Arts, Sciences, and BusinessDon Von Bergen, Department Head
Professors Ahlvers, Bingham, Heublein, and Homolka; Associate Professors Oh, Stephens, and Zajac; Assistant Professors Barnes, Brockway, Collins, Fick, and Guzek; Instructors Ackerman, Griggs, Knopp, and Matthews.
Kansas State University at Salina programs help students acquire sufficient specialization in the technical field of their choice and a general education background intended to enhance their common knowledge. Each curriculum requires general studies courses.
This department includes courses in business, developmental studies, English/communications, mathematics, modern language, science, social science, and humanities.
At the Salina campus, math and English placement will be determined by the ACT placement program COMPASS. COMPASS is a computerized testing program that will assess and assign the level of math and English courses for students.
Applied technologies (ATECH)
A partnership between Salina Area Technical School (SATS) and the College of Technology and Aviation gives SATS graduates the opportunity to complete an associate degree in applied technologies. Students completing the certifications below can complete additional course work to receive the associate degree.
Automotive technology (ATECH-AT)
SATS certificate (45 hours)
K-State at Salina courses
SATS certificate (36 hours)
K-State at Salina courses
SATS certificate (45 hours)
K-State at Salina courses
SATS certificate (39 hours)
K-State at Salina courses
SATS certificate (33 hours)
K-State at Salina courses
SATS certificate (45 hours)
K-State at Salina courses
SATS certificate (35 hours)
K-State at Salina courses
Associate of science
63 hours required for graduation
This two-year associate degree will allow the graduate of the program to succeed in an entry-level business position or continue with a bachelor's degree in one of many different business fields. This program will enhance the academic education of graduates and will create a foundation of business, accounting, and management fields.
Bachelor of science
124 hours required for graduation
(45 hours must be upper division)
Applicants for admission into the technology management program will be accepted on completion of a minimum of 45 K-State and/or transferable credit hours with an overall grade point average of 2.50 or above.
I. Area of technology concentration
BUS 110. Introduction to Business. (3) I. This course surveys the objectives, decisions, and activities within a business organization. Topics include a study of management responsibilities and controls, organizational structures, and marketing activities.
BUS 121. Human Relations in Organizations. (2) Focuses on the many psychological and social pressures people experience when they interact with each other. Two hours rec. a week.
BUS 251. Financial Accounting. (3) I, II, S. Study of business topics such as alternative forms of business organizations; typical business practices; legal instruments such as notes, bonds, and stocks; and financial statements and analysis. The main objective is to develop the ability to provide information to stockholders, creditors, and others who are outside an organization.
BUS 315. Supervisory Management. (3) I, II, S. An analysis of the responsibilities and work environment of a supervisor, with an examination of skills, practices, and concepts helpful in developing effective relations with people in today's changing environment. Pr.: ENGL 100 and SPCH 105 or 106 or permission by instructor.
BUS 320. Total Quality Management for Technology. (3) This course addresses the commitment of management and the organization as a whole to the cultural changes necessary to implement quality improvements throughout the organization. Topics include quality organization and philosophy, quality audit and ISO 9000 series, integration of functional areas, team building, management principles, quality costs, and other associated interactive facets of Total Quality Management. The main concern is to provide the student with a working knowledge of conventional TQM tools. Three hours rec. a week.
FINAN 450. Principles of Finance. (3) II. Study of the basic principles of finance, including discounted cash flow analysis, risk-return tradeoff, asset pricing models, and financial and real asset valuation. Applications of these concepts to the firm's investment and financing decisions and performance analysis will be discussed. Pr.: ECON 120, STAT 350, and ACCTG 231.
MANGT 366. Management Information Systems. (3) I, II. A comprehensive view of the role of information technology in satisfying organizations' information requirements. Problems and techniques concerning the management of responsive information systems with special attention to managers' use of systems outputs. Cases and hands-on exercises emphasizing the use of information systems in decision making, information gathering and organizing, use of modeling techniques, and presentation of information. Pr.: CMST 225; may be taken conc.
MANGT 390. Business Law I. (3) I. A study of law as it relates to business, including court procedures and systems, contracts, torts, agency and employment law, and business crimes. Pr.: Junior standing.
