Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS)

Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS)

FACS 103  Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Survey of the historical and philosophical development of the field of Family and Consumer Sciences with a focus on career opportunities.

Offered: Resident

FACS 113  Introduction to 2D Design  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to visual thinking as well as the elements and principles of design. Concentration of the elements of design through production of artwork using a variety of materials and methods. Emphasis placed on understanding the elements and principles of design and how they integrate to form fully realized works of art. Students will explore composition and selection of subject matter.

Offered: Resident

FACS 130  Principles of Food and Food Safety  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introductory review of culinary skills. Students will demonstrate understanding of the basic functions of ingredients, measurement techniques, food economics, and food regulations and standards. Will include ServeSafe Sanitation certification.

Offered: Resident

FACS 140  Space Planning and Codes  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 300

This foundational course provides students with an understanding of the International Building Code and how it impacts the design of structures. Students also explore how human-centered space planning creates environments that are highly functional.

Registration Restrictions: Portfolio Review

Offered: Resident

FACS 200  Interior Design I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores the spatial relationship humans have with their environment in two and three dimensional applications through applied research.

Offered: Resident

FACS 204  Introduction to Family and Child Development  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Overview of the Family and Child Development major with an emphasis on professional development, long-term career goals, self-assessment tools and leadership qualities needed in the field of Family and Child Development.

Offered: Resident

FACS 205  Development of Contemporary Families  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Origin and description of contemporary American patterns in response to changes in society and technology.

Offered: Resident

FACS 221  Design and Construction I for Interiors  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Application of basic sewing construction techniques as applied to functional residential accessories. Focus on workroom terminology, estimations, and assessment of fabric fit to the project.

Offered: Resident

FACS 222  Design and Construction I for Apparel  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Application of basic sewing construction techniques as applied to the design and construction of fashion apparel.

Offered: Resident

FACS 225  Introduction to the Fashion Industry  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to the industry segments involved in the design, production, and distribution of women's men's, and children's apparel and their accessories. Historical overview and career opportunities in fashion are included.

Offered: Resident

FACS 230  Food Science and Management  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Principles of food science, including nutrition, function of ingredients, and preparation methods. Managerial and aesthetic guidelines related to the selection, planning, preparation, and service of meals.

Offered: Resident

FACS 231  Building Construction  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course explores a variety of construction and design techniques of the built environment, and the technology that makes them possible.

Offered: Resident

FACS 240  Concepts in Interior Design  3 Credit Hour(s)  

An introduction to residential and commercial space planning and material selection with emphasis on proxemics, ergonomics, and health and safety. A studio class with residential projects that focus on the social, work, and private zones.

Offered: Resident

FACS 241  Architectural Drafting  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Fundamentals of technical drafting, lettering, line weights, terminology, symbols, and formatting of construction documents will be explored. Students will create a comprehensive, semester-long project to be included in their portfolio.

Offered: Resident

FACS 243  Digital Drafting I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Two-dimensional (2D) architectural drafting for interiors using digital drafting software.

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status

Offered: Resident and Online

FACS 244  Applied Drafting for Interiors  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course builds on previous design training by equipping students to apply design concepts using relevant technologies for interiors.

Offered: Online

FACS 245  Decorative Arts for the Interiors  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Historical and contemporary study of decorative arts for the interior. Creative innovations will be explored through projects, guest speakers and field trips.

Offered: Resident

FACS 250  Interior Design II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 200 and FACS 241 and FACS 243

Through real-world simulations, students will apply the design process to explore how research impacts the built environment.

Offered: Resident

FACS 260  Early Childhood I  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: PSYC 210

Examines behavior, concepts, principles and development of children from birth to three years of age.

Offered: Resident

FACS 261  Early Childhood II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 260

Theories, principles, and strategies of working with young children ages 4 to 8 years old.

Offered: Resident

FACS 299  Internship  0 Credit Hour(s)  

An individually-selected and directed practical work experience under the direction of a professional. The work experience should be closely related to the individual's career objective. Application procedures processed through the Career Center. Must apply semester prior to internship.

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status, 2.00 GPA, two courses in major, declared major, not more than one CSER behind

Offered: Resident

FACS 300  Interior Design III  6 Credit Hour(s)  

This advanced Interior Design course explores how humans interface with the built environment, and how interior design can successfully support their needs.

