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2013-2014

Family and Consumer Sciences- School of (7400)

B.A. - Bachelor of Arts

Major: Child Development (H40108BAT)

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Year 1

Fall
3300:111 English Composition I3
7400:265 Child Development3
3750:100 Introduction to Psychology3
7760:132 Early Childhood Nutrition3
Oral Communication:Any3
Min Credit Total 15
Spring
2200:110 Foundations in Early Chldhd Ed3
3300:112 English Composition II3
7400:201 Courtship, Marr & Fam Relation3
Mathematics:See adviser*3
Natural Science:See adviser*4
Min Credit Total 16
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 2

Fall
2200:245 Infant/Toddler Day Care Prog3
2200:250 Observ & Record Child Behavior3
7400:270 Theory & Guidance of Play3
Social Science:See adviser*3
Natural Science:See adviser*4
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
3400:210 Humanities in Western Trad I4
7400:280 Early Childhood Curric Methods3
7400:301 Consumer Education3
7400:362 Family Life Management3
Modern Language:or language/language option- see adviser4
Min Credit Total 17
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 3

Fall
7400:360 Parent-Child Relations3
7400:404 Middle Childhood & Adolescence3
Physical Education/Wellness:Any1
Humanities:Any Set3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Modern Language:or language/language option- see adviser4
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
7400:255 Fatherhood: Parent Role3
7760:141 Food for the Family3
Area Studies & Cultural Diversity:Any2
Humanities:Any Set3
Modern Language:or language/language option- see adviser3
Min Credit Total 14
Summer
Min Credit Total 0

Year 4

Fall
7400:370 Teaching, Early Child Classrm2
7400:370 Teaching, Early Child Classrm2
7400:401 American Families in Poverty3
7400:450 Families, Individl & Environmt3
7400:460 Org & Suprv Child Care Centers3
Modern Language:or language/language option- see adviser3
Min Credit Total 16
Spring
7400:446 Culture, Ethnicity & Family3
7400:447 Sr Sem: Crit Issues-FCS Dev1
7400:494 Intern: Family & Consumer Sci1
Elective:Any4
Elective:Any5
Min Credit Total 14
Summer
Min Credit Total 0
Degree Distribution Requirements
This curriculum guide is a recommended plan of study. Students with questions about degree requirements should contact an academic advisor.
A student should choose one of the following options: 1) Completion of 14 hours of a foreign language sequence, preferably in a language in high demand, such as Spanish or American Sign Language. 2) Completion of a minor/certificate program or 14 hours of coursework in a related area. Please refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for a list of related minors/certificate programs. 3) Completion of 8 hours of a foreign language and 6 hours from a related area. Contact a Family and Consumer Science adviser for further information.
7400:494: Intern: Family & Consumer Sci may be taken for 1 - 6 credits. Students are encouraged to take 5 credits during spring semester of Year 4.
3400:221 Humanities in the World Since 1300 may be substituted for 3400:210 Humanities in the Western Tradition. 7400:365 Infants, Families and Society may be substituted for 2200:245 Infant/Toddler Day Care Program. 7400:303 Children as Consumers may be substituted for 7400:301 Consumer Education. 7760:485 Seminar: Housing Across Lifespan may be substituted for 7760:141 Food for the Family.
A current TB test and a thorough criminal background check (BCI/fingerprinting) are conducted in 7400:265 Child Development and are also necessary to take 7400:270 Theory and Guidance of Play, 7400:280 Early Childhood Curriculum Methods, 5200:360 Teaching in the Early Childhood Center, and 5200:370 Early Childhood Center Lab. The background check may reveal a student's unsealed and sealed criminal record.
*See an adviser for recommended courses to fulfill requirements.
The following credit hour requirements apply to this degree: 128 minimum total credits; 32 credits in residence; the final 32 credits must be taken from The University of Akron.

Guide Updated: 03-14-2014