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Dr. Amy Yates
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CTH 251

Family and Child Studies Curriculum

Program Expectations

Select a concentration and begin FCS coursework as soon as possible
Earn a “C” or better in all Family and Child Studies and Human Ecology courses
Complete two or more internship experiences beginning Junior year

Curriculum (click here for curriculum form)

The Family and Child Studies curriculum is divided into four course content areas:

     1.       General Education Requirements
All students receiving an undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University must complete 39 hours of general education courses as follows:

a.       Fine Art – 3 credits

b.      English Composition – 6 credits

c.       Humanities – 9 credits

d.      Mathematics – 6 credits

e.       Natural Sciences – 9 credits

f.       Social Sciences 6 credits

     2.      Human Ecology Core Classes
All students receiving an undergraduate degree in the School of Human Ecology must complete two classes (5 credit hours) that provide theoretical foundations and experiential learning to address the professional Body of Knowledge as outlined by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and achieved through the following courses:

a.       HEC 257:  Survey of Human Ecology

b.      HEC 357:  Professional Issues in Human Ecology

     3.      Family and Child Studies Classes
All students majoring in Family and Child Studies will complete a set of core classes as well as a set of classes comprising their selected concentration (Child Development Specialist, Child Life, or Family Science) as follows:

a.      Family and Child Studies Core Classes

                                                              i.      FCS 100:  Marriage and Family Relations

                                                            ii.      FCS 201:  Introduction to Lifespan Development

                                                          iii.      FCS 210:  Family Interpersonal Relationships

                                                          iv.      FCS 255:  International Family Studies

                                                            v.      FCS 320:  Family Theory

                                                          vi.      FCS 395:  Research Methods in Family and Child Studies

                                                        vii.      HEC 478:  Practica/Internship/Cooperative Education in Human Ecology

b.      Concentration Courses
All students receiving an undergraduate degree in Family and Child Studies must complete 39 hours in their chosen concentration:

                                                              i.      Child Development Specialist
For information on the Child Development Specialist concentration and course requirements, click here.

                                                            ii.      Child Life
For information on the Child Life concentration and course requirements, click here.

                                                          iii.      Family Science
For information on the Family Science concentration and course requirements, click here.

     4.      Electives
All students majoring in Family and Child Studies will complete 13 credit hours of electives.  Electives credits may be used to meet requirements for a student’s chosen minor, may be any coursework previously taken by a student but not required for the degree, or may be any coursework of interest to the student.