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Kansas State University

Arts, Sciences, and Business

Don Von Bergen, Department Head

Professors Ahlvers, Heublein, and Homolka; Associate Professors Oh, Stephens, and Zajac; Assistant Professors Barnes, Brockway, Collins, Guzek, and Hannah; Instructors Ackerman, Griggs, Knopp, and Matthews.

785-826-2692
www.salina.k-state.edu/asb

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)

Associate of applied science 62-66 hours required for graduation

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

MATH 100College Algebra3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
65
 
Applied electronics technology (ATECH-AE)

SATS certificate (45 hours)

K-State at Salina courses

MATH 100College Algebra3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
65
 
Business computer technology (ATECH-BC)

SATS certificate (36 hours)

K-State at Salina courses

MATH 100College Algebra3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 302Technical Writing3
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
Humanities/social science elective3
Business elective3
62
 
Commercial art (ATECH-CA)

SATS certificate (45 hours)

K-State at Salina courses

MATH 100College Algebra3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
ENGL100Expository Writing I3
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
65
 
Computer aided drafting (ATECH-CD)

SATS certificate (39 hours)

K-State at Salina courses

MATH 100College Algebra3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
SPCH105Public Speaking 1A2
Humanities/social science elective3
Natural science elective4
66
 
Dental assistant (ATECH-DA)

SATS certificate (33 hours)

K-State at Salina courses

MATH 100College Algebra3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
Humanities/social science elective3
Natural science elective4
Computer elective3
63
 
Diesel technology (ATECH-DT)

SATS certificate (45 hours)

K-State at Salina courses

MATH 100College Algebra3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
SPCH 105Public Speaking 1A2
65
 
Horticulture technology (ATECH-HT)

SATS certificate (35 hours)

K-State at Salina courses

MATH 100College Algebra3
PSYCH 110General Psychology3
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
SPCH105Public Speaking 1A2
Humanities/social science elective3
Natural science elective4
Computer elective3
65
 

Applied business (ABA)

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.

I. Communications11
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
ENGL 302Technical Writing3
or
SPCH 311Business and Professional Speaking3
 
II. Quantitative12
MATH 100College Algebra3
MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
or
CIS 101Introduction to Personal Computing1
and
CIS 102Spreadsheet Applications1
and
CIS 103Database Applications1
 
Computer elective3
 
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics3
 
IV. Social science electives6
Choose six social science elective hours from the following courses:
POLSCAll courses
SOCIOAll courses
PSYCHAll courses
GEOGAll courses except those which count as humanities or natural science electives are acceptable
 
V. Humanities electives6
Chose six hours from the following list:
ARTAll courses
ARCH 301Appreciation of Architecture
PHILOAll courses
ENGLAll literature courses
HISTAll courses
COT 150The Humanities Through the Arts
 
VI. Natural science electives7
One lab course required. Choose two courses from the following list:
BIOLAll courses
CHMAll courses
GEOLAll courses
PHYSAll courses
GEOG220Environmental Geography I
 
VII. Business core courses15
BUS 110Introduction to Business3
BUS 315Supervisory Management3
MANGT 366Management Information Systems3
BUS 251Financial Accounting3
and
BUS 252Managerial Accounting3
or
ACCTG 231Accounting for Business Operations3
and
ACCTG 241Accounting for Investing and Financing3
 

Technology management (TCMG)

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 39-43 hours

The block of technology courses must demonstrate a breadth and depth of course work in one area of concentration. Courses accepted for transfer to K-State are college-level and academic in nature. Courses not accepted for transfer include such courses as vocational courses, remedial courses, continuing education units, nursing and other medical courses, and personal-interest courses.

