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B.S in Family and Consumer Sciences

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Family and Consumer Science is a synergistic study of the social, psychological, spiritual and physical needs of human beings throughout their lifespan, with a perspective on the past and present, and emphasis on the future. It provides the necessary knowledge for guiding and assisting each human being toward a more self-rewarding, fulfilled life, compatible with society.Below are a sample of the courses to be taken as part of this programme.

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  • HMEC150: Introduction to Child Care Environments (Alt.)
    The types of programmes, facilities, teacher qualifications, and duties, as well as career opportunities and issues in child care are explored. This course introduces the student to the CDA competencies and credentialing process.

  • HMEC235: Creative Activities for Young Children (Alt.)
    The creative and aesthetic development of young children including how to plan and implement activities which promote this development along with practical experience with various materials used in creative activities.

  • INTR261: Introduction to Interiors
    This course is structured to develop experience in the design and production of household articles and soft furnishings that would serve to enhance the aesthetic, functional, and pragmatic aspects of shelter for the individual and the family. Weekly: 2 lectures and one 4-hour laboratory.

  • TXTL255: Wardrobe Selection and Management
    Aesthetic, economic, and psychological aspects of costume design and wardrobe coordination as they apply to the selection of clothing. Emphasis given to color and figure analysis, consumer decisions, total wardrobe planning, care, fashion trends, and Christian values as they relate to clothing selections.

  • TXTL300: Pattern Alteration and Fit
    This course enables students to acquire proper fit, by altering and adapting commercial and drafted patterns to suit personalized figure type and size. The purpose of this course is to present the basic principles of pattern alteration and fit as they apply to the consumer and to the secondary Home Economics teacher. It is also intended to enable students to construct garments that are tailored to their individual figure type, so as to give a sense of pride as perfect fit is accomplished.