Missouri State University

Courses Offered by Program

As a student in family and consumer sciences education, you will be required to take specific courses in a number of different departments. Please review the FCSed program requirements for the specific courses you will be required to complete for your degree

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) courses

  • FCS 120 Family Health

    Current trends in family health care and home nursing care; practice in the laboratory. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 197 Introductory Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Variable content course for introductory concepts in Family and Consumer Sciences. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topics change.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 299 Work Experience

    Prerequisite: permission of subject matter faculty member or coordinator.

    Students will secure positions in their area of specialization in order to gain work experience. This practicum is usually scheduled between their freshman and sophomore years. Working in a coordinated program the student will be evaluated by both the company supervisor and the practicum coordinator. Besides work experience, the student can be expected to gain in career direction as well as in the application of the principles and practices of their respective specialization. 200 minimum work hours.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 300 Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Selected topics of contemporary interest in Family and Consumer Sciences, offered when resources and demand allow. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topics change. Variable Content Course.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 301 Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion

    Textiles and apparel course for teachers of Family the Consumer Sciences. Study of textiles used in apparel, selection and care of apparel, apparel construction techniques, and cultural, aesthetic, historical, legal and environmental aspects of textiles, apparel and fashion.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    4

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 302 Family and Consumer Sciences Study Tour

    Study of mills, factories, stores, hospitals, laboratories, hospitality facilities, museums, design studios, historic sites, and/or trade markets, and not-for-profit agencies.

    Credit hours:
    1-4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 303 Service Learning in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: 30 hours and concurrent registration in a designated service learning offering within one of the major areas of study in Family and Consumer Sciences.

    A service learning course incorporates a community service experience with classroom instruction to provide an integrative learning experience which addresses the practice of citizenship and promotes an awareness of and participation in public affairs/service. Requires 40 hours of service to a community organization, agency, or public service provider. The community service placement and assignment will vary, depending on the specialization area and learning objectives. A list of approved placements will be available from the instructor and the Citizenship and Service Learning Office. Students are required to participate in a service learning training session(s) prior to beginning their service placement. May be repeated.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 335 Presentation Techniques

    Prerequisite: COM 115 and 60 hours.

    Planning and presenting techniques for teaching in the classroom, business, industry, or extension settings. A focus on professional presentation strategies incorporating the use of multimedia technology.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 373 Family Economics

    Recommended Prerequisite: ECO 155. Family as a consumer unit, its financial well-being and interrelationship with the market and the economy.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 400 Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Independent study for those who wish additional work in specific subject areas.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 472 Resource Management Theory and Practicum

    Prerequisite: CFD 163 and FCS 373.

    Study of family and individual resource management concepts and application of resource management principles and techniques with emphasis on group dynamics and problem solving. Public Affairs Capstone Experience course.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 477 Seminar in Home Management and Family Economics

    Prerequisite: senior standing and major in Family and Consumer Science BSEd program.

    Readings, discussion and analysis of trends and developments in home management and family economics.

    Credit hours:
    2
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 493 Supervised Teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences)

    Prerequisite: completion of all methods courses in Family and Consumer Sciences; a grade of "C" or better in all professional education courses; current pre-professional liability insurance; and approval for supervised teaching.

    Student observes then teaches family and consumer sciences classes under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. Student participates in school-related activities appropriate to the assignment and attends all required meetings. In order to receive a grade in this course, the student's professional portfolio must meet or exceed final criteria. Course will not count toward the major GPA. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 494 Supervised Teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences)

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FCS 493.

    Student observes then teaches under the direction of the cooperating teacher and the university supervisor. Student participates in school-related activities appropriate to the assignment and attends all required meetings. In order to receive a grade in this course, the student's professional portfolio must meet or exceed final criteria. Course will not count toward the major GPA. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 498 Clinical Experiences in Teaching II

    Prerequisite: EDC 199; and admitted to Teacher Education Program; and grades of "C" or better in all professional education courses; and completion of portfolio checkpoints 1 and 2; and current pre-professional liability insurance; and program approval.

    This course is designed to meet HB 1711 for student's experience as a Teacher's Aide or Assistant Rule (Rule 5 CSR 80-805.040), to that of conventional student teachers within the same program. It is also designed to support completion of additional clinical requirements within that program including: seminars and workshops, required meetings, school related activities appropriate to the assignment, demonstrated mastery of the MoSPE standards and completion and overall assessment of a Professional Preparation Portfolio. This course is credited only on BSEd or appropriate masters-level certification programs. Can only receive credit for one of the following: AGE 499, AGT 499, ART 469, BSE 499, COM 493, ECE 499, ELE 499, ENG 434, FCS 498, HST 499, KIN 498, MCL 491, MID 499, MTH 496, MUS 499, SCI 499, SEC 499, SPE 499, THE 493. Supplemental course fee.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Fall, Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 499 Internship in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: permission of subject matter faculty member.

