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. This course provides students a foundation for acquiring skills that will help them communicate their ideas and represent their projects. 6 hours per week.
FCS 114/L. Introduction to Interior Design and Lab (1/1)
Corequisite: FCS 114L. Introductory survey of interior design. 1 hour lecture, one 3-hour lab.
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 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)
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 green design and team design. 6 hours of studio per week.
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 and digital media processes. 1 hour lecture, two 3-hour labs per week.
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 culture is represented globally and how those representations can affect a design project that deals with assumptions on how we live as a society. 6 hours of studio per week.
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 quality of foods are discussed.
FCS 302. Food Product Development and Quality Assurance (2)
Prerequisite: FCS 301. Principles and practice of quality assurance and product development programs in food industry. Lab and field study of commercial food processing and preservation operations. 6 hours lab per week.
FCS 304. Food Service Production (2)
Prerequisite: FCS 301. Overview of the principles and methods of commercial/institutional food production, including use of food service equipment. Includes application of principles of safety and sanitation.
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)
Prerequisite: CHEM 365/L 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 work, retail and exhibition spaces. Extends analytical and strategic thinking. 6 hours of studio per week.
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 and the construction methods. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab per week.
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 in difficult times. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)
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. 6 hours per week.
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 teamwork. 6 hours of studio per week.
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 nutrition and food education issues. Analysis, discussion and evaluation of physiological, economic, environmental and cultural factors as they apply to food management plans and healthy nutrition choices for individuals, groups and families. Computers are used to evaluate the nutritional value and economics of various meal plans. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab per week.
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, E Lifelong Learning.) (IC)
FCS 324. Consumer Rights, Issues and Problems (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of the lower division writing requirement. Designed to enhance consumer interaction in the marketplace. Emphasis on consumer rights, protection and decision making. Basic consumer and financial strategies are explored. Roles of public and private consumer protection agencies are evaluated. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.) (IC)
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, 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 353 will not receive credit for FCS 357. (Available for General Education, D1 Social Sciences.)
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 401/L. Food Chemistry and Analysis and Lab (2/1)
Prerequisite: FCS 301. Corequisite: FCS 401L. 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 foods. Evaluation and interpretation of recent findings in food research. Available for graduate credit. 2 hours lecture, one 3-hour lab per week.
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, and psychiatric and cognitive disorders. The nutritional care process terminology and medical terminology will be addressed.
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. Systems approach to managing a food service facility, including organization management, marketing, procurement, distribution, and financial and human resource management. May be repeated once for credit.
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 sections may offer a community service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented. Check SOLAR for the CS Designation.
FCS 409. Geriatric Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of FCS 207 or HSCI 337 with a grade of “C” or better, or consent of the instructor. Special problems of the aging population with regard to nutrient requirements, food use and selection, as well as government intervention programs related to nutrition. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 410. History of Interiors and Architecture II (3)
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 per week.
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 Aging must demonstrate that they have had sufficient experience in gerontology to benefit from the course. Available for graduate credit.
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)
Prerequisites: Passing score on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (WPE). 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. The course is 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 3-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 3-hour lab per week.
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 once for credit.
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 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.
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.
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 show. Available for graduate credit.
FCS 499A-C. Independent Study (1-3)
FCS 501. Advanced Food Chemistry and Analysis I (3)
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 pediatric nutrition, maternal and infant nutrition, phytochemicals, or other current human nutrition related issues.
FCS 515. Environmental Design Theory, Methodology and Criticism (3)
Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing. Graduate cornerstone course in Interior Design. Study of recent theories, methodologies and current issues of housing and interior design.
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 543. Intergenerational Caregiving (3)
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing. Comprehensive study and analysis of the history, multicultural issues, research, academic and professional competencies required to establish, direct, teach and/or evaluate a quality intergenerational program for children and the elderly of varying abilities, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
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 must be taken twice.
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 of services to persons with complex nutritional needs. Course must be taken twice.
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 from other programs held at off-campus locations. Course must be taken twice.
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 the graduate program, and completion of the course must occur before Classification, which must occur within the first 12 units.
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 the steps and dynamics of policy making processes that address nutrition problems, issues and the regulations that result. Students will compare and contrast food and nutrition policies and programs domestically and internationally and develop a community of learning through their explorations of this topic.
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. Collectively these changes contribute to global environmental change and subsequently influence behavioral, social and cultural practices, including nutritional health at the individual, community and population level.
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 608. Sports Nutrition (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. 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.
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, catastrophic illness) that result in families experiencing economic stress/strain.
FCS 635. Theories of Infant Development (3)
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 for graduate students in Family and Consumer Sciences.
FCS 690A-N. Seminar: Advances in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Advanced study in Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter areas.
|FCS 690B||Food Science|
|FCS 690C||Family Economics|
|FCS 690F||Apparel and Human Behavior|
|FCS 690G||Environmental Design for Selected Populations|
|FCS 690H||Interior Design of Selected Settings|
|FCS 690I||Child Development (course may be repeated once)|
|FCS 690J||Family Relations|
|FCS 690K||Consumer Economics|
|FCS 690M||Special Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences|
|FCS 690N||Innovative Teaching Techniques 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 in business, management or technology. Academic Internship includes 45-120 work hours in addition to regular seminar meetings. (Graded)
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.