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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
    About the Catalog
    About the University
    Glossary and Abbreviations
    Academic Advising
    Tuition and Fees
    All-University Regulations
    Student Financial Assistance
    Services for Students
    Auxiliary Services and Facilities
    International Programs
    Secondary Majors
    dGeneral Requirements
    dUniversity General Education
    dProgram Choices
    dGeneral Agriculture
    dAgricultural Economics
    dAgricultural Education
    dAgricultural Technology Management
    dAnimal Sciences and Industry
    dFood Science and Industry
    dGrain Science and Industry
    dHorticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
    dPlant Pathology
    Architecture, Planning, and Design
    Arts and Sciences
    Business Administration
    Human Ecology
    Technology and Aviation
    Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School
    Intercollegiate Athletics
    K-State Research and Extension
    University Faculty

    General Requirements

    Selection of a major
    Students usually select a curriculum or major when they enter the college. They are provided faculty academic advisors in their major fields. Students enroll in general agriculture if they want to enter some part of professional agriculture but are not yet ready to identify a particular major. They are assigned an academic advisor in the academic programs office or an advisor in one of the academic departments. These students are urged to choose majors before the end of the freshman year.

    The curriculum or major may be changed at almost any time and with relative ease, though a change after the sophomore year may delay graduation.

    Electives permit adaptation of the program to the student's goals. The student should work with an advisor to develop the most beneficial and effective academic program.

    Many students work part time at K-State laboratories, greenhouses, and farms. This experience adds greatly to students' learning and understanding.

    Selection of an option
    Most major fields of study in agriculture provide for selection of groups of courses known as options. Some typical options include:

    Business and industries
    Students who wish to emphasize business, marketing, and management related to agribusiness firms may select an option in business and industries. Course work includes classes in business administration and economics.

    Those who plan to enter farming, ranching, horticultural production, landscape and turf management, or other technical positions in agriculture or agribusiness may select a production/technical option. Study in one of these options allows students to gain more depth in the technical aspects of their majors.

    A science/professional option prepares students for research and graduate and professional schools. This option allows students to structure programs strong in the basic sciences and/or other areas that will enhance success in graduate and professional schools such as law and veterinary medicine.

    Additional options are available in certain curricula or majors to allow students to develop specific strengths or specializations.

    Suggested courses
    Suggested humanities and social science electives
    (Maximum of 3 credit hours may be taken from participatory courses)
    (must be taken from more than one department):

    American ethnic studies—any course
    Architecture, planning, and design—any course in history or appreciation of architecture or environmental design
    Anthropology—any course
    Art—courses in appreciation and theory
    Dance—any course
    Economics—above ECON 110 Principles of Macroeconomics
    English—any except courses in composition
    Geography—any except GEOG 220 Environmental Geography I and GEOG 221 Environmental Geography II
    History—any course
    Family studies and human services—any course
    Modern languages—any course
    Music—any course in theory or appreciation of music
    Philosophy—any course
    Political science—any course
    Psychology—any course
    Sociology, anthropology, and social work—any course
    Theatre—any course
    Women's studies—any course
    Suggested additional communications courses
    AGCOM 400Agricultural Business Communications3
    AGCOM 410Agricultural Student Magazine2
    ENGL 300Expository Writing III3
    ENGL 516Written Communications for the
    SPCH 311Business and Professional Speaking3
    SPCH 321Public Speaking II2
    SPCH 325Argumentation and Debate3
    SPCH 326Small Group Discussion Methods3
    SPCH 726Seminar in Persuasion3
    MC 400News and Feature Writing3
    MKTG 542Professional Selling and Sales Management3
    EDSEC 706Teaching Adults in Extension3
    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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    Kansas State University
    August 19, 2005