HUSC 1521. Dimensions of Learning: College and Beyond (2)
An introductory course designed to prepare students to
achieve personal, social and academic success in college
and beyond. The dimensions of learning emphasize
civic, social, and professional responsibilities; history and
heritage of North Carolina Central University; effective
communication; career development; critical thinking and
problem-solving; information technology; and basic tools
of research. Laboratory required.
CLTX 1000. Basic Apparel Construction (3)
An introductory course in basic apparel construction. These
basic concepts and principles are prerequisite to apparel
construction, design, and tailoring courses. Hand stitching,
basic construction techniques, and sewing projects will be
included. Laboratory required.
CLTX 2410. Apparel Construction and Management ((3)
Prerequisite: CLTX 1000 or passing skill exam with 70%
proficiency. The study of garment components, assembly,
and construction. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on
garment construction, evaluation, and assembly methods to
provide functionality, quality, and fit. Laboratory required.
CLTX 2420. Clothing and People (3)
An interdisciplinary approach to the study of why and how
people dress. The course provides information on the use
of clothing and the personal appearance stimuli necessary
for the understanding of self and others as well as giving
meaning to the role of clothing to particular cultures,
technologies and periods of time.
CLTX 2430. Apparel Alterations (3)
This course examines the methods and procedures for
customizing the fit of ready-to-wear apparel. Common
garment fitting problems and solutions for solving those
problems will be identified and explored.
CLTX 2510. Consumer Textiles (3)
A study of the identification, characteristics, properties,
components of textiles fibers, yarns, fabric construction
finishes, government standards, laws, and regulations as
related to consumer use. Laboratory required.
CLTX 2520. Intermediate Textiles (3)
Prerequisite: CLTX 2510. An in-depth study of textile fibers.
Chemical and physical testing techniques studied as they
relate to end use and care. Laboratory required.
CLTX 2620. History of Costume (3)
The study of costumes worn throughout history with
emphasis on social, economic, political, technological and
religious events that have influenced present day dress.
CLTX 3010. Fashion Illustration (3)
Prerequisite: ARTF 2110. An introduction to sketching body
form fashion figure and garments on the figures. Emphasis
on the interaction of the garment draped on the human
form, costume rendering and layout. Computer graphics
applications are also applied.
CLTX 3020. Apparel Design I (3)
Prerequisites: CLTX 2410, 2510. A study of apparel design
that emphasizes basic standards, and elements and
principles of design. Experimentation with the flat pattern
method and computer aided design to draft patterns
according to function, form and commercial design is
CLTX 3030. Apparel CAD (3)
Prerequisite: CLTX 2410; ARTF 2150. Utilizing computers to
facilitate the apparel and textile design process.
CLTX 3110. Textiles and Designs for Interiors (3)
An introduction to the fundamentals of interior design
including drawing skills, symbols, space requirements and
rendering two- and three-dimensional interiors. Laboratory
CLTX 3820. Fashion Buying (3)
Prerequisites: MATH 1070,1100 or 1200. The fundamental
principles underlying merchandising practices and
procedures involving profit performance, inventory,
pricing and repricing, terms of sale and dollar planning
and control. The student applies these concepts in solving
merchandising problems and global issues.
CLTX 4400. Internship in Professional Practice (6)
Prerequisites: CLTX 2410, 2420, 2510, 3020, 3030, 3820,
4410, 4510, 4520. A supervised cooperative field study in
educational institutions, social agencies, businesses and
industries that support the textile and apparel industry.
Weekly seminar, correlated readings, and portfolio
CLTX 4410. Apparel Design II (3)
Prerequisite: CLTX 3020. An advance course in flat pattern
development, draping, drafting, and computer design
drawings and techniques. Experimentation with a sloper,
draping, use of computer drawings, and drafting from
body measurements will produce original apparel designs.
CLTX 4420. Tailoring (3)
Prerequisite: CLTX 2410, 3020 or consent of instructor.
