Undergraduate Course Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences

J. Kandiah, Chairperson


The mission of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is to prepare students who will be uniquely qualified to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, communities, and the environment in which they function. Further, the mission is to empower individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. This is accomplished through the integration and application of knowledge and skills from family and consumer sciences as well as a variety of other disciplines. The department values the scholarly and creative contributions of its faculty and students, as well as professional and community service.

Students can select one of several programs or options:

  • Apparel Design. The apparel design option prepares students for a career in the global fashion design industry. Students develop skills in design and the construction of apparel using various techniques such as drafting, draping, computer-aided design, fashion illustration, and textile properties. In addition, students learn about the business side of apparel design.
  • Child Development. The child development option prepares students for careers working with young children and their families. Students attain the skills to teach or direct child development programs, work as developmental therapists, home visitors, or in other areas of the early care and education field.
  • Child Life Specialist. The child life specialist option assists students in meeting academic requirements for becoming a child life specialist. These individuals work in health care settings, primarily hospitals, and assist pediatric patients with developmental needs. Volunteering in a hospital setting, in addition to academic course work, is important for later acceptance at an accredited hospital.
  • Family Studies. The family studies option prepares students for careers in working with individuals and families across the life cycle. Careers may include working in family agencies, county extension, family and parent education, and family policy advocacy. Graduates are eligible for Family Life Educator certification through the National Council on Family Relations.
  • Fashion Merchandising. The fashion merchandising option prepares students for a career in the global fashion industry as store managers, retail buyers, product developers, fashion consultants, merchandise managers, visual merchandisers, fashion forecasters, personal shoppers, and stylists. The fundamentals of promotion and marketing, retail buying, apparel manufacturing, and wholesaling are covered.
  • General Family and Consumer Sciences. This option prepares students for careers in business, community and public agencies, government, and as family policy advocates. This option is combined with a minor outside of the department.
  • Hospitality and Food Management. This program provides a pathway to upper-level management positions in hospitality and the food industry. The degree offers students a blend of theory of management practices and experiential learning in areas such as food service, lodging, catering, and event planning.
  • Interior Design. Accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the interior design option prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of firms and organizations such as entertainment design, facilities management, government/institutional design, health care facility design, hospitality design, store planning, and residential design. Approval to pursue the departmental option in interior design involves a selection process in addition to admission to the university. The process requires submission of a supplemental application for admission (available at www.bsu.edu/interiordesign) and faculty review of past performance.
  • Pre-Dietetics/Dietetics (four-year program). The Didactic Program in Pre-Diatetics/Dietetics prepares students for opportunities in clinical and normal nutrition, food service systems management, and administration of community nutrition programs. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
  • Residential Property Management. The residential property management option combines aspects of housing and business, preparing students for the challenges involved in the management, marketing, and design of multifamily living environments. The program is approved by the National Apartment Association, allowing students to sit for the National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) and Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) exams. An RPM minor is also available.
  • Vocational Family and Consumer Sciences Education. This program prepares graduates to teach family and consumer sciences classes in public or private schools. The focus of these classes in schools today is on family roles, child development, life skills, consumer rights and responsibilities, and community contributions. Graduates who complete this major also qualify to become extension educators or work for other public and private agencies.

    In addition to the above accreditations, the entire department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Child Study Center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.
    The department also provides the opportunity for students to qualify for the Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) program, a national certification program. Family Life Education incorporates a preventive and educational approach to individual and family issues such as communication and relationship skills, parenting education, marriage education, diversity, and social issues as they relate to the family. The program, sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, certifies that students have received training in ten substantive family areas.


BACCALAUREATE DEGREES

Students will be guided by the outline of baccalaureate degrees, the University Core Curriculum, and the concentration areas listed below.

MAJOR IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES,
64-88 hours

All family and consumer sciences majors must complete the common core and at least one of the options. Students who declare a double option in the department will be required to complete an internship in both options.

PREFIX 

NO 

SHORT TITLE 

CR HRS 

Common core, 9 hours
FCS 103
403 
Intro to FCS
FCS Practice 
3
3

Elective in family and consumer sciences

3

Complete one option
Option: Apparel design, 67-70 hours

CHEM
ECON


FCS
FCSFA

















MGT
MKG

100
116
or
201
369
101
102
202
230
265
270
298
300
301
303
304
360
365
388
401
480
481
497
300
300

People Chem
Survey Ideas (3)

Elem Micro (3)
Internship
Dim Clothing
Fund Ap Cons
Intrm Const
Tex Apparel
Fash Illust
Fashion Indy
Fas Prod Anl
Flat Pattern
Tailoring
Draping
Grade & Mark
Hist Costume
Designers
Ap Mfg Wsale
CAD Apparel
Studio Dsgn
Fash Promo
Portfolio Fa
Mgt Beh Org
Prin Market

3


3
3-6
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
3


76-79 hrs
       
Option: Child Development, 55 hours
EDEL
EDPSY
FCS
FCSFC












FCSFN
PSYSC
SPCED
260
351
369
100
202
250
265
275
310
320
380
393
425
465
484
485
240
100
210
E C C & I
Adoles Psych
Internship (3-6)
Int Fam Chld
Family Welln
Family Relat
Inf/Tod Dvlt
Child Dvlpmt
Prosoc Devel
Lead Mngt Ch
Parenting
Pres Tech
Gnt Wr & Res
Adv CD Prac
Fam Stress
Fam Policy
Ntr Educatrs
General
T & P ECSE
3
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
     
64 hrs
       
Option: Child life Specialist, 63 hours

BIO

EDPSY
FCS
FCSFC








FCSFN


HSC


PSYSC
NUR

PSYSC
SOCWK


100
254
351
369
100
250
265
275
380
393
425
484
485
240
or
275
471
261
or
277
101
103
100
100
230
330

Bio Modern
Bio Soc Cont
Adoles Psych
Internship (3-6)
Int Fam Chld
Family Relat
Inf/Tod Dvlt
Child Dvlpmt
Parenting
Pres Tech
Gnt Wr & Res
Fam Stress
Fam Policy
Ntr Educatrs (3)

Personal Ntr (3)
Death Dying
Health Sex (3)

Sexual Behav (3)
Terminology
Hlth Behav
General
Introduc S W
Behav Envr 1
Behav Envr 2

3
3
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3


3
3


3
2
3
3
3
3
3


72 hrs
This is a very competitive field. In order to secure an internship, it is recommended that students in this option maintain a 3.25 grade-point average.

