Graduate COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Child and Family Development
CFDEV 432* CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (3)
Analysis of children’s books with emphasis on literacy and language development enhancement
children; extensive reading of books by outstanding authors and illustrators included.
CFDEV 435* CHILD NUTRITION (3)
Principles of nutrition affecting growth and development from conception to early
emphasis on menu planning, preparations, portion control and nutritional requirements
childhood programs (Prerequisite: FN 233 or instructor’s consent).
CFDEV 436* PARENTING (3)
Theoretical procedures and techniques in guiding the behavior and development of
application of current research and parenting models (Prerequisite: CFDEV 234, 235
CFDEV 531 GUIDANCE OF CHILDREN (3)
Advanced principles and theories of child development and guidance with emphasis
for application of appropriate management techniques for enhancing growth and competence
CFDEV 532 LANGUAGE COGNITION and DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3)
Study of language acquisition theories for promoting developmentally appropriate
literacy in the early
CFDEV 533 PARENTAL INFLUENCE and INVOLVEMENT IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3)
Current issues in parenting; emphasis on the infl uence of parental involvement and
child relationships on development in the early years.
CFDEV 534 ISSUES IN CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (3)
Intensive study of contemporary problems and issues affecting children and families
CFDEV 536 GRADUATE PRACTICUM (3)
Opportunities for field experience in early childhood. Individual placements focused
on needs of the
student; one lecture hour per week and ten (10) practicum hours per week.
CFDEV 578 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3)
Principles involved in developing effective programs for young children; emphasis
of developmentally appropriate practices for stimulating creativity, cognitive,
physical, social and
CFDEV 631 NURSERY SCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN ADMINISTRATION (3)
Study of administrative processes that support quality programs for young children;
administrative concerns such as organizational management, fi scal management, facilities
and management, records, health and safety issues, program planning and assessment,
involvement, and personnel management.
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CFDEV 634 SEMINAR IN CHILD and FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (3)
Presentation and discussion of current research topics in human development and family
CFDEV 635 INFANT DEVELOPMENT and BEHAVIOR (3)
Principles of physical, emotional and cognitive development of infants with emphasis
on the practical
application of theoretical philosophies and research.
CFDEV 671 BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (3)
The study of emerging and developing deviate and normal behavior patterns of children
infancy through the middle years, with emphasis on identifying and utilizing behavioral
techniques appropriate for modifying behaviors positively.
Foods and Nutrition
FN 432* MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY I (3)
Application of nutrition knowledge and processes for assessing, formulating, and
care plans for managing cardiovascular and renal disease, diabetes, obesity and
Two lecture and two practicum hours per week (Prerequisites: FN 333, 337, 343).
FN 433* MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY II (3)
Application of nutrition knowledge and processes for assessing, formulating and developing
care plans for managing cancer, respiratory and gallbladder disease.
Two lecture and two practicum hours a week (Prerequisites: FN 333, FN 337, 343,
FN 434* FOOD ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH (1)
Study of physical and chemical properties of basic food materials related to consumption,
acceptability, and nutritional values of food; application of scientific research
methods and analysis.
One lecture hour per week.
FN 434* LABORATORY EXPERIENCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH FOODS (3)
Laboratory experiences in the use of methods applicable to food and nutrition; four
FN 436* COMMUNITY NUTRITION (3)
Epidemiological approach to health and illness. Assessments; use of computer applications;
fundamentals of nutritional care delivery systems and services with special references
problems of indigent populations; interviewing and counseling of individuals and
groups. Two lecture
and two practicum hours a week (Prerequisite: Dietetic senior standing).
FN 531 FOOD PROCESSING (3)
Principles and methods of food preservation; changes occurring during processing
and storage; control
of changes in food because of enzyme 5 microorganisms and chemical reactions. Research
required. One lecture and four laboratory hours per week. Fee: $4.00.
FN 537 TEACHING NUTRITION and HEALTH IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (3)
The relation of nutrition to health and its implication to the education of youth.
Methods of planning
and correlating nutrition and health with other subjects in public schools. Recommended
education majors. Research paper required.
