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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

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College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The focus of Family and Consumer Sciences is to enhance the skills and knowledge that will promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Our programs and profession focus on individuals and families in order to achieve an optimum balance between people and their environments. The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences is to empower individuals and families to function interdependently in a global society.

Specializations

  • BA: Fashion Merchandising and Design / Consumer Studies / Family Studies / Nutrition and Food / Single Subject Matter for the California Teaching Credential: for more details visit http://www.csus.edu/facs/
  • BS: Special Major in Dietetics: for more details visit http://www.csus.edu/facs/
  • Dietetic Internship (Post Baccalaureate): for more details visit http://www.csus.edu/facs/

Special Features

  • Faculty in Family and Consumer Sciences come from diverse educational backgrounds and expertise. Faculty members promote and integrate a holistic approach to understanding individuals and families while preparing students for professional careers or graduate study.
  • The Department is equipped with state of the art laboratories for textiles, food, and teacher credentialing preparation courses.
  • Support facilities include a Costume Collection gallery. Visit the virtual gallery at http://www.csus.edu/facs/.
  • The Dietetics and the Dietetics Internship programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association; the Family Studies program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations; and the Single Subject Pre-Credential program is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
  • Through its internship program, the Department provides an opportunity for students to work under the supervision of a professional in business, education, government, or public service settings. Internships (FACS 195C) are planned in advance with an advisor.
  • The Department sponsors three student organizations for students to participate in several professional organizations related to their major concentrations.
  • In addition to serving majors and minors, the Department provides service and general education courses for other majors including classes that meet the graduation requirements for the writing intensive, and race and ethnicity categories.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

Minimum total units required for the BA: 120
A minimum grade of "C-" is required for all prerequisite courses within and outside the Department.

Courses in parentheses are prerequisites.

Students should consult a Department advisor before choosing a concentration.

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree - Concentration - Fashion Merchandising and Design

Units required for Major: 51

The concentration prepares students for careers in the field of apparel, including design, manufacturing, distribution, marketing, and consumption. The program emphasizes the contemporary and historical ways of meeting the economic, physiological, psychological, and sociological needs of consumers relative to apparel and textile products.

A. Required Core Courses (27 units)

(3)

ECON 1B

Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis OR

MKTG 101

Principles of Marketing

(3)

FACS 30

Fashion and Human Environment

(3)

FACS 31

Textiles

(3)

FACS 32

Fundamentals of Apparel Production

(3)

FACS 100

Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences (6 FACS units completed. FACS majors only)

(3)

FACS 168

Senior Seminar (21 FACS units)

(3)

SOC 8

Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research OR

STAT 1

Introduction to Statistics (MATH 9 or three years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra and one year of geometry; completion of ELM requirement and the Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test)

(6) Select two from the following:

FACS 10

Nutrition and Wellness

FACS 50

The Family and Social Issues

FACS 140

Family Resource Management (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

B. Required Upper Division Courses (21 units)

(3)

FACS 130

History of Fashion

(3)

FACS 131

Quality Analysis: Apparel (FACS 31, FACS 32)

(3)

FACS 133

Creative Principles of Apparel Design (FACS 30 and FACS 31)

(3)

FACS 134

Introduction to the Fashion Industry

(3)

FACS 136

Fashion Retailing (FACS 134)

(3)

FACS 137

Clothing, Society, and Culture

(3)

FACS 139

Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy (FACS 134 or MKTG 101)

C. Electives (3 units)

Select 3 units from the following:

 

FACS 135

Merchandise Buying (FACS 134)

FACS 195C

Internship (Upper division status; instructor permission obtained in preceding semester; 2.5 GPA or above)

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree – Concentration - Consumer Studies

Units required for Major: 51

The concentration prepares students for careers in consumer protection, advocacy, mediation, and family financial management and counseling. The program emphasizes the processes governing family financial management, consumer rights, law, protection, and redress. Students interested in becoming credentialed as an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC) awarded by the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE) should contact a Consumer Studies Advisor about requirements.

A. Required Core Courses (24 units)

(3)

ECON 1B

Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis

(3)

FACS 10

Nutrition and Wellness

(3)

FACS 50

The Family and Social Issues

(3)

FACS 140

Family Resource Management (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

(3)

FACS 141

Family Finance

(3)

FACS 100

Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences (6 FACS units completed; FACS majors only)

(3)

FACS 168

Senior Seminar (21 FACS units)

(3)

SOC 8

Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research OR

STAT 1

Introduction to Statistics (MATH 9 or three years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra and one year of geometry; completion of ELM requirement and the Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test)

B. Required Upper Division Courses (27 units)

(3)

COMS 119

Conflict Resolution through Communication OR

HROB 155

Conflict Management and Negotiation

(3)

FACS 128

Consumer Technologies and Environments

(3)

FACS 142

Consumer Issues

(3)

FACS 143

Consumer Policy (GOVT 1, GOVT 150 or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS 147

Financial and Legal Aspects of Aging (FACS 141 or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS 149