Option: Family Studies, 67 hours                          

CPSY
EDPSY
FCS
FCSFC










FCSFN


HSC

PSYSC

SOC

SOCWK


470
351
369
100
250
265
275
340
380
393
425
475
484
485
240
or
275
261
or
277
100
100
431
100
230
330

Crs Cul Coun
Adoles Psych
Internship (3-6)
Int Fam Chld
Family Relat
Inf/Tod Dvlt
Child Dvlpmt
Life Wrk Mgt
Parenting
Pres Tech
Gnt Wr & Res
Marriage
Fam Stress
Fam Policy
Ntr Educatrs (3)

Personal Ntr (3)
Health Sex (3)

Sexual Behav (3)
General
Principles
Aging
Introduc S W
Behav Envr 1
Behav Envr 2

3
3
6
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3


3


3
3
3
3
3
3
3


76 hrs
Completion of this program fulfills the academic requirements for a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE).

Option: Fashion merchandising, 79 hours

CHEM
ECON


FCS 
FCSFA





   
 








ISOM
MGT

100
116
or
201
369
101
102
202
230
270
280
298
300
345
360
365
388
475
481
488
497
125
300

People Chem 
Survey Ideas (3) 

Elem Micro (3)
Internship (3-6)
Dim Clothing 
Fund Ap Cons
Intrm Const
Tex Apparel
Fashion Indy
Merch Math
Fas Prod Anl
Flat Pattern
Vis Mer
Hist Costume
Designers
Ap Mfg Wsale
Int Fash Mkt
Fash Promo
Buy Mer Ecom
Portfolio Fa
Micro App
Mgt Beh Org

3


3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
3

Students completing this option must complete an entrepreneurship or marketing minor. MGT 342 substitutes for MKG 300 for students taking the entrepreneurship minor.




18


88 hrs

Option: General, 66-77 hours

FCS
FCSFA
FCSFC




   
 


FCSFN


FCSPM

 

369
101
202
265
or
275
250
or
475
340
393
110
275
310
104
123
235

Internship (3-6) 
Dim Clothing
Family Welln
Inf/Tod Dvlt (3)

Child Dvlpmt (3)
Family Relat (3)

Marriage (3)
Life Wrk Mgt
Pres Tech
Fd Prep Sci
Personal Ntr
Cust Service
Hous Decis
I D Basics
Intro R P M

3
3
3


3


3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Electives in family and consumer
sciences (these hours may not be applied to a minor)


12
Minor    15-26

75-86 hrs
Students completing this option must
complete one of the following minors:
Anthropology (18-19 hours)
Business Information Technology (15 hours)
Communication Studies (21 hours)
Consumer Finance (15 hours)
Energy (21 hours)
Entrepreneurship (18 hours)
Environmental Context for Business (21 hours)
Environmental Management (22 hours)
Environmental Policy (24 hours)
Financial Planning (15 hours)
Food Management (20 hours)
Foundations of Business (21 hours)
Foundations of Management (21 hours)
Gerontology (21 hours)
Historic Preservation (18 hours)
Hospitality Management (22 hours)
Interpersonal Relations (15 hours)
Marketing (18 hours)
Political Science (21 hours)
Psychology (21 hours)
Psychology of Human Development (18 hours)
Public Health (22-26 hours)
Social Work (18 hours)
Sociology (15 hours)
Spanish (15 hours)
Speech Pathology and Audiology (24 hours)
Telecommunications (24 hours)
Urban Planning and Development (20 hours)
Women’s and Gender Studies (18 hours)
Workplace Wellness (20-22 hours)

Other minors are possible, but must be approved by the family and consumer sciences general program director prior to beginning the minor.

Option: Hospitality and food management,
65-68 hours

ACC
ANTH

GEOG

HSC

SOC
ECON


FCS
FCSFN




   
 








FCSFN

FCS
FCSFN

ISOM
MGT

MKG
201
111
or
261
or
250
or
242
116
or
201
369
105
110
220
247
250
262
275
300
310
363
400
475
or
477
476
395
or
400
371
or
125
300
361
300
Prin Acct 1
Anth Cul Glb (3)

Tourism Syst (3)

Emergncy H C (3)

Problems (3)
Survey Ideas (3) 

Elem Micro (3)
Internship  
Hosp Fs Ind
Fd Prep Sci
Meal Des Pre
Fd San Purch
Lodging
Fd Svc Plng
Personal Ntr
Cost Control
Cust Service
Instit Admin
Res Man&QtFd
Cater Profit (3)

Ad Event Mgt (3)
Event Mgt
Food Culture (3)

Field Study (3-6)
Com Diet HFM (3)

Micro App (3)
Mgt Beh Org
Mgt Hman Res
Prin Market
3






3


3
3-6
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4



3


3


3
3
3
3

74-77 hrs
Students completing this option are required to complete a bachelor of arts degree or a minor.

Option: Interior design, 81 hours    

AHS
FCS
FCSID





















100
369
100
101
110
111
112
115
210
211
221
222
224
225
261
300
314
324
333
334
362
390
424
484

Intro Art
Internship (3-6)
Intro I D
Rapid Viz
Design Fund
Graph Com 1
Des Pres Tech
Int Mtr Appl
Theo Hist 1
Graph Com 2
Graph Com 3
I D Studio 1
I D Studio 2
Theo Hist 2
Univers Des
ID Prof Prac
Col Lght I D
I D Studio 3
Portfolio ID
I D Studio 4
Int Cons Det
I D Program
I D Studio 5
I D Studio 6

3
6
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3

9 hours from

ACC
ARCH

ECON
FCSID

ITCST



MKG

201
100
329
116
220
320
250
320
355
400
300

Prin Acct 1 (3)
Intro Arch (2)
Hist Arch 2 (3)
Survey Ideas (3)
Sustain Intr (3)
Furn Design (3)
Cn Mthd Ma 1 (3)
Estimating (3)
Plan Schedul (3)
Con Prj Mgt (3)
Prin Market (3)











9

90 hrs
All interior design students are required to participate in Portfolio Review during the second semester of the second year to be admitted to the 300-level courses and higher. A grade of C or better is required in all required courses with the exception of AHS 100 and FCS core courses. Students with grade of C- or lower need to retake the course. Students may not progress through the program until they satisfy the requirements.

