Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

100 Family and Consumer Sciences Perspectives (2 - Fall) Family and consumer sciences as an academic discipline. Survey of the curriculum, its interdisciplinary nature, overview of professional opportunities and formulation of individual plans for education and career. Concepts and principles of decision making and resource management applied to family and consumer sciences. Required of all family and consumer sciences majors. Offered in Fall Semester only.

400 Senior Seminar (3 - Fall) Assessment of personal and academic potentials for professional careers by the Family and Consumer Sciences graduate. Efforts directed toward preparing for, interviewing, and securing a position. Experiences in community services and critiques of selected extracurricular events. Survey of the history and philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences and crucial issues that affect individuals, families, communities, and job environments directly related to Family and Consumer Sciences. This is a speaking and writing intensive course. Prereq: Senior standing.

411 Fundamentals of Cooperative Extension (3 - ?) History, philosophy and organization structure of the Cooperative Extension Service: major areas of program emphasis, teaching methods used, and relationships with other educational agencies. (Same as AGRI 411)

460 Orientation to Field Experience (3 - Spring, Summer) Intensive four-week course emphasizing preparation for individualized field experience in area of career choice. Scheduled concurrently with Family and Consumer Sciences 48- and Family and Consumer Sciences 49- Supervised Field Experience (1-6, 1-6) Prereq: Senior standing and minimum of 2.50 cumulative grade point average.

47- (67-) Topics: [Selected Area] (1-6 - As Needed) Topics in selected areas of Family and Consumer Sciences for students showing special ability and interest. The subject matter area is indicated by the third digit: 0 for Family and Consumer Sciences, 1 for Child and Family Studies, 2 for Food Science and Nutrition, 3 for Consumer Resource Management, 4 for Interior Design, 5 for Textiles and Clothing, 6 for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and 7 for Dietetics. Must be requested in advance of registration. May repeat enrollment up to six credit hours. Prereq: Departmental and instructor's approval.

48-, 49- Supervised Field Experience (1-6, 1-6 - As Needed) Supervised work experience in off-campus placement matched to the student's curriculum and career goals. May be repeated with variable credit up to a maximum of six hours in 48- and six hours in 49- depending on available resources and student's course load at time of registration. Scheduling arrangements must be made through the advisor and the department chair at least one semester prior to registration. The third digit will follow the pattern described above. Prereq: Senior standing and minimum of 2.50 cumulative grade point average.

700 Non-Thesis Graduation Completion (2 - As Needed) Required for the non-thesis student not otherwise registered during any semester when such a student uses University facilities and/or faculty time before degree completion. May repeat enrollment. P/N only.

701-702 Master's Thesis (3, 3 - Fall, Spring) Thesis proposal and research; thesis writing and presentation. May repeat enrollment. P/N only.

760 Perspectives in Family and Consumer Sciences (3 - Irregular) Philosophical and historical examination of disciplines constituting family and consumer sciences. Integrating theories and practices which define individuals and families in their near environments.

77- Trends in Family and Consumer Sciences [Selected Area] (1-6 - As Needed) Recent advances in selected areas of family and consumer sciences, their impacts, and implications for new programs and curricular considerations. The selected area is indicated by the third digit as described for FCS 47- above. Must be requested in advance of registration. Prereq: Consent of chair and instructor. May repeat enrollment up to six (6) credit hours.

791 Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences (3 - Spring) Topics and methods in family and consumer sciences research. Development of research proposals.

792 Research Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences (3 - Irregular) Interpretation of research literature; focus on selected areas for written and oral presentations.

 



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