2017-18 Academic Catalog

School of Human Sciences

Director: Michael E. Newman
Office: (662) 325-2950

The mission of the School of Human Sciences is to improve the well-being of individuals, families, communities and related businesses and industries through teaching, research and outreach. An integrative approach is carried out in these program areas:

  • Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications (AELC)
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM)
  • Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)

The School of Human Sciences currently has the following accreditations: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in Vocational Home Economics and Agriculture.

The commitment of Human Sciences’ faculty and staff to excellence is evident in teaching, especially considering the growth, demand for the programs offered in the School, and the number of teaching and advising awards received by the faculty. The School of Human Sciences has more Grisham Master Teachers and CALS Excellence in Teaching Awards than any other unit within the Division and College. The School remains committed to this path of excellence, striving to provide students with contemporary programs and outstanding learning opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The School provides strong curricula and excellent teaching and advising.

The School’s programs are strong components of the land grant institution, which is designed to provide outreach to the community and state. The School’s commitment to this process is evident in several outreach programs, such as its early childhood development work. Human Sciences faculty and graduates work with people in and across a variety of settings, including homes; schools; clinical settings; community agencies and institutions; and business, industry, and government. Graduates are prepared to address the social and economic challenges that face the state and its communities.

BS in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications

Academic Coordinator: Cappe Hallberg
Office: (662) 325-7703

The Agriculture Education, Leadership, and Communications major equips graduates with the ability to inform and engage people about agricultural information and issues. This is achieved through curriculum emphasizing practical knowledge and hands-on experiences in teaching, leadership, and communications, in addition to well-rounded, individualized coursework in agricultural topics. Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications (AELC) graduates may become involved in a variety of occupations in agricultural business and industry, education, production, extension, and communications. The major requires 124 semester hours as shown in the catalog description. Students may choose to complete a concentration in Agricultural Education, Agricultural Leadership, or Agricultural Communications. The AELC concentrations are achieved by completing a combination of  60 hours of specified courses and restricted agriculture electives as approved by an AELC advisor. All students must earn at least a C in all AELC courses.

The Agricultural Education concentration prepares individuals seeking careers as an agricultural education teacher. The Agricultural Leadership  concentration develops students' skills for employment with the Extension service or a variety of agricultural industry careers. The Agricultural Communications concentration develops students' abilities to communicate about agricultural and life sciences issues.

Students desiring to receive certification to teach in secondary agricultural education will need to complete certification requirements. The Agricultural Education teacher education program at Mississippi State University is Council for Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) accredited. Students must conform to the policies on teacher education, as explained under “Teacher Licensure” elsewhere in this catalog.

Graduates will have knowledge of

  1. principles of teaching and learning;
  2. principles and theories of leadership;
  3. principles o of human communication; and
  4. basic agricultural sciences.

Graduates will be able to

  1. plan and conduct agricultural education programs in classroom and community settings;
  2. communicate effectively orally and in writing to various audiences;
  3. be proficient in computer applications; and
  4. be readily prepared for employment.

In capstone courses, students produce and present reports that demonstrate the performance learning objectives. In addition to faculty assessment, external assessors from other departments and from typical clientele audiences observe presentations and provide feedback.

Field experience supervisors and co-curricular sponsors, along with student participants, provide feedback about the field experience using a form based on the learning objectives.

Degree Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
MA 1323Trigonometry3
or MA /ST 2113 Introduction to Statistics
Science
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II3-4
or PSS 1313 Plant Science
Extra Science (if appropriate)
CH 1043Survey of Chemistry I3
or CH 1053 Survey of Chemistry II
or CH 1213 Chemistry I
Humanities
Select from General Education courses6
Fine Arts
Select from General Education courses3
Social Sciences
AEC 2713Introduction to Food and Resource Economics3
or EC 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
or EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics
See concentration for second Social/Behavioral Science course.3
Major Core
ADS 1113Animal Science3
ADS 1121Animal Science Laboratory1
AELC 2413Orientation to Agricultural Education, Leadership & Communications3
AELC 3333Professional Presentations in Agriculture and Life Sciences3
AELC 3803Foundations of Leadership in Agricultural and Life Sciences3
AELC 4403Development of Youth Programs3
AELC 4424Teaching Methods in Agricultural and Human Sciences4
PSS 3301Soils Laboratory1
PSS 3303Soils3
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by the successful completion of AELC 3333 or AELC 4424
Writing Requirement
AELC 3203Professional Writing in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences3
Computer Literacy
AELC 4203Applications of Computer Tech to Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications3

Agricultural Education Concentration

AELC 3013Field Experience in Agricultural Education, Leadership and Communications3
AELC 4113Methods of Teaching Agriscience3
AELC 4703Experiential Learning Programs in Agriculture3
AELC 4873Professional Seminar in Agricultural Education3
AELC 4886Teaching Internship in Agricultural Education6
AELC 4896Teaching Internship in Agricultural Education6
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
PSY 1013General Psychology3
Restricted Plant Science Elective 1
Restricted Environmental Science Elective 2
Restricted Animal Science Elective 3
Agriculture electives15-16
Free electives6
1

Select one course from PSS 1113, PSS 2343, PSS 2423, PSS 3133, PSS 3923, PSS 4103, PSS 4123, PSS 4133, PSS 4613, FO 2113

2

Select one course from PSS 4333, FO 4513, or ENS 2103.

3

Select one course from ADS 2102, ADS 2122, ADS 3142, ADS 3213, ADS 3223, ADS 3312,ADS 3314, ADS 4113, ADS 4212ADS 4223, ADS 4232ADS 4323ADS 4813PO 3313

Agricultural Leadership Concentration

PHI 1123Introduction to Ethics3
or MGT 3823 Socially Responsible Leadership
PSY 3623Social Psychology3
or PS 3013 Political Leadership
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 3213 Small Group Communication
or CO 3803 Principles of Public Relations
AELC 3813Team Leadership for Agriculture & Life Sciences3
AELC 4803Contemporary Issues in Agriculture and Life Sciences3
PSY 1013General Psychology3
or PS 1113 American Government
or SO 1003 Introduction to Sociology
Agricultural Leadership Elective
Choose one of the following:
ENS 2103Introduction to Environmental Science3
or PS 2703 Introduction to Public Policy
AELC 3500Internship in Agricultural Leadership1-6
Professional Electives 118
Ag/Business/Communication Electives 212
Free electives6
Total Hours124
1

18 hours of advisor-approved, 3000-4000 level, focus area electives related to career objective (see advisor for suggested areas)

2

12 hours Agriculture, Business, Management, Marketing, or Communication electives (to include all CALS 1000 level and above - ADS, AEC, AELC, PSS, ABE, WFA, FNH, LA, FO, PO, EPP; and MGT, MKT, CO, BL)

Agricultural Communications Concentration

AELC 3603Internship-Agricultural Communications3
AELC 4223Communications Strategies in Agriculture and Life Sciences3
AELC 4803Contemporary Issues in Agriculture and Life Sciences3
CO 1403Introduction to the Mass Media3
CO 2333Television Production3
CO 2413Introduction to News Writing and Reporting3
CO 3403Photographic Communication3
CO 3713Digital Communication3
CO 3803Principles of Public Relations3
PSY 1013General Psychology3
or PS 1113 American Government
or SO 1003 Introduction to Sociology
Focus Area Electives 124
Free Electives6
Completing a minor in Communications, Political Science, or Art is recommended as a part of your program of study.
Total Hours124
1

 Electives must be advisor-approved, focus area-related to a career objective. (See advisor for suggested areas.) A maximum of 9 hours may be 1000- or 2000- level. All remaining hours must be 3000- or 4000-level courses taken at Mississippi State University.

BS in Agricultural Science (AGS)

Academic Coordinator: Cappe Hallberg
Office: (662) 325-7703

The Agricultural Science degree prepares individuals for a variety of agricultural related careers. Many agricultural businesses and organizations are seeking graduates who have a diversified knowledge of agriculture and life sciences, which includes production agriculture, business, leadership and management. Many graduates become involved in agriculture business and industry, production agriculture operations, international agriculture development or pursue advanced study in areas such as nutrition and agricultural education.

