Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)

FCS 41  Life Management

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Life skills for effective self-management now and in the future. Examines theories of life management including Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and how it can be applied to daily use of one's resources including energy, abilities, priorities, and money. Major topics include steps in value clarification, goal setting, resource allocation, decision-making, priority management, money management, workplace management, communication skills, and healthy habits. In addition, the course explores the effect of cultural forces and future trends.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201621503FCS:41MW8:00am - 9:25amD. Robles21J-1
Fall 201621504FCS:41TR8:00am - 9:25amL. Ledeboer21J-1
Fall 201621505FCS:41F8:00am - 11:15amM. Fernandez21J-1
Fall 201621506FCS:41MW9:45am - 11:10amD. Robles21J-1
Fall 201621507FCS:41MW11:30am - 12:55pmR. Engstrom21I-2
Fall 201621508FCS:41TR11:30am - 12:55pmL. Ledeboer21J-1
Fall 201621690FCS:41MW1:15pm - 2:40pmR. Engstrom21J-1
Fall 201621717FCS:41TR1:15pm - 2:40pmL. Ledeboer21J-1
Fall 201621761FCS:41M3:30pm - 6:40pmR. Engstrom21J-1
Fall 201621769FCS:41T6:30pm - 9:40pmM. Carrasco21J-1
Fall 201621779FCS:41W6:30pm - 9:40pmNotEntered-XXXX

FCS 51  Consumerism: The Movement, its Impact, and Issues

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Analysis of the role of consumption in economic systems. The consumer movement past, present and future viewed as a response to economic and social conditions. Contemporary consumer issues, information sources, legislation, and protection.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201621509FCS:51MW11:30am - 12:55pmD. Robles21J-1

FCS 80  Personal Financial Planning

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

Personal and family financial planning for those who wish to understand their own finances across the lifespan and assist others in money management. Topics include financial goal setting, budgeting, consumer credit, debt management, banking functions, income taxes, home ownership, insurance, investing, and retirement planning. Students may not earn credit for both BUSA 71 and FCS 80.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 201621510FCS:80TR9:45am - 11:10amL. Ledeboer21J-1

FCS 91  Work Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences

1-3 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 75-225
Prerequisite: Compliance with work experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog

Provides Family and Consumer Science majors with actual on-the-job experience in an approved work site related to classroom-based learning. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester of supervised work is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester. Work experience placement is not guaranteed but assistance is provided by the Family and Consumer Sciences faculty. Instructor approval required.

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