Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Department of Applied Human Sciences

Department website: http://www.wku.edu/ahs

Travis Wilson, Department Head
Academic Complex 302F
(270) 745-4352
ahs@wku.edu

Faculty

Professor

Darbi J. Haynes-Lawrence PhD (Special Education), Indiana University-Bloomington, 1998

Travis K. Wilson MARCH (Architecture), University of Oklahoma Norman, 1998

Associate Professor

Carolyn Cox PhD (Textile & Apparel Management), University of Missouri-Columbia, 1999

Karen G. Mason PhD (Nutritional Science), University of Kentucky, 2002

Heather M. Payne-Emerson PhD (Nutritional Science), University of Kentucky, 2010

Adam R. West PhD (Human Development and Family Science), University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Assistant Professor

Ann E. Embry PhD (Hospitality Management), Iowa State University, 2017

Qingfang Song PhD (Developmental Psychology), Cornell University, 2016

Family and Consumer Science Courses

FACS 510    Professional Development Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences    3 Hours

Examines recent developments and trends to enable students to consult and collaborate with other professionals. Provides the foundation for life-long learning and the development of depth and breadth in FACS professions.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

FACS 511    Grant Writing for Child and Family Programs    3 Hours

Introduce and provide students with the background necessary to develop a funding proposal. The grant writing process and how to manage the award will be explored.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; summer 2020; spring 2021

FACS 521    Interior Ergonomics I    3 Hours

Sociological and psychological factors in interior design-separately, in relation to each other, and in relationship to other disciplines.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 522    Interior Ergonomics    3 Hours

Cultural and anthropometric literature related to interior design; interrelationships between culture and anthropometrics.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 531    Cultural Patterns-Dress    3 Hours

In-depth analysis of literature and research to cultural aspects of clothing. Specific cultural emphasis will vary.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 533    Fashion Merchandising    3 Hours

Principles, problems, and practices of curriculum, field experiences, and extended classroom activities related to fashion merchandising.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 535    Textile Analysis    3 Hours

Qualitative and quantitative techniques for physical and chemical analysis of textiles. Planning and conducting textiles analyses and evaluating resulting data.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 536    Seminar in Institutional and Home Environment    3 Hours

Technological, cultural, and educational developments in institutional and home environment. Opportunity to pursue individual interest in specialized areas, e.g., textiles, clothing, merchandising, interior design, housing, foods, home economic education, etc.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 537    Critique and Design of Investigations in Textiles and Clothing    3 Hours

Opportunity to pursue individual interest in specialized areas, e.g., textiles, clothing, merchandising, interior design, housing, foods, nutrition, textiles, home economics education, etc. Critical evaluation of theses and published research.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 540    Infant and Toddler Development and Research    3 Hours

In-depth study of infant and toddler development and theories, integrating and applying current research in relevant areas. Note: Successful completion of an undergraduate child development course required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 541    Home Based Positive Behavioral Supports    3 Hours

Acquaints students with positive behavioral assessment and supports working with parents of typically developing children in home settings. Observation hours required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 542    Stress and Coping in Children    3 Hours

Prepare students to work with children who are facing extreme stress. Factors influencing development of coping skills in children are emphasized. Observation hours required. Note: Successful completion of an undergraduate child development course required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 543    Global Perspectives of Child and Family    3 Hours

Study of similarities and variations of child development, family relations, and parenting among cultures from different regions around the world and in the United States. Note: Successful completion of an undergraduate child development course required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

FACS 544    Issues in Child Care and Early Education    3 Hours

Comprehensive review and discussion of theory, research, practice, and public policy aspects of child care and early education within their cultural and historic contexts. Observation hours required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 550    Youth and Family Theory and Research    3 Hours

Analysis of theories and research relevant to the development of adolescents and family life. Prepare professionals to work with youth and families in various settings. Field work required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

FACS 551    Community, Child, & Youth Program Development    3 Hours

Basic concepts in planning, conducting, administering, and evaluating community child and youth programs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

FACS 560    Family Diversity    3 Hours

Examination of the multiple meanings of family. Particular focus includes the history, demographics, and cultural variations of traditionally marginalized groups and relationships.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 561    Adult Development and Aging in the Family    3 Hours

