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Family and Consumer Sciences
1906 College Heights Blvd #11037
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1037
The Family and Consumer Sciences major at WKU is comprised of 79 hours in the major and 49 hours of general education. The following chart shows course requirements for this major:
PROGRAM FOCUS: The central purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who can successfully assume the positions of family and consumer sciences educators in middle and secondary schools. The graduate will have a broad family and consumer sciences knowledge base as well as the ability to teach others how to use this information to improve personal and family life.
Comprehensive Major (No Minor Required) Requirements
DMT 100 Intro to Housing/Interior Design
IDFM 131 Basic Apparel Construction
HMD 151 Food Science
FACS 180 Foundations in FCS
FACS 191 Child Development
HMD 211 Human Nutrition
IDFM 223 Textiles
FACS 281 Design Foundations for FACS Ed.
FACS 310 Management of Family Resources
FACS 311 Family Relations
FACS 380 Professional Presentation Skills
FACS 381 Methods and Materials in Family and Consumer Sciences
FACS 481 Advanced Methods
FACS 492 Growth and Guidance of Children
FACS 493 Family Life Education
FACS 494 Parenting Strategies
CIS 141 Basic Computer Literacy
Professional Education Courses
MGE 275 Foundations of Middle Grades Instruction
SPED 330 Intro Exceptional Education Diversity in Learning
SEC 351 Teaching Strategies in the Secondary School
SEC 352 Planning for Student Diversity
LTCY 421 Content Area Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades
PSY 310 Educational Psychology: Development and Learning Applied Ed.
EDU 489 Student Teaching Seminar
MGE 490 Student Teaching
SEC 490 Student Teaching
Note: A grade of "C: or better is required in all courses in the major.
Examples of Positions: Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor, County Extension, and public or private business
For more information, please contact the department by phone (270-745-4352) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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