Family and Consumer Sciences

Directed Electives

Interior Design Approved Electives
1.  Select 9 hours from the following courses. Other electives may be approved on a case by case basis.  Please provide the course description to your advisor for approval. 

ARCH 100(2) Introduction to Architecture
ARCH 329(3) Architecture History
ITCST 104(3) Intro to Construction Management 
ITCST 180(3) Construction Documents
ITCST 250(3) Construction Methods and Materials 
ITDPT 299 A Sustainable Construction
ITDPT 299 B Specifications 
ECON 116(3) Survey of economic Ideas
MKG 300(3) Principles of Marketing
ACC 201(3) Principles of Accounting
FCSID 220 Sustainable Interiors
FCSID 320 Furniture Design
FCS 400 Chicago Interior Design Field Study

FCS Core Courses
2.  Select 9 hours from the following courses to fulfill FCS core requirements: (Note: FCS 103 and 403 are required.)

FCSFA 101, 230, 270

FCSFC 202 265, 275, 340, 360, 450, 475

FCSFN 110, 275, 310

FCSPM  104, 350

Required Courses

FCS 103 (3 hours): INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
Introduction for students interested in apparel design, dietetics, dietetic technology, family and child, FCS education, fashion merchandising, hospitality and food management, general FCS, interior design, residential property management, and the interdisciplinary nature of FCS. Incorporates public policy, critical thinking, global perspectives, technology, and ethics. Open only to freshmen and sophomores or by permission of the department chairperson.

FCS 403 (3 hours): FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES IN PRACTICE
Examines the integration of all disciplines in family and consumer sciences to strengthen individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis on public policy, research, multicultural environments, ethics, and lifelong learning in a global society.

Prerequisite: junior or senior standing in the department or by permission of the department chairperson.

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Applied Technology Building, Room 150
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-5931
Fax: 765-285-2314
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