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Kansas State University

Human Nutrition

Denis M. Medeiros, Head

Professors E. Chambers, Grunewald, Holcomb, and Medeiros; Associate Professors Baybutt, Haub, Higgins, Peters, and Wang; Assistant Professors D. Chambers, Kidd, Melgarejo, and Remig; Instructors Eaton, Jordan, Morcos, and Thomason; Emeriti: Professors Bowers, Caul, Clarke, Fryer, Koo, Newell, Reeves, Setser, and Tinklin; Associate Professors Harbers and Smith-Zabolio.

785-532-5508 Fax: 785-532-3132
E-mail: hnmail@k-state.edu

www.k-state.edu/humec/hn/

The programs in the Department of Human Nutrition focus on the nutritional and sensory properties of food; on the metabolism of nutrients; on nutrient requirements throughout the life span; on issues related to diet and health; and consumer behavior and nutrition education.

The Department of Human Nutrition offers two programs leading to a bachelor of science degree in human nutrition: nutritional sciences and public health nutrition. In addition the department offers a BS degree program in athletic training.

A dual-degree program in nutrition and exercise sciences is offered jointly with the Department of Kinesiology. Students earn a BS in human nutrition and a BS in kinesiology. This is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation. The public health nutrition program is one of the few in the nation.

Students who want to become registered dietitians must take additional courses to meet the academic requirements of the American Dietetic Association (didactic program in dietetics or DPD). They will then become eligible to apply for an accredited internship. Interested students should contact the DPD program director during the semester they are enrolled in HN 400.

Specialized laboratories for sensory analysis and nutrition research are available for research and instruction. The department has an animal laboratory that is fully accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). In cooperation with the College of Veterinary Medicine, animals housed and maintained in the laboratory receive veterinary care to comply with the current NIH guidelines. A nutritional assessment laboratory includes facilities for physical and dietary assessments.

Nutritional sciences (pre-medicine)

Bachelor of science in human nutrition

The nutritional sciences program emphasizes the biological and physical sciences and provides students with the background necessary to understand the function and metabolism of nutrients. The program provides an excellent foundation for students considering careers in medicine, dentistry, and other health science professions. The curriculum is designed to meet academic requirements for entering medical school, dental school, or allied health professions.

General requirements (64-65 hours)
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
ENGL 300Expository Writing III3
or
ENGL 516Written Communication for the Sciences3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
or
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
Humanities electives6
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
BIOL 450Modern Genetics4
BIOL 455General Microbiology4
MATH 150Trigonometry*3
or
Specified substitute*3
MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
or
STAT 330Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences3
or
STAT 340Biometrics I3
PHYS 113General Physics I4
PHYS 114General Physics II4
 
Professional studies (30 hours)
(Grades of C or higher required.)
HN 132Basic Nutrition3
HN 400Human Nutrition3
HN 413Science of Food4
HN 450Nutritional Assessment2
HN 600Public Health Nutrition3
HN 610Life Span Nutrition3
HN 620Nutrient Metabolism4
HN 630Clinical Nutrition5
GHNE310Human Needs3
or
FSHS 350Family Relationships and Gender Roles3
 
Supporting courses (21 hours)
(Grades of C or higher required.)
CHM 210Chemistry I4
CHM 230Chemistry II4
CHM 531Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 532Organic Chemistry Lab2
CHM 550Organic Chemistry II3
BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
BIOCH 522General Biochemistry Lab2
 
Unrestricted electives8-9
 
Total hours for graduation124
 
*If trigonometry was taken in high school, substitute computer science, statistics, or higher mathematics course (3-4 hours).
 

Nutrition and exercise sciences

Bachelor of science in human nutrition

Bachelor of science in kinesiology

Nutrition and exercise sciences is a dual- degree program. Students complete a total of 148-154 credit hours and earn two degrees, one from the Department of Human Nutrition and the second from the Department of Kinesiology. Graduates of this program may pursue careers in health programs offered by hospitals, industries, wellness centers, public and private clinics, fitness camps, and athletic clubs.

