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FCS 1000 - Foundations of Family & Consumer Sciences

 Course Description: FCS 1000: (2-0-2)

Foundations of the discipline of family and consumer sciences, including history and mission; roles in meeting the needs of individuals and families; the integrative nature of the profession; and career opportunities.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. articulate the foundations of family and consumer sciences and the relationship to current and future professional directions;
  2. evaluate personal skills, interests, values, and abilities related to career development in family and consumer sciences;
  3. summarize research and professional resources related to all options of family and consumer sciences;
  4. explain elements and standards of ethical professional practice;
  5. differentiate among professional organizations related to the discipline;
  6. explain the interrelationships of public policy and family and consumer sciences;
  7. identify global issues and trends that impact the discipline; and initiate the development of a professional portfolio.
FCS 1000 Portfolio Assignment (pdf)