Option: Residential property management,
63-66 hours

ACC
ECON


FCS
FCSFN
FCSPM











ITDPT

MGT
MKG
RE
201
116
or
201
369
310
104
123
235
275
305
315
330
350
375
405
425
435
154
213
300
300
230
Prin Acct 1
Survey Ideas (3)

Elem Micro (3)
Internship
Cust Service
Hous Decis
I D Basics
Intro R P M
Mkt Res Prop
Maintenance
Sr Housing
Apt Fin Mgmt
Resid Tech
Simulate RPM
Mgt Gov Hous
RPM Project
T & I in RPM
Gr Com In De
Pr In Design
Mgt Beh Org
Prin Market
Real Estate
3


3
3-6
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

72-75 hrs

Students pursuing the residential property
management option must meet the following
additional requirements:

  • Grade of C or better in FCSPM 275,
    FCSPM 425, and FCS 369.
  • Sit for the National Apartment Leasing
    Professional (NALP) and Certified
    Apartment Manager (CAM) exams.

Students in the residential property management option must complete one of the following minors:
Communication Studies (21 hours)
Construction Management (18 hours)
Energy (21 hours)
Environmental Context for Busines (21 hours)
Environmental Management (22 hours)
Environmental Policy (24 hours)
Foundations of Business (21 hours)
Foundations of Management (21 hours)
Gerontology (21 hours)
Historic Preservation (18 hours)
Hospitality Management (22 hours)
Interior Design (23–25 hours)
Interpersonal Relations (15 hours)
Marketing (18 hours)
Psychology of Human Development (18 hours)
Social Work (18 hours)
Sociology (15 hours)
Spanish (15 hours)
Sustainable Land Systems (24 hours)
Urban Planning and Development (20 hours)


MAJOR IN PRE-DIETETICS/DIETETICS, 94 hours

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers a baccalaureate degree in dietetics that is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association. To pursue this program, students must have sufficient mathematical preparation to meet the prerequisite for required chemistry courses (two years of high school algebra or successful completion of MATHS 108). Students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in dietetics must begin their academic career as a pre-dietetics major. Students will apply into the dietetics major in spring semester of the second year, or as required courses are completed. Please refer to the Dietetics Program Director for full program requirements and program admission criteria.

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

Family and consumer sciences
Common core, 9 hours

FCS
103
403
Intro to FCS
FCS Practice
3
3
FCS elective 3
Dietetics courses, 85 hours
FCSFN
101
110
220
247
275
330
345
346
363
371
390
400
446
447
455
456
Intro Dietet
Fd Prep Sci
Meal Des Pre
Fd San Purch
Personal Ntr
Tech Fd Sci
Macro Nutr
Micro Nutr
Instit Admin
Com Diet HFM
Ntr Cnsl Prc
Res Man&QtFd
Med Ntr Th 1
Med Ntr Th 2
Lfcycle Nutr
Communty Ntr
1
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
Required support courses
ANAT
BIO

CHEM



MGT
PHYSL
PSYSC
201
111
313
111
112
231
360
300
215
100
Fund Hum Ana
Princ Bio 1
Microbiology
Gen Chem 1
Gen Chem 2
Organic 1
Essen Biochm
Mgt Beh Org
Human Physio
General
3
4
4
4
4
4
4
3
5
3
        

94 hrs


MINOR IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES,
21 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

FCS
FCSFN
103   
110
Intro to FCS
Fd Prep Sci
3
3
6 hours from

FCSFA

FCSPM

101
270
104

Dim Clothing (3)
Fashion Indy (3)
Hous Decis (3)



6

3 hours from  

FCSFM


240
275
340

Ntr Educatrs (3)
Personal Ntr (3)
Prin Hum Ntr (3)



3
6 hours from  

FCSFC






202
250
265
275
340
450
475

Family Welln (3)
Family Relat (3)
Inf/Tod Dvlt (3)
Child Dvlpmt (3)
Life Wrk Mgt (3)
Consumer Ed (3)
Marriage (3)





 


6

21 hrs


MINOR IN FASHION, 18 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

FCSFA



101
230
270
365

Dim Clothing
Tex Apparel
Fashion Indy
Designers

3
3
3
3

6 hours from

FCSFA



265
345
360
481

Fash Illust (3)
Vis Mer (3)
Hist Costume (3)
Fash Promo (3)




6

18 hrs
Not open to students in apparel design or fashion merchandising options. Students should take CHEM 100 for the University Core Curriculum to satisfy the prerequisite for FCSFA 230.

MINOR IN FOOD MANAGEMENT, 20 hours

PREFIX  

NO

SHORT TITLE

CR HRS

FCSFN






105
110
220
247
275
400
475

Hosp Fs Ind
Fd Prep Sci
Meal Des Pre
Fd San Purch
Personal Ntr
Res Man&QtFd
Cater Profit

1
3
3
3
3
4
3


20 hrs

MINOR IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT,
22 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE 

CR HRS 

ACC
FCSFN



201
105     
310
476
477

Prin Acct 1
Hosp Fs Ind
Cust Service
Event Mgt
Ad Event Mgt

3
1
3
3
3

6 hours from  

FCSFN


250
300
363

Lodging (3)
Cost Control (3)
Instit Admin (3)



6

3 hours from  

FCS

GEOG

369
or
369

Internship (3-6)

Prof Exp (3-6)



3


22 hrs
ACC 201, as prerequisite to FCSFN 300, is waived for this minor.

MINOR IN INTERIOR DESIGN, 23-25 hours

PREFIX

NO 

SHORT TITLE 

CR HRS 

FCSID




ARCH
FCSID

100     
101
110
111
or
261
115
222
Intro I D
Rapid Viz
Design Fund
Graph Com 1 (3)

Dsgn Media (1)
Int Mtr Appl
I D Studio 1

1
3
3


1-3
3
3

9 hours from  
FCSID






112
210
211
221
224
225
261
Des Pres Tech (3)
Theo Hist 1 (3)
Graph Com 2 (3)
Graph Com 3 (3)
I D Studio 2 (3)
Theo Hist 2 (3)
Univers Des (3)






9

23-25 hrs

For architecture majors, ARCH 201 will substitute for FCSID 222. Students electing FCSID 225 should complete FCSID 210 to satisfy the prerequisite. 
    Open only by permission. Students completing this minor must receive C or better grades in all program-required courses. Students receiving a grade lower than C are required to retake the course.


