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365. Range Forage. (3:2:3) (m) Prerequisite: Bot. 210 . Murdock,

Vallentine, Wood
Characteristics, distribution, and value of the more important forage
plants of the western range.

462. Range Management. (3:2:3) (m) Prerequisites: Bot. 365 and 450.

Christensen, Julander, Murdock, Vallentine, Wood
Problems associated with the management, grazing, and maintenance of

465. Management of Habitat for Wildlife. (3:2:3) (m) Prerequisite: Bot. 101 or
equivalent. Recommended: Bot. 450; Zool. 451, 547. Julander,

Liechty, Wood
General principles and problems associated with and the development of
new concepts and attitudes pertaining to the management of habitat for

466. Range Improvements. (3:2:3) (m) Prerequisites: Bot. 365 and 450.

Murdock, Vallentine
Plant control, seeding, fertilization, mechanical treatments, and live-
stock handling facilities on rangelands.

491R. Seminar. (1:1:0 ea.) (m)

Presentation and discussion of current research in range ecology and
range science.

498R. Special Problems. (1-3:0:3-9 ea.)

520. (Agr. Econ. — An. Sci. — Bot.) Management of Ranch Resources. (3:2:2) (m)
Prerequisites: senior or graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Vallentine, Shumway, Corbridge
Team-taught range science, animal science, and agricultural economics.
Commercial ranch case study. Management plan developed, consisting of
maximum profit practices and enterprise combinations.

561. Watershed Management. (3:2:3) (m) Murdock

691R. Graduate Seminar. (1:1:0 ea.)

698R. Special Problems. (1-3:0:3-9 ea.)

699. Thesis for Master's Degree. (6-9:Arr.:Arr.)



Professors: Bell, D. Peterson, Waters.

Associate Professors: Nelson (Chairman, 351 JKB), Perry, B. Petersen, Poison,

G. Smith, H. Smith, Stoddard, Warner.
Assistant Professors: Ashby, Boyer, DeMille.
Instructors: Baker, Howard, Woodward.

The Business Education Department provides, within the framework of the Col-
lege of Business, the preparation needed by young men and women for responsi-
ble positions in business and professional business teaching. Three 4-year major
programs are available: (1) office administration; (2) administrative assistant;
and (3) business teacher, with options to specialize in distributive education,
office education, or socio-business education.

Division of Business Fundamentals

All students wishing to major in the Business Education Department register in
the Division of Business Fundamentals until they have completed the College of
Business lower-division core requirements applicable to their major with a min-
imum grade-point average of 2.25 and at least 62 semester hours of approved
university credit.

Upon completion of these requirements, students may transfer to the option
in which they intend to specialize and graduate. A maximum of five hours of
"D" credit will be accepted toward fulfilling major requirements in this depart-

Office Administration Program

The office administration curriculum is designed for students interested in the
fields of administrative services, office supervision, and office personnel manage-

Preparation is provided for positions in middle management in the expanding
profession of office administration. Training in organization, data processing and
analysis, systems and procedures analysis, communications, and supervision of
personnel are emphasized. An opportunity for on-the-job training, coupled
with classwork, may be included to provide a well-rounded program designed
to meet employment requirements.

The requirements for the office administration major are as follows:

College of Business Core Require- Econ. 301 or 302 3

ments: Stat. 221* 3

Math. 108* or equivalent 4 *Bus. Fundamentals Requirement.

Acctg. 201* and 202* 6

Acctg. 232* or Math. 109* 3-4 Office Administration Require-

Acctg. 342 3 ments:

Bus. Mgt. 301 3 Bus. Ed. 220 3

Bus. Mgt. 341 3 Bus. Ed. 305 3

Econ. Ill* and 112* 6 Bus. Ed. 320 3


Bus. Ed. 480 2

Bus. Ed. 485 1

Comput. Sci. 105 2

Comput. Sci. 130 3

Org. Behav. 321 3

Five or six hours of elective business
courses selected in consultation
with and approved by the student's
major adviser (a minimum of 3
hours must be in departments oth-
er than Business Education). The
following are some recommended
elective courses:

