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FCS-100: Career Management in Family and Consumer Sciences (1-2 hour)

Lecture. Survey of professional opportunities within family and consumer sciences: history and development of the field. Career development. First year of enrollment as major/minor.



FCS-110: Introduction to Interior Design (3 hours)

Lecture. Survey of the house as a space for both individual and family living. Aesthetic, functional, economic, social, and psychological influences of the total living environment are studied.



FCS-120: Communication Graphics for Interior Design (3 hours)

Studio. Seeing, drawing, analysis and graphic communication using ideation, visualization, and representation. Application of the elements and principles of design to interior environments. Purchase of supplies required.



FCS-150: Introduction to Merchandising (3 hours)

Introduction to fashion merchandising principles from product development through retailing.



FCS-154: Dress and Culture (3 hours)

Study of the social significance of dress in cross-cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts.



FCS-203: Nutrition and Health (3 hours)

Lecture. Relationships of food and nutrition to maintenance of health. Not open to vocational family and consumer sciences education majors.



FCS-214: Space Planning and Programming (3 hours)

Lecture and Studio. Design development and planning of interior spaces. Methodology for analyzing, planning and furnishing spaces. Prerequisite: FCS 110 Introduction to Interior Design or FCS 120 Communication Graphics.



FCS-230: Consumer Education and Personal Finance (3 hours)

Lecture. Concepts include economic foundations; consumer ethics, decision making, and protection; fraud; identity theft; and advertising. Personal finance topics include money management, banking basics, consumer credit, credit regulation and mortgage finance legislation. General Education course.



FCS-270: Practicum in Family and Consumer Sciences (____) (1 hour)

Supervised work experience in family and consumer sciences occupation. Exposure to career alternatives in an applied setting. Graded on a pass-fail basis only.



FCS-285: Lifespan Human Development (3 hours)

Lecture. The process of growth from conception through death. Major theoretical approaches are applied to the developmental process in the context of family, society, and the intrapersonal dimension. Application to personal and professional settings.



FCS-301: Nutrition (3 hours)

Lecture. Principles of normal nutrition. Food values and adequate nutrient allowances for growth and maintenance. Nutritive needs of special groups. Prerequisite: One science course with laboratory. May be taken for honors.



FCS-312: History of Design I (3 hours)

Lecture. Study of historic architecture, interiors and furniture from antiquity to the 1900's. Emphasis is given to the identification of the interiors and furniture of these eras. May be taken for honors.



FCS-313: History of Design II: 1900-Present (3 hours)

Lecture. Study of historic architecture, interiors and furniture from the 1900's through the present. Emphasis is given to the identification of styles, interiors and furniture of these eras. May be taken for honors.



FCS-315: Interior Design: Studio I (3 hours)

Studio. Techniques of perspective drawing, illustration, rapid visualization, rendering. Presentation methods and formats. Exploration of media and commercial products. Prerequisites: FCS 120 Communication Graphics for Interior Design and FCS 312 History of Design I. Purchase of supplies required.



FCS-316: FCS Lighting (3 hours)

Introduces fundamentals of lighting. Lighting design solutions and all settings and spaces. Prerequisite: FCS 110 Introduction to Interior Design or permission of instructor.



FCS-323: Interior Design Materials and Resources (3 hours)

Lecture. A study of materials and resources used in designing residential and contract interiors. CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) format utilized.



FCS-325: Interior Design: Studio II (3 hours)

Lecture and studio. Intermediate studio problems with emphasis on conceptualization, design theory, ideation, programming, and space planning. Prerequisite: FCS 320 Interior Design: Studio I. Purchase of supplies required. May be taken for honors.



FCS-326: CADD for Interior Design (3 hours)

Studio. Introduction to and application of computer-aided design and drafting techniques. Prerequisite: Purchase of supplies required.



FCS-340: Topics in (____) (1-6 hour)

Intensive study in selected areas of family and consumer sciences. May be repeated if topic varies.



FCS-351: Apparel Evaluation (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Critical evaluation of ready-to-wear apparel; understanding mass production techniques and industry standards; development of illustrative skills. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be taken for honors.



FCS-352: The Fashion Industry (3 hours)

Lecture. Design, production, and marketing of men's, women's, and children's apparel. Domestic and international wholesale and retail operations. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be taken for honors.



FCS-355: Construction Techniques (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Construction of basic garments and/or home furnishings with emphasis on appropriate fabric selection, and pattern choice or development; fitting and alteration; standards in basic construction. Purchase of supplies required.



FCS-356: Textiles (3 hours)

Lecture. Fibers, yarn, fabrications and finishes of fabrics affecting the selection and care of textiles.



