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Family and Consumer Science

Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions FCS

FCS 324 Human Development: A Life Span

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC (FCS 312, 324 and PSYC 372 combined: maximum transfer credit is two courses)

This course will provide an overview of the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development from conception through the life span. The emphasis will be on the practical application of developmental principles. The course is designed as a foundation course of careers in educational, social, psychological, and medical fields. An optional field study unit may be offered to provide opportunities for observation and experience with various age groups.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Analyze developmental theories and current research on life span in the biosocial, psychosocial, and cognitive domains.

FCS 495 Independent Studies in Family and Consumer Science

Units: 1 - 3

Hours: 54 - 162 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU

An independent studies project involves an individual student or small group of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. See the current catalog section of "Special Studies" for full details of Independent Studies.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Actively engage in intellectual inquiry beyond that required in order to pass a course of study (College Wide Learning Outcome – Area 4).