Bus. Ed. 370 3

Bus. Ed. 470R** 1-8

Acctg. 301 3

Acctg. 302 3

Acctg. 356 3

Acctg. 411 3

Acctg. 455 3

Comput. Sci. 231 3

Comput. Sci. 233 3

Org. Behav. 421 3

Org. Behav. 425 3

Psych. 330 2

Psych. 336 2

Psych. 337 2

Psych. 365 3

** Approval of department chairman

Executive Assistant Program

The executive assistant curriculum is structured to prepare students to assume
responsible secretarial positions. The program provides a background in general
education, business administration, and secretarial procedures. To work cooper-
atively and understandingly with the business executive is a basic tenet in
the preparation of young men and women desiring to become executive assis-

The requirements for the executive assistant major are as follows:

College of Business Core Require-

Math. 108 or equivalent* 4

Acctg. 201* and 202* 6

Acctg. 342 3

Bus. Ed. 305, or Bus. Mgt. 301 or

341, or Org. Behav. 321 9

Econ. Ill* and 112* 6

Econ. 301 or 302 3

Stat. 221* 3

*Bus. Fundamentals Requirement.

Executive Assistant Requirements:

Bus. Ed. 113 or equivalent 3

Bus. Ed. 203 or equivalent 2

Bus. Ed. 204 2

Bus. Ed. 206 2

Bus. Ed. 220 3

Bus. Ed. 311 3

Bus. Ed. 320 3

Bus. Ed. 370 3

Bus. Ed. 475 3

Bus. Ed. 485 1

Bus. Mgt. 380 or 381 1

Business Teacher Program

The Department of Business Education cooperates with the College of Education
in preparing students to teach business courses in junior and senior high schools
by offering a composite teaching major, with a specialization in one of the fol-
lowing areas: distributive education, secretarial-office administration, and socio-

Students selecting a business teacher composite major will complete the Uni-
versity general education requirements, 23 hours in professional education
courses prescribed by the College of Education for secondary school certifica-
tion, and 51 hours in College of Business or approved substitute courses. Utah
State Secondary School Certification requirements must be completed before
the student is recommended for graduation.

Requirements for the business teacher major are as follows:

I. College of Business Core Require-
ments (9 semester hours):

To qualify as a major under the busi-
ness teacher program, a student must
complete Acctg. 201 and 202, and
Econ. 101 or 111 with a minimum
grade-point average of 2.25.

11. Professional Education Require-
ments (23 semester hours) :

(See "Preparation of Secondary
School Teachers" in the Education
section for required professional edu-
cation courses leading to secondary
school certification.) Certification re-


quirements must be completed before
the student is recommended for
graduation. Students should contact
their adviser early in the program
to assure proper selection and se-
quencing of the required courses.

III. Professional Business Require-
ments for Composite Teaching
Major (51 semester hours):

Students will select and complete one
of the following optional composite
teaching major programs:

Distributive Education:

Acctg. 201* and 202* 6

Econ. 101* or 111* 3

Bus. Ed. 220 3

Bus. Ed. 310 2

Bus. Ed. 315 2

Bus. Ed. 320 3

Bus. Ed. 325 2

Bus. Ed. 489 2

Bus. Mgt. 241 3

Bus. Mgt. 256 3

Comms. 230 2

Org. Behav. 321 3

*Business Fundamentals Requirement.
In consultation with and with approval
of major adviser, a student will select
additional courses from the following
departments to make a total of 51
hours: Business Education, Account-
ing, Business Management, Econom-
ics, Organizational Behavior, Comput-
er Science.

Office Education:

Acctg. 201* and 202* 6

Econ. 101* or 111* 3

Bus. Ed. 113 or equivalent 3

Bus. Ed. 203 or equivalent 2

Bus. Ed. 204 2

Bus. Ed. 206 2

Bus. Ed. 220 3

Bus. Ed. 305 3

Bus. Ed. 311 3

Bus. Ed. 320 3

Bus. Ed. 370 3

Bus. Ed. 377A,C 2

Bus. Ed. 489 2

*Business Fundamentals Requirement.

In consultation with and with approval
of major adviser, a student will select
additional courses from the following
departments to make a total of 51
semester hours: Business Education,
Accounting, Business Management,
Economics, Organizational Behavior,
Computer Science.

Socio-Business Education:

Acctg. 201* and 202* 6

Acctg. 356 3

Econ. 101* or 111* ;. 3

Econ. 112* 3

Bus. Ed. 203 2

Bus. Ed. 220 3

Bus. Ed. 305 3

Bus. Ed. 320 3

Bus. Ed. 489 2

Bus. Mgt. 200 2

* Business Fundamentals Requirement.
In consultation with and with approval
of major adviser, a student will select
additional courses from the following
departments to make a total of 51
hours: Business Education, Account-
ing, Business Management, Econom-
ics, Organizational Behavior, Comput-
er Science. The additional courses
must include at least six hours of
course work in accounting and six
hours of course work in economics.