MANGT 420. Management Concepts. (3) II. Managing organizations through fundamental processes of developing plans, structuring work relationships, coordinating effort and activities, directing and motivating subordinates, and controlling. Also includes managerial roles and responsibilities, effective decision making, productivity improvement, and models and theories of human behavior. Pr.: Junior standing.
MANGT 421. Introduction to Operations Management. (3) I. Description and analysis of problems related to the output of goods and services, operations planning and control, and systems management. Pr.: MATH 205 or MATH 220 and STAT 320 or STAT 350.
MANGT 530. Industrial and Labor Relations. (3) II. Basic course in industrial and labor relations. Broad coverage of the institution of collective bargaining and its environment, the goals and operation of labor unions, the impact of unions on management, and labor relations law. Pr.: Junior standing.
MANGT 531. Personnel and Human Resources Management. (3) II. The personnel program and its operational processes of manpower planning, recruiting, testing, developing, and evaluating. Analysis of the personnel department's role in the organization with emphasis on problem solving. Pr.: MANGT 420.
MKTG 400. Marketing. (3) I, II. A general study of marketing principles which lead to the development of marketing strategy. A review of environmental influences and key analytical tools used in formulating marketing plans. Product or service design, distribution, pricing, and promotional programs. Pr.: ECON 110, 120, and junior standing.
College of Technology and Aviation general courses
COT 205. Photography. (3) Basic camera and darkroom techniques of photography.
COT 299. Problems in Arts, Sciences, and Business. (Var.) I, II, S. Opportunity for advanced independent study in specific subject areas in Department of Arts, Sciences, and Business. Subjects are selected by the student and the instructor. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
COT 495. Industrial Internship. (Var.) I, II, S. Experimental learning program in an off-campus setting. Written documentation and oral presentation of project goals, experiences, and accomplishments. Pr.: Approval of faculty internship advisor and sponsoring company.
EDCEP 111. The University Experience. (1-3) I, II. Introduction to the university experience through participation in weekly small group meetings and informational lectures. Study of such topics as academic skills, including communication and critical thinking, academic and career planning and goal setting, and social issues that challenge many college students. Pr.: New students or instructor consent.
EDCEP 202. Career and Life Planning. (2) Applies theory and research concerning assessment of interests and career choice-making to individuals' planning and decision-making. Focuses on increasing understanding of the complexities of the world of work and on skills of integrating such understanding with each person's experience, characteristics, motives, and values in the career exploration process. Reviews resume writing, interviewing skills, and job search techniques.
EDCEP 211. Leadership Training Seminar. (2) I, II. General principles of leadership as applied to small groups. Study of the role of the leader, group processes and interaction, defining group goals, and techniques of observation. Workshop and supervision in small group leadership. Pr.: Sophomore standing and consent of instructor.
EDCEP 502. Independent Study in Education. (1-3) I, II, S. Selected topics in professional education. Maximum of three hours applicable toward degree requirements. Pr.: Consent of department chair.
ENGL 100. Expository Writing I. (3) I, II, S. Introduction to expressive and informative writing. Frequent discussions, workshops, and conferences. Offers extensive practice in the process of writing: getting ideas, drafting, analyzing drafts, revising, and editing.
ENGL 200. Expository Writing II. (3) I, II, S. Introduction to writing persuasively and in response to literature. As with ENGL 100, uses discussion, workshops, and conferences, and emphasizes the writing process. Pr.: ENGL 100 or ENGL 110 and sophomore standing.
ENGL 251. Introduction to Literature. (3) I, II. Study of form and technique in works of fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction.
ENGL 255. Literature and Technology. (3) Students will read literature about technology from a variety of perspectives including novels, short stories, articles, and excerpts from other types of writing. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ENGL 100.
ENGL 302. Technical Writing. (3) I, II, S. This writing course will provide students from a number of business, technology and aviation disciplines with intensive practice writing the kinds of documents that are common in their future professional lives. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: ENGL 100 and sophomore standing.
SPCH 105. Public Speaking IA. (2) I, II, S. Alternate to SPCH 106. Principles and practice of message preparation, audience analysis, presentational skills, and speech criticism. Primarily granted for students whose curricula require a 2-credit hour course. Credit not granted for both SPCH 105 and 106.
SPCH 106. Public Speaking I. (3) I, II, S. Principles and practice of message preparation, audience analysis, presentational skills, and speech criticism permitting greater practice in oral presentation. Credit not granted for both SPCH 105 and 106.
