Courses Offered

FCS 113 TEXTILES (3)

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

Study of natural and chemical fibers; yarns and cloth construction, weaving, finishing, dyeing. Study of purchase, use and care of textiles. Federal legislation, cost and labeling as related to consumer use. Student will examine the various characteristics of fibers and fabrics, including health and comfort levels on the body. Also listed as FASH 113. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (C1).

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 119 CLOTHING, CULTURE AND SOCIETY (3)

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

Study of bodily adornment in terms of cultural, ethnic, historical, sociological, psychological, and economic considerations. Comparison will be made of various cultures and subcultures. Fashion trends and merchandising techniques as they affect the consumer will also be discussed. Student will examine the importance of clothing as an expression of individual and group identity. Also listed as FASH 119. Transfer credit: CSU (C1).

FCS 212 CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY (3)

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

An overview of contemporary family and community issues influencing childhood. Interactions among the child, family, school, peers, media, and the community are explored. The course focuses on the socialization process, including cultural and ethnic diversity, parenting styles, gender roles, and the role of the community. Community resources available to children and families are also covered. Also listed as ECE. 212. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (D3).

FCS 213 CHILD-PARENT RELATIONS (3)

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

Emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of children with an emphasis on a multicultural approach to parent-child relations, diversity of family systems in today's society, and how these influence the developing child. Also listed as ECE. 214. Transfer credit: CSU (E1).


FCS 310 NUTRITION (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. 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 311 CHILDREN’S NUTRITION (1)
Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
This course is designed to assist parents of young children to develop an understanding of how nutrition contributes to mental and physical growth. The student will learn ways to teach these principles to young children. There will be simple food preparation techniques, and an examination of current literature. Transfer credit: CSU.

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.)

Minimum of 8 lecture hours 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.

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