FCSC-FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

FCSC 2250. Overview of Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching

3 Credits (3)

Overview of planning and teaching skills. Supervised experiences in observing and directing the learning of secondary family and consumer sciences students. Philosophy and history of the profession.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the foci of FCS—past, present and future.
  2. Begin to develop a professional role in FCS.
  3. Formulate a personal philosophy of FCS, and of teaching.
  4. Explain the teaching process.
  5. Give examples of roles, responsibilities and qualities of effective and ethical teachers.
  6. Assess the characteristics, backgrounds, and needs of learner audiences.
  7. Explain various learning theories/principles.
  8. Illustrate how various input factors influence teaching decisions.
  9. Plan a researched based student-centered lesson with a learning activity in a FCS content area.
  10. 1 Give examples of ways to evaluate learner growth.
  11. 1 Present a FCS content-based lesson effectively to learners using PowerPoint presentation software and a selected teaching method.
  12. 1 Evaluate one’s own teaching and the teaching of others.
  13. 1 Exhibit increased confidence in one’s abilities as a teacher/educator.
  14. 1 Exhibit excitement about assuming the teacher/educator role.

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FCSC 2330. Housing and Interior Design

3 Credits (3)

Investigation of types of housing and factors impacting housing decisions for families. Selection, planning, and arrangement of interior components of homes to meet the needs of the family. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Differentiate between different architectural designs (i.e., Cape Cod, contemporary, craftsman, ranch, southern colonial, Spanish, Victorian, pueblo, New Mexican territorial, and territorial revival) and be able to identify historical, cultural, demographic, geographical, and environmental influences on style and aesthetics.
  2. Analyze the fundamentals of housing for all families and cultures and understand the role housing plays in the ecological model of human ecology.
  3. Define elements of design as related to housing and interiors (i.e., color, form, line, space texture).
  4. Define principles of design as related to housing and interiors (i.e., balance emphasis, harmony, proportion, unity).
  5. Compare and contrast the different periods of interior design from the 20th century to the present.
  6. Analyze the influence of historical and cultural factors in the development of current interior trends.
  7. Select and arrange interiors that are functional and aesthetically pleasing to designated interior design situations.
  8. Identify, describe and make application of textiles as related to various furniture and interior design styles.
  9. Design a three-dimensional tiny house or an interior space, using all concepts learned.

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