FCS Announces New Courses
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is pleased to announce several
Enrollment in these courses is open to students in all majors, and prerequisites are minimal. Please contact Dr. Tom Phillips at 5184 or
Ms. Paula Napoli at 5869 for more information. The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is a unit of the College of Education and
Professional Studies and is located in East Mason Hall.
- FCS 453. Parent-Child Relations (3). Prerequisite: Junior Status. Study of the dynamics and reciprocal nature of parent-child
relationships, including internal and environmental forces that impact interactions between parents and children.
- FCS 456. Advanced Child Development I (Infant and Toddler Development). (3). Prerequisites: Junior Status and FCS 352 and 353.
Study of the biological and environmental influences on development from infancy to toddlerhood. Examine theories, research, and the
- FCS 457. Advanced Child Development II (Ages 3 through 5). (3). Prerequisites: Junior Status and FCS 352 and 353. Study of
the biological and environmental influences on development from toddlerhood through age five. Examine theories, research, the family
context, school context, and the impact of diverse family experiences.
- FCS 458. Research and Statistical Methods (3). Prerequisite: Junior Status. Methods and basic skills for conducting, analyzing,
and interpreting research.
- FCS 459. Family Interaction (3). Prerequisite: Junior Status. Study of various theories of family interaction, with an emphasis on
understanding the family as a system.
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