FCS 111. Interior Design Matters (3)
This course is an introduction to the profession of interior design. Students will be introduced to the interior design process, basic interior design vocabulary and various presentation skills and techniques. Professional practices, responsibilities in health, safety, and welfare of the public, trade resources, and the value of design organizations will be discussed. Provides a survey …
FCS 113. Interior Design Communication I (3)
Recommended Preparatory: ART 124A and ART 141. This course introduces students to the basic principles of three-dimensional and spatial representation and communication. Since architecture and interior design rely on representation and clear communication as a medium between the designed artifact and the built artifact, design communication is essential to relaying ideas and exploring design processes. …
FCS 150/L. Apparel Construction I and Lab (2/1)
Corequisite: FCS 150L. Fundamental principles and terminology of clothing construction, with emphasis on the interrelationship of fiber, fabric, construction techniques, fit and care. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab.
FCS 160. Introductory Textiles (3)
Lecture-discussion course presenting an introductory analysis of textile fibers, yarns, fabrics, dyestuffs and finishes as they relate to the selection of end-use products. Emphasis given to textiles in apparel and interiors.
FCS 170. Creative Expression in Family and Consumer Sciences (2)
Develops awareness of the relationships between creative expression and the quality of life in the family unit.
FCS 171. Creative Expression in Fashion (3)
This course embodies the fashion design process from inspiration through design. Terminology in fashion design and fashion factors in apparel industry will be recognized. Students will create a designer’s portfolio by utilizing design elements and principles as they pertain to fashion. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)
FCS 201/L. Introductory Food Science and Lab (2/1)
Corequisite: FCS 201L. Introduction to the chemical, physical and nutritional properties of foods and changes that occur during processing and storage. Methods currently used in food preparation are emphasized. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab.
FCS 207. Nutrition for Life (3)
Basics of sensible and safe food choices related to the science of nutrition. Achievement and maintenance of nutritional well-being throughout life as influenced by social, cultural, economic and environmental conditions. Credit not allowed for both FCS 207 and HSCI 337. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.) (IC)
FCS 210. History of Interiors and Architecture I (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 113, FCS 114/L. Study of architecture and interiors from antiquity to the Victorian period.
FCS 211. Interior Design Studio I (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 113 and FCS 114/L. Foundation studio course, explores the fundamentals of interior design including the design process, principles and elements. Investigates problem-solving techniques through a variety of small-scale two and three-dimensional projects. Introduces critical thinking, analysis and communicating volumetrically. Includes creative problem-solving, process drawing, quick sketching and rendering, and model-making. Provides exposure to …
FCS 213/L. Interior Design Communication II and Lab (1/2)
Prerequisite: FCS 113. Corequisite FCS 213L. Students will use the design vocabulary learned in FCS 113 Communication I to explore design ideas. Fundamental skill development in space planning for interiors, understanding function, human factors, user experience and aesthetics. Students will be introduced to 3D modeling and visualization, Building Information Modeling (BIM), computer-aided graphics, image manipulation …
FCS 214/L. Interior Design Materials, Standards and Specifications and Lab (1/2)
Prerequisites: FCS 113, FCS 114/L, FCS 160; Corequisite: FCS 214L. Study of material applications, practices, standards and specifications used in the design and construction of interior environments including sustainability and testing. 1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab per week.
FCS 217. Interior Design Studio II (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 211. Interior Design Studio II builds on knowledge from FCS 211 Interior Design Studio I with three-dimensional design, developing individually defined spaces into more complex spatial organizations. An introduction to space planning, behavioral factors of space, and proxemics as they apply to the layout and planning of interior environments. This studio questions how …
FCS 232. Individual and Family Development (3)
Relationships and adjustments during the normal stages of family living.
FCS 234. The Child in the Family and Community (3)
Dynamics of children’s relationships with their families and others throughout their development and with various contexts. Lecture-discussion.