Agricultural Science allows students to develop a high concentration of science and specialized agricultural study. Through the Agricultural Science degree program, a student can pursue a bachelor of science in agriculture and develop specialization areas that will serve his/her individual needs and interests. For the degree requirements, students must complete 124 hours, which includes 18 hours of science and 58 hours of agricultural science. Thirty hours will be agricultural science electives, which must be taken from two different agriculture focus areas within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. (See advisor for suggested focus areas.) The student should select agricultural focus areas that are closely related and complement each other and are related to the career objectives of the student. At least 12 hours in each agricultural focus area must be 3000-4000 level courses. The student will also have 14 hours of agriculture and science electives to complete which should also complement the selected agricultural focus areas. At least three hours must be a natural life science.

Graduates will have knowledge of

  1. the diversified field of agriculture;
  2. basic agricultural sciences;
  3. leadership principles;
  4. the basic principles of production; and
  5. the application of basic science principles to production agriculture and agricultural business management.
     

Graduates will be able to

  1. plan and conduct basic agricultural research;
  2. manage an agricultural enterprise (business or production);
  3. provide leadership in a variety of employment settings; and
  4. communicate effectively orally and in writing to various audiences.
     

In various courses, students produce and present reports that demonstrate the performance learning objectives. In addition to faculty assessment, external assessors from other departments and from typical clientele audiences observe presentations and provide feedback.

Internship supervisors and co-curricular sponsors, along with student participants, provide feedback about the internship using a form based on the learning objectives.

Degree Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
Select from General Education courses3
Science
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
CH 1043Survey of Chemistry I3
or CH 1213 Chemistry I
Humanities
Select from General Education courses6
Fine Arts
Select from General Education courses3
Social Science
AEC 2713Introduction to Food and Resource Economics3
or EC 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
or EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics
Select from General Education courses3
Major Core
ABE 1863Engineering Technology in Agriculture3
ADS 1113
ADS 1121
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
AEC 3133Introductory Agribusiness Management3
AELC 3500Internship in Agricultural Leadership1-6
CH 1051Experimental Chemistry1
CH 1053Survey of Chemistry II3
or CH 1223 Chemistry II
EPP 2213Introduction to Insects3
or EPP 4113 Principles of Plant Pathology
PSS 1313Plant Science3
or BIO 2113 Plant Biology
PSS 3301Soils Laboratory1
PSS 3303Soils3
15 hours from each of two agriculture focus areas 130
Agriculture/science electives 1,214
Free electives6
Oral Communication Requirement
AELC 3333Professional Presentations in Agriculture and Life Sciences3
Writing Requirement
AELC 3203Professional Writing in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences3
Computer Literacy
AELC 4203Applications of Computer Tech to Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications3
Total Hours124
1

See advisor for approved courses.

2

3 hours must be a natural/life science.

BS in Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)

Academic Coordinator: Cappe Hallberg
Office: (662) 325-7703

This degree offers an interdisciplinary lifespan approach to the study of children, youth, and families. It encompasses specialty areas in preschool teaching, child development, youth development, family science, child life, and family and consumer sciences teacher education. Students develop an awareness of trends, issues, and public policy affecting families; analyze factors that influence cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development in the contexts of culture and family. Graduates enter diverse public and private sectors that focus on enabling children, youth, and families to function effectively in today’s complex society.

Specific course work is required to specialize in each area or meet Class A teacher licensure requirements for family and consumer sciences in the state of Mississippi. Specific course work is also required to specialize in child life, preschool education, youth development, or family science. A grade of “C” or better is required for all major courses (Human Development and Family Science courses). A student will not be allowed to register for HDFS classes after the initial semester until he or she has submitted an application for a federal background check. If the background check comes back unapproved, the student will not be allowed to continue in the program until the problem is resolved. Students are responsible for paying the fees for the background check.

Degree Requirements

English (General Education)6
Fine Arts (General Education)3
Natural Sciences (2 labs required from Gen Ed)6-8
Extra Science (if appropriate)3
(HS 2293 Individual and Family Nutrition required for FCS Education)
(Select from Gen Ed courses for Child Development, Child Life, Youth Development, and Family Science)
Math (General Education)6
Humanities (General Education)6
Social/Behavioral Sciences (General Education)6
(HDFS 1813 and EPY 3543 are required for FCS Education)
(Select from Gen Ed courses for Child Development, Child Life, Youth Development, and Family Science)
Major Core
HS 1701Survey of Human Sciences1
HS 4701Internship Placement Seminar1
HS 4702Human Sciences Senior Seminar2
HDFS 3303Consumer Economics3
HDFS 4333Families, Legislation and Public Policy3
HDFS 4424Teaching Methods in Agricultural and Human Sciences4
HDFS 4803Parenting3
HDFS 4853The Family: A Human Ecological Perspective3
HDFS 4883Risk, Resilience and Preventive Interventions3
Writing Requirement3
AELC 3203Professional Writing in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences3
or EDF 3413 Writing for Thinking
or EPY 3513 Writing in the Behavioral Sciences
or MGT 3213 Organizational Communications


Child Development Concentration

The child development concentration explores the growth and development of children (conception until adolescence) within the family system and sociocultural milieu. This coursework prepares students to be become competent early care and education professionals, parent educators, child advocates, and early interventionists within the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Students learn real-world application through lab experiences at the Child Development and Family Studies Center and internships in settings that align with the students’ career goals. PreK-K teaching candidates must complete a PreK-K Teacher Candidacy Internship under the supervision of a licensed teacher. To be eligible for PreK-K teaching licensure in Mississippi, students must pass the Praxis Core or have a cumulative ACT score of at least 21; have a GPA of at least 2.75; and pass the Praxis II Early Childhood Principles of Teaching and Learning (5621) and the Praxis II Child Development (5024).

HDFS 1813Individual and Family Development through the Lifespan3
HDFS 2803Prenatal and Infant Development3
HDFS 2813Child Development3
HDFS 3803Creativity & Play in Young Children3
HDFS 3813Lifespan Theory3
HDFS 3823Methods & Materials for Early Care and Education Programs3
HDFS 3843Guiding Young Children’s Behavior & Social Development3
HDFS 4760Child Development Internship12
or HDFS 4740 PreK-K Teacher Candidacy Internship
HDFS 4823Development and Administration of Child Service Programs3
HS 2283Child Health and Nutrition3
EDE 3233Teaching Children's Literature at the Elementary and Middle Levels3
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
COE 4013Facilitative Skills Development3
Computer Literacy Course (satisfied by TKT 1273 or BIS 1012)2-3
Electives8
Child Development Concentration total hours124


Child Life Concentration

A concentration in Child Life provides the student with an overview of the role of the child life specialist working with children and their families in a health care setting.  The primary emphases of the child life concentration are on student demonstration of knowledge, skills, and abilities required to assume the responsibilities of a child life professional.  This includes involvement in the assessment of patients and families; planning and delivering child life services to patients including medical play, pre-procedural teaching, use of distractions, etc.; and evaluating the effectiveness of the interventions and plan. 

HDFS 1813Individual and Family Development through the Lifespan3
HDFS 2803Prenatal and Infant Development3
HDFS 2813Child Development3
HDFS 3803Creativity & Play in Young Children3
HDFS 3813Lifespan Theory3
HDFS 3823Methods & Materials for Early Care and Education Programs3
HDFS 3843Guiding Young Children’s Behavior & Social Development3
HDFS 4770Child Life Internship12
or HDFS 4760 Child Development Internship
or HDFS 4740 PreK-K Teacher Candidacy Internship
HDFS 4823Development and Administration of Child Service Programs3
HDFS 4832Child Life Clinical2
HDFS 4833The Hospitalized Child3
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
COE 4013Facilitative Skills Development3
EDE 3233Teaching Children's Literature at the Elementary and Middle Levels3
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
Computer Literacy Course (satisfied by TKT 1273 or BIS 1012)3
Electives6
Child Life Concentration total hours124


Youth Development Concentration

The Youth Development curriculum prepares students to understand and work effectively with children and adolescents, ages 10-18, in a variety of settings.  The program provides students with a comprehensive view of the needs and developmental characteristics of youths, as well as the challenges facing today’s youths.  Emphasis is placed on understanding how youth development does not occur in isolation but is situated in, and affected by, contexts such as relationships, family, neighborhood/ community, school, culture, the economy, and society.  Youth Development students gain valuable real-world experience through a required field experience course and an internship.  Students are also able to develop specific areas of specialization to fit their career interests by choosing from a generous variety of focus area courses.