Family Financial Counseling (FACS 141 and senior status)

(3)

FACS 195C

Internship (Upper division status; instructor permission obtained in preceding semester; 2.5 GPA or above)

(3)

MGMT 101

Legal Environment of Business (Business pre-major, Business major, a business minor, a Construction Mgmt major, a Mech Engr Tech major, or a Music Mgmt major)

(3) Select one from the following:

FACS 137

Clothing, Society, and Culture

FACS 159

Adulthood and Aging in Human Development (A human development course or instructor permission)

FACS 162

Family Support Services (A minimum of 12 units in FACS upper division family area courses)


Requirements - Bachelor of Science - Dietetics Special Major

Please go to Special Major program page for more information about the Dietetics Special Major.

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree – Concentration - Family Studies

Units required for Major: 51

The concentration prepares students for careers in various human service fields. The program emphasizes an understanding of human development, family communication, and diverse families. The program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for academic programs in Family Life Education. (Also see certificate program in Family Life Education.)

A. Required Core Courses (24 units)

(3)

FACS 10*

Nutrition and Wellness

(3)

FACS 30

Fashion and Human Environment

(3)

FACS 50

The Family and Social Issues

(3)

FACS 100

Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences (6 FACS units completed; FACS majors only)

(3)

FACS 140

Family Resource Management (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

(3)

FACS 141

Family Finance

(3)

FACS 168

Senior Seminar (21 FACS units)

(3)

SOC 8

Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research OR

STAT 1

Introduction to Statistics (MATH 9 or three years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra and one year of geometry; completion of ELM requirement and the Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test)

B. Required Lower Division Courses (3 units)

(3)

FACS 52

The Child in the Family

C. Required Upper Division Courses (24)

(3)

FACS/COMS 108

Family Communication (COMS 8, FACS 50, SOC 166 or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS 150

Family Stress and Coping: Multicultural Focus (FACS 50 or equivalent with instructor permission; GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

(3)

FACS 152

Adolescent Development (CHDV 30, or CHDV 35, or FACS 52 or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS/CHDV 154

Issues in Parenting (CHDV 30, CHDV 35, FACS 52, or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS 155

Family Life Education (Junior or Senior standing, or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS 159

Adulthood and Aging in Human Development (A human development course or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS 162

Family Support Services (A minimum of 12 units in FACS upper division family area courses)

(3)

HLSC 134

Understanding Human Sexuality OR

 

NURS 160

Human Sexuality OR

 

PSYC 134

Psychology of Human Sexuality (PSYC 2)

*Child, Family, and Society will be accepted as an alternative to comply with the CSU Lower Division Transfer Pattern.

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts – Concentration - Nutrition and Food

Units required for Major: 53

The concentration prepares students for careers in the field of nutrition, food management, and food product development and sales. The program emphasizes the role of nutrition and food in individual and family health, connotations of food use, and the management of commercial and noncommercial food systems.

A. Required Core Courses (31 units)

(3)

BIO 10

Basic Biological Concepts OR

BIO 20

Biology: A Human Perspective

(5)

CHEM 1A

General Chemistry I (High school chemistry and college algebra; sufficient performance on the college algebra diagnostic test, or equivalent, or minimum grade of "C" in CHEM 4) OR

CHEM 6A

Introduction to General Chemistry (One year high school algebra)

(3)

FACS 9

Food Safety and Sanitation (Open only to FACS majors/minors and Dietetic special majors)

(3)

FACS 10

Nutrition and Wellness

(3)

FACS 11

Principles of Food Preparation

(3)

FACS 50

The Family and Social Issues

(3)

FACS 140

Family Resource Management (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

(3)

FACS 100

Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences (6 FACS units completed; FACS majors only)

(3)

FACS 168

Senior Seminar (21 FACS units)

(3)

SOC 8

Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research OR

STAT 1

Introduction to Statistics (MATH 9 or three years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra and one year of geometry; completion of ELM requirement and the Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test)

Note: BIO 10, CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, CHEM 20, and STAT 1 are recommended for students who plan to complete the dietetics special major or graduate studies in nutrition.

B. Required Upper Division Courses (22-23 units)

(3)

FACS 107

Nutrition Education, Communication, and Counseling (FACS 10 and an additional 3 FACS units)

(4)

FACS 110

Food Production and Sustainability (FACS 9, FACS 10 and FACS 11 )

(3)

FACS 113

Nutrition and Metabolism (BIO 10 or BIO 20; and CHEM 1A or CHEM 6A)

(12-13 units) Select four from the following:

(3)

FACS 114

Cultural and Social Aspects of Food (FACS 10; Student must be a FACS major/minor or a Dietetic special major to enroll in this course)

(3)

FACS 115

Nutrition in the Lifespan (FACS 113)

(4)

FACS 116

Foodservice Management (FACS 110)

(3)

FACS 117

Community Nutrition (FACS 107, FACS 113 and FACS 115)

(3)

FACS 118A

Medical Nutrition Therapy I (FACS 113 and BIO 131 or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS 118B

Medical Nutrition Therapy II (FACS 118A and CHEM 161 or instructor permission)

(3)

FACS 119

Nutrition and Aging (FACS 113 or the equivalent with instructor permission)

(3)

FACS/BIO 170

Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism (CHEM 161 and FACS 113 or instructor permission)

Requirements - Bachelor of Arts Degree – Concentration - Single Subject Matter Program (Pre-Credential Preparation)-Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Units required: 49

The Subject Matter Program leads to a BA in Family and Consumer Sciences and meets the subject matter content requirement for a teaching credential.

