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Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Courses

FCS 294 Topics in Family and Consumer Science

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Hours:9 - 72 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This course is designed to give the students an opportunity to study topics in Family and Consumer Science that are consumer or job oriented and not included in current course offerings. Topic courses may be taken 1 time for credit.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • develop analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills as they relate to the study of Family and Consumer Science areas.
  • understand and apply principles of Family and Consumer Sciences.

FCS 295 Independent Studies in Family and Consumer Science

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

This is an independent studies course in Family and Consumer Sciences. Related projects will be assigned under the supervision of a Family and Consumer Sciences faculty member.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • design and discuss a proposal of study with a supervising Family and Consumer Science instructor.
  • demonstrate the ability to independently pursue a course of study or project in family and consumer science.
  • prepare a final report or project incorporating results of study or activities.

FCS 324 Human Development: A Life Span

  • Same As:PSYC 370
  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Advisory:ENGWR 300 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b); CSU Area D9; CSU Area E1; IGETC Area 4
  • C-ID:C-ID PSY 180
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

Students will study the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of humans from conception through the life span. Emphasis will be placed on the theoretical and practical application of developmental principles including atypical aspects of development. Major developmental theories concerning life span development will be studied. Topics from conception to death will be presented including: conception, prenatal development, including prenatal developmental complications, physical, cognitive, social, emotional developmental, and developmental issues. Included in these broad developmental areas are learning, brain development, personality, morality, and societal influences on development. Atypical development and challenges to optimal development will be included. The course also examines end of life issues and bereavement. This is a foundational course for careers in the educational, social, psychological, and medical fields. Students may receive credit for FCS 324 or PSYC 370, but not both.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify developmental factors that are influenced by heredity and environment including factors that lead to atypical and delayed development.
  • describe and give examples of how the scientific method can be used to evaluate research in life span development.
  • evaluate the research on the influence of nature and nurture.
  • compare and contrast how identity is developed and how identity changes during the life span.
  • analyze how the concept of gender influences development.
  • examine cultural factors that shape development and influence values, attitudes, and beliefs.
  • analyze a major life event or time period based on life span theories.

FCS 495 Independent Studies in Family and Consumer Science

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021

Independent Studies in Family and Consumer Education offers students the opportunity to explore topics and interests that are not available through a current semester's regular course offerings. Students must have a faculty member willing to support and evaluate the student's progress towards the student's learning objectives. UC transfer credit will be awarded only after the course has been evaluated by the enrolling UC campus. The units completed for this course cannot be counted towards the minimum 60 units required for admissions.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • design and discuss a proposal of study with a supervising Family and Consumer Science instructor.
  • demonstrate the ability to independently pursue a course of study or project in family and consumer science.
  • prepare a final report or project incorporating results of study or activities.

FCS 499 Experimental Offering in Family and Consumer Science

  • Units:0.5 - 4
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2021