Family and Consumer Sciences Courses
All candidates for the Family and Consumer Sciences major must complete a series of general education requirements as well as a total of 36 hours in the Human Environmental Sciences Department.
These courses include the following core, along with one course in clothing and fashion merchandising and one course in interior design.
The remainder of the student’s required 36 hours is to be completed within the Human Environmental Sciences Department in Child Development, Clothing and Fashion Merchandising, Foods and Nutrition, Interior Design or Family and Consumer Sciences.
FCS 290 FOUNDATIONS IN FAMILY AND FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCES: Historical and theoretical perspectives, and current trends in various disciplines in Human Environmental Sciences are explored. Students will be provided with the foundation to apply human systems theory and life course development to their area of specialization in Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Fashion Merchandising and Design, Food and Nutrition, and Interior Design. 1 hour
FCS 424 PROFESSIONAL PERSCPECTIVES IN FCS: Investigation of historic development, interdisciplinary nature, integrative approach, and ethical perspectives of Family and Consumer Sciences field of study; introduction to professional opportunities within business, education, research, and service agencies; formulation of individual career plan. This course is ethics intensive. 3 hours
FCS 355 FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: The use of human resources to promote individual and family development. Emphasis on family life management skills from a woman's perspective. 3 hours
FN 227 NUTRITION Basic principles of human nutrition with emphasis on nutrients, factors which affect their utilization in the human body, and the significance of application in diets for individuals and groups. 3 hours
CD 335 MARRIAGE & FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS A functional course designed to help the student achieve an understanding of family systems, personality, communication, and decision making as related to successful marriage and family living. 3 hours
ECO 274 CONSUMER ECONOMICS An analysis of consumer decision making in the marketplace; government protection for the consumer; consumer credit institutions; insurance, investment, management of personal finances, and retirement and estate planning. 3 hours*For a listing of general education requirements for all majors, see the Meredith College Course Catalogue.