The principles of tailoring including new methods of
applications and various materials for construction.
Laboratory required with garment design and construction
are covered in this course.
CLTX 4510. Fashion Merchandising I (3)
Co/Prerequisite: CLTX 3820. The study of the basic principles
that govern fashion movement and changes as well as
concepts and practices in fashion merchandising at varying
levels in the fashion business.
CLTX 4520. Fashion Merchandising II (3)
Prerequisite: CLTX 4510. An advanced study of buying and
merchandising practices, and the duties and responsibilities
of individuals involved in visual merchandising, fashion
communication, and fashion buying.
CLTX 4550. Trends in Textiles and Apparel (3)
Prerequisite: CLTX 3820, 4510. A multidisciplinary
examination of consumer issues in their social, economic,
global and political context with a focus on consumer
rights,ethics, public policy developments in production,
performance,distribution and marketing of textiles and
CLTX 4910. Housing, Furnishings and Equipment (3)
A study of the historical, philosophical and management
perspectives of housing, furnishings and equipment and
the development of consumer awareness on environmental
FOOD 2200. Introduction to Human Nutrition (3)
An introduction to the nutrients essential to human life
and well being. A study of the nature of dietary nutrients,
FOOD 2300. Nutrition and Health Promotion (3)
Prerequisite: FOOD 2200; SCI 1220.A consumer course in
nutrition designed to help students understand the impact
of nutrition on complete well-being and optimal health.
FOOD 2310. Food Selection, Preparation and Meal
Prerequisite: FOOD 2200 or 2300. The scientific principles of
food preparation with emphasis on standards of selection,
purchasing, preparation, storage and preservation; includes
management principles essential to menu planning, food
preparation, and meal service and evaluation. Laboratory
FOOD 2320. Intermediate Nutrition (3)
Prerequisites: FOOD 2200; MATH 1070 or MATH 1100;
Co-requisite: CHEM 1200. An in-depth study of the
nutrients in terms of their classification, functions,
food sources, physiological and biochemical basis for
nutrient requirements, dietary standards, nutrient quality
FOOD 2340. Intermediate Meal Management (4)
Prerequisites: FOOD 2200, 2310. The principles essential to
menu planning, production and management. Laboratory
FOOD 3200. Sanitation and Safety (2)
An application of “The Sanitation Risk Management
Program” (SRM) and the “Hazard Analysis Critical Control
Points” (HACCP) concepts to ensure hygienic and safety
practices in food processing, preparations, packaging,
storage and other hospitality services.
FOOD 3410. Food Science and Experimental Foods (4)
Prerequisites: FOOD 2200; SCI 1220. A study of the
physical and chemical structure of food and the effects of
processing and preparation on properties. Basic skills in
scientific report writing and research methods with food
products are studied.
FOOD 3510. Institutional and Quantity Food Purchasing (3)
Prerequisite: FOOD 2310. An introduction to food
purchasing for institutional and business enterprises.
Quality control, marketing, bidding practices used
in industry, and governmental regulations will be
FOOD 3520. Institutional Management and Organization(3)
Prerequisites: FOOD 2310, 3510. The principles of
organization and management of food service operations,
including analysis of selected administrative problems.
Organizational structure, behavior and group dynamics are
explored. Field trips to local food service establishments
and a portfolio are required.
FOOD 4210. Applied Nutrition (3)
Prerequisites: FOOD 2320; CHEM 3100; BIOL 1620. An
overview of the application of nutritional principles
including: malnutrition, life cycle, nutrient megadoses,
fiber, exercise, weight control, and food fads. Written
reports and project required.
