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Kansas State University

General Human Ecology

Professors Kellett and Moxley; Associate Professor Nelson-Goff; Instructor Pence.

785-532-5500 Fax: 785-532-5504
E-mail: heinfo@k-state.edu
www.k-state.edu/humec/

General human ecology

Bachelor of science in human ecology

Degree programs in general human ecology allow students to integrate knowledge for an understanding of human needs, environments, and relationships. As professionals and citizens, graduates will advance the well-being of individuals, families, organizations, and communities.

In the freshman and sophomore years, the general program allows flexibility in course selection for students who are undecided but interested in programs offered by the College of Human Ecology. Careful planning allows students to explore options while completing courses applicable to most programs.

General requirements (39-40 hours)
University general education requirements must be completed.
Communications (8-9 hours)
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
or
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
 

Social sciences (6 hours)

A course in economic systems3
A course in human behavior3
 

Humanities (6 hours)

Humanities electives6
 

Natural sciences (7 hours)

(One course must include a laboratory.)
A course in life sciences3-4
A course in physical science3-4
 

Quantitative studies (6 hours)

MATH 100College Algebra3
or
A college-level calculus course3
Any 3-hour statistics course, 300-level or higher3
 

Additional integrative studies (6 hours)

FSHS 350Family Relationships and Gender Roles3
A university general education elective course, 300-level or higher3
 
Professional studies (63 hours)
(Grades of C or higher required.)
Human ecology courses (45 hours)
 
Required human ecology courses (27-28 hours)
AT 265Textiles3
AT 330Apparel Consumers and Society3
FSHS 110Introduction to Human Development3
FSHS 400Family and Consumer Economics3
FSHS 550The Family3
or
FSHS 670Working with Parents3
GNHE 310Human Needs3
ID 210Design and Behavior in the Interior Environment3
HN 132Basic Nutrition3
HN 301Food Trends, Legislation and
Regulation3
or
HN 413Science of Food4
 

Human ecology electives (17-18 hours)

Students seeking licensure in family and consumer sciences education may apply 1-4 hours of specified EDSEC courses.*

Select in consultation with advisor. At least 9 hours must be 300-level or higher.

Supporting courses (18 hours)
In consultation with advisor choose 18 hours, 300-level or higher, in areas other than human ecology.
 
Unrestricted electives21-22
 
Total for graduation124
 

*Students seeking licensure in family and consumer sciences education must meet licensure standards as well as degree requirements. See family and consumer sciences education licensure requirements in this section of the catalog and the College of Education section of this catalog for more information.

Family and consumer sciences education licensure requirements

Bachelor of science in human ecology

This licensure program is for general human ecology students who plan to teach family and consumer sciences at the middle, junior high, senior high, or postsecondary levels. Family and consumer sciences education directly addresses the needs of individuals and families related to nurturing relationships, parenting education, healthy lifestyles, and resource management. Graduates of the program work in middle and secondary schools, cooperative extension, business, and industry.

Upon successful completion of the teacher education program, the Principles of Learning and Teaching test, and the PRAXIS II content assessment test for family and consumer sciences, graduates are eligible for licensure to teach family and consumer sciences in Kansas schools. See the College of Education section of this catalog for more information on eligibility requirements, admission to teacher education and admission to student teaching. Inquiries should be directed to the Center for Student and Professional Services, 13 Bluemont Hall.

General requirements (43-48 hours)
(Grades of C or higher required.)
Communications (8-9 hours)
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
or
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
 
Social sciences (9 hours)
ANTH 204Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
 
Humanities (6 hours)
Literature (any literature course except ENGL 355 or 545)3
History3
 
Natural sciences (8-12 hours)
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
CHM 110General Chemistry3
and
CHM 111General Chemistry Lab1
or
CHM 210Chemistry I4
and
CHM 230Chemistry II4
 
Quantitative studies (6 hours)
(Grades of C or higher required.)
MATH 100College Algebra3
or
College-level calculus course3
STAT 330Elements of Statistics for Social
Science3
or
300-level or higher statistics course3
 
Additional integrative studies (6 hours)
ART 1002D Design3
FSHS 350Family Relationships and Gender Roles3
 
Professional studies (86 hours)
(Grades of C or higher required.)
Human ecology (38 hours)
AT 265Textiles3
AT 330Apparel Consumers and Society3
FSHS 302Introduction to Human Sexuality3
FSHS 310Early Childhood3
FSHS 313Preschool Child Lab1
FSHS 400Family and Consumer Economics3
FSHS 670Working with Parents3
GNHE 310Human Needs3
HN 132Basic Nutrition3
HN 413Science of Food4
ID 210Design and Behavior in the Interior Environment3
 
Choose two of the following courses, each from a different department.
FSHS 105Introduction to Personal and Family Finance3
FSHS 506Middle Child and Adolescence3
FSHS 550The Family3
HN 352Personal Wellness3
 
Professional education courses (48 hours)
DED 075Orientation to Teacher Education at K-State*
DED 318Instructional Media and Technology*2
EDSEC102Teaching as a Career*1
EDSEC 230Early Field Experience*1
EDSEC 310Foundations of Education*3
FSHS 110Introduction to Human Development*3
Block I:
EDCEP 315Educational Psychology**3
EDSP 323Exceptional Students in the
Secondary School**2
EDSEC 376Core Teaching Skills and Lab**3
 
Block II:
EDCEP 525Interpersonal Relations
in the School**1
EDSEC 455Teaching in a Multicultural Society**1
EDSEC 477Middle Level/Secondary Reading**2
EDSEC 500Content Area Methods in the Secondary School: Family and Consumer Sciences**3
EDSEC 520Block II Lab**1
 
Block III:
EDSEC 586Teaching Participation in the Secondary
School and Professional Development
Seminar**12
EDSEC 621Program Planning in Career and Technical Education**3
 
Non-blocked courses:
EDSEC 405Middle Level Education2
EDSEC 510Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences*2
EDSEC 620Principles and Philosophy of
Vocational Education3
 
*These are the only professional education courses which can be taken prior to admission to teacher education.
 
**These courses are blocked in three sequential semesters; courses in each block are to be taken concurrently and are prerequisites to the subsequent designated block of courses.
 

General human ecology courses

DHE 000. Honors Program. (0) I, II. Designates membership in the College of Human Ecology honors program. Pr.: Admission to College of Human Ecology honors program.

DHE 002. Service-Learning in Research, Teaching, Administration, or Extension. (0) I, II, S. Service-learning done in collaboration with a faculty member that enhances skills in research, teaching, administration, or extension programming. Pr.: College of Human Ecology honors program member and consent of honors program director.

GNHE 208. Human Ecology Colloquium. (Var.) I, II, S. Special topics for human ecology majors.

University General Education courseGNHE 310. Human Needs. (3) I, II. Examination of theories of human needs from a human ecological perspective, with emphasis on the impact of human, economic, and material resources. Analysis of developmental, ethical, cultural, and public policy factors that influence need satisfaction. Pr.: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

GNHE 385. Problems in General Human Ecology. (Var.) I, II, S. Independent study. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

GNHE 399. Honors Seminar in Human Ecology. (1) I, II. Selected topics in human ecology. May be taken more than once for credit. For students in honors program only.

GNHE 780. Problems in General Human Ecology. (Var.) I, II, S. Individual investigation into work in general human ecology. Pr.: Consent of instructor.