High School

Family & Consumer Science Curriculum

COURSE NUMBER 43401 LEARNING FOR INDEP, FAMILY & EMPL (LIFE)

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester):  Maximum of 16
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-10

This is a basic course that includes the classroom and laboratory experiences needed to develop knowledge and understanding in the foundation areas of human development and health, interpersonal and family relationships, child care, housing, interior design, and clothing and textiles, as well as resource management and an introduction to the world of work. Learning experiences assist students in their awareness of today‘s world and the nature of the family and consumer sciences field and related careers.

COURSE NUMBER 43402 FOOD AND NUTRITION I

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester) (Maximum of 16)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  9-10

This course is intended to provide students with the essential information necessary to make informed and intelligent choices regarding the selection, preparation, and serving of nutritionally sound foods. Food and Nutrition provides a basis for further study in the vocational/occupational area.

COURSE NUMBER 43403 FOOD AND NUTRITION II

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester) MAXIMUM OF 16
PREREQUISITES:  Food and Nutrition I (75%) or permission from an administrator and/or the instructor.
GRADE:  10

This ―how-to course will provide students with classroom and laboratory experience needed to know and understand basic food principles and applied nutrition concepts for people of all ages. Units of study will include: Careers in foods and nutrition; safety and sanitation measures when preparing food; basic principles of cookery; cooking terms and the application of them; decision making for preparation techniques that produce satisfying meals; resource utilization when planning, preparing and serving food and preparation of a wide variety of foods. This course will be taught using various means of demonstration, laboratories, class handouts, and multi-media resources and study guides.

COURSE NUMBER 43406 CHILD DEVELOPMENT

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester) MAXIMUM OF 20
Grade:  11-12
PREREQUISITES:  Pass Orientation to Family and Consumer Sciences with a 75%

This course emphasizes learning experiences that help students gain knowledge and understanding of the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of children from conception through adolescence.  The course content centers around the following areas:  promoting positive self-esteem in children, applying decision-making and goal-setting skills, promoting child development by applying physical, social, intellectual and emotional principles, practicing health and safety standards for children, and providing experiences through lab projects preparing teaching units to incorporate on individual field trips to local elementary schools.  Information related to careers in childcare is incorporated throughout the course.

COURSE NUMBER 41405 PARENTING

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Pass Orientation to Family and Consumer Sciences with 75%
Grade:  11-12

This course is designed to help students think through the responsibilities, satisfactions, and stresses of parenthood, as well as financing as a parent, picking a feasible career, and choosing a suitable spouse.  Many types of parenting situations are examined.  Stress prevention and management and the work of community agencies that help parents deal with various types of parenting crises are emphasized.  The course content includes the following duty areas:  managing and organizing parenting by applying decision-making and goal-setting skills, applying the basic principles of the parenting process, practicing health and safety standards as related to parenting, providing experiences which encourage parents and children to maximize resources, encouraging human relation skills in children/adolescents, and evaluating impact on parenting of family and career changes.  Attention is given to studying pregnancy and care of children from birth through the teen years.  Baby Think It Over doll simulation is an optional part of the class.

COURSE NUMBER  41411 FOOD SERVICE OCCUPATIONS I

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  1 (2 semesters)
PREREQUISITES:  Food and Nutrition II with 75% or permission from an administrator and/or instructor.
GRADE:  12

This course provides students interested in a career in food service with the information and practical experiences needed for the development of food service job-related skills. The students receive laboratory experiences using home and commercial equipment to prepare food in small and large quantities. Training experiences involve equipment and facilities which simulate those found in business and industry. Emphasis is placed on food facility management, cake decoration, and catering large and small functions.

COURSE NUMBER 43404 CLOTHING & TEXTILES

TEACHER(S)
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester) Maximum of 16
PREREQUISITES:  Pass Orientation to Family and Consumer Sciences with 75% or permission of the teacher
GRADE:  11-12

Clothing and Textiles is designed to help students develop knowledge, understanding, and experiences in fashion, fabric and textiles, and to assist them in meeting their needs. The students will develop competencies in the following areas: selecting clothing and textile products; fashion; sewing, altering, repairing and remodeling clothing; costuming; creating home accessories; and exploring clothing-related careers.

COURSE NUMBER 41404 RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1 semester)
PREREQUISITES:  None
GRADE:  11 (Junior Requirement)

Resource Management fulfills the state consumer education requirement. Units of study include consumer credit, comparison of prices, budgeting, rights and responsibilities of the consumer, and buying goods and services, including food, clothing, transportation, and housing.

COURSE NUMBER 41403 LIVING ENVIRONMENTS

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Pass L.I.F.E. with 75%
GRADE:  11-12

This course provides basic knowledge and skills needed to select, acquire, maintain, and manage living environments that meet the needs of the occupants.  The selection and care of housing and furnishings are related to factors such as social-economic conditions, individual tastes, psychological effects, aesthetic values, safety, sanitation, and energy conservation.

COURSE NUMBER 41406 ADULT LIVING

TEACHER(S):
COURSE SYLLABUS
CREDIT:  ½ (1semester)
PREREQUISITES:  Pass L.I.F.E. with 75%
GRADE:  11-12

This course is designed to assist individuals and families in achieving life satisfaction through responsible participation as adults in the home, community and workplace.  Emphasis is placed on the development of prevention strategies which will assist individuals in responding to situations in terms of their identified values and goals.