The Mueller Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

This department and the Mueller Endowed Chair of Clothing Construction were established in 1996 to honor Louis A. Mueller, Jr. and his parents.

The Family and Consumer Sciences major prepares students for professional roles that focus on individual and family well-being through four emphases: Food and Nutrition, Child Development, Vocational Education and General Family and Consumer Sciences.

The Family and Consumer Sciences program strives to provide an academic and social environment that will enable majors to: 1) articulate the philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences; 2) develop decision-making and leadership skills; 3) have a depth of understanding of the perspectives and skills in one emphasis of Family and Consumer Sciences; 4) prepare for a variety of career settings and membership in professional organizations.

Students completing the Dietetics major (Bachelor of Science only) will: 1) have knowledge of the field comparable to national average; 2) be able to gain entry into Dietetics practice (internship or pre-professional program); 3) be capable of imparting dietetic knowledge of the didactic program in dietetics approved by the American Dietetic Association.

Major in Family and Consumer Sciences
 
Required core courses for all Family & Consumer Sciences majors: 16-17 hours
FCA 101 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences WI (F) 1
FCA 403 Resource Management (F) 3
FCT 113 Clothing Selection and Construction (S) 3
FCC 413 Human Development WI (F) 3
FCM 273 Consumer Economics (F) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3-4
   FCN 104 Introductory Food Study (F/S)  
   FCN 263 Child Nutrition (required for Child Dev. Emphasis) (F-O)  

General Emphasis

Required major courses: 34 hours
Family and Consumer Sciences core courses 17
FCN 203 Contemporary Nutrition (S) 3
FCT 213 Textiles (S-O) 3
FCH 243 Design of Living/Working Environments (S-E) 3
FCH 323 Housing (F-E) 3
FCE 352 Demonstration Techniques (S-E) 2
FCC 333 Parenting in Today’s Society (S) 3
Required collateral course: 3 hours
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   SOC 223 Marriage and the Family (F)  
   SOC 353 Gerontology (F-O)  

Food & Nutrition Emphasis

Required major courses: 38 hours
Family and Consumer Sciences core courses 17
FCN 203 Contemporary Nutrition (S) 3
FCN 263 Child Nutrition (F-O) 3
FCN 343 Cultural Foods (S) 3
FCN 373 Food Systems (F) 3
FCN 383 Medical Nutrition Therapy WI (F-E) 3
FCN 393 Community Nutrition (S-E) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   FCN 353 Quantity Foods (S)  
   FCN 403 Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism (F-E)  
Recommended collateral courses (one of the following groups):

Business

Communication

ACT 203 Elementary Accounting I

SPC 203 Interpersonal Communication

BUS 213 Principles of Mgt.

SPC 303 Advanced Public Speaking

BUS 343 Human Resource Mgt.

SPC 313 Bus. & Professional Speaking

MKT 223 Marketing

SPC 323 Small Group Communication

Fitness

Sociology

PED 112 Intro to Hist. & Phil. Prin…PE SOC 213 Social Problems
PED 232 Psychology of Sports SOC 353 Gerontology
PED 433 Mechanical Kinesiology SOC 373 Death & Dying
PED 453 Physiology of Exercise SOC 383 Medical Social Work
Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism  
HRM 103 Introduction to Hospitality Industry
HRM 303 Hospitality Marketing & Sales
HRM 323 Tourism
HRM 353 Managing Conventions and Group Business

Child Development Emphasis

Required major courses: 40 hours
Family and Consumer Sciences core courses 16
FCC 223 Child Development (S) 3
FCC 254 Creative Activities Practicum (F-E) 4
FCC 323 Working With Parents (F-O) 3
FCC 333 Parenting in Today’s Society (S) 3
FCC 353 Child Development Education Influences (S-O) 3
FCC 383 Field Practicum in Child & Family Programs (F-E) 3
FCC 425 Child Development Administration (F-O) 5
Recommended collateral courses  
   BUS 103 Introduction to Business (F/S)  
   PSY 363 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (F/S)   

