Human Sciences (HSCI)

HSCI 1300  Introd to Human Science  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Overview of the human sciences profession and its interrelationships with the natural and social sciences and the arts, study of the mission and philosophical bases of the profession, emphasis on professional opportunities in the field. Open to all students; required of all human sciences majors.

HSCI 1330  Fundamentals of Fashion  3 SCH  (3)  

Introduction to fashion merchandising with emphasis on supply, manufacture, distribution and auxiliary components of the fashion industry, as well as fashion terminology and career opportunities.

HSCI 1340  Color and Design  3 SCH  (2-2)  

A foundation course of color theories and the principles of design as applied to daily living. Art in the immediate environment. Emphasis on awareness of design. Laboratory fee, $2.

Fee: $2.00

HSCI 1350  Food Preparation and Meal Mgt  3 SCH  (2-2)  

Management of resources in selection, purchasing, preparation and serving of foods. Basic principles and fundamental knowledge of standard food preparation are included. Meals and special occasion menus which meet the dietary needs of family members are planned, prepared and served.

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 2150  Introd Nutrition Laboratory  1 SCH  (2)  

A laboratory experience that focuses on assessment of nutritional status of individuals. Nutrient composition of food, computerized dietary analysis and survey of the dietetic practice. Corequisite: HSCI 2350.

HSCI 2320  Foundations of Child Devel  3 SCH  (3-2)  

Overview of the theories and enhancement of development of infants, toddlers, young children and adolescents in physical, mental, social and emotional areas within a family context; includes methods and techniques used in observing children. Observation and participation required.

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 2321  Prenatal Inf and Toddler Devel  3 SCH  (2-2)  

In-depth study of the theories of child growth and development from conception through the first two years. Includes interactions with caregivers, peers and the environment. Observation and participation required.

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 2322  Family and Community Health  3 SCH  (3)  

Personal, family and community health problems; community and governmental health agencies; principles of first aid and home care of the sick with special reference to the care of children and the aged.

HSCI 2323  Marriage and Family Relations  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of the family unit as a group of interacting members at each stage of the life cycle, cultural and social influences upon the marriage unit and individuals in the family, alternate life styles in modern society and how to deal with them in the community.

HSCI 2330  Clothing Construction  3 SCH  (3)  

HSCI 2331  Textiles  3 SCH  (2-2)  

Overview of chemical and physical properties of fibers, yarns and fabrics as they influence the selection and performance of textile products; study of textile developments and trends and implications for end uses of these products. Corequisite: CHEM 1405. Laboratory fee, $5.

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 2332  Merchandising Field Exp  3 SCH  (5)  

Introductory course in which students work and study off-campus in an approved position to better understand the challenges and potential of various careers in fashion apparel and interiors industries.

HSCI 2333  Software Applications  3 SCH  (3)  

Overview of computers in layout creation and merchandizing, microcomputer applications, analysis of appropriate databases and utilization and evaluation of software specific to fashion and interiors merchandising. Prerequisite: computer literacy course.

HSCI 2334  Social Responsibility Apparel  3 SCH  (3)  

Examination of social responsibility in the global textile and apparel industries.

HSCI 2335  Apparel Construction  3 SCH  (1-4)  

Basic sewing and construction skills; including understanding a variety of sewing techniques as well as following patterns.

HSCI 2340  Introduction to Housing  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of family housing needs, social and economic conditions affecting housing, production processes, the roles of government in housing.

HSCI 2350  Introductory Nutrition  3 SCH  (3)  

Basic principles of human nutrition with emphasis on the nutrients and factors which affect their utilization in the human body. Prerequisite: 4 semester hours of Biology or Chemistry.

HSCI 2431  Textiles  4 SCH  (3-2)  

Overview of chemical and physical properties of fibers, yarns and fabrics as they influence the selection and performance of textile products. Prerequisite: credit or registration in CHEM 1405.

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 3300  Teach Strategies Human Sci  3 SCH  (3)  

HSCI 3301  Prof Practices in Home Econ  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of the professional responsibilities of home economists with various specializations in the field. Emphasis on organization and development of programs to meet societal needs. Prerequisite: junior standing in human sciences.

HSCI 3320  Devel of Preschool Child  3 SCH  (2-2)  

In-depth study of the theories of child growth and development as they relate to children from toddlerhood to preschool age. Observation and participation required. Prerequisites: HSCI 2320 or HSCI 2321or junior standing.

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 3321  Marriage and Family Relations  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of the family unit as a group of interacting members at each stage of the life cycle, cultural and social influences upon the marriage unit and individuals in the family, alternate life styles in modern society and how to deal with them in the community. Prerequisites: completion of ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

HSCI 3322  Parenthood  3 SCH  (3)  

Basic principles and skills for parent effectiveness, diverse parenting situations, parent-child interaction and communication. Methods, materials and techniques for teaching parenting. Prerequisite: junior standing.

HSCI 3330  Historic Costume  3 SCH  (3)  

Survey of historic modes of dress as they reflect the social, economic and cultural life of a people. Application of design principles to modern dress.

