The Family and Consumer Sciences major at WKU is comprised of 51 hours in the Family and Consumer Sciences content courses, 31 hours in Professional Education course work, and Colonnade courses to total 121 credit hours. The following list 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
IDFM 100 Intro to Housing/Interior Design
IDFM 131 Basic Apparel Construction
HMD 151 Food Science
FACS 191 Child Development
HMD 211 Human Nutrition
IDFM 223 Textiles
FACS 281 Design Foundations for FACS Ed.
FACS 282 Intro to FACS Education
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 422 Adolescent Psychology
FACS 481 Advanced Methods
FACS 493 Family Life Education
FACS 494 Parenting Strategies
AGED 300 Youth Development for Agricultural Educators
FACS 192 Working with Young Children and Families
FACS 393 Role of Play in Child Development
FACS 495 Family and Relationship Violence
HMD 152 Food Service Sanitation
HMD 251 Commercial Food Preparation
HMD 171 Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry
IDFM 132 Perspectives of Dress
IDFM 431 Clothing and Human Behavior
PH 365 Human Sexuality
Professional Education Courses
MGE 275 Foundations of Middle Grades Instruction
SPED 330 Intro Exceptional Education Diversity in Learning
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.
For more information, please contact the department by phone (270-745-4352) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).