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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Major Curriculum

Page address: http://ahn.mnsu.edu/fcs/flcd/major.html

Required General Education

  • FCS 100 – Personal & Family Living (3)

Major Common Core

  • FCS 101 – Introduction to FCS (3)

Major Restricted Electives (Choose 6 credits)

  • FCS 120 – Clothing and People (2)
  • FCS 140 – Introduction to Nutrition (3)
  • FCS 150 – Food, Culture and You (3)
  • FCS 331 – Clothing Construction and Textiles (4)
  • FCS 473 – Consumer Protection (3)

Child Development and Family Studies Elective Courses             (Choose 18 credits)

  • FCS 270 – Family Housing (2)
  • FCS 360 – Romantic Relationships (3)
  • FCS 402 – Play and Child Development (3)
  • FCS 403 – Parents, Peers & Adolescents  (3)                                                                                       
  • FCS 446 – Lifespan Nutrition (3)
  • FCS 474 – Residential Management for Families and Special Needs People (3)
  • FCS 478 – Family Finance (3)
  • FCS 483 – Adult & Technical Ed. in FCS (3)
  • FCS 494 – Family Life Education Practicum (1–3)
  • FCS 495 – Internship:  Early Child Family Education (3–4)
  • FCS 496 – Selected Topics in CDFS (2–3)
  • FCS 497 – Internship for Letter Grade (1–6)
  • FCS 498 – Undergraduate Internship (1–6)
  • PSYC 230 – Child Care Psychology (3) 

Major Emphasis Required Courses:  Child Development and Family Studies

  • FCS 275 – Consumers in the Economy (3)
  • FCS 301 – Lifespan Development (3)
  • FCS 303 – Working with Families (3)
  • FCS 400 – Culturally Diverse Family Systems (3)
  • FCS 401 – Family Life Development (3)
  • FCS 414W – Family Policy and Ethics (3)
  • FCS 482 – Teaching Family Life/Parent Education (3)
  • FCS 488 – Parenting Education (3)
  • FCS 496 – Selected Topics in CDFS (3)
  • HLTH 311 – Family Life and Sex Education (3)

Required Minor

Choose 16-36 credits from any minor in any discipline  100-499

Students majoring in Child Development and Family Studies who are following the 2011-2012 or the 2010-2011 undergraduate academic bulletin are required to choose a minor in any discipline (adopted 2010). Students following earlier bulletins are not required to declare a minor, but are encouraged to meet with their advisor to get approval for coursework within FCS or one or more appropriate minors from other disciplines to enhance employability as well as personal and professional growth.