HDFS 1813Individual and Family Development through the Lifespan3
HDFS 3000Field Experience1-6
HDFS 3813Lifespan Theory3
HDFS 4780Youth Development Internship12
HDFS 4873Positive Youth Development3
PSY 4223Drug Use and Abuse3
or SW 4533 Substance Abuse and Addictions in Social Work Services
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Computer Literacy Course (satisfied by TKT 1273 or BIS 1012)2-3
Choose three of the following:9
Development of Youth Programs
Human Sexual Behavior
Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children
Facilitative Skills Development
Psychology of Adolescence
Choose 15 hours from the following:15
Child Development
Human Development in the Context of Leisure and Recreation
HS 3673Environments for Special Needs3
Teaching the Disadvantaged Child
Principles of Educational Psychology
Giftedness/Creativity
Psychology and Education of the Mentally Retarded
Cultural and Racial Minorities
Introduction to Social Research
Deviant Behavior
Violence in the United States
Criminological Theory
Juvenile Delinquency
Sociology of Sport
Basketball and Football Officials
Adapted Physical Education
Emergency Health Care
Coaching Football
Coaching Basketball
General Safety Methods
Coaching Softball and Baseball
Principles of Management and Production
Organizational Communications
Introduction to Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior
Staffing in Organizations
Principles of Marketing
Retailing
Personal Selling
Advertising
Electives5
Youth Development Concentration total hours124

Family Science Concentration

The Family Science program helps students discover, verify, and apply knowledge about the family. Family Science students gain valuable real-world experience through a required field experience course and an internship, and graduates are able to receive provisional certification through the National Council on Family Relations as Certified Family Life Educators, recognizing their competence in a broad range of ten family-related content areas. They are prepared to address societal issues including economics, education, work-family issues, parenting, sexuality, gender, substance abuse, domestic violence, unemployment, debt, and child abuse within the context of the family.  Graduates can work in a variety of governmental, non-profit, religious, and private agencies.

HDFS 1813Individual and Family Development through the Lifespan3
HDFS 2813Child Development3
HDFS 3000Field Experience1-6
HDFS 3813Lifespan Theory3
HDFS 4313Family Resource Management3
HDFS 4403Introduction to Gerontology3
HDFS 4790Family Science Internship12
HDFS 4813Adult Development: The Middle Years3
HDFS 4843Family Interaction3
HDFS 4873Positive Youth Development3
HDFS 4883Risk, Resilience and Preventive Interventions3
HS 3673Environments for Special Needs3
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
COE 4013Facilitative Skills Development3
PSY 3413Human Sexual Behavior3
PSY 4223Drug Use and Abuse3
or SW 4533 Substance Abuse and Addictions in Social Work Services
Electives5
Computer Literacy course (satisfied by TKT 1273 or BIS 1012)3
Family Science Concentration total hours124

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Ed Concentration

The Family and Consumer Sciences teacher education program at Mississippi State University is NCATE accredited. Students must conform to the policies on teacher education, as explained under “Teacher Licensure” elsewhere in this catalog. Following is a list of courses taught in selected Mississippi high schools and vo-tech centers: family dynamics, resource management, nutrition and wellness, family and individual health, personal development, and child development. Family and Consumer Sciences teachers can also teach in high school Occupational Programs (such as food production, childcare, and clothing production). Some additional on-the-job training is required to teach these courses. Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science (Family and Consumer Sciences Education emphasis) degree from the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University leads to licensure to teach these courses.

FDM 1533Basics of Apparel Construction Techniques3
HDFS 2803Prenatal and Infant Development3
HDFS 2813Child Development3
HDFS 3000Field Experience1-6
HDFS 4313Family Resource Management3
HDFS 4462Curriculum in FCS Education2
HDFS 4886Teaching Internship in FCS Education6
HDFS 4896Teaching Internship in FCS Education6
HS 2203Science of Food Preparation3
HS 2283Child Health and Nutrition3
HS 2603Interior Design Fundamentals3
EDF 3333Social Foundations of Education3
EDF 4243Planning for the Diversity of Learners3
EDX 3213Individualizing Instruction for Exceptional Children3
EPY 3143Human Development and Learning Strategies in Education3
EPY 3253Evaluating Learning3
EDS 3411Practicum in Secondary Education1
EDS 4873Seminar in Managing the Secondary Classroom3
KI 1803Health Trends and Topics3
PSY 3413Human Sexual Behavior3
Electives1
Computer Literacy (Satisfied by successful completion of HDFS 3303)
Oral Communication Requirement (satisfied by successful completion of HDFS 4424)
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Ed Concentration total hours124

BS in Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM)

This degree is designed to provide students with an understanding of fashion and textile industries, consumer behavior, product development, business principles, and technology applications. Students select a concentration in one of two areas: Merchandising or Design and Product Development. Merchandising combines an overview of the fashion industry, consumer behavior, product development, planning, buying business operations and entrepreneurship. Design and Product Development emphasizes the total design and production process from inception to finished product and its ultimate sale to the consumer. Specialized labs and industry software provide students with extensive hands-on experience in the latest design, product development, and fashion retailing technology applications.  A grade of “C” or better is required for all major courses (Human Sciences and Fashion Design and Merchandising courses).

Degree Requirements

English (General Education)6
Fine Arts (General Education)3
Natural Sciences (2 labs required from Gen Ed)6-8
Extra Science (if appropriate)3
Survey of Chemistry I
Math (General Education)6
College Algebra
Business Statistical Methods I 1
Introduction to Statistics
Humanities (General Education)6
3 hours Foreign Language
3 hours Gen Ed course
Social/Behavioral Sciences (Gen Ed)9
General Psychology 2
Introduction to Sociology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Major Core Courses
FDM 1523Visual Design in Dress3
FDM 1533Basics of Apparel Construction Techniques3
FDM 2524Textiles for Apparel4
FDM 2553Introduction to Fashion Industry3
FDM 2573Fashion Portfolio Development3
FDM 3553Fashion Retailing3
FDM 3563Visual Merchandising3
FDM 3573Historic Costume3
FDM 3593Merchandising and Promotion Strategies3
HS 1701Survey of Human Sciences1
HS 2593Product Development II3
HS 4701Internship Placement Seminar1
HS 4702Human Sciences Senior Seminar2
FDM 4711FDM Senior Showcase1
FDM 4763FDM Internship3
Oral Communication Requirement
HDFS 4424Teaching Methods in Agricultural and Human Sciences4
Writing Requirement
FDM 4513Social-Psychological Aspects of Clothing3
Computer Literacy
FDM 2123Product Development I3
1

See advisor for list of approved courses.

2

 SO 1003 is required for the Sociology emphasis

3

 Two 3-credit hour internships are required.


Merchandising Concentration

The merchandising concentration explores the business and product development aspects of the apparel industry from finalized design to the end-use by consumers and beyond. This coursework prepares students to be become competent in pursuing careers in merchandising, buying, fashion forecasting, fashion communications, fashion business and retail operations. Students learn real-world application through lab experiences and internships in settings that align with the students’ career goals. Students must complete two internships in a related position.
 

