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Consumer and Family Studies Discipline Courses Details

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CFS 312 GW : Families, Individuals, and Environments-GWAR

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better; enrollment limited to CFS majors.
Description: Family Consumer Sciences through understanding common knowledges base from the study of apparel design/merchandising, child/family development over the life span, foodservice management/nutrition, interior design/housing, and resource management. ABC/NC grading only.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 320 : Children and Families

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Growth, development, and enculturation of the child within the family setting through adolescence; intra-family relationships; parent-child relations. Environmental influences affecting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. Participation in action project involving children.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Development
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 321 : Adolescents and Families

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Growth and development of children from middle childhood through adolescence; patterns of maturation and individual differences. Parent-child interactions; transition from family-centered toward peer-centered environment. Problems confronting adolescents in contemporary society.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Development
  • Segment III Cluster - Children in Families and Society
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CFS 322 : Early Childhood Education Curriculum (Birth to Five)

Prerequisites: CFS 320 or equivalent.
Description: 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.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CFS 323 : Infant/Toddler Development

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Prenatal and infant/toddler development: factors that influence development. Parental and adult influences on sensorimotor, cognitive, emotional, and social development of infants/toddlers. Physiological changes and psycho--social aspects of pregnancy and the birth process.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Human Development
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 324 : Administration of Infant/Toddler Programs

Prerequisites: ENG 114 or equivalent and CFS 323.
Description: Administration and supervision of group programs to provide quality care for infants and toddlers. Caregiving to support the development of attachment, perception, motor skills, cognition, language, social skills, feelings, and a sense of self in a safe and healthy environment.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 325 : Transitions in the Family Life Cycle

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Transitions in relations throughout the family life cycle; dynamics of family interactions within family systems. Divorce, remarriage, step families and related issues. Implications of recent research for personal and family decisions. Role of marriage and family professionals
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CFS 351 : Asian Food, Culture, and Hospitality

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Cross listed with HTM 351. For course description, see HTM 351. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Food, Cuisine, and Culture
  • Cultural, Ethnic, or Social Diversity (CESD)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CFS 352 : Foods, Production, and Service

Prerequisites: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Description: Food preparation, standards, and techniques in food production and service. Factors affecting quality of foods. Practical experience in production and service in accordance with standards, sanitation and safety, and cost control. This course is offered as CFS 352, DFM 352, and HTM 352. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix. (Formerly CFS 250.)
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Food, Cuisine, and Culture
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 355 : Nutrition for Wellness

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor.
Description: Reliable and unreliable health information sources, present research and current controversies on common health problems and dietary inter-relationships.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Health and Wellness
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 356 : Foods and World Culture

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Art and science of foods and their consumption in relation to historical, national, geographical, racial, and religious customs. Distinctive cuisine of various cultures. Evaluation of dietary habits in relation to nutritional needs of individuals.
General Education:
Units: 3

CFS 420 : Assessment and Observation with Children

Prerequisites: CFS 320 or equivalent.
Description: Interpretation, evaluation, and practice of measurement and assessment tools used with children, including observation techniques and standardized tests.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CFS 423 : Administration of Programs for Young Children

Prerequisites: CFS 320 and CFS 323 or equivalent.
Description: Organization, administration, development, and evaluation of programs serving young children in group settings: philosophy, program design, staffing, licensing, housing, equipment, funding, and parent involvement.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 424 : Supervised Experiences with Young Children

Prerequisites: CFS 320, CFS 322, CFS 423 (CFS 423 may be taken concurrently), or consent of instructor.
Description: Observation and participation in guiding learning experiences in preschool settings. Developing, using, and evaluating educational activities for young children.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 426 : Family Crises: Drug Dependency and Eating Disorders

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Crisis and crisis intervention theories; common disruptions in family experience; alcohol/drug dependency and eating disorders; codependency; new directions in solutions that re-establish family functioning.
General Education:
  • Segment III Cluster - Family Dynamics and Societal Change
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 428 : Children and Families with Violence, Abuse, and Neglect

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: 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; intergenerational patterns of victimization. Intervention issues and services. (Paired with CFS 728. Students who have completed CFS 728 may not take CFS 428 for credit.)
General Education:
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 430 : Management Dynamics: Life Goals and Decisions

Prerequisites: Upper division standing; priority enrollment for CFS majors.
Description: Needs, values, goals, standards, policies, and decision-making processes central to the dynamics of managing resources in the performance of family and professional roles.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 453 : Nutrition in the Life Cycle

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in DFM 253 or CFS 355. Priority given to CFS/D majors and graduating seniors.
Description: Modification of nutritional needs with changes in the life cycle. Significance of nutrition for growth and development from conception through adolescence. Influence of nutrition on the aging process.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 481 : Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Field Experience

Prerequisites: Upper division standing and consent of instructor. Field experiences may be taken concurrently with approval.
Description: Field experience in area of emphasis. Advance course application is required. Forms can be obtained from the department office. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 2-4

