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Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS)

FACS 180    Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences    3 Hours

Overview of interdisciplinary field of family and consumer sciences, including professional organizations and philosophy of education and service. Emphasizes the culture of the scholar.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Early Childhood Education (249) or Family Consumer Sciences (563)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

FACS 191    Child Development    3 Hours

Study of the prenatal and postnatal factors that influence the physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of children. Implications and applications of concepts learned are stressed. Practical experiences provided in a field setting; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

FACS 192    Working with Young Children and Families    3 Hours

An introductory course for those persons interested in providing services for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children, both with and without disabilities, and their families. Practical experiences provided in a field setting; students are responsible for providing their own transportation.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 193    Curriculum Development for Young Children    3 Hours

Overview of curriculum and activities that are developmentally appropriate for diverse groups or individual children. Practical experiences provided in a field setting; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation.Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 191 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

FACS 198    Guidance and Problem-Solving Approaches for Young Children    3 Hours

Examines developmentally appropriate guidance and problem-solving approaches for young children based on theoretical and evidence-based practices. Child-centered approaches for addressing typical problems found in early childhood settings will be addressed. Field hours are required; students are responsible for their own transportation. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 191

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020

FACS 277    Development in Middle Childhood    3 Hours

Introduction of theories and research on children’s physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development during middle childhood years (6-12 years old). Exploration of impact from important developmental contexts in middle childhood, including family, school, community, and other sociocultural factors. Development of interpersonal skills to interact with children in middle childhood years and critical thinking skills to apply course materials to analyze field experiences. Field experiences will be required. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 191

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 281    Design Foundations for Family and Consumer Sciences Education    3 Hours

The application of design principles and elements as related to FCS state and national standards. Students will utilize technology in the application of design in projects suitable for middle and high school students. Field experience at student's expense.

Course Fee: $30

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 282    Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Education    3 Hours

Introduction to the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences Education including examination of the role, responsibility and dispositions of effective teachers, characteristics of the teaching/learning environment and introductory methods. Participation in youth organizations and professional organizations will be included. Observations and Praxis Exam at student expense.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2022

FACS 292    Diversity in Early Childhood Programs    3 Hours

This course focuses on developing and enhancing the knowledge and skills to work with children and families from diverse developmental, cultural, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds. The exploration of the challenges families face in living in a diverse society and who have a child with special needs will also be reviewed. Implications of diversity for practice with various populations are emphasized throughout the course. Influential theories and relevant research for professionals working with young children and families are discussed. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): (FACS 191 with a minimum grade of C or CFS 191 with a minimum grade of C)

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

FACS 294    Screening and Assessment of Young Children    3 Hours

Overview of the screening and assessment process, preliminary assessment skills, and using assessment results in planning for guidance/instruction of young children. Roles of the family in the screening and assessment process emphasized. Practical experiences provided in a field setting; students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 191 with a minimum grade of C

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021; spring 2022

FACS 297    Family, Community and Early Childhood Program    3 Hours

An introduction to the skills and appropriate techniques of establishing positive relationships with families of young children and involving them in the early childhood program planning, implementation and evaluation. Skills and techniques for building community partnerships and advocating for young children are addressed. Practical experiences provided in a field setting. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

FACS 299    Administration of Early Childhood Programs    3 Hours

Principles and practices in organization and management of developmentally appropriate early childhood programs. Includes managing physical, personnel, fiscal, curricular, agency, community and family resources. At least 12 field-based hours will be required in addition to regular course meetings. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 294 (may be taken concurrently)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

FACS 310    Management of Family Resources    3 Hours

Study of consumer and marketplace interactions in the purchase of goods and services. Decision-making processes are applied to individual and family resources for achieving maximum personal satisfaction.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

FACS 311    Family Relations    3 Hours

Study of issues affecting individual and family well-being. Interpersonal relationships and communication skills necessary to achieve quality of life are addressed. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code SB

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

FACS 312    Professional Ethics for Family Life    3 Hours

Exploration of professional and family ethical codes of conduct, dilemmas and moral decisions. Real life application using ethical decision-making problem-solving, and critical thinking for interacting within family relationships and human services professions.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022

FACS 313    Practicum in Human Environment    3 Hours

Supervised work experience for a fixed period of time. Students perform professional functions with a pre-approved, cooperating organization. Field experience.

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

FACS 335    Infant/Toddler Development and Curriculum    3 Hours

Study of infant and toddler physical, cognitive, language, and social/emotional development. Application of child development to developmentally appropriate curriculum and classroom and teaching practices. Practical experiences in a field setting; students are responsible for providing their own transportation. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 193

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

FACS 336    Preschool and Kindergarten Children Development and Curriculum    3 Hours

Study of early childhood (preschool and kindergarten) physical, cognitive, language, and social/emotional development. Application of child development to developmentally appropriate curriculum and classroom and teaching practices. Practical experiences in a field setting; students are responsible for providing their own transportation. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 193

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

FACS 380    Professional Presentation Techniques in Family and Consumer Sciences    3 Hours

Study of organization, development, delivery and evaluation of various presentation and demonstration techniques, including technology, as they relate to all areas of family and consumer sciences. Field trips at student's expense.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Family and Consumer Sciences (372) or Family Consumer Sciences (563)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 381    Methods and Materials in Family and Consumer Sciences Education    3 Hours

A study of family and consumer sciences curriculum patterns including objectives, methods of planning and presentation, laboratory organization, home and community projects, instructional materials, evaluation, and federal and state legislation for vocational education and family and consumer sciences. Note: Proof of passing Praxis Core for FACS Education majors or consent of instructor is required.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 380 and MGE 275

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2021; fall 2022

FACS 391    Risk and Resilience    3 Hours

Focuses on the development of social and emotional skills as they relate to resilience in children. Risk factors will be explored. Field experiences will be required. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): (FACS 191 with a minimum grade of C or CFS 191 with a minimum grade of C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 393    Role of Play in Child Development    3 Hours

Theoretical and empirical perspectives connecting play to children's learning and development will be examined. Students will examine the role of play in relation to brain development.