FDM 4533Merchandise Planning and Buying3
FDM 4603Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry3
Select one of the emphasis areas below:
General Merchandising
Choose 18 hours from any of the courses offered in the emphasis areas below.18
Electives7
Business Administration (Pre-MBA)
Choose any 5 of the following:
ACC 2013Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 2023Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BIS 3233Management Information Systems3
BL 2413The Legal Environment of Business3
BQA 2113Business Statistical Methods I3
BQA 3123Business Statistical Methods II3
FIN 3123Financial Management 13
MGT 3114Principles of Management and Production 14
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
Electives9-10
Communication Studies
CO 1223Introduction to Communication Theory3
CO 2253Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication3
CO 3833Interviewing in Communication3
CO 4203Nonverbal Communication3
CO 4223Advanced Communication Theory3
CO 4243Rhetorical Theory3
Electives7
Entrepreneurship
MGT 3323Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3333Field Studies in Entrepreneurship3
BL 4243Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship3
FIN 4323Entrepreneurial Finance3
MKT 4423Strategic Brand Management3
GE 3011Engineering Entrepreneurship Seminar1
Electives9
Finance
FIN 3113Financial Systems3
FIN 3123Financial Management3
FIN 3723Financial Markets and Institutions3
FIN 4223Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN 4423Investments3
FIN 4923International Financial Management3
Electives7
Information Technology Services
Choose any 6 of the following courses:
TKB 3133Administrative Management and Procedures3
TKB 4283Advanced Office Systems3
TKB 4543Information Processing3
TKB 4563Introduction to Data Networks3
TKB 4583Graphics and Web Design3
TKT 3463Computer Repair and Maintenance3
TKT 4343Information Technology Project Management3
TKT 4743Elements of Electronic Desktop Publishing3
TKT 4753Media for Presentations, Instruction and Gaming3
TKT 4813Introduction to Instructional Systems3
Electives7
Management
MGT 3813Organizational Behavior3
MGT 3114Principles of Management and Production4
MGT 3513Introduction to Human Resource Management3
Choose any 3 of the following courses:
MGT 3323Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3333Field Studies in Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3823Socially Responsible Leadership3
MGT 4153Management Seminar3
MGT 4533Advanced Human Resource Management3
MGT 4543Compensation Management3
MGT 4563Staffing in Organizations3
MGT 4613Cross-Cultural Management3
Electives7
Sociology
SO 2203Cultural and Racial Minorities3
SO 3213Introduction to Social Research3
Choose any 3 SO designated courses at the 2000 level or above and include at least one 4000 level SO course.
Electives10
1

 Required for Pre-MBA emphasis (B or higher in MBA prerequisite courses)


Design and Product Development Concentration

The Design and Product Development concentration explores the creative and product development aspects of the apparel industry from trend innovation and concept to an end-use product and beyond. This coursework prepares students to be become competent in pursuing careers in creative design, technical design, visual merchandising, styling, fashion communications, fashion forecasting, and related creative industries. Students learn real-world application through lab experiences and internships in settings that align with the students’ career goals. Students must complete two internships in a related position.
 

HS 4343Apparel Design II3
FDM 4593Creative Design Techniques3
FDM 4733Computer-Aided Design for Fashion3
Select one of the emphasis areas below:
General Design and Product Development
Choose 18 hours from any of the courses offered in the emphasis areas below18
Electives4
Art
Choose 18 credit hours of courses with an ART prefix. One or more 1000-level courses and one 2000-level course must be completed in addition to at least three 3000- or 4000-level courses18
Electives4
Business Administration (Pre-MBA)
Choose any 5 of the following:
ACC 2013Principles of Financial Accounting 13
ACC 2023Principles of Managerial Accounting3
BIS 3233Management Information Systems3
BL 2413The Legal Environment of Business3
BQA 2113Business Statistical Methods I 13
BQA 3123Business Statistical Methods II 13
FIN 3123Financial Management3
MGT 3114Principles of Management and Production 14
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
Electives6-7
Communication Studies
CO 1223Introduction to Communication Theory3
CO 2253Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication3
CO 3833Interviewing in Communication3
CO 4203Nonverbal Communication3
CO 4223Advanced Communication Theory3
CO 4243Rhetorical Theory3
Electives4
Entrepreneurship
MGT 3323Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3333Field Studies in Entrepreneurship3
BL 4243Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship3
FIN 4323Entrepreneurial Finance3
MKT 4423Strategic Brand Management3
GE 3011Engineering Entrepreneurship Seminar1
Electives6
Finance
FIN 3113Financial Systems3
FIN 3123Financial Management3
FIN 3723Financial Markets and Institutions3
FIN 4223Intermediate Financial Management3
FIN 4423Investments3
FIN 4923International Financial Management3
Electives4
Information Technology Services
Choose any 6 of the following courses:
TKB 3133Administrative Management and Procedures3
TKB 4283Advanced Office Systems3
TKB 4543Information Processing3
TKB 4563Introduction to Data Networks3
TKB 4583Graphics and Web Design3
TKT 3463Computer Repair and Maintenance3
TKT 4343Information Technology Project Management3
TKT 4743Elements of Electronic Desktop Publishing3
TKT 4753Media for Presentations, Instruction and Gaming3
TKT 4813Introduction to Instructional Systems3
Electives4
Management
MGT 3813Organizational Behavior3
MGT 3114Principles of Management and Production4
MGT 3513Introduction to Human Resource Management3
Choose any 3 of the following courses:
MGT 3323Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3333Field Studies in Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3823Socially Responsible Leadership3
MGT 4153Management Seminar3
MGT 4533Advanced Human Resource Management3
MGT 4543Compensation Management3
MGT 4563Staffing in Organizations3
MGT 4613Cross-Cultural Management3
Electives3
Marketing
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
MKT 4413Consumer Behavior3
Choose any 4 of the following courses:
MKT 3213Retailing3
MKT 3323International Logistics3
MKT 3933International Marketing3
MKT 4033International Transportation3
MKT 4113Personal Selling3
MKT 4123Advertising3
MKT 4143Sales Management3
MKT 4213Internet Marketing3
MKT 4313Physical Distribution Management3
MKT 4333International Supply Chain Management3
MKT 4533Marketing Research3
MKT 4613Services Marketing3
Electives4
Sociology
SO 2203Cultural and Racial Minorities3
SO 3213Introduction to Social Research3
Choose any 3 SO designated courses at the 2000 level or above and include at least one 4000 level SO course.
Electives4
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 Required for Pre-MBA emphasis (B or higher in MBA prerequisite courses)

Agricultural Information Science (AIS) Minor

The Agricultural Information Science (AIS) minor is offered to allow students in other majors to develop leadership and human relation skills needed by new graduates entering the agriculture workforce. Students will enhance their communication, leadership, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills to become effective employees in the agricultural workforce.  Students must complete a minimum of 16 hours of AIS coursework from a list of approved courses. 

Required courses10
Orientation to Agricultural Education, Leadership & Communications
Foundations of Leadership in Agricultural and Life Sciences
Teaching Methods in Agricultural and Human Sciences
Electives (choose two of the following)6
Professional Presentations in Agriculture and Life Sciences
Principles and Practices of Extension Education
Development of Youth Programs
International Agricultural Education
Total Hours16

Gerontology Minor/Certificate

Graduate Certificate Coordinator: Associate Professor Joe Wilmoth

Undergraduate Minor Coordinator: Associate Professor Carolyn Adams-Price

The Gerontology Minor/Certificate provides students with current factual and theoretical data along with practical experience relating to the process of aging. It is a multidisciplinary effort with contributions from a variety of departments cutting across several colleges. Students completing the requirements will earn a minor/certificate in gerontology.

This area of study is open to students from all colleges within the University. The Gerontology Minor/Certificate was developed to supplement the student’s chosen major. Undergraduate students wishing to complete the Gerontology requirements will select a major in addition to electing 15 hours of gerontology course work.