II. Arts and sciences 54-58 hours
Communications14-15
Written
ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
ENGL 302Technical Writing3
 
Oral
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
or
SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
SPCH 311Business and Professional Speaking3
Quantitative15-16
MATH 100College Algebra3
MATH 205General Calculus and Linear Algebra3
or
MATH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus4
STAT 320Elements of Statistics3
CMST 108PC Desktop Software3
Computer elective3
 
Natural sciences electives7
One lab course required. Choose two natural science elective courses (including one lab) from the following list:
BIOCHAll courses
BIOLAll courses
CHMAll courses
GEOLAll courses
PHYSAll courses
 
Social sciences12
ECON 110Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics3
Social sciences electives6
Humanities electives6
 
Restricted electives (optional)4
Students may take additional hours from any of the above fields to meet the 124 hour requirement of the degree.
 
III. Business and management 27 hours
BUS 251Financial Accounting3
BUS 252Managerial Accounting3
BUS 315Supervisory Management3
MANGT 366Management Information Systems3
MANGT 420Management Concepts3
 
Choose four courses from the following:
BUS 320Total Quality Management for Technology3
CET 410Managerial and Engineering Economics3
FINAN 450Principles of Finance3
MANGT 421Introduction to Operations Management3
MANGT 390Business Law3
MANGT 530Industrial and Labor Relations3
MANGT 531Personnel and Human Resources Management3
MANGT 596Business, Government, and Society3
MANGT 595Business Strategy3
MKTG 400Marketing3
MKTG 542Professional Selling and Sales Management3
Total hours required for graduation 124
 

Business courses

BUS 110. Introduction to Business. (3) I, II. 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.

University General Education courseBUS 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.

University General Education courseBUS 252. Managerial Accounting. (3) I, II, S. This course outlines the use of internal accounting data by managers in directing the affairs of business and non-business organizations. Pr.: BUS 251.

University General Education courseBUS 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.

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) I, 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.: Demonstrated competence in use of computer spreadsheets. Pr.: CIS 101, 102, 103 or CIS 200, 209, or CIS210 may be taken conc.

MANGT 390. Business Law I. (3) I, II. 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) I, 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.

University General Education courseMKTG 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.

MKTG 542. Professional Selling and Sales Management. (3) II. Focuses on interpersonal communications between buyers and sellers, both oral and written. The mechanics and intricacies of personal sales presentations, which will be developed through practice. Management of the sales force in nonretail settings including hiring, training, organizing, motivating, supervising, and evaluating sales representatives and techniques of sales forecasting. Pr.: MKTG 400.

College of Technology and Aviation general courses

University General Education courseCOT 150. The Humanities Through the Arts. (3) II. A general introduction to the humanities, focusing on what they are and their basic importance. Painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, music, dance, film, and photography will be explored. Emphasis will be on participation, involvement, guest speakers, tours, and appreciation.

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 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.

English/communications courses

ENGL 080. Developmental English. (3) I, II. Basics of standard edited (written) English with emphasis on grammar, usage, and sentence structure. This course does not fulfill requirements for the associate degree. Three hours rec. a week.

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 nonfiction.

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.

ENGL 325. Literature and Technology. (3) Students will read in a variety of literary, civic, and professional genres about technology and its effect on society; through writing, understand technology in terms of humanistic themes. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: ENGL 100.

University General Education courseENGL 450. Literature and Society. (1-3) I, II. Literature in relation to social and cultural patterns and influences. Repeatable once. Pr.: ENGL 125 or 200.

SPCH 105. Public Speaking IA. (2) I, II. 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. 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.

University General Education courseSPCH 311. Business and Professional Speaking. (3) I, 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.

Language courses

SPAN 110. Conversational Spanish for the Workplace. (3) II. Introduction to the basic Spanish conversational skills focusing on everyday language used in the workplace with an emphasis on technical terms and concepts, supplemented with grammar and writing.

University General Education courseSPAN 161. Spanish I. (5) Introduction to Spanish language and Hispanic culture for students with no previous Spanish experience. Listening, speaking, reading and writing. Includes 1 hour per week in language laboratory or other language opportunities outside of class time. Heritage speakers of Spanish see SPAN 365.

