Academic Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences (7400)

7400:507. FCS Occupational Employment Experience. (4 Credits)

Provides student with knowledge of current business and industrial practices at level minimally commensurate with employment expectations of graduates of vocational job training programs in Family and Consumer Sciences.

7400:531. Professional Presentation Skills in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Emphasis on development of abilities and strengths in coordination of equipment, materials, motion, speech and presentation delivery relating to education and industry in Family and Consumer Sciences.

7400:585. Seminar in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Exploration and evaluation of current developments in selected areas.

7400:591. Career-Technical FCS Instructional Strategies. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: senior standing or permission. Organization of Career-Technical Family and Consumer Sciences programs in public schools grades 4-12. Emphasis on strategies, compliance with state career-technical directives, student organizations, and program planning.

7400:598. Student Teaching Seminar. (1 Credit)

Corequisite: 5500:695. Seminar for students currently enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences student teaching. Emphasis on block and lesson plan development, licensure, portfolio development, Praxis III, professional development, and student teaching reflections.

7400:604. Orientation to Graduate Studies in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1 Credit)

Introduction to the concepts and processes necessary for graduate study in the interdisciplinary field of family and consumer sciences.

7400:631. Problems in Design. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated, but no more than 6 credits will apply to M. A.) Prerequisite: written proposal approved by faculty advisor. Individual solution of a specific design problem within the student's area of clothing, textiles and interior specialization.

7400:634. Material Culture Studies. (3 Credits)

Methods of studying clothing, textiles, and interiors from a cultural and historical perspective.

7400:639. Theories of Fashion. (3 Credits)

In-depth analysis of the theories underlying fashion and evaluation of current research related to the study of fashion.

7400:652. Professional Presentation in Family & Consumer Sciences. (3 Credits)

Developing effective home economics professional presentations. Emphasis on visuals, display, demonstrations, public relations materials, user manuals, conference management, portfolio development, and learning styles.

7400:677. Social Psychology of Dress & the Near Environment. (3 Credits)

Study of dress and the near environment as they relate to human behavior at the micro and macro level.

7400:680. Historical & Conceptual Bases of Family & Consumer Sciences. (3 Credits)

History of the field of family and consumer sciences with emphasis on the leaders and the conceptual basis of the field.

7400:688. Practicum in Family & Consumer Sciences. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of advisor/instructor. A minimum of 150 hours of supervised experience in an approved community setting to acquire skills related to area of specialization.

7400:690. Thesis Research/Reading. (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of thesis advisor. Supervised reading and research related to approved thesis topic. May be repeated once.

7400:694. Masters Project. (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of advisor. The development, implementation and evaluation of a community-based supervised project which makes a significant contribution to the field and may lead to publication.

7400:696. Individual Investigation in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of advisor. Individual investigation and analysis of a specific topic in student's area of specialization of interest under direction of a faculty advisor.

7400:699. Masters Thesis. (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: permission of advisor. Supervised research in a specialized area of family and consumer sciences which makes a contribution to the field and may lead to publication.