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Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Health and Human Services

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Family and Consumer Sciences - FCS Courses

UPPER DIVISION

492G. Internship in Gerontology (3)

Prerequisites: Student must be a Gerontology Certificate candidate; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of the Gerontology program director; and GERN 400I, ANTH 454, PSY 365 or HDEV 357I. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. A course in which a grade lower than “C” is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a “C” may proceed with other courses with approval of the Area Coordinator.
Field experience in which student assumes a preprofessional role in a professional setting. Objectives developed by student with supervisor must be approved by major advisor and form the basis for evaluation.
May be repeated for 6 units maximum. Same as GERN 492G. (Seminar 3 hours)

GRADUATE LEVEL

502. Child and Family Law (3)

Prerequisites: CDFS 312I and upper division standing.
Establishment, conduct, and termination of marital and non-marital family relationships, including the rights and duties of the parties involved. Topics include marital disillusionment, child custody issues, property rights, domestic violence, adoption, support, genetic testing, and new trends in family law.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

511. Theories in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to a graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences or closely related field.
Major contributors and historical and philosophical trends in Family and Consumer Sciences. Theory construction and empirical verification of hypotheses. Contemporary theories spanning the areas in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Letter grade only (A-F).

518. Parent Education (3)

Prerequisites: At least six units of upper division child development and family studies or equivalent courses.
Principles and techniques for working with parents in community and school programs. Assessment of needs and development of programs for adults in a variety of social and cultural settings.

520. Personal Finance for the Aging (3)

Prerequisites: 400-level course in Consumer Affairs or consent of instructor.
Personal finance as applied to the aging population.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 520. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 520. (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

524. Independent Living for Disabled and Elderly Persons (3)

Prerequisites: CAFF 321I or 322 or GERN 400I or consent of instructor.
Independent living concepts related to physically and or functionally disabled adults. Personal, environmental and programmatic responses to disability and aging.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 524. Not open for credit to student with credit in GERN 524.

525. Personal Financial Planning Analyses (3)

Prerequisites: CAFF 223 or consent of instructor.
Analysis and protection of personal and family resources; planning and forecasting goals; development of financial strategies utilizing insurance, investment, tax management, pensions, wills and trusts.
Letter grade only (A-F).

526. Family Financial Problems (3)

Prerequisites: CAFF 223 or consent of instructor.
Theory and practice in the diagnosis of family financial crises; selecting alternative solutions; constructing practical methods for the prevention of family financial problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (2 hours discussion, 3 hours laboratory).

529. Consumer Protection (3)

Prerequisites: Upper Division course in consumer affairs or consent of instructor.
Concepts of consumer protection with analysis of a myriad of resources available for individuals and families with consumer problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

530A. Carbohydrates, Lipids and Proteins (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 436, 436L, BIOL 260.
Nutritional, metabolic and clinical aspects of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Current knowledge of interactions between macronutrients and assessment of needs.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

530B. Vitamins and Minerals (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 436, 436L, BIOL 260.
Nutritional, metabolic and clinical aspects of vitamins and minerals. Current knowledge of interactions between micro- and macro-nutrients. Principles of nutritional status assessment and determination of needs.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

531. Advanced Community Nutrition (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 436 and 436L; NUTR 461.
Program planning and evaluation with emphasis on major nutrition-related public health problems among target populations. Protocol development, collection and analysis of data. Verbal and written communications.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours)

532. Food Analysis (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 327, FSCI 332 or equivalent.
Application of scientific methods of food analysis. Consideration of manner in which such variables as ingredients, proportions, and techniques in food preparation affect the quality of products. Experimental laboratory problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. (Seminar 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

533. Recent Advances in Food Science (3)

Prerequisites: FSCI 432 or consent of instructor.
New developments in food processing, techniques of food preservation and, chemical additives. Food and water sanitation. Methods of standardization, preservation, and evaluation of quality. Retention of nutritive value, flavor, appearance, and safety of foods.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

535. Food Processing, Preservation and Packaging (3)

Prerequisites: FSCI 332 or consent of instructor.
Methods and technological aspects in food processing, preservation and packaging. Application of principles and assessment of nutrition. Evaluation of chemical additives. Microbiological aspects of food safety.
(Lecture-discussion 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours)

536. Advanced Nutrition (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 331B; CHEM 448; CHEM 449 (may be taken concurrently).
Metabolism of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins; interrelationship of nutrients; principles of determining nutritional requirements of individuals.
Letter grade only (A-F).

538. Medical Nutrition Therapy (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 436; NUTR 436L (may be taken concurrently).
The nutrition care process is applied to specific pathophysiological conditions. The application of this process includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

539. Nutrition and Aging (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 132 or BIOL 207 or 301 or GERN 400I or consent of instructor.
Nutritional needs as related to physiological changes that occur during aging. Factors that influence food intake and nutritional status of the elderly. Diet adaptation for chronic diseases commonly found in older adults.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 539. Not open for credit for students with credit in GERN 439, GERN 539 or NUTR 439.

