Family and Consumer Sciences Courses
FCS 600 Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences
Advanced inquiry into specialized areas of study in Family and Consumer Sciences such as: Blended Families, Historic Building Preservation, Textile Conservation, Preservation Techniques, Advanced Culinary Techniques, and International Trends in Hospitality. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topics change. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with FCS 500. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 500 and FCS 600.
FCS 602 Study Tour
Study of and/or visits to mills, factories, stores, museums, hospitals, laboratories, design studios and/or trade markets. Supplemental course fee (variable by section). May be taught concurrently with FCS 502. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 502 and FCS 602.
FCS 607 Student Organizations in Family and Consumer Sciences
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FCS 612. Methods of organizing student groups in Family and Consumer Sciences programs, techniques of working with students in individual and group projects; leadership training. May be taught concurrently with FCS 507. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 507 and FCS 607.
FCS 612 Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences
Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FCS 607. An overview of the philosophy and history of family and consumer sciences education; includes curriculum building with emphasis on critical thinking and reflective decision-making, problem-based learning, and the development of authentic assessments. Includes the planning of lessons, units, and development of teaching materials in the family and consumer sciences discipline and practice implementation of such lessons. Completion of checkpoint II for the Professional Portfolio is a component of this course. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course. May be taught concurrently with FCS 512. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 512 and FCS 612.
FCS 615 Organization of Family and Consumer Sciences Programs
Prerequisite: FCS 607 and FCS 612. Investigation of the organization and administration of family and consumer sciences programs; identification of types of programs; program planning, program evaluation and career counseling with emphasis on critical thinking and reflective decision-making. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course. May be taught concurrently with FCS 515. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 515 and FCS 615.
FCS 701 Supervision of Student Teachers in Family and Consumer Sciences
Prerequisite: teaching experience in Family and Consumer Sciences; and permission. Experiences in creating an environment that will encourage Family and Consumer Sciences student teachers to realize their potentials and gain competence in teaching.
FCS 795 Advanced Technical Practice
Prerequisite: permission. Work in CAD, EDI, Child Life, mental health, hospitality, clinical hospitals, schools, manufacturing, retailing, and/or other settings. Ninety clock hours required.
FCS 796 Practicum
Prerequisite: permission. The assumption of responsibilities at an approved practicum site under the direction of a professor and practicum site supervisor.
Fashion Merchandising and Design Courses
FMD 660 Entrepreneurship
Developing a fashion business plan from concept to store opening including: target market, location, merchandising classification, human resources, cash flow sheets, profit and loss, store design, assortment planning, marketing strategies and funding. Completed business plan is critiqued by a financial industry professional A grade of C or better is required for graduation. May be taught concurrently with FMD 560. Cannot receive credit for both FMD 660 and FMD 560.
FMD 670 Senior Collection
Complete a fashion collection to be critiqued and juried by fashion industry professionals for the spring fashion show. A grade of "C" or better is required for graduation. Supplemental course fee. May be taught concurrently with FDM 570. Cannot receive credit for both FMD 670 and FMD 570.
FMD 682 Graduate Seminar in Fashion Merchandising and Design
Prerequisite: 12 hours of graduate credit. Selected topics in clothing and textiles that involve the areas of apparel manufacturing, fashion merchandising, and management trends are systematically explored through critical analysis of literature and through an individual research project. May be repeated for credit. A total of 4 hours may be applied to a degree program.