Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC) Courses

FCSC 120 Apparel Construction
3 hours. Application of basic construction and fitting techniques to produce high-quality garments, properly fitted, and aesthetically pleasing. The principles of fabric selection, the use and alteration of commercial patterns, and the use of the sewing machine, serger, and other sewing equipment are emphasized. Laboratory class. Open to all students. Additional course fee is required.

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 220 Fashion and Society
2 hours. A survey of the nature, symbolism, and process of fashion. Course will emphasize the cultural, sociological, psychological, economic, and aesthetic influences of fashion.

FCSC 230 Textiles Science
3 hours. Survey of the sources and properties of natural and manmade fibers, yarn and fabric construction, and finishes. Emphasis on fabric selection, use, and care; labeling legislation and economics; and the consumer's role in influencing textile and clothing legislation. Laboratory experience included.

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. Topics reflecting the special interest of students and faculty. Additional course fee may be required.

FCSC 290 Meal Management
2 hours. The planning, purchase, preparation, and service of foods. Emphasis 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. A study of nutrients present in food and their relation to the nutritive needs of the human body. Emphasis 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. A study of the food habits characteristic of our world's great civilizations. Emphasis 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. 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 320 Fashion Merchandising
3 hours. An introduction to the merchandising and retailing principles within the fashion industry. Managing merchandise inventory through planning, procurement, and promotion. Emphasis on buying, forecasting, inventory control, and visual merchandising. The analysis of the marketing channel and the product/service mix will also be covered.

FCSC 323 Sociology of Families
3 hours. 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 330 Residential Architecture
2 hours. A study of housing trends, building systems, and historical housing. Emphasis on the psychological, social, and economic needs of various family types. Site selection, planning, and construction of housing emphasized. Includes a section on historical housing. Additional course fee is required.

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. 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 350 Resource Management
2 hours. A study of resource allocation (time, money, energy) and its relationship to attainment of desired values, goals, and standards. Emphasis is placed on the application of management principles individually and within the family.

FCSC 351 Interior Design I
3 hours. Application of the elements and principles of design in planning and selecting materials and furnishings for the living environment. Emphasis on space planning, green design, and universal design by creating functional and aesthetically pleasing residential designs. Includes a section on historical furniture. Additional course fee is required.

FCSC 352 Interior Design II
2 hours. Emphasis on the business knowledge and professional skills needed for a career in interior design, both private and professional. Emphasis on working with clients and development of a portfolio project.
Prerequisite: FCSC 351 Interior Design I or instructor's permission.

FCSC 353 Interior CAD
3 hours. An introduction to computer-aided-design applications using drafting techniques for interior design. Emphasis placed on space-planning principles.
Prerequisite: FCSC 351 Interior Design I or instructor's permission.

FCSC 354 Kitchen and Bath Planning
3 hours. A study of residential kitchen and bath design with focus on appliances, fixtures, construction methods, cabinets, surface materials, and graphics. Students will produce detailed hand drafted floor plans in accordance with NKBA guidelines. Course will include an introduction to perspective drawing in relation to kitchen and bath spaces.
Prerequisite: FCSC 351 Interior Design I.

FCSC 360 Consumer Buying
3 hours. Examination of the consumer as an active agent in the marketplace. Course defines contemporary consumption patterns and uses the decision-making process to familiarize the consumer with appropriate resource allocation to attain desired goals.

FCSC 370 Pattern Drafting and Apparel Design
3 hours. A study of the flat-pattern method of garment design. Each student will use advanced fitting principles to produce a basic fit garment and a personal sloper. The sloper will be used in the production of an original design using flat-pattern techniques. Included in the process is construction of the original design in half-scale and full-scale. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: FCSC 120 Apparel Construction.

FCSC 378 Apparel CAD
3 hours. Emphasis on clothing design by use of draping techniques. Course includes introductory unit focusing on computer-aided-design processes. Each student will complete an original design in half-scale using draping techniques. Additional course fee is required.
Prerequisite: FCSC 120 Apparel Construction.

FCSC 380 Evolution of World Dress
3 hours. Important events in history, combined with values, technology, and conflict, have influenced dress from 3000 B.C. to the early 1900s. The origins of dress are analyzed from the ancient world to the Middle Ages, to the periods identified as Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo, and terminating with clothing styles from the early 20th century.

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. Survey of human nutrition science and contemporary issues affecting stages of the life cycle, from conception to the aging adult. Emphasis 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 460 Apparel Market Analysis
3 hours. Students will examine the role that the textile and apparel industry plays within a global context. Exploring the influence of the interconnective global structures for facilitating and managing textile and apparel trade.

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.

FCSC 490 Senior Seminar
3 hours. Emphasis placed on careers in family and consumer sciences, including graduate school exploration and market readiness skills. The student will design, plan, and present a senior capstone project.
Prerequisite: senior status.

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