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FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

FCS 167 [FACS 1367] BASIC NUTRITION

7 lessons, 1 dietary recall assignment, 1 final exam
Credit 3
Writing Enhanced Course.
Basic principles of nutrition in health and disease. The modern concept of an adequate diet based upon the nutritional needs of the individual is stressed. Two interrelating factors, the influence of nutrition on disease and the influence of disease on nutrition, are stressed. Emphasis is placed on food selection and quality of nutrients in normal diets.

FCS 262 [FACS 2362] NUTRITION

6 lessons, 4 dietary analyses
Credit 3                                                                            Prerequisite: BIOL 2401/245 or take simultaneously and 15 hrs complete.
(Formerly FCS 363) A study is made of the fundamental concepts of nutrition. The various nutrients, their sources, metabolism, physiology and interrelationships are emphasized. Requirements at different stages of growth and development are studied. Experience is provided in making dietary studies and in adjusting meals for individual and population groups.

FCS 266 [FACS 2366] FASHION IN SOCIETY CLOSED

12 lessons, 1 final exam
Credit 3
Basic fashion theory is studied along with theories of dress and adornment from both psychological and sociological perspectives. The course also examines the individual's attitudes toward and perceptions of personal dress and the appearance of others.

FCS 268 [FACS 2368] CONSUMER EDUCATION

10 lessons, 1 final exam
Credit 3
Writing Enhanced Course.
Study of consumer goods and services. It includes the study of rational consumer decisions in an electronic economy, major consumption expenditures, budget management, risk management, financial management, quality assessment, branding, grading, marketing, and consumer legislation.

FCS 369 [FACS 3369] FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

10 lessons, 1 final exam
Credit 3
Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Writing Enhanced Course.
Analysis of the changing and supportive role of the members in the contemporary stages of the family life cycle. Focus is on family heritage, family interaction patterns as well as an emphasis on the individual development and the network of family-based care, and socio-cultural variations forms.


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