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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

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    dMajors and Degrees
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    Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences

    College of Arts and Sciences basic requirements
    Basic requirements are to be fulfilled with courses chosen by students in consultation with their advisors. The aim of these requirements is to provide breadth in the major areas of knowledge outside of the field of specialization. Introductory and intermediate-level courses are available for this purpose in departments in natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

    The aim of the requirement in the humanities is to encourage and to enable students to recover ``a heritage so important that to lose it would be to lose the very qualities that make men and women greater than the systems they devise and mark the difference between a society of robots and a community of civilized human beings.'' The aim of the requirement in the sciences is to ensure that students gain an immediate acquaintance with the general principles of scientific method and with the different shapes the scientific enterprise takes in the physical sciences, the life sciences and the social sciences.

    Up to two courses from one department may be used to fulfill the distribution requirements for humanities and the social sciences. They may be used at the same time to count towards the student's major. No course may be used to satisfy more than one specific requirement for humanities and social sciences. Only courses taken for 2 or more credit hours satisfy these requirements; courses in excess of 5 credit hours count as two courses.

    Four courses, one course each section, 11 credit hours minimum

    Fine arts (one course, or at least two credits) Purpose: to ensure some interpretive or expressive competence in a traditional nonliterary mode of artistic expression.

    Choose from the following:
    DAS 100
    Anthropology—ANTH 515, 516, or 517
    Art—ART 301, 305, 400, or 560
    Art history—any course
    Art technique—ART 200 to 799
    Dance—DANCE 205, 323, 324, 325, 326, 371, 399, 459, or 520
    History—HIST 459
    Music—MUSIC 100, 160, 200, 201, 245, 250, 255, 280, 310, 385, 420, 424, 455, 480, 570, 601, or 650.
    Theatre—THTRE 260 to 799

    Philosophy (one course) Purpose: to ensure some interpretive or expressive competence in the fundamental conceptual issues of human thought and activity.

    Choose any philosophy course except PHILO 110, 220, or 510.

    Western heritage (one course) Purpose: to ensure some interpretive or expressive competence regarding the institutions, traditions, and values that have shaped Western civilization.

    Choose from the following:
    American ethnic studies—AMETH 160, 501, or 560
    Constitutional law—POLSC 613, 614, 615, 616, or 799
    Foreign civilizations—FREN 514, GRMN 530, SPAN 565, or SPAN 566
    History—courses dealing with the Greco-Roman, Western European, or North American experience; HIST 515 History of Sport
    Kinesiology—KIN 515 (crosslisted with HIST 515), 325
    Music—MUSIC 245
    Political thought—POLSC 301, 661, 663, 667, 671, 675, or (SOCIO) 709
    Speech—SPCH 460
    Western humanities—ENGL 230, 231, 233, or 234
    Women's studies—WOMST 105, 395, 405, 500, or 506 or 510

    Literary or rhetorical arts (one course) Purpose: to ensure some interpretive or expressive competence in a traditional literary or rhetorical mode of artistic expression.

    Choose from the following:
    English—literature or creative writing—ENGL 250 to 799 except 300, 400, 415, 420, 430, 476, 490, 492, 499, 516, 604, 759, or 790
    Modern languages—literature courses including literature in translation
    Speech: SPCH 325, 480
    Theatre—THTRE 562 or 764
    History of rhetoric—SPCH 330, 331, 430, 432, 434, 460, 725, 730, 732, or 733

    Exception: Students in B.S. programs who take two courses in one foreign language may use these to satisfy the requirements for Western heritage and for literary and rhetorical arts.

    Social sciences
    Four courses, 12 credit hours minimum, from three disciplines

    Purpose: to acquaint students with the adaptation of scientific method to the analysis of human social systems.

    One course must be at 500 level or above, or carry a prerequisite in the same department.

    Three of the four courses must be from these areas:
    Cultural anthropology—including archaeology
    Economics—any course
    Geography—except GEOG 220 or 221 or 535
    History—any course
    Mass communications—MC 235, 300, 305, 530, 565, 595, 612, 700, 710, 715, 720, or 725
    Political science—any course
    Psychology—any course
    Sociology—any course

    The fourth course must be from the above areas or from:
    American ethnic studies—AMETH 501
    Anthropology—ANTH 520
    Gerontology—GERON 315 or 600 or 615
    Kinesiology—KIN 320, 340, 345, or 435
    Linguistics—except LG 601
    Speech—SPCH 323, 425, 435, 720, or 726
    Women's studies—WOMST 105, 405, 500, or 506 or 510

    Natural sciences
    Three courses, 11 credit hours minimum

    Life sciences (one course with laboratory) Purpose: to introduce students to the systematic study of organisms and their interrelationships.

    Choose from the following:
    Biology—any course
    Biochemistry—any course
    Paleobiology—GEOL 581 or 704
    Physical anthropology—ANTH 280, 281, 680, 688, 691, 694, or 695

    Physical sciences (one course with laboratory) Purpose: to introduce students to the appropriate attitudes and methods that characterize the systematic study of matter and energy.

    Choose from the following:
    Chemistry—any course
    Environmental geography—GEOG 220 or 221 or 535
    Geology—any course except GEOL 581 or 704
    Physics—any course

    One additional natural science course selected from life sciences or physical sciences lists above, or from the natural science list: KIN 220.