Mathematics courses

MATH 010. Intermediate Algebra. (3) I, II. Preparatory course for MATH 100. Includes arithmetic (signed numbers, polynomials, algebraic fractions, exponents, and roots), solutions to equations (linear, quadratic, polynomial, root, and fractional), graphs (linear, quadratic, polynomial, root, and fractional), graphs (linear and quadratic), and geometry (area, perimeter, and the Pythagorean Theorem). Pr.: Two units of mathematics in grades 9-12 and a College Algebra PROB ? C of 43 or more on the ACT assessment by K-State; or a score of at least 7 on the mathematics placement test; or a score of at least 26 on the arithmetic placement test.

MATH 011. Intermediate Algebra Review. (2) I, II. 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 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. 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) I, 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.

MATH 221. Analytic Geometry and Calculus II. (4) I. Continuation of MATH 220 to include transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and infinite series. Pr.: C or better in MATH 220.

MATH 222. Analytic Geometry and Calculus III. (4) S. Continuation of MATH 221 to include functions of more than one variable. Pr.: C or better in MATH 221.

Science courses

University General Education courseBIOL 198. Principles of Biology. (4) I, II, S. An introductory course for majors and nonmajors focusing on plants, animals, and microbes. Specific areas covered include biological molecules, cells, genetics, energy flow, physiology, ecology, and evolution. Studio format incorporating lec., lab, and rec. elements in two two-hour sessions per week.

BIOL 397. Topics in Biology. (1-6) II. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

University General Education courseCHM 110. General Chemistry. (3) I, II, 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.

University General Education courseCHM 111. General Chemistry Laboratory. (1) I, II, S. An optional laboratory course to supplement the material of CHM 110. Three hours lab a week. Pr.: CHM 110 or conc. enrollment.

University General Education courseCHM 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).

University General Education courseGEOL 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.

University General Education courseGEOL 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.

University General Education coursePHYS 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 103. The Physical World I Laboratory. (1) S. Two hours lab a week. Pr. or conc.: PHYS 101.

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

University General Education courseECON 110. Principles of Macroeconomics. (3). I, II, S. Basic facts, principles, and problems of economics; determination of the level of employment, output, and the price level; the monetary and banking system; problems and policies of economic instability, inflation, and growth; principles of economic development; other economic systems. 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.

University General Education courseECON 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.

University General Education courseFSHS 350. Family Relationships and Gender Roles. (3) I, II. Effects of family interaction upon individual development and gender roles; consideration of premarital, marital, and parent-child relationships. Pr.: FSHS 110 or PSYCH 110 or SOCIO 211.

University General Education courseHIST 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.

University General Education coursePHILO 100. Introduction to Philosophical Problems. (3) II. An introduction to some of the main problems of philosophy, such as the nature of morality, knowledge, mind and body, political authority, and the existence of God.

PHILO 105. Introduction to Critical Thinking. (3) I, II. A basic introduction to both deductive and inductive reasoning. Emphasis is placed on constructing, analyzing, and evaluating arguments.

University General Education coursePHILO 130. Introduction to Moral Philosophy. (3) II. Philosophical issues arising in and about morality, such as the nature of moral judgments, moral knowledge, moral justification, and the relation of morality to religion. Topics might be approached by a study of contemporary moral problems, by reading of classical texts, or by both methods.

University General Education coursePHILO 390. Business Ethics. (3) I, II. An examination of the principles of ethics as applied to situations and practices in modern American business.

POLSC 355. Contemporary Issues. (3) I, II. Study and analysis of selected political topics of immediate relevancy and concern. May be repeated once.

University General Education coursePSYCH 110. General Psychology. (3) I, II, S. An introductory survey of the general content areas of psychology, including methods, data, and principles.

University General Education courseSOCIO 211. Introduction to Sociology. (3) I, II, S. Development, structure, and functioning of human groups; social and cultural patterns; and the principal social processes.

Statistics courses

University General Education courseSTAT 320. Elements of Statistics. (3) I, II, S. A basic first course in probability and statistics; frequency distributions; averages and measures of variation; probability; simple confidence intervals and tests of significance appropriate to binomial and normal populations; correlation and regression, including confidence intervals and tests of significance for bivariate populations. Pr.: MATH 100.