Lawrence H. Erpelding, Associate Dean
Kevin J. Donnelly, Assistant Dean
Jackie McClaskey, Assistant Dean
Contemporary citizenship in agriculture minor
This minor assists students in building the knowledge that they need to serve as active citizens in society and to understand the way our agricultural industry, rural areas, and global communities interact now and in the future. The minor focuses on agricultural policy and issues while encompassing ethics, personal development, and societal relationships in order to better understand the correlation between agriculture and rural and urban communities at the local, state, national, and global levels. These topics will encourage the citizenship development needed to sustain and build agriculture in the future and will also enhance understanding of the effects of agriculture on society as a whole.
The minor requires the completion of 18 credit hours. The minor requires one foundation course, two ethical and societal relationships courses, and two policy and issues courses. In addition, GENAG 450 Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture, a capstone course, is to be taken during the junior or senior year of the program of study.
Students must complete a "declaration of intent" form describing their plan to fulfill the course work requirements for the minor. The form will be submitted to and approved by the Office of Agriculture Academic Programs.
|Foundation courses (3-4 hrs)|
|AGEC 120||Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness|
|ASI 102||Principles of Animal Science|
|ASI 302||Introduction to Food Science|
|AGRON 220||Crop Science|
|FOR 375||Introduction to Natural Resource Management|
|HORT 201||Introductory Horticultural Science|
|Ethical and societal relationships (6 hrs)|
|ANTH 511||Cultural Ecology and Economy|
|ANTH 524||Immigrant America|
|BIOL 303||Ecology of Environmental Problems|
|BIOL 433||Wildlife Conservation|
|ECON 527||Environmental Economics|
|ECON 681||International Trade|
|GEOG 440||Geography of Natural Resources|
|GEOG 730||World Agriculture Systems|
|GEOG 720||Geography of Land Use|
|GEOG 718||Geography of Public Lands|
|GEOG 760||Human Impact on the Environment|
|HIST 557||History of American Agriculture|
|LAR 322||Environmental Issues and Ethics|
|PHILO 130||Introduction to Moral Philosophy|
|PHILO 135||Introduction to Social-Political Philosophy|
|PHILO 390||Business Ethics|
|POLSC 321||Kansas Politics and Government|
|POLSC 619||Comparative Agricultural Politics and Policy|
|SOCIO 533||Rural Sociology|
|SPCH 450||Special Studies in Human Discourse (Language of Rural Community Building)|
|Policy and issues (6 hrs)|
|ASI 303||History and Attitudes of Animal Use|
|AGEC 410||Agriculture Policy|
|AGEC 415||The Global Agriculture Economy, Hunger, and Poverty|
|AGEC 416||Agricultural Law and Economics|
|AGEC 610||Current Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Issues|
|AGRON 335||Environmental Quality|
|AGRON/ PLPTH 505||Biotechnology|
|ASI 595||Contemporary Issues in Animal Science and Agriculture|
|ATM 661||Water and Waste in the Environment|
|ENTOM 250||Insects and People|
|FOR 285||Forest Resource Management|
|RRES 440||Outdoor Recreation Policy|
|GENAG 450||Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture|
|Capstone course (3 hrs)|
|GENAG 450||Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture|
International agriculture minor
Experiential learning through international study and travel broadens horizons and increases understanding of global issues by allowing students to examine different agricultural systems, the global marketplace, and the role of social values in food consumption patterns. This minor in will add value to undergraduate degree programs, enhance employment opportunities with multinational corporations, and prepare students to function in diverse communities.
The minor requires completion of 16 credit hours. The program is open only to majors in the College of Agriculture. It consists of one foundation course, a foreign language, an international experience, and a capstone seminar. Students are required to complete at least two semesters of university-level foreign language courses. The international experience may consist of a travel study course, study abroad, community service, or internship. Academic credit can be granted for international experiences.
|Foundation course (3 hours)|
|GENAG 200||Topics: Kansas Agriculture in the Global Society.|
|AGEC 415||The Global Agricultural Economy, Hunger, and Poverty.|
|Foreign language courses (10 hours)|
|Students must complete or quiz out of two semesters of one foreign language.|
|International experience (2 hours)|
|GENAG 505||Comparative Agriculture or departmental internship, problems, or topic course.|
|Capstone seminar (1 hour)|
|GENAG 780||Seminar in International Agriculture|
Students are encouraged to select elective courses in agriculture, social science, and humanities areas and/or free electives that complement their study of the region or country selected as the focus of their program.
Students must complete a "declaration of intent" form, describing their plan to fulfill the course work, language, and international experience requirements for the minor. The form will be submitted to and approved by the Office of Agriculture Academic Programs.
General agriculture courses
GENAG 101. Ag Orientation. (1) I. Objectives, organization, and procedures of the College of Agriculture and the university are studied. Historical developments and projected trends in agriculture and the application of basic sciences to agriculture are presented. Required of freshmen in agriculture.
GENAG 200. Topics in Agriculture. (0-3) On sufficient demand. Selected issues in agriculture. May be repeated with change in topics.
GENAG 390. Agricultural Employment. (1) I, II. Assists the agriculture student in developing a career blueprint; understanding job markets and techniques to obtain employment including recruitment/placement services, resume construction, personal interviewing, and job offer evaluation and analysis; and monitoring involved in career planning.
Undergraduate and graduate credit
|GENAG 450.Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture. (3) II. The study of agriculture's relationship with society while encompassing ethics and personal development. Current controversial issues and multidimensional policy topics facing the agricultural industry will be explored with an emphasis on moral and philosophical debates. Issues regarding professional ethics and decision making will also be an emphasis. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: Junior or senior standing.|
|GENAG 495.Agriculture Honors Seminar. (Var., 0-3) I, II. Seminars treat topics relevant to students participating in the Collge of Agriculture honors program. Pr.: Sophomore standing and acceptance into the honors program.|
GENAG 500. Food Science Seminar. (1) I. Review of recent developments in the food science industry and in food science research. Food science literature and intradepartmental research will provide source material. Required of all food science undergraduates in agriculture.
GENAG 505. Comparative Agriculture. (1-4) Intersession. A travel-study program which is intended to acquaint students with agriculture of other countries and other parts of the U.S. and how it differs from Midwest-Great Plains agriculture relative to climate, crops, soils, livestock practices, marketing, and cultural attitudes toward agriculture. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
GENAG 515. Honors Presentation. (1) I, II, S. Presentation of completed teaching or extension activity, research project, or demonstration project. Pr.: Successfully completed honors proposal and permission of honors advisor.
GENAG 630. Food Science Problems. (Var.) I, II, S. Research or related work with others, or a literature search. Written reports are required. Any field of food science for which the student has adequate background. Pr.: ASI 302 and junior standing.
|GENAG 582.Natural Resources/Environmental Sciences Project (NRES). (3) I, II. A comprehensive project in NRES. Requires integration of information and understanding acquired in NRES secondary major courses. Students must prepare and present written and oral reports. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: All writing and oral communications courses required for major. Pr. or conc.: 15 hours of approved courses in NRES secondary major. Cross-listed with DAS 582 and DEN 582.|
GENAG 780. Current Topics in Agriculture. (1-3) On sufficient demand. Selected topics studied to provide an in-depth understanding of current agricultural issues. May be repeated with change in topics. Pr.: Completion of baccalaureate degree.