HSCI 3331  Apparel Analysis  3 SCH  (3)  

Evaluation of apparel quality, including analysis of aesthetics, construction, details, performance, cost and end-use. Prerequisite: HSCI 2331.

HSCI 3332  Quantitative Buying Methods  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles and application of basic mathematical calculations performed by buyers of fashion merchandise and other analytical skills related to the fashion and similar industries. Prerequisites: MATH 1314 or MATH 1324.

HSCI 3335  Computer-Aided Design Apparel  3 SCH  (2-2)  

Development and production of textile and apparel designs and patterns via selected computer software packages. Implications for use in the apparel industry. Prerequisite: HSCI 1330

HSCI 3336  Fashion Illustration  3 SCH  (3)  

Elements and principles of design in hand and computer rendered fashion illustrations using a variety of media. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 or ARTS 1316 or permission of instructor.

HSCI 3340  Residential Analysis  3 SCH  (3)  

Evaluation and analysis of residential interior environments, including analysis of activities, major elements and materials. Prerequisite: 3 semester hours of ARTS.

HSCI 3350  Nutrition Through Life Cycle  3 SCH  (3)  

An in-depth study of the normal growth, development and nutrition associated with pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood and aging. Review of appropriate nutritional assessment methods. Prerequisite: junior standing.

HSCI 3352  Experimental Food Science  3 SCH  (2-3)  

Food preparation designed to consolidate previous food studies and to develop experimental attitudes and techniques. Emphasis is placed on basic scientific principles. Includes fundamentals of quality assurance and the various subjective and objective methods of evaluation. Prerequisites: CHEM 2421, HSCI 1350.

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 3353  Medical Nutrition Therapy I  3 SCH  (3)  

Fundamentals of nutritional assessment techniques and management of diseases of infancy and childhood, diabetes, diseases of the heart, diseases of the upper and lower GI tract. Emphasis on physiology as related to disease and practical application of nutritional support. Includes case studies, practice problems, counseling methods and documentation. Prerequisite: Credit in HSCI2350/HSCI 2150 with a minimum grade of "C".

HSCI 3363  Med Nutrition Therapy II  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced study of medical nutrition therapy. Course includes fundamentals of enteral and parenteral support and study of physiology as related to acute and chronic kidney disease, surgery, liver disease and acid/base balance. Prerequisites: Credit in HSCI 2350/HSCI 2150, HSCI 3353 with a minimum grade of "C".

HSCI 3370  Trends Issues Human Sci (WI)  3 SCH  (3)  

Historic issues and contemporary trends in human sciences; philosophical base of family and consumer sciences. Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

HSCI 4300  Problems in Human Science  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Guided independent study in one of the program areas in human sciences. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing in human sciences, consent of the department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

HSCI 4302  Honors Tutorial  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Guided independent study and research in the student's selected major in human sciences. Prerequisites: junior and senior standing, 3.25 GPA, completion of at least 15 semester hours in human sciences and consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

HSCI 4310  Occupational Fam and Consumer  3 SCH  (3)  

Analysis of occupational programs which are designed to meet needs of special populations; projects are designed for specialized laboratory settings and the workplace environment. Observations of occupational programs are included. Prerequisites: junior standing and completion of 9 semester hours of human sciences course work.

HSCI 4311  Pro Applications in Occ Fam  3 SCH  (3)  

Classroom study and application of skills through field experiences in the occupational areas of human sciences; institutional maintenance; hospitality services; food production management and services; services for the elderly; child care and guidance management; fashion design; apparel and textiles production and management; housing, home furnishings and equipment management; production and services. Prerequisite: junior standing.

HSCI 4312  Mthds and Teach Strat in Fam  3 SCH  (3)  

Principles of teaching the various subject matter areas in family and consumer sciences, including food science and nutrition, to secondary students, out-of-school youth and adults. Emphasis is on program planning; development and evaluation; curricula and other teaching materials; department management, recordkeeping and reporting. Prerequisites: junior standing.

HSCI 4320  The Family in Later Life  3 SCH  (3)  

Family-oriented problem solving and its relation to major gerontological issues such as intergenerational struggles, independence, loneliness, alternative living arrangements; an examination of family kinship patterns in later life; relationships with spouse, adult children and siblings. Prerequisite: junior standing.

HSCI 4321  Family Resource Management  3 SCH  (3)  

Selected areas of interest in home management, consumer economics, housing and household equipment. Students are given the opportunity to solve special problems with families having economic, management, housing or household equipment problems. Prerequisite: junior standing.

HSCI 4322  Family and Consumer Economics  3 SCH  (3)  

Personal and family problems at various stages of the family life cycle in the use of time, money and energy. Factors affecting the family as an economic unit. Decision making applied to financial problems encountered throughout the family life cycle. Prerequisite: junior standing.

HSCI 4323  Adm of Prog for Dependent Care  3 SCH  (2-2)  

Principles and practices of administration and supervision in dependent care settings. Patterns of organization and environment planning, program development, staff relationships and development, personnel and business practices. Observation and participation required. Prerequisite: 6 semester hours of human development and family studies courses.

