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Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC)

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USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (e.g. [M2<>QB]).

1010. Perspectives in Family and Consumer Sciences. 2. [(none)<>I, L] Provides experience in on-line education, as well as assessment and goal-setting to achieve expectations for professional competencies of family and consumer sciences professionals. Activities for the five career options and the integrative discipline of Family and Consumer Sciences (mission, history, core concepts). Students begin to develop their foundation portfolio. Prerequisites: declared FCSC major.

1140. Nutrition. 2. Relationship of food to maintenance of health and importance to the individual and society. Recommended for non-majors. (Offered fall semester)

1141. Principles of Nutrition. 3. Studies nutritional requirements as related to metabolism of nutrients in various physiological states. Designed for nutrition majors and interested non-majors. Students cannot receive credit for both FCSC 1140 and 1141. (Offered spring semester)

1150. Scientific Study of Food. 3. Comprehensive introduction to the study of food. Food science theories relative to composition are applied through the laboratory experiences. (Offered fall semester)

1170. Beginning Clothing Construction. 2. Beginning clothing construction for non-family and consumer sciences majors. (Offered spring semester)

1180. Applied Design. 3. [C3<>CA] Studies design philosophy. Emphasizes application of creativity to many areas of living. (Offered both semesters)

2050. Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Childhood Programs. 2. Designed to enrich students' understanding of practices which support children's health development. Issues to be explored include record keeping related to child care health and safety, use of health consultants, accident and injury prevention, immunizations, nutrition and food safety in child care settings. (Offered alternate summers.)

2110. Fundamentals of Aging and Human Development. 3. [C2<>(none)] Discusses aging as a lifelong process, involving interrelationships of the individual and his or her environment. Includes future demographic trends, family health care, social policy and mass media. Cross listed with SOC 2120 and NURS 2110. (Offered alternate fall semesters)

2121. Child Development. 4. [C2<>CS] Incorporates classroom instruction with laboratory application of child development research and theory in physical, intellectual and social/emotional domains. Emphasizes early childhood years. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.

2122. Child Development Lab. 1. Laboratory observation course designed for students with a background in child development theory. Students learn child observation techniques, how to write laboratory reports, and how to apply them to evaluating a child's development in all domains. Prerequisite: PSYC 2300.

2131. Family Relations. 3. [C2<>(none)] Provides an overview of current research on family relations, family theory, and family dynamics across the lifespan. An ecological and family systems approach is used, with particular focus paid to the understanding of contextual influences on families. Prerequisites: COJO 1030 or EDEC 1020 or PSYC 1000 or SOC 1000. (Offered fall semester)

2133 [3133]. Intimate Relationships. 3. [C2<>(none)] Use of social science theory and research to understand psycho-socio-cultural influences in the development of personal and intimate relationships including human sexuality from development and interpersonal perspectives. Emphasizes application of current research and theory to facilitate positive individual growth, satisfaction, and stability in close relationships. Prerequisites: PSYC 1000 or SOC 1000. (Offered spring semesters)

2135. Women and Aging. 3. [C2<>(none)] Focuses on women and the aging process with emphasis given to both the problems and promises of aging. Topics to be explored within a multicultural, sociological framework include the definition of self, relationships, community, health and health care, work and service, retirement, economic realities and new perspectives on aging. Cross listed with WMST/SOC/NURS 2135. Prerequisites: ENGL/SOC/WMST 1080 or SOC 1000 or FCSC/NURS/SOC 2120.

2170. Clothing in Modern Society. 3. [C2, W2<>WB] Aesthetic, physical economics and socio-psychological elements of clothing selection. (Offered spring semesters)

2175. Fashion Illustration. 3. Introduces the fashion figure, light and dark contrasts, color, fabric and texture sketching techniques. Computer applications for layout of the design are also covered. Prerequisites: FCSC 1180 or ART 1110. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

2180. Housing. 3. [C1<>(none)] Cross-cultural examination of evolution of contemporary housing, both as an artifact of material culture, and as the environmental setting which affect human development and interaction. Prerequisite: WA. (Offered fall semester)

2188. Interior Design I. 3. Beginning interior design course. Helps students use design principles to create workable designs for interior spaces. Prerequisites: FCSC 1180 and sophomore standing. (Offered spring semester)

3110. Personal Finance. 3. Acquaints students with personal budgeting and financial matters and relate these activities to financial institutions involved. Prerequisite: junior standing.