SPCH 311. Business and Professional Speaking. (3) II. Principles and practice of speaking in an organizational setting. Areas of emphasis will be oral reports, interviewing, interpersonal communication, and working in groups. Pr.: SPCH 105 or 106.
SPAN 161. Spanish I. (5) II. Basic introduction to the structures of the Spanish language, emphasizing practice in the four skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing. Includes selected aspects of the cultures of Spanish speakers and practice in the language learning center.
Geographic information systems courses
GIS 250. Photogrammetry. (1) A class in which aerial photographs are used to create topographic drawings, relative and absolute orientation aerotriangulation, orthophoto and rectification and coordinate transformations. The students will tour a photogrammetry shop and see the process of using stereoscopic plotters to convert photographic data into topographic maps. One hour lec. per week.
GIS 252. Internship. (1) Student works during summer or regular semester as an intern in a GIS-related industry. A report detailing duties performed and tasks accomplished is required at the end of the internship period. (Recommended during summer before second year and during second year.) May be repeated for credit.
GIS 300. Problems in GIS. (Var.) A course in which advanced study is done in a specific area chosen by the student. Pr.: Consent of instructor.
GIS 350. Advanced Issues in GIS. (3) This course deals with GIS algorithms, data structures, advanced computational topics, analysis of error; ways in which traditional planning and management theories and techniques can be implemented in GIS; and evaluation of how GIS can be used to answer specific planning problems. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CMST 103 and GIS 150.
GIS 355. Projects in GIS. (3) In this course the class will take an example real-world geographic information systems project, address the issues in the production environment, and complete the project, start to finish, using a GIS software package. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: CMST 103 and GIS 150.
GIS 451. Georeferencing. (3) This course introduces spatial referencing concepts and global position systems (GPS) applications. A framework for spatial referencing is a necessary part of a geographic information system if different layers of information are to be interrelated. Two hours rec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 100 and MATH 151 or MATH 150, and CET 130.
MATH 011. Intermediate Algebra Review. (2) I, II, S. Supplemental algebra lab that is required to be taken in conjunction with MATH 010. The student will receive 2 hours credit, which will not count towards graduation. Two hours rec. a week.
MATH 015. Beginning Algebra. (5) This course provides coverage of the topics considered essential in an introductory algebra course. Five hours rec. a week. May not be used toward degree.
MATH 020. College Algebra Review. Supplemental algebra lab to be taken in conjunction with MATH 100 for students who need additional instruction in algebra. The student will receive 2 hours credit, which will not count toward graduation. Students are placed in this course on the basis of their score on the placement exam. Two hours rec. a week.
MATH 100. College Algebra. (3) I, II, S. Fundamental concepts of algebra; algebraic equations and inequalities; functions and graphs; zeros of polynomial functions; exponential and logarithmic functions; systems of equations and inequalities. Pr.: B or better in MATH 010; or two years of high school algebra and a College Algebra PROB $ C of 60 or more on the ACT assessment; or a score of at least 18 on the mathematics placement exam.
MATH 150. Plane Trigonometry. (3) I, II, S. Trigonometry and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations; applications involving right triangles and applications illustrating the laws of sines and cosines. Pr.: C or better in MATH 100; or two years of high school algebra and a score of 25 or more on Enhanced ACT mathematics; or a score of at least 20 on the mathematics placement exam.
MATH 151. Applied Plane Trigonometry. (2) I, II, S. Trigonometry and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations; applications involving right triangles and applications illustrating the laws of sines and cosines. Emphasis is placed on applications to engineering technology, tool and machine design. Pr.: Students are placed in this course on the basis of their score on the College of Technology and Aviation math placement exam or ACT score. Two hours rec. a week.
MATH 205. General Calculus and Linear Algebra. (3) II. Introduction to calculus and linear algebra concepts that are particularly useful to the study of economics and business administration with special emphasis on working problems. Pr.: MATH 100 with C or better grade (College Algebra in the preceding semester is recommended).
MATH 215. Calculus I. (5) S. Course content includes a brief review of pre-calculus materials of algebra and trigonometry, functions, limits, differentiation, applications of differentiation, integration, and applications of the definite integral. Theory is presented in a style tailored for first-semester students of mathematics. Five hours rec. a week. Pr.: MATH 100; MATH 150 or 151.