FOOD 4600. Clinical Nutrition I (3)
Prerequisites: FOOD 2320, 4210, CHEM 3100. An
introduction to patients and clients. Medical foods and
supplements, disease classification and symptoms, and
development of suitable dietary plans for the nutritional
support of individuals with certain pathological conditions
FOOD 4630. Clinical Nutrition II (3)
Continuation of FOOD 4600, Clinical Nutrition I. This
course covers the classification, symptoms and nutritional
management of patients with major disease conditions
including diseases of the urinary tract, diabetes,
cardiovascular system, and eating disorders.
FOOD 4640. Nutrition and Later Maturity (3)
An examination of nutrition and aging. Course is primarily
concerned with the biological aspects of aging, food
habits, nutritional requirements, meal planning and
community resources available to the elderly.
FOOD 4660. Clinical Nutrition Practicum (2)
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor. The field experience
is meant to strengthen learning activities in clinical
nutrition for students in dietetics. Time will be spent in
observation, information interpretation, developing and
evaluating diet, preparing reports, nutritional assessment
and learning about the dietetic profession.
FOOD 4670. Nutrition Education (2)
Prerequisites: FOOD 2200 or 2300, 2310. A survey of
the philosophy, principles and methods of nutrition
education. Discussions include reliable sources of nutrition
information, tools and skills used in conducting nutrition
programs, and various aspects of nutrition surveillance,
nutrition care and promotion. Portfolio required. various
aspects of nutrition surveillance, nutrition care and
promotion. Portfolio required.
FOOD 4671. Community Nutrition (2)
Prerequisites: FOOD 2200 or 2300, 2310, 4670 (may be
taken concurrently). A presentation on the elements that
affect nutritional health and well-being of people as
they relate to or as they are affected by the community.
Topics include food and society, nutritional assessment
of the community, and nutrition programs sponsored by
governments, industry and the community.
FOOD 4700. Quantity Food Production and Service (3)
Prerequisites FOOD 2310, 3520. An application of
principles of quantity food service. Production, scheduling,
equipment operation, labor cost control and service
procedures for quality foods prepared in quantity are
included. Field experience required. (Two lecture and two
laboratory hours per week.)
FOOD 4710. Food Service Management Practicum (3-6)
Prerequisites: FOOD 3510, 3520. A supervised practicum
required of all food service management students at senior
FOOD 4800. Food Service Planning: Layout and Equipment (3)
The scientific principles of layout and design of food service
facilities. System components of electrical, refrigeration,
equipment and space allocations are explained as they
relate to systematic design and layout principles.
THESE COURSES WERE FORMERLY HECO:
FCSC 1000. Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
An introduction to the field of family and consumer
sciences and its philosophy from a historical, contemporary,
and futuristic perspective.
FCSC 2000. Observation and Participation in Vocational
Family and Consumer Sciences
A study of vocational Family and Consumer Sciences
programs in North Carolina. Such observation and
participation in Family and Consumer Sciences programs
provide early field experience for prospective teachers.
FCSC 2150. Computer Applications in Consumer and Family
Oriented Careers (3)
(renumbered from HECO 4150) The application of
computer technology to consumer and family oriented
careers, and individual and family situations.
FCSC 2170. Interpersonal Relationships and Group
Dynamics (3) A study of group behavior, conflict management, group
dynamics and problem solving techniques in interpersonal
FCSC 2800. Health, Nutrition and Safety in Early Childhood (3)
An overview of the health, medical and physical needs
of young children including safety procedures, infection
control, common health problems, and licensing standards.
Competencies for working with typical children and those
with complex medical needs and physical disabilities are
FCSC 2810. Introduction to the Education of the Young Child (3)
(renumbered from HECO 3100) An orientation to the
philosophy, history, foundations, and basic principles of
child development, early childhood education and early
childhood special education. Emphasis is on recommended
practices including family-centered, interdisciplinary,
inclusive, individualized, individually appropriate, and
culturally sensitive care.
