Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 99

Home Economics-Family and Consumer Sciences
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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
women to meet these changes with confidence.
Courses within the department promote individual
character development, increase one’s professional
skills, develop insights into home and family living,
and prepare its students to enter a wide range
of vocational options. As a profession, Home
Economics--Family and Consumer Sciences applies
the findings of the physical, biological, and social
sciences to improving the quality and standards of
individual and family life. Additionally, it cultivates
a knowledge of the arts to make life more creative,
enjoyable, and emotionally satisfying. Master’s
students majoring in Home Economics - Family
and Consumer Sciences participate in a number of
learning and enrichment activities, which emphasize:
Maximizing human resources
Coping with economic uncertainty
Assessing the importance of fibers and fabric in
today’s clothing
Maintaining lifetime nutrition
Understanding growth and development from
infancy to aging
Creating positive parenting attitudes
Interpreting the housing needs of the individual
and the family
Understanding family differences and cultures
Responding to twenty-first century issues facing
individuals and families
Utilizing modern scientific methods and
resources to enhance quality of life
Generating research to identify the needs of
individuals and families
Approaching individuals and families with
preventative measures rather than crisis
intervention
Educating the public to ensure productive and
harmonious individual and family lifestyles
Home Economics - Family & Consumer
Sciences General Education
The General emphasis allows the student to acquire
a solid foundation in Home Economics - Family and
Consumer Sciences. Courses are divided into three
categories:
Character
- designed to develop the character
of the Christian woman.
Principle
- acquisition of the academic
Mrs. Beth Mackey, Chairperson
Titus 2:3-5 instructs the older women to “admonish
the young women to love their husbands, to love their
children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good,
obedient to their own husbands, that the word of
God will not be discredited.” This passage implies
that the younger woman learns how to:
• Use time management skills in her home.
• Manage the family finances.
• Cook nutritious meals.
• Practice hospitality.
• Joyfully submit to her husband.
• Raise her children in the “fear and admonition
of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4)
The Home Economics-Family and Consumer
Sciences discipline encompasses the six areas
described in Titus 2:3-5. It is simply good stewardship
to merge the Biblical Mandate with one’s professional
pursuits.
Acquire Professional Preparation
Professional opportunities abound in Home
Economics--Family and Consumer Sciences! A
sampling of career tracks at The Master’s College
include Home Economist-Family and Consumer
Scientist in Business, Child Development, Clothing,
Textiles and Design (both Clothing and Interior),
Human Services (Biblical Counseling with the ability
to diagnose and prescribe), Foods and Nutrition,
Communications, and International Ser vice
(Missions). Generating from these career tracks, the
course in Entrepreneurship trains our students to
establish home-based businesses. Marketability is a
consistent thread throughout the Home Economics-
Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum at
The Master’s College. Beginning with vocational
assessment and investigation of career options in
the Orientation to Home Economics - Family and
Consumer Sciences course and concluding with
a senior culmination presentation in their area of
emphasis during Resource Management Practicum.
Experience The Department’s Distinctives
Today’s world demands a flexibility and response
to change for which many are not prepared. Home
Economics-Family and Consumer Sciences at
The Master’s College is designed to train Christian
Home Economics - Family and Consumer Sciences
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