FCS 250/L. Apparel Construction II and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 150/L. Corequisite: FCS 250L. Theory and application of pattern alteration, fitting, advanced construction techniques; analysis of fabrics used in fashion apparel. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab.
FCS 255. The Fashion Industry (3)
Overview of the structure and functioning of the fashion industry as it relates to apparel. Field trips required.
FCS 256. Global Fashion Production (3)
Analysis of the U.S. fashion and textile markets within an international context. The focus is the why and the how global sourcing of fashion and textiles takes place in today’s fashion production. (Available for General Education, D1 Social Sciences.)
FCS 271/L. Apparel Analysis and Selection and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: FCS 170. Corequisite: FCS 271L. Study of individual differences in relation to apparel selection and design. 2 hours lecture, one 2-hour studio.
FCS 300. Family and Community Services (3)
In-depth study of various types of family service agencies (local/state/federal, nonprofit/for-profit) and the services they provide to families in the community.
FCS 301. Food Science and Technology (3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 215/L; CHEM 235/L; FCS 201/L. Study of the physical and chemical changes occurring in food during commercial operations and the principles and technical process involved in the production, processing, preservation, storage and distribution of foods. Control and utilization of microorganisms in food, food laws and regulations, and the influence of processing on nutritional …
FCS 302. Food Product Development (2)
Prerequisite: FCS 301. This course introduces students to the role of food chemistry, food microbiology, food processing and sensory evaluation in the process of developing new food products. This course provides students the opportunity to develop basic skills and gain experience in the theory and practice of developing food products. 6 hours lab per week.
FCS 304. Food Service Production (2)
Prerequisite: FCS 301. Overview of Food Service operations including menu development, procurement, production, distribution and services, in addition to food safety and sanitation, facility planning and food sustainability.
FCS 306. Food Safety and Quality Assurance (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 301. This course introduces students to basic food safety and quality assurance concepts along with their applications to the food supply. This course overviews food quality and safety systems including Good Laboratory Practices (GLPs), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP).
FCS 307. Advanced Nutrition: Macronutrients (3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 281, CHEM 235/L and FCS 207: passing grade of “C” or better in each. Role of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals and vitamins in human nutrition. Nutritional requirements during the various stages of life cycle.
FCS 308. Advanced Nutrition Micronutrients (3-3)
Prerequisites: CHEM 365 and CHEM 365L with a passing grade of “C” or better; Corequisite: FCS 307. The role of micronutrients, vitamins and minerals in human nutrition, including digestion, absorption, metabolism, and major biological, physiological and metabolic roles. Emphasis is placed on interactions and interrelationships of the nutrients at the organism and cellular levels.
FCS 311. Interior Design Studio III (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 217, ART 124A, ART 141, ART 230. Intermediate-level studio, focuses on systems design. Explores problem identification, research, functional analysis, programming methods and space planning theory. Investigates codes and the integration of building systems. Includes theories of circulation, systems, application of ergonomics, ADA, building codes, ceiling systems, and specifications. Typical projects may include medium-scale …
FCS 312/L. Lighting and Mechanical Systems and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 211, FCS 213/L, and FCS 214/L; Corequisite: FCS 312L. Principles of lighting and electrical systems, thermal control systems and ancillary services applied to residential and commercial design. Lab involves design of lighting systems and an understanding of mechanical systems for residential and commercial applications. 2 hours lecture, one 2-hour studio.
