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    General Agriculture

    Lawrence H. Erpelding, Associate Dean
    Kevin J. Donnelly, Assistant Dean
    Jackie McClaskey, Assistant Dean
    Zelia Holloway, Assistant Dean

    Contemporary citizenship in agriculture minor
    This minor assists students in building the knowledge that they need to serve as active citizens in society and to understand the way our agricultural industry, rural areas, and global communities interact now and in the future. The minor focuses on agricultural policy and issues while encompassing ethics, personal development, and societal relationships in order to better understand the correlation between agriculture and rural and urban communities at the local, state, national, and global levels. These topics will encourage the citizenship development needed to sustain and build agriculture in the future and will also enhance understanding of the effects of agriculture on society as a whole.

    The minor requires the completion of 18 credit hours. The minor requires one foundation course, two ethical and societal relationships courses, and two policy and issues courses. In addition, GENAG 450 Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture, a capstone course, is to be taken during the junior or senior year of the program of study.

    Foundation courses (3-4 hrs)
    AGEC 120Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
    ASI 102Principles of Animal Science
    ASI 302Introduction to Food Science
    AGRON 220Crop Science
    FOR 375Introduction to Natural Resource Management
    HORT 201Principles of Horticultural Science
    Ethical and societal relationships (6 hrs)
    ANTH 511Cultural Ecology and Economy
    ANTH 524Immigrant America
    BIOL 310Bioethics
    BIOL 303Ecology of Environmental Problems
    BIOL 433Wildlife Conservation
    ECON 527Environmental Economics
    ECON 681International Trade
    GEOG 440Geography of Natural Resources
    GEOG 730World Agriculture Systems
    GEOG 720Geography of Land Use
    GEOG 718Geography of Public Lands
    GEOG 760Human Impact on the Environment
    HIST 557History of American Agriculture
    LAR 322Environmental Issues and Ethics
    PHILO 130Introduction to Moral Philosophy
    PHILO 135Introduction to Social-Political Philosophy
    PHILO 390Business Ethics
    POLSC 321Kansas Politics and Government
    POLSC 619Comparative Agricultural Politics and Policy
    SOCIO 533Rural Sociology
    SPCH 450Special Studies in Human Discourse (Language of Rural Community Building)
    Policy and issues (6 hrs)
    ASI 303History and Attitudes of Animal Use
    AGEC 410Agriculture Policy
    AGEC 415The Global Agriculture Economy, Hunger, and Poverty
    AGEC 416Agricultural Law and Economics
    AGEC 610Current Agriculture and Natural Resource Policy Issues
    AGRON 335Environmental Quality
    AGRON/  PLPTH 505Biotechnology
    ASI 595Contemporary Issues in Animal Science and Agriculture
    ATM 661Water and Waste in the Environment
    ENTOM 250Insects and People
    FOR 285Forest Resource Management
    RRES 440Outdoor Recreation Policy
    GENAG 450Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture
    Capstone course (3 hrs)
    GENAG 450Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture
    Students must complete a "declaration of intent" form describing their plan to fulfill the course work requirements for the minor. The form will be submitted to and approved by the Office of Agriculture Academic Programs.

    International agriculture minor
    Experiential learning through international study and travel broadens horizons and increases understanding of global issues by allowing students to examine different agricultural systems, the global marketplace, and the role of social values in food consumption patterns. This minor in will add value to undergraduate degree programs, enhance employment opportunities with multinational corporations, and prepare students to function in diverse communities.

    The minor requires completion of 16 credit hours. The program is open only to majors in the College of Agriculture. It consists of one foundation course, a foreign language, an international experience, and a capstone seminar. Students are required to complete at least two semesters of university-level foreign language courses. The international experience may consist of a travel study course, study abroad, community service, or internship. Academic credit can be granted for international experiences.

    Foundation course (3 hours)
    GENAG 200Topics: Kansas Agriculture in the Global Society.
    AGEC 415The Global Agricultural Economy, Hunger, and Poverty.
    Foreign language courses (10 hours)
    Students must complete or quiz out of two semesters of one foreign language.
    International experience (2 hours)
    GENAG 505Comparative Agriculture or departmental internship, problems, or topic course.
    Capstone seminar (1 hour)
    GENAG 780Seminar in International Agriculture
    Elective courses
    Students are encouraged to select elective courses in agriculture, social science, and humanities areas and/or free electives that complement their study of the region or country selected as the focus of their program.

    Students must complete a "declaration of intent" form, describing their plan to fulfill the course work, language, and international experience requirements for the minor. The form will be submitted to and approved by the Office of Agriculture Academic Programs.

    General agriculture courses
    GENAG 101. Ag Orientation. (1) I. Objectives, organization, and procedures of the College of Agriculture and the university are studied. Historical developments and projected trends in agriculture and the application of basic sciences to agriculture are presented. Required of freshmen in agriculture.

    GENAG 200. Topics in Agriculture. (0-3) On sufficient demand. Selected issues in agriculture. May be repeated with change in topics.

    GENAG 390. Agricultural Employment. (1) I, II. Assists the agriculture student in developing a career blueprint; understanding job markets and techniques to obtain employment including recruitment/placement services, resume construction, personal interviewing, and job offer evaluation and analysis; and monitoring involved in career planning.

    University General Education courseGENAG 450. Citizenship and Ethics in Agriculture. (3) II. The study of agriculture's relationship with society while encompassing ethics and personal development. Current controversial issues and multidimensional policy topics facing the agricultural industry will be explored with an emphasis on moral and philosophical debates. Issues regarding professional ethics and decision making will also be an emphasis. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: Junior or senior standing.

    University General Education courseGENAG 495. Agriculture Honors Seminar. (Var., 0-3) I, II. Seminars treat topics relevant to students participating in the Collge of Agriculture honors program. Pr.: Sophomore standing and acceptance into the honors program.

    Undergraduate and graduate credit
    GENAG 505. Comparative Agriculture. (1-4) Intersession. A travel-study program which is intended to acquaint students with agriculture of other countries and other parts of the U.S. and how it differs from Midwest-Great Plains agriculture relative to climate, crops, soils, livestock practices, marketing, and cultural attitudes toward agriculture. Pr.: Consent of instructor.

    GENAG 515. Honors Presentation. (1) I, II, S. Presentation of completed teaching or extension activity, research project, or demonstration project. Pr.: Successfully completed honors proposal and permission of honors advisor.

    University General Education courseGENAG 582. Natural Resources/Environmental Sciences Project (NRES).(3) I, II. A comprehensive project in NRES. Requires integration of information and understanding acquired in NRES secondary major courses. Students must prepare and present written and oral reports. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: All writing and oral communications courses required for major. Pr. or conc.: 15 hours of approved courses in NRES secondary major. Cross-listed with DAS 582 and DEN 582.

    GENAG 780. Current Topics in Agriculture. (1-3) On sufficient demand. Selected topics studied to provide an in-depth understanding of current agricultural issues. May be repeated with change in topics. Pr.: Completion of baccalaureate degree.

    Topics within Agriculture:
    dGeneral Requirements dAgricultural Education dEntomology
    dUniversity General Education dAgricultural Technology Management dFood Science and Industry
    dProgram Choices dAgronomy dGrain Science and Industry
    dGeneral Agriculture dAnimal Sciences and Industry dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dAgricultural Economics dCommunications dPlant Pathology
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    August 19, 2005