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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Family and Consumer Sciences Plan of Study

Family and Consumer Sciences Major: Bach Sci | Family and Consumer Sciences Minor | Family and Consumer Sciences Major - Support: Bach Sci | Family and Consumer Sci Major - Interim Occ Cert: Bach Sci
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Family and Consumer Sciences Major: Bach Sci

   

   Major Courses (37 cr. to be chosen)

   
      NSC 1250   Health Problems (FCS/NFS/NSC*) 4 cr.  Biological approach to health and disease in man. Study of drugs, smoking, alcohol, venereal disease, sex education, nutrition, heredity, and topics of current interest. (For non-science majors.) 
      NFS 2260   Introductory Food Science (FCS/NFS*) 3 cr.  Examination of the basic composition, structure and properties of foods and the chemistry of changes occurring during preparation and storage. Laboratory experience in basic culinary techniques and methods of food preparation. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. 
      NFS 2270   Human Nutrition (FCS/NFS*) 3 cr.  Study of nutrients in foods and their involvement in the function of human body systems. Problems in and programs for meeting personal, family, national, and world nutritional needs. 
      PSY 2700   Child Psychology (FCS/PSY*) 4 cr.  Principles of growth, maturation, and learning relating to child development. Interaction of hereditary and environmental factors influencing the social, cognitive, and personality development of the child. Theories and research relative to the psychology of the child from the prenatal period through late childhood. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
      PSY 3130   Adolescent Psychology (FCS/PSY*) 4 cr.  Nature of pre-adolescent and adolescent behavior and its underlying dynamics; systematic study of modern concepts for understanding and dealing with the adolescent and pre-adolescent in our society. Emphasis on normal behavior development as it relates to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of adolescents. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
      RST 3530   Marriage and the Family (FCS/RST*/SOC) 4 cr.  Marriage and family studied from the Biblical, theological, economic, technological, and sociological aspects. (Interdisciplinary.) Prerequisite: junior or senior status. 
      FIN 3700   Life Cycle Financial Planning (FCS/FIN*) 3 cr.  Basic planning of personal finances to satisfy personal and family life cycle goals. Topics include: budgeting, consumer credit, investments, insurance, personal residences and real estate, retirement plans, and individual income taxes. The life cycle of personal investment strategies is explored. 
      FCS 3750   Human Shelter and Environment (FCS*/MRM) 4 cr.  Emphasis on the impact of design and environment on individuals and families. Environments are studied as they relate to social, psychological, economic, and legislative conditions in society. Interior design fundamentals and the impact of the designed environment on human behavior. Space planning, furnishing, and selection of materials and components for interiors. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour academic service-learning component.) 
      CF  4500   Issues Challenging Children and Families (CF*/FCS) 3 cr.  A survey of issues that present challenges to children and families. Students learn how current societal factors present stress to the family as it seeks to nurture the emotional/social and cognitive development of children. Assessment of community resources available for families. 
      FCS 4530   Teaching Personal Development and Career Planning 3 cr.  Introductory course in the career development process. Students participate in an interactive learning experience that involves self-discovery, career investigations and planning, and the use of technological and community resources. An externship in an individual’s pathway of choice is required. 
      FCS 4950   Senior Seminar 2 cr.  Integration of program competencies and deepening of students' practical understanding of positive influences on the social, emotional, physical, and economic well being of children and adolescents. A culminating action research project and presentation are designed to develop reflective practitioners who are attuned to significant issues in the field. 
Family and Consumer Sciences Minor    

   Minor Courses (21 cr. to be chosen)

   
      NFS 2260   Introductory Food Science (FCS/NFS*) 3 cr.  Examination of the basic composition, structure and properties of foods and the chemistry of changes occurring during preparation and storage. Laboratory experience in basic culinary techniques and methods of food preparation. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours. 
      NFS 2270   Human Nutrition (FCS/NFS*) 3 cr.  Study of nutrients in foods and their involvement in the function of human body systems. Problems in and programs for meeting personal, family, national, and world nutritional needs. 
      PSY 2700   Child Psychology (FCS/PSY*) 4 cr.  Principles of growth, maturation, and learning relating to child development. Interaction of hereditary and environmental factors influencing the social, cognitive, and personality development of the child. Theories and research relative to the psychology of the child from the prenatal period through late childhood. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
      PSY 3130   Adolescent Psychology (FCS/PSY*) 4 cr.  Nature of pre-adolescent and adolescent behavior and its underlying dynamics; systematic study of modern concepts for understanding and dealing with the adolescent and pre-adolescent in our society. Emphasis on normal behavior development as it relates to the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual growth of adolescents. Prerequisite: PSY 1010. 
      FIN 3700   Life Cycle Financial Planning (FCS/FIN*) 3 cr.  Basic planning of personal finances to satisfy personal and family life cycle goals. Topics include: budgeting, consumer credit, investments, insurance, personal residences and real estate, retirement plans, and individual income taxes. The life cycle of personal investment strategies is explored. 
      FCS 3750   Human Shelter and Environment (FCS*/MRM) 4 cr.  Emphasis on the impact of design and environment on individuals and families. Environments are studied as they relate to social, psychological, economic, and legislative conditions in society. Interior design fundamentals and the impact of the designed environment on human behavior. Space planning, furnishing, and selection of materials and components for interiors. (3 hours lecture, 1 hour academic service-learning component.) 
Family and Consumer Sciences Major - Support: Bach Sci    

   Support Course (3 cr. to be chosen)

   
      SOC 1020   Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.  Foundations and principles of social order, social control, social institutions, and social life in America and other cultures. Focus on how people’s conditions, character, and life chances are influenced by organizations and institutions. Emphasis on critical thinking about practices and beliefs in a variety of social contexts. 
Family and Consumer Sci Major - Interim Occ Cert: Bach Sci    

   Occupational Edu Courses (10 cr. to be chosen)

   

      Practicum Courses (4 cr. to be chosen)

   
         FCS 2930   Practicum in Children and Youth Services 1 cr.  Fifty hours of experience working with children and/or youth. 
         FCS 2940   Practicum in Educational Services 1 cr.  Fifty hours of experience in an educational setting. 
         FCS 3930   Practicum in Family Services 1 cr.  Fifty hours of experience in a family service agency. 
         FCS 3940   Practicum in Consumer Services 1 cr.  Fifty hours of experience in consumer services. 

      Vocational Edu Courses (6 cr. to be chosen)

   
         EDU 4450   Foundations of Vocational Education 2 cr.  Principles of vocational education; understanding the learning process in the vocational education classroom, particularly as applied to work-based learning; working with individual differences (developmental, cultural, motivational) as students are guided to increasingly complex work-based learning. Prerequisites: EDU 3120, EDU 3300, and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
         EDU 4540   Theory & Techniques of Instruction Vocational Fmly&Consumer Sci (6-12) 4 cr.  Theory of instruction, methods, and materials in the secondary subject-matter fields in which students expect to teach; observations of classroom procedures; and participation in a field placement in which students plan, teach, and assess student performance. Emphasis is on the application of effective instructional theory and practice for diverse student populations. Students develop unit plans within their disciplines that demonstrate their competence in lesson planning, while employing a variety of teaching and assessment strategies. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 1 hour. Offered Fall only. Prerequisites: EDU 2000 and EDU 3120 and admission to the Teacher Education Program. 
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