FCS 314/L. Building Codes, Systems and Detailing for Interior Design and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 211, FCS 213/L, FCS 214/L. Corequisite: FCS 314L. Students are introduced to basic elements of construction and building systems, including power distribution systems, mechanical systems, energy management, ceiling systems, flooring systems and the impact of local building codes on the interior design process. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between interior design ideas …
FCS 315. Issues in Housing (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Examines current issues and problems in housing and their impact on individuals and families. Concepts from Family and Consumer Sciences, law, economics, design, government, and the natural and social sciences are applied to the housing situation in an effort to explore problems and develop strategies for coping …
FCS 316. Interior Design Communication III (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 213/L and ART 124A. Students will use the design vocabulary learned in FCS 213/L Communication II to explore design ideas. Fundamental skill development in space planning for interiors, understanding function, human factors, user experience and aesthetics. Students will be introduced to 3D modeling and visualization, BIM, computer-aided graphics, image manipulation and digital media processes. …
FCS 317. Interior Design Studio IV (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 311. An advanced studio that focuses on problem-solving skills related to collaborative design. The course further develops concept writing, process drawing, space planning, design development, detailing and green design understanding. Typical projects may include medium-scale healthcare and socially conscious design/service-based learning for nonprofits. The studio elaborates on group dynamics, conflict resolution and effective …
FCS 318. Environmental Psychology for Interior Design (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Environmental psychology for interior design offers a framework from which we can further study the interaction between people and the spaces they inhabit. Students will learn about foundational theories and a variety of research methods for understanding human behavior, explore human responses to various types of environmental …
FCS 320. Family Resource Management (3)
Management theory applied to the family. Emphasis on clarifying values, setting goals, decision making and allocating resources as they relate to individual and family choice across the lifespan. Such skills as communication, time management, team building and stress management are developed.
FCS 321/L. Contemporary Issues in Foods and Nutrition and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: FCS 207 or HSCI 337. Corequisite: FCS 321L. Examination of contemporary issues in food and nutrition. Analysis, discussion and evaluation of the socioeconomic, political, environmental, ethical and cultural factors that shape food and nutrition systems and behavior across individuals, groups, and nations. Software are used to evaluate the nutritional value and economic viability of …
FCS 322/L. Equipment I and Lab (2/1)
Corequisite: FCS 322L. Principles of electricity and gas; materials, physical structures, safety and economic factors of household appliances; use and care of appliances; and kitchen planning. 2 hours lecture; one 3-hour lab per week.
FCS 323. Family and Individual Money Management (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Management decisions related to the allocation of family income during various stages in the family cycle. (Available for General Education, B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning or E Lifelong Learning.) (IC)
FCS 324. Consumer Rights, Issues, and Problems (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the Lower Division writing requirement. Economic principles as they apply to consumer situations, and the consumer’s relation to the American and world economy. An emphasis is placed on consumer rights and responsibilities, consumer fraud and protection, and decision making in the marketplace. The roles and responsibilities of public and private consumer protection …
FCS 330. Child Growth and Development I (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Principles of child growth and development. Observation of group activities involving children. Additional hours as assigned or arranged. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.) (IC)
FCS 335. Prenatal and Infant Development (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Study of development in the physical, motor, intellectual, social and emotional areas, and constitutional and environmental factors that influence the direction and scope of development.
FCS 340. Marriage and Family Relations (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Interpersonal and intrapersonal relationships of courtship, marriage and family living, and the importance of these relationships in solving current issues concerning the quality of family life. (Available for General Education, D1 Social Sciences or E Lifelong Learning.) (IC)
FCS 352. History of Textiles and Apparel (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Study of the historical development of modern dress.
FCS 354. Functional Fashion (3)
Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Study of fashion products for their function and performance for all ages. Research and problem solving in a specialized area of fashion design, such as fashion products which provide easy access dressing solutions for independent and assisted dressing.
FCS 356/L. Analysis and Evaluation of Apparel Quality and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: FCS 160. Corequisite: FCS 356L. Analysis of the quality of design, materials and construction techniques used in commercially produced apparel and accessories. Comparison of manufacturing processes, concepts of sizing, and principles of fit and pricing in relation to the target consumer in various markets. 2 hours lecture, one 2-hour activity per week.
FCS 357. Apparel and Human Behavior (3)
Prerequisites: Upper division standing. Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Intercultural study of dress in relation to personal characteristics and societal patterns. The course will explore historic and contemporary issues in apparel consumption and apparel behavior in diverse cultures and their relationship to social, psychological, and economic and social equity. Students who have taken …
FCS 360/L. Textiles and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: FCS 160. Corequisite: FCS 360L. Sources and properties of textile fibers, fabric characteristics as related to selection, use and care. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab per week.
