Family Consumer Studies

Family and Consumer Studies

FCS-019 - Nutrition
This course provides students an introduction to basic nutrition principles, including physiological, psychological and sociological considerations. Students will analyze the human diet in relation to health, lifestyle choices, personal behaviors, and disease prevention. Individual recommended nutrient intake, the body's use of nutrients, and optimum dietary health across the lifespan will be discussed. Students will also examine the influence of culture, food supply, food choices, and nutritional status, as well as socioeconomic conditions, food fads, and diet fallacies.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 2
Transfer Status: CSU/UC | Degree Applicable: AA/ASFCS-050 - Life Management
Life Management provides individuals with skills for understanding and using resources for effective functioning now and in the future. Students will explore day-to-day resources including time, energy, and money. Major topics include steps in value clarification, goal setting, decision making, problem solving, time management, health, money management, education and career planning, communication skills, handling change and stress, and conflict management. In addition, the course explores the effect of cultural forces and future trends on goals, values, standards, and time management.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 2

Transfer Status: CSU | Degree Applicable: AA/AS


 

FCS-070 - Child Development
Child Development is the study of the child from the prenatal period through adolescence. The physical, social-emotional and cognitive aspects of development are explored. This course is required for ECE majors and recommended for nursing and psychology majors, and anyone wanting to understand the development of children. Transferable: Equivalent to C.D. 60 at SJSU.
Units: 3
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math:

Transfer Status: CSU/UC | Degree Applicable: AA/AS


 

FCS-138 - Work Experience
Occupational Work Experience is designed for students who work or volunteer in a field related to their career major. Students are required to provide evidence that they are enrolled in a career program (e.g., education plan or coursework in a career/occupational subject area). Students can earn one unit of credit for each 60 hours of unpaid volunteer time or 75 hours of paid work during the semester. Students can repeat Career/Occupational Work Experience, combined with General Work Experience, or alone, up to a maximum of 16 units. Internship/job placement is not guaranteed.
Units: 1 - 8
Lecture Hours: None | Lab Hours: 1.81 | Repeatable: 15 | Grading: O
Corequisite: Be employed or a volunteer at an approved work-site for the minimum number of hours per unit as stipulated for paid and unpaid status.
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math:

Transfer Status: CSU | Degree Applicable: AA/AS


 

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