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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-150: Introduction to Merchandising (3 hours)

Introduction to merchandising principles from product development through retailing. Emphasis on fashion and interiors.



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. Focus on healthy living.



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: IND 110 Interior Design Fundamentals or FCS 120 Interior Design Studio Fundamentals.



FCS-227: Workshop (___) (1/2 - 5 hour)

Specialized instruction offered as a short-term workshop. May be repeated when the title is different. Neither course nor credit hours can be counted toward a degree, but may be utilized in creation of a credential certificate. May be graded as pass/fail or letter grade.



FCS-228: Workshop (___) (1/2 - 5 hour)

Specialized instruction offered as a short-term workshop. May be repeated when the title is different. Neither course nor credit hours can be counted toward a degree, but may be utilized in creation of a credential certificate. May be graded as pass/fail or letter grade.



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.



FCS-316: FCS Lighting (3 hours)

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



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.



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.



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-370: Introduction to Career-Technical Education FCS (3 hours)

Introduction to Career Technical Family and Consumer Sciences Education through a historical as well as contemporary lens. Seminar includes history/philosophy of CTE, management of CTE programs, ServSafe credentialing and field experiences in community schools. Prerequisite: Minimal sophomore standing.



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.



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. Practicum hours required. Prerequisites: FCS 285 Lifespan Human Development or PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology.



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. Course will be assessed an additional class fee.



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-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 Family and Consumer Sciences.



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 Personal Finance and junior standing.



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.



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

Planning, buying, promoting and selling of apparel. Prerequisite: FCS 352 The Fashion Industry.



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.



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 Career and Technical Education (CTE) family and consumer sciences. To be taken before the professional semester. Prerequisite: Admission to teacher education and PSYCH 357 Educational Psychology.



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.



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: Preschool and Kindergarten. Prerequisite: HHP 260 First Aid and CPR or permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits.



FCS-539: Workshop (___) (1/2 - 5 hour)

Specialized instruction offered as a short-term workshop. May be repeated when the title is different. Neither course nor credit hours can be counted toward a degree, but may be utilized in creation of a credential certificate. May be graded as pass/fail or letter grade.



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. Available only to students enrolled in the professional semester. A supervising professor will visit each student teacher. Additional mentoring, outreach, and support are available to first-year teachers who maintain contact with the department. 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. 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-589: Workshop (___) (1/2 - 5 hour)

Specialized instruction offered as a short-term workshop. May be repeated when the title is different. Neither course nor credit hours can be counted toward a degree, but may be utilized in creation of a credential certificate. May be graded as pass/fail or letter grade.



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.



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 or PSYCH 263 Developmental Psychology, 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.



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 tour, region or country visited is different. Special permission of instructor required.



FCS-603: Senior Honors Project 1 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 1 is the first course in the sequence and will focus on the fundamental development of the project and preliminary scope of work to be completed. Students will receive a grade of A, B, IP (in progress) or NC (no credit) for each enrollment of the Senior Honors Project. A grade of NC voids the process and the student must then complete their Departmental Academic Honors in the traditional way.



FCS-604: Senior Honors Project 2 (3 hours)

The Senior Honors Project is an optional way to earn Departmental Academic Honors for students who are members of the Honors College. The course is a two semester sequence where the student undertakes a year-long research project or creative endeavor under the guidance of a faculty member to expand their knowledge in an area integral to their academic growth and development. The Senior Honors Project 2 is the culmination of the project started in Senior Honors Project 1 and will result in a public presentation of the work. Students must earn a grade of A or B to receive credit for this course. Failure to complete the course with a grade of A or B will void this option and students will have to satisfy their Departmental Academic Honors requirement in the traditional way. There will be no IP (in progress) or IN (incomplete) grades for this course. Projects must be done by the end of the spring term to count towards Departmental Academic Honors requirements. Prerequisite: Senior Honors Project 1.



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.



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.



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. 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.



FCS-810: Advocacy and Public Policy (3 hours)

An application of principles in identifying and engaging in advocacy steps as related to issues of public policy. Students select a personal advocacy project as the focus for assignments within the course.



FCS-890: Research and Thesis (3 hours)

May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed TTED 891 Methods of Research and TTED 887 Data Analysis and Interpretation in Technology or related coursework.


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