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Family and Consumer
Child Development |
Family | Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Family Studies Course Listing
Professor: Dr. Nery, (Acting Chair)
Associate Professor: Dr. Calloway
Assistant Professor: Dr.
Adjunct Instructors: Ms. Bortz, Ms.
King, Dr. Smith, Ms. Walker, and Ms. Wiggins, Dr. Roberson, Ms. Jung.
Requirements for a major in
A candidate for the Bachelor of Science degree with a major listed below
must satisfactorily complete the general college curriculum and courses
specific to the major. A total of one hundred twenty eight (128)
semester hours are needed for graduation.
Family Studies Major:
Core courses: FCSI 341 (education concentration substitute PSYC
Development Concentration (CIP 19.0706)
227,337,338,340,341,342,365,373,401,402,445,454,455,490,510,515,530,540,551. RELG 340. Electives (12 hours from FCSI 111, 213,332, 450, SOCI 345,359.
Prepares students for careers in early
childhood settings and agencies serving young children and their
2. Family Concentration (CIP
FCSI 227,341,345,365,401,445,454,455,490,510,530,540,551,SOCI360. RELG 340.
31 hours of electives from the following: FCSI
111,213,332,337,338,340,342,373,402. SOCI 226,345,359. PSYC 232,260,354.
Prepares students for careers that
serve individuals and their families.
3. Family and Consumer Sciences
Education Concentration (CIP 13.1308)
FCSI 111,213,227,332,334,365,401,402,445,448, EDUC 221,385,431,432,441,453,454,458,
FCSI 341 or PSYC 260,
Prepares students for licensure by the
state of North Carolina to teach Family and Consumer Sciences in public
school settings at both the middle and secondary levels.
4. Birth-Kindergarten (CIP 13.1204)
FCSI 227,337,338,340,341,342,365,402,457,458,490,510,515,530,540 or 551. EDUC
Prepares students for licensure by the state of North Carolina to
teach in Birth-Kindergarten classrooms.
Family Studies Minor:
The minor consists of 18 hours of credit. Requirements for the Family
Studies minor include: FCSI 365, either FCSI 551 or SOC/REL 340, one of
the following courses in Human Development EDUC 341 or PSYC 260. (Social
work majors may use SOWK 350 and 351). The remaining nine hours will be
selected from Family and Consumer Science courses as approved by the
Family and Consumer Sciences Course
Listing (FSCI 000)
111 Introduction to Foods and
Nutrition (3) (Food Science)
A food science course designed to study of the scientific principles of
food selection and preparation. Emphasis is on selection, purchasing,
food preparation, storage, and preservation of foods. Laboratory work
coordinated with lectures. Includes methods and materials appropriate
for teaching 7-12 grade. Offered as needed.
227 Nutrition (3)
A study of the fundamentals of
human nutrition, with emphasis on nutrients and factors which affect
their utilization in the human body. Offered in Fall.
213 Interior Environment (3)
A study of planning and
furnishing houses from an aesthetic and functional standpoint. Practical
problems of home planning in relation to family needs and income; the
selection, construction, and use of furnishings exemplifying good taste
and individuality are included. Offered as needed.
332 Clothing Construction and
A study of properties,
composition, identification, and manufacturing procedures of textiles
and construction techniques along with evaluation of garment
construction. Laboratory experience involving the application of
construction techniques including pattern selection, fabric selection,
alteration, garment fit in addition to and care and use of textile
products. Offered as needed.
334 Methods/Curriculum Development
A study of the principles of
planning and evaluating the family and consumer science education
curriculum with emphasis on time management. Instructional planning and
behavior management. The selection, development, and use of methods and
materials appropriate for teaching family and consumer sciences in
grades 7-12. Offered as needed.
337 Infants (3)
A study of the theoretical
foundations of infant development. Prenatal considerations for the
expectant mother are addressed. Includes the development of both younger
and older infants, the development of the immune system, and program
issues related to the needs of infants. Methods of developing,
implementing, and evaluating infant programs are emphasized. Students
participate in field experiences concerning infants. Offered fall
338 Preschool Curriculum (3)
A course designed to enable
students to become knowledgeable about program components and learning
strategies for young children age three through kindergarten. The role
of families in early childhood programs is also studied. Students design
curriculum activities that integrate developmentally appropriate levels
of ability. A field experience in a quality preschool setting is
included. Prerequisite: FCSI 337 and FCSI 340.
340 Toddlers (3)
A study of the theoretical
foundations of toddler development. Developmentally appropriate
practices with emphasis on language arts and communication skills,
drawings, health, and hygiene. Symbolic thought, concentration,
reasoning and concept acquisition, self-worth and self-esteem, parental
involvement, appropriate curriculum, and the importance of forming
correct eating habits are discussed. Students participate in field
experiences concerning toddlers. Taught in spring semester. Prerequisite
341 Child and Adolescent
A study of prenatal
development and infancy, the physical growth, development of motor
abilities, and language and thought of the child and adolescent;
children’s play and interests, adolescent interests, emotional factors,
parent-child relationships; and psychosocial development.
342 Children’s Health Wellness and
Data dealing with vital
statistics and advances in technology. The major focus on nutrition,
good health habits, hygiene, and screening measures of wellness.