Undergraduate Minor Requirements: (minimum 15 hours)

HDFS 4403Introduction to Gerontology3
Choose at least three of the following:
Issues in Aging
Aging and Physical Activity
Aging and Disability
Adult Development: The Middle Years
Consumer Aspects of Aging
Psychology of Aging
Aging and Retirement in American Society
Sociology of Death and Dying
Human Behavior and the social Environment II
Social Work with the Aged
Choose one of the following (may include courses from above):
Environments for Special Needs
Families, Legislation and Public Policy
Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle
Health and Society
Social Welfare Policy II
DIS or Practicum in Aging

Graduate Certificate Requirements (minimum 13 hours)

HDFS 6403Introduction to Gerontology3
Choose at least three of the following:
Psychology of Aging
Aging and Retirement in American Society
Sociology of Death and Dying
Consumer Aspects of Aging
Adult Development: The Middle Years
Counseling Elderly Clients
Issues in Aging

Agricultural Info Sci & Ed Courses

AIS 2613 Introduction to Information and Decision Science in Agroecosystems: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introductory course to the science of helping people learn how to access, analyze, apply and amend information to solve problems in agriculture

AIS 4503 International Agricultural Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of formal and non-formal agricultural education and related processes that influence global agricultural development including impacts of culture and changing demographics. Analysis of current global agricultural issues, roles of international organizations, and effectiveness of technology transfer

AIS 8523 Teaching Out-of-School Groups in Agricultural Information Science and Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Orginizing, planning, and instructing out-of-school groups in agricultural and extension education; identifying and assessing needs of clientele; and evaluating effectiveness

Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications Courses

AELC 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse array of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

AELC 2103 Seminar in International Studies in Agricultural Systems: 3 hours.

Introduction to world agriculture, farming systems and technologies, crops, trade, and food production and processing. Influence of population and climate on global agriculture. Ethical issues surrounding environment, social, political and financial aspects of agriculture. (Same as GA 2103)

AELC 2413 Orientation to Agricultural Education, Leadership & Communications: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. History and principles of agricultural education programs; program development, management, and community involvement; career opportunities in agricultural education, leadership and communications

AELC 2990 Special Topics in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

AELC 3013 Field Experience in Agricultural Education, Leadership and Communications: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor). Supervised field experience for agricultural education, leadership and communications students in approved settings; pre-internship experiential learning opportunity. (May be repeated one time)

AELC 3203 Professional Writing in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Human Sciences: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Completion of EN 1103 and 1113 or equivalent and Junior Standing). Three hours lecture. Basic principles and techniques in communicating information relevant to agriculture/agribusiness, natural resources, and life sciences

AELC 3333 Professional Presentations in Agriculture and Life Sciences: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Strategies and techniques for effective presentations in agriculture, life sciences and natural resources. Emphasis on oral and visual techniques for formal and non-formal situations

AELC 3500 Internship in Agricultural Leadership: 1-6 hours.

(Hours and credit to be arranged and shall not exceed a total of six hours). Capstone course providing students a supervised learning experience solidifying and applying concepts learned throughout their coursework in a professional atmosphere

AELC 3603 Internship-Agricultural Communications: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: junior standing). Supervised field experiences related to participation in professional activities relating to problems, methods, and basic communications skills in agriculture and life sciences. Course is not repeatable

AELC 3803 Foundations of Leadership in Agricultural and Life Sciences: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Foundational theories and principles of leadership emphasizing personal characteristics, leadership styles, power and influence, group dynamics, and managing change for effective leadership in agriculture

AELC 3813 Team Leadership for Agriculture & Life Sciences: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Strategies and techniques for building and leading a successful team. Self-assessment, team-building skills, and experiential activities in teamwork are emphasized and contextualized specifically in agriculture and life sciences

AELC 4000 Directed Individual Study in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

AELC 4103 Principles and Practices of Extension Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Developing, implementing, and evaluating Extension and non-formal educational programs for youth and adult audiences. Comprehension and application of experiential and transformative learning models and teaching methods

AELC 4113 Methods of Teaching Agriscience: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Objectives, materials, and teaching methods for planning, organizing, and managing agricultural science programs

AELC 4203 Applications of Computer Tech to Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communications: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory. Application of microcomputer technology in agricultural education, leadership, and communications; data storage and retrieval; and use of canned computer programs in agricultural and educational settings

AELC 4223 Communications Strategies in Agriculture and Life Sciences: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Evaluation and development of communications strategies for agriculture and life science organizations, issues, and/or products. Integrating communications techniques and teamwork are emphasized

AELC 4403 Development of Youth Programs: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Needs and interests of youth; developing, managing, and evaluating formal and non-formal youth education programs; volunteer and paraprofessional staff development; securing and developing supportive services

AELC 4424 Teaching Methods in Agricultural and Human Sciences: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: College of Ag and Life Science major and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Planning instruction; selection teaching techniques; developing teaching plans; teaching agricultural/human science topics; using instructional technologies; and evaluating learner progress. (Same as HDFS 4424)

AELC 4503 International Agricultural Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of formal and non-formal agricultural education and related processes that influence global agricultural development including impacts of culture and changing demographics. Analysis of current global agricultural issues, roles of international organizations, and effectiveness of technology transfer

AELC 4703 Experiential Learning Programs in Agriculture: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Theory and practice in planning experiential learning projects for youth in agriculture; roles and responsibilities of teachers and extension agents in supervising and evaluating programs

AELC 4710 Study Tour: 1-3 hours.

Experiential learning through travel in the United States or abroad focusing on specialized areas of study in Agricultural Education

AELC 4803 Contemporary Issues in Agriculture and Life Sciences: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Course designed to immerse students in investigation of the issues the agriculture industry faces. Students will uncover the historical aspect of current policy and legislation, identify pertinent contemporary issues, and analyze and describe problems, impacts and solutions

AELC 4873 Professional Seminar in Agricultural Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and senior standing). Three hours lecture. Legal, professional, administrative and curricular issues in agricultural and extension education. Includes philosophy, classroom management, curriculum planning, community involvement and problem solving to plan formal and informal education programs

AELC 4886 Teaching Internship in Agricultural Education: 6 hours.

Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement. (Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and senior standing; Co-requisite: AELC 4896)

AELC 4896 Teaching Internship in Agricultural Education: 6 hours.

Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement. (Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and senior standing; Co-requisite: AELC 4886)

AELC 4990 Special Topics in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

AELC 6103 Principles and Practices of Extension Education: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Developing, implementing, and evaluating Extension and non-formal educational programs for youth and adult audiences. Comprehension and application of experiential and transformative learning models and teaching methods

AELC 6113 Methods of Teaching Agriscience: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor). Two hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Objectives, materials, and teaching methods for planning, organizing, and managing agricultural science programs

AELC 6403 Development of Youth Programs: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Needs and interests of youth; developing, managing, and evaluating formal and non-formal youth education programs; volunteer and paraprofessional staff development; securing and developing supportive services

AELC 6503 International Agricultural Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of formal and non-formal agricultural education and related processes that influence global agricultural development including impacts of culture and changing demographics. Analysis of current global agricultural issues, roles of international organizations, and effectiveness of technology transfer

AELC 6703 Experiential Learning Programs in Agriculture: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Theory and practice in planning experiential learning projects for youth in agriculture; roles and responsibilities of teachers and extension agents in supervising and evaluating programs

AELC 6710 Study Tour: 1-3 hours.

Experiential learning through travel in the United States or abroad focusing on specialized areas of study in Agricultural Education

AELC 6990 Special Topics in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

AELC 7000 Directed Individual Study in Agricultural and Extension Education: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

AELC 8000 Thesis Research/Thesis in Agricultural and Extension Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

AELC 8100 Creative Component Project in Agricultural and Extension Education: 1-13 hours.

