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Access to required textbooks through the library's Reserve Services for Kent Core (general education requirements) courses.


The Core Textbooks on Reserve program is designed to give students free access to textbooks for some Kent Core (general education) courses.

To check out a Core Textbook on Reserve, visit the circulation desk on the first floor in the University Library and request. Materials are available to students for a two hour period and may not leave the building.

Textbooks for this project were chosen because they were used in multiple Core courses with high enrollment, multiple sections, and usually found at a higher cost. Depending on the enrollment in the core class, more than one copy of a title may have been purchased by the library and placed on reserve.


ANTH 18630 Human Evolution ARTH 12001 Art as a World Phenomenon 
ARTH 22006 Art History 1: Ancient and Medieval Art ARTH 22007 Art History 2: Renaissance to Modern Art
ASL 19201 Elementary American Sign Language 1 ASL 19202 Elementary American Sign Language 2
ASL 29201 Intermediate American Sign Language 1 ASL 29202 Intermediate American Sign Language 2
BSCI 10001 Human Biology  
BSCI 10002 Life on Planet Earth BSCI 10110 Biological Diversity
BSCI 10120 Biological Foundations BSCI 20020 Biological Structure and Function
CHEM 10030 Chemistry in Our World CHEM 10050 Fundamentals of Chemistry
CHEM 10052 Introduction to Organic Chemistry CHEM 10061 General Chemistry 2
CHEM 10062 General Chemistry 1 Laboratory CHEM 10063 General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry 1 CHEM 30476 Organic Chemistry Lab 2
COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication  COMM 20000 Foundations of Communication
COMM 20001 Interpersonal Communication (Instructor: Aaron Bacue) COMM 25902 Communication Theory
COMM 26000 Criticism of Public Discourse COMM 26001 Public Communication in Society (Instructor: Rekha Sharma)
COMM 30000 Research Methods (Instructor: Janet Meyer) COMM 30000 Research Methods (Instructor: Stepanie Thompson)
COMM 35600 Communication in Small Groups and Teams (Instructor: Michele Bailey) COMM 35600 Communication in Small Groups and Teams (Instructor: Oscar Ramos)
COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication (Instructor: Michele Bailey) COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication (Instructor: Yesim Kaptan)
COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication (Instructor: Mei-Chen Lin) COMM 35852 Intercultural Communication (Instructor: Tewodros Workneh)
COMM 35860 Interviewing (Instructor: Rekha Sharma) COMM 35864 Organization Communication (Instructor: Tami Lewis)
COMM 35912 Gender and Communication (Instructor: Cristin Compton) COMM 35912 Gender and Communication (Instructor: Michael Daniels )
COMM 35912 Gender and Communication (Instructor: Molly Taggart) COMM 40001 Advanced Interpersonal Communication (Instructor: James Belcher)
COMM 40001 Advanced Interpersonal Communication (Instructor: Brandon Sweitzer) COMM 43000 Communication Technology and Human Interaction (Instructor: Michael Beam)
COMM 45006 Media Uses and Effects (Instructor: Michael Beam) COMM 45006 Media Uses and Effects (Instructor: Catherine Goodall)
COMM 45007 Freedom of Speech (Instructor: Paul Haridakis) COMM 45459 Communication and Conflict (Instructor: Ginger Bihn-Coss)
COMM 45459 Communication and Conflict (Instructor: Patrick Dillon) COMM 45807 High Impact Speaking (Instructor: Jennifer McCullough)
COMM 45807 High Impact Speaking (Instructor: James Trebing) COMM 45865 Organizational Training and Development (Instructor: Michele Bailey
COMM 45902 Communication and Influence (Instructor: Hailey Mills) COMM 45902 Communication and Influence (instructor: James Ponder)
COMM 65661 Communication in an Information Society  
DSCI 10410 Information Ethics and Social Responsibility DSCI 13210 Design Processes and Principles
DSCI 23410 Cognition in Technology DSCI 26010 Telecommunications Infrastructure
DSCI 31010 Enterprise Architecture DSCI 33310 Human-Computer Interaction
DSCI 34410 Digital Information Management and Processing DSCI 4/51510 Global Project Management and Team Dynamics
DSCI 51610 Digital Systems Security DSCI 62010 Business Architecture
DSCI 64010 Data Architecture DSCI 64210 Data Science
DSCI 65010 Application and Technology Architecture ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 22061 Principles of Macroeconomics ENG 11011 College Writing 1
ENG 21011 College Writing 2 FIN 36053 Business Finance
FR 13201 Elementary French 1  
GEOG 17064 Geography of the United States and Canada GEOG 21062 Physical Geography
GEOL 11040 Earth Dynamics GEOL 11042 Earth History
GEOL 21062 Environmental Earth Science GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology
HIST 11050 World History: Ancient and Medieval HIST 11051 World History: Modern
HIST 12071 History of the United States: The Modern Period HM 23012 Food Study
HM 4/53030 Food Service Systems Management JMC 20001 Media, Power, and Culture
MATH 11010 Algebra for Calculus MATH 14002 Basic Mathematical Concepts 2
MMTG 45030 Sales and Sales Management MUS 22111 Understanding of Music
MUS 22121 Music as a World Phenomenon NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition 
PHIL 11001 Introduction to Philosophy PHIL 11009 Principles of Thinking
PHIL 21001 Introduction to Ethics PHY 11030 Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe
PHY 13001 General College Physics 1 PHY 13002 General College Physics 2
PHY 13021 General College Physics Laboratory 1 PHY 13022 General College Physics Laboratory 2
PHY 21430 Frontiers in Astronomy  PHY 23101 General University Physics 1
PHY 23102 General University Physics 2 PSYC 11762 General Psychology
PSYC 20651 Child Psychology PSYC 21211 Psychology of Adjustment
PSYC 31532 Social Psychology RUS 12201 Elementary Russian 1
SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology SOC 22778 Social Problems
SPAN 18201 Elementary Spanish 1 SPAN 18202 Elementary Spanish 2
SPAN 28201 Intermediate Spanish 1 SPAN 28202 Intermediate Spanish 2
THEA 11000 Art of the Theatre