FCSC 2900. Prenatal, Infant and Toddler Development (3)
An interdisciplinary, multicultural study of theories and
research related to the physical, sensor motor, social,
emotional, cognitive, communicative, aesthetic, and
adaptive development of infants and toddlers. Observation
FCSC 2910. Typical and Atypical Preschool Development (3)
An interdisciplinary, multicultural study of theories
and research related to the physical, social, emotional,
cognitive, communicative, aesthetic, and adaptive
development of typical and atypical children ages 3 to 5.
Observation experiences required.
FCSC 3000. Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3)
A study of growth and development in middle childhood
and adolescence (ages 6-18), with emphasis on theories
and research in social, emotional, cognitive, and physical
FCSC 3210. Creative Activities for Young Children (3)
Prerequisite: FCSC 2900 or FCSC 2910. Designed to identify
creativity and implement strategies which encourage
creativity in children. Emphasis will be on the development
of nontraditional teaching through innovative curricula
and technological experiences. Laboratory required.
FCSC 3300. Adulthood and Gerontology (3)
An analysis of the major characteristics and problems
common to adulthood and the aging process.
FCSC 3320. Family Policy (3)
An examination of policies, issues and concerns which
affect the social, economic and political functions of
FCSC 3600. Guiding Behavior in Young Children (3)
Prerequisite: FCSC 2900 or FCSC 2910. An in-depth study
of developmentally appropriate guidance theories and
strategies including establishing effective classroom
routines and procedures, promoting prosocial behavior,
minimizing disruptive behavior and utilizing effective
behavior management techniques.
FCSC 3610. Curriculum and Instruction for Young Children (3)
(renumbered from HECO 4610) Co/Prerequisites: FCSC 2900,
2910 or 3000. A focus on knowledge and skills in utilizing
developmentally and functionally appropriate curricula
models for children from birth through kindergarten.
FCSC 3620. Program Development for Infants and Toddlers (3)
Prerequisite: FCSC 2900. Co-requisite: FCSC 3621. An
introduction to the theoretical bases, goals, philosophies
and characteristics of quality programs for infants and
toddlers. Creating appropriate learning environments,
building trusting and respectful relationships with children
and their families, and developing an individualized
curriculum will be the foundation for the course.
FCSC 3621. Practicum with Infants and Toddlers (1)
Prerequisite: FCSC 2900. Co-requisite: FCSC 3620. A
weekly seminar designed to link theory and practice
FCSC 3620 knowledge and skills through experiences in
various settings with children from birth through age
two. Opportunities are provided to reflect on individual’s
FCSC 3630. Program Development for Preschool and
Prerequisite: FCSC 2910. Co-requisite: FCSC 3631. An
introduction to the theoretical bases, goals, philosophies
and characteristics of quality preschools and kindergartens
including developmentally appropriate, family-centered,
play-based, and inclusive care. The appropriate use of
technology in the preschool and kindergarten classroom is
FCSC 3631. Practicum in Preschool and Kindergarten (1)
Prerequisite: FCSC 2910. Co-requisite: FCSC 3630. An
opportunity to link knowledge and skills through
experiences in a classroom setting with children between
3 years and kindergarten. A weekly seminar will connect
theory and concepts from FCSC 3630 to real life settings
and provide opportunities to reflect on individual’s
FCSC 3640. Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood (3)
Prerequisite: FCSC 2900 or 2910. Designed to develop a
broad set of child and family observation skills and the
ability to apply and interpret a variety of formal and
informal assessment tools. Methods of evaluating the
effectiveness of teaching staff, curricula, and aspects of
educational programs are presented.
FCSC 3650. Language and Literacy in Early Childhood (3)
Prerequisite: FCSC 2900 or 2910. Examines early language
development and the language arts of listening, speaking,
reading, and writing. Content includes the knowledge
and skills needed to implement an integrated language
arts curriculum and adapt it to meet the learning needs of
FCSC 3900. Management Theories and Principles (2-4)
An application of theories and principles of human
resource management which influence the selection and
use of resources. Students may choose to register for 4
hours which requires laboratory experiences.