FN 539 HUMAN NUTRITION DURING ADULTHOOD (3)
Advanced study of normal and therapeutic nutrition during early, middle, and late
Nutritional assessments, requirements, and factors influencing the quality of diet.
FN 543 MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS IN FOOD SERVICE SYSTEMS (4)
Advanced study of institutional administration of food service systems: including
structures, personnel, management, administration, budgetary control, problems,
policies and procedures . Two lecture and four practicum hours per week. Fee: $4.00.
FN 632 DEMONSTRATION TECHNIQUES (3)
Techniques and procedures in the demonstration of preparation of foods for business
purposes; extension; and teaching. Two lecture and two seminar hours per week. Research
practicum required (Prerequisite: HSCS 511; Co-requisite: HSCS 760.)
FN 634 SEMINAR IN FOODS and NUTRITION (3)
Individual reports and discussions of proposed research in foods and nutrition. Oral
at scheduled seminars required. Two lecture and two seminar hours per week. Research
practicum required. (Prerequisite: HSCS 511; Co requisite: HSCS 760; formerly FN
FN 641 INSTITUTIONAL FOOD PRODUCTION AND SERVICES (4)
Advanced study of food purchasing production and service in health care and related
specification writing, recipe development, analysis of food costs, computer applications
in food service
systems. Three lecture and two practicum hours per week.
HSCS 434* INDIVIDUAL and FAMILY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (3)
Application of financial planning and budgeting strategies for working with individuals
during various stages of the life cycle. (Prerequisite: Junior standing)
HSCS 435* HEALTH and SOCIAL ISSUES AND THE FAMILY (3)
Theories and intervention strategies dealing with gender issues, family crisis, terminal
drugs, death and dying, lifestyles, marriage preparation, separation and divorce,
blending families and
other family issues.
HSCS 437* STATISTICS (3)
Survey of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Emphasis on understanding
interpreting statistical concepts used in research. (Prerequisite: HSCS 233 and instructor’s
HSCS 438* FAMILY and CONSUMER ECONOMICS (3)
Study of the income and distribution patterns of individuals and families in an
effort to achieve
desired goals; develop concepts skills through which sound decisions are made (Prerequisite:
233 or instructor’s consent).
HSCS 439* FAMILY and COMMUNITY SERVICES – FIELD EXPERIENCE (3)
The utilization of consumer economics perspectives in family service agencies within
public and private sectors. Practicum with a family service component. Four laboratory
hours and one
lecture hour per week (Prerequisite: HSCS 233 or instructor’s consent).
HSCS 510 INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDIES IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER
Orientation, history and philosophy of Human Services and Consumer Sciences. Analysis
programs and future direction in the field. Examination of research integrative
HSCS 511 INDEPENDENT STUDY (3)
Individualized work on a project in area of specialty under supervision. Major advisor
instructor approval required (Prerequisites: HSCS 510, HSCS 534, and satisfactory
Graduate English requirement).
HSCS 512 RESEARCH SEMINAR (3)
Presentation of research papers and/or projects (Prerequisites: HSCS 511 and 534).
HSCS 534 READINGS IN AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER
Readings in and discussion of selected studies and recent developments in Human Services
HSCS 536 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3)
Selected topics in an identified area of study in the Department of Human Services
Sciences (Prerequisite: instructor’s consent).
HSCS 631 ADMINISTRATION and SUPERVISION OF HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER
Qualifications and responsibilities of supervisors and administrators; criteria for
and administration in Human Services and Consumer Sciences.
HSCS 534 SEMINAR IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3)
Individual reports and discussions of proposed research and/or specific topics related
societal issues in Human Services and Consumer Sciences. Oral presentation of scheduled
required. Two lecture hours and two practicum hours per week.
HSCS 635 CURRENT TRENDS IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3)
Study of recent advances and current research related to consumer behavior and changing
needs and psychology, with particular emphasis on programs of Human Services and
Sciences at various educational levels.
HSCS 760 ADVANCED RESEARCH (3)
Survey of research theories, methods and processes involved in designing research
HSCS 762 THESIS WRITING (3)
Directed individual study on Human Services and Consumer Sciences thesis topic (Prerequisite:
Approval of graduate advisor required).