555. Global Perspectives in Fashion Merchandising (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 351 and 355, MKTG 300, and Graduate standing, or consent of instructor.
Application of merchandising concepts for the budgeting, buying, promoting, and selling of fashion apparel and accessories in global retail organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

558. Fashion Product Development (3)

Prerequisites: FMD 353, Graduate standing, or consent of the instructor.
The process of designing and engineering fashion products to be serviceable, producible, salable, and profitable for various consumer market segments.
Letter grade only (A-F).

561. Curriculum Development in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)

Prerequisite: Field experience in Home Economics, Family and Consumer Sciences or a related area.
Current philosophies and basic principles in the analysis and organization of curricular programs and materials.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

563. Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences and Gerontology (3)

Prerequisites: Upper division or graduate course in statistics; FCS 696 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent.
Principles, design, and methods of program evaluation for use by Family and Consumer Sciences and Gerontology professionals. Selection and development of instrumentation for data collection and interpretation and methods of reporting.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 563. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 563. (Seminar 3 hours).

568. Nutrition for Exercise and Performance (3)

Prerequisites: NUTR 132, KIN 301 for the KIN Fitness option and the KIN Exercise Science option or BIOL 207 for the Nutrition and Dietetics option.
This course explores the role nutrients play in exercise and performance enhancement. Topics include evaluation of energy needs during physical activity, examination of weight management practices, assessment of nutritional status, and investigation of contemporary dietary issues related to exercise.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as KIN 568. Not open for credit to students with credit in KIN 568. Open to all graduate Kinesiolgy students in the the Adapted Physical Education, Coaching and Student Athlete Development , Pedagogical Studies (for K-12 teachers), Sport Management, Individualized Studies, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Sports Medicine and Injury Studies options and M.S. students in the Nutritional Science without Dietetic Internship, Nutritional Science with Dietetic Internship, and Food Science emphases and/or consent of instructor.

574. Cost Control in Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management (3)

Prerequisites: HFHM 275 or 276 or consent of instructor
Financial management of food, labor, supplies, and other operational costs; procedures for controlling purchasing, receiving, storing, and issuing of food, beverage, and supplies; inventory and security management; computer applications; and analysis of financial reports in hospitality foodservice and hotel industry.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/Discussion 3 hours).

577. Foodservice Administration (3)

Prerequisites: HFHM 276 or 375 or consent of instructor
Principles of organization and administration in commercial and non-commercial foodservice operations are explored. Includes food purchasing, receiving, storage, inventory control, marketing, organizational management, human resource management, productivity, financial management, and quality management as applied to the foodservice industry. Fieldtrips required.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 units)

591A. Professional Practicum in Dietetics (11)

Prerequisite: Admission in the American Dietetic Association Dietetic Internship.
Supervised practicum at contracted facilities to meet performance standards and qualify for the national registration examination.
Credit/No Credit grading only. 11 units for each of 2 consecutive semesters.

591B. Seminar in Dietetic Practice (1)

Concurrent enrollment in FCS 591A.
Oral and written presentations of annotated bibliographies and a clinical case study, reports of professional meetings, examinations and field trips.
Letter grade only (A-F). 1 unit for each of 2 consecutive semesters. (Seminar 1 hour).

592. Internship in Family and Consumer Sciences/Gerontology (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.
Field experience in which student assumes a self directed responsible role in an agency, business or other community setting.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. (Seminar 3 hours)

597. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisites: A 400-level course in any of the Family and Consumer Sciences disciplines.
Varied learning activities utilized to achieve competency related to Family and Consumer Sciences not offered in regular course. Written report required.
(Projects)

600. Seminar in Administration of Family and Consumer Sciences/Gerontology Programs (3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Application of administration, management and leadership theories to family and consumer sciences/gerontology programs. Decision-making, organizational structures and evaluation concepts included.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 600. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 600.

636. Nutrition and the Media (3)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, NUTR 331A or equivalent.
Basic skills for analyzing and communicating reliable nutrition messages for print and visual media; translating evidenced-based research into consumer messages.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-activity 3 hours)

655A. Literature Review and Research in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)

Prerequisites. ED P 419.
Critical analyses of the current professional literature, theory, practice and research. The research process including conceptualization of the problem, literature search and review. The legal and ethical aspects of research are stressed.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

692. Directed Project (1-4)

Prerequisites: FCS 697.
Will acquire experiential skills under the guidance of a faculty advisor and supervisor/ preceptor at an approved project site. Will identify problems, design and assess a project or conduct research. Results will be presented in a thesis-style report.
Letter grade only (A-F)

696. Research Methods (3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division course in statistics.
Methodological approaches to contemporary research issues in Family and Consumer Sciences. Focuses on the design, development, and implementation of a formal research-designed project.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GERN 696. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 696. (Seminar 3 hours).

697. Directed Research (3)

Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.
Students work under supervision of the thesis/directed project chair and with other committee members to complete a proposal for the thesis or directed project.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698. Thesis (1-4)

Prerequisites: FCS 697.
Planning, preparation and completion of a thesis related to the family and consumer sciences field.
Letter grade only (A-F).