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. Lecture, activity. Prerequisite:
15 FACS units, including FACS 060; completion of Area A GE requirements.
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Upon successful completion
of this course, students will be able to...
- Select effective communication
techniques appropriate for a variety of situations and audiences.
- Prepare communication
plans, both written and oral, that are appropriate for different
learning styles and environments using accepted practices for
family and consumer sciences.
- Create positive learning
environments that engage learners, encourage motivation and foster
self-esteem, cooperation, mutual respect, critical thinking, problem
solving skills, and enthusiasm for learning in all cultural groups
and to a variety of audiences.
- Utilize appropriate
presentation techniques, including current technology available
to enhance learning.
- Develop assessment
strategies to measure learning outcomes of an intended audience
as well as one's own performance.
- Demonstrate a working
knowledge of the current standards, guidelines, and best practices
in the profession.
- Participate in the
activities of a family and consumer sciences related youth or
adult group that fosters leadership and presentation skills.
- Promote programs in
family and consumer sciences in the public and private sectors.
- Demonstrate professional
development, including reflections on philosophy, setting goals,
self-assessment, involvement with peer coaching, and related activities.
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.
You should be comfortable using
a computer and willing to browse the Web. This class requires online class
participation on the Web assignments and electronic discussions.
- Macintosh compatible with System
10 (OS X) or higher or Windows compatible Pentium running Windows 98 or XP.
- 128 MB of RAM
- 56K modem or faster connection
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5
or Netscape 6 (or higher)
- SacLink or other Internet Account
- Word processing skills
text for the course this semester is:
Hitch, Elizabeth J. &
June Pierce Youatt. 2002. Communicating Family and Consumer
Sciences: A Guidebook for Professionals. Tinley Park, IL: Goodheart-Willcox
This text is a valuable resource for students in the pre-credential
program, as well as the apparel, consumer studies, family studies,
and nutrition concentrations:
and Merilyn Cummings. 2003. Creative Instructional Methods for
Family & Consumer Sciences. Glencoe/McGraw Hill.
You can purchase books through
the Hornet Bookstore. Check their
Online Textbook Sales page at http://www.foundation.csus.edu/bookstore/textbooks/
for ordering information.