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.) Special topics to cover varying areas of interests and needs.

5310 PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT An investigation of the development and implementation of human services programs. Specific topics include planning and conducting community needs assessments, developing logic models, evaluating and assessing programs and outcomes.

5355 METHODS AND MATERIALS IN TEACHING FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES Exploration of methods, materials, and instructional strategies to support and enhance the learning process. Involves 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 Recent advances in family and consumer sciences. Consideration of the total family and consumer sciences program in education, business, hospitals, community, and government agencies.

6301 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE FACS PROFESSION A graduate-level class examining the history and philosophy of the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students will evaluate the people, policy, and philosophies that shaped the FACS profession as well as the current state of the profession.

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

6305 PROBLEMS IN CONSUMER TEXTILES Recent developments in textiles in relation to use and performance, agencies aiding consumers, and standards in the textiles field.

6306 CLOTHING TRENDS This course is the study of contemporary apparel trends and design in the context of the fashion industry.  It includes a review of psychological/sociological factors that motivate human behavior regarding fashion.  The study will examine environmental, economic, and technological influences upon the fashion industry.  Research assignments will investigate, analyze, and forecast interpretations of current fashion trends.

6309 CONSUMER ECONOMICS The family’s problems in buying goods and services; government action relating to consumers; factors affecting prices of consumer goods.

6310 ADVANCED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Theories of resource management, including decision making, organization, time management, resources, and values. Prerequisite: FACS 3311 or consent of instructor.

6311 READINGS IN FAMILY RELATIONS Current literature in marriage and the family.

6312 READINGS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT Survey and evaluation of literature with implications for application in the family.

6315 READINGS IN ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT Survey and evaluation of literature with implications for adolescent development relevant to Family and Consumer Science professionals.

6320 DIRECTED STUDY Directed independent study of techniques for problem design, analysis, and evaluation in one of the five specialization areas of family and consumer sciences. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission from instructor in area of specialization and chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

6331  READINGS IN PARENT AND CHILD RELATIONS   Survey and evaluation of literature for parent child relations, parenting strategies.

6332  READINGS IN ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING  Survey and evaluation of literature with implications for adult development, particularly the later stages of life.

6335  EVIDENCE-BASED RESEARCH IN NUTRITION   A study of the use of systematically reviewed scientific evidence in making food and nutrition practice decisions.

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

6342 DESIGN METHODS Furnishings of the home from their practical and interior design aspects.

6350 STATISTICAL METHODS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES Students will develop knowledge of and skills in using statistical methods, matching statistical methods to research designs, using computer software to conduct appropriate statistical analyses, and interpreting and reporting findings. Prerequisite: successful completion of one of these courses—ASTL 6380, FACS 6335, H SC 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. Topics include consumer and household decision making, consumerism, and implications of government policies for consumer well-being.