Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences

The Human Services and Consumer Sciences (HSCS) curriculum is designed to connect the University’s mission as a special purpose institution of higher education for urban programming with specialized training and experiences related to urban issues in homes, schools, and communities. Recognizing the influence exerted by social, economic, political, and other forces in contemporary society, the program provides specific opportunities for students to

  1. Broaden their knowledge concerning
    • Changing family structure and function
    • Behavioral aspects of the family
    • Interrelationships within families and other societal subsystems
    • Interface between teaching and the learning process
    • Nutrition and its relationship to the health and well-being of societal subsystems
  2. Increase their competency in the research process and recognize the role of research in the field of human services and consumer sciences.
  3. Expand their critical writing and thinking skills.

Degree Requirements

The Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences offers two plans leading to the Master’s degree:

  1. Plan A: Master of Science degree — a minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours and an acceptable thesis.
  2. Plan B: Master of Science degree — a minimum of thirty (30) semester credit hours and an acceptable research project. Major areas of specialization include Child and Family Development, and Human Services and Consumer Sciences.

Students who select either Plan A or Plan B must meet the general requirements for all graduate  students  as prescribed  in the Graduate Catalog. The chair of the department and the program advisor must approve degree plans prior to their submission to the Graduate School. Additionally, any identified  content deficiencies  must be removed  as advised.  If there are content deficiencies, students will be required to enroll in leveling courses.

Child and Family Development Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate

CFDV 432  Children's Literature  (3 Credits)  

Children's Literature (3) Analysis of children's books with emphasis on literacy and language development enhancement for children. Extensive reading of books by outstanding authors and illustrators included. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or consent of the instructor.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 435  Child Nutrition  (3 Credits)  

Child Nutrition (3) Principles of nutrition affecting growth and development from conception through early childhood. Emphasis on menu planning, preparation, portion control, and nutritional requirements in early childhood programs. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: FN 233 or consent of the instructor.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 436  Parenting  (3 Credits)  

Parenting (3) Study of theoretical procedures and techniques for use in guiding the behavior and development of the child. Application of current research on parenting models utilized. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CFDV 234 and CFDV 235 or consent of the instructor.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

Graduate

CFDV 531  Guidance of Children  (3 Credits)  

GUIDANCE OF CHILDREN (3) Advanced principles and theories of child development and guidance with emphasis on implications for application of appropriate management techniques for enhancing growth and competence of the young child.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 532  Lang Cog & Dev Early Chd  (3 Credits)  

LANGUAGE COGNITION and DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3) Study of language acquisition theories for promoting developmentally appropriate literacy in the early years.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 533  Parental Influence Dev  (3 Credits)  

PARENTAL INFLUENCE and INVOLVEMENT IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3) Current issues in parenting; emphasis on the infl uence of parental involvement and positive parent/ child relationships on development in the early years.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 534  Issues in Child & Family Dev  (3 Credits)  

ISSUES IN CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (3) Intensive study of contemporary problems and issues affecting children and families in the development process.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 536  Grad Practicum  (3 Credits)  

GRADUATE PRACTICUM (3) Opportunities for fi eld experience in early childhood. Individual placements focused on needs of the student; one lecture hour per week and ten (10) practicum hours per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 578  Curr Analy Early Chd Dev  (3 Credits)  

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (3) Principles involved in developing effective programs for young children; emphasis on inclusion of developmentally appropriate practices for stimulating creativity, cognitive, physical, social and affective development.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 631  Nurs Sch & Kindergarten Admin  (3 Credits)  

NURSERY SCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN ADMINISTRATION (3) Study of administrative processes that support quality programs for young children; consideration of administrative concerns such as organizational management, fi scal management, facilities planning and management, records, health and safety issues, program planning and assessment, family involvement, and personnel management.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 634  Seminar in Child & Family Dev  (3 Credits)  

SEMINAR IN CHILD and FAMILY DEVELOPMENT (3) Presentation and discussion of current research topics in human development and family relationships.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 635  Infant Dev & Behavior  (3 Credits)  

INFANT DEVELOPMENT and BEHAVIOR (3) Principles of physical, emotional and cognitive development of infants with emphasis on the practical application of theoretical philosophies and research.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

CFDV 671  Behavior Probs Young Child  (3 Credits)  

BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (3) The study of emerging and developing deviate and normal behavior patterns of children from infancy through the middle years, with emphasis on identifying and utilizing behavioral management techniques appropriate for modifying behaviors positively.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

Advanced Undergraduate

NUTR 340  Experimental Food lab  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of chemical and physical properties of food, study of ingredient functions and factors affecting food product quality as measured by sensory and objective methods, current practices and trends in food technology. Reseach design, data collection and analysis.

Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 240 and CHEM 231 and CHEM 211 and BIOL 246)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

NUTR 423  Community Nutrition  (3 Credits)  

"Discusses the role of nutrition in promoting, maintaining and improving health in the community; financial, legislative, political, sociological, and scientific aspects of public and community health; analytical tools, grantsmanship; role of public and private agencies in community nutrition programs; goals and trends in community nutrition. PREQUISTISTES: NUTR 336, NUTR 350 "

Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 336 and NUTR 350)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

NUTR 460  Medical Nutrition TherapyI  (3 Credits)  

Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 457 and PHAR 212)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

NUTR 460L  Medical Nutrition Therapy I Lab  (1 Credits)  

"The application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and evidence-based practice to specific pathophysiological conditions - includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation. This course must be taken concurrently with NUTR 460. PREQUISTISTES: NUTR 457, PHAR 212. This course requires extensive preparation and relies heavily on your previous knowledge of advanced nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, physiology and biochemistry. This course must be taken concurrently with NUTR 460. CO-REQUISTISTES: NUTR 460, NUTR 430 "

Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 457 and PHAR 212)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

NUTR 461  Medi Nutrition Therapy II  (3 Credits)  

"The application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and evidence-based practice to specific pathophysiological conditions - includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation. This course must be taken concurrently with NUTR 461L (Medical Nutrition Therapy Lab II). PREQUISTISTES: NUTR 460, NUTR 460L, NUTR 430. This course requires extensive preparation and relies heavily on your previous knowledge of advanced nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, physiology and biochemistry. This course must be taken concurrently with NUTR 461L. CO-REQUISTISTES: NUTR 461L "

Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 460 and NUTR 460L and NUTR 430)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

NUTR 461L  Medi Nutrition Theraphy II  (1 Credits)  

"The application of the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) and evidence-based practice to specific pathophysiological conditions - includes nutrition assessment, nutrition diagnosis, nutrition intervention, and nutrition monitoring and evaluation. This course must be taken concurrently with NUTR 461 (Medical Nutrition Therapy II). PREQUISTISTES: NUTR 460, NUTR 460L, NUTR 430. This course requires extensive preparation and relies heavily on your previous knowledge of advanced nutrition, anatomy, microbiology, physiology and biochemistry. This course must be taken concurrently with NUTR 461. CO-REQUISTISTES: NUTR 461

Prerequisite(s): (NUTR 460 (may be taken concurrently) and NUTR 460L and NUTR 430)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

Graduate

FN 531  Food Processing  (3 Credits)  

Principles and methods of food preservation; changes occurring during processing and storage; control of changes in food because of enzyme 5 microorganisms and chemical reactions. Research paper required. One lecture and four laboratory hours per week. Fee: $4.00.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FN 537  Tchg Nut & Hlth In Pub Schs  (3 Credits)  

The relation of nutrition to health and its implication to the education of youth. Methods of planning and correlating nutrition and health with other subjects in public schools. Recommended for education majors. Research paper required.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FN 539  Human Nutrition Adulthd  (3 Credits)  

Advanced study of normal and therapeutic nutrition during early, middle, and late adulthood. Nutritional assessments, requirements, and factors influencing the quality of diet. Research paper required.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FN 543  Mgmt Probs Food Serv Sys  (4 Credits)  

Advanced study of institutional administration of food service systems: including organizational structures, personnel, management, administration, budgetary control, problems, responsibilities, policies and procedures . Two lecture and four practicum hours per week. Fee: $4.00.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FN 632  Demonstration Techniques  (3 Credits)  

Techniques and procedures in the demonstration of preparation of foods for business and social purposes; extension; and teaching. Two lecture and two seminar hours per week. Research paper and practicum required (Prerequisite: HSCS 511; Co-requisite: HSCS 760.)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FN 634  Sem Fds & Nutri  (3 Credits)  

