Human Sciences Course Descriptions for Graduates
FCSG 5000 Adult Education (3). Organization and administration of programs in Adult
Education. Consideration of content, materials and instructional strategies for maximum
involvement of the adult learner will be explored with emphasis on the integration of
theory to practice.
FCSG 5100. Management Principles and Theories (3) Critical analysis of cases dealing with
specific management situations involved in family and consumer sciences. Opportunities
are provided for the development of case studies. Independent study and field experience
FCSG 5110. Work Simplification (3) Principles of work simplification and application to
situations of work in the home and on the job, plans work design, and adaptation for
persons with handicapping conditions are included.
FCSG 5120. Social‐Psychological Factors Related to Textiles and Apparel (3) Psychological
and sociological factors which influence the designing, selecting and utilizing of apparel.
Critical analysis and evaluation of relevant knowledge, concepts, and theories in the field.
FCSG 5130. Nutrition Through the Life Cycle (3) A study of principles of nutrition
throughout human stages of life, from conception to adulthood. Emphasis will be place on
specific conditions requiring special nutritional care at the different stages of life.
(Permission of Instructor)
FCSG 5140. Special Problems in Dietetics (3) An in‐depth study of selected problems and
issues relating to nutrition and dietetics. Problems selected may be related to program
and/or instructional planning, implementation, or evaluation, to include internships or
field experiences appropriate. Interns are expected to attend seminar presentations as
scheduled by their preceptors and to present at least one seminar to be scheduled by the
program director. The course will emphasize health promotion, disease prevention,
management of quality assurance, and application of government regulations in the
practice of dietetics. (Permission of Instructor)
FCSG 5150. Principles of Leadership and Supervision (3) An examination of leadership
theories and principles as they related to roles, styles, and functions exercised in various
FCSG 5160. Applied Medical Nutrition Therapy (3) This is an accelerated course designed
to conduct an in‐depth study of physiology and how it relates to nutrition disease.
Medical nutrition therapeutic intervention will be discussed and applied to disease states
in both lecture and case study format. (Permission of Instructor)
FCSG 5200. Research Techniques (3) Prerequisite: EDGR 5910. Study of various research
methods, design, statistical analyses, and trends in Human Sciences.
FCSG 5210. Clothing Throughout the Life Cycle (3) An understanding of the clothing
needs, interests, and problems of family members, at key periods in the family cycle. The
interrelationships of selected socio‐psychological, economics, managerial, aesthetic,
physiological and hygienic aspects of clothing are critically studied.
FCSG 5300. Curriculum and Program Planning (3) Examination of program models and
environmental forces that impact the development of appropriate curricula and
programming for varying age and interest groups. Selection and use of materials, facilities,
equipment, and instructional strategies will be identified to meet the needs of specific
FCSG 5310 Merchandising Finance (3). Prerequisites: HECO 4500; CLTX 4520. Application
of merchandising principles to realistic problems in the retail industry through highly
structured composition and approaches.
FCSG 5320. Recent Development in Textiles and Apparel (3) Study of technological,
scientific, economic, and/or social developments affecting the textile and apparel
industry. Factors which impact on individuals, families and the textiles and apparel
industries help to determine course content.
FCSG 5400. Child and Family Studies (3) Critical analysis and interpretation of current
research, theories, and issues in the literature related to human development and the
FCSG 5410. The Sociology of the Child in the Family (3) Analysis of child behavior and
developmental outcomes as related to the family and total environment within the
context of the contemporary multi‐cultural society. Student activities include readings,
critical thinking, class and small group discussions, debates, oral presentations and
FCSG 5430. Human Growth and Development (3) Examination of the roles and
importance of biological and environmental factors that influence the quality and nature
of human growth and developments. Students demonstrate the application of major
theoretical perspectives in existing research and explores implications for family and
FCSG 5500. Diversity and Transition in Family Structures (3) An advanced course dealing
with diverse family situations. It includes discussions on gender roles, class, race,
ethnicity, and sexual preferences. Focus on traditional and non‐traditional families and
FCSG 5510. Seminar in Human Development (3) The experiential approach will be used to
assist individuals in acquiring skills in implementing methods and materials to work
effectively with people in human related areas. The experience of reading theory will be
used as an important learning path.
FCSG 5520. Nutrition and Family Health (3) Appraisal of the nutritional status of family
members with emphasis on the nutrient requirements of different population groups.
Congregate life styles, anomia and social differentiation of family members.
FCSG 5600. Advanced Nutrition (3) An examination of the chemical nature of the
metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Other areas to be covered will include
the physiological and biochemical role of vitamins and minerals, and nutrient
FCSG 5610. Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences (3) Contemporary issues in
education which affect the selection of content, materials, and strategies in the teaching
of family and consumer sciences.
FCSG 5620. Materials and Methods in Apparel and Textiles (3) Recent research,
instructional media and programs in the field of apparel and textiles as may be adapted to
instructional presentations. Discussions, demonstrations, and projects are planned to
meet students' needs.
FCSG 5630 Sports Nutrition (3). Prerequisites: Basic nutrition, Physiology, or with consent
of the instructor. An examination of the nutritional and metabolic requirements of
physical activities to include exercise and physiological adaptations to exercise training.
Benefits of an optimal diet‐exercise regime will be emphasized.
FCSG 5700. Evaluation Techniques (3) Current problems, issues, and trends in evaluation
will be explored. Skill in using criteria to assess programs and products will be developed.
FCSG 5710. Interior Furnishing (3) A study of selected interior designs, current
developments, trends, and concepts in interior design.
FCSG 5720. Current Trends in Nutrition (3) A study of current concepts, methods and
materials in teaching foods and nutrition with emphasis on instructional strategies.
FCSG 5730. Nutrition Education for Preschool and K‐12 Teachers and Health Providers
(3) Provide teachers and health providers with a framework of knowledge for integrating
nutrition education into various subject areas in keeping with the North Carolina
Competency Goals and Performance indicators of the existing curriculum, using nutrition
education materials developed for use in North Carolina schools.
FCSG 5800. Research in Foods and Nutrition (3) A study of the recent advances in the
methodology in foods and nutrition with emphasis on procedures for collecting, analyzing,
and interpreting data.
FCSG 5820. The Adult Years and Aging (3) This course is the study of human development
and the processes of behavioral change. The phenomenon of aging, motivations, family
life styles, satisfaction, needs and perceptions of persons in different stages of adulthood
will be considered.
FCSG 5830. Special Problems (3) Designed for independent, in‐depth study of selected
problems and issues relating to family and consumer sciences. Problems selected may be
related to program and/or instructional planning, implementation, or evaluation, to
include internships or field experiences appropriate to the functions for which students
FCSG 5900 Thesis (1‐3) The research, writing, and defense of an acceptable thesis on an
approved topic. Students register for the course in consultation with their advisors in the
determination of the appropriate number of credit hours to be granted in a given
semester. The course may be taken more than once but for no more than a total of three hours.