical area served by the University are also invited to use the center.

Designed specifically to meet the needs of professional teachers and education majors in the teacher preparation program, the center offers a curriculum library, media services, and instructional materials. It maintains a large library of professional books and periodicals, K-12 textbooks for curriculum planning at all grade levels, theme-related activity guides, supplemental kits, and over 1,500 educational DVDs and videos. TRAC also houses a production workroom equipped with a print/copy station, laminators, spiral and heat binders, poster printers, paper cutters, badge makers, and other assorted machines that support the development of classroom materials. TRAC has an extensive die-cut collection of over 2000 shapes, letters, and numbers for creating bulletin boards and learning center manipulatives. Additional equipment such as computers, opaque projector, tape recorder, CD player, and televisions with VCR/DVD players are available for use in the center. Friendly staff is available to assist visitors.


Writing Center


The KSU Writing Center, located in English Building Room 242, is a welcoming space where all members of the KSU community may receive assistance with any part of the writing process for any assignment in any discipline. The Center’s staff is composed of an eclectic mix of dedicated undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members who are passionate about writing. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made on the Center’s website or in person. The Writing Center also offers weekly workshops on a variety of writing topics and includes a computer lab, writing resource library, and study areas for student use. 

To view hours of operation, to schedule an appointment, and to learn more about workshops, special events, and other services at the KSU Writing Center, visit:


The College of Continuing and Professional Education


Cutting-edge coursework for individuals planning to re-enter the workforce, change careers, or add to their portfolio of skills is the specialty of the College of Continuing and Professional Education. The College offers more than 50 professional certificate programs and a small collection of life and leisure courses sure to spark fun and creativity.

On an annual basis, the College offers more than 2,700 classes annually and serves 22,000 students.  The majority of programs are held at KSU Center.  This location offers students a learning experience inside fully equipped classrooms wired with the latest technology.  The Colleg’s 300+ online classes, in additional to daytime and evening classes, offer great flexibility for the full-time professional.  Professional certificate programs include Culinary Apprenticeship, Medical Assisting, Web Design, Project Management, Meeting & Event Management, Paralegal, Payroll Professional, Administrative Professional, Real Estate Property Management, Certified Nursing Assistant, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Office Assistant, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Professional Developmetn in Gerontology.

The College also offers specialized, age-appropriate programs through Summer University (rising first-graders through high school seniors) and OLLI (classes and events for adults 50 and older).

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are assigned to all professional development programs with one CEU awarded for 10 contact hours of participation. Several selected courses carry PLUs for teacher recertification. Transcripts of earned CEUs are available upon request.

For more information and to request a course catalog, visit or call 770-723-6765.