Bulletin--Consumer & Family Studies Discipline


College of Health and Human Services
(See Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Undergraduate Courses

160 Clothing Study (3)

Basic principles and concepts in the clothing field. Emphasis on pattern analysis, selection, fitting, and technical and experimental construction processes. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. [CAN H EC 10]

161 Clothing Analysis (3)

Basic style features, construction techniques and characteristic quality of ready-to-wear apparel in different price lines. Principles and elements of design related to ready-to-wear apparel. Personal fashion analysis. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. [CAN H EC 20]

212 Introduction to Consumer and Family Studies (3)

Nature of home economics field and its role in serving individuals and families in their living and working environments: commonalities shared from clothing/textiles, interior design/housing, foods/nutrition, family/child development, and individual/family resource management.

230 Life Management (3)

Assessment of various types of resources available to individuals and families. Principles and concepts in managing the use of resources to achieve individual, family, and societal goals.

240 Color and Design (3) [GE]

Color and design theories considered in depth; basic visual elements and principles of design, their properties and relationships; developing sensitivity to, and judgment of, design. [CAN H EC 4]

242 Graphic Communications for Interior Design (3)

Introduction to the vocabulary, tools, and graphic techniques used by interior designers in communicating their proposed solutions to a design problem. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

243 Delineation for Interior Designers (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 240 and 242. Professional perspective and rendering presentations of interior design solutions. Application of basic graphic communication techniques and principles. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

250 Foods, Production, and Service (3)

Principles of food preparation, standards, and techniques in food production and service. Emphasis on factors affecting quality of foods. Practical experience in food production and service in accordance with food standards, sanitation and safety, and cost control.

252 Nutrition (3)

Prerequisite: completion of part of science requirement for General Education. Nutritional needs through the life cycle; psychological, economic, and cultural influences on nutritional practices. Maintenance of family health. [CAN H EC 2]

256 Weight Control and Nutrition (3)

Exploration of application of nutrition knowledge to weight control. Discussion of theories, costs, controls, prevention, and treatment of weight related problems. Review of current research and literature on nutrition/food and weight control.

260 Fashion Illustration (3)

Experience with concepts, techniques, and media in illustrating contemporary and historical dress on the fashion figure. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

312 Families, Individuals, and Environments (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 212. Integrative focus of home economics field through understanding individual and family development over the life span and the support provided in their environments by professionals in clothing/textiles, family/child development, foods/nutrition, and interior design/housing.

320 Children and Families (3) [GE]

Growth, development, and enculturation of the child within the family setting and through middle childhood; intra-family relationships with emphasis on parent-child relations. Environmental influences affecting children's cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development. Observation of children and/or participation in action project involving children.

321 Adolescents and Families (3) [GE]

Growth and development of children from middle childhood through adolescence with emphasis on patterns of maturation and individual differences. Parent-child interactions; transition from family-centered toward peer-centered environment. Problems confronting adolescents in contemporary society.

322 Early Childhood Education Curriculum (Birth to Five) (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: CFS 320 or equivalent. Activities and learning materials which facilitate cognitive, emotional, social, physical, language, and creative development of children from birth to five. Curriculum areas include art, music, language arts, science, and dramatic play. Techniques of observing and recording children's behavior.

323 Infant/Toddler Development (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Prenatal and infant/toddler development with emphasis on the factors which 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.

324 Administration of Infant/Toddler Programs (3)

Prerequisite: completion of ENG 114 or equivalent. Administration and supervision of group programs designed to provide quality care for infants and toddlers in group settings. Components of programs for infants and toddlers including 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.

325 Transitions in the Family Life Cycle (3) [GE]

Transitions in relationships throughout the family life cycle; dynamics of family interactions within family systems. Implications of recent research for personal and family decisions.

328 Family Relations and Older Adults (3)

Life transitions during and after middle age. Effects on family interactions of: mid-life crisis; menopause; empty-nest syndrome; roles of grandparents; retirement; divorce in the later years; aging parents; illness and death of the elderly.

330 Family and Consumer Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 100, 101. Socio-psychological, economic, and demographic characteristics as determinants of consumption. Analysis of family expenditures for individual and family well-being, and for possible impact on societal resources and the environment.

341 The Materials of Interior Design (3)

Materials and techniques used in furnishing interiors. The relationship between design and quality of materials and construction used in the design product. Interrelationships among basic components of interiors.

342 Heritage of Housing and Interior Design I (3)

Residential architecture and furnishings prior to and including the seventeenth century, with emphasis on the periods which have greatly influenced American housing and interior design.

343 Heritage of Housing and Interior Design II (3)

Residential architecture and furnishings of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with emphasis on the periods which have greatly influenced American housing and interior design.

344 Interior Design Solutions I (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 242, 341. Functional and aesthetic design of environments based on human needs and standards. Application of principles of design and color to residential spaces (Fall) and commercial spaces (Spring). Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit. May be repeated for credit.