FCS 371/L. Apparel Design: Flat Pattern and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: FCS 150. Corequisite: FCS 371L. Principles of flat pattern design and their application in patternmaking. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab per week.
FCS 380. Family and Consumer Sciences Foundations and Research (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Historical and philosophical background, current issues and analysis of research in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences.
FCS 396A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Experimental courses in Family and Consumer Sciences with course content to be determined.
FCS 400. Food Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 301. Corequisites: FCS 401/L. This course is a study of the molecular reactions, structure and properties of basic food constituents and their chemical and biochemical changes that influence the texture, color, flavor, odor, stability and nutritional quality of food. Recent findings in food research are also evaluated and interpreted.
FCS 401/L. Food Analysis and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: FCS 301. Corequisites: FCS 400 and FCS 401L. This course is a study of the chemical and instrumental methods used to identify and quantify food components and nutrients important for food processing and nutritional value. Recent findings in food research are also evaluated and interpreted. Available for graduate credit. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour …
FCS 402. Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 308 with a passing grade of “C” or better. This is the first in a 2-course sequence in medical nutrition therapy, and includes assessment of nutritional status, nutrition care process, nutritional genomics, pathophysiology, and medical and nutritional management through the lifespan for gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, cancer, neurologic disorders, …
FCS 403. Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 402. This course is a continuation of FCS 402—Medical Nutrition Therapy I, and includes pathophysiology, medical and nutritional management through the lifespan for neurological, renal, hepatic, pulmonary, neoplastic and rheumatic diseases, in addition to sepsis and trauma, HIV, cancer, and food allergies and intolerance.
FCS 404/L. Food Service System Management and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 321/L. Pre/Corequisite: FCS 304; Corequisite: FCS 404L. Overview of food service system management which includes human resources, finances and materials, marketing products and services, purchasing, quantity food production management, quality improvement, accounting and financial management of food service operations. May be repeated once for credit.
FCS 405. Drug Nutrient Interactions (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 308. This course is a study of metabolic interactions between various drugs and nutrients. Drug-induced alterations in absorption, metabolism, distribution and excretion of drugs and nutrients are discussed. The pharmacodynamics and pharmokinetics of various drugs are examined. A review of the effect of nutritional status on drug disposition as well as the influence …
FCS 408. Community Nutrition (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 307; SED 525HE. Community nutrition studies the nutrition programs that relate the science of nutrition to the improvement, maintenance and promotion of the health status of individuals and groups, including those from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Community organization, program planning, funding and evaluation of nutrition methods and current issues are studied. Some …
FCS 410. History of Interiors and Architecture II (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 210, FCS 311, ART 315. The study of architecture and interiors from post-Victorian to the present.
FCS 411. Interior Design Studio V (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 317. Advanced studio. This course develops programming and client issues through complex topics with professional documentation, a focus on green design and advanced problem solving. Typical projects may include competition scenarios from varied sources. 6 hours of studio per week.
FCS 412. Organization of Interior Design Practice (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 210, FCS 311, ART 315. Focus on current concepts and activities of professional practice, including professional roles, managerial practices, service delivery systems and ethics. Review and synthesis of research and professional literature pertinent to the practice of interior design. Some portions of this course are taught online.
FCS 413/L. Construction Documents and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 213/L. Graphic conventions and the organization of working drawings are studied through a comprehensive project. A brief survey of the legal nature and scope of the construction document package (contractual agreements, conditions, drawings, modifications and specifications) is presented. 5 hours per week.