FCS-390: Interacting with Children (3 hours)

Applying developmental theories to guidance and management issues for infancy through adolescence. Relationship of guidance to social development. Prerequisite: FCS 285 Lifespan Human Development or PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology. Must be taken concurrently with FCS 391 Practicum in Early Childhood. May be taken for honors.



FCS-391: Practicum in Early Childhood (1 hour)

Supervised work experience in an early childhood setting. Taken concurrently with FCS 390 Interacting with Children. May be repeated. Graded on a pass-fail basis.



FCS-392: Infant and Toddler Development (3 hours)

Lecture. An in-depth examination of infant and toddler development including physical, language, and cognition changes. Emphasis will be on development, care, and teacher training for this age. Prerequisites: FCS 285 Lifespan Human Development or PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology. May be taken for honors.



FCS-401: Food Science and Preparation Techniques (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. The exploration of principles used in food preparation and food science. An examination of basic biochemistry of food and nutrition, food economics, food safety and specific types of food.



FCS-409: Demonstration Techniques and Instructional Technology (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Exploration of instructional media and technology used for effective professional presentations. Emphasis will be placed on laboratory and field experiences using current technology. Prerequisite: Junior standing or above.



FCS-411: Professional Practices for Interior Design (3 hours)

Lecture. General procedures for operating and maintaining an interior design business both residential and contract, including costs, pricing, specification writing, management, professional responsibilities, presentations, and client communications.



FCS-420: Interior Design: Studio III (3 hours)

Studio. A series of advanced creative design solutions for residential environments. Design for new construction, remodeling, and restoration projects for a variety of life style needs, budgets, physical conditions, and life cycle stages. Programming, working drawings, presentation techniques, and specifications. Prerequisite: FCS 325 Interior Design: Studio II. Purchase of supplies required. May be taken for honors.



FCS-422: Interior Design: Studio IV (3 hours)

Studio. Contract studio involving public use interior spaces such as those for special populations, retail, historic preservation, corporate facilities, open office systems, assisted-living, nursing homes, and medical facilities. Programmatic requirements and complex design solutions. Prerequisite: FCS 310 Professional Practice for Interior Design. Purchase of supplies required. May be taken for honors.



FCS-429: Career and Technical Education in the FACS Curriculum (3 hours)

Lecture, curriculum, techniques and materials to implement the career cluster curriculum into 6-12 FCS programs. Procedures for career and technical education funding at the state level and Carl Perkins funding at the federal level. Corequisite: FCS 479 Techniques for Teaching Vocational Family and Consumer Sciences. May be taken for honors.



FCS-430: Family Resource Management (3 hours)

Lecture. Management processes, techniques, technologies and resources essential to managing today's home environment. Prerequisite: FCS 230 Consumer Education and junior standing. May be taken for honors.



FCS-440: Visual Merchandising (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Visual merchandising of ideas and products as an art form. Laboratory experiences on campus and in local retail stores. Restricted to Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design students or permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be taken for honors.



FCS-452: Fashion Buying and Merchandising (3 hours)

Planning, buying, promoting and selling of apparel. Prerequisite: FCS 352 The Fashion Industry. May be taken for honors.



FCS-455: History of Costume (3 hours)

Lecture. Development of clothing and style medieval to present. Emphasis on 20th century fashion development and analysis of fashion trends. May be taken for honors.



FCS-456: Retail Buying (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Mathematics and communication skills for retail business. Application of principles specific to fashion merchandising. Concurrent enrollment in FCS 452 Fashion Buying and Merchandising.



FCS-470: Professional and Social Skills (3 hours)

Lecture. Development of skills contributing to success in business environments: proper attire, dining etiquette, business relationships, resumes and interviewing, conflict and job stress management, written and oral communication, and international protocol. Prerequisite: Junior standing.



FCS-479: Techniques for Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences (3 hours)

Lecture and laboratory. Techniques, methods, and course content used in teaching family and consumer sciences in the secondary school. Philosophy of vocational education, curriculum construction and implementation for vocational family and consumer sciences. To be taken before the professional semester. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education and PSYCH 357 Educational Psychology. May be taken for honors.



FCS-480: Dynamics of Family Relationships (3 hours)

Lecture. Dynamics of family relationships across lifespan with focus on interaction, role, communication and structure from systemic perspective. Involvement of familial processes in routine, healthy and normal development of children and adults. May be taken for honors.



FCS-490: Developmental Planning: Preschool and Kindergarten (3 hours)

Lecture. Principles of growth, development and curriculum for the preschool and kindergarten level. Emphasis on planning, implementation, and evaluation of activities within domains to enhance all areas of development. Corequisite: FCS 491 Preschool Laboratory.