3119 [4119]. Parent-Child Relationships. 3. [C2<>(none)] Research and theory related to the processes of the parent-child relationship across the lifespan. Emphasizes developmental and family theory, contexts that influence parent-child relationships and application to professional practice. Prerequisites: FCSC 2121 or PSYC 1000 or EDST 2450; junior standing. (Offered fall semester)

3122 [4122]. Adolescence. 3. [C2<>(none)] Studies biological, cognitive, and social/emotional development and adjustment within the adolescent and emerging adulthood years. Emphasis on the importance of theoretically grounded research and the integration of theory, research, and practice during adolescence. Prerequisites: PSYC 2300 or EDST 2450 or FCSC 2110 or FCSC 2121.

3129. Social Development in Young Children. 3. Designed to provide professional child development and early childhood education majors with an opportunity to learn more about how to encourage healthy social development in young children. In addition, topics of self-esteem, emotional regulation, and secure attachment will be discussed in depth with regards to how they affect overall development. Prerequisites: FCSC 2121 or 2122.

3140. Maternal, Infant and Adolescent Nutrition. 3. Addresses factors affecting dietary patterns and practices as well as nutritional requirements prior to and encompassing pregnancy and lactation and continuing through infancy and adolescence. Prerequisites: FCSC 1140 or 1141, LIFE 1010, ZOO 3115.

3145. Sports Nutrition and Metabolism. 3. Discusses roles played by carbohydrate, fat, protein, water, and key vitamins and minerals as they relate to physical exercise. Applies principles of nutrition. Prerequisites:  FCSC 1140 or 1141: one semester of Chemistry; ZOO 3115 or KIN 3021.

3147. Community Nutrition. 3. Provides an introduction to the field of community nutrition and develops an appreciation of the importance of nutrition in community health programs at the local, state, and national level. Topics covered include the role of the community nutritionist; the identification of nutrition problems; grant writing, and program planning and evaluation. Prerequisites: FCSC 1141; SOC 1000 or 1100.

3150. Intermediate Foods. 2. Examines food management concepts which include selection and preparation of food to meet physical, psychological, and social needs of individuals and families. Prerequisites: FCSC 1150, FCSC major, sophomore standing. (Offered spring semester)

3152 [4152]. Food Systems Production. 3. Quantity food purchasing and production, along with institutional food services experience.   Prerequisites: FCSC 3150 and LIFE 1010. (Offered fall semester)

3153 [4153]. Food Service Management. 3. Studies food service planning and layout, purchase and use of equipment, cost control, sanitation and safety, as well as purchase and preparation of food in quantity. Prerequisites: FCSC 3150, 3152, MGT 3210. (Offered spring semester)

3170. Fabric Construction Techniques. 4. Development of decision-making skills in selection, use and evaluation of materials and techniques for garment construction. Attention to the relationship of the home sewing industry to fashion merchandising. Prerequisites: FCSC 1170 or successful performance on construction competency test and FCSC 3171. (Offered fall semester)

3171 [2171]. Introductory Textile Science. 3. Understanding of textile fibers, their growth or manufacture, properties and their use and care; the major yarn manufacturing systems (cotton, worsted, woolen, and synthetic yarn texturing) and fabric manufacturing systems (weaving, knitting, and non-wovens). Introduces the physical/mechanical properties important in fibers, yarns and fabrics. Prerequisite: completion of University Studies SP requirement. (Offered spring semester)

3172. Textile Science Laboratory. 1. Introduces techniques in fiber, yarn and fabric identification. Examination of physical properties of textile materials. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in FCSC 3171.

