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Family and Consumer Sciences Education

College of Health and Human Services

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Family and Consumer Sciences Education - FCSE Courses

287. Family and Consumer Sciences Computer Applications (1)

Development or improvement of computer skills for application in FCS discipline classes. Course consists of six modules used to determine basic competency in spreadsheets, presentation software, word processing software, data base software, and communication tools.
Classes offered in online format. Credit/No Credit grading only. (Lecture-Activity 1 hour).

296. Computer Applications for Family and Consumer Sciences Professions (3)

Prerequisites: Family and Consumer Sciences Education majors: ETEC 444; Fashion Merchandising majors: FMD 154 or 252, 155; IS 233; Textiles and Clothing majors: FMD 152, 154, 155; IS 233. Open only to students with majors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Fashion Merchandising, or Textiles and Clothing.
Use of computer paint-style, illustration/processing software and scanners to develop proficiency in drawing and designing for the workplace. Work with clip art, make technical drawings, storyboards, & color/fabric cards.
Letter grade only (A-F). (1 hour lecture discussion and 4 hours activity)

299. Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences (1)

Must be taken during first semester as Family and Consumer Sciences or Dietetics and Food Administration major. Provides a general overview of Family and Consumer Sciences as a discipline of study and a profession. Examines historical and philosophical perspectives and considers issues, trends, and career opportunities within each option in the department.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 1 hour.)

387. Electronic Portfolio Development for Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals (2)

Prerequisites: FCSE 287 and upper division standing.
Software applications such as graphics, spreadsheets, data bases, web pages and desktop publishing applied to FCS professional portfolio development. Ethics, security, and trends are covered; troubleshooting techniques are applied.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 1 hour, Laboratory 3 hours).

486. Instructional Strategies for Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals (3)

Prerequisite: Senior Standing.
Must be taken in one of the last two semesters prior to graduation. Utilize the principles and concepts of each area of Family and Consumer Sciences in developing and implementing a variety of learning experiences appropriate for providing instruction to individuals or groups in informal education, business, government agencies, or other community settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 2 hours, Lab 3 hours.)

490. Special Topics (1-3)

Group investigation of selected topics.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 units. (Seminar 1-3 hours.)

B. New York Fashion Study Tour (course fee may be required)

492D. Internship in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (3)

Prerequisites: Student must be a Family and Consumer Sciences Education major; have senior standing; have a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of a Family and Consumer Sciences Education faculty advisor. 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.
(Seminar 3 hours.)

497. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisites: Upper division standing, consent of instructor.
Independent study under the supervision of a faculty member. Exploration/experience in areas not a part of any regular course.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

499. Professionalism and Leadership in Family and Consumer Sciences (2)

Prerequisites: FCSE 299, CAFF 321I, 12 units of upper division course work in Family and Consumer Sciences. Must be taken in one of the last two semesters prior to graduation.
Analysis of contemporary issues, public policies and future directions of FCS as discipline of study and a profession with integrated specializations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 2 hours)