FCS-491: Preschool Laboratory (1-2 hour)

Laboratory. Participation and observation in preschool laboratory. Three hours per week (per credit). Non-majors take 1 credit. Majors enroll for 2 credits. Corequisite: FCS 490 Developmental Planning: The Preschool Years. Prerequisite: HHP 260 First Aid and CPR or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits.



FCS-570: Professional Internship (____) (2-4 hours)

Application of concepts and skills through work experience. Sites negotiated between student and instructor reflecting area of study. Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of instructor. Open to FCS majors only.



FCS-571: Directed Readings in Family and Consumer Sciences (1-3 hour)

Selected readings with emphasis on contemporary problems suited to student interest. Development of research and investigative skills. Students anticipating graduate study encouraged to enroll. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing.



FCS-572: Senior Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences (1 hour)

Lecture. Capstone; current issues in family and consumer sciences; strategies for professional development. Integrates core concepts and theories. (To be taken during final semester or year of study.) Open to FCS majors only.



FCS-579: Supervised Student Teaching and Follow-Up of Teachers (2 hours)

Laboratory. Departmental representatives will visit each student teacher during the professional semester. Additionally, departmental representatives will follow-up with each area student during the first year of teaching with assistance and support. Concurrent enrollment in the professional semester is required. Offered on a Pass-Fail basis only.



FCS-580: Family Violence and Child Abuse (3 hours)

Lecture. Prevalence, causes, and impact of violence and abuse on individual and family; criteria for recognizing child victims; legal aspects of professional responsibilities and interventions. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: Junior standing.



FCS-581: Aging and the Family (3 hours)

Lecture. Examination of family and kinship relations in later adulthood and old age. Prerequisites: FCS 480 Dynamics of Family Relationships or permission of instructor.



FCS-590: Development of the Child: Birth Through Age Eight (3 hours)

Lecture. In-depth examination of child development and appropriate practices highlighting contemporary work in the field of early childhood, birth through age eight. Focus on developmentally appropriate approaches in infant, toddler, preschool and elementary school programming. Prerequisites: FCS 285 Lifespan Human Development or PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology and Junior standing. May be taken for honors.



FCS-591: Supervised Teaching in the Early Childhood Lab (5 hours)

Laboratory. Directed student teaching within the PSU Preschool lab with the option of partial placement in other approved settings. Curriculum development, observation, interaction, instruction and assessment in a preschool setting. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Must apply within ECD program prior to enrollment. FCS 285 Lifespan Human Development, FCS 390 Interacting with Children, FCS 490 Developmental Planning: Preschool and Kindergarten, FCS 491 Preschool Laboratory.



FCS-592: Study of Youth and Adolescence (3 hours)

Lecture. An exploration of the principles and theories of growth and development within and between stages of children in childhood and adolescence. Covers physiological, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development. Emphasis on family and community influences and contexts in the individual and groups. Prerequisite: FCS 285 Lifespan Human Development or PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology. May be taken for honors.



FCS-600: Study Tour (1-3 hour)

An academically based study tour experience. May combine academic course work, industry experience, travel and cultural immersion. May be repeated if the region or country visited is different. Special permission of instructor required.



FCS-670: Senior Applied Learning (1-3 hour)

Supervised applied work experience in an area of study. May be repeated up to nine credit hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing.



FCS-690: Parent/Professional Relationships (3 hours)

Lecture. Exploring roles and opportunities for early childhood educators and others interacting with parents and parent audiences. Use of media, workshops, communication, parent/teacher conferences. May be taken for honors.



FCS-730: Independent Study (___) (1-3 hour)

Individual study, either research or readings oriented, under the direct supervision of an appropriate member of the faculty. May be repeated with a different topic for a maximum of six credits. Permission of instructor. Prerequisite: Senior standing or graduate student.



FCS-740: Special Topics: (____) (1-4 hour)

Intensive study in special areas of family and consumer sciences. May be repeated if subject matter is different. Offered as graded or pass-fail.



FCS-771: Directed Readings in Family and Consumer Sciences (1-3 hour)

Selected readings with emphasis on contemporary problems suited to student interest. Development of research and investigative skills. Students anticipating graduate study encouraged to enroll. May be repeated for a maximum of three hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing. May be taken for honors.



FCS-780: Family Violence and Child Abuse (3 hours)

Lecture. Prevalence, causes, and impact of violence and abuse on individual and family; criteria for recognizing child victims; legal aspects of professional responsibilities and interventions. May be taken for honors. Prerequisite: Junior standing.



FCS-792: Advanced Exploration of Issues in Youth and Adolescence (3 hours)

Lecture. An examination of contemporary theories and research addressing the period of childhood and adolescence. Emphasis on individual, family, and community influences on reasoning and behavior. Students will be involved in a research project. Prerequisite: FCS 285 Lifespan Human Development or PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology.


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