Name: Dr. Selina M. Ahmed
Interim Chair
Phone: 713.313.7636
Email: Ahmed_sm@tsu.edu

undergraduate courses

ART AND DESIGN COURSES

AD 130 Environmental Design (2)
Introduction to the elements and principles of design. Two hours of lecture per week.

AD 130L Environmental Design Laboratory (1)
Laboratory course to accompany AD 130. Two hours of laboratory per week.

AD 131 Introduction to Housing (2)
Space planning, color schemes, and selection of residential furnishings and accessories according to
lifestyle and budget considerations. Two hours of lecture per week. Co-requisite: AD 131L.

AD 131L Introduction to Housing Laboratory (1)
Laboratory course to accompany AD 131. Two hours of laboratory per week. Co-requisite: AD 131

AD 435 Interior Space and Equipment Planning (1)
Planning, design, and budgeting of furnishings and equipment in residential environments. One hour
of lecture. Co-requisite AD 435L; Prerequisites; Ad 131 and junior/senior status.

AD 435L Interior Space and Equipment Planning Lab (2)
Planning, design, and budgeting of furnishings and equipment in residential environments laboratory
course to accompany AD 435. Four (4) hours laboratory per week.
Prerequisites: AD 131/AD 131L and Junior/Senior status.

CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT COURSES

CFDV 233 Family Relationships (3)
Study of interpersonal relationships within the family. Emphasis on analysis of differences in lifestyle
and implications of interactions. Three hours of lecture per week.

CFDV 234 Survey of Early Childhood Development (3)
Study of the child’s sequential development from conception through age twelve with primary
emphasis on conception through eight years of age. Observations in appropriate settings required.
Three hours of lecture per week.

CFDV 235 Interaction with Young Children (3)
Supervised observation and participation with two-to-six-year-old children in a laboratory setting.
One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CFDV 233 and CFDV 234.

CFDV 235L Interaction with Young Children Laboratory (0)
Laboratory course to accompany CFDV 235. Four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites:
CFDV 233 and CFDV 234.

CFDV 331 Methods of Child Study/Assessment of Young Children (3)
Study and interpretation of developmentally appropriate assessment techniques necessary for
understanding and guiding the behavior of children. Observations in appropriate settings required.
Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CFDV 234 and CFDV 235.

CFDV 332 Children’s Play: Development and Role (3)
Study of the theories of play and use of materials relating to broad areas of growth and development.
Emphasis on application of theories to program areas and appropriate use of materials. Three hours of
lecture per week. Prerequisites: CFDV 234 and CFDV 235.

CFDV 333 Methods and Procedures in Early Childhood Development (3)
Program planning, implementation, and evaluation in the early childhood setting. Observation of
children in supervised setting required. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CFDV 234 and
CFDV 235 and junior standing.

CFDV 334 Pre-Adolescence and Adolescent Development (3)
Study of the physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of children from
pubescence through adolescence. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CFDV 234 and
CFDV 235.

CFDV 335 Independent Study (3)
Independent study in area of specialization. Prerequisites: Junior standing and consent of instructor.

CFDV 430 Special Topics (3)
Intensive study of professional interest in child development. With class designation, this course
may be used up to four (4) times for a total of twelve (12) hours. Senior Project. Project hours to be
determined by the instructor of record. Junior /Senior standing.

CFDV 431 Theories in Child Development (3)
Survey of theories relevant to principles of learning in the cognitive, social/emotional, and
physiological areas of development at the early childhood level. Observations in appropriate settings
required. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CFDV 234 and CFDV 235. Junior or
Senior standing

CFDV 432 Children’s Literature (3)
Analysis of children’s books with emphasis on literacy and language development enhancement for
children. Extensive reading of books by outstanding authors and illustrators included. Three hours of
lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing.

CFDV 433 Multicultural Strategies (3)
Study of the impact of various cultures on the American system with implications for early childhood
program development. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CFDV 234 and CFDV 235.
Junior or Senior standing

CFDV 434 Practicum I (3)
Educationally directed and supervised practical experience in an early childhood setting or family
service agency. Three hours of lecture per week.
Prerequisites: CFDV 234, CFDV 235, and Senior standing.
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CFDV 435 Child Nutrition (3)
Principles of nutrition affecting growth and development from conception through early childhood.
Emphasis on menu planning, preparation, portion control, and nutritional requirements in early
childhood programs. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: FN 233 and Junior /Senior standing.

CFDV 436 Parenting (3)
Study of theoretical procedures and techniques for use in guiding the behavior and development of the
child. Application of current research on parenting models utilized. Three hours of lecture per week.
Prerequisites: CFDV 234 and CFDV 235 and Junior/Senior standing.

CFDV 437 Capstone in Child & Family Development (3)
Comprehensive study of the integrative, synergistic nature of the fi eld of Child & Family
Development from a historical, theoretical, and practical perspective. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

CLOTHING AND TEXTILES COURSES

CT 130 Clothing Behavior (3)
The psychological, sociological, and aesthetic aspects of clothing. Research project required. Three
hours of lecture per week.