General requirements (80-86 hours)
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
ENGL 300Expository Writing III3
or
ENGL 516Written Communication for the Sciences3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
or
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
AMETH 160Introduction to American Ethnic Studies*3
or
ANTH 200Introductory to Cultural Anthropology*3
or
ANTH 204A General Education Introduction to Cultural Anthropology*3
 
Additional courses as specified in the General Requirements section for Arts and Sciences:
Humanities*11-12
(One course each in fine arts, philosophy, Western heritage, and literary or rhetorical arts.)
International studies overlay (1 course)**0-3
 
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
BIOL 455General Microbiology4
CHM 210Chemistry I4
CHM 230Chemistry II4
CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
PHYS 113General Physics4
MATH 100College Algebra3
or
MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
or
STAT 330Elementary Statistics for the Social
Sciences3
CIS 101Introduction to Information Technology1
 
Select two hours of the following:
CIS 102Introduction to Microcomputer Spreadsheet Applications1
CIS 103Introduction to Microcomputer Database Applications1
CIS 104Introduction to Microcomputer Word Processing Applications1
 
Professional studies (68 hours)
(Grades of C or higher required.)
Nutrition science (33 hours)
HN 132Basic Nutrition3
HN 352Personal Wellness3
HN 400Human Nutrition3
HN 413Science of Food4
HN 450Nutritional Assessment2
HN 600Public Health Nutrition3
HN 610Life Span Nutrition3
HN 620Nutrient Metabolism4
HN 630Clinical Nutrition5
GHNE310Human Needs3
or
FSHS 350Family Relationships and Gender Roles3
 
Nutrition science or exercise science (3 hours)
HN 635Nutrition and Exercise3
or
KIN 635Nutrition and Exercise3
 
Exercise science (32 hours)
KIN 220Biobehavioral Basis of Exercise3
KIN 310Measurement and Research Techniques3
KIN 330Biomechanics3
KIN 335Physiology of Exercise4
KIN 336Physiology of Exercise Laboratory1
KIN 340Physical Activity in Contemporary
Society3
KIN 345Psychological Dynamics of Physical
Activity3
KIN 625Exercise Testing and Prescription3
KIN 655Fitness Promotion3
KIN 601Cardiorespiratory Exercise Physiology3
or
KIN 603Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology3
or
KIN 605Topics in the Biological Basis of Kinesiology3
 
KIN 600Exercise Psychology3
or
KIN 602Gender Issues in Sport and Exercise3
or
KIN 604Exercise and Mental Health3
or
KIN 606Topics in the Behavioral Basis of Exercise3
 
Total hours for graduation148-154
 
*Students may satisfy the social science requirement at the same time they satisfy the requirement for the international studies overlay or humanities (western heritage).
**See the College of Arts and Sciences basic requirements in this catalog.
 

Public health nutrition

Bachelor of science in human nutrition

The public health nutrition curriculum includes emphasis on health promotion, as well as human nutrition.

Public health nutritionists develop community programs to promote nutrition and good health; educate people about the relationship between diet and health; conduct research on the psychological, cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues related to nutrition and health; or work with special groups who are at risk for nutrition-related health problems, such as pregnant women, infants, and the elderly. Opportunities are available with local health departments, community wellness programs, and agencies involved in international development.

General requirements (65-67 hours)
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
ENGL 300Expository Writing III3
or
ENGL 516Written Communication for the Sciences3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
or
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
AMETH 160Introduction to American Ethnic Studies3
or
ANTH 204Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Humanities elective6
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
BIOL 455General Microbiology4
CHM 210Chemistry I4
CHM 230Chemistry II4
CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
MATH 100College Algebra3
or
MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
STAT 330Elementary Statistics for Social
Science3
 
Professional studies (36 hours)
(Grades of C or higher required.)
HN 132Basic Nutrition3
HN 352Personal Wellness3
HN 400Human Nutrition3
HN 413Science of Food4
HN 450Nutritional Assessment2
HN 600Public Health Nutrition3
HN 610Life Span Nutrition3
HN 620Nutrient Metabolism4
HN 630Clinical Nutrition5
GHNE310Human Needs3
or
FSHS 350Family Relationships and Gender Roles3
BIOL 330Public Health Biology3
or
BIOL404Biology of Aging3
 
Unrestricted electives21-23
 
Total hours for graduation124
 

Athletic training

Bachelor of science in athletic training
Mission

The CAAHEP-accredited athletic training educational program is a cooperative program housed in the Department of Human Nutrition with support from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Upon completion of the program a bachelor of science degree is awarded.

The athletic training educational program prepares students for careers as allied-health professionals and prepares them for the Board of Certification (BOC) examination leading to certification and the credential of certified athletic trainer. Students in this program study the concepts and skills to properly manage the health care problems associated with physical activity. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings.

All students complete 54-57 hours of general education requirements and 61 hours in professional studies, plus unrestricted electives to total 124 hours. Within the professional studies are practicum courses in athletic training where students participate in the clinical education aspect of the curriculum. Clinical education represents the student's formal acquisition, practice, application, and evaluation of the entry-level athletic training clinical proficiencies through classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences under the supervision of a clinical instructor. The clinical experiences include the opportunity for students to apply related skills in the context of direct patient care at one of our clinical affiliate sites, which include area high schools, clinic, and collegiate settings.