MINOR IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT,
21 hours

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE 

CR HRS 

FCSPM



104     
235
275
305
Hous Decis
Intro R P M
Mkt Res Prop
Maintenance
3
3
3
3
6 hours from  

FCSFN
FCSPM



310
123
315
350
405

Cust Service (3)
I D Basics (3)
Sr Housing (3)
Resid Tech (3)
Mgt Gov Hous (3)





6

3 hours from  
ACC
ECON


ITDPT
MGT
MKG
RE
201
116
or
201
213
300
300
230
Prin Acct 1(3)
Survey Ideas (3)

Elem Micro (3)
Pr In Design (3)
Mgt Beh Org (3)
Prin Market (3)
Real Estate (3)







3

21 hrs

A student must have an overall grade-point average of 2.25 to declare the residential property management minor. A minor grade-point average of 2.5 must be maintained to complete the residential property management minor. A grade of C or better must be achieved in FCSPM 275 to sit for the National Apartment Leasing Professional (NALP) exam.

TEACHER EDUCATION

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. See the Department of Educational Studies and 
Teachers College for the descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program.

TEACHING MAJOR IN VOCATIONAL FAMILY AND
CONSUMER SCIENCES, 62 hours

PREFIX

NO 

SHORT TITLE 

CR HRS 

FCS

FCSED



FCSFA


FCSFC




FCSFN




FCSPM


103       
403
150
395
492
493
101
102
230
202
250
275
340
450
110
220
275
or
340
104
123
350

Intro to FCS
FCS Practice
Basic FCS Ed
Mth Tch FCS
Imp Voc Ed
Crd Cprt Voc
Dim Clothing
Fund Ap Cons
Tex Apparel
Family Welln
Family Relat
Child Dvlpmt
Life Wrk Mgt
Consumer Ed
Fd Prep Sci
Meal Des Pre
Personal Ntr (3)

Prin Hum Ntr (3)
Hous Decis
I D Basics
Resid Tech

3
3
3
5
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3


3
3
3
3


62 hrs
Students seeking employment in occupational family and consumer sciences (FCS) education may be required to have work experience in the area of their teaching. In occupational family and consumer sciences, four hours of unsupervised work experience are the equivalent of 1.5 clock hours of supervised work. Register in FCSED 490 (with FCSED faculty approval) for supervised work experience.

SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL
EDUCATION PROGRAM

PREFIX

NO

SHORT TITLE 

CR HRS 

Professional education sequence, 38 hours

EDFON
EDJHM
EDMUL
EDPSY

EDSEC
FCSED

420
385
205
251
390
380
150
395

Fnds of Educ
Prin Mid Sch
Multi Educ
Dev Sec Ed
Educ Psychol
Prin Sec Sch
Basic FCS Ed
Mth Tch FCS

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
5

Student Teaching 12

38 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information.

CERTIFICATE IN APARTMENT MANAGEMENT,
24 hours

PREFIX  

NO 

SHORT TITLE 

CR HRS 

ACC
FCSFN
FCSPM




RE

201        
310
104
235
275
305
405
332

Prin Acct 1
Cust Service
Hous Decis
Intro R P M
Mkt Res Prop
Maintenance
Mgt Gov Hous
Legal Asp RE

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3


24 hrs
The Certificate in Apartment Management is not open to students pursuing a major or minor in residential property management.

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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (FCS)

103 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences. (3)
Introductory course for students interested in the interdisciplinary nature of Family and Consumer Sciences. Concepts include the profession’s common body of knowledge, systems theory, sustainability of the environment, diversity, public policy, critical and creative thinking, professional ethics, and career exploration. Includes 20-24 hours mandatory service learning. 
    Open only to freshmen and sophomores or by permission of the department chairperson.

135 Financial Literacy. (1)
Development of knowledge and skills to promote financial wellness through the lifespan. Includes spending plans, credit strategies, depository institutions, consumer protection, insurance investment and retirement planning. Exploration of consumer tools to enhance financial literacy.

299X Experimental/Developmental Topics. (3-6)
Topics relevant to the discipline. Course titles to be announced before each semester.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

369 Internship in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-6)
Provides the opportunity for the student to work in established internship setting to gain professional experience in one's specific area of study. 
    Prerequisite: Apparel Design: FCSFA 303 or 401; MKG 300; permission of the department chairperson; Child Development: FCSFC 465; permission of the department chairperson; Child Life Specialist: FCSFC 100, 250, 265, 275, 465; BIO 254; EDPSY 351; NUR 101, 103; permission of the department chairperson; Family Studies: FCSFC 250; permission of the department chairperson; Fashion Merchandising: FCSFA 345, 388; MKG 300; permission of the department chairperson; General: FCSFC 393; FCSFN 310; permission of the department chairperson; Hospitality and Food Management: FCSFN 400 or FCSFN 250, 310, and 476, documented experience of at least 500 hours of appropriate hospitality or food service experience; permission of the department chairperson; Interior Design: FCSID 324; permission of the department chairperson; Residential Property Management: FCSPM 275, 305; FCSFN 310; ACC 201; permission of the department chairperson. 
    A total of 12 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term. 
    Open only to departmental majors or hospitality minors with appropriate prerequisites.

400 Family and Consumer Sciences Field Studies. (3-6)
Provides the opportunity to visit and observe the application of knowledge in the field. Sites for field studies may be either domestic or international and come from any area of family and consumer sciences. 
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned.

403 Family and Consumer Sciences in Practice. (3)
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. Provides the opportunity to assess career goals.
    Prerequisite: FCS 103, senior standing or permission of the department chairperson.

494 Workshop: Family and Consumer Sciences. (1-3)
Activity-oriented study of one topic in family and consumer sciences.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

495 Independent Study in Family and Consumer Sciences. (1-3)
Investigation and exploration of a topic in family and consumer sciences not offered as a class. Requires extensive reading and development of research skills. Includes work with faculty who have expertise in the area of study.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

496 Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences. (l-6)
Seminar topics will be identified, focusing on current issues in the family and consumer sciences profession. Using the seminar format, the course will include research, discussion, and dissemination of information gathered on a given topic.
    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing, permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term.

497 Immersive Learning Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences. (1-3)
Students, working as a member of an interdisciplinary team, engage in a directed immersive learning experience in Family and Consumer Sciences. Melds content, skills, societal need, and student interests into an intense, real-world transformative experience that results in a tangible product.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 6 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: EDUCATION (FCSED)

150 Basic Concepts of Secondary Education in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3)
Designed to help students make valid decisions about preparing for and functioning in family and consumer science teaching careers. Professionalism, job requirements, employment opportunities, secondary school curricula, and the role of secondary education within the entire educational process are discussed.

392 Principles and Philosophy of Vocational Education. (3)
Applies the principles and philosophies of vocational education to program organization, content area, teacher qualifications, leadership preparation, curriculum design, and image.

