Family and Consumer Sciences (FS) Courses

1011 Professional Orientation (1) F
A study of the discipline as well as career opportunities within the related areas of specialization. Required of all majors; to be completed prior to declaration of major in the department.

1113 Clothing Construction (3) F, SP (on demand)
Student acquires skills in garment construction, fitting techniques, and use of construction equipment. Repeatable for up to six hours with permission of instructor. When repeated for credit, more advanced techniques and specialty fabrics are used.

1323 Art Applied to Everyday Life (3) F, SP
Fundamental principles of design and color as they relate to interior design and fashion.

2113 Textiles (3) SP
Natural and man-made fibers and their development into yarns and finished fabrics. Physical properties, uses, and care of fabrics.

2133 Interior Design I (3) F
A study of space requirements, using the systems approach, with attention given to architectural styles, construction, and the reading, judging, and drawing of house plans. Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Sciences 1323.

2143 Interior Design II (3) SP
Study of the basic components of an interior including wall, floor, window treatment, lighting, furniture arranging, accessories, fabric selection, and planning and designing limited and complex living spaces. Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Sciences 2133.

2413 Early Childhood Development (3) F
A basic study of the development from the prenatal period through the first seven years as well as the environment that facilitates a child’s physical, social, and emotional maturity during this period. Scheduled observations of young children are required.

3103 History of Costume (3) F
Survey of the development of clothing throughout history. Special emphasis is given to social, psychological, and economic aspects of clothing.

3113 Fashion Buying and Merchandising (3) SP
Survey of the fashion industry with emphasis on fashion buying.

3123 Display and Promotion (3) F
Basic methods for promoting fashion merchandise. An understanding of design, lighting, and materials is developed. Experience in fashion show production is required.

3133 Flat Pattern Design (3) SP (odd numbered years)
The flat pattern method of making patterns. Half-scale patterns are used for learning purposes. A full-scale sloper is made for the individual and a garment is designed. Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Sciences 1113. Offered on demand.

3143 20th Century Fashion (3) SP
This course will examine the history of fashion from the U.S., Europe, Asia, and other influential countries from 1898 to the present. A comprehensive study will be explored for the social, economic, and technological themes that helped shape each era.

315V Interior Fabrications (1,2,3) SP (even numbered years)
Student acquires skills in construction of pillows, window treatments, and bed and bath items. Student completes samples as well as finished products. Prerequisite: Family and Consumer Sciences 1113 or permission of instructor.

3323 Materials and Resources for Interior Design (3) SP
Study of current products and resources available to interior designers. Includes a supervised sponsored trip to a major market. Trip expenses are not included in tuition.

3413 Children in Health Care (3) F
Instruction on techniques used to help minimize the potential negative impact of the health care environment on children’s development. Includes the establishment of supportive relationships with families, assessment skills for child life specialists, psychological preparation, medical play, planning, and adaptation of therapeutic and diversionary activities, coping techniques, and the use of language in communicating effectively with children and practicing family-centered care within a team of professionals. 

3423 Foundation and Theory of Child Life Practice (3) SP
Basic introduction to the theory, history, and scope of child life practice, including the development of the profession and the current role as a member of the multidisciplinary healthcare team. 

3433 Family Interaction (3) SP (even numbered years)
A review of trends and research in family relationships as well as related models and programs.

3451 Nursery School Practicum (1)
Observation and participation in the guidance of children in the nursery school. Prerequisites: Family and Consumer Science 2413.  Offered on demand.

3503 Family Problems (3) SP
A study of family difficulties and development with emphasis placed on the understanding of family dysfunction through the application of systems theory.

3513 Family Resource Management (3) SP
Management of family resources as they relate to satisfying family and life needs.

3523 Family Life Education (3) F
The general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs. This class content is designed to meet competencies of the National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Education program. 

37nV Special Topics (1, 2, 3)
Topics of special interest to students and faculty which do not fit one of the current classifications. Students may repeat this course when course numbers are different. These courses are advanced and are intended for students genuinely interested in their content. Permission of the professor may be required. Specific titles will be announced in the course schedule.

400V Travel (1, 2, 3) SP
Offers opportunity to gain experiential knowledge about specific areas of specialization within Family and Consumer Sciences. Repeatable up to six hours with chair approval.

401V Independent Study and Research (1, 2, 3)
Advanced study or research in a specific area of family and consumer sciences. Prerequisites: Courses in the area in which independent study is to be done and with the approval of the academic chair. Open to juniors and seniors only. Offered on demand. This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

404V Internship in Family and Consumer Science (1, 2, 3) F, SU
Supervised field work in an institution or agency that has an established program or purpose to provide services to individuals or families in an area related to the student’s chosen area of concentration. The student observes, works, and contributes to the typical operation of the particular setting. Prearranged and supervised experience must be completed during one term, with regularly scheduled meetings with the instructor and/or supervisor. To be taken in the junior or senior year, after completing a minimum of nine upper-division hours in the concentration. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit. This course may satisfy the SALT Tier II requirement.

4092 Senior Seminar (2) SP
Comprehensive survey, current trends, and projects in the various areas of family and consumer sciences. Prerequisites: Declared major in Family & Consumer Sciences, completion of professional orientation, and senior standing.

4113 Fashion Industry (3) F
A study of contemporary design, designers, and trends in fashion.

4403 Families in Later Adulthood (3) Fall   A study of aging within the context of a family system.  Addresses demographic trends; intergenerational relationships, economic, political and social policy affecting family life; and cultural variations and supportive resources for older persons and their families.  Also explores career options in working with families and aging individuals.

4423 Development in Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3) SP (odd numbered years)
A study of the psychomotor, socio-emotional, and cognitive-language development of children from eight to twelve years in the context of their interaction with peers, adults, and the culture.