FCS 414. Senior Comprehensive Interior Design Studio (3-3)
Prerequisites: FCS 210, FCS 311, FCS 312/L, FCS 314/L, FCS 316, FCS 411. Advanced study in interior design, with emphasis on application of theoretical concepts to specialized interior settings. Students are required to conceptualize and generate the interior design for a particular setting, including the graphic presentation of the design solution. 9 hours of studio …
FCS 415. Pre-Thesis Interior Design Seminar (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 317. Through directed study and research, students develop a project proposal for their senior thesis project. The course deals with the main components of the Interior design thesis project: program development, conceptual thesis, site analysis, and generative strategies. Through weekly meetings and seminars, students discuss their research as it progresses to a final …
FCS 420. Critical Issues in Family Resource Management (3)
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Application of management theory and concepts to managing families, with emphasis on case study analyses, personal examination and problem solving. Issues include conflict resolution, balancing work and family, and working with at-risk families. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 422. Family Financial Counseling (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 323 or instructor consent. Exploration of the components of financial counseling with a focus on counseling strategies, the communication process and listening skills. Students will examine problem solving and intervention strategies as they relate to budgeting, debt reduction, collection policies and practices, bankruptcy and government assistance programs. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 423. Analysis of Family Economic Issues (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 323. A study of family financial management as affected by the economic, political and social environments. Analysis of public policy as it relates to retirement, healthcare, housing and poverty. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 424. Resource Management for the Elderly (3)
Concentrates on allocation of resources during the late phases of the family life cycle. Attention is given to retirement planning and alternative lifestyles for the aging and elderly. Government, community and private resources are analyzed relative to benefits useful to this age group. Non-majors taking this course for the Certificate Program for Service to the …
FCS 426. Issues of Contemporary and Future Families (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 232 or FCS 330 or FCS 340, or senior or graduate standing. Focuses on current trends in home and family life and the impact that these issues have on future generations. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 427. Consumer Advocacy and Education (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 324. Concepts of consumer advocacy and protection with emphasis on educating consumer and analysis of strategies for resolving consumer conflicts. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 428. Corporate Consumer Affairs (3)
Prerequisites: BLAW 280; ENGL 205; FCS 324. A capstone course in Customer Relations Management (CRM). The course specializes in customer care and customer relations management. Emphasis is placed on CRM technology, communication systems and regulations. Product recalls and safety issues are covered in-depth. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 429. Family and Consumer Public Policy (3)
Exploration of the reciprocal influences between families and consumer functioning and public policies at the local, state, and federal levels. Emphasis is placed on the process of policy formation, implementation, evaluation and advocacy from a family and consumer perspective. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 431. Child and Family Assessment (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: FCS 330 or FCS 335, or PSY 313. Application of human developmental theories to the assessment of children and families. Students also participate in a lab experience at the Child and Family Studies Laboratory. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 431L. Child and Family Assessment Lab (1)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Preparatory: FCS 330 or FCS 335, or PSY 313. Application of child and family assessments in the Child and Family Studies Laboratory. Available for graduate credit. 3 hours per week.
FCS 432. Family Theories (3)
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Preparatory: FCS 340. Review of theoretical and philosophical perspectives used in the study of families, including assumptions, values, propositions and applications. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 433. Administration of Children’s Programs (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 330 or FCS 335, or PSY 313. Administrative philosophy and functions of children’s programs. Staff organization, program management and facilities planning appropriate to the developmental needs of the child and family. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 434. Supervision of Child Development Personnel (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 433; Restricted to seniors. Seminar on issues and approaches to leading and supervising individuals/teams in settings involving young children. Required for Child Development Master Teacher, Site Supervisor and Program Director Permits. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 435. Advanced Topics in Administration of Children’s Programs (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 433; Admission restricted to seniors. Seminar on trends, issues and new developments in administering programs for children and families. Required for Child Development Master Teacher, Site Supervisor and Program Director Permits. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 436. Parental Development (3)
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Preparatory: FCS 330 or FCS 335, or PSY 313. Study of the parent’s role as a facilitator, emphasizing different parenting styles and their effects, as well as appropriate parent and child interactions. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 438. Adolescents in the Family Context (3)
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Preparatory: FCS 330 or FCS 335, or PSY 313. Developmental changes and challenges of adolescents and their families as they deal with current societal issues (e.g., autonomy sexuality, parent-adolescent communication, values), in particular pregnancy and adolescents as parents. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 441. Human Sexuality (3)
Provides biological, sociological and psychological aspects of human sexuality. Principles of sexual therapy. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 453/L. Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: FCS 255 or graduate standing. Corequisite: FCS 453L. Study of principles in fashion promotion and visual presentation for commercial purposes. Lab involves fashion retail store analysis and window display projects for applications of the principles. 2 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab per week. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 455/L. Fashion Merchandising and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 255; MKT 443; Senior or graduate status. Corequisite: FCS 455L. In-depth study and application of the concepts and activities involved in the merchandising of fashion goods from producer to consumer. Available for graduate credit. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab per week.
