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FCS 1013. Textiles and Clothing. An introductory course in textiles. A study of construction and finishes of textiles as related to the selection, use, and care of fabrics for clothing and household articles.

FCS 1023. Foods. A study of all types of food and principles of food preparation.

FCS 1081. Family and Consumer Sciences Seminar. Introduction to the role of a family and consumer sciences professional in today’s society. Discussion of professional opportunities, current issues and new directions in family and consumer sciences.

FCS 2043. Clothing Construction. Fundamental principles applied to the selection and construction of materials such as cottons, linens, and synthetics. A study of the design principles as they apply to apparel design for the individual figure type.

FCS 2053. Meal Management. Consideration is given to the problems involved in the purchasing of the food and the planning, preparing and serving of family meals. A study is made of table appointments, table service and shortcuts for food preparation. Some time is given to foods for special occasions. The wise use of time, energy, and money is stressed in various problems. Demonstrations and use of small appliances and equipment related to meal preparation are included. Prerequisite: FCS 1023 or consent.

FCS 2063. Parenting. A study of the basic principles and skills for parenting effectiveness. The application of fundamental tasks and issues in child-rearing will be made to unique characteristics and developmental stages of children. Consideration will be given to problems unique to contemporary parents.

FCS 2071-3. Independent Study. A variable credit course designed to provide study and instruction for those pursuing a specialized interest. Seminars, workshops, institutes, readings, research, and reports will be utilized.

FCS 2103. Nutrition. The fundamental principles of human nutrition and their application in the selection of adequate diets. Study is made of some research. Prerequisite: CHM 1034, 1044, or equivalent.

FCS 2163. Nutritional Needs for Young Children. A study of the nutritional requirements of young children. Emphasis will be placed on implementing nutrition in the preschool curriculum.

FCS 2221-6. Directed Field Experience. Supervised work experience for students to be arranged with local businesses, local or state agencies, or community organizations which work with children, families, or serve customers. May include selected activities originating in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Prerequisite: 15 hours of family and consumer sciences or consent of instructor. 

FCS 2313. Introduction to Fashion Merchandising. A study of fashion including influences on fashion, the economics of fashion, fashion movement, fashion prediction, centers and designers, and fashion promotion.

FCS 3093. Apparel Quality Analysis. A comprehensive study and analysis of fashion apparel with emphasis on ready to wear and accessories from both the retailer’s and the consumer’s viewpoint.

FCS 3123. Home Furnishings. An introductory course in basic interior design. The course is planned to give students a working knowledge of the basic design principles and the integration of these principles into living spaces and activities. Problems related to furniture refinishing and/or window treatments are included. Prerequisite: ART 2603 or equivalent.

FCS 3141. Dimensions of Professional Development. A survey course designed to introduce students to selected elements of career planning and effective personal presentation. Includes topics such as goal setting, skills assessment, job search techniques, and social workplace etiquette.

FCS 3153. Family Relations. The dynamics of interpersonal relationships among family members at each stage of the life cycle. Open to non-majors.

 
FCS 3243 & 3246. Child Care Practicum. A one or two-semester supervised field training experience in the HSU Child Service Center. Prerequisite: FCS majors only.

FCS 3253. New York Fashion Study Tour. A planned educational study tour of selected facets of the fashion industry and of New York as a fashion center.

 
FCS 3263. Decorative Arts. A study of currently popular crafts and needlework planned for those who wish to become proficient in executing basic techniques and skills, in handling a wide variety of materials, and in developing one’s own designs. Emphasis will also be placed on history, background of crafts and on entrepreneurial aspects of crafts. Open to non-majors.

FCS 3323. Organization and Administration for Pre School Programs. A study of the organizational structure, management, curriculum development, licensing, equipment and facilities needed to operate pre school centers. Includes on-sight child service center observations.

FCS 3343. Fashion Promotion and Merchandising. An analysis of the function, principles, methods, and evaluation of various fashion promotion activities related to advertising, publicity, special events, visual merchandising, fashion shows, personal selling, and public relations. Techniques and strategies for promoting fashion merchandise to target markets will be discussed.

FCS 3353. (WI) Historic Costume through the 19th Century. A study of the development of costume from ancient Egypt to present. Emphasis will be on knowledge of fashion influences of past and present as a tool for making fashion predictions. This course meets the writing intensive requirements for FCS majors. Open to non-majors.

FCS 3383. Sports Nutrition. The fundamental principles of human nutrition and their application in the selection of adequate diets for athletes as well as non-athletes. Study is made of some research. Prerequisite: Introduction to Chemistry.

