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Courses for Graduate Credit: Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Hospitality (2005-2006)

Department Chairperson: Erskine R. Smith
Department Office: Knoblauch Hall 140
Department Telephone: 309/298-1085 and 298-1092 Fax: 309/298-2688
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Graduate Faculty

  • Professors
    • Martha J. Barclay, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
    • Karen R. Greathouse, Ph.D., Kansas State University
    • Erskine R. Smith, Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • Assistant Professor
    • John Timmons, M.A., University of Colorado at Greeley

Associate Graduate Faculty

  • Associate Professor
    • C. S. Tellefson, Ph. D., Kansas State University
  • Assistant Professors
    • Sheryl Boston, M.S., Western Illinois University
    • Susan Creasey, M.B.A., Western Illinois University
    • Janet Evenson, Ph. D., University of Nebraska
    • Lorri Kanauss, M.S., Ed., Western Illinois University
    • Janice King, M.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
    • Sanjukta Pookulangara, M.S., University of North Texas

Course Descriptions

422G Maturing: The Middle and Aging Years. (3) Adjustments in middle and later years related to physical, emotional, and social changes. Emphasis on intergenerational relations, developmental tasks and problems in middle and later years.

426G Parenting. (3) Principles and philosophies relevant to the process of parenting with emphasis on changing roles and responsibilities, child rearing decisions, and diverse parenting perspectives. Prerequisites: FCS 121 or 321 or permission of the instructor.

450G Professional Workshops in Family and Consumer Sciences (Home Economics). (1-3) This course is intended to meet the need of pre-service and in-service teachers, paraprofessionals and others interested in the field, and is offered in the following areas: parenting, textiles, consumer education, nutrition, nutrition programs, and fashion production.

461G FCS Travel Studies. (1-6, repeatable to 6) Tours to properties, industries, facilities, and agencies in the United States and abroad which are related to home economics.

501 Nutrition for Fitness. (3) An analysis of nutrition in fitness. Topics include nutrition for various age groups; diet evaluation; interrelationships of disease states, drugs, and the environment with nutrition. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; one human nutrition course or permission of the instructor.

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