Family and Consumer Sciences Courses
FCS 104 - Introductory Food Principles
Scientific principles of food preparation and selection. Laboratory experiences demonstrate theoretical concepts.
FCS 130 - Clothing and Human Behavior
Interdisciplinary study of cultural, social, psychological, economic, and aesthetic relationship of clothing to today's society.
FCS 133 - Apparel Production
Study of garment manufacturing and decision making involved in producing apparel. Includes laboratory.
FCS 140 - Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and consumer sciences professions, history, philosophy, theory and foundations.
FCS 203 - Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Personal health of PreK-12 learners, including nutrition and safety issues. Meeting health needs of learners in group settings. Healthy lifestyle, preventive health, and community health.
FCS 220 - Consumer Issues in Health Care
Possible care obtained, level of health care, and how to access care for persons from birth to death. Cross listed as HS 220. Prerequisite: HS 110 or consent of a cross-listed Department Chair (PT, FCS).
FCS 231 - Pattern Making
Principles of flat pattern method; pattern alteration; original pattern design; completed garment. Prerequisite: FCS 133 or consent of instructor.
FCS 233 - Consumer Textiles
Consumer-oriented study of textiles emphasizing fibers, yarns, fabric constructions, and finishes. Two hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week.
FCS 235 - Apparel Product Development and Analysis
Examines the processes of apparel product development and quality analysis. Emphasis is place on apparel design elements in relation to appearance, performance, and cost. Prerequisites: FCS 133, FCS 233.
FCS 246 - Family Systems and Applications
Study of family systems and management theory with application of concepts in the near environment of family and consumer. Prerequisites: FCS 140.
FCS 270 - Special Event Planning
Study of event planning, implementation, and evaluation.
FCS 300 - Consumer Issues in America
Gen. Ed. SF
Personal finance, consumer credit, durable and non-durable goods and services, and consumer protection in the marketplace.
FCS 301 - Nutrition Today
Gen. Ed. TS
Problem-based learning approach to examine current issues and nutritional practices through exploration of underlying biochemical and physiological principles; formulation of personal diet and wellness plans. Prerequisites: junior/senior standing; one college-level science course. Not open to students who have taken FCS 303.
FCS 303 - Nutrition
Human energy and nutrient requirements and utilization throughout the life cycle in performance, disease prevention, and health promotion; dietary assessment and intervention; evidence-based decision making. Prerequisite: BIO 200.
FCS 304 - Sports and Exercise Nutrition
Design of approximate diets for exercise and sports to enhance utilization and maximize performance. An integrative, case study approach. Prerequisites: junior standing.
FCS 306 - Community Nutrition
Developing individual counseling sessions and small group education interventions to enhance wellness in diverse populations and cultures; menu planning and nutrition care plans as related to health and performance; community nutrition resources. Prerequisites: FCS 104; college-level nutrition course.
FCS 307 - Life Cycle Nutrition
In-depth investigation of nutritional needs in all stages of the life cycle to meet physiological, performance, and health needs; assessment of dietary intakes and recommendations to meet standards; menu planning for individuals of diverse backgrounds; education sessions for target populations. Prerequisites: FCS 306.
FCS 309 - Investigation of Food Topics
Group and individual investigation of and experimentation with scientific principles of food and research. Prerequisite: FCS 104.
FCS 330 - Fashion Merchandising
Merchandising: organization, operation, and interrelationship of major facets of textile and clothing industry. Prerequisites: FCS 130.
FCS 331 - Fashion Merchandising Laboratory
Experimental work related to fashion merchandising. Prerequisites: FCS 130; concurrent enrollment in FCS 330.
FCS 332 - Advanced Clothing Construction
Tailoring and experimental construction techniques in individual projects. Prerequisite: FCS 133 or consent of instructor.
FCS 333 - Advanced Textiles
Principles of textile science, testing and quality analysis, standardized measurement and evaluation of quality, physical characteristics, and performance of textile products. Developing products and specifications. Prerequisites: MTH 111, FCS 233.
FCS 334 - Visual Merchandising and Promotion
The investigation and application of various areas and methods of merchandise presentation to maximize the salability of merchandise. Prerequisites: FCS 330, 331.
FCS 336 - History of Fashion
Historic costume and relationship to contemporary dress; emphasis on design and current fashion.
FCS 338 - International Fashion Merchandising
Intensified study in major international fashion markets including fashion merchandising, public relations, advertising, and career opportunities. Prerequisite: FCS 233 or consent of instructor.
FCS 341 - Human Development Through the Lifespan
Physical, cognitive, emotional and social growth and development throughout the human lifespan. Not open to students with credit in PSY 304 or PSY 314.
FCS 342 - Child Development Laboratory
Practical experience working with 3 year olds. Prerequisite: FCS 341 or PSY 304 or ETE 225 or equivalent.
FCS 357 - Housing and Interior Design Concepts
Basic concepts of housing and interior design; emphasis on historic periods and their relationship to contemporary housing and furnishings.