Double Major Vocational Education Emphasis/Secondary Education

Required major courses: 43 hours
Family and Consumer Sciences core courses 17
FCN 203 Contemporary Nutrition (S) 3
FCT 213 Textiles (S-O) 3
FCC 223 Child Development (S) 3
FCH 243 Design of Living/Working Environments (S-E) 3
FCH 323 Housing (F-E) 3
FCE 352 Demonstration Techniques (S-E) 2
FCE 413 Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences (F-E) 3
FCE 453 Wage Earning & Vocational Programs (S-O) 3
FCC 333 Parenting in Today’s Society (S) 3
Required collateral courses: 6 hours
SOC 223 Marriage & the Family (F) 3
PED 233 Personal and Community Health (F) 3
Family and Consumer Sciences majors with an Education Emphasis must also major in Secondary Education.

Major in Dietetics

Required major courses: 29 hours
FCN 104 Introductory Food Study (F/S) 4
FCN 201 Food Safety and Sanitation (F) 1
FCN 263 Child Nutrition (F-O) 3
FCN 303 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (S) 3
FCN 353 Quantity Foods (S) 3
FCN 373 Food Systems (F) 3
FCN 383 Medical Nutrition Therapy WI (F-E) 3
FCN 393 Community Nutrition (S-E) 3
FCN 403 Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism (F-E) 3
FCN 413 Medical Nutrition Therapy II WI (S-O) 3
Required collateral courses: 23 hours
BUS 213 Principles of Management (F/S) 3
BIO 214 Introduction to Microbiology (F) 4
BIO 234 Human Physiology (S) 4
CSC 113 Fundamentals of Computer Science (F/S) 3
SOC 103 Introduction to Sociology (F/S) 3
MAT 143 Math Statistics 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   ECN 103 The American Economy (S)  
   ECN 203 Principles of Economics I (F/S)  
General Education courses specified by the major:  
CHE 114 General Chemistry I WI (F) 4
CHE 204 Elementary Organic Chemistry (S-O) 4
BIO 224 Human Anatomy (S) 4
PSY 103 Introduction to Psychology (F/S) 3
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 3
   MAT 123 Mathematical Inquiry (F/S)  
   MAT 133 College Algebra (F/S)  

Minor in Food & Nutrition

Required minor courses: 20 hours
FCA 101 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences (F) 1
FCN 104 Introductory Food Study (F) 4
FCN 203 Contemporary Nutrition (S) 3
FCN 263 Child Nutrition (F-O) 3
FCN 343 Cultural Foods (S) 3
FCN 373 Food Systems (F) 3
FCN 393 Community Nutrition (S-E) 3

Minor in Clothing & Textiles

Required minor courses: 16 hours
FCA 101 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences (F) 1
FCT 113 Clothing Selection and Construction (S) 3
FCT 213 Textiles (S-O) 3
FCT 423 History of Costume 3
MKT 223 Marketing (F/S) 3
MKT 383 Retail Management (S) 3

Minor in Child Development

Required minor courses: 20 hours
FCA 101 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences (F) 1
FCC 223 Child Development (S) 3
FCC 254 Creative Activities Practicum (F-E) 4
FCC 323 Working With Parents (F-O) 3
FCC 353 Child Development Education Influences (S-O) 3
FCC 383 Field Practicum in Child and Family Programs (F-E) 3
FCN 263 Child Nutrition (F-O) 3

COURSES IN FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES ASSESSMENT (FCA)

101 Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences A study of the history, philosophy and career opportunities in family and consumer sciences. Writing Intensive (F)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

403 Resource Management—Prerequisite: FCM 273. A study of current research in family and consumer sciences and the management of resources available to the individual and family. Emphasis will be upon the management process, decision-making and work simplification. One hour of lecture/seminar and four hours of lab per week. (F)

COURSES IN FOOD AND NUTRITION (FCN)

104 Introductory Food Study Basic principles in selection and preparation of food products based on chemical and physical properties of food. The safety of the food supply is also investigated. Lecture three hours per week, laboratory two hours per week. (F/S) 201 Food Safety and Sanitation A class for restaurant management and dietetic majors which culminates in certification for food safety and sanitation. This is a foundation for FCN 353, Quantity Foods and FCN 373, Food Systems Management. (F)

