Child and Family Science

CFS 31. Introduction to Family Science

Overview of the scientific study of family relationships. Topics include historical analysis, family theory and research methods, demographic trends, mate selection, sexuality, marriage, divorce, parenting, family violence, developmental aspects of family, and the impact of culture, class, and gender. GE Breadth D3.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring
GE Area: D3

CFS 32. Intimate Relationships

The course provides a comprehensive exploration of intimate interpersonal relationships. Topics include theories of interpersonal relationships, relationship types, contextual influences on relationships, how relationships form and dissolve, relationship maintenance, and threats to intimate relationships.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CFS 37. Introductory Child Development Practicum

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CFS 140 and UDWR. Open only to Child and Family Science majors with senior standing. Prepares students to use observation tools for studying the development of toddlers and preschool children, as well as developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive methods of assessment. Supervised field experience required for a Child Development Permit. (3 lecture, 3 lab hours)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CFS 38. Life Span Development

A balanced study of basic theories, research, applications, and principles of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development from conception to death, presented in an integrated manner in the context of the family in a diverse society. Includes behavior, sexuality, nutrition, health, stress environmental relationships, and implications of death and dying. G. E. Breadth E1.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: E1

CFS 39. Introductory Child Development

Study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development from conception through adolescence. Examines development in contexts of family, culture, and socio-historical perspective. Introduces child study methodologies. GE Breadth E1.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: E1

CFS 90T. Topics in Child Dev and/or Family Science

Topics related to child development and/or family relations

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 12 units

CFS 100. Child and Family Science

Prerequisites: CFS 31, CFS 39 and CFS 153. Open only to the following majors: Pre-Child; Child Development; and Family and Consumer Sciences-Family Sciences emphasis. Introduction to the CFS discipline, options within the major, and professional career paths. Topics include: major requirements, career paths in child development and family science, writing conventions, and making the most of an undergraduate education.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 130W. Professional Writing

Open only to Child and Family Science majors. Professional writing in Child and Family Science, including correspondence, memos, and literature reviews. Emphasis on APA style. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 131. Family Theories

Prerequisite: Open only to majors and minors in Child and Family Science. An introduction to family theories and their impact on issues such as gender, roles in family functioning, communication, power dynamics. Theories include Structural Functionalism, Family Systems Theory, Stress and Crisis Theory, Feminist Family Theory, and Family Development Theory.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 132T. Topics in Child Development and Family Relationships

Prerequisites: CFS 39 and/or CFS 131. Topics relating to child development and family relationships. Some topics may have labs.

Units: 1-4, Repeatable up to 12 units

CFS 132T. Health and Hispanic Families

Students will participate in a community-based research program from start to finish that is specifically tailored to the needs of Hispanic families in Fresno. Program includes culturally-relevant education modules on nutrition, physical activity, and family wellness. Students will participate in research and program adaptation. We will meet weekly in the classroom 1 hour a week, and 3 hours per week of experiential learning in a community research setting once workshops begin.

Units: 3

CFS 134. Culture and Diversity

Prerequisites: CFS 31 and (CFS 39 or PSYCH 101) and (CFS 153 or PSYCH 153). Open only to: Pre-CFS, majors and minors in Child and Family Science, and Liberal Studies majors. Survey of the history and circumstances of children and families in various groups based on race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and religion; research on how children develop identity and attitudes about diversity; and cultural competence.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 135. Parent Education

Prerequisite: Open only to majors and minors in Child and Family Science, and Liberal Studies. Study of the status of parenting and parenthood in contemporary society, the content of parent education programs (attachment, communication, consequences, applied behavior analysis), and strategies for adult education.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 136. Adolescence

Prerequisite: CFS 39 or PSYCH 101. Open only to majors and minors in Child and Family Science, and Liberal Studies. Study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of adolescents and emerging adults. Examines development of self in the contexts of family, peer group, educational environments, work, community, and culture.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CFS 137. Infancy

Prerequisite: CFS 39 or PSYCH 101. Open only to majors and minors in Child and Family Science, and Liberal Studies. Study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of infants. Includes in-depth study of brain development, attachment formation, and language, as well as early child care settings and policy issues related to infancy.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 138. Early Childhood

Prerequisite: CFS 39 or PSYCH 101. Open only to majors and minors in Child and Family Science, and Liberal Studies. Study of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development during early childhood. Topics include motor skills, health, family and peer relationships, as well as child care and policy issues.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 139. Advanced Child Development Practicum

Prerequisites: CFS 37, CFS 140, and UDWR. Open only to Child and Family Science majors. Capstone class for graduating seniors. Study of curriculum and best practices in early child care settings. Students conduct observations; assess, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate learning experiences; apply theory to practice; and demonstrate a professional work ethic. (3 lecture, 3 lab hours)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CFS 140. Child Development Theories

Prerequisite: Open only to Child and Family Science majors. In-depth study of major child development theories. Theories include: psychoanalytic, sociocultural, attachment, cognitive, social learning, and information processing.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 143S. Risk and Resilience

Prerequisites: CFS 31, (CFS 39 or PSYCH 101), (CFS 153 or PSYCH 153). Open only to Child and Family Science majors and minors, Pre-CFS majors, and Liberal Studies majors. Societal, family, and developmental factors that contribute to risk and resilience in children and families. At-risk categories, characteristics of high- and low-risk children, and causes of risk in early and middle childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 145A. Observing the Development of Children

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CFS 140, UDWR. Open only to majors in Child and Family Science, with senior standing. Techniques in observing and recording the development and behaviors of school age children. Interpretation and reporting of observational data. Emphasis on children in school settings from developmental, ecological, and systems perspectives. (3 lecture, 3 lab hours)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CFS 145B. Advanced Observation of Children

