Family & Consumer Science Department

  • Introduction to Family & Consumer Science I

    Course#520                  Grades: 9-11                    Length: 1 semester                    Credit: ½                  Course Fee:  $30

    This course is the suggested course for all Home Economics and Food Service programs.  It presents basic subject matter in the following areas: 1) clothing & textiles, 2) resource management, 3) foods and nutrition.  Learning experiences assist students in understanding themselves, their roles in today’s society, and the nature and value of homemaking and family and science related activities.

     

    Introduction to Family & Consumer Science II

    Course#521                Grades: 9-11                        Length: 1 semester                  Credit: ½                     Course Fee: $20

    This course is planned to provide students opportunities to develop knowledge of textiles and fashion and to apply this knowledge both personally and occupationally. The course content centers around developing students competencies in selecting clothing textile products to meet social, physical, psychological, and economic needs and constructing, altering, and repairing textile products.

     

    Food and Nutrition 1

    Course#522                Grades: 11 & 12                   Length: 1 semester                  Credit: ½                 Course Fee: $50

    This course includes basic classroom and laboratory experiences needed to develop a knowledge and understanding of basic food principles and applied nutrition for people of all ages.  Course content centers around promoting food service and preparations management – applying nutrition concepts, meeting health needs in planning, preparing, and serving food, maximizing resources, promoting hospitality, and analyzing individual and family nutritional needs.  Information related to careers in foods and nutrition, along with safety and sanitation, is incorporated throughout the course.  The Illinois Learning Standards addressed include; English, language arts, mathematics, science, physical development and health, along with workplace skills.

     

    Food & Nutrition 2                                                                                                   

    Course#523                  Grades: 11 & 12                  Length: 1 semester                        Credit: ½                     Course Fee: $50

    In this second orientation level foods course, more attention is paid to food selection and preparation.  Course content and lab sessions should include: careers in foods and nutrition, influences on food customs, diet and health, current nutritional issues, planning for special food needs, safety of foods, food purchasing, and conservation in providing food.  The Illinois Standards addressed include: English, language arts, mathematics, science, physical development and health, along with workplace skills.

     

    Adult Living

    Course#526                    Grades: 10-12                    Length: 1 semester                      Credit: ½

    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. The course content includes:  developing short and long-range plans, demonstrating goal setting and decision making skills; evaluating and adapting basic needs to assume roles and responsibilities; applying consumer rights and responsibilities in the marketplace; analyzing resource; consumer management skills necessary for present and future decisions; recognizing and following health practices that assist in coping, selecting, and using resources to enhance individual growth and development; developing effective relationships to promote communication with others; and evaluating family and career changes as to the impact on individuals. Various resources to assist with life problems are explored. (Modified to accommodate Resource Manage goals) The Illinois Learning Standards addressed include mathematics, English, social science, and physical development and health.  THis course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.  This class may not be offered every year.

     

    Child Growth & Development

    Course#527                    Grades: 10-12                    Length: 1 semester                  Credit: ½

    This course emphasizes learning experiences which help students gain knowledge and understanding of the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of children from conception through adolescence.   The course content includes: managing and organizing child development by 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; providing experiences which encourage children to maximize resources; encouraging human relations skills in children; and evaluating family and career changes in relation to its impact on children.  Information related to careers in childcare is incorporated throughout the course. The Illinois Learning Standards addressed include: English, physical development, and health, social science and science.  This class may not be offered every year.

     

    Parenting

    Course#524                  Grades: 11 & 12                        Length: 1 semester                 Credit: ½

    This course is designed to help students think through the responsibilities, satisfactions, and stresses of parenthood.  Many types of parenting situations are examined.  Stress prevention and management and the work of the community agencies that help parents deal with various types of parenting crisis are emphasized.  The course content includes: managing and organizing parenting by applying decision-making and goal-setting skills; applying the basic principles of the parenting process; understanding child development, practicing health and safety standards as related to parenting; providing experiences which encourage parents and children to maximize human and financial resources; encouraging human relations skills in children/adolescents; and evaluating impact on parenting of family and career changes.  Special attention is given to the needs of teenage parents and to the importance of readiness for parenthood (modified to accommodate Resource Management goals).  The Illinois Learning Standards addressed include mathematics, English, social science and physical development and health.  This class may not be offered every year.

     

    Housing & Interior Design

    Course#528                     Grade 10-12                             Length: 1 semester               Credit: ½

    Learning experiences are designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to select, acquire, maintain, and manage living environments that meet the needs of the occupants.  Utilizing resources and consumer information by applying goal-setting and decision-making skills;  evaluating living space to meet basic principles of layout and design, ensuring health and safety; selecting appropriate resources in creating living environments; determining the impact of the individual and/or group on living environments; applying housing and home management choices relating to changing family/individual and career patterns.  Emphasis will be placed on the application of the basic management principles as they relate to the environment.  (Modified to accommodate Resource Management goals)  The Illinois Learning Standards addressed include mathematics, English, social science, and physical development and health.  This class may not be offered every year.