203 Contemporary Nutrition A comprehensive, survey course focusing on nutrition as a key to health, nutrition in various stages of life, world nutrition, contemporary nutrition topics, and sources of nutrients. Designed for students in HRM, family and consumer sciences, and anyone generally interested in nutrition for personal improvement. (S)

263 Child Nutrition Nutritional requirements for each stage of childhood, pregnancy and lactation will be discussed. Essentials of effective nutrition education will be explored. (F-odd)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

303 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition—Prerequisite: A biology or chemistry laboratory science. An exploration of the physiological basis of nutritional needs and physical and socioeconomic parameters, which affect dietary adequacy. Nutritional assessment and the nutrition care process will be introduced. Nutrient functions, energy balance, complementary and alternative medicine, and sports nutrition will be examined. Designed for students who will be recommending nutrition principles as a part of health, wellness, or therapeutic counseling. (S)

343 Cultural Foods A study of the basic concepts of man’s food patterns past and present, looking specifically into the influence of culture, religion, malnutrition and nutritive needs of the body as foodways. Lecture one hour a week, laboratory with emphasis on the preparation and serving of ethnic foods (individual research). (S)

353 Quantity Foods—Prerequisite: FCN 104. Principles of food service management used in selection, storage, preparation and service of food in quantity; emphasis on menu planning, quality control, purchasing, use of equipment. Lecture one hour per week, laboratory four hours per week. (S)

373 Food Systems Organization, management theory and principles of food systems; includes menu planning, quality of food preparation and selection, layout, and maintenance of food systems department. (F)

383 Medical Nutrition Therapy I—Prerequisite: FCN 303. Therapeutic use of diet in metabolic disturbances and in certain diseases. Writing Intensive. (F-even)

393 Community Nutrition Nutrition programs at the local, state, and national level. Food labeling and nutrition education methodology. Application of principles of nutrition and social science in consumer education. Lecture three hours per week. Field observation. (S–even)

403 Advanced Nutrition and Human Metabolism Designed to organize the essentials of biochemistry and physiology so nutrition emerges as a science that integrates life processes from the cellular level on through the multi-system operation of the total organism. (F–even)

413 Medical Nutrition Therapy II—Prerequisite: FCN 383. A continuation of MNT I, a thorough study of nutrition assessment, disease processes, laboratory assessment of disease processes, food/drug interactions and diet therapy that corresponds to each disease process. Writing Intensive. (S-odd)

471 Culinary Experience—Prerequisites: Dietetics, Family & Consumer Sciences, or Hotel/Restaurant management major or permission. The purpose of this course is to provide students culinary knowledge for careers in hospitality management, foodservice, or nutrition. The basis of the course is an introduction to management and food preparation as practiced in a contemporary professional kitchen. Course may be repeated once.

48V (1-6) Internship—Prerequisite: senior standing and permission. The course provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical knowledge in the field of family and consumer sciences. The course may be repeated, but total may not exceed 6 hours.

49V (1-3) Special Problems—Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission. An opportunity for independent or semi-independent study in the area of foods and nutrition.

COURSES IN CLOTHING AND TEXTILES (FCT)

113 Clothing Selection and Construction Study of selection and care of clothing. Fundamental construction techniques using commercial patterns. One hour of lecture per week, laboratory four hours per week. (S) 213 Textiles The fundamental facts concerning fibers, fabric structures, properties, manufacture finishes, wearing qualities and care, as applied to the selection of fabrics for clothing and the home. (S–odd)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

423 History of Costume A chronological study of the historical modes of dress as they relate to the social, economic and cultural conditions of people and time.

48V (1-6) Internship—Prerequisite: senior standing and permission. The course provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical knowledge in the field of family and consumer sciences. The course may be repeated, but total may not exceed 6 hours.

49V (1-3) Special Problems—Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission. An opportunity for independent or semi-independent study in the area of clothing and textiles.