A minimum of 124 credit hours is required for graduation.

Level of students within the program

Preprofessional

Before students are formally admitted to the athletic training program, they must undergo a period of guided observation in the athletic training rooms at K-State. This period allows students to make an informed decision about whether they wish to pursue athletic training as a career and it allows the staff athletic trainers to observe each student's work habits, knowledge, and abilities. Observation is conducted concurrently with the HN 120 and 121 courses. The student will be asked to work five hours per week with the various athletic trainers at K-State.

Admission policy

During the spring semester, students interested in seeking formal admission into the athletic training curriculum must apply to the program director. Applications will be considered based on the following criteria:

1. Completion of HN 320 with a grade of B or better.

2. A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better and at least a 3.0 grade point average in core classes.

3. Demonstration of competence on the entrance oral and written examinations during HN 120 and 121.

4. Completion of an application provided by the program director or website.

5. Completion of a physical performed by a physician.

6. Completion of technical standards available from program director or website.

This application process is competitive. Candidates will be evaluated by the entire athletic training staff and will be selected based on the criteria outlined above.

Transfer students

Transfer credit will only be received for HN 320 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. All other athletic training classes must be taken at K-State. Transfer students are required to complete the practicum courses at K-State.

Transfer students who demonstrate exemplary prior experience will be accepted provisionally to the athletic training curriculum. If, after the first semester, they demonstrate the qualities expected of athletic training students, transfer students will be accepted to full status.

Exemplary prior experience would be demonstrated by the following criteria:

1. Documentation of at least 500 clock hours of prior practical experience under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

2. An overall grade point average of at least 2.75 at the previous institution attended.

3. Completion of an equivalent of HN 320 with a grade of a B or better.

An application to the curriculum as well as documentation of the requirements must be provided to the program director prior to formal admittance into the athletic training educational program.

General requirements (54-57 hours)
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
ENGL 300Expository Writing III3
or
ENGL 516Written Communication for the Sciences3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
or
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
SOCIO 211Introduction to Sociology3
Humanities electives6
BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
BIOL 340Structure and Function of the Human Body8
CHM 110General Chemistry3
or
CHM 210Chemistry I4
PHYS 113General Physics I4
MATH 100College Algebra3
or
MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
MATH 150Plane Trigonometry3
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
or
STAT 330Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences3
 
Professional studies (61 hours)
(Grades of C or higher are required)
Nutrition sciences (38 hours)
HN 120Introduction to Athletic Training2
HN 121Introduction to Athletic Training Lab1
HN 132Basic Nutrition3
HN 320Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
HN 400Human Nutrition3
HN 450Nutritional Assessment2
HN 551Evaluation of Athletic Injuries of the Extremities3
HN 552Emergency Procedures and Evaluation of Core Athletic Injuries3
HN 555Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training3
HN 556Rehabilitation and Conditioning for Athletic Injuries3
HN 557Administration of Athletic Training Programs3
HN 583Practicum I in Athletic Training1
HN 584Practicum II in Athletic Training1
HN 585Practicum III in Athletic Training1
HN 586Practicum IV in Athletic Training1
HN 587Practicum V in Athletic Training1
HN 588Practicum VI in Athletic Training1
HN 635Nutrition and Exercise3
 
Additional integrative studies (3 hours)
GNHE 310Human Needs3
or
FSHS 350Family Relationships and Gender Roles3
 
Kinesiology courses (20 hours)
KIN 220Biobehavioral Bases of Exercise3
KIN 310Measurement and Research Techniques in Kinesiology3
KIN 330Biomechanics3
KIN 335Physiology of Exercise4
KIN 336Physiology of Exercise Lab1
KIN 340Physical Activity in Contemporary Society3
KIN 345Psychological Dynamics of Physical Activity3
Unrestricted electives6-9
Total hours for graduation 124
 

Human nutrition courses

HN 120. Introduction to Athletic Training. (2). I, II. Introduction to athletic training for first year athletic training majors. Emphasis will be on sports medicine team, legal concerns, pre-participation physicals, basic principles of injury prevention, policies and procedures. Students must be concurrently enrolled in HN 121. Pr.: Athletic training majors only, and conc. enrollment in HN 121.

HN 121. Introduction to Athletic Training Lab. (1). I, II. Introduction to athletic training for first year athletic training majors. Students will be required to complete a competencies skill list with a passing grade. Clinical hours in the athletic training room will give the student the opportunity to use the knowledge, skills, and techniques learned in this course. The student must complete 50 clinical hours that do not count toward their practicum requirements, but are required for application to the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program. Students must be concurrently enrolled in HN 120. Pr.: Athletic training majors only, and conc. enrollment in HN 120.

