Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

FCS 220 Young Children and Families (Units: 3)

Growth, development, and enculturation of the child within the family setting through age nine; intra-family relationships; parent-child relations. Environmental influences affecting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. [Formerly CFS 320]

FCS 223 Infants, Toddlers, and Families (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to upper-division Family and Consumer Sciences and Child and Adolescent Development majors.

Prenatal, infants, and toddlers: factors that influence growth. Parental and adult influences on the sensorimotor, cognitive, emotional, and social growth of infants/toddlers. Physiological changes and psycho-social aspects of pregnancy and the birth process. [Formerly CFS 323]

FCS 312GW Gender, Race, Class, and Family Diversity - GWAR (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to upper-division Family and Consumer Sciences majors; GE Area A2.

Gender, social class, and racial and ethnic diversity in family life, theories of intersectionality, colorism, and racial identity. Family life and how we "do" family within systems (e.g., social, political, economic systems) that privilege some while hindering others in their ability to function and thrive. (Plus-minus ABC/NC) [Formerly CFS 312GW]

Course Attributes:

  • Graduation Writing Assessment

FCS 321 Adolescents and Families (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Growth and development of children from middle childhood through adolescence. Patterns of maturation and individual differences. Parent-child interactions. The transition from a family-centered toward a peer-centered environment. Problems confronting adolescents in contemporary society. [Formerly CFS 321]

FCS 325 Transitions in the Family Life Cycle (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to upper-division Family and Consumer Sciences majors.

Transitions in relations throughout the family life cycle. Dynamics of family interactions within family systems. Divorce, remarriage, stepfamilies, and related issues. Implications of recent research for personal and family decisions. The role of family life educators in family transitions. (Plus-minus letter grade) [Formerly CFS 325]

FCS 355 Nutrition for Wellness (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division standing; GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4; or consent of the instructor.

Reliable and unreliable health information sources, present research and current controversies on common health problems and dietary inter-relationships. [Formerly CFS 355]

Course Attributes:

  • UD-B: Physical Life Science

FCS 420 Assessment and Observation with Children (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: CAD 210* or FCS 220* or equivalent.

Interpretation, evaluation, and practice of measurement and assessment tools used with children including observation techniques and standardized tests. [Formerly CFS 420]

FCS 422 Early Childhood Education Curriculum: Birth to Five (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Family and Consumer Sciences majors; CAD 210 or FCS 220 or equivalent.

Activities and learning materials that facilitate cognitive, emotional, social, physical, language, and creative development of children from birth to five: art, music, language arts, science, and dramatic play. Observing and recording children's behavior. [Formerly CFS 322]

FCS 423 Administration of Programs for Young Children (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: FCS 220 and FCS 223 or equivalents.

Organization, administration, development, and evaluation of programs serving young children in group settings: philosophy, program design, staffing, licensing, housing, equipment, funding, and parent involvement. [Formerly CFS 423]

FCS 426 Family Stress, Coping, and Resilience (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Family resilience and ways in which diverse families react to and resolve crises with an emphasis on the nature of crises, impact on family functioning, and methods of prevention, management, and intervention. [Formerly CFS 426]

FCS 428 Children and Families with Violence, Abuse, and Neglect (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for FCS 728: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites for FCS 428: Restricted to upper-division Family and Consumer Sciences and Child and Adolescent Development majors; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor.

Child and family violence, abuse, and neglect throughout the life cycle with a cross-cultural focus. Family patterns of victimization, profiles of victims and perpetrators, family and child relationship perspectives, and intergenerational patterns of victimization. Intervention issues and services.
(FCS 728/FCS 428 [Formerly CFS 728/CFS 428] is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

FCS 430 Management Dynamics: Life Goals and Decisions (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Restricted to upper-division Family and Consumer Sciences majors.

Needs, values, goals, standards, policies, and decision-making processes central to the dynamics of managing resources in the performance of individual, family, and professional roles. (Plus-minus letter grade) [Formerly CFS 430]

FCS 481 Family and Consumer Sciences and Nutrition and Dietetics Field Experience (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division standing and consent of the instructor. Advance course application is required. Forms can be obtained from the department office.

Field experiences may be taken concurrently with approval. Field experience in an area of emphasis. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [Formerly CFS 481]

FCS 524 Supervised Experiences with Children, Family, and Community (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to upper-division Family and Consumer Sciences majors; FCS 220, FCS 223, and FCS 422.

Preparation for professional employment in organizations that serve children, families, and the greater community. Discussion of topics related to standards and ethics, creative thinking, problem-solving, and collaborative decision-making. Completion of 120 hours of supervised and documented field experience with in-class reflection and review. (Plus-minus letter grade) [Formerly CFS 424]

FCS 543 Sustainability in the Textile, Housing, and Food Industries (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for FCS 743: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites for FCS 543: Upper-division standing; GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor.

Sustainable principles and practices, energy and water efficiency, resource conservations, economic, health, and environmental issues, and rating systems applied to projects. Evaluation of sustainable products and processes.
(FCS 743 [Formerly CFS 743]/FCS 543 [Formerly CFS 543] is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Environmental Sustainability

FCS 600 Professional Development (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduating Apparel Design and Merchandising, Family and Consumer Sciences, Interior Design, and Foods & Community Nutrition concentration in Nutrition & Dietetics seniors; GWAR course.

Professional roles and career opportunities. Portfolio development. Trends and issues in the fields of apparel, interior design, and family and consumer sciences using an integration of subject matter. [Formerly CFS 600]

FCS 657 New York Fashion Study Tour (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Six units of coursework in Apparel Design & Merchandising or consent of the instructor.