    International studies overlay
    One course

    Purpose: to equip students better to become citizens of a world where the most important problems are unavoidably defined in international terms and to understand cultures of the world outside the Western tradition.

    A student must take one course of which at least half is devoted to: economic, political, and social relations or interactions between or among different countries, in which the major focus is upon the interdependency of nations of the modern world; or contemporary features or historical traditions of non-Western cultures (excluding those dealing primarily with Greek, Roman, Western European, or North American experience).

    Students may satisfy the international studies requirement at the same time they satisfy requirements in the major, in the humanities, or the social sciences. These courses qualify:

    Agricultural economics—AGEC 615
    Anthropology—ANTH 200, 204, 220, 260, 505, 506, 508, 511, 512, 515, 516, 517, 536, 545, 550, 604, 618, 630, 634, 673, or 676
    Economics—ECON 505, 506, 507, 536, 681, or 682
    English—ENGL 580
    Geography—GEOG 100, 200, 201, 505, 506, 620, 640, 650, or 715
    History—HIST 250, 350, 504, 505, 506, 509, 510, 514, 543, 544, 545, 560, 561, 562, 564, 576, 577, 578, 591, 592, 593, or 598
    Journalism and mass communications—MC 725
    Management—MANGT 690
    Marketing—MKTG 544
    Modern languages—RUSSN 250, 504, 508, or 552; FREN 503
    Political science—POLSC 333, 505, 506, 511, 541, 543, 545, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 627, 628, 629, 642, 645, 647, 649, 651, 652, or 653
    Sociology—SOCIO 505, 506, 507, 535, 618, or 742

    Students may use the fourth course in a single foreign language sequence (other than Latin) to satisfy the international studies overlay requirement.

    Additional requirements for the B.A.
    Foreign language
    Level 4 (i.e., French 4, German 4, Spanish 4, etc.) or the equivalent of level 4 in a foreign language sequence offered by the Department of Modern Languages. (Conversation ``4A'' courses do not meet the level 4 requirement.)

    Purpose: to bring students to a point at which they are able to proceed on their own to a command of a second language—a key for access both to a foreign culture and to much primary and secondary material in many special fields.

    (One 3-credit-hour course, 100-799 level, or any other course for which there is a mathematics prerequisite)

    Purpose: to give students a college-level competence in mathematical reasoning and analysis.

    Any course used to satisfy this requirement cannot be used to satisfy any other general education requirement.

    Additional requirements for the B.S.
    Natural sciences
    (One course, 3 credit hours minimum, with a prerequisite in the same department; for this requirement, biochemistry courses with a chemistry prerequisite qualify as upper-level courses.)

    Purpose: to give students who elect the bachelor of science degree an especially solid foundation in the natural sciences.

    Courses that qualify are those listed earlier under natural sciences, and:

    Kinesiology—KIN 330 or 335 or 650
    Psychology—PSYCH 470 or 480

    Quantitative and abstract formal reasoning
    Purpose: to give students training in a clear, nonambiguous, simplified language for the efficient transfer and logical analysis of information—a language in which a good deal of discussion is conducted in the sciences.

    A course that satisfies this requirement may at the same time be used to satisfy any major requirement for which it qualifies. Fulfill this requirement one of three ways:

    1. Three courses, 9 credit hours minimum, selected from:
    Computer science—200 level or above
    Mathematics—100 level or above
    Philosophy—PHILO 110, 220, or 510
    Statistics—any course
    2. One course and its Level II prerequisite, selected from:
    Geography—GEOG 700 (with a statistics course)
    Physics—PHYS 113 (with MATH 150) PHYS 223 (with MATH 221) PHYS 224 (with MATH 221) PHYS 325 (with MATH 240)
    Sociology—SOCIO 520 or 725 (with STAT 330)
    Social work—SOCWK 519 (with STAT 330)
    3. Equivalent competency: Competency may be demonstrated by taking two Level II courses or a Level III course from:

    Level II courses (two courses):
    Computer science—CIS 200
    Mathematics—MATH 150, 205, or 210
    Philosophy—PHILO 510
    Statistics—STAT 320, 330, 340, 350, 702, or 703

    Level III courses (one course):
    Computer science—CIS 300 or 350
    Mathematics—MATH 210 or 220
    Philosophy—PHILO 701
    Statistics—STAT 341, 351, 704, or 705

    Topics within Arts and Sciences:
    dMajors and Degrees dAerospace Studies dMathematics
    dDegree Requirements dAnthropology dMilitary Science
    dBachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Sciences dArt dModern Languages
    dBachelor of Fine Arts dBiochemistry dMusic
    dBachelor of Music dBiology dPhilosophy
    dBachelor of Music Education dChemistry dPhysics
    dAssociate of Arts at Fort Riley dEconomics dPolitical Science
    dAssociate of Science at Fort Riley dEnglish dPsychology
    dProgram Options dGeography dSociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
    dAdvising dGeology dSpeech Communication, Theatre, and Dance
    dUniversity Undergraduate Studies dHistory dStatistics
    dPre-Law dJournalism and Mass Communications   
    dPre-Health Professions Program dKinesiology   
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000