IV. Other Requirements
(15-17 semester hours):

All business teacher majors must take
the following courses in the four-se-
mester sequence shown below. (Check
course descriptions for course pre-

Ed. 301B 2

Bus. Ed. 377A,B,C,D,E,F (to be com-
pleted before student teaching)

(1 cr. ea.) 3-5

Hours in excess of 3 hours required
in the professional education com-
ponent may be counted as part of
major requirement.

Bus. Ed. 479 8

Bus. Ed. 489 2


See the Education section of this catadog for approved business teacher minors.

The Business Education Department also offers two nonteaching minors: office
administration and executive assistant.

The office administration minor requires the completion of 14 hours of credit,
including Bus. Ed. 206, 220, 305, 320, and Org. Behav. 321 or Comput. Sci. 130.

An executive assistant minor requires the completion of at least 14 hours of
credit, including Bus. Ed. 204, 206, 220, 311, and 475. Additional hours may be
completed by electives in the Business Education Department.


Graduate Business Teacher Education

A complete program of graduate courses in business teacher education is pro-
vided for teachers desiring a master's degree, or for experienced teachers who
wish to fulfill state recertification requirements. Consult the Graduate School
Catalog for further details.

Business Technology

(Two- Year Program)

For details regarding the business technology program, see the College of In-
dustrial and Technical Education section of this catalog.


lOOG. Introduction to Business. (3:5:0)

An introduction to business functions and vocabulary for students with-
out a background understanding of the American business economy. Regis-
tration by invitation.

101. Beginning Typewriting. (2:3:2)

Mastery of the keyboard and development of basic skills. Students with
high school credit in typewriting should not register for this course.

111. Elementary Shorthand. (4:5:1) Prerequisite: Bus. Ed. 101 or equivalent.

Fundamentals of shorthand theory, with emphasis on fluency in reading
and writing shorthand. Not recommended for students with previous short-
hand experience.

112. Intermediate Shorthand. (3:5:1) Prerequisite: Bus. Ed. Ill or equivalent.

Development of accelerated shorthand writing and transcription com-
petency. Enrolling students should be able to take dictation at a minimum
of 60 words per minute and typewrite at 50 words per minute.

113. Advanced Shorthand. (3:5:1) (m) Prerequisite: Bus. Ed. 112 or equivalent.

Emphasis on accelerated shorthand writing and rapid transcription of
letters. Enrolling students should be able to take dictation at a minimum
of 80 words per minute and typewrite at 50 words per minute.

203. Speedbuilding in Production Typewriting. (2:3:2) Home Study also, (m)
Prerequisite: Bus. Ed. 101 or equivalent.

Intensive drills, with emphasis on production of speed and control in
the production of manuscripts, outlines, minutes, tabulations, letters,
rough drafts, and legal instruments.

204. Advanced Production Techniques in Tj^iewriting. (2:3:2) Prerequisite:
Bus. Ed. 203 or equivalent.

Application of advanced production techniques to practical business
problems, including statistical reports, office projects, editing, and compo-

206. Calculating Machines. (2:3:2) (m)

Instruction and development of operational proficiency with adding and
electronic calculating machines. Business problems are emphasized.

220. Business Communication. (3:3:0) Home Study also. (m) Prerequisite:
Engl. 111.

Experience in the composition of business correspondence, with emphasis
on the psychological principles that foster favorable human relations and

275. Stenographic Procedures. (4:3:3) Prerequisites: Bus. Ed. 113, 204, and

Comprehensive analysis of secretarial responsibilities accompanied by
laboratory experiences. To be taken during the final semester by secre-
tarial technician students.

□ Accounting 301, 302. Intermediate Accounting. (3:3:0 ea.)


305. Principles and Methods for Analyzing Office Operations. (3:3:0) Home
Study also, (m)

An introduction to the basic functions of administrative management.
Concentrates on data processing, leadership, organization, work simplifica-
tion, and systems control.

310. Philosophy of Vocational Business Education. (2:2:0)

Development of a modern philosophy of vocational education, with em-
phasis on the importance of cooperative distributive education in a free
enterprise system.