Individual reports and discussions of proposed research in foods and nutrition. Oral presentation at scheduled seminars required. Two lecture and two seminar hours per week. Research paper and practicum required. (Prerequisite: HSCS 511; Co requisite: HSCS 760; formerly FN 534)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FN 641  Instit Food Prod & Serv  (4 Credits)  

Advanced study of food purchasing production and service in health care and related facilities; specification writing, recipe development, analysis of food costs, computer applications in food service systems. Three lecture and two practicum hours per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

Human Services and Consumer Sciences

Advanced Undergraduate

FCS 434  Occu Prog & Public Policy  (3 Credits)  

Occupational Programs Public Policy (3) Planning and implementing programs in occupational family sciences. Study and evaluation of selected legislation and public policy related to family science and its impact of families. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FCS 435  Communication: Fam & Marriage*  (3 Credits)  

Communication: Family and Marriage (3) Personal and professional growth and development through more effective communication within the family milieu and the marital unit. Three hours of lecture per week.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 437  Statistics  (3 Credits)  

Statistics (3) Survey of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Emphasis on understanding and interpreting statistical concepts used in research. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Advanced senior standing or consent of the instructor.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FCS 438  Fam & Conumer Economics  (3 Credits)  

Study of consumer management principles and income distribution patterns relative to time and money use decision by the family. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: HSCS 233.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FCS 439  Family & Com Services  (1 Credits)  

Utilization of family and consumer sciences perspectives in family service agencies within government, public, and private sectors. One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisite: HSCS 233 and FCS 436.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FCS 439L  Family & Comm Serv Lab  (2 Credits)  

Practicum to accompany FCS 439. Four hours per week. Prerequisites: HSCS 233 and FCS 436.

Prerequisite(s): (HSCS 233 and FCS 436)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

FCS 439  Family & Com Services  (1 Credits)  

Utilization of family and consumer sciences perspectives in family service agencies within government, public, and private sectors. One hour of lecture per week. Prerequisite: HSCS 233 and FCS 436.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

Graduate Courses

HSCS 510  Intro Grad Stud Hum Ser Con  (3 Credits)  

INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDIES IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3) Orientation, history and philosophy of Human Services and Consumer Sciences. Analysis of current programs and future direction in the fi eld. Examination of research integrative framework.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 511  Ind Study  (3 Credits)  

INDEPENDENT STUDY (3) Individualized work on a project in area of specialty under supervision. Major advisor and/or instructor approval required (Prerequisites: HSCS 510, HSCS 534, and satisfactory completion of Graduate English requirement).

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 512  Sur Res Human Ser & Con Sci  (3 Credits)  

RESEARCH SEMINAR (3) Presentation of research papers and/or projects (Prerequisites: HSCS 511 and 534).

Prerequisite(s): (HSCS 510 and HSCS 534)

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 534  Rdgs Areas Spec Hum Ser Con Sc  (3 Credits)  

READINGS IN AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3) Readings in and discussion of selected studies and recent developments in Human Services and Consumer Sciences.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 536  Special Topics in HSCS  (3 Credits)  

SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3) Selected topics in an identifi ed area of study in the Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences (Prerequisite: instructor’s consent).

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 631  Administration & Superv HSCS  (3 Credits)  

ADMINISTRATION and SUPERVISION OF HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3) Qualifi cations and responsibilities of supervisors and administrators; criteria for evaluating supervision and administration in Human Services and Consumer Sciences.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 534  Rdgs Areas Spec Hum Ser Con Sc  (3 Credits)  

READINGS IN AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3) Readings in and discussion of selected studies and recent developments in Human Services and Consumer Sciences.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 635  Current Trends in Family Stud  (3 Credits)  

CURRENT TRENDS IN HUMAN SERVICES and CONSUMER SCIENCES (3) Study of recent advances and current research related to consumer behavior and changing societal needs and psychology, with particular emphasis on programs of Human Services and Consumer Sciences at various educational levels.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 760  Research Probs Hum Ser Con Sci  (3 Credits)  

ADVANCED RESEARCH (3) Survey of research theories, methods and processes involved in designing research studies.

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci

HSCS 762  Thesis Writing  (3 Credits)  

THESIS WRITING (3) Directed individual study on Human Services and Consumer Sciences thesis topic (Prerequisite: Approval of graduate advisor required).

College/School: Liberal Arts & Behavioral Scie

Department: Human Serv & Consumer Sci