Capstone experience supervised by student's major professor and master’s committee. Individual project involving application of coursework to the student’s career goal. (Hours and credits to be arranged)

AELC 8203 Advanced Communications in Agricultural and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Updating of principles of communicating information in the fields of agriculture/ agribusiness, natural resources, and home economics; review and updating of communications techniques

AELC 8243 Administration and Supervision in Agricultural and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Focus on leadership as a component of good management for educational and human services organizations. Analysis of the decision-making process and discussions about team management, conflict resolution, and situation-based communication skills within the context of a diversity of organizational scenarios

AELC 8263 Public Relations in Agricultural & Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Publics to be dealt with, public relations media; methods and techniques of establishing and maintaining desirable public relations

AELC 8403 Directing Learning Experience in Agricultural and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Planning instructional activities and educational plans for agricultural audiences for formal and non-formal audiences; assessing and evaluating student learning. Note: Not for students with prior credit in AELC/HDFS 4424 or equivalent

AELC 8413 Methods of Planned Change in Agricultural and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A study of the theories and processes used by change agents to plan, influence and accomplish change in social, educational and corporate environments

AELC 8503 Program Planning and Development in Agricultural and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles, theory, and practice in developing local and state programs of vocational, technical, and extension education

AELC 8513 Volunteer Development in Agricultural and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles, theory and practice of volunteer development in extension education, high schools, communities, and/or non-profit organizations

AELC 8593 Historical Foundations of Agricultural and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Historical development of the land-grant system; implications, influences, and evaluation of policies impacting the future of agricultural and extension education

AELC 8603 Teaching Internship in AEE I: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: AELC 8613). Professional full-day public school teaching experience in diverse settings and grade levels for 8 weeks (320 hours) under classroom mentor teachers and university supervisors

AELC 8613 Teaching Internship in AEE II: 3 hours.

(Co-requisite: AELC 8603). Professional full-day public school experience in diverse settings and grade levels for 8 weeks (320 hours) under classroom mentor teachers and university supervisors

AELC 8693 Philosophical Foundations of Agriculture and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Philosophies, foundational theories, and research on teaching and learning process applied to formal and non-formal programs in agricultural and extension education

AELC 8703 Evaluation of Agricultural and Extension Education Programs: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Evaluation principles and procedures used in developing and analyzing vocational, technical, and extension education programs

AELC 8801 Graduate Professional Seminar in Agricultural and Extension Education: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Introduction to the discipline of agricultural and extension education. Preparing research and program evaluations for publication and dissemination and participating as a professional in the publication process

AELC 8803 Applying Research Methods to Agricultural and Extension Education: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Principles and techniques for planning, conducting, and reporting research; development of effective design of research problems; emphasis on understanding and evaluating scientific reports

AELC 8990 Special Topics in Agricultural Education, Leadership, and Communication: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

AELC 9000 Dissertation Research/Dissertation in Agricultural and Extension Education: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

AELC 9583 Analysis and Interpretation of Data in Agricultural and Extension Education Research: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: permission of instructor). Three hours lecture. Principles and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and reporting research in agricultural and extension education. Emphasis on student research project development, student authorship

Fashion Design and Merchandising Courses

FDM 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse array of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

FDM 1523 Visual Design in Dress: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Application of basic art principles to selection and design of clothing; physical, cultural, social, aesthetic, and psychological aspects of dress

FDM 1533 Basics of Apparel Construction Techniques: 3 hours.

One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. Principles of clothing construction; problems involving fabric selection, use of commercial patterns, basic fitting

FDM 2123 Product Development I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 1523 and FDM 1533 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Introduction to the product development lifecycle in relation to the apparel industry. Emphasis is placed on technology applications at various stages of product development

FDM 2524 Textiles for Apparel: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite CH 1043 or CH 1213). Three hours lecture. Two hours lab. An introductory study of textile fibers, yarns, fabrics, colorants, and finishes; and the factors that influence the selection, appearance, care, and serviceability of textiles for apparel

FDM 2553 Introduction to Fashion Industry: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. (Prerequisites: FDM 1523; FDM 2123; FDM 2524). A survey of the entire fashion industry as it relates to fashion design and merchandising

FDM 2573 Fashion Portfolio Development: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: FDM 1523 or equivalent or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Creation of printed and electronic portfolios and related materials for fashion-related careers. Includes project selection; layout and graphics; photography; photo-editing; writing; use of appropriate software

FDM 3553 Fashion Retailing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: FDM 2553 and ST 2113 or MA 2113 or BQA 2113 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Specific problems, procedures and practices in fashion retailing

FDM 3563 Visual Merchandising: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 2593 and FDM 3593). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Principles of window and interior display, individual and group participation in designing and executing displays for commercial and educational purposes

FDM 3573 Historic Costume: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HS 2593 and FDM 3593). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Survey of costume from prehistoric to modern times with emphasis on social, cultural, political, and technological changes impacting fashion, preservation, documentation, and exhibition of artifacts

FDM 3593 Merchandising and Promotion Strategies: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 2553 and junior standing or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. A study of fashion presentation techniques and production requirements in the primary, secondary and retail settings

FDM 4000 Directed Individual Study in FDM: 6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

FDM 4343 Pattern Making and Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 1533 or consent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Advanced problems and techniques for clothing construction and creative expression through application of drafting and flat pattern design techniques

FDM 4363 Draping: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 3563 and FDM 4343). One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. Principles of apparel design through the three dimensional manipulation of fabric on industry standard dress forms. Analysis of fit and interaction of fabric characteristics with design

FDM 4513 Social-Psychological Aspects of Clothing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 3573 and three hours Sociology or Psychology and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Exploration of the sociological and psychological aspects of wearing apparel; man's response to and use of clothing as aspect of behavior at different life stages

FDM 4533 Merchandise Planning and Buying: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 4583). Three hours lecture. Capstone course in planning, buying and managing inventory in a fashion retail environment

FDM 4583 Fashion Entrepreneurship: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 3553 and FDM 3593). Three hours lecture. Application of principles of entrepreneurship with emphasis on retail/fashion; exploration of issues in entrepreneurship relative to apparel, retailing, and design; development of skills necessary to establish and maintain successful business

FDM 4593 Creative Design Techniques: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 1533 or consent.) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Students will learn a variety of surface and other design techniques and apply them to existing and original garments and accessories. Students will also utilize multicultural, historic, and other inspirations for their designs

FDM 4603 Global Sourcing in the Textile and Apparel Industry: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: FDM 2553 and FDM 4513 or equivalent or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Evaluation of global issues facing the textile complex-fiber, textile and apparel industries. Students will learn about international trade and global issues in the textile complex

FDM 4711 FDM Senior Showcase: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Graduating senior status). Two hours laboratory. Hands-on laboratory to prepare final senior portfolio presentations for faculty review. Fashion Design and Merchandising majors only

FDM 4733 Computer-Aided Design for Fashion: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 1523 or consent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Applications of various computer-aided design software to the fashion industry, including illustration and the design of fabric, garments, and accessories

FDM 4763 FDM Internship: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 2221). Individual work experience in an approved apparel, textiles, or merchandising setting under supervision of Miss. State University faculty. (Course may be taken for credit up to two times)

FDM 4990 Special Topics in Fashion Design and Merchandising: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

FDM 6343 Pattern Making and Design: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 1533 or consent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Advanced problems and techniques for clothing construction and creative expression through application of drafting and flat pattern design techniques

FDM 6513 Social-Psychological Aspects of Clothing.: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 3573 and three hours Sociology or Psychology and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Exploration of the sociological and psychological aspects of wearing apparel; man's response to and use of clothing as aspect of behavior at different life stages

FDM 6583 Fashion Entrepreneurship: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 3553 and FDM 3593). Three hours lecture. Application of principles of entrepreneurship with emphasis on retail/fashion; exploration of issues in entrepreneurship relative to apparel, retailing, and design; development of skills necessary to establish and maintain successful business

FDM 6593 Creative Design Techniques: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 1533 or consent.) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Students will learn a variety of surface and other design techniques and apply them to existing and original garments and accessories. Students will also utilize multicultural, historic, and other inspirations for their designs

FDM 6733 Computer-Aided Design for Fashion: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: FDM 1523 or consent). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Applications of various computer-aided design software to the fashion industry, including illustration and the design of fabric, garments, and accessories

FDM 6990 Special Topics in Fashion Design and Merchandising: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

FDM 7000 Directed Individual Study in FDM: 6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

FDM 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Fashion Design and Merchandising: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

FDM 8990 Special Topics in Fashion Design and Merchandising: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

Human Development and Family Science Courses

HDFS 1813 Individual and Family Development through the Lifespan: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduction to individual and family development through the lifespan, conception to death, focusing on social and emotional development, contextual influences on development, and application

HDFS 2803 Prenatal and Infant Development: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Biological and environmental influences; behavioral and developmental patterns, from the onset of pregnancy to toddlerhood

HDFS 2813 Child Development: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 1813 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Developmental characteristics of children with emphasis on the early years; implications for care and guidance

HDFS 2990 Special Topics in Human Development and Family Science: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

HDFS 3000 Field Experience: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor). Supervised field experience for Human Development and Family Science students in approved settings; pre-internship learning experience

HDFS 3123 Global Child Advocacy Issues: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Exploration of global child advocacy issues and the multidisciplinary cultural approaches used to address them

HDFS 3303 Consumer Economics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Economic principles as they apply to consumer situations, and the consumer's relation to the American and world economy

HDFS 3803 Creativity & Play in Young Children: 3 hours.