3173 [4173]. Visual Merchandising and Promotion. 3. Covers the principles of fashion, consumer behavior as it relates to promotion activities, and nonpersonal selling techniques to include advertising, display, publicity, fashion shows, and special events. Students will be involved in actual hands-on experiences with many techniques. Prerequisite: FCSC 2188. (Offered fall semester)

3174 [4170]. Flat Pattern Design. 3. Principles and instructions for drafting pattern slopers through standard or individual measurements used to learn techniques of garment design using the flat pattern method are utilized to create three-dimensional designs. Computer applications to garment design are also covered. Prerequisites: FCSC 2175 and 3170. (Offered fall semester)

3175. Apparel Design Through Draping. 3. Draping garment patterns through fabric manipulation, molding, and shaping to create three-dimensional form utilizing couture construction techniques. Prerequisite: FCSC 3174. (Offered spring semester)

3184. Foundations of Merchandising I. 3. Overviews the planning, developing and presentation of product lines in the apparel business. Prerequisite: ACCT 1010 or ECON 1010. (Offered every alternate fall semesters)

3220. Multicultural Influences on Children and Families. 3. [C2, G1<>CS, D] Designed to enrich students' understanding of cultural contexts of children and families. Issues to be explored will include cultural values, learning styles, acquisition of concepts of race and ethnicity, bi-lingualism, the theory of bicultural/bicognitive development, and effective communication and problem-solving strategies that apply in multiple professional settings. Prerequisites: PSYC 1000, FCSC 2121, PSYC 2300 or FCSC 2131; and junior standing.

4010. Professional Perspectives in Family and Consumer Sciences. 2. [W3<>(none)] Enhancement of personal development and scholarship, professional skills, and understanding of the integrative nature of Family and Consumer Sciences discipline. Prerequisites: FCSC 1010 and senior standing in family and consumer sciences. (Offered fall semester)

4104. Field Studies in Family and Consumer Sciences. 1‑3 (Max. 3). Concentrated on-site study of family and consumer sciences-related businesses, agencies and organizations to better understand challenges and potentials of various career opportunities in family and consumer sciences. Prerequisite: junior standing. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources)

4105. Family and Consumer Sciences Internship. 6-8 (Max. 8). Gives students experience in workplace related to selected family and consumer sciences options (i.e., retail store, social service agency and preschool or day care). Prerequisites: junior standing in family and consumer sciences and consent of instructor. (Offered all semesters)

4106. Special Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences. 1‑3 (Max. 8). Provides advanced undergraduate students opportunities to pursue a topic of special interest in a selected family and consumer sciences area, under guidance of a department faculty member. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing and advanced consultation with department head and an instructor in subject matter area. (Offered all semesters)

4112. Family Decision-Making and Resource Management. 3. Utilizes theories to facilitate understanding of problem-solving and resource management in various family structures/contexts across the life span. Emphasizes internal family dynamics, global interdependence, critical thinking, cultural examination, ethical decision-making, and self-reflection. Designed to meet family studies requirement for license in marriage and family therapy at graduate level. Companion web site used. Dual listed with FCSC 5112. Prerequisites: PSYC 1000 or SOC 1000 or COJO 1030 or 1040; junior standing. (Offered spring semester)

4113. Consumer Issues. 3. Provides research/applied understanding of consumer rights/responsibilities, government/business roles, legislation, advocacy, and redress. Emphasizes introductory consumer law/legal research, critical thinking, self-reflection, and cultural examination. Ethical theories and issues examined within an interdependent world. Meets requirements for certification in family and consumer sciences education. Internship opportunities possible upon successful completion. Companion web site used. Prerequisites: ECON 1000 or SOC 1000 or PSYC 1000, junior standing. (Offered fall semester)

4117. Understanding Community Leadership. 3. [(none)<>CS] Understanding Community Leadership. Introduces students to the scope and functions of professionals working in rural communities as leaders. Students will explore community dynamics, leadership skills and managing change, and understand the complexities of leadership within communities. Understanding communities and leadership increases the likelihood of success for community based professionals. Dual listed with FCSC 5117. Prerequisites: senior standing and satisfactory completion of a WB course. (Offered fall semester)

4118. Family Policy. 3. Explores the relationships between family functioning and public/private policies. The roles of family professionals in advocacy and education regarding policies will be discussed. Attention will be paid to the policy process at the state level. Dual listed with FCSC 5118. Prerequisites: FCSC 2131; junior standing.

