Human Ecology

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Child Care CCI20S

Caregiver is designed to introduce the students to the role of a child care worker.  Students will be working in the Infant Lab performing all tasks necessary to operate a day care facility safely.  Students should have a strong desire to work with children.  

Child Care CCI30S

Prerequisite:  CCI20S

Objectives:  The student will understand how to maintain a child care facility and participate in the general housekeeping duties, identify the role and responsibilities of a caregiver, assist in providing basic care for infants and toddlers, plan and prepare weekly activities for the children, observe, assess and record the children’s growth and development;  physical, social, emotional and intellectual, and recognize how to provide a loving and safe environment for children prepare and present a portfolio of  activities for the child care professional

CLOTHING AND TEXTILES  CLO10/20/30/40G

CLO 10G

Students will learn basic clothing construction concepts and analyze the creative procedures in design.  This knowledge will be applied to gain skills and experiences through practical application of creativity and design in a textile project of the student’s choice.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.

CLO 20G

Students will explore the messages various styles of clothing communicate wardrobe planning, and the clothing dollar and its efficient use.  There will be three practical projects.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.

CLO 30G

Prerequisite:  CLO 20G is a prerequisite for CLO 30G

This course is a continuation of CLO 20G.  There will be an additional color design project.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.

CLO 40G

Prerequisite:  CLO 30G is a prerequisite for CLO 40G

This course is a continuation of CLO 30G.  There will be an additional interior design project.  There will be a $10 fee for maintenance of machines and incidentals.

Family Studies 20G (FMS20G)

This course prepares students to understand the nature, function and significance of human relationships.  It includes the study of parenting and the development of children.  Students will learn to do scientific observations, where they will evaluate the development of children.  Prenatal development and Pregnancy are also covered in the course.  They will also have an opportunity to take a baby-simulator home, to find out what it is really like to have a child.

Family Studies 30G (FMS30G)


Prerequisite: FMS 20G


This course is a continuation of Family Studies 20G. Students will study children as they mature from birth to three years old. The following topics will be covered; importance of parenting, physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral growth and development during these years. Students will be required to participate
in a practicum where they will spend two weeks in a day care.

Family Studies 40S (FMS40S)

This course seeks to develop an understanding of the relationships between the individual, the family and society and to empower students with the ability and self-understanding for actions essential to their everyday living. This course will involve active classroom participation via discussions, group work and sharing of experiences.  The following topics will be covered; understanding ourselves, relationships with others and marriage.  Practicum with elderly.
40S students are required to complete 4 independent work projects to receive this credit.

Foods and Nutrition 10G FDS10G

The Foods and Nutrition course includes theory and lab work.  The course is an introduction to basic nutrition concepts, kitchen equipment and appliances, food preparation vocabulary and understanding recipes and measuring ingredients.  The students will be preparing food in mandatory group food labs which will develop skills in the planning and presentation of meals.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.

Foods and Nutrition 20G (FDS20G)

This course will emphasize preparing students with skills that will become an integral part of everyday life.  Students will focus on the relationship between eating habits and good health.  The mandatory group food labs will allow students to apply management and decision-making skills to the purchase, preparation and storage of food.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.

Foods and Nutrition 30G (FDS30G)

Prerequisite:  FDS 20G

This course is a continuation of Foods 20G.  Students will gain an understanding of the principles of nutrition and the relationship of nutrition to health and well being.  This program will teach skills that will enable students to make optimal use of the food dollar and practice meal planning throughout the mandatory group food labs.  Personal, social and cultural aspects of food will be examined.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term.  There will be a $40 fee to cover the cost of cooking labs.

Foods and Nutrition 40S (FDS40S)

Prerequisite:  Foods 30G

This course will prepare students to manage financial, human and environmental resources to meet their food needs.  Much of the emphasis is on student self-directed work.  Students will research a variety of nutritional topics related to society’s changing attitudes, health issues and to cultural aspects of food.  Food portfolios will be done throughout the term.  Students are required to complete mandatory group food labs where they practice skills learned in class.  There will be a $40 fee to cover he cost of cooking lab.