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 4330  Promo Strats in Merchandising  3 SCH  (3)  

Overview of promotional activities as they support the merchandising function; emphasis on planning, creating and evaluating visual displays and other promotional materials. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313 or ITEN 1311.

HSCI 4331  Clothing in Society  3 SCH  (3)  

An exploration of the sociological, economic, psychological and cultural aspects of wearing apparel. Prerequisite: PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301.

HSCI 4332  Qualitative Buying Methods  3 SCH  (3)  

An exploration of the buying function and differences in buyers' responsibilities in various types of merchandising organizations. Topics include buying-selling cycles, stocking merchandise, assortment planning, merchandise resources, vendor relations, negotiating, pricing and development of import marketing programs. Prerequisite: HSCI 3332.

HSCI 4333  The Fashion Industry  3 SCH  (3)  

Factors that influence acceptance or rejection of apparel, with emphasis on the process by which fashion apparel is developed and distributed; role and responsibilities of merchandisers in development and distribution of fashion goods. Prerequisites: junior standing and MKTG 3361 or HSCI 3332.

HSCI 4334  Global Issues in Textiles  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of the economic importance of the textile and apparel industry from a global perspective.

HSCI 4335  Flat Pattern  3 SCH  (1-4)  

Drafting of apparel patterns and incorporating construction techniques. Using apparel drafting tools and techniques to create original garments. Prerequisite: HSCI 2335.

HSCI 4336  Apparel Product Development  3 SCH  (3)  

Consumer behavior and merchandising, exploring the acceptance or rejection of apparel, with emphasis on the process by which fashion apparel is developed and distributed. Prerequisite: HSCI 3336.

HSCI 4339  Fashion Entrepreneurship  3 SCH  (3)  

Prepare individuals for the steps involved in opening their own retail store. Information on entrepreneurship provided with emphasis on activities necessary in the completion of a business plan. Prerequisites: ACCT 2301, ECON 2301, HSCI 1330.

HSCI 4340  Hist Structures and Interiors  3 SCH  (3)  

Survey of period design in architectural structures, interiors and furnishings from antiquity through the present. Prerequisite: junior standing [or completion of ^Visual/perofrming arts].

HSCI 4341  Trends in Interiors Mdse  3 SCH  (3)  

Examination of trends in housing and interiors, with emphasis on electrical layouts, lighting and electronic technology. Prerequisite: HSCI 2340 or junior standing.

HSCI 4351  Foods and Nutrition I  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of the influence of socioeconomic, cultural and psychological trends, issues and other impacts on food and nutrition behaviors of individuals and communities.

HSCI 4352  Foods and Nutrition II (WI)  3 SCH  (3)  

Global overview of agencies from community to international levels with emphasis on planning, marketing, implementing and evaluating nutrition programs. Prerequisite: Credit in HSCI 2350/HSCI 2150, HSCI 3353 with a minimum grade of "C".

HSCI 4360  Quantity Food Prepn & Mgt  3 SCH  (1-4)  

Meal planning, food purchasing and preparation of food in large quantities. Introduction to systems management and employer-employee relations. Prerequisites: Credit in HSCI 1350 with a minimum grade of "C".

Fee: $5.00

HSCI 4361  Inst Foodservice Management  3 SCH  (3)  

HSCI 4362  Inst Equip Facility Design  3 SCH  (3)  

HSCI 4366  Adv Inst Foodservice Mgt  3 SCH  (3)  

Advanced studies in institutional foodservice administration including computer applications in foodservice management. Prerequisites: Credit in HSCI 4360 with a minimum grade of "C".

HSCI 4367  Advanced Nutrition I  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of nutrients and their relation to the chemistry and physiology of the human body, including metabolism of energy and macronutrients in chronic diseases. Analysis and interpretation of current nutrition research. Prerequisites: CHEM 1312, CHEM 1112, credit in HSCI 2350/HSCI 2150 with a minimum grade of "C", or permission of instructor.

HSCI 4368  Advanced Nutrition II  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of nutrients and their relation to the chemistry and physiology of the human body, including regulatory nutrients and micronutrients and homoestatic maintenance in chronic diseases. Analysis and interpretation of current nutrition research. Prerequisites: Credit in HSCI 4367 with a minimum grade of "C", or permission of instructor.

HSCI 4370  Sem: A Capstone Experience  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Seminar focusing on the integration of the Human Sciences specializations to meet the needs of individuals and families. Leadership; ethics; public policy at local, state, national and international levels; contemporary social issues that affect individuals and families; a capstone course where students work in teams representing various specializations to integrate concepts of problem solving. Prerequisite: senior standing.

HSCI 4601  Practicum in Human Sciences  3-6 SCH  (3-6)  

Supervised work experience in a setting appropriate to the student's specialization within human sciences. Prerequisites: senior standing and at least 24 semester hours in human sciences. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

HSCI 4610  Directed Teaching in Family  6 SCH  (6)  

Supervised student teaching in family and consumer sciences programs in selected high schools. Full-day, Monday through Friday, laboratory experience for at least 10 weeks; scheduled seminars on university campus. Prerequisites: HSCI 4312, overall GPA of 2.5, senior standing. Students are expected to furnish their own transportation for directed teaching.