FCS 359 - Applied Projects in Interior Design
Interior design with emphasis on cost considerations, room area, and atmosphere. Prerequisite: FCS 357.
FCS 400 - Senior Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences
Personal exploration of interrelated knowledge and professional competencies in family and consumer sciences; factors influencing research. Emphasis on family and consumer sciences as an integrated field of study. Prerequisites: senior standing; family and consumer sciences major.
FCS 401 - Readings in Family and Consumer Sciences
Individual readings in specialized areas of family and consumer sciences for qualified students, under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.
FCS 402 - Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences
Independent study in family and consumer sciences for qualified students, under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: consent of department chair.
FCS 405 - Food Service Systems
Menu planning, food production, food safety principles, and organization in food service systems. Prerequisite: FCS 104, BIO 202, sanitation certification.
FCS 406 - Issues and Trends in Foods & Nutrition
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic and prerequisite stated in current Schedule of Classes. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of six hours credit. Prerequisite: FCS 303 or consent of instructor.
FCS 407 - Nutrition Assessment
Assessment of nutritional status by dietary, anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, and physical methods; interpretation of nutritional indicators of health; documentation, including the nutrition care process; evidence-based practice guidelines. Prerequisites: FCS 303, BIO 200; senior standing.
FCS 408 - Management in Food Service
Management of human resources and food-service equipment, finance, safety, data assessment and decision making, and marketing of services. Prerequisites: FCS 104, BIO 202; sanitation certification.
FCS 410 - Advanced Nutrition
Impact of food, nutrition, and lifestyle choices on performance, disease prevention, and health; biochemistry of energy and nutrient utilization in relation to human biological functions; interpretation of literature; current information technologies. Prerequisites: CHM 150, 160; BIO 200, 205; FCS 307; B in FCS 303.
FCS 411 - Medical Nutrition Therapy
Dietary modification for specific disease states, treatment modalities, and nutrient, drug, and herbal interactions; emphasis on biochemical and pathophysiological rationale; integration of research principles into evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: FCS 407, 410; BIO 205.
FCS 433 - Issues & Trends in Apparel & Textiles
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: FCS 130 or 233 or consent of instructor.
FCS 438 - Global Issues in Textiles and Apparel
Evaluation of key issues facing textile and apparel business in global markets considering ethical, economic, political, and professional implications. Theoretical foundations of global sourcing. Prerequisites: ECO 100; FCS 133, 233, 300.
FCS 440 - Family Relations
Emphasis on man-woman relationship, marriage, and family interactions and reactions.
FCS 460 - Family and Consumer Sciences Internship
Integration of family and consumer sciences theory with applications in the workplace. Prerequisites: family and consumer sciences major; consent of department chair.
FCS 461 - Practicum in Foods, Nutrition, and Dietetics
Exploration of the dietetics profession, legislative aspects, and impact of public policy on dietetics practice; current reimbursement issues; portfolios, with selected practicum experience within a foods, nutrition, and/or dietetics-related workplace . Prerequisites: senior standing; foods, nutrition, and wellness or dietetics major; consent of department chair.
FCS 536 - The World of Fashion
Intensified study in a major fashion market: merchandising, public relations, advertising, and career opportunities. May be repeated for a total of six hours. Prerequisites: 10 hours in clothing and textiles; or consent of instructor.
FCS 585 - Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: senior or graduate standing, and consent of instructor.
FCS 586 - Directed Studies in Family and Consumer Sciences
Directed studies in family and consumer sciences through selected readings and written assignments. May be repeated up to a total of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing in FCS; consent of instructor.
FCS 605 - Advanced Food Service Systems
Study of foodservice systems approach to foodservice organizations: analyses of inputs, transformations, and outputs in different foodservice organizations. Prerequisite: admission to Dietetics Internship Certificate program.
FCS 606 - Nutrition and Wellness
Investigates nutrition principles related to the health and wellness throughout diverse groups and community settings. Nutritional interviewing and counseling skills will be developed through interactive role play. Special emphasis is placed on application of nutritional information to solve problems through critical thinking.
FCS 607 - Clinical Dietetics
Designed to provide students with an in-depth review of energy requirements and nutrient metabolism in health and disease; to explore clinical applications and evidence-based practice in various disorders; to apply critical thinking to solve case studies; and to become familiar with current research through literature reviews, group discussions and presentations. Prerequisites: admission to the Dietetics Internship Certificate program.
FCS 640 - Research Methods in FCS
Research Methods in FCS. Concepts, methods, and strategies for research in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include the nature of scientific research, measurement, types of research, validity of research designs, methods of data collection, and strategies for data analysis. Coding, entry, and manipulation of quantitative data including use of SPSS and its syntax will be addressed. Prerequisites: admission to the Dietetics Internship Certificate program.
FCS 688 - Research in Dietetics
Designed as a continuation of FCS 640, Research Methods in FCS, individually supervised by a faculty member in FCS. One credit hour. Students will continue to develop the research project and complete and present it. Prerequisites: FCS 640