4124. Families of Young Children With Special Needs. 3. Deals with importance of including family in the process of early intervention with the preschool child with special needs. Prerequisite: FCSC 2121 or PSYC 2300 and junior/senior standing. (Offered fall semester)

4125. Professional Practices in Human Development and Family Sciences. 3. Explores key issues related to professional practice in Human Development and Family Sciences. Particular attention is paid to skills and knowledge needed to work in community-based, prevention focused settings with individuals and families across the lifespan. Prerequisites: FCSC 2131; FCSC 2133; senior standing.

4127. Directing Preschool and Daycare Programs. 3. [(none)<>WC] Effective methods for establishing and operating preschool and day-care programs for children under six years of age. Includes programming, classroom management, parent involvement and administration of food and nutrition programs. Prerequisites: FCSC 2121, EDEC 1020 or 3210; junior standing. (Offered fall semester)

4130. Internship in Child Development. 6-8 (Max. 8). Provides professional child development and early childhood education majors with an in-depth experience working with children from birth to age five. Students gain experience including planning lessons, teaching, assessing children and conducting parent conferences. Prerequisites: FCSC 2121; EDEC 3000; EDEC 3220 or EDEC 4320; senior standing. (Offered all semesters)

4131. Administration Internship in Child Development. 6-8 (Max. 8). Provides professional child development and early education majors with an in-depth experience working with families and staff. Students gain experience in observing and assessing early childhood programs, planning and presenting staff trainings/professional workshops, staff supervision, writing newsletters, and other professional documents and professional activities. Prerequisites: FCSC 2121; FCSC 4127; EDEC 3220 or EDEC 4320. (Offered all semesters)

4132. Internship in Human Development and Family Sciences. 6-8 (Max. 8). Acquire skills and gain familiarity in direct services, policy development, or program planning in a human services agency/organization. Opportunities to apply theories and knowledge gained in classroom settings to professional practice will be provided. Prerequisites: FCSC 4125; consent of instructor; senior standing. (Offered spring and summer semesters)

4138. Family Stress and Coping. 3. [W3<>(none)] Theoretical and empirical research on family stress, coping and resiliency is emphasized as well as the study of normative stressors and crisis in the lives of individuals and families. Attention is paid to the application of theory and research to professional practice. Dual listed with FCSC 5138. Prerequisites: FCSC 2131; junior standing. (Offered spring semester)

4142. Nutrition and the Elderly. 1. Studies nutrition requirements in elderly as affected by physiological changes with aging; covers special problems and food assistance programs for the elderly. Prerequisites: FCSC 1140 or 1141; LIFE 1010. (Offered fall semester)

4145. Advanced Nutrition. 4. Discusses functions of components of diet in human metabolism. Applies principles of nutrition. Dual listed with FCSC 5145. Prerequisites: FCSC 1140 or 1141; CHEM 2300; senior standing. (Offered fall semester)

4146. Therapeutic Nutrition. 4. [M3<>(none)] Rationale for dietary modifications in pathological conditions; experience in menu planning and diet instruction; as well as dietary and nutrient assessment of the sick individual with discussion of case studies. Dual listed with FCSC 5146. Prerequisite: FCSC 4145; senior standing. (Offered spring semester)

4147. Nutrition and Weight Control. 3. Advanced course in physiological and metabolic determinants of weight control emphasizing pathology, psychodynamics, assessment and treatment of obesity. Dual listed with FCSC 5147. Prerequisites: FCSC 1140 or 1141; ZOO 3115. (Offered spring semester)