Prerequisite(s): (CFS 191 with a minimum grade of C or FACS 191 with a minimum grade of C)

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior, Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek or Senior.

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

FACS 395    Child and Family Stress    3 Hours

Acquaint students with major concepts from the research and conceptual literature on family stress and resilience. Examines stress as experienced and perceived by children and their families. Factors that influence children's coping with stress are emphasized.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior, Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; summer 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022

FACS 396    Adoption Theories and Research    3 Hours

Review of theories and research underlying practice with families and children who have been adopted. Offers an understanding of challenges, risks, and opportunities related to adoptive and birth families. Types and critical issues of adoption will be reviewed.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 399    Implications of Research in Family and Child Studies    3 Hours

Explores the processes and implications of research related to family and child studies. Students will gain understanding and develop skills needed to be consumers of scientific literature.

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior, Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

FACS 410    Internship    1-9 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Application of knowledge and skills in a supervised experience. Students perform professional functions in an appropriate establishment. Repeatable to a maximum of 6 hours. (Note: Application must be submitted to coordinator of the Internship Program one complete semester prior to the semester a student plans to do the practicum. A 2.5 grade point average in professional courses is required for eligibility and completion of all 300 level courses required).

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021; winter 2022; spring 2022; summer 2022

FACS 411    Special Topics in Consumer and Family Science    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Individual investigation of problems selected from an area of specialization within the department. Repeatable for credit. Note: Approval from the head of the department required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; winter 2022; spring 2022; fall 2022

FACS 422    Adolescent Psychology    3 Hours

Introduction to behavior and development from early adolescence, emphasizing a critical review of research and literature.

Prerequisite(s): (PSY 100 or PSYS 100 or PSYC 100C or FACS 191)

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Equivalent(s): PSY 422

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022

FACS 481    Advanced Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences Education    3 Hours

A study of the background and trends in education for improving family and consumer sciences. Career and Tech Ed training for high school youth and adults including an understanding of state and federal accountability requirements. Emphasis on working with persons with diverse backgrounds. Lecture. Field trips at student's expense. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 381

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2021

FACS 482    Resource Management for the Individual and Family    3 Hours

A study of the factors affecting the management of the home in meeting the needs of individuals and creating a satisfying environment for the family. Special consideration is given to those problems involving the use of time, energy, and money. Lecture-field trips at student's expense. Curriculum changes in process. See FCS advisor.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students in Family Consumer Sciences (563)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 491    Seminar in Family Economics    1 Hour

Current literature in family and consumption economics are studied and discussed. Curriculum changes in process. See FCS advisor.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 492    Growth and Guidance of Children    3 Hours

Study of the biological, physical, social-emotional, and cognitive needs of infants and school-aged children. The strategies by which these needs may be met within the family, the school, and other environments are discussed.

Prerequisite(s): (FACS 191 with a minimum grade of C or CFS 191 with a minimum grade of C) and PSY 100

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

FACS 493    Family Life Education    3 Hours

Study of various perspectives of family life education, principles and practices, including program planning, implementation and evaluation. Field experiences required at student's expense.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022; fall 2022

FACS 494    Parenting Strategies    3 Hours

Study of the major theoretical and practical approaches to effective parenting strategies within functional families. Emphasis is placed on practicing techniques and skills which are developmentally appropriate for different ages of children.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2020; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; winter 2021; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021; winter 2022; spring 2022; summer 2022; fall 2022

FACS 495    Family and Relationship Violence    3 Hours

A study of the dynamics underlying interpersonal violence and theoretical perspectives regarding the etiology of violent behavior. Analysis of behaviors indicative of violent relationships and various treatment modalities as they are applied to individuals and families are emphasized.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2020; fall 2020; summer 2021; fall 2021; summer 2022; fall 2022

FACS 496    Addressing Challenging Behavior in Young Children    3 Hours

Examination of young children's challenging behaviors and strategies for developing behavior support plans across settings. Practical experiences in a field setting; students are responsible for providing their own transportation. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): FACS 191

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2020; fall 2021; fall 2022

FACS 497    Family Home Visiting    3 Hours

Focuses on the design, implementation and effects of human service programs aimed at promoting service provision in a variety of settings. Review of best practice, policy, and research with families and young children in natural environments. Field experience hours required. Student is responsible for transportation. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): (FACS 395 or FACS 494)

Restriction(s): Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Post-Baccalaureate-Degree Seek or Senior.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; spring 2022; summer 2022

FACS 499    Family Policy Analysis    3 Hours

An examination of the place of family and child studies in the context of broader themes, such as public policy and varying social and economic climates. This course is designed to integrate research, theory, and practice, applying former education to a variety of family and child issues.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2020; spring 2021; spring 2022