Examination of the development of the adult through the life cycle and aging processes in the context of family and relationships. Particular interest is paid to biological, cognitive, social, and cross-cultural theories of development.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 562    Advanced Family Resource Management    3 Hours

Advanced study and application of consumerism as it relates to families.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 571    Seminar in Family and Consumer Science Education    3 Hours

No course description is available

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 572    Curriculum Development in Family and Consumer Sciences Education    3 Hours

Curriculum trends in family and consumer sciences education and curriculum development in specialized fields of family and consumer sciences.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 573    Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences Education    3 Hours

Theory and techniques of evaluation in family and consumer sciences education at different levels. Analysis and refinement of instruments; interpretation of results of self-evaluation; and effective administration of programs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 574    Supervision in Family and Consumer Sciences Education    3 Hours

Theory, principles, and techniques of preservice and in-service training of teachers in family and consumer sciences. Emphasis on preparation of supervisory materials and evaluation.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 575    Independent Study in Family and Consumer Sciences    3 Hours

Evaluation of family and consumer sciences investigations. Includes planning and completing an individual study of limited scope.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 577    Child Development Theory and Research    3 Hours

Analysis of current theories and research relevant to the development of social-perceptual cognitive, and physical-physiological processes in children.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

FACS 580    Internship    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Field experience in a family and consumer sciences setting appropriate for the program the candidate is completing.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

FACS 582    Sensory Evaluations and Qualities of Food    3 Hours

Principles and methodologies in sensory evaluations of foods; collection, analysis, and presentation of sensory data; focuses on determinants of quality in foods.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 585    Nutrition for the Elderly    3 Hours

Analysis of literature and research related to nutritional problems of the elderly; analysis of resources that assist them with their specific problems. (Lecture, field trips, and lab)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 598    Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

No course description is available.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; winter 2020; spring 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021

FACS 599    Thesis Research/Writing    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Thesis research and writing directed by faculty committee.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 600    Maintaining Matriculation    1-6 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Continued enrollment for thesis completion.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Gerontology Courses

GERO 501    Perspectives in Aging    3 Hours

Overview of the fundamental theories, issues and concepts in gerontology. Includes individual and societal aging; and disciplinary perspectives of adaptations and changes to aging.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

GERO 503    Policy Foundations of Aging Services    3 Hours

Provides students with knowledge of the policy process and the politics of aging. Focuses on aging policy development and analysis by offering insight into relevant aging issues.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020

GERO 505    Development and Change of Aging Programs    3 Hours

Prepares students to develop gerontology programs and services for diverse aging populations. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and/or administer services in the field of aging.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERO 510    Current Issues in Aging    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Addresses selected topics in aging presented at an advanced level considered key for gerontology professionals.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERO 581    Global Aging    3 Hours

Provides an understanding of international population aging and explores the problems and solutions encountered in different sociocultural contexts for dealing with challenges and opportunities of aging.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

GERO 590    Independent Study in Aging Studies    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Supervised individual study and/or field-based experience in a topic or area of Gerontology of particular interest to the student.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Hospitality Management/Dietetics Courses

HMD 583    Foodservice Systems Management    3 Hours

Combined didactic and supervised practice course that focuses on foodservice systems management in a functional setting. Students will utilize analytical and decision-making skills for designing foodservice management systems and for solving management and operational problems at approved training sites.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; summer 2021

HMD 584    Community Nutrition    3 Hours

Combined didactic and supervised practice course in community nutrition. Special attention is given to the assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of programs targeted to populations with high nutritional risk and diverse backgrounds. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021

HMD 586    Medical Nutrition Therapy in Practice    3 Hours

Combined didactic and supervised practice course that focuses on patient care in health care facilities. Assessment and management of nutritional problems encountered in patients in acute and chronic care settings will be emphasized using the nutrition care process.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dietetic Practice (0451)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; fall 2020; summer 2021

HMD 587    Seminar in Concepts and Methods of Dietetic Practice    3 Hours

Capstone seminar including discussions, didactic practice and presentations in the field of dietetics.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dietetic Practice (0451)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; summer 2020; summer 2021