395 Methods and Materials for Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences. (5)
Organization of teaching units and lesson plans; selection and use of teaching methods and materials.
    Prerequisite: identification to pursue a teaching curriculum.
    Prerequisite recommended: EDSEC 380.

490 Practicum in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. (1-3)
Individual or group studies and experiences. Experience with professional standards, regulations, and supervision in the work related to family and consumer sciences chosen by the student.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 3 in any one semester or term.

492 Implementation of Vocational Education Programs. (3)
Emphasizes techniques for implementing vocational education programs, including applications to management, public relations, and professionalism in vocational home economics.
    Prerequisite: FCSED 392, 395.

493 Coordination of Cooperative Programs in Vocational Education. (3)
Coordination of class instruction and work experience. Includes recruiting, selecting, supervising, and evaluating students; selecting training stations; working with an advisory committee; role of coordinator; techniques and legal concerns of coordination; and placement and follow-up of graduates.
    Prerequisite: FCSED 392, 395.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: FASHION MERCHANDISING AND APPAREL DESIGN (FCSFA)

101 Dimensions of Clothing. (3)
Analysis of dress and adornment emphasizing dimensions that affect the design and end uses of textiles and clothing.

102 Fundamentals of Apparel Construction. (3)
Basic knowledge of garment construction, clothing selection, and art principles as applied to clothing.

202 Fitting and Intermediate Apparel Construction. (3)
Study of garment fit: recognition and implementation of fit to patterns and garments. Learning and application of intermediate garment construction skills.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 102.

230 Textiles for Apparel. (3)
Study of textiles and their components (fiber, yarn, fabric, and finishes) as they relate to care, performance, quality, and customer satisfaction.
    Prerequisite: CHEM 100.

265 Fashion Illustration. (3)
Provides basic knowledge of drawing of the fashion figure and of fashion illustration.

270 The Fashion Industry. (3)
A survey of the business of fashion through design, manufacture, distribution, and promotion. Explores career possibilities.
    Open to all students.

280 Merchandising Fundamentals and Mathematics. (3)
Study of fundamental quantitative issues related to fashion merchandising and retail management. Covers the basic mathematical computation used in the retail and wholesale markets. Incorporates computer skills used in fashion merchandising and retail management.
    Prerequisite: ISOM 125.

298 Fashion Product Analysis. (3)
Study of factors which contribute to the quality of fashion-related merchandise. Provides an opportunity to become skillful in evaluating the materials and construction quality and techniques used in the textile and apparel industry.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 101, 102, 230, 270.

300 Flat Pattern. (3)
Adapting standard patterns to individual proportions, designing garments, and creating an original garment by the flat pattern method. Use of computer-aided design to produce pattern for original garment.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 202, 298.

301 Tailoring. (3)
Recognize characteristics typifying high quality tailored garments. Students will apply appropriate techniques to construct a tailored garment.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 102.

303 Draping. (3)
Provides basic knowledge of apparel design using the draping method.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 300.

304 Grading and Marking for Apparel Design. (3)
Provide basic knowledge of product processes of grading and marking for apparel. Computer grading and marker generation will be emphasized.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 300.

345 Visual Merchandising. (3)
Study of visual merchandising presentations and sales promotion in fashion retailing and wholesaling. Basic principles of design, as applied to visual merchandising, are examined.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 101, 270.

360 History of Costume. (3)
A study of Western costume from its beginning to the present. Emphasis on motivating influences of each period as well as on the costume itself.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 101, 230, or permission of the department chairperson.

365 Study of Fashion Designers and Forecasting. (3)
Study of present and historical fashion designers from around the world. Emphasis on understanding their contributions to the fashion industry and their influence in today’s fashion markets. Provides an overview of the use of fashion forecasting to interpret fashion design.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 101, 270.

388 Apparel Manufacturing and Wholesaling. (3)
Study of garment manufacturing and the decision-making process involved in producing, marketing, and merchandising apparel and other fashion-related products.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 300; MKG 300.

401 Computer-Aided Design for Apparel. (3)
Basic knowledge of the use of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) in creating fashion illustrations. Students will use computers to generate fashion illustrations and modify the illustrations with computer-generated graphics, original or scanned 3-D or 2-D fabric surface designs, and color schemes.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 102, 265.

475 International Apparel Markets. (3)
Provides an overview of the global textile and apparel industries. Considers the U.S. textile complex and market within an international context.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 230, 270; MKG 300.

480 Studio Design. (3)
Gives experience in designing, producing, and showing a line(s) of clothing.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 301, 303.

481 Fashion Promotion. (3)
Study of promotional strategies used by fashion retailers and manufacturers. Emphasis on application of promotional strategies.
    Prerequisite: junior standing; FCSFA 270; FCSFA 480 for apparel design students.

488 Fashion Buying, Merchandising and E-Commerce. (3)
Gives potential fashion retailers the knowledge base to make decisions on buying and merchandising in various retail environments (e.g. store, catalog, e-commerce) to satisfy the customer and to maintain an adequate profit level. Demonstrates mathematical and computer skills in buying and merchandising.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 280, 388; MGT 300; MKG 300.

497 Portfolio Development for Fashion. (1)
Provides the opportunity to compile a portfolio of design work and/or projects to be used for a job interview.
    Prerequisite: FCSFA 388; FCSFA 480 for apparel design students.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: FAMILY AND CHILD (FCSFC)

100 Introduction to Family and Child Studies. (1)
An overview and analysis of the family and child profession, including its many aspects and challenges, the required academic preparation, identification of the roles of the family and child professional, and career options.
    Open only to freshmen and sophomores.

202 Family Wellness. (3)
Investigates the dimensions of wellness, focusing on the interaction of these with the individual, family, and community. Identifies healthy family practices emphasizing potential and resiliency.

250 Family Relations. (3)
Focuses on family dynamics and interaction across a variety of family structures and backgrounds. Explores the impact of larger social systems on the family, changing concepts of family, and family processes throughout the life cycle. Emphasizes healthy interaction patterns and skills to strengthen family relationships.

265 Infant/Toddler Development and Education. (3)
Growth and development from conception through the third year of life emphasizing how children learn. Includes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Students interact with and observe infants and toddlers in laboratory setting. Students implement developmental exercises and activities.

275 Child Development. (3)
Students will study physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of young children ages 3-8. Students will also participate in, observe, and complete assignments in a preschool laboratory setting utilizing developmentally appropriate practices.

