Family & Consumer Sciences / Courses

FCS-274 Consumer Economics (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only
An analysis of consumer decision making in the marketplace; government protection for the consumer; consumer credit institutions; insurance, investments, management of personal finances, retirement and estate planning. No credit given in major for accounting, business, or economics. Also offered as ECO-274.

FCS-290 Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
Historical and theoretical perspectives, and current trends in various disciplines in Human Environmental Sciences are explored. Students will be provided with the foundation to apply human systems theory and life course development to their area of specialization in Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising and Design, and Interior Design.

FCS-299 Introduction to Research in Family & Consumers Science (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will participate in a research or creative project investigating topics and problems in Family and Consumer Sciences. This course will provide an introduction to the methods and techniques of the discipline. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation. Open to freshmen and sophomore majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required.

FCS-355 Family Resource Management (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only
The use of human resources to promote individual and family development. Emphasis on family life management skills from a woman's perspective.

FCS-424 Professional Perspectives in FCS (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Odd-Numbered Years Only
Investigation of historic development, interdisciplinary nature, integrative approach, and ethical perspectives of Family and Consumer Sciences field of study; introduction to professional opportunities within business, education, research, and service agencies; formulation of individual career plan.

FCS-425 FCS Practicum (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Even-Numbered Years Only
Provides a culminating experience for Family & Consumer Sciences majors seeking careers in business and community services. The internship is selected by the student through career analysis, and is conducted in cooperation with an approved internship sponsor. The student must work 150 hours total over the course of the semester in an approved site. Prerequisite: FCS-424.

FCS-498 Honors Thesis in Family and Consumer Sciences (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will formulate and execute a research project at an advanced level of complexity that will culminate in a paper and a presentation. The project must meet Honors Program thesis requirements as well as the expectations of the family and consumer sciences faculty. A research proposal form completed by the student, faculty mentor, and Honors Program director is required for registration. Open to seniors who are members of the Honors and/or Teaching Fellows Programs.

FCS-499 Research in Family & Consumer Sciences (1.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall; Spring | Course Offered Every Year
In conjunction with a faculty mentor, the student will develop and conduct a research or creative project exploring topics and problems in Family and Consumer Sciences. The research experience will culminate in a paper and presentation. Open to junior and senior majors and others by permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit for a total of six credit hours. A research proposal form completed by the student and faculty mentor is required for registration. Instructor's consent required. Prerequisite: FCS-355.

FCS-764 Methods of Teaching Family & Consumer Sciences (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Spring | Course Offered Every Year
A study of planning, implementing, and evaluating family and consumer sciences programs. Emphasis on identifying needs of learners, writing objectives, planning lessons, using a variety of teaching/learning strategies, and assessing effectiveness. Required for secondary family and consumer sciences licensure students and food and nutrition majors. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.

FCS-765 Family & Consumer Sciences Education (3.00 cr.)
Session(s): Fall | Course Offered Every Year
A survey of the curriculum for secondary family and consumer sciences education. Includes a program philosophy, organization, needs assessment, advisory committees, curriculum development, vocational student organizations [FCCLA], and legislation. Includes field experience. Required of secondary family and consumer sciences education majors. Open to students admitted to the teacher education program or with permission of the instructor.

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