    Off-campus, supervised experience in a cooperative program with business, government, community, or related establishments within any of the specialized areas of family and consumer sciences. In addition to the outline agency involvement, the student is (1) required to attend a beginning orientation and a follow-up seminar, and (2) complete assignments appropriate to subject matter specialization. May be repeated up to 12 hours credit.

    Credit hours:
    1-6
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 500 Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: senior standing.

    Advanced inquiry into specialized areas of study in Family and Consumer Sciences such as: Blended Families, Historic Building Preservation, Textile Conservation, Preservation Techniques, Advanced Culinary Techniques, and International Trends in Hospitality. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topics change. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with FCS 600. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 600 and FCS 500.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 502 Study Tour

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    Study of and/or visits to mills, factories, stores, museums, hospitals, laboratories, design studios and/or trade markets. Supplemental course fee (variable by section). May be taught concurrently with FCS 602. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 602 and FCS 502.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 507 Student Organizations in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: FCS 335; and concurrent enrollment in FCS 512.

    Methods of organizing student groups in Family and Consumer Sciences programs, techniques of working with students in individual and group projects; leadership training. May be taught concurrently with FCS 607. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 607 and FCS 507.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 512 Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: FCS 335; and EDC 350; and concurrent enrollment in FCS 507; and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    An overview of the philosophy and history of family and consumer sciences education; includes curriculum building with emphasis on critical thinking and reflective decision-making, problem-based learning, and the development of authentic assessments. Includes the planning of lessons, units, and development of teaching materials in the family and consumer sciences discipline and practice implementation of such lessons. Completion of checkpoint II for the Professional Portfolio is a component of this course. Credited only on BSEd Family and Consumer Sciences major. Cannot be taken Pass/Not Pass. May be taught concurrently with FCS 612. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 612 and FCS 512.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 515 Organization of Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

    Prerequisite: FCS 507 and FCS 512; and admitted to Teacher Education Program.

    Investigation of the organization and administration of family and consumer sciences programs; identification of types of programs; program planning, program evaluation and career counseling with emphasis on critical thinking and reflective decision-making. Credited only on BSEd Family and Consumer Sciences major. Cannot not be taken Pass/Not Pass. May be taught concurrently with FCS 615. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 615 and FCS 515.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 600 Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Advanced inquiry into specialized areas of study in Family and Consumer Sciences such as: Blended Families, Historic Building Preservation, Textile Conservation, Preservation Techniques, Advanced Culinary Techniques, and International Trends in Hospitality. May be repeated to a total of 6 hours when topics change. Variable content course. May be taught concurrently with FCS 500. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 500 and FCS 600.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 602 Study Tour

    Study of and/or visits to mills, factories, stores, museums, hospitals, laboratories, design studios and/or trade markets. Supplemental course fee (variable by section). May be taught concurrently with FCS 502. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 502 and FCS 602.

    Credit hours:
    1-3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 607 Student Organizations in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FCS 612.

    Methods of organizing student groups in Family and Consumer Sciences programs, techniques of working with students in individual and group projects; leadership training. May be taught concurrently with FCS 507. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 507 and FCS 607.

    Credit hours:
    1
    Lecture contact hours:
    1
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 612 Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in FCS 607.

    An overview of the philosophy and history of family and consumer sciences education; includes curriculum building with emphasis on critical thinking and reflective decision-making, problem-based learning, and the development of authentic assessments. Includes the planning of lessons, units, and development of teaching materials in the family and consumer sciences discipline and practice implementation of such lessons. Completion of checkpoint II for the Professional Portfolio is a component of this course. A grade of "C" or better is required in this course. May be taught concurrently with FCS 512. May be receive credit for both FCS 512 and FCS 612.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Fall

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 615 Organization of Family and Consumer Sciences Programs

    Prerequisite: FCS 607 and FCS 612.

    Investigation of the organization and administration of family and consumer sciences programs; identification of types of programs; program planning, program evaluation and career counseling with emphasis on critical thinking and reflective decision-making. May be taught concurrently with FCS 515. Cannot receive credit for both FCS 515 and FCS 615.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    2
    Lab contact hours:
    2

    Typically offered: Spring

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 701 Supervision of Student Teachers in Family and Consumer Sciences

    Prerequisite: teaching experience in Family and Consumer Sciences; and permission.

    Experiences in creating an environment that will encourage Family and Consumer Sciences student teachers to realize their potentials and gain competence in teaching.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    3
    Lab contact hours:
    0

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 795 Advanced Technical Practice

    Prerequisite: permission.

    Work in CAD, EDI, Child Life, mental health, hospitality, clinical hospitals, schools, manufacturing, retailing, and/or other settings. Ninety clock hours required.

    Credit hours:
    3
    Lecture contact hours:
    Lab contact hours:

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings

  • FCS 796 Practicum

    Prerequisite: permission.

    The assumption of responsibilities at an approved practicum site under the direction of a professor and practicum site supervisor.

    Credit hours:
    4
    Lecture contact hours:
    0
    Lab contact hours:
    8

    Typically offered: Upon demand

    Projected offerings