Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC) Courses

FCSC 211 Foods I
3 hours each semester. This food science course examines the physical properties of food. Fall semester emphasizes the biological and chemical factors affecting plant and protein foods. Laboratory experience encourages food product experimentation and the development of culinary skills. Additional course fee is required.

FCSC 212 Foods II
3 hours each semester. This food science course examines the physical properties of food. Spring semester focuses on the properties of grain (baked goods) and dairy products. Laboratory experience encourages food product experimentation and the development of culinary skills. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: FCSC 211 Foods I.

FCSC 275 Field Experience
1-4 hours. The student will engage in a career-related experience within their area of concentration.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

FCSC 285 Selected Topics
1-4 hours. Course covers topics reflecting the special interest of students and faculty. Additional course fee may be required.

FCSC 290 Meal Management
2 hours. Course covers the planning, purchase, preparation and service of foods. Emphases are on time, energy and money management, along with the nutritional needs of individuals and families. Laboratory included.
Prerequisites: FCSC 211 Foods I and FCSC 212 Foods II, or instructor's permission.

FCSC 300 Nutrition
3 hours. This is a study of nutrients present in food and their relation to the nutritive needs of the human body. Emphasis is on the young adult, along with discussion of contemporary nutrition-related topics of national and global concern. Computer-assisted dietary analysis included. (Identical to HLTH 300.)

FCSC 310 Food, Culture, and Society
3 hours. Course is a study of the food habits characteristic of our world's great civilizations. Emphasis is on the investigation of global foodways through historical, social and religious perspectives. Weekly laboratory provides opportunity to prepare foods from cultures studied. Additional course fee is required.

FCSC 311 Child Development
3 hours. Class is a study of physical, intellectual, personality, social and moral development from the prenatal period through late childhood. (Identical to PSYC 311.)
Prerequisite: PSYC 150 General Psychology.

FCSC 323 Sociology of Families
3 hours. Course is a study of marriage and the family from a sociological perspective, including historical, cross-cultural and economic backgrounds. A Christian faith perspective will emphasize the worth of people, the importance of the family as a place of nurture, and the gift of marriage. (Identical to SOCI 323 and HLTH 323.)

FCSC 344 Quantity Food Production and Management
3 hours. Quantity food production principles for the successful organization and management of an effective, operative food service are covered. Surveys administrative responsibilities, menu planning, preparing food to specific standards, cost controls and nutritional value. Includes a laboratory experience focusing on quality control, finances and computer assistance.
Prerequisite: FCSC 211 Foods I.

FCSC 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline-specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

FCSC 430 Nutrition and the Life Cycle
3 hours. This is a survey of human nutrition science and contemporary issues affecting stages of the life cycle, from conception to the aging adult. Emphasis is on the role diet plays in the development and treatment of chronic disease.
Prerequisite: FCSC 300 Nutrition or HLTH 300 Nutrition, or instructor's permission.

FCSC 475 Field Experience
1-4 hours. The student will engage in a career-related experience within his or her area of concentration.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

FCSC 485 Special Topics
1-4 hours. Topics reflecting the special interest of students and faculty. Additional course fee may be required.

Up Down

Learn more about us through the George Fox University Vimeo channel.