MATH 216. Calculus II. (5) S. An extension of MATH 215, Calculus I, to include integration, differentiation, and applications of transcendent functions. Five hours rec. a week. Pr.: MATH 220 or MATH 215.
MATH 220. Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. (4) I, II, S. Analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus of algebraic and trigonometric functions. Pr.: B or better in MATH 100 and C or better in MATH 150; or three years of college preparatory mathematics including trigonometry and Calculus I PROB $ C of 55 or more on the ACT assessment; or a score of at least 26 on the mathematics placement exam.
CHM 110. General Chemistry. (3) I, S. Principles, laws, and theories of chemistry; important metallic and nonmetallic substances. (An optional laboratory course, CHM 111, is available for an additional hour of credit.) Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: MATH 010 or at least one year of high school algebra.
CHM 210. Chemistry I. (4) I, II, S. First course of a two-semester study of the principles of chemistry and the properties of the elements and their compounds. Three hours lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: One year of high school chemistry and MATH 100 (or two courses of high school algebra).
GEOL 100. Earth In Action. (3) I,II. The earth's physical, structural, and dynamic features; the most common minerals and rocks; processes affecting the earth. Three hours rec. a week.
GEOL 103. Elementary Geology Laboratory. (1) I, II. Field and laboratory investigation of minerals, rocks, and fossils; use of maps; environmental studies; erosion, transportation, sedimentation. Two hours lab a week. Pr.: GEOL 100, 105, or 125 or conc. enrollment.
PHYS 101. The Physical World I. (3) S. The courses The Physical World I and II are designed to present an overview of the physical sciences for students who have little or no previous physical science. The Physical World I is principally physics and atomic theory. The observations and phenomena are simple and basic. Three hours lec. a week. Open only to freshmen, sophomores, and first-semester transfer students. Not available for credit to students who have credit in PHYS 106.
PHYS 113. General Physics I. (4) I, II, S. A basic development of the principles of mechanics, heat, fluids, oscillations, waves, and sound. Emphasis is on conceptual development and numerical problem solving. Two hours lec., one hour rec., one hour quiz, and two hours lab a week. Pr.: MATH 150 or one-half units of high school algebra and one unit high school trigonometry.
PHYS 114. General Physics II. (4) I, II, S. The continued treatment of the fundamentals of electricity and magnetism, light and optics, atomic and nuclear physics. These concepts are used to understand D.C. and A.C. circuits, motors, and generators. Emphasis is placed on conceptual development and problem solving. Two hours lec., one hour rec., one hour quiz, and two hours lab a week. Pr.: PHYS 113.
PHYS 342. Aviation Meteorology. (4) Basic aviation- related meteorology concepts through the study of atmospheric elements and how they generally affect the weather introduction to the subject; water in the atmosphere; variables which cause local weather changes; specific aviation associated hazards; understanding meteorological reports and forecasts; meteorological techniques used in predicting weather patterns. Same as PPIL 342.
Social science and humanities courses
ECON 120. Principles of Microeconomics. (3) I, II, S. Basic facts, principles, and problems of economics including study of the determination of prices; the determination of wages, rent, interest, and profit; theory of the firm; monopoly and government regulation; international economic relations. Pr.: Probability of a grade of C or higher (PROB_C) of at least 40 percent according to the economics component of the ACT Student Profile, a score of 18 or higher on the Math Placement Exam, or a grade of B or higher in MATH 010.
HIST 320. History of Technology. (3) This course focuses on the development of technology from ancient times to modern day, with emphasis on technology and its impact on American society from colonial times to present. Students will prepare a portfolio project that will feature a research or service learning component. Pr.: ENGL 100.
PHILO 105. Introduction to Critical Thinking. (3) A basic introduction to both deductive and inductive reasoning. Emphasis is placed on constructing, analyzing, and evaluating arguments.
PHILO 385. Engineering Ethics. (3) An examination of the principles of ethics as applied to cases arising in the practice of the various branches of engineering.
POLSC 355. Contemporary Issues. (3) I, II. Study and analysis of selected political topics of immediate relevancy and concern. May be repeated once.
PSYCH 110. General Psychology. (3) I, II, S. An introductory survey of the general content areas of psychology, including methods, data, and principles.
SOCIO 211. Introduction to Sociology. (3) I, II, S. Development, structure, and functioning of human groups; social and cultural patterns; and the principal social processes.