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Paula J. Tripp, Ph.D.









FACS 160: Communication and Education in Family and Consumer Sciences

Catalog Description: A performance based course which emphasizes communication and educational methods for family and consumer sciences subject matter. Focus on learning styles, curriculum development, presentation techniques, and assessment of learning outcomes. Preparation, presentation and critique of presentations and learning activities for individuals and groups. Attention to development of leadership skills and program promotion methods.

Prerequisite and requirements. 15 FACS units, including FACS 060; completion of Area A GE requirements.

Number of Units: 3

Students will need an electronic mail account and computer access to the Web. All CSUS students enrolled in one or more units can create a SacLink account for electronic mail and Internet services. Although a home computer with a high speed modem running Netscape or Internet Explorer would be beneficial, students can use the Web from one of the campus student labs. Check out System Check and Computer Hardware Recommendations for more information about equipment.

Computing Recommendations

Comfortable using the computer and browsing the Web
Windows compatible Pentium running Windows 98 or XP, or Macintosh compatible with System 10 (OS X)
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 56K modem, DSL, or Cable connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or Netscape 6 (or higher)
SacLink or other Internet Account
Word processing skills
Online class participation on the Web assignments and electronic discussions
last updated: 07/26/2003
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