Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

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Courses in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

1370 INTERIOR AND APPAREL CONSTRUCTION I  This course includes principles of construction for both interiors and apparel with emphasis on workroom techniques.

2341 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT A study of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development, and changes of the individual over the life span.

2351 FAMILY RELATIONS  This course focuses on issues confronting the family including study of marriage, and single, group, and family living through stages of the family life cycle.

2380 ADVANCED CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION  This course focuses planning clothing needs of the individual or family. Design and construction of garments from synthetic and wool fabrics is included. Prerequisite: FACS 1370.

3173 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES  Individual work under supervision in any one of the specialization areas of family and consumer sciences.

3311 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  This course focuses on the decision-making process and management principles applied to consumer activities and personnel management. [UD UCA Core: C ]

3318 PARENTING ISSUES  This 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.

3360 CONSUMER PROBLEMS IN CLOTHING  A study of the sociological, psychological, and economic aspects of clothing selection; wardrobe management; professional image and apparel evaluation.

3361 INTERIOR AND APPAREL CONSTRUCTION II  This course includes advanced techniques for interior and apparel workroom construction. Prerequisite: FACS 1370.

3372 PERSONAL & FAMILY FINANCE    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. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. [UD UCA Core: I, R]

3456 METHODS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION  This course will emphasize techniques of teaching, curriculum planning, using instructional technology, guidelines for presentations and educational objectives. [UD UCA Core: Z ]

4V30 WORKSHOP (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.)  Workshops are planned and conducted to cover varying areas of interests and needs. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

4V35 SEMINAR ABROAD: BODY IMAGE AND CULTURE (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.)  A short-term, faculty-led study abroad program in Florence, Italy. The course includes a study of principles and application of body image and cultural diversity. Appropriate for FACS and NUTR majors and minors. Prerequisite: NUTR 1300 with a grade of C or better.

4V36 SEMINAR ABROAD: NUTRITION FOR LIFE (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.)  A short-term, faculty-led study abroad program in Florence, Italy. The course includes a study of principles and application of cultural aspects of food, food science, and human nutrient requirements. Appropriate for FACS and NUTR majors and minors. Prerequisite: NUTR 1300 with a grade of C or better.

4301 RESEARCH IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES  This course includes a study of techniques for problem design, analysis, and evaluation in one of the specialization areas of family and consumer sciences. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

4316 WOMEN IN POVERTY  An upper-division course examining women in the United States that live in poverty. Policies and programs that work with women in poverty will be investigated and solutions to issues that stem from poverty will be discussed. Appropriate for FACS majors and minors as well as other majors interested in working with women and families. [UD UCA Core: D]

4317 ADVANCED PERSONAL AND FAMILY FINANCE  An examination of the financial needs of the household at each stage of the family life cycle. Building on foundational personal and family finance concepts, this course takes a more in-depth approach to financial challenges individuals and families may face, including the acquisition and management of financial assets. This course involves managing a simulated investment portfolio and performing basic stock valuations. Prerequisite: FACS 3372 or consent of instructor.

4350 INTERNSHIP I  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.

4355 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION  This 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. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education and FACS 3456 or consent of the instructor.

4600 INTERNSHIP  This course is an internship experience in family and consumer sciences under professional and educational supervision. Internship. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing, consent of instructor, and minimum GPA of 2.5.

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. [UD UCA Core: Z]