Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Courses in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Curriculum

1300. Introduction to Human Sciences. V:1-3
Overview of the human sciences profession and its interrelationships with the natural and social sciences and the arts, study of the mission and philosophical bases of the profession, emphasis on professional opportunities in the field. Open to all students; required of all human sciences majors.

4300. Problems in Human Sciences. V:1-3
Guided independent study in one of the program areas in human sciences. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing in human sciences, consent of the department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

4302. Honors Tutorial. V:1-3
Guided independent study and research in the student's selected major in human sciences. Prerequisites: junior and senior standing, 3.25 GPA, completion of at least 15 semester hours in human sciences and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

4601. Practicum in Human Sciences. V:3-6
Supervised work experience in a setting appropriate to the student's specialization within human sciences. Prerequisites: senior standing and at least 24 semester hours in human sciences. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

Family and Consumer Sciences

4310. Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences. 3(3-0)
Analysis of occupational programs which are designed to meet needs of special populations; projects are designed for specialized laboratory settings and the workplace environment. Observations of occupational programs are included. Prerequisites: junior standing and completion of 9 semester hours of human sciences course work.

4311. Professional Applications in Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences. 3(3-0)
Classroom study and application of skills through field experiences in the occupational areas of human sciences; institutional maintenance; hospitality services; food production management and services; services for the elderly; child care and guidance management; fashion design; apparel and textiles production and management; housing, home furnishings and equipment management; production and services. Prerequisite: junior standing.

4312. Methods and Teaching Strategies in Family and Consumer Sciences. 3(3-0)
Principles of teaching the various subject matter areas in family and consumer sciences, including food science and nutrition, to secondary students, out-of-school youth and adults. Emphasis is on program planning; development and evaluation; curricula and other teaching materials; department management, record keeping and reporting. Prerequisites: junior standing.

4370. Human Sciences Seminar: A Capstone Experience. V:1-3
Seminar focusing on the integration of the Human Sciences specializations to meet the needs of individuals and families. Leadership; ethics; public policy at local, state, national and international levels; contemporary social issues that affect individuals and families; a capstone course where students work in teams representing various specializations to integrate concepts of problem solving. Prerequisite: senior standing.

4610. Directed Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences. 6(6-0)
Supervised student teaching in family and consumer sciences programs in selected high schools. Full-day, Monday through Friday, laboratory experience for at least 10 weeks; scheduled seminars on university campus. Prerequisites: HSCI 4312, overall GPA of 2.5, senior standing. Students are expected to furnish their own transportation for directed teaching.

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