Academic Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences (7400)

7400:241. Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Education. (3 Credits)

Introduction to the teaching of Family and Consumer Sciences in the secondary schools. Emphasis on state standards, current trends and societal factors affecting career-technical programs.

7400:407. FCB 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.

7400:421. Special Problems in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

Additional study or apprentice experience in specialized field or preparation; group and individual experimentation.

7400:431. Professional Presentation Skills in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 7760:141 or 7760:250. 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.

7400:447. Senior Seminar: Critical Issues in FCS Professional Develop. (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: FCS major & senior standing. Consideration of family and consumer sciences as a profession and its impact on the quality of life of individuals, families and their environments. Analysis of challenges facing the profession and all home economists.

7400:450. Families, Individuals & Environments. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: Family Consumer Sciences major and senior standing or completion of 90 credits. Integrative exploration of issues affecting the well-being of individuals, families, and communities in the multiple environments in which they function.

7400:485. Seminar in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

Exploration and evaluation of current developments in selected areas.

7400:491. Career-Technical FCS Instructional Strategies. (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: 7400:241, 5100:200, and 5100:220. Organization of Career-Technical Family and Consumer Sciences programs in schools grades 4-12. Emphasis on strategies, compliance with state career-technical directives, student organizations, program planning, workplace replication and classroom observations.

7400:494. Internship: Family and Consumer Sciences. (1-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. In depth field experience in business, industry, or community agencies relating to the student's area of specialization.

7400:497. Internship: Family & Consumer Sciences. (2-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. In-depth field experience in business, industry or community agencies related to student's area of specialization.

7400:498. Student Teaching Seminar. (1 Credit)

Corequisite: 5300:495. 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.

7400:499. Senior Honors Project in Family & Consumer Sciences. (1-3 Credits)

(May be repeated for a total of six credits) Prerequisites: senior standing in Honors Program and approval of honors preceptor. Individual study supervised by adviser. Student and preceptor develop goals, objectives and methodology.