The New York fashion center. Guided tours of Seventh Avenue designer salons, the garment district, museums, famous retailers, and other areas influencing today's fashion. [Formerly CFS 657]

FCS 685 Projects in Teaching of Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Upper-division Family Interiors Nutrition & Dietetics (FINA) majors; approval of the supervising instructor; grade of B or better in course in which student will be a teaching assistant.

Teaching experiences in Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel (FINA) through assigned instructional projects in a classroom and under the guidance of a member of the faculty. Training in pedagogical principles including supervised classroom teaching activities. (Plus-minus letter grade only) [Formerly CFS 685]

FCS 699 Independent Study (Units: 1-3)

Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of the instructor.

Intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by formal petition requiring signed approval of instructor. Advance course reservation in the department. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [Formerly CFS 699]

FCS 700 Seminar: Trends and Issues (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Family and Consumer Sciences or School of Design.

Trends and issues in discipline-specific fields affecting individuals, families, and communities. Review of research and application of findings to problems. (This course is offered as FCS 700 [Formerly CFS 700] and DES 701 [formerly DAI 701]. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

FCS 710 Family and Consumer Sciences Research Applications (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Restricted to graduate standing in Family and Consumer Sciences; FCS 700; first level writing proficiency.

Critical analysis of existing research and the development of the culminating experience proposal. [Formerly CFS 710]

FCS 728 Children and Families with Violence, Abuse, and Neglect (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for FCS 728: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites for FCS 428: Restricted to upper-division Family and Consumer Sciences and Child and Adolescent Development majors; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor.

Child and family violence, abuse, and neglect throughout the life cycle with a cross-cultural focus. Family patterns of victimization, profiles of victims and perpetrators, family and child relationship perspectives, and intergenerational patterns of victimization. Intervention issues and services.
(FCS 728/FCS 428 [Formerly CFS 728/CFS 428] is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

FCS 743 Sustainability in the Textile, Housing, and Food Industries (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for FCS 743: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites for FCS 543: Upper-division standing; GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor.

Sustainable principles and practices, energy and water efficiency, resource conservations, economic, health, and environmental issues, and rating systems applied to projects. Evaluation of sustainable products and processes.
(FCS 743 [Formerly CFS 743]/FCS 543 [Formerly CFS 543] is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

Course Attributes:

  • UD-D: Social Sciences
  • Environmental Sustainability

FCS 761 Advanced Apparel Design (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for FCS 761: Restricted to Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel graduate students or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites for ADM 661: Restricted to Apparel Design & Merchandising graduating seniors; ADM 361 and ADM 362; concurrent enrollment in ADM 560 and FCS 600; GPA of 2.5 or higher; or consent of the instructor.

Advanced apparel design related to diverse populations. Development of design prototypes based on creative research and market analyses. Lecture, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. Extra fee required.
(FCS 761 [Formerly CFS 761]/ADM 661 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

FCS 769 Visual Merchandising and Promotion (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for FCS 769: Restricted to Family and Consumer Sciences graduate students or consent of the instructor.
Prerequisites for ADM 569: Restricted to Apparel Design & Merchandising graduating seniors; ID 240; a college-level drawing class; concurrent enrollment in ADM 560 and FCS 600; GPA of 3.0 or higher; or consent of the instructor.

Application of principles of visual presentation in window displays, point-of-purchase, and other retail venues. Practice with equipment, materials, and techniques used in the presentation of merchandise. Principles and methods of promotion for manufacturers and retailers. [CSL may be available]
(FCS 769 [Formerly CFS 769]/ADM 569 is a paired course offering. Students who complete the course at one level may not repeat the course at the other level.)

FCS 863 Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship (Units: 3)

Prerequisite for FCS 863: Graduate standing.
Prerequisite for MGMT 863: Restricted to graduate Business students; graduate students in other majors with the consent of the Faculty Director of Graduate Programs.

Exploration of how entrepreneurial individuals and companies find innovative methods to leverage scarce resources in the pursuit of social values. Special focus on socially responsible business practices used in the apparel industry. (AB/NC grading only) [CSL may be available]
(This course is offered as FCS 863 [Formerly CFS 863] and MGMT 863. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.)

FCS 881 Internship (Units: 3-6)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

Field experience offered in cooperation with a private or public profit or non-profit organization that enables students to acquire competencies and experience required for fulfilling professional responsibilities. Written critique of experience required. May be repeated for a total of 6 units [Formerly CFS 881]

FCS 891 Directed Readings in Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Directed reading under the supervision of a faculty member in the department. [Formerly CFS 891]

FCS 895 Field Study (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) for the Master of Arts and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

(CR/NCR, RP grading option) [Formerly CFS 895]

FCS 897 Research in Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel (Units: 3)

Prerequisite: Approval of the department.

Research topics germane to Family and Consumer Sciences and/or Nutrition and Dietetics. May not be used to satisfy the 30-unit minimum for ATC. May be repeated with departmental approval. (CR/NC grading only)

FCS 898 Master's Thesis (Units: 3)

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and major adviser; approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) for the Master of Arts and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies. ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

(CR/NC grading only) [Formerly CFS 898]

FCS 899 Independent Study (Units: 2-4)

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

An intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of a faculty member in the department. Enrollment by formal petition requiring signed approval of the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Available only to students who have done previous work in the department. Must be scheduled with the instructor one semester in advance. May be repeated for a total of 6 units. [Formerly CFS 899]