Registration Restrictions: This course will have a manual registration where the department faculty will approve enrollment of students based on their passing of the Portfolio Review.

Offered: Resident

FACS 301  Elements of Fabric  4 Credit Hour(s)  

Introduction to concepts and skills for the field of textiles and fabrics related to manufacturing and the dying process necessary for fashion merchandising.

Offered: Online

FACS 302  Psychology of Fashion  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of the psychological factors of fashion influence across cultures and people.

Offered: Online

FACS 303  Fashion Industries and Markets  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: BUSI 310 and BUSI 330

An examination of various fashion industries and the skills necessary for market analysis across a broad range of products and retail opportunities.

Offered: Online

FACS 304  Promotions and Aesthetics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: FACS 243 and INFT 126 and INFT 127

This course covers design elements and strategies for evaluating aesthetics and creating promotional artifacts.

Offered: Online

FACS 320  Textiles: Fibers and Fabrics  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: CHEM 105

Study of natural and synthetic fibers in addition to the manufacturing processes involved in the production of fabrics from raw to finished form for use in clothing and home furnishings. Focus on identification of fabric construction and product performance.

Offered: Resident

FACS 322  Design and Construction II for Apparel  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 222

Traditional and contemporary tailoring construction techniques used in the production of professional couture garments. Emphasis on assessment of fabric fit to apparel construction and design.

Offered: Resident

FACS 324  Specialty Markets  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80

Detailed study of market categories with an analysis of materials, product design and historical and contemporary review of merchandising techniques for specialized markets.

Offered: Resident

FACS 325  Psycho-Social Aspects of Clothing  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80

Study of the cultural, social, economic, psychological and physical factors which influence clothing decisions.

Offered: Resident

FACS 329  Fashion and Textile Design with Computers  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 222

Students will develop fashion and textile designs through the aid of computer software programs.

Offered: Resident

FACS 330  Human Nutrition  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: BIOL 224 or BIOL 225

Chemical structure, function, digestion, metabolism and biochemical interrelationships of nutrients relating to life cycle, current issues and diet selection.

Registration Restrictions: Biology or chemistry course.

Offered: Resident

FACS 340  Housing: Consumer and Community  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (FACS 240 and FACS 241) or (FACS 240 and FACS 243) and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

Sociological, psychological, economical and technological aspects of shelter are explored from both historical and contemporary perspectives.

Offered: Resident

FACS 343  Digital Drafting II  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 243

Three-dimensional (3D) architectural drafting for interiors using digital drafting software.

Offered: Resident

FACS 345  Materials and Specifications  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Investigation of material components used by the designer that includes specification of surface finishes, architectural details and furnishings.

Offered: Resident

FACS 350  Family Economic Decisions  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Theory and application of financial management principles related to the family throughout the life cycle. Focus on an analysis of the relationship between family values and use of resources.

Offered: Resident

FACS 351  Event Management  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Strategies for success in the hospitality industry: essentials in negotiating contracts, planning multi-media components, coordinating and staffing events such as conferences and weddings.

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore status or higher

Offered: Resident

FACS 353  Retail Merchandising  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Study of retail merchandising concepts essential for buyers and managers within the creative industries. Emphasis is placed on buying procedures, assortment planning, inventory control, price, and profit analysis.

Registration Restrictions: Sophomore standing or higher

Offered: Resident and Online

FACS 355  Wedding and Event Planning  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is designed to provide students with an overview and application of the practice of planning weddings and foundational consulting business strategies within the industry.

Offered: Resident

FACS 361  Therapy and Theory of Play in Early Childhood  3 Credit Hour(s)  

A study of play theories and the importance of play in learning and child development from infancy through middle childhood.

Offered: Resident

FACS 365  Administration of Family and Child Life Programs  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80

A course designed to develop, implement, and evaluate family life programs in family and child settings for the organizations and agencies that work to meet the needs of children and families.

Offered: Resident

FACS 370  Parenting  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Explores the theories, trends, concepts, strategies and realities of effective parenting beginning with conception and continuing throughout the life cycle.

Offered: Resident

FACS 381  Career Planning  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The course covers career preparation, professional standards, team-work skills and leadership development in Family and Consumer Science fields. There is special attention to case studies and problem solving, preparing students for research, planning and presentations in education and community settings.