Note: A minimum grade of "C-" for all courses is required for admission into the teacher preparation program. Teaching credential candidates must also complete the Professional Education Program to qualify for a teaching credential. Consult the FACS Department credential advisor and the College of Education Student Service Center for further information regarding requirements.

A. Required Core Courses (22 units)

(3)

FACS 10

Nutrition and Wellness

(3)

FACS 30

Fashion and Human Environment

(3)

FACS 50

The Family and Social Issues

(3)

FACS 100

Research: Methods and Application in Family and Consumer Sciences (6 FACS units completed; FACS majors only)

(3)

FACS 140

Family Resource Management (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

(3)

FACS 168

Senior Seminar (21 FACS units)

(3)

SOC 8

Sense and Nonsense in Social Issues and Research OR

STAT 1

Introduction to Statistics (MATH 9 or three years of high school mathematics which includes two years of algebra and one year of geometry; completion of ELM requirement and the Intermediate Algebra Diagnostic Test)

(1)

FACS 195A

Field Study: Selected Areas in Family and Consumer Sciences (Instructor permission)

B. Required Lower Division Courses (15 units)

(3)

FACS 9

Food Safety and Sanitation (Open only to FACS majors/minors and Dietetic special majors)

(3)

FACS 11

Principles of Food Preparation

(3)

FACS 32

Fundamentals of Apparel Production

(3)

FACS 52

The Child in the Family OR

CHDV 30

Human Development OR

CHDV 35

Child and Adolescent Development

(3)

INTD 15

Introduction to Interior Design

C. Required Upper Division Courses (13 units)

(4)

FACS 110

Food Production and Sustainability (FACS 9, FACS 10 and FACS 11)

(3)

FACS 130

History of Fashion OR

 

FACS 137

Clothing, Society, and Culture

(3)

FACS 141

Family Finance

(3)

FACS/CHDV 154

Issues in Parenting (CHDV 30, CHDV 35, FACS 52 or instructor permission) OR

FACS 155

Family Life Education (Junior or Senior standing, or instructor permission)

Requirements - Minor

Units required for the Minor: 24, all of which must be taken in Family and Consumer Sciences. A minimum of 12 upper division units is required. Courses must be selected from at least two areas of Family and Consumer Sciences in consultation with a FACS advisor. Specific course requirements are:

(3) Select one from the following:

FACS 10

Nutrition and Wellness

FACS 31

Textiles

FACS 50

The Family and Social Issues

 

FACS 140

Family Resource Management (GWAR certification before Fall 09; or WPJ score of 80+; or 3-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W; or 4-unit placement in ENGL 109M/W and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X; or WPJ score 70/71 and co-enrollment in ENGL 109X)

(21)

Courses selected from two concentrations of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Career Possibilities

Fashion Merchandising and Design: Apparel Engineer · Buyer · Clothing Designer · Fashion Coordinator · Distributor · Fashion Editor · Fashion Forecaster · Fashion Reporter · Inventory Specialist · Magazine Editor · Merchandiser · Product Analyst · Quality Control Analyst · Regional Manager · Retail Manager · Sales Representative · Stylist · Technical Designer · Textile Designer · Theater Costuming · Visual Merchandiser

Family Studies: Consumer and Family Resources · Community-Based Social Services · Community Education · Early Childhood Education · Family Life Educator · Family Planning · Family Support Services Provider · Government and Public Policy · Health Care and Family Wellness · Marriage and Family Enrichment · Parenting Educator · Prenatal and Maternity Services · Preschool and Adult Day Care Director · Sexuality Educator · Youth Advisor

Nutrition and Foods/Dietetics: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing · Community/Public Health Nutritionist · Degreed Nutritionist · Entrepreneur/Consultant · Food Service Manager/Hospitality · Nutrition and Health Educator · Nutrition Program Representative · University/Research Centers. Additional careers in Dietetics: Registered Dietitian · Clinical Dietetics-Hospital/Health Care

Faculty

Wendy Buchan, Jerry Cook, Lynn Hanna, Dianne Hyson, Minjeong Kang, Ann Moylan, Dong Shen, Mical Shilts, Seunghee Wie

Contact Information

Seunghee Wie, Department Chair
Judi Brenner, Administrative Support Coordinator
Mariposa Hall 3000
(916) 278-6393
http://www.csus.edu/facs/



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