FCS 460/L. Textile Product Analysis and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 255; Senior or graduate status. Corequisite: FCS 460L. Analysis of principles and procedures used in the production and evaluation of textile products. Impact of U.S. and international trade policies and regulations. Available for graduate credit. 2 hours lecture, one 2-hour lab per week.
FCS 471/L. Apparel Design: Draping and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 150/L and FCS 250/L. Corequisite: FCS 471L. Fundamental principles and techniques of designing clothing by the draping method. Theory of design as applied to draping. Emphasis placed on the interrelation of fabrics, design and form. Available for graduate credit. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab per week.
FCS 472/L. Apparel Design: Computer Aided Design and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 371/L. Corequisite: FCS 472L. Exploration of computer-aided apparel design software applications using the theoretical concepts of apparel design. Available for graduate credit. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab per week.
FCS 475/L. Fashion Development and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisites: FCS 170, FCS 255, FCS 271/L; Senior or graduate standing. Corequisite: FCS 475L. Fashion products from conception through wholesale distribution. Existing and potential markets, sources of inspiration, procurement of materials, manufacturing technology, costing, production scheduling, pricing, merchandising, promotion and distribution at the wholesale level. Available for graduate credit. 2 hours lecture, one 2-hour lab …
FCS 476. Studio Problems in Apparel Design (3-3)
Prerequisites: FCS 371/L, FCS 471/L; Senior or graduate status. Advanced study in apparel design and production, with emphasis on application of theoretical concepts to specialized apparel. Students are required to design, produce and present a design portfolio and a line of apparel. Available for graduate credit. 9 hours of studio per week. May be repeated …
FCS 480. The Helping Professional (3)
Designed to facilitate the self-exploration, skills building and knowledge of future helping professionals. Students are challenged to enhance their knowledge of the helping professions while understanding the various career paths that are available. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 481. Sports Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 207 or HSCI 337, or graduate standing with instructor consent. Overview of nutrient use in exercise and nutrition strategies to improve exercise/athletic performance, emphasizing current research. Topics include fuel use during exercise, nutrient requirements for optimal performance, behavioral strategies for improving dietary habits, and supplements. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 485. Family Resiliency (3)
Prerequisite: PSY 150 or FCS 232 or FCS 234 or FCS 330 or FCS 340 or senior or graduate status. Application of family resiliency theory to societal issues with an emphasis on family protective factors and family adaptation. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 491A-C. Family and Consumer Sciences Projects (1-3)
Prerequisites: Instructor consent. Individual supervised projects involving utilization of the facilities and personnel of the Child and Family Studies Laboratory.
