Family and Consumer Sciences Master Courses

master courses imagesFamily and Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. Our unique focus is on families, work and their interrelationships.

(FSC131) CREATIVE SEWING

Grade Placement: 9..........1/2 credit

Students will purchase their own fabric, pattern and supplies for at least three projects.

This class introduces students to fashion, fabrics, and pattern usage. They will use safe sewing machine skills to construct at least three items, from decorations for the home to clothing items.

FCS305 FAMILY LIVING

Grade Placement: 11, 12……….1/2 credit……….Semester 1 or 2

(Substitutes for 1/2 credit of 12th grade physical education)

This course will help students to better understand the opposite sex, learn how to relate to friends, learn how to identify and avoid abusive relationships, lessen their chances of divorce, and cope with family crisis and change. All areas of the life cycle are covered. This class contains contemporary topics that some students may find controversial.

FSC211 Fashion

Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12……….1/2 credit……….Semester 1 or 2 (BHS) Semester 1 only (CHS)

Cost of fabric and supplies is the responsibility of the student.

A variety of sewing projects will be completed. Fabric, price, quality, and construction techniques will all be discussed in relation to individual consumer needs. Along with discussion of updates in the textile and fashion industry, areas to be covered will include: personal color analysis, designs which compliment the figure, and current trends and issues in fashion. Students will also explore the fashion industry and its methods of production and merchandising, as well as careers in fashion, design and merchandising.

FCS221 HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN

Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12……….1/2 credit……….Semester 1 or 2

In this class, students will explore the exciting world of interior design. They will learn about furniture styles, decorating with color, architectural influence in housing, and applying professional decorating techniques using the elements and principles of design. Many hands-on projects are assigned in this class.