311. Transcription. (3:3:4) Prerequisites: Bus. Ed. 220 and 113 or equivalent.

Emphasis on accurate and rapid shorthand transcription utilizing a
variety of written communication skills. A minimum speed of 100 words
per minute is required for entrance.

315. Coordination Techniques in Cooperative Business Education. (2:2:0)

Instructional methods and coordination techniques involved in teaching
cooperative business and distributive education.

320. Business Report Writing. (3:3:0) (m)

Experience in the organization and preparation of business reports, with
emphasis on the refinement of language skills and the techniques of
collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting business data.

n Organizational Behavior 321. Organizational Behavior and Administration.


325. The Distributive Education Curriculum. (2:2:0) Prerequisites: Bus. Ed.
310 and 315.

A comprehensive overview of the subjects that comprise the distributive
education curriculum, with models for use at the high school, postsecon-
dary, and adult levels.

□ Accounting 356. Accounting Information Systems. (3:3:0)

370. Modern Office Machines. (3:3:3) (m) Prerequisite: Bus. Ed. 203.

Instruction in the use and application of modern office machines —
duplicating, copying, transcribing, and basic data processing.

377A,B,C,D,E,F. Secondary Teaching Curriculum and Methods. (1:2:0 ea.)
Prerequisites: Ed. 301B; Acctg. 201, 202; Econ. 101 or 111.

A — Bookkeeping; B — Distributive Education; C! — Economics and General
Business; D — Office Education; E — Stenography; F — Typewriting.

□ Business Management 380, 381. Executive Lectures. (1:1:0 ea.)

□ Accounting 455. Data Processing Systems. (3:3:0)

470R. Cooperative Business Experience Internship. (1-8:0:5-40 ea.) Prerequisites:
completion of major requirements and consent of department chairman.

The student is placed in an office or business, enabling him to enrich
classroom theory with practical application. Arrangements for the intern-
ship must be made during the semester before enrollment.

475. Procedures for Executive Assistants. (3:3:2) Prerequisites: Bus. Ed. 204,
220, 311, 320, and 370.

The culminating executive assistant course. Study includes an integra-
tion of previous preparation and an intensive analysis of specialized ad-
ministrative duties.

479. Secondary Student Teaching. (4-8:0:20-40) Prerequisite: Bus. Ed. 377.

For course description and fee, see Ed. 479.

480. Case Studies in Office Management. (2:2:1)

Extensive use of cases in office management. Student analysis, group
discussions, and written reports form the principal basis for conduct of the
course. Offered alternate years.


485. Lectures on Office Administration. (1:1:0)

Prominent businessmen present lectures on pertinent office administra-
tion topics such as data processing, leadership, motivation, planning, and

489. Senior Seminar for Business Teacher Majors. (2:2:0) Prerequisite: Bus.
Ed. 479.

An analysis of the business teacher's role and responsibilities in the
secondary school.

605. Introduction to Research in Business Education. (3:3:0)

An examination of research methods and procedures applicable to busi-
ness education, with emphasis on the analysis and evaluation of method-
ology reflected in existing research.

615. Methods of Instruction in Business Education: Typewriting and Shorthand.


An analysis of classroom methods, psychology of learning, and findings
of research pertaining to improvement of instruction in typewriting, short-
hand, and related subjects.

620. Methods of Instruction in Business Education: Bookkeeping and Economic
Education. (3:3:0)

An analysis of course content, classroom methods, and teaching materials
pertaining to improvement of instruction in bookkeeping and economic

625. Tests and Measurements in Business Education. (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Stat.
221 or equivalent.

A survey of classroom tests and instruments of evaluation used in busi-
ness education, and an analysis of their uses and methods of construction.

630. Current Developments Influencing the Curriculum and Content of Business
Education. (2:2:0)

A study of recent technological developments, such as automation in
business, and an analysis of the content, materials, and procedures of
business education.

635. Implications of Research for Improved Classroom Instruction. (3:3:0)

Review and analysis of recent research in business education, and
evaluation of its implications for improved classroom instruction.

640. Trends of Thought in Business Education. (2:2:0)

Fundamental ideas that have shaped the business curriculum in the
United States, and basic issues that have affected purposes, trends, and
control of business education in public and private institutions.

650. Supervision and Administration in Business Education. (2:2:0)

A review of principles and practices related to the organization and
direction of instructional programs in business education and to the selec-
tion and utilization of faculty personnel.

655. Cooperative Business Education. (2:2:0)

A study of the philosophy and objectives of cooperative office and co-
operative distributive education programs in business education, with em-
phasis on their organization, coordination, and evaluation.

