2016-17 Catalog

Family & Consumer Sciences

Courses

FACS 1201. Basic Clothing Construction. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 2 Hours).

Basic construction of garments taught through lecture, demonstration, instructional media, and laboratory experience. No experience in clothing construction required. A student must earn a grade of at least a "C" to progress to HECO 1328. This course will not count for degree credit for the BS degree in HS with teacher certification. Credit for both FACS 1201 and CHFS 1201 will not be awarded. Lab fee $15.

FACS 1309. Clothing and Society. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the functions of apparel in society. Includes cultural and environmental influences, communications, social, and psychological functions, factors involved in wardrobe planning and basic introduction to textile fibers and fabrication.

FACS 2303. Fashion Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The designer's role in fashion production and marketing is explored. With the aid of computer software, students develop an apparel line appropriate to manufacturers' standards. Emphasis is placed on style, color, fabric and findings selection, and on the use of good design principles. Lab fee $5. Prerequisite Course: HECO 1325.

FACS 2305. Consumer Issues & Decision Making. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Designed to make the student an intelligent consumer of goods and services and to understand consumer decision-making in the marketplace. Major influences on consumer problems, fraud, protection, and consumer behavior.

FACS 2320. Life Cycle Nutrition. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Explores in depth the contribution that diet and nutrition make to support growth and the development process throughout the life cycle. Examines the distinct set of nutritional priorities for each stage of the life cycle with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention as underlying lifetime goals. Prerequisite Course: HECO 1322.

FACS 3099. Cooperative Education. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 3-9 Hours).

This course is designed to offer students the opportunity to integrate academic study with work experience that is germane to their major or minor. Enrollment requires a two-semester minimum commitment that may be accomplished by 1) alternating semesters of full-time study with semesters of curriculum-related employment, or 2) enrolling in courses at least half-time (6 semester hours) and working part-time in parallel positions of curriculum-related employment. The department Cooperative Education advisor will supervise the student's experience and assign the final grade based on the student's final report which is required to complete the course. Students may participate in the Cooperative Education program for an unlimited number of semesters but a maximum of 6 hours credit may be counted toward a degree.

FACS 3300. Child Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 1 Hour).

A survey of the child's physical, mental, social, and emotional development from birth to adolescence. Emphasis is placed on the child's first six years and those factors which influence his/her growth. One hour lab per week in child development laboratory, to include directed observation of young children. Credit for both CHFS 3300 and FACS 3300 will not be awarded. Lab fee $5. Prerequisite Course: Junior classification or approval of department head.

FACS 3302. Pattern Design. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A study of the design and construction of flat patterns for fashion. Includes learning to make patterns for illustrated fashion designs, constructing muslin test garments, and executing designs in fashion fabrics. Lab fee $8. Prerequisite Course: HECO 1325 and HECO 1328.

FACS 3304. Food Processing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A study of the world food supply, trends and traditions in diet and food sanitation, safety, security, and biotechnology, and impact of processing on diet quality. Prerequisite Courses: HECO 1315 and HECO 1322.

FACS 3305. Management of a Licensed Child Care Program. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Basic principles of the management of licensed child care programs are studied. Experience is gained in using guidance techniques, methods and materials appropriate to the pre-school level. The class plans and operates a child care program. Credit for both CHFS 3305 and FACS 3305 will not be awarded. Lab fee $8. Prerequisite Courses: TECA 1354 or CHFS 3300/FACS 3300.

FACS 3306. Textiles. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of fiber content, yarn development, fabric construction, and finishes; the latest textile-related developments; selection and care of fibers and fabrics appropriate for apparel and interiors will be discussed. Prerequisite Course: Junior standing or approval of department head.

FACS 3308. Advanced Fashion Merchandising. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Functions and responsibilities of the fashion merchandiser with consideration of various retail and wholesale establishments. Emphasis on product knowledge, and profitable merchandising. Field trips may be required. Prerequisite Courses: HECO 2311 and ACCT 2301.

FACS 3309. Lifespan Of The Family. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of the developmental tasks throughout the family life cycle. Stages of the family from the newly established family through the aging family are examined. Current issues such as family planning, divorce and single parenting, alternate family forms, dual career families, and aging of family members are included.

FACS 3316. Human Intimacy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A functional approach to the understanding of the interpersonal dynamics and choices in primary and secondary relationships such as those with friends, dating partners, and potential mates. The study will include a brief historical and cross-cultural perspective with emphasis on the roots of modern American customs and the rituals of dating and mate selection. Current issues in human sexuality are included. A major component of the class is a study of interpersonal communication. Prerequisite Course: PSYC 2301.

