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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2004
    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Calendar
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Admission
    Academic Advising
    Enrollment
    Tuition and Fees
    Degrees
    Grades
    All-University Regulations
    Student Financial Assistance
    Services for Students
    Auxiliary Services and Facilities
    International Programs
    Secondary Majors
    Agriculture
    Architecture, Planning, and Design
    Arts and Sciences
    Business Administration
    Education
    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
    Technology and Aviation
    Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School
    Intercollegiate Athletics
    K-State Research and Extension
    Outreach
    University Faculty
     

    Program Options

    Honors program
    Students with outstanding academic records are invited to participate in the human ecology honors program. High school students are selected according to their scores on the American College Test. Transfer and continuing K-State students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average also are eligible. Advisors help honors students plan individual programs of study, which include honors courses and independent study.

    In the junior or senior year, students complete honors projects on topics of their choice. They develop these projects with human ecology faculty advisors and with the approval of the human ecology honors program coordinator. This independent study may involve extensive reading in a selected area, field study, experience with a research project, or participation in an academic activity that will significantly increase the student's knowledge in an area of interest.

    Dual degree programs
    Kansas State University
    Students interested in combining two degree programs must satisfy the requirements for both degrees. Students may earn dual degrees within the College of Human Ecology, or they may combine their degree in human ecology with a degree from a different college. Contact the dean's office for more information.

    Manhattan Christian College
    The College of Human Ecology cooperates with Manhattan Christian College to plan dual degree programs that enable students to earn degrees from both institutions. Students interested in dual degrees should contact the College of Human Ecology Dean's Office and Manhattan Christian College, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

    Secondary majors
    Certain departmental courses have been approved for credit toward secondary majors in American ethnic studies, international studies, women's studies, and gerontology. A list of approved courses is in the Secondary Majors section of this catalog.

    Minors
    The College of Human Ecology offers the following minors:

  • Apparel and textiles
  • Communication sciences and disorders
  • Family financial planning

    For more information, see the minors section of this catalog and consult an academic advisor and the director of the specific minor program.

    With careful planning, students may be able to complete requirements for a minor within the B.S. degree requirements or with a few additional courses. The hotel and restaurant management degree program includes the courses required for a concurrent minor in business.

    Placement
    The College of Human Ecology cooperates with Career and Employment Services to help students locate internships, co-op education, part-time work, and professional employment in their chosen fields.

    Field study and cooperative education opportunities
    Each department in the college offers field study experience for interested and qualified students. Students may earn university credit while gaining pre-professional experience. University faculty and professionals in the field guide and supervise these experiences.

    Organizations and activities
    Students participate in a wide range of professional activities sponsored by local and national organizations. Most professional areas within the college have a student organization to enhance the personal and professional development of members. Student associations include:

    American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
    American Society of Interior Designers
    Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance
    Family and Consumer Sciences Association
    Family Studies and Human Services Association
    Future Financial Planners
    Hospitality Management Society
    Human Nutrition Association
    International Interior Design Association
    Kansas State Student Speech, Hearing, and Language Association
    Student Dietetic Association

    Undergraduate students may be elected to membership in the Human Ecology College Council, the official student government. All students may participate in the College of Human Ecology Open House, which is held as a part of All-University Open House.

    The College of Human Ecology Ambassadors are a select group of students who serve as hosts for the college and promote college programs.

    Qualified students are invited to join the Phi Upsilon Omicron, Kappa Omicron Nu, and Eta Sigma Delta honor societies.

    Family Center
    Stephan Bollman, Director

    The Family Center provides applied educational experiences for graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

    The center offers educational programs, consultation, and therapy for individuals and families. These services, provided by students who are supervised by School of Family Studies and Human Services faculty, are available to students and the general public.

    Galichia Center on Aging
    Lyn Norris-Baker, Director

    The Galichia Center on Aging coordinates and provides education on aging issues at the undergraduate and graduate levels, promotes and conducts research on issues of aging, and serves as a focal point for agencies and citizens concerned with the well-being of older Kansans.

    The Sensory Analysis Center
    Delores Chambers and Edgar Chambers IV, Co-directors

    The Sensory Analysis Center has the only university-operated professional sensory panel in the United States. Sensory properties of products are analyzed for companies, government entities, and university researchers to provide information about characteristics that are important in product development. The Sensory Analysis Center helps students link theory with application in the study of sensory perception and evaluation of products.

    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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