310 Promoting Prosocial Behavior in Young Children: Guidance and Cultural Factors. (3)
Students will study the research-based theories and practices of developmentally appropriate guidance as applied to early care and education settings. Students will examine the relationship between family, community, and care and will develop an understanding of anti-bias and multiculturalism as applied to child development. 
    Prerequisite: FCSFC 100.

320 Leadership and Management in Child Development Programs. (3)
Examine leadership and administrative issues that students will face in early care and education settings, including center-based full and part-day programs, Head Start, and family childcare options.
    Prerequisite: FCSFC 265 or 275.

340 Life and Workplace Management. (3)
Application of management principles to achieve life and workplace goals and responsibilities. Emphasis on use of resources, technology, effective communication, and management to diminish stress.

380 Parenting. (3)
Researched-based parenting practices supporting the positive development of children in diverse families throughout the life cycle.
    Prerequisite: FCSFC 250.

393 Presentations, Practices and Techniques for Family Life Education. (3)
Development of techniques for presentations and projects meeting the needs of diverse audiences in family and consumer sciences. Includes participation in use of methods, development, evaluation, and techniques for varied environments.
    Not open to teaching majors in vocational family and consumer sciences.

425 Grant Writing and Research Methods. (3)
Focusing on the family and child disciplines, students will learn the research process, from developing research questions to analyzing data and interpreting results. Students will explore the grant writing process and methods for finding funding sources.
    Prerequisite: FCSFC 250.

450 Consumer Education. (3)
Economic considerations of purchasing and planning for consumers. Includes current consumer legislation, marketing conditions, influence of advertising, consumer credit, agencies that protect consumers, financial planning, e-commerce, and points to consider as consumers.
    Open to all students.

465 Advanced Child Development in Practice. (3)
Faculty-guided professional experience working with young children in a developmentally appropriate early care environment. Students complete 200 hours, including attending weekly staff and monthly training meetings at the Child Study Center. 
    Prerequisite: FCSFC 265 or 275.

475 Marriage. (3)
Relationship dynamics and contemporary changes to the institution of marriage. Emphasizes the individual within marriage, dating, mate selection, relationship maintenance, communication, sexual adjustment, marriage dissolution, and marital growth.
    Open only to juniors and seniors or by permission of the department chairperson.

484 Family Stressors and Crises. (3)
Focuses on stressors individuals and families experience across the life cycle and methods of coping. Teaches skills in professional ethics and boundaries when working with or educating families. 
    Prerequisite: FCSFC 250; junior or senior standing or permission of the department chairperson.

485 Family Policy. (3)
Explores policy at the local, state, and federal levels and its impact on family life. Students will assess the effectiveness of policies and programs from a family perspective, learn about the policymaking process, and critically examine different roles professionals can play in influencing policy development.
    Prerequisite or parallel: FCSFC 250 or permission of the department chairperson.

491 Child Study Center Administrative Practicum. (3)
Guided professional immersive learning experience working in the administrative office of a child-centered environment. Students complete 200 hours including weekly staff and monthly training meetings at the Child Studies Center.
    Prerequisite: FCSFC 100, 265 or 275, and 320.

496 Seminar in Family Relations. (1)
History and recent trends and developments in family-life education, career opportunities involved in family-life education, professional organizations, and ethical standards.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson and junior or senior standing.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: FOOD AND NUTRITION (FCSFN)

101 Introduction to Dietetics. (1)
Topics dealing with the profession of dietetics; roles and responsibilities of dietetic practitioners; professional standards and code of ethics; legislative issues related to health care; career and continuing education opportunities; marketing of dietetic services; and current trends and issues. 
    Open only to pre-dietetics majors or by permission of the department chairperson.

105 Hospitality and Foodservice Industry. (1)
An overview of the hospitality and foodservice profession. An in-depth analysis of the industry including diversity and challenges, the academic preparation required, identification of the role of the hospitality and foodservice manager, and the multiple career options.

110 Principles of Food Preparation and Food Science. (3)
Introduces the principles of food preparation and food science. Correct techniques and methods of food preparation are stressed.

220 Meal Design and Presentation. (3)
Fundamentals of planning, preparing, and serving nutritionally adequate, appetizing, and aesthetically appealing meals with emphasis on resource management. Attention given to foods and types of table service suitable for various occasions and the use of computers in foodservice.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 110.

240 Nutrition for Educators. (3)
General principles of nutrition as related to growth, development, and health of the infant, child, adolescent, and adult. Classroom application and integration of strategies.
    Not open to students who have credit in FCSFN 275 or 340.

247 Foodservice Sanitation and Purchasing. (3)
Important concepts in purchasing foods, sanitation, food safety, and employee training. Information needed by quantity food buyers and foodservice personnel. Become eligible to take the National Restaurant Association Foundation Sanitation certification examination.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 110 or permission of the department chairperson.

250 Lodging Management. (3)
Examines the departmental structure of hotel operations along with the duties, responsibilities, and challenges of hospitality management within the hotel industry.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 105.

262 Food Service Planning, Layout, and Equipment. (3)
Fundamentals of planning, layout, purchasing, and use of equipment for foodservice operations.

275 Personal Nutrition. (3)
Emphasizes the principles of nutrition and their application to daily living. The relationship between diet and health, the role of nutrition in reducing individual health risk, and contemporary issues in nutrition will be discussed.
    Not open to students who have credit in FCSFN 240 or 340.

300 Cost Control in Hospitality and Food Industry. (3)
Controlling costs from a management perspective in the hospitality and foodservice industry.
    Prerequisite or parallel: ACC 201.

310 Customer Service. (3)
Concentrates on building quality service skills and knowledge needed to foster excellent customer relations.

330 Technology of Food Science. (3)
Scientific evaluation of the behavior of food and its qualitative and quantitative properties. Overview of the food industry, food technology, biotechnology, and federal regulations related to food supply. Review of research and marketing practices of bioengineered foods and dietary supplements.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 220; CHEM 111.

340 Principles of Human Nutrition. (3)
Addresses the principles of nutrition, life cycle nutrition, and the relationship of diet to health and disease.
    Prerequisite or parallel: CHEM 100 or 101 or 111 or permission of the department chairperson.

345 Macronutrients. (3)
Introduces metabolic pathways, cellular metabolism, and various energy systems of the human body. Emphasizes the digestion, metabolism, transport, and excretion of macronutrients.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 275; CHEM 360; PHYSL 215.
    Open only to dietetics majors.