FCS 494. Academic Internship (2)
Prerequisite: Instructor consent and senior standing. Corequisite: FCS 494I. This academic internship course provides supervised, practical learning experiences focused on the application of concepts learned throughout the academic program/option. Specific guidelines for field experience and assignments vary by option. **Note additional prerequisites: Students in the Interior Design option must complete FCS 311, FCS 312/L, FCS 314/L …
FCS 494I. Academic Internship Evaluation (1)
Prerequisite: Instructor consent and senior standing. Corequisite: FCS 494. This field-based course allows for application in a professional setting and student reflection. Individualized learning outcomes are evaluated via observation, participation, reflection, journal/portfolio contents, self-evaluation and supervisor evaluations. Specific guidelines for field experience and assignments vary by option. **Note additional prerequisites: Students in the Interior Design option …
FCS 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Prerequisites: Senior status; Instructor consent. Experimental courses in areas of Family and Consumer Sciences.
FCS 497. Fashion Show Production (3)
Prerequisites: FCS 255 and instructor permission. This course is a study of the directing and coordinating of fashion promotions, the functions of the fashion coordinators, and the techniques and procedures for presenting fashion shows. The techniques will be developed through research and various components used by merchandisers and designers, culminating with a successful annual fashion …
FCS 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)
FCS 501. Advanced Food Chemistry and Analysis I (3)
Prerequisites: CHEM 365L; FCS 401. Methods of modern analytical techniques and instruments used in food and nutrient analysis.
FCS 505. Nutrient and Drug Interactions (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Study of metabolic interaction between nutrients and drugs. Emphasis on drug-induced physiological and chemical alterations affecting appetite regulation, absorption, metabolism, distribution and excretion of nutrients.
FCS 506. Readings in Human Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite: Available for graduate students in Human Nutrition only or by instructor consent. This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth analysis of theoretical, methodological and professional issues in the field of human nutrition. The specific focus within the field of human nutrition for this course could include a variety of topics, such as …
FCS 535. Theories and Applications in Apparel Design and Merchandising (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and instructor consent. This course examines historical, sociological, psychological, marketing and economic theories in fashion design. Students will apply theories to practice and research in apparel design and merchandising and consumer behavior.
FCS 542. Theories of Family Development (3)
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing. In-depth study of family development theories and research presented, evaluated and applied to specific family situations. Students research family theories and present and lead discussions about their findings to the class.
FCS 555. Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy (3)
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing. Analysis of the U.S. textile and apparel complex, and of the U.S. market within an international context.
FCS 570. Practicum in Nutrition Therapy (3-3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dietetic Internship and instructor consent. Recommended Corequisite: FCS 573. The supervised practice hours are a minimum of 424 hours but can increase depending on the students designated placement. Supervised practices are at selected clinical settings, such as hospitals, stressing application of pathophysiology and related medical sciences to treatment and nutrition care. Course …
FCS 571. Practicum in Food Service Systems Management (3-3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dietetic Internship and instructor consent. Recommended Corequisite: FCS 573. A minimum of 240 hours of supervised practice are served at selected hospitals and school foodservice settings. Interns practice food service production, management and administration. Course may be taken twice.
FCS 572. Practicum in Community Nutrition (3-3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dietetic Internship and instructor consent. Recommended Corequisite: FCS 573. The supervised practice hours are a minimum of 424 hours but can increase depending on the students designated placement. Supervised practices are at selected community settings, mainly outpatient clinics, stressing the planning, delivery and evaluation of preventive health services, as well as the delivery …
FCS 573. Seminar for Dietetic Interns (3-3)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Dietetic Internship and instructor consent. Recommended Corequisites: FCS 570, FCS 571, and/or FCS 572. Lectures, group discussions and presentations on the process of providing food and nutrition services in clinical, food-service and community settings. Interns are considered part of the Greater Los Angeles Dietetics Internship Consortium and attend seminars with interns …
FCS 575. Textile Technology for Apparel Design and Merchandising (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. The course focuses on critical analysis, application, and evaluation of textile technologies as they apply to design and merchandising in the apparel industry.
FCS 580. The Family and Consumer Sciences Profession (3)
A study of Family Consumer Sciences (FCS) as a profession, including its vision and mission, history, theoretical framework and professional and ethical standards. Applications of the Human Ecological Theory to one’s Area of study is examined. Course is required for graduate students who do not have a FCS undergraduate degree. Credit does not count toward …
FCS 595A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Family and Consumer Sciences (1-3)
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Selected topics in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences.