675, 676. Business Education Workshop. (2-3:2-3:0 ea.)
A series of clinics in selected business subjects.

690A,B,C,D. Seminar in Business Education. (1:17:23 ea.)

An intensive one-week clinic emphasizing teaching methodology in one
or more selected topics in business education.

692. Research Project. (l-4:Arr.:Arr.)

694. Independent Readings. (1-2:1-2:0)

699. Thesis for Master's Degree. (6-9:Arr.:Arr.)



Professors: Christensen, Edwards, Oaks, Taylor.

Associate Professors: Barnes, Call, (Chairman, 395 JKB), Daines, Lambert,

McKinnon, Pinney, Stanford.
Assistant Professors: Lee, Schill, Wistisen.
Instructors: Cox, Hatch, Longmore, Parker, Pearce, Smith.

The primary objectives of the Business Management Department are (1) to
prepare students for responsible leadership in their chosen professions; (2) to
train, in depth, students interested in careers in marketing, production, finance,
or other functional areas; and (3) to give students a broad understanding of
individual and group behavior in industry.

Both the content and instructional methods of business management courses
are designed to develop qualities in students which will help them realize their
potential. Emphasis is placed on analytical skill and sound reasoning, insight
and balanced judgment, understanding of human problems in organizations, pro-
ficiency in written and oral communication, and the rigor of learning on one's
own initiative. The Department of Business Management also recognizes its re-
sponsibility to acquaint students with current research in the social sciences,
techniques of decision making, new tools of quantitative analysis, and other
applications of the management sciences. In addition, students are exposed to
changing values and goals in today's society, the social responsibility of business
leadership, the changing role of government in society and international trade,
and the growth of multinational diversified corporations.

The following fields of concentration are administered by the Department of
Business Management: general business, finance, marketing, operations manage-
ment, industrial relations and personnel, and international business. After
completing general education and the college and departmental core require-
ments listed below, a student must elect one of the departmental concentrations.

An automatic composite minor in accounting and economics will have been
earned by those students majoring in the department at the successful comple-
tion of the college and departmental core requirements.

Division of Business Fundamentals. All students who wish to major in business
management register in the Division of Business Fundamentals until they have
completed the College of Business lower-division core requirements and have
completed at least 62 semester hours of approved University credit. Core courses
are as follows:

Econ. Ill, 112

Math. 108 (or equivalent)

Stat. 221

Acctg. 201, 202, 232

Comput. Sci. 130

Students who complete these required courses with a grade-point average of
2.25 or higher will be permitted to register in the Department of Business


A maximum of six hours of "D" credit in College of Business courses will be
allowed for graduation, no more than three hours of which may be in business
management courses.

For details concerning the program of graduate study leading to the Master
of Business Administration degree, students should consult the Graduate School

General Education. See the "General Education Requirements" section of this
catalog for a detailed discussion of the University's general education program.

College and Departmental Core

Freshman and Sophomore Hours Junior and Senior Hours

Math. 108 4 Acctg. 342 3

Acctg. 232 or Math. 109 3-4 Econ. 301 or 302 3

Acctg. 201, 202 6 Bus. Mgt. 301 3

Econ. Ill, 112 6 Bus. Mgt. 341 3

Stat. 221 3 Bus. Mgt. 361 3

Comput. Sci. 130 3 Bus. Mgt. 499 3

Org. Behav. 321 3

General Business Concentration

This is an integrated multifunctional program designed for exceptional students.
It is particularly adapted to the needs of students who intend to continue their
study of business at the graduate level at a school other than BYU. A minimum
overall grade-point average of 3.00 following completion of the college core is
required. Interested students should make written application to the department
chairman at least four semesters before their planned date of graduation.

Students electing this concentration are required to take Math. 109 rather
than Acctg. 232 and must complete the following courses:

Hours Hours

Bus. Mgt. 461 or 462 or Bus. Mgt. 459 3

Stat. 433 3 Electives (See "Note on

Bus. Mgt. 401 3 Senior Electives") 3

Finance Concentration

The course work offered in this area is designed, first, to familiarize business
students with the elements of financial planning and, second, to provide special-
ized work for those who seek positions of management and executive responsi-
bility in financial institutions or the financial departments of business firms.
The requirements are flexible enough to allow some specialization toward com-
mercial banking, investment banking, business finance, insurance, real estate,

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