346 Micronutrients and Phytochemicals. (3)
Emphasizes the roles of micronutrients in the human body. Introduces micronutrient functions in a healthy population and response in times of deficiency. Discusses the role of micronutrients and other food constituents in the prevention of chronic illness. 
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 275; CHEM 360; PHYSL 215; FCSFN 345.

363 Institutional Administration. (3)
A systems approach to management theories, concepts, and functions of integrated health care and hospitality foodservice operations. Emphasizes effective human resources management and fiscal responsibility.

371 Computer Applications in Dietetics and Hospitality and Food Management. (3)
Emphasizes applications of computer utilization in dietetics and hospitality and food management. Software, including spreadsheet, database, graphics, word-processing, and the Internet is employed. Includes selection and application of software specific to dietetics and hospitality and food management.

375 Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Education. (3)
Assessment methods, techniques of nutrition counseling, education principles and implementation, and development of counseling materials. Includes assessment of various populations and counseling experiences.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 340.

390 Nutrition Counseling Practicum. (3)
Individual counseling methods; behavior change theories; basic dietary, biochemical, and anthropometric assessment; and multicultural customs and food practices. Application of theory and counseling skills in various community settings focusing on student’s areas of interest. 30 hours in class; 30 hours supervised practicum. On-site experiences supervised and evaluated by registered dietician.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 345 or permission of the department chairperson.

395 Food and Culture. (3)
Explores the relationships between agricultural practices, diet patterns, food procurement and distribution, nutrition, and religious dietary doctrines from a national and global perspective. Emphasis on how culture, national and international policies, and belief systems shape food consumption patterns. 
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 240, 275, or 340.

400 Restaurant Management and Quantity Food Production. (4)
Principles and processes of quantity food production and commercial kitchen equipment use are utilized. Focus on mastering skills related to quantity food production, distribution, storage, and service. Fiscal fundamentals related to restaurant operations are taught. Application of theory is employed by student-run operations of the Allegre Restaurant to the public.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 220, 247.

444 Nutrition, Weight Control, and Exercise. (3)
Designed for students in dietetics, physical education, and health-related fields. Information and experience for students preparing to provide nutrition counseling to people in weight-control and exercise-training programs.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 340 or permission of the department chairperson.

445 Advanced Nutrition. (3)
Emphasizes the use and metabolism of nutrients at the cellular level in the human body. Significance and interpretation of current research in the field of nutrition is discussed.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 340; CHEM 360; senior standing.
    Prerequisite or parallel: ACC 201.

446 Medical Nutrition Therapy 1. (3)
Medical nutritional therapy principles and intervention strategies for the routine management of chronic diseases in at-risk individuals or populations. Application of nutrition assessment principles to diagnose chronic diseases in clinical settings. Pathophysiology of chronic illness. Includes some clinical experiences.
    Prerequisite or parallel: FCSFN 346, 390.

447 Medical Nutrition Therapy 2. (3)
Medical nutritional therapy principles and intervention strategies for management of critical and chronic illness and metabolic distress. Pathophysiology of disease progression and traumatic illness. Includes some clinical experiences.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 446.

455 Lifecycle Nutrition. (3)
Involves the study of special nutritional needs, physiology, and health concerns of pregnant and lactating women, infants, children, adolescents, and older adults.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 346.

456 Community Nutrition. (3)
Overview of community nutrition and nutrition education. Analysis of biological, economic, social, cultural, and policy issue affecting a community’s nutritional status. Emphasis on federal food and nutrition programs and policy implications at the state and local level. Observation and participation in local nutrition programs.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 455.

475 Catering for Profit. (3)
Fundamentals of planning, organizing, preparing, and serving profitable and unique catering functions. Emphasizes menu development, customer service, marketing, and food production. 
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 400.

476 Event Management. (3)
Introduction to the management of special events such as conventions, professional and social meetings and gatherings.

477 Advanced Event Management. (3)
Exploration of principles of management relating to special events, meetings, exhibits, catered functions and their intra-industry interaction.
    Prerequisite: FCSFN 476.

496 Seminar in Foods and Nutrition. (1-6)
Presentations and discussions on specific topics of current interest in foods and nutrition.
    Prerequisite: permission of the department chairperson.
    A total of 9 hours of credit may be earned, but no more than 6 in any one semester or term.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: INTERIOR DESIGN (FCSID)

100 Introduction to the Interior Design. (1)
An overview and analysis of the interior design profession including its many aspects and challenges, the academic preparation required, identification of the role of the interior designer, and career options.

101 Rapid Visualization. (3)
An introduction to the techniques of freehand drawing and technical sketching to develop confidence in design visualization. Students will learn a systematic approach to drawing imaginary 3-D objects, concepts, and metaphors. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

110 Design Fundamentals. (3)
Basic elements of design and composition, their theories and application in interior design. Understanding the fundamentals of design through two- and three-dimensional design projects and through creative problem solving.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

111 Graphic Communication 1. (3)
Various graphic communication techniques used as tools of interior design. Emphasis will be on sketching, perspective drawing, paraline drafting, color rendering, and 3-D model making. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 101. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

112 Design Presentation Techniques. (3)
An introduction to the use of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional (digital) presentation design techniques. Students will learn the integrated use of traditional and digital media tools to articulate their concept development, design process, and design decision into informative and visual documents, and professional layouts. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 101. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

115 Interior Materials and Applications. (3)
Study of interior materials, finishes, furniture, and architectural components. Covers floor, wall, and ceiling finishes, furniture, cabinetry, and casegoods. Selection criteria, green design, cost, quality, application, sources, and specifications will be discussed and analyzed. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 100. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

210 Historical and Theoretical Studies 1. (3)
Chronological survey of the development of major historical periods and accompanying theoretical precedents that shape the design of the built environment from antiquity through the mid-18th century. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon historical precedents providing a catalyst for future design solutions. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 110. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

211 Graphic Communication 2. (3)
Visual communication techniques for interior designers. Emphasis on computer applications and basic training for Computer Aided Drafting (CAD).
    Prerequisite: FCSID 111 or permission of the department chairperson.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

220 Sustainable Interiors. (3)
Focuses on the examination and application of the appropriate sustainable/green principles in interior design. Emphasis will be on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Contract Interiors Green Building Rating System™ (LEED-CI), a national certification program by the U.S. Green Building Council. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 115. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

221 Graphic Communication 3. (3)
An introduction to computer-aided 3-D modeling using a variety of current software. In addition, other computer-aided visual communication techniques will be introduced as tools in the design/problem-solving process.
    Prerequisite: FCSID 211 or permission of the department chairperson.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

222 Interior Design Studio 1. (3)
Introduction to design process and interior planning for small scale interior spaces with more emphasis on residential design.
    Prerequisite: FCSID 110, 111, 115.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

224 Interior Design Studio 2. (3)
Design and space planning for small to medium scale interior spaces integrating aesthetic, social, technical, and graphic communication. Introduction to research and programming processes.
    Prerequisite: FCSID 211, 222.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

225 Historical and Theoretical Studies 2. (3)
Chronological survey of the development of major historical periods and accompanying theoretical precedents that shape design of the built environment from mid-18th century to the present. This interactive course encourages students to articulate theories based upon historical precedents providing a catalyst for future design solutions. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 210. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

261 (361) Universal Design. (3)
Addresses the established principles of universal design by examining the benefits for people with differing abilities. The history of universal design is addressed, which is a design method providing accessibility to all people (diverse cultures, special populations, disabled, aging, and able bodied).