FCS 3393. Food Economics. Study and application of quantity food purchasing, production, techniques, and storage to achieve cost effectiveness and maximum quality in the institutional and commercial settings. Emphasis on food safety and sanitation. Includes 30 observation hours in an institutional food service facility. Prerequisite: FCS 1023.

FCS 3403. Experimental Food Science. Study of the chemical and physical properties of various foods and use in the food industry to affect product standards and enhance the modern food supply. Experimentation involving preparation, preservation, cooking methods, and food safety. Prerequisites: CHM 1034 and 1044; FCS 1023.

FCS 3413. Community and Life Cycle Nutrition. Study of nutritional needs and unique considerations through the life cycle. Survey of nutritional resources available in sources available in the community and food and nutrition policies affecting individuals in various stages of development. Prerequisite: FCS 2103.

FCS 3423. Advanced Nutrition. Advanced study of the nutrients and their relationship to the human body. Emphasis on the digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients as well as interpretation of current research. Prerequisites: CHM 1034 and 1044; FCS 2103.

FCS 3472. Family and Community Relations. A study of family-system theory to prepare early childhood professionals who must establish and maintain positive and collaborative relationships. The study will also identify legislation, public policy, and resources in the larger community.

FCS 3483. History of Costume: 19th Century to Present. A study of the development of costume beginning with the 19th Century and continuing to the present. Aspects of social, economic, technological, cultural and inspirational environments are examined for their influence on the development of costumes. Costume innovators from Charles Worth to the present are studied. Open to non-majors.

FCS 4183. (WI) Family Resource Management. An intensive study of the management of family resources. Course emphasis includes values, goals, standards, human and non human resources, decision making. Emphasis is placed on application of management practices to the home, family, and special population groups such as the disabled and the elderly. This course meets the writing intensive requirements for FCS majors.

FCS 4193. Family Housing Problems. A study of historical architectural designs. Consideration is given to providing proper housing for the family. Consideration is given to home sites, cost factors, methods of financing, legal aspects, home planning, and remodeling. Open to non majors.

FCS 4203. (WI) Consumer Education. Factors important to the home in buying food, clothing, and household equipment. Special emphasis in standardization of merchandise for the consumer, brands, labeling, grading, and advertising. This course meets the writing intensive requirements for FCS majors. Open to non majors.

FCS 4221-6. Directed Field Experience. Supervised work experiences for fashion merchandising, students to be arranged with local businesses that deal with fashion apparel. Also, field experiences to be arranged with local or state agencies, businesses or community organizations which work with children, families, or serve consumers. May include selected activities originating in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Prerequisite: 15 hours of family and consumer sciences or consent of instructor.

FCS 4303. Quantitative Fashion Buying and Merchandising. Analysis and application of the principles of effective merchandising of fashion goods as well as the responsibilities of buyers in this process. Includes techniques for profitable merchandise planning and control, markup, turnover, pricing, markdowns, and open-to-buy through numerical concepts and calculations. Prerequisite: FCS 3313, MTH 1033, MTH 1243 or consent of instructor.

FCS 4363. Professional Image Development. The development of an individual’s professional image is studied and analyzed while concentrating on the following areas: one’s professional interest in the world of work covering all aspects of the job search from goal assessment and information gathering through accepting/declining offers; the study and analysis of individual development and wardrobe planning; emphasis is also placed on social/workplace etiquette, public speaking and ethics at work. Open to non-majors.

FCS 4374. Child Development. Lecture and discussions on the growth and development of the child, prenatal through preschool. Special studies and observations are made of the child in the HSU Child Service Center. Prerequisite: General Psychology.

FCS 4433. Nutrition Services Administration. Study and application of food service organization and management principles. Emphasis on facility, human resource, materials, and financial management. Prerequisite: MGM 3133.

FCS 4443. Medical Nutrition Therapy I. Study of the characteristics, symptoms, nutritional considerations, and diet therapy of various disease states. Prerequisite: FCS 3423.

FCS 4453. Medical Nutrition Therapy II. Study of medical nutrition therapy in various disease states. Emphasis on nutrition support and alternate feeding techniques. Includes practicum in a clinical healthcare facility. Prerequisites: FCS 3423, FCS 4443.

FCS 4463. (WI) Senior Seminar in Dietetics. Capstone course integrating research analysis, knowledge of statistics, and teaching methods. Emphasis on current literature in the field of dietetics and on marketing the dietetic profession. Prerequisites: Statistics and Senior status. This course meets the writing intensive requirements for FCS dietetics specialization majors.

 

 

 
 
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"I really enjoyed the dietetics program for many reasons. I loved the smaller classes, which provided a comfortable learning environment. I was given hands-on experience that helped me learn in new and exciting ways."

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Ashley RobersonBachelor of Science - Family and Consumer Science (Dietetics), 2004
 
 
 
 
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