FCS 601. Food and Nutrition Policies and Regulations (3)
Prerequisite: Available for graduate students in Human Nutrition only or by instructor consent. Seminar on food and nutrition policy and programs domestically and globally. In-depth analyses of professional practice-, community- and population-based approaches to prevent or reduce problems of chronic disease as they relate to food and nutrition. The seminar will familiarize and engage students in …
FCS 605. Ethics and Social Justice in Human Nutrition (3)
Advanced discussion of the history and practice of research and professional ethics, with a focus on human nutrition. Application of theories in shaping ethical reasoning and exploration of social justice within the context of nutrigenomics and public health nutrition, genetically modified organisms, biodiversity and hunger, climate change and nutrition security, and sustainability and food security. …
FCS 606. Vitamin and Mineral Metabolism (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Recent advances in the roles of vitamins and minerals in human nutrition.
FCS 607. Carbohydrate, Lipid and Protein Metabolism (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Recent advances in roles of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins in human nutrition.
FCS 609. Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics (3)
Review and advanced discussion of the relationship between nutrition molecules, genetics and polymorphisms (variation), and biological systems with specific attention to etiologic aspects of chronic disease. Students will appraise the application of nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics in chronic disease treatment, prevention and health promotion, at the individual and population levels.
FCS 623. Family Financial Issues (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Advanced study in family financial issues. The focus of this course is the financial well-being of families. Emphasis is given to challenges facing families in the current economy (e.g. recession, high unemployment, foreclosures, and poverty) as well as the normative (e.g. marriage, birth of a child) and non-normative events (such as divorce, disaster, …
FCS 640. Family Strengths (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Preparatory: FCS 542. Study of the family system, focusing on the resiliency, coping strategies, support systems and other factors that contribute to the strength and durability of the family unit.
FCS 681. Research Methods (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Review and critique of published research, examination of research methodology in Family and Consumer Sciences, and selection and utilization of research tools and techniques.
FCS 682. Research Applications (3)
Prerequisite: FCS 681. Development of research proposals, completion of mini-research project, and practice in the application of selected research strategies and methodologies.
FCS 685. Decision Making in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. The course focuses on research and application of decision making in family and consumer sciences. Emphases are on review, evaluation, and application of theories, concepts, and principles applicable to economic, psychological, and cultural aspects of family and consumer decision making and behavior.
FCS 686. Current Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Students will analyze current issues relevant to Family and Consumer Sciences and apply relevant theories in Family and Consumer Sciences and related fields to advance understanding of these issues. They will further combine elements in the Family and Consumer Sciences’ body of knowledge to propose solutions to local and global issues. This course is available …
FCS 690A-M. Seminar: Advances in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Advanced study in Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter areas. Course Title FCS 690A Nutrition FCS 690B Food Science FCS 690I Child Development (course may be repeated once) FCS 690J Family Relations FCS 690M Special Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences
FCS 694A-C. Supervised Field Study (1-3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Approval of advisor. Direct field experience in selected area of Family and Consumer Sciences related to business, industry, nutrition and dietetic areas, and public service agencies. Written reports required include submission of a journal of activities performed during the semester, a scholarly research paper and presentation based on current theory and concepts …
FCS 695A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses in Family and Consumer Sciences (1-3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
FCS 696C. Directed Graduate Research (3)
Prerequisites: Classified graduate standing; Approval of advisor. Investigation of a significant individual research problem.
FCS 697C. Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)
Prerequisites: Graduate standing; Classified status. For students who have completed all course requirements (30 units) for the master’s degree and for those graduate students electing to take comprehensive examinations.
FCS 698C. Thesis/Project (3)
Prerequisites: Classified graduate standing; Approval of advisor. Preparation of thesis or completion of project for the Master of Science degree.
FCS 699A-C. Independent Study (1-3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.