Prerequisite: HDFS 2813. Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Selection of appropriate equipment, materials, and activities; program planning for birth to age 5; observation and participation at the Child Development and Family Studies Center

HDFS 3813 Lifespan Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HDFS 2813 or HDFS 1813). Three hours lecture. An intensified exploration of human development theory, research and methodology used in the study of individuals across the lifespan

HDFS 3823 Methods & Materials for Early Care and Education Programs: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HDFS 2813, HDFS 3803 and junior standing.) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Designing curriculum and programming for children birth to 5 years of age with emphasis on children’s developmental characteristics as related to appropriate learning experiences

HDFS 3833 Human Development in the Context of Leisure and Recreation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 1813). Three hours lecture. Introduces historical, theoretical, and empirical content focused on leisure and recreation as a context for human development across the lifespan

HDFS 3843 Guiding Young Children’s Behavior & Social Development: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HDFS 2803 and HDFS 2813). Three hours lecture. Examine and design appropriate guidance techniques based on developmental growth patterns and individual differences in young children from birth to 5 years old

HDFS 4000 Directed Individual Study in Human Development and Family Science: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

HDFS 4313 Family Resource Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Decision-making in the family and operation of the household as affected by family values, philosophies, resources, and socio-economic conditions

HDFS 4333 Families, Legislation and Public Policy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior/senior writing or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An examination of the impact of legislation and public policy on the well being of the family with emphasis on policy and family change

HDFS 4403 Introduction to Gerontology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the dynamics of the aging process and strategies for maximizing life satisfaction during aging

HDFS 4424 Teaching Methods in Agricultural and Human Sciences: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: CALS major and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Planning instruction; selecting teaching techniques; developing teaching plans; teaching agricultural/human sciences topics; using instructional technologies; and evaluating learner progress. Same as AELC 4424

HDFS 4462 Curriculum in FCS Education: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to teacher education). Two hours lecture. Basis for curriculum planning; exemplar curriculums; and customizing curriculums

HDFS 4740 PreK-K Teacher Candidacy Internship: 12 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing and consent of instructor). Individual work experience in an approved preschool/PreK-K setting under supervision of Mississippi State University faculty

HDFS 4760 Child Development Internship: 12 hours.

(Prerequisite: Successful completion of all academic coursework and consent of instructor.) Individual work experience in an approved child development setting under supervision of Mississippi State University faculty

HDFS 4770 Child Life Internship: 12 hours.

(Prerequisite: Successful completion of all academic coursework and consent of instructor). Individual work experience in an approved child life setting under supervision of Mississippi State University faculty

HDFS 4780 Youth Development Internship: 12 hours.

(Prerequisite: Successful completion of all academic coursework and consent of instructor.) Individual work experience in an approved youth development setting under supervision of Mississippi State University faculty

HDFS 4790 Family Science Internship: 12 hours.

(Prerequisite: Successful completion of all academic coursework and consent of instructor.) Individual work experience in an approved family services setting under supervision of Mississippi State University faculty

HDFS 4803 Parenting: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 1813 and junior/senior writing, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Study of the child as a part of the family in a dynamic human ecological system

HDFS 4813 Adult Development: The Middle Years: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory and perspectives on adulthood in contemporary society, adjustment to internal and environmental changes, role structures, supportive networks and public policy issues

HDFS 4823 Development and Administration of Child Service Programs: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 3813 or concurrent enrollment). Three hours lecture. Planning, administering, and evaluating the organizational structure of a variety of child service programs

HDFS 4831 Child Life Foundations: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: HDFS 2813, junior standing and permission of instructor). One hour lecture. Foundations and history of child life practice including impact of illness on child and family, elements of therapeutic play and medical preparation

HDFS 4832 Child Life Clinical: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: HDFS 2813, HDFS 4833, junior standing and permission of the instructor). Four hours laboratory. This course provides the student with a child life practicum experience in a pediatric health care facility

HDFS 4833 The Hospitalized Child: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HDFS 3803 and HDFS 3813 or concurrent enrollment, junior standing or permission of the instructor). Three hours lecture. A pre-practicum development approach to the special needs of the hospitalized infant, child and adolescent

HDFS 4843 Family Interaction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Interaction within functional families; focus on the family as a system, on diversity and roles, and on effective interactions

HDFS 4853 The Family: A Human Ecological Perspective: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The impact of internal and external factors on the development of individual and family relationships throughout the life cycle

HDFS 4863 Consumer Aspects of Aging: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Analysis of the decisions, issues and research related to the consumer aspects of aging from a global and national perspective

HDFS 4873 Positive Youth Development: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 1813 and junior/senior writing class or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Examines theoretical and empirical foundations of the growing field of Positive Youth Development; examines school and community-based programs that foster PYD

HDFS 4883 Risk, Resilience and Preventive Interventions: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 1813 and junior/senior writing; or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Theory and research relevant to understanding risk and resilience in human development and family studies application of risk/resilience framework to individual and family preventive interventions

HDFS 4886 Teaching Internship in FCS Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admissions to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a grade of C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

HDFS 4896 Teaching Internship in FCS Education: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education, minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall and in major, and completion of all professional education courses with a grade of C or better). Supervised observation and directed teaching in respective field of endorsement

HDFS 4990 Special Topics in Human Development and Family Science: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

HDFS 6313 Family Resource Management: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Decision-making in the family and operation of the household as affected by family values, philosophies, resources, and socio-economic conditions

HDFS 6333 Families, Legislation and Public Policy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior/senior writing or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An examination of the impact of legislation and public policy on the well being of the family with emphasis on policy and family change

HDFS 6403 Introduction to Gerontology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the dynamics of the aging process and strategies for maximizing life satisfaction during aging

HDFS 6424 Teaching Methods in Agricultural and Human Sciences: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: CALS major and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Planning instruction; selecting teaching techniques; developing teaching plans; teaching agricultural/human sciences topics; using instructional technologies; and evaluating learner progress. Same as AELC 4424

HDFS 6803 Parenting: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 1813 and junior/senior writing, or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Study of the child as a part of the family in a dynamic human ecological system

HDFS 6813 Adult Development: The Middle Years: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Theory and perspectives on adulthood in contemporary society, adjustment to internal and environmental changes, role structures, supportive networks and public policy issues

HDFS 6823 Development and Administration of Child Service Programs: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 3813 or concurrent enrollment). Three hours lecture. Planning, administering, and evaluating the organizational structure of a variety of child service programs

HDFS 6833 The Hospitalized Child: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HDFS 3803 and HDFS 3813 or concurrent enrollment, junior standing or permission of the instructor). Three hours lecture. A pre-practicum development approach to the special needs of the hospitalized infant, child and adolescent

HDFS 6843 Family Interaction: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Interaction within functional families; focus on the family as a system, on diversity and roles, and on effective interactions

HDFS 6853 The Family: A Human Ecological Perspective: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The impact of internal and external factors on the development of individual and family relationships throughout the life cycle

HDFS 6863 Consumer Aspects of Aging: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Analysis of the decisions, issues and research related to the consumer aspects of aging from a global and national perspective

