FCS-FAMILY AND CHILD SCIENCE
- FCS 121. Financial Fitness for College Students - 1 cr.
- An introduction to personal financial practices in post high school and or college lives. Emphasis is placed on budgeting, savings, investment, college debt, student loans, credit cards, scams and consumer protection.
- FCS 181. Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships - 3 cr.
- Developing social skills within friendships, dating relationships, marriage, parenting, and families.
- FCS 300. Special Topics - 1-4 cr.
- Specific subjects and credits announced in the Schedule of Classes. Maximum of 4 credits per semester and a grand total of 9 credits.
- FCS 380. Family Dynamics - 3 cr.
- The dynamics of family relationships and changes influencing contemporary families. Interaction between the family and other social systems will be examined. Open to nonmajors.
- FCS 381. Middle Childhood Development in the Family - 3 cr.
- Research and theory relevant to the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of the child from age five to age twelve. Attitudes, knowledge, and skills related to working with school-age children in the family system. Observation in a variety of settings may be required.
- FCS 383. Parenting and Child Guidance - 3 cr.
- Theories, principles, and skills essential for parents and professionals in guiding children within the family system. Problem prevention techniques are stressed. Prerequisite: either PSY 201G, SOC 101G or C EP 110G or consent of instructor.
- FCS 424. Field Experience: Issues and Ethics - 4 cr.
- Supervised work experience in community agencies providing services to family systems. Discussion of professional issues and ethical dilemmas. A total of 8 credits must be taken. Consent of instructor required. Prerequisite(s): FCS 380 or equivalent, junior standing, and an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and consent of instructor. Restricted to: Main campus only. Restricted to FCS majors.
- FCS 446. Adolescent Development and the Family - 3 cr.
- Research and theory relevant to the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of the child from age 12 to age 18. Attitudes, knowledge, and skills related to working with adolescents in the family system. Observation in a variety of settings may be required. Prerequisites: either 6 credits of social science or consent of instructor.
- FCS 447. Infancy and Early Childhood in the Family - 3 cr.
- Research and theory relevant to prenatal development and the physical, mental, and socio-emotional development of the child from birth to age five. Attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed for working with young children and their families. Prerequisite: either 6 credits of social science or consent of instructor. Open to nonmajors.
- FCS 448. The Aging Family - 3 cr.
- Research and theory related to the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of older adults. Attitudes, knowledge, and skills related to working with older adults in the family system, including normative, and nonnormative transitions. Prerequisites: either 6 credits of social science and FCS 380, or consent of instructor.
- FCS 449V. Family Ethnicities and Subcultures - 3 cr.
- Comparative study of American family subsystems with respect to selected social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. Interaction of these subsystems in American society. Differentiated assignments for graduate students.
- FCS 450. Equine Assisted Learning - 3 cr.
- Covers the complex relationship between horses and humans. Students are introduced to human psychological theories and methods of how people and horses can work together and the application of such structured learning settings using horses to achieve learning outcomes. Students will also be introduced to horsemanship including proper use and maintenance of equipment, safety, handling, basic care, behavior of horses and benefits of the horse. Consent of instructor required. Crosslisted with: ANSC 450
- FCS 492. Special Problems - 1-4 cr.
- Individual research in a selected subject area of family and consumer sciences. Maximum of 4 credits per semester and a total of 6 credits.