Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

5V30 SPECIAL TOPICS (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Independent study on special topics of importance to family and consumer sciences professionals. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

5310 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION An investigation of the development and implementation of human services programs, specifically as they relate to planning and conducting community needs assessments, developing logic models, and evaluating, assessing, and reporting program outcomes.

5311 ADVANCED FAMILY RELATIONS An examination of theories of family function and dysfunction, techniques of family-based assessment, and models of family interventions.

5312 ADVANCED CHILD DEVELOPMENT An overview of research and theory on developmental changes that occur throughout infancy to pre-adolescence.

5313 ADVANCED ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT An examination of adolescent development as it relates to and intertwines with family development through reciprocal influences.

5331 ADVANCED PARENT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT An examination of theories, models, methods, research, and skills related to parenting and parent education.

5332 ADVANCED ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING  A review of current research on adult development and aging, with consideration of the physiological, psychological, and social development changes with aging.

5355 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES An in-depth exploration of the selection and organization of instructional materials, motivational strategies, and teaching methods suited for family and consumer sciences education and professional settings.

6V44 THESIS RESEARCH (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Under the direction of the thesis advisor and committee, students will carry out an original research project. This includes research design, proposal, IRB approval, data collection, data analysis, and defense. Students enrolled in the thesis option must complete six (6) credit hours for graduation. Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

6300 CURRENT ISSUES IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES Discussion of recent advances in family and consumer sciences, with consideration given to applications in education, business, hospitals, community, and government agencies.

6301 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE FCS PROFESSION Survey of the foundational history and philosophy of the profession of family and consumer sciences. Through this introduction to the field, students will explore the people, ethics, professional underpinnings, politics, and philosophies that shaped the FCS profession, the current state of the profession, and the future of the profession.

6303 HISTORY OF FASHION A chronological study of fashion from ancient times to the twentieth century with emphasis on modern Western culture.

6305 PROBLEMS IN CONSUMER TEXTILES Analysis of the current economic situation in US apparel and textile industries, textile sustainability and apparel industries, and global production and distribution of apparel and textile products, with emphasis on formulating strategies for industry success and aiding consumers.

6306 CLOTHING TRENDS The study of current research on contemporary apparel trends and design in the context of the fashion industry, including a review of psychological and sociological factors that motivate human behavior regarding fashion.

6309 CONSUMER ECONOMICS An examination of the literature regarding the family’s problems in buying goods and services, government action relating to consumers, and factors affecting prices of consumer goods.

6310 ADVANCED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT An in-depth analysis of selected topics in resource management, including study of current research and literature on decision making, organization, time management, resources, and resource-related values.

6320 DIRECTED STUDY Directed independent study of techniques for problem design, analysis, and evaluation. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

6335  EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH Study and application of nutrition and family science research methods in graduate programs and professional careers. Emphasis is on proposing research, collecting data, and reporting results.

6341 URBAN DEVELOPMENT An examination of physical, economic, and socio-psychological aspects of housing in relation to personal, family, federal, and community resources.

6342 DESIGN METHODS An examination of furnishings of the home from functional and interior design perspectives.

6350 STATISTICAL METHODS Focus on the use of statistical methods, from descriptive to multivariate, as they are used in nutrition and family sciences research, with an emphasis on interpreting and applying findings. Prerequisite: Successful completion of one of these courses—ASTL 6380, FACS 6335, HLTH 6379—or consent of instructor.

6355 CONSUMER AFFAIRS A survey and evaluation of multidisciplinary literature focusing on the interests of consumers in society and the marketplace, including consumer and household decision making, consumerism, and implications of government policies for consumer well-being.