FACS 3317. Housing and Interiors. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Styles, construction, materials, and housing systems for the family based on psychological, physical, and social needs are examined. Application of design principles to construction, space allocation, and interiors for the home is also explored. Course fee $25. Prerequisite Course: HECO 1325.

FACS 3325. Meal Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Designed to apply the fundamentals of nutrition and food preparation in all types of meal service. Special emphasis is on time and money management. Lab fee $20. Prerequisite Course: HECO 1315, and FACS 1322 or WSES 1322.

FACS 3326. Visual Merchandising. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Basic principles of visual merchandising and as a sales instrument. Exploration of theory and process of creating visual messages. Emphasis is placed on design, display, fixtures, props, and lighting. The methods of instruction will include studio problems, lectures and field experiences. Lab fee $15. Prerequisite Course: HECO 2311.

FACS 3327. Evaluation of Apparel Quality. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Development of skills necessary to evaluate the quality of commercially constructed apparel from the perspectives of the structure, aesthetics, cost, and expected performance of the finished product. Includes study of the designer's role and the production processes involved in apparel manufacturing. Prerequisite Course: HECO 1328.

FACS 3333. Family Financial Management. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Special emphasis is given to the use of family finances in achieving goals. Consideration made for financial protection and financial planning for the family life cycle. Prerequisite Course: CHFS 2305.

FACS 3359. Personal & Family Financial Management I. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Special emphasis is given to the use of individual and family planning, management and purchasing decisions in achieving financial goals, within the context of the family life cycle. Credit for both AGEC 3359 and FACS 3359 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: FACS 2305/AGEC 2317 or equivalent, or approval of department head.

FACS 3360. Personal & Family Financial Management II. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Emphasis on Insurance Planning and Risk Management, Investment Planning, Retirement and Estate Planning within the context of the family life cycle. Credit for both AGEC 3360 and FACS 3360 will not be awarded. Prerequisite: FACS 2305/AGEC 2317 or equivalent, or approval of department head.

FACS 4084. Internship in Family & Consumer Sciences. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

Practical application of theory under the supervision of professionals in such related fields as extension, home service, business, and government programs.

FACS 4085. Internship Seminar. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Study of the relationship of the total curriculum to the profession. Includes development of tools and skills to successfully complete an internship in Family and Consumer Sciences or Child and Family Studies and seek professional employment. Grading in this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in FACS 4384 or CHFS 4385 or approval of department head.

FACS 4086. Special Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

An opportunity for research experience and special projects for students majoring in Home Economics having special needs and requirements for completion of work for their degree. Registration permitted only upon recommendation of the department head.

FACS 4307. Teaching Methods in FCS. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

To develop instructional techniques, process skills, and leadership in content areas of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) for FCS professionals working with individuals and families.

FACS 4308. History of Costume. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Development of costume from ancient times to the present; cultural and economic factors associated with the adoption and abandonment of styles.

FACS 4309. Parenting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A contemporary approach to basic principles and skills needed for effective parenting. Study will include assessment of parenting programs and techniques. Emphasis is placed on creating nurturing home environments through the life cycle. Course fee $5.

FACS 4335. Food and Culture. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A study of the food beliefs and practices of the major ethnic and religious groups in the U. S. and the nutritional implications of these food practices, a cultural analysis of American food trends; ethnic issues and dietary changes; and research methods in food habits. Lab fee $20.

FACS 4356. Research Methods in Human Sciences. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

Current research issues and the importance of research in Human Sciences will be discussed. Main tasks include review of literature, introduction to the scientific method of inquiry, analysis of results, and completion of a research paper.

FACS 4360. Preprofessional Development. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Basic information for professional growth including: information relevant to human sciences careers; business interactions; global business-related social and cultural differences; professional correspondence; development of professional marketing tools such as interview skills, preparation of cover letters and resumes.

FACS 4370. Family and Economic Issues. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Designed to further students' knowledge about basic family financial management,financial literacy, and household economic issues including non-financial resources such as time. Topics include aging, women's work, and other life events.

FACS 4391. Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Topics of current interest in Human Sciences. This course may be repeated for a maximum 6 hours as topics change.

FACS 5086. Special Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

A problem selection course available to students who are capable of independent problem selection and development. Chosen problems will be approved in advance by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours.

FACS 5385. Introduction Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Group study and discussion of current developments related to family and consumer sciences. Special emphasis given to development and maintenance of professional relationships and responsibilities in conducting a graduate education experience. Prerequisite: Graduate Classification.

FACS 5390. Advanced Topics in Family & Consumer Sciences. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Advanced topics in Human Sciences requiring in-depth research and discussion. This course may be repeated for a maximum 6 hours as topics change.