FCSC 4100. Cooperative Education (3)
Prerequisite: FCSC 2000. A study of occupational
competencies essential for effective community
partnerships. Classroom instruction will emphasize
cooperative planning with local agencies, businesses and
industries for training related to occupational family and
consumer sciences areas. Portfolio required.
FCSC 4110. Curriculum and Program Planning (3)
Co/Prerequisites: CLTX 2410, 2510, 3110; FOOD 2200, 2310.
An application of principles of curriculum development in
instructional planning. Needs of individual learners are met
through the use of a variety of methods, strategies and
techniques, including simulated teaching, which enables
students to master teacher competencies.
FCSC 4120. History and Philosophy of Career and Technical
An in-depth study of the history, foundation, organization
and philosophy of the work force development process at
the middle grade level.
FCSC 4130. Organization, Techniques and Materials for
Middle Grade Programs (3)
A study of curricula methodologies resources, and facilities
for teaching middle grades.
FCSC 4200. Family and Social Systems (3)
Family and social systems theories, research, and
application to marriage and family settings. An ecological,
bi-directional view of individuals, families and communities
FCSC 4500. Consumer Economics (3)
An analysis of basic economic principles which influence
decisions involving individual and family finances, with
emphasis on purchasing practices of the consumer.
FCSC 4620. Practicum in Human Development (3)
Prerequisite: All major courses through the first semester
of the senior year or the permission of the instructor.
The practical application of theory related to working
with children, individuals and groups in diverse cultural
FCSC 4730. Administration and Supervision of Human
Development Programs (3)
(renumbered from HECO 4720) Prerequisites: FCSC 2900,
3000, 3610. Management and leadership principles as
they apply to the administration of human development
programs. Supervisory techniques, job descriptions, data
analyses, record keeping, budget management, and
program evaluation are emphasized.
FCSC 4750. Special Problems (3)
Prerequisite: Junior/Senior status and permission of the
instructor. An in-depth study of critical issues and problems
in Human Sciences. This course may be taken up to three
times for credit each time.
FCSC 4810. Perspectives on Disadvantaged and Special
Needs Individuals and Families (3)
Prerequisites: FCSC 2900, 2910 or 3000. A study of selected
societal conditions which affect individuals, families,
and multi-cultural groups. Strategies for working with
disadvantaged and special needs individuals are included.
FCSC 4900. Senior Seminar in Human Sciences (2)
Prerequisite: Senior status. A capstone course for family
and consumer sciences majors.
FCSC 4920. Parent Education (3)
Co-requisite: FCSC 4200. Emphasis will be placed upon
promoting cooperative relationships among children,
educators, and community personnel to enhance child’s
growth and development.
FCSC 4930. Reading and Research in Early Childhood (3)
Prerequisites: FCSC 2810, 2900 or 2910, and 3610, 3620 or
3630. An introduction to educational research including
quantitative and qualitative approaches. Requirements
include reading and critiquing research studies which
utilize various methodologies.
FCSC 4940. Families, Professionals and Communities:
Teaming and Collaboration (3)
Co-requisites: FCSC 4200, 4941. Examines the functions of
teams in early childhood as well as the roles of a variety
of professionals in assessment, intervention and agency
coordination. This course explores the models of the team
process, the coordination of responsive services for families,
and various models of consultation.
FCSC 4941. Practicum with Families (1)
Co-requisites: FCSC 4200, 4940. An opportunity to link
knowledge and skills through experience working with
families or the agencies serving families. A weekly seminar
connecting theory and concepts from FCSC 4940 to real life
settings, competency based assignments, and reflection on
FCSC 4990. Directed Teaching in Birth Through
Prerequisites: all courses in the major. A full semester, 300
hour, supervised placement working with children between
the ages of birth and kindergarten. Provides students with
an opportunity to practice newly acquired skills in settings
in which they can be observed and coached by selected