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Courses Offered

FCS 117 CREATING A PERSONAL IMAGE (3)

Three lecture hours per week.

A course designed to aid the student in adapting a fashion appearance appropriate for professional and personal care. Concepts in awareness of personal coloring, figure considerations, hair styling, and use of makeup. Wardrobe planning and selection, accessorizing, and shopping strategies will be emphasized. Specific material for both men and women will be presented. Also listed as FASH 117. Transfer credit: CSU.

FCS 310 NUTRITION (3)
Hours/semester: 48-54 lecture. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Basic concepts of nutrition. Role of nutrients in maintenance of life processes; utilization of food by the body; hunger and appetite; personal nutrition evaluation, the relation between proper nutrition and healthy lifestyle. Special emphasis given to nutrition education and community, national and world nutrition problems. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (E1).

FCS 313 HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE IN NUTRITION (1)

Three lecture hours per week for six weeks. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836.

This course will provide an overview of both traditional and holistic principles of nutrition, including nutrients and their use in preventing nutritional deficiencies and maintaining health. Included in the course will be a critical analysis of nutritional programs such as food combining, vegetarian, and macrobiotics. Attention will also be given to the effects of environment, mind, and emotions on nutrition. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).

FCS 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (.5 or 1 or 1.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Hours/semester: 8-9 lecture for each .5 unit.
Discussion and evaluation of current topics, trends and issues in the field of family and consumer sciences. New concepts include review of research and application of findings. The course will focus on one of the following topics related to nutrition and child-family studies issues: nutrition and aging, nutrition and sports training, nutrition and weight control, nutrition and pregnancy/ lactation, nutrition and HIV/AIDS, nutrition, foods and world culture, and survey/ trends and issues in family and consumer sciences. Transfer credit: CSU.
FCS 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FCS (.5-3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 24 lab hours by arrangement for each .5 unit. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer credit: CSU.