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Home Economics-Family and Consumer Sciences

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UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

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, 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 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

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES CORE

COURSES AND EMPHASES

The core courses allow the student to acquire a

solid foundation in 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

knowledge necessary for a strong foundation in

the Family and Consumer Sciences profession.

Laboratory

- perfection of the skills unique to

the Family and Consumer Sciences profession.

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 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 Family and

Consumer Sciences! A sampling of career tracks at

The Master’s College include Family and Consumer

Scientist in Business, Child Development, Clothing

and Textiles, Design (both Clothing and Interior),

Human Services (Biblical Counseling with the

ability to diagnose and prescribe), Foods and

Nutrition, Communications, and International

Service (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 Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum at

The Master’s College, beginning with vocational

assessment and investigation of career options in

the Orientation to 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. Family and

Consumer Sciences at TheMaster’s College is designed

to train Christian women to meet these changes with

confidence. Courses within the department promote

Family and Consumer Sciences