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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002
     

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    Agriculture
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    Engineering
    Human Ecology
    dDegree Programs
    dGeneral Requirements
    dProgram Options
    dApparel, Textiles, and Interior Design
    dFamily Studies and Human Services
    dGeneral Human Ecology
    dHotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics
    dHuman Nutrition
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    General Requirements

    Bachelor of science degree
    Each degree offered by the College of Human Ecology provides graduates with a foundation for professional practice and life long learning. Graduates from all degree programs in the college will be able to:

  • Understand the interaction of people with their environments.
  • Understand roles and dynamics within family and other human systems.
  • Recognize and value diversity throughout the human experience.
  • Access, analyze, and interpret data to make informed decisions.
  • Articulate informed points of view on issues that affect individuals, families, and professional practice.
  • Apply professional knowledge to improve the lives of people.
  • Demonstrate standards of ethical conduct.
  • Assume the responsibilities of citizenship.

    Basic curriculum requirements are listed below. See specific program descriptions for details.

    General studies (39 hours minimum)

    Communications (8-9)
    ENGL 100Expository Writing I 3
    ENGL 200Expository Writing II 3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA 2
    or
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I 3
     
    Quantitative studies (6)
    MATH 100College Algebra 3
    or
    A college-level calculus course 3
    Statistics course 3
     
    Social science (6)
    (To include course work in economic systems and human behavior.)
     
    Humanities (6)
    Electives* 6
     
    Natural sciences (7)
    (To include course work in life science and physical science; one course with a laboratory.)
     
    Additional integrative studies courses 6
    GNHE 310Human Needs 3
    or
    FSHS 350Family Relationships and Gender Roles 3
    University general education elective 3
     
    Professional studies (36 or more hours) A minimum if 30 hours must be in human ecology or equivalent courses.
    (See specific option/program.)
     
    Unrestricted electives
    (See specific option/program.)
     
    Total hours for graduation 120 or more
    *A listing of categories of courses applicable toward the general studies requirements for human ecology programs is available from the college dean's office.
     
    University general education requirements
    Kansas State University has established requirements for a university general education program. See "University general education requirements" in the Degrees section of this catalog. Transfer students and students who have completed course credits through advanced placement examinations should see the "General education requirements for transfer students" in the Transfer Admission section of this catalog.

    As required by the university, students must meet university general education requirements of 18 credits in approved general education courses, at least 6 credit hours of which must be at the 300 level or above. Only courses completed at Kansas State University and approved for university general education can be used to meet these requirements.

    For more information about university general education requirements, see the Degrees section of this catalog. For a current list of approved university general education courses: www.ksu.edu/registrar/enroll/gened.html

    To ensure breadth in the general education experience, each College of Human Ecology student must complete at least one approved university general education course in four of the following areas:

  • Quantitative studies
  • Economics
  • Social sciences
  • Humanities
  • Life sciences
  • Physical sciences
  • Courses from professional colleges

    For transfer students who are required to complete only 9 credits in university general education courses, three of these areas must be represented. For transfer students required to complete only 6 credits, two of these areas must be represented.

    Grade requirement
    Grades of C or higher are required in all professional studies and supporting courses in College of Human Ecology degree programs.

    Transfer programs
    Careful planning enables students to transfer courses from another college or university that will apply toward specific degree requirements at K-State. Students who plan to transfer should contact the College of Human Ecology Dean's Office as soon as possible to verify the transferability of courses and plan their transfer programs. Two-plus-two articulated programs are available for selected programs at some Kansas community colleges.

    Information about the transferability to Kansas State University of specific courses offered by most Kansas higher education institutions is available on the World Wide Web under the heading Kansas State University Transfer Equivalency Information. This information can be accessed at www.ksu.edu/admit/tran.html on the World Wide Web.

    ProgramsDegreesSchool/departments/areas
    Apparel marketing and designBachelor of science in apparel and textilesApparel, textiles, and interior design
      Apparel marketingmanagement and dietetics
      Apparel design and production
    Communication sciencesBachelor of science in family studiesFamily studies and human services
      and disordersand human services
    DieteticsBachelor of science in dieteticsHotel, restaurant, institution
      Coordinated program in dieteticsmanagement and dietetics
      Didactic program in dietetics
    Early childhood educationBachelor of science in family studiesFamily studies and human services
    and human services
    Family and consumer sciences educationBachelor of science in human ecologyGeneral human ecology
        teacher certification
    Family studies and human servicesBachelor of science in family studiesFamily studies and human services
    and human services
      Family and consumer economics
        (with family financial planning
        emphasis)
      Family life and community services
      Life span human development
      Family studies and human services
        and social work 
    General human ecologyBachelor of science in human ecologyGeneral human ecology
    Hotel and restaurant managementBachelor of science in hotel and restaurantHotel, restaurant, institution
    managementmanagement and dietetics
    Human ecology and massBachelor of science in human ecology and massGeneral human ecology
        communicationscommunications
    Interior designBachelor of science in interior designApparel, textiles, and interior design
    Nutrition and exercise sciences Bachelor of science in foods and nutritionHuman nutrition
    Nutritional sciencesBachelor of science in foods and nutritionHuman nutrition
    (pre-medical, pre-dental, and medically
        related fields)
    Public health nutritionBachelor of science in foods and nutritionHuman nutrition
    TextilesBachelor of science in apparel and textilesApparel, textiles, and interior design
     The dual degree is awarded through the College of Arts and Sciences.

    Topics within Human Ecology:
    dDegree Programs dApparel, Textiles, and Interior Design dHotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics
    dGeneral Requirements dFamily Studies and Human Services dHuman Nutrition
    dProgram Options dGeneral Human Ecology   
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000