4150. Experimental Foods. 3. Studies physical and chemical properties of raw and processed food materials and tests for evaluation of food quality. Students develop ability to use and interpret recent research findings, as well as skills in planning, conducting and reporting food experiments. Prerequisites: FCSC 1150, CHEM 2300, STAT 2020, ENGL 4010, FCSC major. (Offered spring semester)

4171. Advanced Textiles. 3. Introduces color science as related to human perception and practical problems to the textile industry. Studies different types of dyes available, fibers to which they are applied and properties of dyes. Introduces various finishing techniques used for textiles. Prerequisite: CHEM 1000 and FCSC 3171. (Offered fall semester)

4174. Foundations of Merchandising II. 3. [M3<>(none)] Overviews fashion merchandising and retailing. Prerequisite: FCSC 3184 and QA. (Offered alternate fall semesters)

4175. Textile Testing and Product Analysis. 3. Explains meaning of quality control and why it is important. Discusses variety of laboratory tests and standards available to assess the various aspects of textile/apparel quality. Examines performance specifications of textile materials to determine if they are suitable for desired end uses.  Dual listed with FCSC 5175.  Prerequisites: FCSC 3170 and 4171. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

4176. Historic Clothing. 3. Surveys history of clothing in the Western World. Includes information from approximately 3000 B.C. through the 20th century. Dual listed with FCSC 5176. Prerequisite: FCSC 2170. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

4178. Fiber Arts. 3 (Max 6). Development and enhancement of technical and creative apparel construction/design skills culminating in the creation of a distinctive piece of wearable art. Dual listed with FCSC 5178. Prerequisite: FCSC 3174. (Offered spring semester)

4181. Global Textiles Marketplace. 3. [G1<>G] Discusses global textile industry, how the U.S. fits into the global industry, textiles and apparel trade policy, as well as balancing conflicting interests in the world marketplace. Dual listed with FCSC 5181. Prerequisite: FCSC 3171. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

4182. Textile Industry and the Environment. 3. [W3<>WC] Examines the environment, the impact of the textile industry on the environment, and issues facing the textile industry to provide more environmentally friendly products. Dual listed with FCSC 5182. Prerequisite: completion of USP WB requirement, FCSC 3171. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

4188. Interior Design II. 3. Advanced study of space planning and interior design. Dual listed with FCSC 5188. Prerequisites: FCSC 2180, 2188. (Offered fall semester)

4246. Therapeutic Nutrition Laboratory Experience. 1. Provides practical applications for dietary modifications in pathological conditions and experience in menu/diet planning, diet instruction and dietary assessment of the sick individual. Prerequisites: FCSC 4145; FCSC 4147 and MOLB 4100 strongly recommended; concurrent enrollment in FCSC 4146.

4346. Clinical Practicum in Dietetics. 1. Concentrated clinical practicum designed to provide dietetic majors with  experience in the institutional, practitioner and clinical settings. Prerequisite: FCSC 4146 or concurrent enrollment; Enrollment is limited to Dietetics majors only.

4350. Health Management Issues in Early Education. 3. Provides the student the opportunity to examine the implications of a child's health status on his/her personal, educational, social and cognitive development. Provides personnel working closely with the young child with disabilities and his/her family an understanding of the issues related to health concerns and a framework on concerns specific to the child in a day care, preschool or other school setting. Cross listed with EDEC 4350 and NURS 4350. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, 6 hours of education and/or the consent of instructor.

4546. Agriculture: Rooted in Diversity. 3. [(none)<>C, D] Addresses multiple themes related to diversity in agriculture with the goal of making visible the experiences of minorities and women in agriculture.  Involves significant independent research, class discussion, project development, and development of oral and written communication skills.  Establishes linkages with supporting disciplines. Cross listed with ENGL/AAST/AIST/CHST/AGRI/AMST/HIST 4546. Prerequisites:  Junior class standing or consent of instructor and concurrent enrollment or major in any of the following:  ethnic studies, agriculture, American studies, anthropology, English, history, sociology, or women's studies.