University General Education courseHN 132. Basic Nutrition. (3) I, II, S. Concepts of human nutrition applied to personal food choices and health.

HN 301. Food Trends, Legislation, and Regulation. (3) II. Food laws, regulation, labeling, additives, and residues. Current trends in market forms, packaging, and utilization of various foods.

HN 320. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. (3) I, II. Principles and practices of treatment, taping, and care of minor athletic injuries. Pr.: KIN 220 or BIOL 340.

University General Education courseHN 352. Personal Wellness. (3) I. Impact of the effect of personal actions on lifelong wellness. Practical methods of assessing, maintaining, and improving behaviors to reduce the risk of illness and disability. Emphasis on developing skills to make informed, responsible health decisions. Pr.: Sophomore standing.

HN 400. Human Nutrition. (3) I, II. Nutrients, their function, metabolism, and relation to health and disease: the digestion, absorption, transport, utilization, and storage of nutrients in humans. Pr.: CHM 110 and 111 or 210; BIOL 198; HN 132, or ASI 318, or consent of instructor.

HN 413. Science of Food. (4) I, II. Chemical, physical, sensory, and nutritional properties of food related to processes used in food preparation. Three hours lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: CHM 110 and 111 or 210.

HN 450. Nutritional Assessment. (2) II. Methods of nutritional assessment in humans to evaluate dietary intake and body composition; use of biologic markers of human nutritional status. One hour lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: HN 400, BIOL 340 or conc. enrollment in each. For HN and DT majors only.

HN 499. Problems in Human Nutrition. (Var.) I, II, S. Supervised individual project to study current topics or participation in research. Pr.: Six hours in HN and consent of instructor.

HN 520. Topics in Human Nutrition. (1-3) On sufficient demand. May be taken more than once for a maximum of 6 hours. Pr.: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

HN 530. Nutrition Education in Extension. (1) II. The process of and strategies for providing nutrition education outreach to diverse community audiences, including those with limited resources. Pr.: Any college-level nutrition course and junior or senior standing.

HN 551. Evaluation of Athletic Injuries of the Extremities. (3) I. This course is designed to familiarize the student athletic trainer with the principles of orthopedic assessment and to apply these principles to specific regions of the body. Knowledge gained in this course may be applicable to other individuals interested in health related professions, which require systematic examination of the body. Pr.: HN 320 with a B or better and BIOL 340.

HN 552. Emergency Procedures and Evaluation of Core Athletic Injuries. (3) II. This course is designed to familiarize the student athletic trainer with the procedures of emergency management of athletic injuries and to apply these procedures both on the field and off the field. The student athletic trainer will become familiarized with the principles of orthopedic and emergency medical assessment and to apply these principles to the core of the body. Knowledge gained in this course may be applicable to other individuals interested in health related professions, which require systematic examination of the body in emergency settings. Pr.: HN 320 with a B or better and BIOL 340.

HN 555. Therapeutic Modalities in Athletic Training. (3) II. The theory and application of various energy systems used in the treatment of athletic injuries. Practical experiences will be emphasized. Pr.: HN 320 with a B or better, PHYS 113, and BIOL 340.

HN 556. Rehabilitation and Conditioning for Athletic Injuries. (3) II. A study of applied rehabilitation and conditioning techniques used by athletic trainers. Pr.: HN551, KIN 330, and junior standing.

HN 557. Administration of Athletic Training Programs. (3) I. A study of issues affecting athletic trainers in their roles as administrators in the areas of role delineation, budget designs, legal aspects of sport, facility design, drug testing, and drug education. Pr.: HN 556 and senior standing.

HN 583. Practicum I in Athletic Training. (1). I. A supervised, clinical experience at approved clinical settings. The athletic training student will apply principles taught in HN 320. Pr.: HN 120 and HN 121, HN 320 or conc. enrollment, and BIOL 340 or conc. enrollment.

HN 584. Practicum II in Athletic Training. (1). II. A supervised, clinical experience at approved clinical settings. The athletic training student will apply principles taught in the classroom and practiced in the lab throughout the curriculum program. Pr.: HN 583 with a C or higher, and conc. enrollment in HN 552.

HN 585. Practicum III in Athletic Training. (1). I. A supervised, clinical experience at approved clinical settings. The athletic training student will apply principles taught in the classroom and practiced in the lab throughout the curriculum program. Pr.: HN 584 with a grade of C or higher, and conc. enrollment in HN 551.