Prerequisite: CFS 145A. Open only to majors in Child and Family Science. Capstone class for graduating seniors. Advanced application of techniques in observing and recording child development and behavior. Observation of children in affective, social, physical, and cognitive domains, and analysis of elementary and middle school contexts of development. Interpretation and reporting of observational data. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Units: 4
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CFS 146. Middle Childhood

Prerequisites: CFS 39 or PSYCH 101. Open only to majors and minors in Child and Family Science, and Liberal Studies. Study of the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of school age children. Examines development in the context of the family, peer group, educational environments, community, and culture.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 150. Family Law and Policy

Prerequisite: CFS 31. Open only to majors and minors in Child and Family Science, and Liberal Studies. Review of laws and policies related to marriage, divorce, child custody, parental rights, surrogacy, child support, adoption, family violence, foster care, public assistance, social security, health care, LGBT rights, immigration, child care licensing, and family medical leave.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 153. Research Methods

Prerequisites: CFS 31 or CFS 39 or PSYCH 101. Scientific approach to the study of children and families. Topics include sampling, measurement, study design, and statistics. Emphasizes understanding the process of scientific discovery, clearly distinguishing it from non-science and pseudoscience, and learning to accurately interpret and evaluate research.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 179. Family Life Education

Prerequisite: CFS 31. Open only to majors and minors in Child and Family Science, and Liberal Studies, senior standing. Preparation for students to enter careers in family life education. Topics include: content areas of family life education, teaching methods, program evaluation, professional ethics, professional communication, and building relationships as a family life educator.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall

CFS 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement --Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

CFS 193I. Internship

Prerequisites: Completion of at least 60 units; good academic standing; permission of the department. Combines study with paid or unpaid work experience in a supervised career-related placement.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Spring

CI 161. Mth Mtl H Ec

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 999 units

CSH 116. Consumer Aspects of Home Ownership

Emphasis on benefits and obligations of home ownership. Analysis of the consum er processes of selecting, buying, and maintaining a home.

Units: 3

EHD 154B. Final Student Teaching Seminar - H Ec

Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in EHD 155B. Seminar to accompany final student teaching that provides opportunities for candidates to investigate and discuss variety of topics and strategies and to reflect on issues that surface during their student teaching experience.

Units: 1

EHD 155B. Studt Tchg H Ec

Prerequisites: admission to student teaching, EHD 155A, CI 161 (or concurrently, depending on major departmental policy); senior or post baccalaureate standing; approval of major department including subject matter competency approval; completion of the subject matter preparation program or passing the subject matter examination(s) designated by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Supervised teaching in single subject classroom; assignment is for the full day; five days per week. CR/NC grading only.

Units: 5-10, Repeatable up to 20 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FCS 192. Readings and Conference

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Individually directed readings; reports and evaluation. (Hours arranged) Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

FCS 203. Trends and Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences

A study of the history and current status of family and consumer sciences. An examination of trends and issues pertaining to child and family sciences, clothing and textiles/fashion merchandising, consumer science and housing, food and nutrition, and interior design. (Formerly HEC 241)

Units: 3

FCS 205. Survey of Family and Consumer Sciences Research

Prerequisite: FCS 203. Examination of current research in each area of family and consumer sciences. Abstract writing, formulation of annotated bibliographies and research presentations. (Fulfills university's graduate writing proficiency requirements) (Formerly H EC 201)

Units: 3

FCS 210T. Seminar in Consumer Science and Family Management

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Analytical study of problems pertaining to identifiable segments of the populace; intercultural, socioeconomic, age level and ethnic and community groups. Topics may include aspects of aging, cultural aspects of management, home and community relationships and ergonomics -- aspects of work simplification.

Units: 3

FCS 220T. Seminar in Clothing, Text

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Research and analysis of historical material and contemporary developments in clothing textiles, and fashion merchandising. Topics may include aspects of historical costume and textiles, technological developments in textiles, and trends in purveying fashion. Some topics may have labs.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FCS 230T. Seminar in Child Development, Family Relations

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Research, methodology, and issues in family relationships and child development. Topics may include parenting, families in transition, relationship patterns, infancy, early childhood, and family diversity.

Units: 3

FCS 240T. Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Applied research; current and future trends of the multilevel areas of family and consumer sciences education. Topics may include curriculum development, administration, evaluation, and supervision and incorporation of business and industry.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FCS 242. Community College Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences

Strategies for implementing family and consumer sciences curriculum in community colleges. Study of instruction techniques, procedures, resources, problems and responsibilities in the community college setting.

Units: 3

FCS 290. Independent Study

See Academic Placement --Independent Study. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FCS 292. Readings in Family and Consumer Sciences

Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Individually directed readings in a field of special concern to students in the graduate program; appropriate reports and evaluations required; individual confer ences, no formal class meetings. Approved for RP grad

Units: 2-3, Repeatable up to 6 units

FCS 298. Project

Prerequisite: prior advancement to candidacy. See Criteria for Thesis and Project. The project is a significant undertaking of an approved pursuit appropriate to the applied arts, e.g., extensive curriculum design, development of new consumer products, or similar professional endeavors with written documentation. Abstract required. Approved for RP grading

Units: 2-6

FCS 298C. Project Continuation

Pre-requisite: Project 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the project. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0

FCS 299. Thesis

Prerequisite: prior advancement to candidacy; see Criteria for Thesis and Project. Preparation, completion, and submission of an acceptable thesis for the master's degree. Approved for RP grading.

Units: 2-6

FCS 299C. Thesis Continuation

Pre-requisite: Thesis 298. For continuous enrollment while completing the thesis. May enroll twice with department approval. Additional enrollments must be approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies.

Units: 0