FCSC Course Listing

FCSC 120 Basic Computer Skills for Office Applications

This course covers Microsoft Office 365 and more. Its major objective is to give students the learning experience developing skills in cyber competencies they need to enhance productivity in their tenure at the university and in the workplace after graduation. The introductory unit helps students become familiar with essential computing concepts, i.e., hardware and software, different apps, and the Windows operating system. Subsequently, they will learn file management and the basics of browsers and e-mail. The application units cover Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint taught at basic/intermediate levels. Introductory material for Microsoft Access is also presented.

Offered: Fall 2022, Spring 2023
FCSC 201 Introduction to Statistics

An introduction to the foundation of statistical reasoning and probability coupled with applied data analysis including frequencies, descriptive statistics, and hypothesis testing.

Offered: Fall 2022, Spring 2023
FCSC 202 Introduction to Research Methods

An introduction to research methods common to behavioral science.

Offered: Fall 2022, Spring 2023
FCSC 301 Applying Critical Thinking to Discourse in Family & Consumer Sciences Orgs

This is a professional development course designed to provide students with the skills needed to be effective participants and leaders in retail and social service organizations.

Offered: Fall 2022, Spring 2023
FCSC 302 Family and Consumer Personal Finance

A study of personal and family financial issues that affect people's quality of life; an analysis of personal financial information resources, the concept of the time-value of money, and discussion of personal financial issues concerning the economic environment, financial statements, college planning, career planning, tax, credit, housing, insurance, retirement planning, and investment.

Offered: Fall 2022
FCSC 413A The Ethical Entrepreneur

Students undertake an ethical and economic assessment of the institutions that make up a marketplace. Acquire powerful ideas for discussing the daily news with their students, and equipping them with analytical skills for addressing ethical issues in their daily lives and in their future roles as citizens. General use of statistics, and perhaps more importantly, misleading with statistics is a topic covered. Sample topics that may be addressed include: why some societies grow rich while others remain poor; why some institutions lead to corruption, waste and mutual destruction; why other institutions steer human ingenuity toward inventing ways of making fellow citizens (one's customer base) better off; the boundaries of individual ethics within the marketplace; what one must do to succeed in a market society; and what one must do to deserve to succeed.

FCSC 431 Primate Sexuality

Human sexuality is explored through discussing the evolution of non-human primate anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Topics include comparative reproductive anatomy and reproductive health, mating strategies, mate choice, parenting and parental investment, and socioendocrinology (the study of behavior-hormone relationships).

FCSC 491 Preceptorship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Teaching formats may include seminars, in-depth studies, laboratory work and patient study.

Offered: Fall 2022
FCSC 493 Internship

Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.

Offered: Fall 2022, Spring 2023
FCSC 498H Honors Thesis

An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.

Offered: Fall 2022, Spring 2023
FCSC 513A The Ethical Entrepreneur

Students undertake an ethical and economic assessment of the institutions that make up a marketplace. Acquire powerful ideas for discussing the daily news with students or colleagues, and equipping them with analytical skills for addressing ethical issues in their daily lives and in their future roles as citizens. General use of statistics, and perhaps more importantly, misleading with statistics is a topic covered. Sample topics that may be addressed include: why some societies grow rich while others remain poor; why some institutions lead to corruption, waste and mutual destruction; why other institutions steer human ingenuity toward inventing ways of making fellow citizens (one's customer base) better off; the boundaries of individual ethics within the marketplace; what one must do to succeed in a market society; and what one must do to deserve to succeed.

FCSC 531 Primate Sexuality

Human sexuality is explored through discussing the evolution of non-human primate anatomy, physiology, and behavior. Topics include comparative reproductive anatomy and reproductive health, mating strategies, mate choice, parenting and parental investment, and socioendocrinology (the study of behavior-hormone relationships).

FCSC 694 Practicum

The practical application, on an individual basis, of previously studied theory and the collection of data for future theoretical interpretation.

Offered: Fall 2022
FCSC 909 Master's Report

Individual study or special project or formal report thereof submitted in lieu of thesis for certain master's degrees.

Offered: Fall 2022