HN 586. Practicum IV in Athletic Training. (1). II. A supervised, clinical experience at approved clinical settings. The athletic training student will apply principles taught in the classroom and practiced in the lab throughout the curriculum program. Pr.: HN 585 with a grade of C or higher, and conc. enrollment in HN 555 or HN 556.

HN 587. Practicum V in Athletic Training. (1). I. A supervised, clinical experience at approved clinical settings. The athletic training student will apply principles taught in the classroom and practiced in the lab throughout the curriculum program. Pr.: HN 586 with a grade of C or higher, and conc. enrollment in HN 557.

HN 588. Practicum VI in Athletic Training. (1). II. A supervised, clinical experience at approved clinical settings. The athletic training student will apply principles taught in the classroom and practiced in the lab throughout the curriculum program. Pr.: HN 587 with a grade of C or higher, and successful completion of Athletic Training professional courses or concurrent enrollment in HN 556.

HN 600. Public Health Nutrition. (3) I. Public health nutrition issues for various segments of the population; nutritional components of community assessment, program planning, and evaluation; and policy issues pertaining to the nutritional status of the population. Pr.: HN 450.

HN 610. Life Span Nutrition. (3) I. Physiological and environmental influences on nutritional requirements; nutritional problems and eating patterns of age groups throughout the life cycle. Pr.: BIOL 340 and HN 400.

HN 620. Nutrient Metabolism. (4) I. Basic concepts of the mechanisms of actions, interactions, and the processes of cellular assimilation and utilization of nutrients in humans. Emphasis on the coordinated control of nutrient utilization among the major organs. Pr.: HN 400, BIOL 340, and BIOCH 521.

HN 630. Clinical Nutrition. (5) II. Nutrition in disease including physiological and biochemical basis of nutritional care, effects of disease on nutrient metabolism, diet therapy, nutritional assessment and nutrition counseling. Pr.: HN 450 and 620.

HN 635. Nutrition and Exercise. (3) I. The interrelationships among diet, nutrition, and exercise. Topics covered include physical fitness, weight control, nutrient metabolism during exercise, and athletic performance. Pr.: HN 132 or 400; KIN 310 and 335. Cross-listed with KIN 635.

HN 644. Women, Aging, and Health. (3) II. Risk factors for acute and chronic diseases, health concerns and interests, barriers to obtaining health care, public policies, and future research on women's health issues. Pr.: BIOL 198 and senior standing.

HN 650. Practicum in Human Nutrition. (Var.) I, II, S. Supervised professional field experience. Pr.: HN 450 and 600 and consent of instructor. May be taken more than once for a maximum of 6 hours.

HN 660. Nutrition and Food Behavior. (3) I, in even years. Focus on the physiological, environmental, cultural, and economic factors that influence the use of food. Identification of appropriate methodology to study these factors as well as programs to modify food behavior. Pr.: PSYCH 110 or SOCIO 211 or ANTH 200; and HN 400.

HN 701. Sensory Analysis. (3) I. Sensory analysis of appearance, texture, aroma, flavor; physiology of sensory receptors; laboratory and consumer panels; and interpretation of data. Two hours rec. and three to six hours lab a week. Pr.: STAT 320 or 330 or 340.

HN 702. Nutrition in Developing Countries. (3) I, in odd years. Nutritional problems in developing countries, including an analysis of factors which contribute to malnutrition, effects of undernutrition, methods for assessing nutritional status, and interventions to combat nutrition problems. Pr.: HN503 or 610.

HN 718. Physical Health and Aging. (3) II, alternate odd years. Focus is on the physiological theories of aging, the relationship between normal aging processes, and the major chronic and acute diseases of the elderly, and community health promotion/maintenance programs for older adults. Pr.: BIOL 198 and senior standing.

HN 735. Energy Balance. (3) I. Lifestyle, metabolic, and endocrine factors affecting energy balance and the development of obesity. Research methods to assess and apply energy balance data will also be discussed. Pr.: HN 620 or 635.

HN 741. Consumer Response Evaluation. (3) II, odd years. Evaluation of consumer attitudes and perceptions of products to provide quantitative and qualitative information for research guidance. Design and implementation of consumer questionnaires of guides for focus groups and interviews. Two hours lec. and four hours lab a week. Pr.: STAT 320 or 330 or 340.

HN 780. Problems in Human Nutrition. (Var.) I, II, S. Supervised individual project to study current issues. Pr.: Senior standing or consent of instructor.

HN 782. Topics in Human Nutrition. (1-3) On sufficient demand. May be taken more than once for a maximum of 6 hours. Pr.: Senior standing and consent of instructor.