4960. Textiles Field Study Tour. 1-3 (Max. 6). Designed to provide students an opportunity to visit designer show rooms, textile manufacturers, museums, and historic/cultural sites. Serves both undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in textile and apparel design, history, and merchandising. Prerequisites: WA and consent of instructor. (Offered based on sufficient demand and resources every other spring/summer term, odd years)

4970. Textiles and Merchandising Internship. 6-8 (Max. 8). Provides practical experience in retail, interior design or apparel design settings.  Prerequisite:  FCSC 3173.

4985. Seminar: Development in Community Leadership. 2-3. Emphasizes basic core components of individual leadership: assessment of leadership skill and style; community-based experiences for understanding of community and resources; group community development projects for students; engagement with others and the community. Upon completion, students understand various leadership styles and philosophies and articulate their personal leadership philosophy. Dual listed with FCSC 5985. Prerequisites: senior or post-graduate equivalent status and consent of instructor.

5101. Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences. 1-3 (Max. 6). Intended to accommodate a seminar series and a course offering by visiting faculty whose subject matter is not included in other course offerings.

5102. Special Problems. 1 - 12 (Max. 18). Study in a selected problem area for broader perspective or greater specialization in the student program. Prerequisite: advanced or graduate standing and consultation with department head and instructor in subject matter area.

5103. Graduate Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences I. 1. Integrative Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences.  Students are exposed to faculty research, discuss common readings and present their own research.  Offered S/U only for those taking Graduate Seminar I and students will be taking Graduate Seminar II for a letter grade. Prerequisite: graduate student standing.

5104. Graduate Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences II. 1. Integrative seminar in Family and Consumer sciences.  Students are exposed to faculty research, will discuss common readings, and will present their own research. Graduate Seminar II can only be taken for a letter grade. Prerequisite: FCSC 5103.

5107. Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Practicum. 8. To provide experience in county extension programs. Prerequisites: AGRI 4010, advanced standing and consent of instructor.

5112. Family Decision and Resource Management. 3. Utilizes theories to facilitate understanding of problem-solving and resource management in various family structures/contexts across the life span. Emphasizes internal family dynamics, global interdependence, critical thinking, cultural examination, ethical decision-making, and self-reflection. Designed to meet family studies requirement for license in marriage and family therapy at graduate level.  Companion website used. Dual listed with FCSC 4112. Prerequisites: graduate standing. (Offered spring semester)

5113. Consumer Issues. 3. Provides research/applied understanding of consumer rights/responsibilities, government/business roles, legislation, advocacy, and redress.  Emphasizes introductory consumer law/legal research, critical thinking, self-reflection, and cultural examination. Ethical theories and issues examined within an interdependent world. Meets requirements for certification in family and consumer sciences education.  Internship opportunities possible upon successful completion. Companion website used. Dual listed with FCSC 4113. Prerequisites: graduate standing. (Offered fall semester)

5114. Lifespan Human Development. 3. An overview of human growth and development throughout the life span, with an emphasis on major theories, conceptual issues, research findings, and practical applications for professionals working in health care, human service and educational environments. Prerequisite: PSYC 1000 or FCSC 2121.

5117. Understanding Community Leadership. 3. Understanding Community Leadership. Introduces students to the scope and functions of professionals working in rural communities as leaders. Students will explore community dynamics, leadership skills and managing change, and understand the complexities of leadership within communities. Understanding communities and leadership increases the likelihood of success for community based professionals. Dual listed with FCSC 4117. Prerequisites: senior status and satisfactory completion of a WB course.

5118. Family Policy. 3. Explores the relationships between family functioning and public/private policies.  The roles of family professionals in advocacy and education regarding policies are discussed. Attention is paid to the policy process at the state level. Dual listed with FCSC 4118. Prerequisites: FCSC 2131; junior standing.