HDFS 6873 Positive Youth Development: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 1813 and junior/senior writing class or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Examines theoretical and empirical foundations of the growing field of Positive Youth Development; examines school and community-based programs that foster PYD

HDFS 6883 Risk, Resilience and Preventive Interventions: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HDFS 1813 and junior/senior writing; or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Theory and research relevant to understanding risk and resilience in human development and family studies application of risk/resilience framework to individual and family preventive interventions

HDFS 6990 Special Topics in Human Development and Family Science: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

HDFS 7000 Directed Individual Study in Human Development and Family Science: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

HDFS 8000 Research and Thesis in Human Development and Family Science: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

HDFS 8113 Trends in Infant and Child Development: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Overview of current research in infant and child development; implications for program development and advocacy

HDFS 8123 The Effects of Poverty on Children and Families: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Exploration of the impact of poverty on children and families, identification of risk/protective factors, and development of family and child interventions to reduce risk

HDFS 8313 Contemporary Youth Issues: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Current topics in the areas of youth studies and adolescent development

HDFS 8413 Issues in Family Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Exploration of current scholarship in relevant topics of interest in the study of families

HDFS 8423 Development in Intimate Relationships: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A multidisciplinary investigation of how intimate relationships in contemporary U.S. society form, develop, maintain, and dissolve

HDFS 8813 Seminar in Human Development and Family Science: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the graduate program, faculty research, and policies and procedures. Skills in writing a literature review, grant writing, and giving professional presentations will be learned

HDFS 8823 Advanced Theories of Human Development and Family Relations: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Advanced study of theories of human development and family studies across the lifespan

HDFS 8833 Foundations of Human Development and Family Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Examination of the philosophical and theoretical foundations of Human Development and Family Studies

HDFS 8853 Current Issues in Human Development and Family Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An in-depth examination of particular HDFS topics of current interest to faculty and students. Critical evaluation of current research

HDFS 9000 Research and Dissertation in Human Development and Family Science: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

Human Sciences Courses

HS 1701 Survey of Human Sciences: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. Introduction to the field of Human Sciences through a study of its history and the variety of professional careers available

HS 1711 Professional Protocol: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. The essentials of professional protocol and accepted standards of social usage

HS 2203 Science of Food Preparation: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in CH 1213/1221 or HS major). One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. A study of foods and the principles underlying handling and preparation of food product to maintain the highest standards of quality. (Same as FNH 2203)

HS 2283 Child Health and Nutrition: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Nutrition requirements during pregnancy and lactation, and of infants and young children; birth defects from metabolic errors; related health of young children. (Same as FNH 2283)

HS 2293 Individual and Family Nutrition: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Fundamental principles of human nutrition and the practical application of this knowledge in the selection of adequate diets. (Same as FNH 2293)

HS 2573 Fashion Portfolio Development: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HS 1523 or equivalent or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Creation of printed and electronic portfolios and related materials for fashion-related careers. Includes project selection; layout and graphics; photography; photo-editing; writing; use of appropriate software

HS 2593 Product Development II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HS 2123). Three hours lecture. Analysis of product development and manufacturing related to the apparel industry including terminology, design processes, product development, sewn product analysis and quality control

HS 2603 Interior Design Fundamentals: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Introduce a practical approach to the application of interior design in the built environment. (For non interior design students). (Same as ID 2603)

HS 2664 Textiles for Interiors: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite CH 1043 ).Three hours lecture. Two hour laboratory. Study of fibers, yarns, fabric structures,dyes, and finishes related to the textile industry. Emphasis on testing and evaluation of interior textiles

HS 2803 Prenatal and Infant Development: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Biological and environmental influences; behavioral and developmental patterns, from the onset of pregnancy to toddlerhood

HS 2813 Child Development: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HS 1813 or consent of instructor).Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Developmental characteristics of children with emphasis on the early years; implications for care and guidance

HS 3000 Field Experience: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor).1-6 hours. Supervised field experience for Human Sciences students in approved settings; pre-internship learning experience

HS 3673 Environments for Special Needs: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Laws, attitudes, conditions, specifications, and environmental issues affecting private and public spaces. (Same ID 3673)

HS 3813 Lifespan Theory: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:HS 2813 or HS 1813). Three hours lecture. An intensified exploration of human development theory, research and methodology used in the study of individuals across the lifespan.

HS 4000 Directed Individual Study in Human Sciences: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

HS 4323 Consumer Issues and Policy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:HS 3303 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An assessment of policies and programs relating to information, product safety, and channels of appeal for the individual

HS 4343 Apparel Design II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:HS1533 or consent). One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. Advanced problems and techniques for clothing construction; creative expression through application of techniques of flat pattern design

HS 4450 Work Experience in Human Sciences Related Occupations: 3-6 hours.

(3-6) Work experience in two phases of occupational human sciences, development of a program of work, and incorporating the work experience into curricula

HS 4513 Social-Psychological Aspects of Clothing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HS 3573 and three hours Sociology or Psychology and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Exploration of the sociological and psychological aspects of wearing apparel; man's response to and use of clothing as aspect of behavior at different life stages

HS 4593 Creative Design Techniques: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HS 1533 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Application of techniques- dyeing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, beading, etc.- for creation and embellishment of garments and accessories. Also utilization of multicultural and historic design inspirations

HS 4683 Current Housing Problems of Families: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Analysis of current housing problems confronting families, their historical development, government policies and remedial measures

HS 4701 Internship Placement Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing and consent of instructor). One hour lecture. Preparation for an internship in a chosen specialization

HS 4702 Human Sciences Senior Seminar: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Senior standing in Human Sciences). Two hours lecture. Examination of current societal issues and trends using an integrative approach. Emphasis on professional development and effectiveness in Human Sciences

HS 4710 Study Tour: 1-3 hours.

Experiential learning through travel in the United States or abroad focusing on specialized areas of study in human sciences

HS 4750 Internship: 5-8 hours.

(Prerequisite: Minimum of senior standing in the major and consent of instructor). Individual work experience in an approved setting under supervision of Mississippi State University faculty

HS 4763 FDM Internship: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HS 2221). Individual work experience in an approved apparel, textiles, or merchandising setting under supervision of Miss. State University faculty. (Course may be taken for credit up to two times)

HS 4863 Consumer Aspects of Aging: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:HS3303 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Analysis of the decisions, issues and research related to the consumer aspects of aging from a global and national perspective

HS 4883 Risk, Resilience and Preventive Interventions: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:HS 1813 and junior/senior writing;or consent of instructor).Three hours lecture. Theory and research relevant to understanding risk and resilience in human development and family studies application of risk/resilience framework to individual and family preventive interventions

HS 6323 Consumer Issues and Policy: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:HS 3303 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. An assessment of policies and programs relating to information, product safety, and channels of appeal for the individual

HS 6513 Social-Psychological Aspects of Clothing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: HS 3573 and three hours Sociology or Psychology and junior standing). Three hours lecture. Exploration of the sociological and psychological aspects of wearing apparel; man's response to and use of clothing as aspect of behavior at different life stages

HS 6593 Creative Design Techniques: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: HS 1533 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Application of techniques- dyeing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, beading, etc.- for creation and embellishment of garments and accessories. Also utilization of multicultural and historic design inspirations

HS 6683 Current Housing Problems of Families: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior standing). Three hours lecture. Analysis of current housing problems confronting families, their historical development, government policies and remedial measures

HS 6710 Study Tour: 1-3 hours.

Experiential learning through travel in the United States or abroad focusing on specialized areas of study in human sciences

HS 6883 Risk, Resilience and Preventive Interventions: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:HS 1813 and junior/senior writing;or consent of instructor).Three hours lecture. Theory and research relevant to understanding risk and resilience in human development and family studies application of risk/resilience framework to individual and family preventive interventions

HS 8813 Seminar in Human Development and Family Studies: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to the graduate program, faculty research, and policies and procedures. Skills in writing a literature review, grant writing, and giving professional presentations will be learned

HS 8990 Special Topics in Human Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)