The Center for Kansas Studies is a group of Washburn university faculty who convene regularly to promote and share their interest in Kansas. The Center is dedicated to encouraging Kansas Studies by offering courses in the Kansas Studies Program, by creating resources and providing information about Kansas resources at Washburn University and around the state, by offering programming on Kansas topics, and by providing outreach programs that focus on the past, present and future of Kansas.
To obtain the optional minor in Kansas Studies, a student must complete at least 15 hours from among the courses listed below, with at least 6 of those hours at the upper division level. The Director of the Center for Kansas Studies will serve in the role of department chair for certification that a student has successfully met the requirements for this optional minor.
Kansas Studies minors at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:
Courses which could be applied toward the requirements of the minor are:
AN 225 Kansas Archaeology
AR 114 Art and Architecture of Kansas
AR 399 Documentary Photography (Small Kansas Towns)
BI 280 Special Topics (when taught as Kansas Amphibians, Turtles & Reptiles or Kansas Birds)
BU 310 Entrepreneurial Finance
EN 138 Kansas Literature
EN 190 Film Appreciation (when taught as “Kansas in the Movies”)
EN 199, 299, 399 Special Topics (when taught as Kansas Characters, Kansas Folklore or Mapping Kansas Literature)
GG 304 Kansas Geography
GL 103 Historical Geology
HI 300 Topics in History (when taught as Kansas Characters)
HI 322 Kansas History
HI 397 Internship in Historical Agencies
IS 400 Topics (when taught as Kansas Characters)
LS 590 Mapping Kansas Literature
MM 402 Kansas and the Media
PE 198K Lifetime Wellness (with Kansas emphasis)
PO 107 American State and Local Government
PO 310 Kansas Politics
PO 307 Internship in State and Local Government
The Center carries out a number of activities each year, all of which focus on the varied and often interdisciplinary study of Kansas history, environment and culture. Its Fellows come from all walks of Washburn University life, joining together through their common bond of a scholary or teaching interest in all kinds of things Kansas.
Center Director welcomes questions and suggestions.
Contact Tom Schmiedeler by phone, 785-670-1559, or by e-mail. firstname.lastname@example.org