Textbook Information for WKU Graduate Programs 2021

Please refer to the listed textbook information below for 2021 graduate programs: Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), Biotechnology Science (M.S.), Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.), Computer Information Systems (M.S.), Architecture (M.Arch.), and Global Management (M.B.A.). Students need to purchase the textbooks by themselves, such as to go to e-commerce websites (e.g. Amazon.com) for available textbook items. The e-commerce websites may require bank cards with foreign currency payment functions when purchasing textbooks. Students who do not have such bank cards may need to apply for one from banks before purchasing.

Price of the listed textbooks may be comparatively high. Students can go for other cost-saving alternatives to support their textbook needs, such as purchasing e-textbooks, or looking for used copies, or renting textbooks from bookstores / online rental services.

Below is the list of textbooks for 2021 graduate programs (Fall Semester):

Course Textbook ISBN
Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)
EDD 6005

Organizational Theory and Change

Owens, R. G. & Valesky, T. C. (2014). Organizational behavior in education: Adaptive leadership and school reform (11th ed.). Boston: Allyn & Bacon/Pearson. 978-0133489033
Fullan, M. (2015). The new meaning of educational change (5th ed.). New York: Teachers College Press. 978-0807756805
EDD 6302

Educational Research

Gay, L. R., Mills, G. E., & Airasian, P. W. (2012). Educational research: Competencies for analysis and applications (10th ed.). Boston: Pearson. 978-1292106175
EL 5606

School Supervision and Organizational Theory

No textbook required  
EL 5607

Supervision and Evaluation of Instruction

No textbook required  
Biotechnology Science (M.S.)
STME 5010

Molecular Cell Biology

Molecular Biology of the Cell (6th Edition)
by Bruce Alberts (Author), Alexander D. Johnson (Author), etc.
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
STME 5103

Scientific Writing and Presentation

No textbook required  
STME 5510

Biostatistics & Computational Analysis

The Analysis of Biological Data (3rd Edition)
by Michael C. Whitlock (Author), Dolph Schluter (Author)
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.) – TESOL Option
ENG 5122

World Englishes

Global Englishes: A Resource Book for Students, by Jennifer Jenkins. Publisher: Routledge. 978-0415638449
ENG 5105

General Linguistics

Dawson, H. C. and Phelan, M. (Eds). (2016). Language files: Materials for an introduction to language and linguistics (12th ed.). Ohio State U. 978-0814252703
TESL 5420

Methods for Teaching English Language Learners in ESL/EFL Settings: Standards based Approach

Exploring English Language Teaching, by Graham Hall. Publisher: Routledge. 978-1138722781
Computer Information Systems (M.S.)
CPS 5301

Advanced Software Engineering

Software Engineering, by Ian Sommerville. Publisher: Pearson. 978-1292096131
CPS 5440

Advanced Analysis of Algorithms

Introduction to Algorithms (3rd Edition), by Thomas H. Cormen. Publisher: MIT Press. 978-0262033848
Introduction to the Analysis of Algorithms (3rd Edition), by Michael Soltys-kulinicz. Publisher: World Scientific. 978-9813235908
CPS 5802

Machine Learning Innovation

Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn, Keras, and TensorFlow: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques to Build Intelligent Systems, by Aurélien Géron. Publisher: O’Reilly Media. 978-1492032649
Architecture (M.Arch.)  *Textbook information for pre-requisite courses will be announced to students who are required to take pre-requisite courses.
ARCH 5109

Studio 9: Complex program II

No textbook required  
ARCH 5501

Professional Practice 1

No textbook required  
ARCH 5404

Building System 2

No textbook required  
ARCH 5601

Professional Elective I

No textbook required  
Global Management (M.B.A.)
ACCT 5010 

Accounting For Managers

Accounting: What the Numbers Mean, 12th Edition, by Marshall, McManus, and Viele. Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education ISBN13: 978-1260565492
FIN 5300

Business Finance

Fundamentals of Corporate Finance, 12th Edition, by Stephen A. Ross, Randolph W. Westerfield, and Bradford D. Jordan. Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin ISBN: 1260091902 | ISBN13: 978-1260091908

For inquiries, please contact us by programs:

Graduate Programs Telephone No. Email
Doctor of Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) +86-0577-55870076 edd@wku.edu.cn
Biotechnology Science (M.S.) +86-0577-55870466 biotech@wku.edu.cn
Instruction and Curriculum (M.A.) +86-0577-55870063 instcurr@wku.edu.cn
Architecture (M.Arch.) +86-0577-55870060 m.arch@wku.edu.cn
Computer Information Systems (M.S.) +86-0577-55870721 cis@wku.edu.cn
Global Management (M.B.A.) +86-0577-55870723 mba@wku.edu.cn