CT 131 Basic Clothing Concepts (1)
Study of basic clothing construction. One hour of lecture per week. Co-requisite: CT 131L.

CT 131L Basic Clothing Concepts Laboratory (2)
Laboratory course to accompany CT 131. Four hours of laboratory per week. Co-requisite: CT 131.

CT 233 Textiles I (2)
Study of fi ber properties, yarns, fabric structures, and fi nishes as related to serviceability. Two (2) hours
of lecture per week. Co-requisite CT 131L.

CT 233L Textiles I Laboratory (1)
Laboratory course to accompany CT 233. Two (2) hours of laboratory per week. Co-requisite: CT 233.

DIETETICS/FOOD AND NUTRITION COURSES

FN 111 Introduction to Dietetics (1)
Introduction to Dietetics and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), including its purpose,
membership requirements, professional ethics, by-laws, and career opportunities in dietetics, food
service industries, and health care facilities. One hour of lecture per week.

FN 233 Elementary Nutrition (3)
Fundamental concepts of nutrition including terminology; physical and chemical properties
of nutrients; food sources and functions; the body’s utilization of food, nutrients, and calories
(absorption, transport, and metabolism). Three hours of lecture per week.

FN 253 Meal Management (1)
Management principles of basic menu planning, including evaluation of associated costs; food
purchasing and preservation; planning and service techniques for various occasions and income
levels. One (1) lecture hour per week. Prerequisite: FN 233. Co-requisite: FN 253L.

FN 253L Meal Management Laboratory (2)
Application of menu planning and production management techniques in a laboratory setting. Four
(4) laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: FN 233. Co-requisite: FN 253.

FN 333 Diet Therapy for Health Professionals (3)
Introduction to scientific principles and practices in the dietary care of patients during various stages
of the life cycle. Emphasis on: team approach, nutrition assessment, documenting and charting, diet
modification, and counseling. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: FN 233, BIOL 131, BIOL
132, CHEM 131/111, and CHEM 132/112.

FN 336 Independent Study in Dietetics (3)
(Formerly FN 336, Environmental Nutrition and World Hunger)
Independent study in area of specialization. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing and Consent of
instructor.

FN 337 Human Nutrition (3)
Advanced study of fundamental nutrition concepts (nutrients, digestion, absorption, metabolism, and
fluid); electrolytes, and acid-base balances as they relate to the chemistry and physiology of the human
body throughout the life cycle. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: FN 233, BIOL 131,
BIOL 132, CHEM 131/111, and CHEM 132/112.

FN 341 Management Principles of Food Service Systems (4)
Study of the organization, management and administration of various food service facilities including
human resource management. Three (3) lecture hours and two (2) practicum hours per week.
Prerequisites: FN 233, FN 253, and Junior /Standing.

FN 343 Junior Seminar in Dietetics (4)
Comprehensive review of dietetics academic core and pre-professional requirements: emphasis on
nutrition, medical nutrition therapy and principles/theories and food service management concepts.
Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 132, CHEM 231,
BIOL 132, FN 233, FN 253, FN 333, FN 337, and FN 341.

FN 413 Independent Study in Dietetics (1)
Independent study in area of specialization. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.

FN 427 Independent Study in Dietetics (2)
Independent study in area of specialization. Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor.

FN 428 Nutrition Counseling (2)
(Formerly FN 428 Nutrition Education)
Study and application of nutrition knowledge and interpersonal and intrapersonal communication
and counseling skills in dietetic settings. One (1) hour lecture and two (2) fi eld/experiential learning
experiences per week. Prerequisites: FN 343 and Senior standing.

FN 430 Special Topics in Dietetics and Foods and Nutrition (3)
Intensive study of professional interest in foods and nutrition or dietetics. With class designation(s)
and permission of instructor, this course maybe used up to four (4) times for a total of twelve (12)
hours. Senior project. Project hours to be determined by the instructor of record.
Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing.

FN 432 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (3)
(Formerly FN 432 Nutrition in Disease I)
Application of nutrition knowledge and processes for assessing, formulating and developing nutrition
care plans for managing cardiovascular and renal diseases, diabetes, obesity and digestive disorders.
Two hours of lecture and two hours of practicum per week.
Prerequisites: FN 333, FN 337, FN 343, CHEM 131/111, CHEM 132/112, CHEM 231/211,
CHEM 343 and Senior standing.

FN 433 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3)
(Formerly FN 433 Nutrition in Disease II)
Application of nutrition knowledge and processes for assessing, formulating and developing nutrition
care plans for managing cancer, respiratory and gall bladder diseases. Two hours of lecture and two
hours of practicum per week. Prerequisites: FN 333, FN 337, FN 343, CHEM 131/111, CHEM
132/112, CHEM 231/211, CHEM 343 and Senior standing.