300 (400) Interior Design Professional Practice. (3)
Legal, financial, management, marketing, and administrative issues facing interior designers, firm principals, and managers. Covers business plan, potential legal problems, contracts, agreements, pricing products and setting fees, marketing and promotion of design services. 
    Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the department chairperson. 
    Open only to interior design majors.

314 Color and Light in Interior Design. (3)
Exploration of the principles that govern the use of color and light in interior design. Application of these principles in residential and commercial settings.
    Prerequisite: FCSID 224.

320 Furniture Design. (3)
This studio emphasizes the study of furniture design as art and science. Students will be introduced to historical styles and theoretical concepts, aesthetics and ergonomics, technology and design processes of furniture and furnishings, including the examination of differing forms, cultural references, anthropometrics, materials, and traditional to hybrid fabrication processes. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 221, 224, or ARCH 201. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

324 Interior Design Studio 3. (3)
Development and application of planning processes for medium scale commercial and residential projects with focus on accessibility and universal design.
    Prerequisite: FCSID 221, 224.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

333 (444) Portfolio Development for Interior Design. (2)
Provides the opportunity to create a portfolio of digital and physical representations of projects completed in previous interior design courses. Organization, flow, readability, and digital format are among the discussed topics. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 224. 
    Open only to interior design majors.

334 Interior Design Studio 4. (3)
Development and application of planning techniques of larger scale commercial projects with focus on hospitality and retail design.
    Prerequisite: FCSID 324.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

362 Interior Construction and Detailing. (3)
Covers information required for construction and detailing of interiors. Components and construction of partitions, ceilings, flooring, and custom cabinetry will be covered. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 221, 224. 
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

390 Interior Design Programming. (3)
Methods for gathering, organizing, and assessing data needed to design the interior of any type of building. Design concepts, goals, objectives, staff and employee projections, current and future space requirements, adjacencies, furnishing, furniture and equipment requirements, project cost, and building codes will be discussed. 
    Prerequisite: FCSID 324 or permission of the department chairperson.

424 Interior Design Studio 5. (3)
Development and application of planning techniques, construction documentation techniques of larger scale commercial projects with focus on health care and office systems environments.
    Prerequisite: FCSID 334.

484 Interior Design Studio 6. (3)
Comprehensive studio integrating research and analysis of existing or proposed structures, contextual development of interior solutions, building constraints, and specialized products and materials specifications. A self-directed studio with research completed in fall semester in the programming course.
    Prerequisite: FCSID 390, 424.
    Open only to interior design majors and minors.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT (FCSPM)

104 Housing Decisions. (3)
Overview of the importance of housing and the options available. Topics include location, house plans, ownership, renting, legal and financial aspects, architectural styles, cultural issues, and special housing needs. Designed to meet the needs of housing consumers and those seeking a housing-related career.
    Open to all students.

123 Interior Design Basics. (3)
Introduction to interior graphic communication techniques and space planning for residential environments. Design considerations, selection, specifications, and calculations for materials will be discussed.
    Not open to interior design majors or minors.

235 Introduction to Residential Property Management. (3)
Introduction to professional practices in residential property management. Identification and exposure to career opportunities in the field.

255 Facilities Management. (3)
An introduction to professional practices in facilities management. Identification of and exposure to career opportunities in the field.

275 Marketing and Leasing Residential Properties. (3)
Attracting and retaining qualified residents is the foundation of the multi-family housing industry. Through hands-on activities and investigations, the appropriate skills for successfully marketing and leasing of residential properties are provided.
    Prerequisite: FCSPM 104, 235.

305 Maintenance for Property Managers. (3)
Maintenance issues that individuals in management positions will encounter are explored. Topics include types and financial implications of maintenance, general and special maintenance needs, and dealing with personal and property safety. Identifies strategies for hiring and working with maintenance personnel. The course includes a lab with experiences in property maintenance.
    Prerequisite: FCSPM 235 or permission of the department chairperson.

315 Senior Housing: Design, Marketing, and Management. (3)
Exploration of the principles that guide the design, marketing, and management of housing for older adults. Application of these principles through projects and field experiences.
    Prerequisite: FCSPM 235 and junior standing, or permission of the department chairperson.

330 Apartment Financial Management. (3)
Residential property managers are responsible for the day-to-day and long-term financial condition of the housing communities they manage. This course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to add value to investment properties.
    Prerequisite: FCS 369; RE 230; junior standing.

350 Residential Equipment, Energy and Technology. (3)
Exploration of the selection, use, care, and disposal of major equipment for residential uses. Analysis of household energy use and techniques for conservation. Includes the study of technological advances in residential equipment. 
    Open to all students.

375 Simulation in Residential Property Management. (3)
Application of residential property management skills practiced through a simulation activity.
    Prerequisite: FCSPM 330; junior standing.

405 Management of Government-Assisted Housing. (3)
Identification of government-assisted housing programs and the role of management in meeting the needs of owners, residents, and regulatory agencies.
    Prerequisite: FCSPM 235; junior standing.

425 Residential Property Management Project. (3)
Provides hands-on opportunities in using industry standards to analyze an apartment community. The resulting project provides the management company with information to remain competitive in the apartment market.
    Prerequisite: FCSPM 330; senior standing or permission of the department chairperson.

435 Trends and Issues in Residential Property Management. (3)
Provides the opportunity to identify, research, and disseminate information on the trends and issues affecting the residential property management industry. Students will be able to demonstrate their ability to find and use a wide variety of resources.
    Prerequisite: FCS 369 and senior standing, or permission of the department chairperson.