CFS 543 : Sustainability in the Textile, Housing, and Food Industries

Prerequisites: Upper division standing.
Description: Sustainable principles and practices, energy and water efficiency, resource conservations, economic, health and environmental issues, rating systems applied to projects; evaluation of sustainable products and processes. (Paired with CFS 743. Students who have completed CFS 743 may not take ID 543 for credit.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 600 : Professional Development

Prerequisites: Graduating senior; completion of GWAR course.
Description: 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. (Cross listed with ADM/ID 600. May not be repeated under alternate prefix.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 657 : New York Fashion Study Tour

Prerequisites: 6 units of course work in clothing and textiles or consent of instructor.
Description: 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.
Units: 3

CFS 685 : Projects in Teaching of Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics

Prerequisites: Upper division standing in CFS/D and approval of supervising instructor; and grade of B or better in course in which student will be teaching assistant.
Description: Teaching experiences in CFS/D 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. (Students may earn a maximum of 4 units toward the baccalaureate degree for any course(s) numbered 685 regardless of discipline.) (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 699 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Description: Intensive study of a particular problem under 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.
Units: 1-3

CFS 700 : Seminar: Trends and Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences

Prerequisites: None
Description: Trends and issues in family and consumer sciences. New concepts; review of research; and application of findings to problems of families, individuals, and curricula.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Fall 2013

CFS 728 : Children and Families with Violence, Abuse, and Neglect

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: Paired with CFS 428. See CFS 428 for course description. Students who have completed CFS 428 may not take CFS 728 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 743 : Sustainability in the Textile, Housing, and Food Industries

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: Paired with ID 543. See ID 543 for course description. Students who have completed ID 543 may not take CFS 743 for credit.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 760 : Seminar in Clothing and Textiles

Prerequisites: 6 upper division units related to topic emphasis. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule.
Description: May be repeated once when topic varies.
Units: 3

CFS 760 : The Clothing Industry: Economics of Clothing

Prerequisites: 6 upper division units related to topic emphasis.
Description: An investigation of the ready-to-wear industry, including its history, recent developments in clothing manufacturing, nature of clothing research by the clothing industry. Critical analysis of existing research.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 761 : Advanced Clothing Design Problems

Prerequisites: ADM 361, ADM 362.
Description: Paired with ADM 661. See ADM 661 for course description. Students who have completed ADM 661 may not take CFS 761 for credit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 769 : Visual Merchandising and Promotion

Prerequisites: ADM 369, ID 240, and a college level drawing class.
Description: Paired with ADM 569. For course description, see ADM 569. Students who complete ADM 569 may not take CFS 769 for credit. (Plus-minus letter grade only.) [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 794 : Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

Prerequisites: Classified graduate standing; completion of NURS 720 and consent of instructor.
Description: Cross listed with NURS 794. For course description, see NURS 794. (May not be repeated under alternate prefix..)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 863 : Seminar in Social Entrepreneurship

Prerequisites: Graduate standing.
Description: 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.) This course is offered as CFS 863 and MGMT 863. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix. [CSL may be available; consult index for page reference.]
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 881 : Internship

Prerequisites: None
Description: Field experience offered in cooperation with a private/public profit or non-profit organization that enables students to acquire competencies and experience required for fulfilling professional responsibilities. Written critique of experience required.
Units: 3-7

CFS 891 : Directed Readings in Family and Consumer Sciences/Dietetics

Prerequisites: M.A. candidacy in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Description: Directed reading under supervision of a faculty member in the department.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 895 : Field Study

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) for the Master of Arts and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 897 : Research in Family and Consumer Sciences/Dietetics

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.
Description: Research topics germane to family and consumer sciences and/or dietetics. May not be used to satisfy the 30-unit minimum for ATC. May be repeated with departmental approval.
Units: 1-3

CFS 897 : Research in Family and Consumer Sciences/Dietetics

Prerequisites: Approval of department.
Description: Research topics germane to family and consumer sciences and/or dietetics. May not be used to satisfy the 30-unit minimum for ATC. May be repeated with departmental approval. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 1

CFS 897 : Research in Family and Consumer Sciences/Dietetics

Prerequisites: Approval of department.
Description: Research topics germane to family and consumer sciences and/or dietetics. May not be used to satisfy the 30-unit minimum for ATC. May be repeated with departmental approval.
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 898 : Master's Thesis

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and major adviser; approval of Advancement to Candidacy (ATC) for the Master of Arts and Culminating Experience (CE) forms by Graduate Studies.
Description: ATC and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration. (CR/NC grading only.)
Units: 3
Latest Offering: Spring 2014

CFS 899 : Independent Study

Prerequisites: None
Description: An intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by formal petition requiring signed approval of instructor, adviser, and department chair. Available only to students who have done previous work in the department. Must be scheduled with instructor one semester in advance. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.
Units: 2-4
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