FN 434 Food Analysis and Research (1)
(Formerly FN 434 Experimental Foods)
Study of physical and chemical properties of basic food materials related to consumption, acceptability
and nutritional values of food. Application of scientifi c research methods for analysis. One lecture
hour per week. Prerequisites: FN 343, CHEM 231/211and Senior standing.

FN 434L Laboratory Experiences in Food Analysis and Research (2)
(Formerly FN 434 Experimental Foods Laboratory)
Laboratory experiences in the use of research methods applicable to food and nutrition. Four (4)
laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: FN 343, CHEM 231/211, and Senior standing.

FN 436 Community Nutrition (3)
Fundamentals of nutritional care delivery systems in community health programs and services with special
references to nutritional problems of indigent population groups. Practical approach to nutrition education,
interviewing, counseling, and changing food habits. Two hours of lecture and two hours of practicum per
week. Prerequisite: FN 233, FN 253, FN 333, FN 337, FN 343, and Junior or Senior standing.

FN 437 Capstone in Dietetics and Food and Nutrition (3)
Comprehensive study of the fi eld of Dietetics and Nutrition. Required Senior Exit Exam.
Prerequisite: Senior standing.

FN 438 Independent Study (3)
Independent study in area of specialization. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior standing and consent of
instructor.

FN 442 Independent Study in Dietetics (4)
Independent study in area of specialization. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior standing and consent of
instructor.

FN 461 Commercial Food Production (3)
(Formerly FN 461 Quantity Cookery)
Study of skills and knowledge required for quantity food production and merchandising. Three (3)
lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: FN 253, FN 341 and Junior/Senior standing. Co-requisite:
FN 461L.

FN 461L Commercial Food Production Laboratory (3)
(Formerly FN 461 Quantity Cookery Laboratory)
Laboratory experiences in quantity food production and merchandising. Six laboratory hours per
week. Prerequisites: FN 253, FN 341 and Junior/Senior standing. Co-requisite: FN 461.

HUMAN SERVICES AND CONSUMER SCIENCES COURSES

HSCS 233 Seminar in Human Services & Consumer Sciences (3)
Application of interdisciplinary concepts contributing to the physiological, psychosocial, intellectual
development, and well-being of individuals and families. Discussion of the decision-making process
relative to these concepts. Three hours of lecture per week.

FCS 334 Career Opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Survey of current professional opportunities and preparation for the job search process. Overview of
the transition from a student to professional role. Three hours of lecture per week.

FCS 335 Principles of Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Study and evaluation of the ethical principles related to the fi eld of family and consumer sciences.
May be used for family life certification. Three hours of lecture per week.
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FCS 411 Independent Study in Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
Independent study in an area of specialization.

FCS 420 Independent Study in Family and Consumer Sciences (2)
Independent study in an area of specialization.

HSCS 430 Research Methodology (3)
A study of diverse research approaches focusing on methods for collecting and analyzing quantitative
and qualitative data. Critique of research reports and development of a research proposal.

FCS 430 Special Topics (3)
Intensive study of professional interest in family & consumer sciences. With class designation,
this course may be used up to four (4) times for a total of twelve (12) hours. Prerequisites: Junior
Senior status or consent of instructor.

FCS 431 Aging and Health Needs (3)
Analysis of specific programs and services impacting the needs of an aging population, including
health care, health care management, consumer issues, public policies, and familial relations.

FCS 432 Program Planning and Methodology in Human Services and Consumer Sciences (3)
Methods and procedures for planning, developing, and implementing programs in Human Services &
Consumer Sciences. Three hours of lecture per week.

FCS 434 Occupational Programs Public Policy (3)
Planning and implementing programs in occupational family sciences. Study and evaluation of
selected legislation and public policy related to family science and its impact of families. Three hours
of lecture per week.

FCS 435 Communication: Family and Marriage (3)
Personal and professional growth and development through more effective communication within the
family milieu and the marital unit. Three hours of lecture per week.

FCS 436 Family Resource Management (3)
Study of attitudes, concepts, skills, and understanding of consumers which contribute to their
satisfaction in the choice of goods and services. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: HSCS
233.

HSCS 437 Statistics (3)
Survey of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Emphasis on understanding and
interpreting statistical concepts used in research. Three hours of lecture per week.

FCS 438 Family and Consumer Economics (3)
Study of consumer management principles and income distribution patterns relative to time and
money use decisions by the family. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: HSCS 233.

FCS 439 Family and Community Services (1)
Utilization of family and consumer sciences perspectives in family service agencies within government,
public, and private sectors. One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisites: HSCS 233 and FCS 436.

FCS 439L Family and Community Services Laboratory (2)
Practicum to accompany FCS 439. Four hours per week. Prerequisites: HSCS 233 and FCS 436.

FCS 440 Survey of Human Development Over the Lifespan (4)
Independent study in area of specialization.

FCS 441 Capstone in Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
Comprehensive study of the integrative, synergistic nature of the fi eld of family sciences from a
historical , theoretical, and practical perspective. The Senior Exit Examination also administered.
Prerequisite: Senior Status