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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Consumer Affairs

Undergraduate Programs

Consumer Affairs

This program focuses on how businesses, government agencies, and community organizations interact with families and consumers.

Option in Consumer Affairs (120 units)

Take all of the following courses:

  • CAFF 223 Personal & Family Financial Management (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CAFF 226 Consumer Life Skills (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CAFF 228 Housing in Global Perspective (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CAFF 321I Family and Consumer Resource Management (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
  • CAFF 322 Family Housing & Urban Community (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.
  • CAFF 420 Personal Finance for the Aging (3)
    Prerequisites: 400-level course in Consumer Affairs or consent of instructor.
  • CAFF 422 Housing Policies: Public and Private (3)
    Prerequisites: CAFF 322, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
  • CAFF 425 Personal Financial Planning Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: CAFF 223 or consent of instructor.
  • CAFF 426 Family Financial Problems (3)
    Prerequisites: CAFF 223 or consent of instructor.
  • CAFF 427 Consumer Dynamics (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • CAFF 429 Consumer Protection (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper Division course in consumer affairs or consent of instructor.
  • FCSE 299 Intro to Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • FCSE 486 Instructional Strategies for Family and Consumer Sciences Professionals (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing.
  • FCSE 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (2)
    Prerequisites: FCSE 299, CAFF 321I, 12 units of upper division course work in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 requirement.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 103 or higher.
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ENGL 101 Composition (3)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 100.
  • ENGL 317 Technical Communication (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, upper-division-standing, and a previous composition course, i.e., ENGL 100, 101, 102, 300 or equivalents.
  • ENGL 417 Proposal Writing (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 418 Manual Writing (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • ENGL 419 Writing in Science, Social Science, and Technology (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following courses:

  • C/LA 250 Elementary Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: Knowledge of mathematical procedures usually covered in elementary high school algebra.
  • SOC 250 Elementary Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: Knowledge of mathematical procedures usually covered in elementary high school algebra as demonstrated on a screening examination.

Take one course from the following:

  • CAFF 492C Internship in Consumer Affairs (3)
    Prerequisites: Senior standing; a 2.5 overall GPA or a 3.0 major GPA; approval of a faculty advisor in Consumer Affairs; and CAFF 226, 321I, 422, 425, 429, or consent of instructor. Each prerequisite course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • FCSE 497 Directed Studies (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing, consent of instructor.

Take 9 units of advisor approved electives.

Each course on the student's program planner must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, 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 Consumer Affairs Area Coordinator.

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Consumer Affairs

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