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Family & Consumer Science

DYNAMICS CLOTHING  I

Grades 9-10-11-12                  1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

This course prepares individuals to understand the psychological aspects of clothing and textiles, and introduces the students to:  1) basic clothing construction techniques, 2) clothing care and maintenance, 3) textiles information and 4) consumer skills.  Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

DYNAMICS CLOTHING  II

Grades 9-10-11-12                  1 Semester – .5 Credit

Prerequisite: Dynamics Clothing  I

This course is designed to allow students to develop clothing construction and consumer skills.  1) Careers in the Fashion and Textile Industry, 2) Fiber and Textile Identification, 3) Elements and Principles of Design in Clothing, 4) History of Costume will be explored. Fabric selection, alteration, recycling, fitting, quilting, children’s clothing, creative designing and fashion sewing may also be explored in this course.  Student leadership (FCCLA) may be an integral part of this course.

HOUSING & HOME FURNISHINGS

Grades 9-10-11-12                  1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

Housing & Home Furnishings course provides students with basic knowledge regarding furnishing and decorating home environments.  While exploring design principles, personal needs and style, and decision-making, students may also explore the following topics: color, texture, furniture styles and arrangement, lighting, window treatments, floor and wall coverings, and home improvement/modification.  Housing & Home Furnishings course may also cover architectural style and design and take a larger look at housing problems or current housing issues.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Grades 9-10-11-12                  1 Semester – .5 Credit

No Prerequisite

Child Development course provides students with knowledge about the physical, mental, emotional, and social growth and development of children from conception to pre-school age.  In addition, this course helps students discover how parents should respond to the various stages of childhood.  Course content typically includes topics such as prenatal and birth processes; responsibilities and difficulties of parenthood; fundamentals of children’s emotional and physical development; and the appropriate care of infants, toddlers, and young children.

CULINARY ARTS

Grades 9-10-11-12                  1 Semester -.5 Credit

No Prerequisite

Culinary Arts course provides students with an understanding of food’s role in society, instruction in how to plan and prepare meals, experience in the proper use of equipment and utensils, and background on the nutritional needs and requirements for healthy living.  Some classes place a heavier emphasis on the nutritional components of a balanced diet, while others concentrate on specific types of food preparation.  Although these courses may present career opportunities in the food service industry, their emphasis is not career-related.

CREATIVITY WITH FOODS

Grades 9-10-11-12                  1 Semester -.5 Credit

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts

Creativity with Foods is an advanced foods class that is designed to let each student prepare foods that require more creativity and skill.  Knowledge of basic food science principles will be required in order to understand the topics covered.  This class will include the following units:  herbs and spices, soups and sauces, garnishes and appetizers, pastry products, cakes and frostings, cake decorating, and foreign cuisine.