Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

FCS 500  History and Philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences  (3)  

Investigation and study of the historical foundations and the philosophy of the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences.

FCS 522  Integrated Family and Community Studies  (3)  

In this course, students will be introduced to the family as a social system and the social services, educational, and health related agencies that can help them maintain health and viability during times of transition and crisis.

FCS 526  Contemporary Issues in Textiles and Fashion  (3)  

Study of current global issues and trends in the textile and fashion industries.

FCS 536  Advanced Nutritional Therapy  (3)  

The study of advanced methods of nutritional management of individuals across the age continuum.

FCS 537  Advanced Methods of Nutritional Assessment  (3)  

Advanced methods for the nutritional assessment and nutritional management of individuals.

FCS 538  Critical Issues in Nutrition and Food Science  (3)  

Study and investigation of food, nutrition, and health issues facing the U.S. and world populations.

FCS 552  Advanced Human Development and Family Relations  (3)  

Advanced study of human development and family relations across the lifespan.

FCS 560  Advanced Methods for Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences  (3)  

Study of advanced methods for teaching Family and Consumer Sciences curricula.

FCS 561  FCS Program Management  (3)  

The study of FCS management in grades 6-12. This course will span food service, apparel/textile, and management standards associated with developing FCS simulation labs in 6-12 schools. FCS 561 can not be taken with, or in place of, CTE 560.

FCS 562  FCS Entrepreneurship and Client Relations  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): FCS 561.

This course will focus on event planning, housing, furnishings, interiors, and the role and demands of the consumer. Students will study design methods and tools using technology, client relationships, knowledge of textiles, and the elements of event planning. This course provides practice in building sound business as well as entrepreneurial knowledge along with knowledge related to Housing and Interior Design that relates to the service of clients. Consumer Economics, Resource Management, and Consumer Sciences will also be covered.