345 Heritage of Interior Design and Housing (3)

An analysis of design in residential environments. Emphasis on philosophies and societal conditions which influenced the design of furnishings, interiors, and the housing structure from the Egyptian period through the Victorian period.

347 Housing for People with Special Needs (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: CFS 344. Housing needs generated by special conditions and circumstances. Emphasis on the elderly, handicapped, or other occupant types. Implications from research for the functional and aesthetic design of neighborhoods, interior spaces, and furnishings. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

349 The Housing Structure and Its Component Parts (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 242. Comparative evaluation of construction processes, component parts and systems of environmental control used in housing environments. Translation of three-dimensional space, structural components, and systems in two-dimensional media. Classwork, two units, laboratory, one unit.

353 Foodservice Systems Management (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing. Organization and management of foodservice systems. In-depth study of the functional areas within foodservice systems, such as production and service management, sanitation and safety, cost control, and human resources. Daily business operation procedures.

354 Foods, Nutrition, and the Consumer (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 150 and 252. Food production and food distribution as they relate to food consumption and to nutrient values. Factors affecting price and quality. Consumer decision-making. Food selection, comparison, and purchasing for home and institutions.

355 Nutrition for Wellness (3) [GE]

Prerequisites: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Reliable and unreliable health information sources, present research and current controversies on common health problems and dietary interrelationships.

356 Foods and World Culture (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 150 and 252 or DIET 253. Art and science of foods and their consumption in relation to historical, national, geographical, racial, and religious customs. An understanding of distinctive cuisine of various selected cultures. Evaluation of dietary habits in relation to nutritional needs of individuals.

362 Clothing Design I (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 160 (test or course) or equivalent. Application of principles of design to clothing. Current trends in French and American fashion applied to the development of original designs by the flat pattern method. Development of the basic pattern and fitting problems. Extra fee required. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

363 Clothing Design II (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 160 (test or course) or equivalent. Development of original clothing designs by the French draping process. Historical perspective and its influence on contemporary costume design. Extra fee required. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

364 Fashion, Clothing, and Society (3)

Social, psychological, and economic forces which underlie fashion and affect both the consumer and the clothing market. Physiology and safety of clothing; clothing for specific individuals and family members.

365 Fashion Forecasting (2)

Prerequisite: CFS 364 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Examination of the forces in society which influence fashion changes and apply these forces and current fashion data to develop a trend report. Analysis of colors, silhouettes, fabrication, and accessories to make a seasonal fashion report.

366 Textiles (3)

Natural and chemical fibers; yarn and cloth construction; labeling, federal legislation, finishing, dyeing, stain removal, and detergency.

367 Textile Laboratory (1)

Must accompany CFS 366. Laboratory experiences in yarn and cloth identification, textile fiber identification through microscopic and chemical testing; stain removal, detergency, dye, and finish tests.

369 Fashion Merchandising (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 364. Structure of the ready-to-wear apparel industry, including the functions and policies of the various types of retail stores as these relate to the promotion of fashion merchandise. Consideration of the various factors which affect the merchandising of fashion apparel.

412 CFS Senior Integrative Seminar: Professional Focus (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 212 and senior standing. Exploration of solutions to consumer and family problems using an integration of subject matter with the objective of improving the quality of life for individuals and families in their home environments. Professional roles and career opportunities.

420 Seminar: Children and Families (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 320 or equivalent. Interpretation and evaluation of current literature and research concerning children and their families. Opportunity for individual study in areas of special interest.

421 Children and Stress (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Issues and research concerning parental characteristics, pervasive influences, social forces, and situations which stress the child and hinder development. Application of specific, positive strategies for emotional support and nurturance of children concerning divorce, death, family change, and other areas of stress.

422 Child Care Issues (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Examination of current trends, issues, and research concerning the availability and options for quality child care. Effects on the child of various types of care, characteristics of "quality" care, regulations, accreditation, funding, and advocacy.

423 Administration of Programs for Young Children (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 320 or equivalent. Research, theory, techniques, and materials for teaching infants, toddlers, and young children. Organization, administration, development, and evaluation of programs in early childhood education. Evaluation of experiences with young children.

424 Supervised Experiences With Young Children (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 320. Previous or concurrent enrollment in CFS 423. Observation and participation in guiding learning experiences of young children in the preschool settings. Experience in developing, using, and evaluating educational activities for young children.

426 Family Crises (3) [GE]

Crisis and crisis intervention theories; common disruptions in family experience: abusive/battering relationships, alcoholism, birth of a handicapped child, disability, promotion/success, relationships, beginnings and endings, step-parenting, teen-runaways, unemployment, new directions in solutions that re-establish family functioning.

427 Families with Alcohol/Drug Dependency and Eating Disorders (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Family roles and relationship perspectives in families with alcohol/drug dependency and eating disorders; special focus on codependency. Recovery issues; intervention services for families; career paths for service providers.

428 Families with Violence, Abuse, and Neglect (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Patterns of victimization in families with violence, abuse, and neglect; profiles of victims and perpetrators; family relationship perspectives; intergenerational patterns of victimization. Intervention issues; services for families; career paths for professionals.