5120. Infancy and Toddlerhood. 3. Examines development and behavior, focusing on a broad range of topics which includes: physical development, prenatal influences, sensory processes, biological factors, cognitive development, language development, social interaction and relationship. A broad family and consumer sciences perspective (the family in its environment) are applied. Prerequisite: FCSC 2121 or equivalent course in child development.

5121. Ethics in Research and Professional Practice. 3. Includes ethical theories, responsible conduct of research and professional practice defined by government, professional organizations, journals, and employers. Concepts include plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, conflict of interest, and conflict of commitment, and institutional review boards protecting human subjects. Concepts will be applied to research and professional practice in different settings. Prerequisite: acceptance into a graduate program.

5122. Developmental Contexts Across the Lifespan. 3. A variety of contexts in which children, adults, and families live and develop. Attention is given to the constant interactions that occur between humans and their environments, as well as how different environments may foster or hinder development. Includes discussions of the practical, professional and political implications of contextual research. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5129. Seminar in Child Development. 3. Advanced study of the cognitive, social-emotional, communicative, moral, and physical/motor development of children and adolescents, with an emphasis on cultural and contextual influences on development. Prerequisites: graduate standing, WC and one of the following:  FCSC 2121, PSYC 2300, FCSC 3220, EDST 2450.

5132. Seminar in Family Studies. 3. Provides an in-depth examination of: guiding theories in family studies; the purpose and methods of theory-building; and current research in major topical areas of family science and family and consumer science are compared. Prerequisites: 6 hours of undergraduate family related courses and consent of instructor.

5137. Individual and Family Assessment. 3. An introduction to both quantitative and qualitative methods of assessing children, adults, couples and families; observational approaches to assessing individuals and families; and interpretation of commonly used tests and measures. Prerequisite: STAT 5010.

5138. Family Stress/Coping. 3. Theoretical and empirical research on family stress, coping and resiliency is emphasized as well as the study of normative and nonnormative stressors and crises in the lives of families. Attention is paid to professional practice applications. Dual listed with FCSC 4138. Prerequisites: FCSC 2131; junior standing.

5140. Nutritional Aspects of Proteins and Amino Acids. 3. Advanced study of protein and amino acid metabolism in various physiological conditions. Prerequisites: general biochemistry and FCSC 4145 or equivalent in nutrition.

5141. Carbohydrate and Ethanol Metabolism. 3. Advanced study of carbohydrate and ethanol metabolism in various physiological conditions. Prerequisites: general biochemistry and FCSC 4145 or equivalent in nutrition.

5142. Nutritional Research Techniques. 2. Techniques for nutrient analysis of body fluids and tissues, assessing nutrient status of populations, and methods for animal studies in nutrition instrumentation. Prerequisite: FCSC 4145/5145.

5144. Lipids II. 3. Examines lipoprotein metabolism and how it is influenced by alterations in diet composition. This area is followed by sections on prostaglandin and leukotriene biosynthesis and the regulatory role of these eicosanoids. Prerequisite: FDSC 5770.

5145. Advanced Nutrition. 4. Discusses functions of components of diet in human metabolism. Applies principles of nutrition. Dual listed with FCSC 4145. Prerequisite: FCSC 1140 or 1141; CHEM 2300; senior standing.

5146. Therapeutic Nutrition. 4. Rationale for dietary modifications in pathological conditions; experience in menu planning and diet instruction; dietary and nutrient assessment of the sick individual with discussion of case studies. Dual listed with FCSC 4146. Prerequisite: FCSC 4145 or senior standing.

5147. Nutrition and Weight Control. 3. Advanced course in physiological determinants of weight control emphasizing pathology, psychodynamics, assessment, and treatment of obesity. Dual listed with FCSC 4147. Prerequisites: FCSC 1140 or 1141, ZOO 3115.

5150. Experimental Foods. 3. Studies physical and chemical properties of raw and processed food materials and tests for evaluation of food quality. Students develop ability to use and interpret research findings, as well as skills in planning, conducting, and reporting food experiments. Dual listed with FCSC 4150. Prerequisites: FCSC 1150, CHEM 2300, STAT 2020, ENGL 4010, FCSC major.