Offered: Resident

FACS 403  Professional Development  2 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 103

Professional development for the Family and Consumer Sciences students, including job search and interview strategies, resume and portfolio development, and participation in professional association activities.

Registration Restrictions: Senior status

Offered: Resident

FACS 404  Professional Practices  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Professional practices of interior design, including business ethics and instruments of service, preparation for job search, portfolio development, and participation in professional association activities.

Registration Restrictions: Senior Status

Offered: Resident

FACS 405  Special Projects in Family and Consumer Sciences  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 240

An independent, creative project which is student initiated, with approval of a supervising faculty member.

Offered: Resident

FACS 420  Apparel Illustration and Design  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: ARTS 210 or ARTS 211

Design and illustration of fashion apparel.

Offered: Resident

FACS 422  Draping for Apparel Design  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 322 and (RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80)

A study of three-dimensional fashion by draping basic silhouettes and garment style features in muslin directly on the dress form. Student will be required to purchase the specified dress form.

Offered: Resident

FACS 423  Fashion Promotion and Visual Merchandising  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The study of promotional strategies unique to the fashion industry. History and principles of visual presentation of merchandise, store design, and special events are emphasized.

Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior status

Offered: Resident

FACS 429  History of Costume  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a study of the historical development of Western dress from ancient Egypt through the present. Studies of cultural and personality influences, design philosophy and social movements will reveal their impact on design.

Registration Restrictions: Junior or Senior status

Offered: Resident

FACS 435  Event Catering  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Examination and application of principles of quantity food production in the operation of catering events.

Offered: Resident

FACS 442  Lighting  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: (FACS 240 and FACS 241) or FACS 243

Through a series of projects, students will explore lighting design and the use of light as a design element, and how to effectively communicate their project objectives through drawing and specification.

Registration Restrictions: This course will have a manual registration where the department faculty will approve enrollment of students based on their passing of the Portfolio Review.

Offered: Resident

FACS 445  History of Interiors  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: RSCH 201 or Inquiry Research with a score of 80 or Research with a score of 80 or Research (prior to 2017-2018) with a score of 80

A broad overview of the historical development of furniture, interiors, and the decorative arts from Ancient Egypt to the present. Studies of cultural and personality influences, design philosophy and social movements will reveal its impact on design.

Offered: Resident

FACS 455  Family and Individual Resource Management  3 Credit Hour(s)  

The management of resources in balancing the multiple roles and responsibilities of family members. Includes the application of critical thinking to resolve issues, prioritize and set goals.

Offered: Resident

FACS 460  Interior Design IV  6 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 300

This advanced Interior Design capstone course marries research, creativity, and the technical skills students have developed over the course of their study. A semester-long project of the student’s own design will serve as the showpiece of their portfolios.

Offered: Resident

FACS 470  Internal Dynamics of Families  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Practical application of the underlying principles and theories as they relate to family strengths and weaknesses in family relationships.

Offered: Resident

FACS 475  Families Under Stress  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Current research and theories relating to crisis and stress as they affect family functioning, and application of stress management and effective coping skills to the family unit.

Offered: Resident

FACS 476  Senior Capstone Seminar  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 204

Senior Capstone for the Family and Child Development students, including job search and interview strategies, resume, and portfolio development.

Offered: Resident

FACS 485  Senior Seminar  1 Credit Hour(s)  

Prerequisite: FACS 300

This advanced Interior Design course readies students for their Senior Show.

Registration Restrictions: Portfolio Review

Offered: Resident

FACS 490  Special Projects  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

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Offered: Resident

FACS 491  Family/Consumer Capstone  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course is a senior level capstone seminar covering interpretations, research methodologies, Christian worldview approaches, vocational opportunities, and assessment.

Offered: Online

FACS 495  Directed Research  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

An independent study in a selected area mutually agreed upon by instructor and student.

Offered: Resident

FACS 497  Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences  1-3 Credit Hour(s)  

In-depth examination in selected content areas of Family and Consumer Sciences. A wide range of rotating topics is covered.

Offered: Resident

FACS 499  Family/Consumer Internship  1-6 Credit Hour(s)  

An individually-selected and directed practical work experience under the direction of a professional. The work experience must be closely related to the individual's career objective. Applications are processed through the department Faculty Intern Advisor. Applicants must apply the semester prior to starting the internship.

Registration Restrictions: Senior status, Family/Consumer major.

Offered: Resident and Online

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