429 Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: upper division standing or consent of instructor. Relationship perspectives in divorce, remarriage, and stepfamilies; social, economic, and legal trends and issues. Roles of divorce professionals.

430 Management Dynamics: Life Goals and Decisions (3) [GE]

Critical analysis of basic needs, values, goals, standards, policies, and decision-making processes central to the dynamics of managing resources in the performance of family and professional roles. Open to high sophomores and above.

431 Personal/Family Income Management (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 430 or 436. Personal income distribution trends in the United States. Factors influencing financial decisions; establishing individual income distribution; major-cost goods and services; credit, health care, insurance, security; public and private agencies as resources for better management of personal or family incomes.

432 Consumer Issues and Public Policy (3)

Prerequisite: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Consumer issues and processes of effective decision-making in informationally imperfect markets, and analysis of problems unique to multicultural groups. Consumer sovereignty, consumer laws and policy issues, and the roles of consumer interest organizations in helping the consumer.

436 Human Resources and Time Management (3)

Prerequisite: CFS 430. Sociocultural, familial, and environmental conditions, programs and policies related to the development of human resources. Analysis of human capabilities in the use of time and other family resources and the impact on personal productivity.

439 Consumer Issues and Well-Being of Older Americans (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 430 and 431 or consent of instructor. Analysis of the financial well-being of families and individuals at pre-retirement and retirement stages; exploring the concerned issues in buying goods and services: food, clothing, types, and alternatives in selecting dwellings, health insurance, credit, etc. Assessing the private and public programs available to enhance their well-being, and developing strategies to meet their anticipated and critical needs.

444 Interior Design Solutions II (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 240, 344, 349. Advanced problems in interior design. Designing interiors for specific clients. Methods and techniques for interpreting design solutions to clients and others. Techniques of costing design solutions. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

445 Computer-Aided Drafting for Interior Designers (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 242 and DAI 321. Computer-aided design and drafting for the designer of interiors. Specification writing, cost estimating, record keeping, and other uses of the computer in the business of interior design are also introduced.

453 Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: college-level course in nutrition. 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.

454 Selected Topics in Nutrition (1-3)

Prerequisite: course work in nutrition or related area. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. In-depth study of a particular topic in nutrition. Intensive exploration of the application of nutrition knowledge to the needs for special groups. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

455 Food, Beverage, and Catering Management (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 150, 353, and 285 or DIET 152. Management of food and beverages as they relate to planning, production, supervision, and cost control in restaurants and catering food services, with emphasis on food preparation, menu merchandising, food safety, and bar services. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

460 Computer Applications in Clothing and Textiles Research (1)

Prerequisites: CFS 364, 366. Use of computer software applied to statistical analysis of data, research variables, and development of formal presentation of data based on clothing and textiles research.

461 Clothing Design Problems (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 362, 363, 366, 367, 460; and MATH or BA 110. Topic to be specified in Class Schedule. Clothing design problems related to specific populations. Design prototypes based on market analysis of fashion trends (advanced) and specific clothing problems (functional). May be repeated once when topic varies. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

462 Computer-Aided Apparel Design (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 362 and DAI 521 or 321, or consent of instructor. Use of computer-aided design software applied to the sketching and flat pattern design of apparel; pattern grading, nesting, marker making; and computer slide presentations. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

464 Fashion, Clothing, and Society Research (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 364, 460; and MATH or BA 110. Review, interpret, and evaluate current research and literature related to social, psychological, and economics of clothing. Analyze research findings with implications for working in field of clothing and textiles. Student research in satisfaction of consumer clothing needs.

465 Clothing and Textiles in the World Marketplace (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 364, 366, or consent of instructor. Analysis of world textile and apparel production and consumption. The U.S. apparel import program including domestic policies and international agreements. U.S. textile and apparel exports, international apparel manufacturers and retailers.

466 Textile Analysis and Testing (3)

Prerequisites: CFS 366 and 367 or equivalent; CFS 460, MATH or BA 110. Physical and chemical analysis of textile fibers, dyes, finishes, and fabrics. Analysis of consumer textile problems and textile product quality. Classwork, two units; laboratory, one unit.

481 Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Field Experience (2-4)

Prerequisites: upper division standing and consent of instructor. Field experiences may be taken concurrently with approval. Pre-professional experience in the field focused on an area of emphasis in consumer and family studies/dietetics. Advance course application is required. Application forms can be obtained from the department office. May be repeated for a total of six units of credit.

486 Field Experience: Fashion Merchandising (1-3)

Prerequisite: CFS 369 or equivalent. Must be taken concurrently with CFS 487. Student participation in a business organization or retail establishment engaged in the merchandising of ready-to-wear clothing.

487 Seminar: Fashion Merchandising (2)

Prerequisite: CFS 369. Must be taken concurrently with CFS 486. Analysis and comparison of merchandising methods and policies used by various retail establishments engaged in the merchandising of ready-to-wear clothing.

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