5151. Sensory Analysis. 1. Examines the principles and techniques applied to the subjective evaluation of food. Prerequisites: FCSC 4150/5150, STAT 5080 and ENGL 4010.

5172. Advanced Textile Chemistry. 3. A study of the chemistry of amino acids and proteins, especially silk and wool; the photochemistry of dyes and fibers; the physical chemical concepts of dyeing.

5173. Textile Science Seminar. 3. Advanced study of textile science, physical and chemical modification of fibers, developments in dyeing and finishing technology. Environmental aspects of textile technology. Extensive use of current literature is utilized.

5175. Textile Testing and Product Analysis. 3.  Explains meaning of quality control and why it is important. Discusses variety of laboratory tests and standards available to assess the various aspects of textile/apparel quality. Examines performance specifications of textile materials to determine if they are suitable for desired end uses. Dual listed with FCSC 4175. Prerequisite: FCSC 3170 and FCSC 4171. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

5176. Historic Clothing. 3. Surveys history of clothing in the Western World. Course content includes information from approximately 3000 BC through the 20th century.  Dual listed with FCSC 4176. Prerequisite: FCSC 2170. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

5178. Fiber Arts. 3. Development and enhancement of technical and creative apparel construction/design skills culminating in the creation of a distinctive piece of wearable art. Dual listed with FCSC 4178. Prerequisite: FCSC 3174. (Offered spring semester)

5179. Historic Textiles. 3. History of all major textile industries is explored. Processes and technical terms are explained.  The role and impact of textiles in western economies and societies are examined. Prerequisite: graduate standing. (Offered alternate fall semesters)

5181. Global Textiles. 3. To gain an understanding of the global textile industry, how the U.S. fits into the global industry, textiles and apparel trade policy and balancing conflicting interests in the world market place. Dual listed with FCSC 4181. Prerequisite: FCSC 1171 or FCSC 2171. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

5182. Textile Industry Environment. 3. Examines the environment, the impact of the textile industry on the environment, and issues facing the textile industry to provide more environmentally friendly products. Dual listed with FCSC 4182. Prerequisites: FCSC 1171, FCSC 4171. (Offered alternate spring semesters)

5188. Interior Design II. 3. Advanced study of space planning and interior design. Dual listed with FCSC 4188. Prerequisites: FCSC 2180 and 2188. (Offered fall semester)

5890. Seminar in Food Science and Nutrition. 1. A seminar course on topics in food science and human nutrition. Cross listed with FDSC 5890. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5900. Practicum in College Teaching. 1-3. (Max 3). Work in classroom with a major professor. Expected to give some lectures and gain classroom experience. Prerequisite: graduate standing.

5920. Continuing Registration: On Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5940. Continuing Registration: Off Campus. 1-2 (Max. 16). Prerequisite: advanced degree candidacy.

5959. Enrichment Studies. 1-3 (Max. 99). Designed to provide an enrichment experience in a variety of topics. Note: credit in this course may not be included in a graduate program of study for degree purposes.

5960. Thesis Research. 1-12 (Max 24). Designed for students who are involved in research for their thesis project. Also used for students whose coursework is complete and are writing their thesis. Prerequisites: enrollment in a graduate degree program.

5961. Graduate Projects. 1-4 (Max. 4). Limited to those students enrolled in a Plan B graduate program. Students should be involved in non-course scholarly activities in support of their Plan B project. Prerequisite: must be enrolled in a Plan B program and have departmental approval.

5985. Development of Community Leadership. 2-3 (Max 98). Emphasizes basic core components of individual leadership: assessment of leadership skill and style; community based experiences for understanding of community and resources; group community development projects for student engagement with others and the community. Upon completion of course, students will understand various leadership styles and philosophies and articulate their personal leadership philosophy. Dual listed with FCSC 4985. Prerequisites: senior or post graduate equivalent status and consent of instructor.

5990. Internship. 1 - 12. (Max 24). Prerequisite: graduate standing.

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