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Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Family Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Family Sciences

 



The main objectives of the Consumer and Family Sciences program are
(1) to enable students to contribute to the improvement and/or maintenance of the well - being of individuals, families and communities in Guam, the Western Pacific and the world;
(2) to prepare students to assist family members and others in learning how to make sound decisions related to human, financial and material resources;
(3) to prepare students for professional employment and advanced studies in the areas of Consumer and Family Sciences: clothing and textiles, food, nutrition and family resources.

BA Consumer and Family Sciences goals/objectives include the following:

Goal 1:
Acquire a knowledge base in clothing and textiles with the following objectives:
a. Demonstrate criterion level skills in basic clothing construction.
b. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of fiber and textile materials.

Goal 2: Acquire a knowledge base in housing and interior design with the following objectives:
a. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge and skills in housing decisions in relation to available resources and options.
b. Demonstrate criterion level skills in use of housing and interior furnishings and products in meeting specific design needs.
c. Demonstrate design ideas through visual presentation.

Goal 3: Acquire a knowledge base in family resource management with the following objectives:
a. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of family diversity in the global community.
b. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of family resource management processes.

Goal 4: Acquire a knowledge base of the community context in which family functioning and development take place with the following objectives:
a. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of the effects of context (social, economic, political, historical, & cultural environment) on family functioning & development.

Goal 5: Acquire a knowledge base food, nutrition, and health wit h the following objectives:
a. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of the influence of nutrition and health practices across the life span.
b. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge & skills to acquire, handle, & use foods to meet nutrition & health need s of individuals & families across the life span.
c. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge and skills to evaluate factors that affect food safety, and food production through consumption

Goal 6: Acquire professional skills with following objectives:
a. Demonstrate criterion level skills in written communication.
b. Demonstrate criterion level skills in oral communication.
c. Demonstrate a basic level of computer literacy.
d. Demonstrate basic competence in “helping” skills.
e. Demonstrate basic research skills.

Goal 7: Apply knowledge and professional skills to address issues encountered in professional settings with the following objectives:
a. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.
b. Demonstrate commitment to professional values and ethical behavior.
c. Demonstrate a satisfactory level of preparation for the world of work and responsibility for continued professional growth

CONSUMER AND FAMILY SCIENCES

The student seeking a B.A. degree in Consumer and Family Sciences must earn 38 credit hours in the following Core courses. The CFS Core provides the student with learning experiences in clothing and textiles, food and nutrition, and youth/family issues

Consumer and Family Science Core (38 Credits)

CF140 Scientific Principles of Food Preparation 4 credits
CF230 *Nutrition and health 3 credits
CF309 Prevention Programming for Youth at Risk 3 credits
CF315 Interior Design 3 credits
CF325/325L *Textiles (and Lab) 4 credits
CF351 Consumer Economics Family Financial Management 3 credits
CF430 Nutrition Throughout the Lifespan 3 credits
CF450 Family Resources 3 credits
ED201 Human Growth and Development 3 credits
SO230 Marriage and the Family 3 credits
CF491 Issues in Consumer and Family Sciences 3 credits
CF498 or SW401 Internship in Consumer and Family Sciences or Community Service Learning 3 credits


Consumer and Family Science Electives (18 Credits)

CF120 Clothing Construction
CF231 Nutrition & Health
CF339 Community Nutrition
CF342 Food Safety & Sanitation
CF389 Extension Programs & Planning
CF392 Lab Teaching Assistantship
CF402 Preschool Child Laboratory
CF435 Sports Nutrition
CF490 Special Projects in CFS
PE214 Community Health for Educators
SW313 Research Methods Health & Social Science
SW344 Aging: Myths and Realities
SW480 Family Violence
BA240 Management of Organizations
BA241 Human Resource Management
ED300 Educational Psychology
ED327 Home Economics Methods: Secondary
ED403 Foundations of Education
CF/AG/PA401 Community Planning


The student must complete additional electives of their choice in order to meet the University’s total credit hour requirement of 124 credit hours, of which 40 credits must be upper - division.
*Meets General Education Requirements

CONSUMER AND FAMILY SCIENCES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (Total: 21 Credits)

A minor in Consumer and Family Sciences requires completion of a minimum of 21 semester hours to include the 12 credits of core requirements and 9 credits in one of the special subject areas listed below.

Consumer and Family Sciences Core Requirements (12 credit hours)

CF120, *CF230, CF315, CF450 - Pre requisite: BA110 or consent of Instructor.

Select one of the special subject areas below to complete a minor in Consumer and Family Sciences:

Food and Nutrition (9 credit hours)

CF140 4 credits No prerequisites
CF231 3 credits No prerequisites
CF342 3 credits Prerequisite: CF230, *BI157 - 157L
BI158/ 158L 4 credits or consent of instructor. (BI225 recommended)


Family Resources (9 credit hours)

CF351 3 credits Prerequisite: BA110 or consent of instructor
CF/ED402/ 402L 4 credits Prerequisite: ED201 or ED251 or consent of instructor
CF450 4 credits Prerequisite: BA110 and PY101 or SO101 or consent of instructor
SO230 3 credits No prerequisites

*Meets General Education Requirements

CONSUMER AND FAMILY SCIENCES SECONDARY EDUCATION OPTIONS:
Students majoring in Education may choose Consumer and Family Sciences for one of their Secondary teaching specialty areas: Option B (See Major in Secondary Education, School of Education).

Option B:
Required Courses (12 credits): C F120, CF230, CF315, CF450.

Electives (18 CF credits): At least 9 credits must be in upper division courses. Students majoring in areas other than education may find one of the Consumer and Family Sciences special study areas complement their chosen major and are encouraged to investigate these alternatives in planning their programs.




NUTRITION MINOR REQUIREMENTS (Total: 27 credit hours)

Required ( 18 credit hours): CF140, CF230 or CF231, CF430, and BI124/124L & BI125/125L OR BI157/157L & BI158/158L.

Electives (9 credit hours): CF339, CF342, CF435, CF445 or CF460.

Faculty Advisor

University of Guam

Assistant Professor, Nutrition

Office Location: Rm 113C, Agriculture & Life Sciences Building
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923
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About

Research & Extension Interests:

Childhood obesity prevention and treatment. Overall health for Guam's people through a Pacific cultural context.

 

Hobbies:

Dancing, running, spending time at the beach, spending time with husband and son.
University of Guam

Associate Director, Western Pacific Tropical Research Center

Professor/Nutrition Specialist

Office Location: Agriculture & Life Sciences Bldg. 2nd Floor, Room 206C
Mailing Address: UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96923

Expertise

Nutrition
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