Emphasis is also placed on National Safety Standards for toys,
equipment, and playground facilities. Prerequisite: FCSI 337, 340,or
345 Adult Development (3)
Developmental changes of
adults from young adulthood through late life are examined. Emphasis is
placed on the major stages of adulthood as they relate to the adults’
individual adjustment and family functioning. Offered as needed.
365 Family Relationships (3)
A study of factors that
enhance or inhibit the development and maintenance of marital and family
relationships over the life cycle. Intra-personal issues and
interpersonal dynamics and the influence of these issues and dynamics on
the development and maintenance of relationships will be examined.
373 Exceptional Children (3)
A study of issues related to
the identification, assessment, and instruction of children with special
needs, including the academically gifted. The course includes an
examination of current definitions of exceptionality, legal issues,
teaching strategies, coordination with families and community agencies,
and the professional responsibility of the teacher. Includes 10 hour
401 Seminar (3)
A study of the past, present,
and future of family and consumer sciences. Emphasis on career
opportunities and career choices. Includes the principles of personal
development, preparation of job resumes, job interviews, and global
concerns of the environment.
402 Administration of Children’s
A course designed to enable
students to become knowledgeable about programs designed for children
birth through age five, program components and learning strategies for
young children. Programs discussed include, but are not limited to Head
Start, Even Start, Smart Start, Child Advocacy Groups, Resource and
Referral Agencies, and other national and state agencies and
organizations whose major emphasis is childcare for young children.
Prerequisite: FCSI 337,338 or 340.
445 Consumer Economics (3)
A study that focuses on the
management of resources for the purpose of attaining consumer goods and
services. Emphasis is on the role of the consumer and the study of
problems related to personal and family buying and financial management.
448 Job Training/Occupational
A study and analysis of
vocational education including its history, philosophy, and objectives.
Emphasis is placed on occupational exploration and occupational family
and consumer sciences. Sources and uses of occupational information are
explored. Family and consumer sciences related occupational clusters are
discussed in relation to entry and exit related occupations and
observation of exploratory middle grade programs and occupational family
and consumer sciences programs in grades 7-12. Work experience in at
least two of the occupational clusters is required. Offered as needed.
450 Women in Our Culture (3)
A course examining the major
contributions of women to society and culture. This course encourages
students to become knowledgeable about the influence of women on a
global level regarding law, public policy, education, architecture,
furniture, politics, employment, the economy, religion, health, medicine
and the media.
454 Professional Orientation in
Family Studies (3)
This course is designed to
assist students in evaluating their competencies, abilities, aptitudes,
and interests related to career development; examining career
opportunitie4s related to children and families; and establishing
professional relationships. Prerequisite for FCSI 455: Child Development
and Family Internship. Open to Family Studies majors and minors only.
Offered as needed.
455 Child Development and Family
Studies Internship (3)
An internship program in a
cooperating public, private, profit, or non-profit agency, organization,
or business in accordance with the major course of study of the student.
Total Hours: 150 working hours. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and
FCSI 337,338,340,402, and 454; or FCSI 365 and 454.
457 Family and Consumer Sciences
Internship for Birth-Kindergarten (3)
A 150-hour field
experience program in a preschool program.. The internship must take
place in a state certified birth-kindergarten setting, and includes a
required written project. Open to Birth-Kindergarten majors only.
Birth-Kindergarten Teaching Methods (3)
A study of general
methods, strategies, techniques and developmentally appropriate
practices for birth-kindergarten classrooms for children with and
without special needs. Emphasis on working with children and families in
inclusive settings. Required for birth-Kindergarten majors. Offered in
Spring as part of student teaching block.
490 Parenting (3)
A study which examines the
changing nature of parenting across the life cycle including: transition
to parenthood, early parent-child relationships, parenting adolescents,
and the relationship between aging parents and adult children.
510 Creative Arts: Rhythm and Rhyme
A course designed to provide students
with skills for interacting with children of various ages through
developmentally appropriate use of musical instruments, rhythmic games,
body coordination, stories, pretending, songs, dance, dramatization,
memorization and the use of various types of art media.
515 Young Children’s Literature (3)
An examination of
developmentally appropriate literature for young children. Emphasis will
be placed on understanding what constitutes developmentally appropriate
530 Program Assessments and
The course focuses on
demographic data used by federal, state, and county agencies and
organizations in putting into place new programs and strengthening
existing programs which affect children birth to age 5, their families,
before-and-after-school programs, and the aging population. Emphasis
will be placed on developing good survey questions and the tabulation of
data for planning and implementation of programs. The use of data in
grant writing will be emphasized.
540 Family Ethics and Policies (3)
This course will assist
students in the examination of the character and quality of human social
conduct and the ability to critically examine ethical questions and
issues. In addition, this course will explore public policy procedures
and survey issues that currently affect families.
551 Family Issues (3)
A course designed to introduce
the student to a number of issues/topics that characterize or impact
contemporary American families. The examination of family theories and
research related to families will be emphasized.
556 Literature for Children and
Young Adults (3) (English Dept.)
A survey of literature
for children and young adults with emphasis on criteria for selecting
materials appropriate to the interests, needs, and abilities, of
elementary and middle grades students; techniques for promoting reading;
application to the elementary and middle school curriculums; and trends
and recent research in the area.