COURSES IN HOUSING AND INTERIORS (FCH)

243 Design of Living/Working Environments Course focuses on how to plan a functional and aesthetically pleasing living and/or working environment. Concepts include floor plan design, elements and principles of design, color, lighting, furniture style and arrangement. Lecture one hour per week, laboratory four hours per week. (S–even)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

323 Housing A study of the economic, social, psychological and aesthetic influences upon American housing. (F–even)

48V (1-6) Internship—Prerequisite: senior standing and permission. The course provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical knowledge in the field of housing and interiors. The course may be repeated, but total may not exceed 6 hours.

48V (1-3) Special Problems—Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission. An opportunity for independent or semi-independent study in the area of housing and interiors.

COURSES IN FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES EDUCATION (FCE)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

352 Demonstration Techniques Student experiences in planning and presenting lecture-demonstration techniques including equipment preparation, timing and evaluation. Experiences directed toward education, commercial, community and other professional interests. Lecture and laboratory two hours per week. (S-even)

413 Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences A general course in materials and techniques of teaching various phases of family and consumer sciences in both junior and senior high school. (F-even)

453 Wage Earning and Vocational Programs Examination of family and consumer sciences and occupational programs including the study of problems, methods and procedures in planning and conducting vocationally approved programs. (S-odd)

48V (1-6) Internship—Prerequisite: senior standing and permission. The course provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical knowledge in the field of housing and interiors. The course may be repeated, but total may not exceed 6 hours.

49V (1-3) Special Problems—Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission. An opportunity for independent or semi-independent study in the area of housing and interiors.

COURSES IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT (FCC)

213 Human Development for Pre-Nursing A comprehensive course that examines the theoretical, developmental, societal and personal aspects of the human life span. The student shall learn about all aspects of human development from conception to death. (F)

223 Child Development Emphasis on the child’s development from prenatal to adolescent in mental, physical, social and emotional aspects. (S)

254 Creative Activities Practicum A practical application of developmentally appropriate activities for young children with an emphasis on the execution of the creative arts, science, music, literature and physical activities for the young child. Lecture two hours, laboratory four hours per week. (F–even)

Prerequisite for all 300-400 level courses: 45 hours or permission.

323 Working With Parents Studying and developing the skills necessary in the communication and interaction with parents-child-teacher relationship. (F–odd)

333 Parenting in Today’s Society Explores parenting and child-rearing in contemporary society. (S)

353 Child Development Education Influences—Prerequisite: FCC 223. The basic types of programs for young children with emphasis on innovative teaching situations and curricula. (S–odd)

383 Field Practicum in Child and Family Programs Participation in activities and routines with preschool children in a variety of preschool programs. One hour of lecture and four hours of lab off campus per week. (F–even)

413 Human Development A comprehensive course that examines the theoretical, developmental, societal and personal aspects of the human life

span. The student shall learn about all aspects of human development from conception to death. Additional course requirements for upper division credit. Writing Intensive. (F)

425 Child Development Administration—Prerequisite: FCC 223, FCC 254, FCC 383. Theoretical analysis of administrative skills and requirements necessary for the operation of a quality child development center along with practical application of information. Emphasis will be placed on planning and implementation of a developmentally appropriate program for preschool children. (F–odd)

48V (1-6) Internship—Prerequisite: senior standing and permission. The course provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical knowledge in the Child Life area and will help to meet the requirements for certification in the area of Child Life Specialist.

49V (1-3) Special Problems—Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission. An opportunity for independent or semi-independent study in the area of child development.

COURSES IN CONSUMER ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT (FCM)

273 Consumer Economics A study of economic concepts and their application to consumer decision-making for food, clothing, shelter, transportation and insurance. (F)

48V (1-6) Internship—Prerequisite: senior standing and permission. The course provides an opportunity for the student to gain practical knowledge in the field of family and consumer sciences. The course may be repeated, but total may not exceed 6 hours.

49V (1-3) Special Problems—Prerequisite: junior or senior standing or permission. An opportunity for independent or semi-independent study in the area of consumer economics and management.

 

2005 - 2006 College of the Ozarks Catalog