College of Education
FCS 500 Advanced Adolescent and Young Adult Development Credit, 3 hours
Theory and practice related to physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development of pre-adolescents through young adulthood.
FCS 502 Advanced Marriage and Family
Relationships Credit, 3 hours
Study of marriage and family with emphasis on the interrelatedness of other social institutions with the family. Family functions are examined with future alternatives and implications explored.
FCS 505 Advanced Adult Development and
Aging Credit, 3 hours
Perspectives on developmental issues in later life. Exploration of issues related to the adulthood and retirement years with special emphasis on processes and problems associated with growing older.
FCS 515 Study Tour Credit, 3–6 hours
Market, industrial and cultural tour to producers, designers and publishers in clothing, textiles and home furnishings: New York, Chicago, Dallas, North Carolina, Market, or Europe.
FCS 520 Family and Consumer Sciences
Curriculum in Secondary Schools Credit, 3 hours
A study of the basis of curriculum decisions and the development of family and consumer sciences programs consistent with socioeconomic and cultural needs of individuals and families.
FCS 521 Seminar in Materials and Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences Credit, 3 hours
Study of current teaching methods and instructional materials suited to teaching family and consumer sciences and/or family and consumer sciences career-technical classes.
FCS 523 Practicum Credit, 3 hours
Application of methods in effective teaching in a field situation, including analyzing teaching, designing and implementing change for improved instruction. Supervision of practicum experiences by University faculty.
FCS 530 Family Systems Credit, 3 hours
Examination of families as systems with discernible structure and patterns of interaction among the members. Family strengths and problems are addressed.
FCS 535 Parent and Family Involvement Credit, 3 hours
Extends prior classroom experiences and focuses on multicultural awareness and intra- and interpersonal communication between families and teacher leaders. Impact of family diversity on instruction and communication in schools; traditional, required and proactive models for engaging families and school personnel in teamwork to support student achievement, empowerment of parents; development of advocacy skills in families and teachers, and the utility of family systems theory for analyzing and shaping effective home-school interaction included. Available only to majors in Class AA/EDS Teacher Leader Program.
FCS 544 Food Science for Educators Credit, 3 hours
Application of theory and principles of food science for family and consumer sciences educators.
FCS 550 Supervision in Family and Consumer Sciences Credit, 3 hours
A study of philosophy and issues in developing and implementing student teaching programs and in the supervision of teaching.
FCS 552 Advanced Clothing Design: Flat
Pattern Credit, 3 hours
Development of creative designs through flat patterns. Includes construction of individual designs.
FCS 553 Advanced Clothing Design: Draping Credit, 3 hours
Development of creative designs through draping. Each student will cover a dress form and execute designs.
FCS 555 Advanced Foods and Nutrition Credit, 3 hours
A comprehensive study of the science of nutrition to include digestion, metabolism, and an overview of nutritional disease states.
FCS 560 Family and Consumer Sciences
Education Workshop Credit, 3 hours
A study of selected areas of family and consumer sciences content in a workshop format.
FCS 562 Textile Economics Credit, 3 hours
In-depth investigation of the American textile industry and its role in world-wide production of textiles, domestic and international trade, textile legislation, and the relationship between the textile industry and the U.S. government.
FCS 564 Advanced Child- and Elder-Care
Programs and Services Credit, 3 hours
Advanced strategies and procedures required for operation of quality child- and elder-care services and programs including organizational structure, personnel policies and procedures, program administration, business practices, grant writing, and meeting needs with developmentally appropriate facilities and activities. Prerequisite: Admission to the Graduate Program.
FCS 565 Research in Family and Consumer
Sciences Credit, 3 hours
A study of family and consumer sciences research and an introduction to research methods.
FCS 570 Problems in Family and Consumer
Sciences Credit, 1–6 hours
An independent study focusing on a current issue or problem in family and consumer sciences. Requirements to be determined by instructor and student. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. Text to be determined by content area selected.
FCS 572 Quantity Foods for Educators Credit, 3 hours
Planning, procuring, storing, producing, and serving foods for families and for commercial establishments; emphasis on nutritional needs, culture, socioeconomic levels; in-depth study of safety and sanitation for foodservice/culinary arts teachers. Prerequisites: FCS 170 or equivalent and admission to graduate study in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
FCS 583 Advanced Consumer Economics Credit, 3 hours
Study of consumer problems and issues with emphasis on family financial management.
FCS 585 Life Cycle and Community Nutrition Credit, 3 hours
Human nutrition needs from conception through old age; emphasis on nutrition services and resources available in a community for individuals of all ages. Prerequisite: FCS 281 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
FCS 587 Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences/Career and Technical Education Credit, 3 hours
This course will include an analysis of family and consumer sciences/career and technical education philosophy, theory, and research and their relationship to other curriculum areas. The course will also include the application of critical-thinking skills, diverse perspectives, and reflection related to family and social issues.
FCS 589 Coordination and Supervision of Work-Based Learning Credit, 3 hours
The course will focus on the impact of selected legislation on Family and Consumer Sciences/Career and Technical Education programs. Emphasis will also be placed on teaching techniques and strategies for cooperative education, school-to-work programs, and work-based education programs. In addition, the problems involved in the organization and administration of modern FCS/CTE programs will be addressed.
FCS 591 Advanced Methods and Materials for
Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences Credit, 3 hours
Advanced strategies and methods for teaching family and consumer sciences career connections and family-life programs in middle- and secondary-school settings; organization, administration, and assessment of career/technical programs including project-based learning, student organizations, advisory committees, business/industry certification, workplace applications, and career portfolio development. Prerequisite: Admission to Phase II.
FCS 594 Implementation of Early Childhood
Programs Credit, 3 hours
The organization, planning and evaluating of various types of programs for young children with emphasis upon teaching methods and resources. Directed observation and participation in early childhood education programs included.
FCS 610 Current Programs and Trends in Foods and Nutrition Credit, 3 hours
A comprehensive review of nutrition and diet trends, nutrients and their functions and nutrition software. Development and evaluation of visual and teaching aids in foods and nutrition.
FCS 615 Recent Developments in Clothing and Textiles Credit, 3 hours
An update of the various fields of study in clothing and textiles. Includes readings in the areas of clothing and textiles with special emphasis on curricular trends throughout the nation.
FCS 620 Advanced Seminar in Family and Child Development Credit, 3 hours
A study of current literature, research, and trends in selected areas of marriage and the family, including cross-cultural comparisons.