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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

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    dGeneral Requirements
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    R. R. Furbee, Head

    Professors Atkinson, Brandsberg, Erpelding, Frank, and Terry; Associate Professors Baker, Boone, Furbee, and Ward; Assistant Professors Brick, and Flores; Instructor Ballou; Emeriti Professors Burke, Graham, Medlin, Thomas, Titus, Unruh, and Warner; Associate Professors Buchanan, Dexter, Jorgenson, McGlashon, Peck, and Wright; Assistant Professors Kuehn, Nelson, and Tennant.

    Agricultural communications and journalism
    Bachelor of science in agriculture
    127 semester hours

    The agricultural communications and journalism major prepares students for various communications positions in public relations, newspaper, magazine, radio-television, advertising, marketing, and agricultural information. Students in the major have opportunities to work with radio facilities, desktop publishing equipment, cameras, and photo scanning equipment. The major focuses on helping students establish industry ties.

    Students must complete the university general education requirements specified by the College of Agriculture. See the College of Agriculture General Requirements section. Students majoring in the curriculum take the following courses:

    General requirements

    ENGL 100Expository Writing I  3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II  3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A  2
    GENAG 101Ag Orientation  1
    MATH 100College Algebra  3
    University General Education courseECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics  3
    University General Education courseCHM 210Chemistry I  4
    University General Education courseCHM 110General Chemistry  3
    CHM 111General Chemistry Lab  1
    Humanities and/or social sciences 12
    Departmental requirements
    Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours in agricultural courses. Area requirements are:

    Agriculture core

    AGCOM 110Introduction to Agricultural Communications 1
    AGCOM 410Agricultural Student Magazine 3
    Select any four required courses from the following:
    AGRON 305Soils 4
    HORT 201Introductory Horticultural Science 4
    AGRON 220Crop Science 4
    ASI 102Principles of Animal Science 3
    University General Education courseAGEC 120Agricultural Economics and
    Agribusiness 3
    Any course in biological and agricultural engineering
    ENTOM 300Economic Entomology 3
    ENTOM 305Livestock Entomology 2
    ENTOM 320Horticultural Entomology 3
    PLPTH 500Principles of Plant Pathology 3
    University General Education courseFOR 375Introduction to Natural Resource
    Management 3
    ASI 302Introduction to Food Science 3
    Agricultural specialization
    In consultation with the advisor, the student will decide to study one area of agriculture in depth. The student will take two courses above the introductory level (advanced courses are defined as those with a prerequisite in that agriculture department).
    Agricultural electives
    Students may choose any other courses in the College of Agriculture to complete the 30 hours of agriculture.
    Students must complete a minimum of 30 hours in journalism and mass communications courses. Maximum journalism hours allowed is 36.
    Journalism core
    These 18 hours are required of all students. Enrollment in all skills courses requires a minimum of 2.5 GPA based on completion of at least 30 hours at the 100 level or above.
    University General Education courseMC 235Mass Communication in Society 3
    MC 400News and Feature Writing 3
    MC 440Editing and Design 3
    MC 500Advanced News and Feature Writing 3
    MC 565Law of Mass Communications 3
    MC 595Mass Communications Research 3
    Journalism electives
    The remaining 12 to 18 hours in journalism may be chosen by the students in consultation with the faculty advisor.
    Biological sciences
    University General Education courseBIOL 198Principles of Biology 4
    BIOL 210General Botany 4
    One of the following:
    ASI 500Genetics 3
    BIOL 201Organismic Biology 3
    BIOL 303Ecology of Environmental
    Problems 3
    BIOL 320Economic Botany 3
    Statistics and computer science
    Select one of the following:
    CIS 101-104Introduction to Personal Computing 3
    CIS 200Fundamentals of Computer
    Programming 2
    Computer language lab (200 level) 2
    University General Education courseSTAT 340Biometrics I 3
    University General Education courseSTAT 350Business and Economic Statistics I 3
    University General Education courseSTAT 330Elementary Statistics for the Social
    Sciences 3
    ASI 490Microcomputer Applicators in Animal Science and Industry 3
    Physical science
    Select one course from the following:
    University General Education courseBIOCH 110Biochemistry and Society 3
    University General Education courseBIOCH 265Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 5
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry 3
    University General Education courseCHM 230Chemistry II 4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry 3
    CHM 531Organic Chemistry I 3
    University General Education courseGEOL 100Earth in Action 3
    University General Education courseGEOG 220Environmental Geography I 4
    University General Education courseAGRON 335Environmental Quality 3
    Business administration and agricultural economics
    University General Education courseACCTG 231Accounting for Business
    Operations 3
    One of the following:
    A course in business or AGEC with a 300 or higher course number.
    University General Education courseDenotes university general education courses.
    Communications courses
    AGCOM 110. Introduction to Agricultural Communications. (1) I. Introduction to agricultural communications programs, activities, careers, and trends. Required of all students beginning a major in agricultural communications. One hour of lec. per week.

    AGCOM 210. Communicating in the Agricultural Industry. (3) I.  The influence of communication styles on and the application of theories to agricultural issues.  Includes analysis of case studies, identification of communication styles and preferences, and determination of effective communication strategies.

    AGCOM 400. Agricultural Business Communications. (3) II. Written communications as used in agricultural industries. A writing course emphasizing the tools and techniques of writing memos, letters, order forms, short and long reports, proposals, presentations, advertisements, and press releases. Three hours lec. per week. Pr.: ENGL 100.

    AGCOM 410. Agricultural Student Magazine. (1-5) I, II. Planning, interviewing, and preparing stories, headlines, layouts, advertising, and editing, for the Kansas State Agriculturist published by students in the College of Agriculture. Pr.: MC 400.

    AGCOM 420. Topics in Agricultural Communications. (1-3) I, II, S. Discussions of topics, studies, and activities important to agricultural communications. This course may be repeated.

    AGCOM 550. Internship in Agricultural Communications. (1-3) I, II, S. The intern works in a professional capacity in areas such as print journalism, electronic media, advertising, photography, and public relations. Student is supervised by a professional and a faculty member. One hour of credit for each four weeks of supervised work. Internship report and presentation required. Pr.: Junior standing and departmental approval.

    AGCOM 770. Practicum in Professional Journalism. (1-4) For advanced students. Supervised practical work in the area of professional journalism and mass communications. Includes laboratory investigation, field work, and internships. Pr.: MC 500 or 320 and consent of supervising instructor.

    Topics within Agriculture:
    dGeneral Requirements dAgricultural Technology Management dFood Science and Industry
    dUniversity General Education dAgronomy dGeneral Agriculture
    dProgram Choices dAnimal Sciences and Industry dGrain Science and Industry
    dAgricultural Economics dCommunications dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dAgricultural Education dEntomology dPlant Pathology
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    Kansas State University
    February 6, 2001