Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

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[1] Textiles and Clothing

1370 INTERIOR AND APPAREL CONSTRUCTION 1 A required course for the general FACS and FACS education major and an elective for the interior design major. The course includes principles of construction for both interiors and apparel with emphasis on workroom techniques.

2360 TEXTILES A required course for the interior design and general FACS major. The course includes a study of the fundamental weaves, yarns, fibers, colors, and finishes with reference to selection of fabrics for clothing and home furnishings. Lecture/discussion. Fall, spring.

2380 ADVANCED CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION An elective course for the general FACS major. The course focus is planning clothing needs of the individual or family. Design and construction of garments from synthetic and wool fabrics is included. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: FACS 1370. On demand.

3360 CONSUMER PROBLEMS IN CLOTHING A required course for the general FACS major. A study of the sociological, psychological, and economic aspects of clothing selection; wardrobe management; professional image and apparel evaluation. Workshop format. Spring.

3361 INTERIOR AND APPAREL CONSTRUCTION 2 An elective course for majors and non-majors. The course includes advanced techniques for interior and apparel workroom construction. Lecture/laboratory. Prerequisite: FACS 1370. Spring.

[2] Child and Family Life

2341 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT A required course for dietetic and general FACS majors. A study of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, and changes of the individual over the life span. Lecture with directed field experience required. Fall, spring.

2351 FAMILY RELATIONS A required course for all FACS specialization areas. The focus is on issues confronting the family including study of marriage, and single, group, and family living through stages of the family life cycle. Lecture. Fall, spring.

3318 PARENT ISSUES A required course for the general FACS and FACS education major. The course is a study of the basic principles and skills for parent effectiveness including application of fundamental tasks and issues in child rearing to unique characteristics and developmental stages of children. Lecture with directed observation assignments. Fall, spring.

[3] Consumer Education and Resource Management

3311 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT A required course for the dietetic, general FACS and FACS education major. The course focus is on the decision-making process and management principles applied to consumer activities and personnel management for the dietitian. Observation and analysis of diverse family practices and food service administrators is required. Lecture with required directed observations. Fall, spring.

3372 PERSONAL & FAMILY FINANCE A required course for the dietetic/nutrition and general FACS education major. A study of consumer problems related to management of family resources and the role of family and consumer sciences in assisting families manage personal finances. Lecture/discussion with computer laboratory assignments required. Fall, spring.

[4] Family and Consumer Sciences Education

3456 METHODS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION A required course for the dietetic and FACS education major. The course will emphasize techniques of teaching, curriculum planning, using instructional technology, guidelines for presentations and educational objectives. Lecture/discussion. Fall, spring.

4355 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION A required course for the FACS education major. The course will focus on curriculum development, planning and assessment in Family and Consumer Sciences programs. The course also examines student organizations, public relations and community involvement programs as an important component of the secondary curriculum. Lecture/discussion. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education. Fall, spring.

4350 INTERNSHIP I A required course for the FACS education major.Internship I is part of the senior block for candidates in secondary education. The internship occurs in appropriate public school settings where the candidates gain experience in organizing instruction, in creating a productive learning environment, in teaching for student learning, and in achieving professional behaviors.

4680, 4681 INTERNSHIP II The Internship II courses comprise the final semester of work in the Teacher Education Program. The internships are conducted in public schools in sites and grade levels appropriate to the desired licensure level. Candidates work under the supervision of public school and university professionals.

[5] General Courses

3173 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES An elective course for all areas of FACS. Individual work under supervision in any one of the specialization areas of family and consumer sciences. Workshop or directed observation. Fall, spring.

4301 RESEARCH IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES An elective course for the FACS major. The course includes a study of techniques for problem design, analysis, and evaluation in one of the specialization areas of family and consumer sciences. Workshop. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Fall, spring.

4600 INTERNSHIP An elective course for the FACS major. The course is an internship experience in family and consumer sciences under professional and educational supervision. Internship. Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of department chair. Fall, spring, summer.

4130, 4230, 4330 WORKSHOP An elective course for any specialization area in FACS. Workshops are planned and conducted to cover varying areas of interests and needs. Prerequisite: Senior standing. On demand.