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K-State 8 Information

*Applicable to students starting Summer 2011 and beyond*

 

The K-STATE 8 general education program helps students widen their perspectives, explore relationships among subjects and build critical and analytical thinking skills. K-STATE 8 exposes students to a broad range of knowledge in different academic areas. The program shapes well-rounded thinkers and helps prepare students for careers, graduate school and other post-graduate experiences.

What are the requirements for the K-STATE 8 General Education Program?

Each student must successfully complete credit-bearing courses or experiences to cover all of the K-STATE 8 areas. Some of the K-STATE 8 areas may be covered in the student's major. The intent of the K-STATE 8 is for students to explore the perspectives of disciplines that may be quite different from those of their own majors. For that reason, a minimum of four different course prefixes (e.g., AGEC, MATH, FSHS) must be represented in the fulfillment of the K-STATE 8 requirements.  The K-STATE 8 areas include:

·         Aesthetic Experience and Interpretive Understanding

·         Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning

·         Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility

·         Global Issues and Perspectives

·         Historical Perspectives

·         Human Diversity within the US

·         Natural and Physical Sciences

·         Social Sciences

 

K-STATE 8 and ECE

Since both the electrical and computer engineering curriculums are well defined, the incorporation of the K-STATE 8 system is rather simple.  The table below shows the K-STATE 8 areas that are covered by the required courses of the ECE curriculum. 

 

K-State 8 Area

EE

CMPEN

Aesthetic Experience and Interpretive Understanding

H&SS/GEN ED

H&SS/GEN ED

Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning

MATH 220

MATH 220

Ethical Reasoning and Responsibility

ECE 590

ECE 590

Global Issues and Perspectives

ECON 110

ECON 110

Historical Perspectives

H&SS/GEN ED

H&SS/GEN ED

Human Diversity within the U.S.

H&SS/GEN ED

H&SS/GEN ED

Natural and Physical Sciences

CHM 210

CHM 210

Social Sciences

ECON 110

ECON 110

 

The boxes that are labeled H&SS/GEN ED are humanities and social science courses that the student is free to choose within the approved College of Engineering H&SS course list.  These courses must be chosen to cover the three remaining K-STATE 8 required areas not covered in the ECE required courses.  Therefore the student must simultaneously choose H&SS courses from the approved College of Engineering H&SS list and cross-reference the chosen course’s K-STATE 8 tags with the unfulfilled requirements.

K-STATE 8 course tag information can be found at: http://www.k-state.edu/kstate8/lists/index.html