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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Education

Program Name : Bachelor of Education (Family and Consumer Sciences)

BGCSE Points(or similar) : 34


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of Grade C in English Language, Biology and/or Chemistry or related science combinations. A minimum of grade C in any Family and Consumer Sciences or Home Economics subject shall be an added advantage. Applicants with a Diploma in Family and Consumer Sciences or Home Economics or a Diploma in Secondary Education from Colleges of Education, shall be admitted into Level 200 or 300 of the Degree Programme on the basis of accumulated credits in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences or Home Economics. Entrance Requirements In addition to satisfying the requirements of General Regulations 20.21, candidates shall be required to have a credit in Biology, and/or Chemistry, or related Science Combination at Ordinary Level or its equivalent. A pass in any Home Economics subject shall be an added advantage. Alternative Entrance Qualifications Applicants with a Diploma in Home Economics Education, or a Diploma in Secondary Education from Colleges of Education, shall be admitted into Level 200 or 300 of the Degree Programme on the basis of accumulated credits in the area of Home Economics. Assessment Student's performance in each course shall be assessed in accordance with the provision of the University General Regulations 00.8. Courses offered in other faculties/departments shall be governed by their relevant regulations. Progression from Semester to Semester Progression from semester to semester shall be in accordance with provisions of the University General Regulation 00.9 Award of Degree Shall be in accordance with provision of the University General Regulations 00.85, subject to completion of 6 credits of Teaching Practice (School Specialization) or 6 credits of Internship.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  INTRO. BIOCHEMISTRY, ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY Credits : 3
  CHEMISTRY APPLIED TO HOME ECONOMICS Credits : 3
  INTRO TO COMMN & ACADEMIC LITERACY(HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES Credits : 3
  FOUNDATIONS OF FAMILY STUDIES Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY & STORED PRODUCTS Credits : 3
  ACADEMIC & PROFESSIONAL COMMN (HUM & EDU) Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY NUTRITION Credits : 3
  PRENATAL & EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  PHYSICS APPLIED TO HOME ECONOMICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  BASIC MICROECONOMICS Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTORY HOUSING Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES Credits : 3
  FUNDAMENTALS OF FOOD SCIENCE Credits : 3
  ORIENTATION TO TEACHING FAMILY & CONSUMER SCI Credits : 3
  FOUNDATIONS OF FCS EXTENTION Credits : 3
  COMMUNICATION AND STUDY SKILLS I Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTION TO MEASUREMENT IN EDUCATION Credits : 3
  TECHNOLOGY & CREATIVE SEWING Credits : 3
  FOUNDATIONS OF FOOD PREPARATION Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN Credits : 3
  GROUP PROCESSES & DYNAMICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  FAMILY HEALTH EDUCATION Credits : 3
  COMMUNITY NUTRITION Credits : 3
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN Credits : 2
  CONSUMER PROTECTION Credits : 2
  HOUSING IN WORLD PERSPECTIVE Credits : 3
  FOOD SERVICE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  FOOD TECHNOLOGY Credits : 3
  CURRICULUM DEV. IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION Credits : 3
  RISK AND RESILIENCY IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  FASHION MERCHANDIZING & MARKETING Credits : 3
  APPAREL DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS Credits : 3
  BUILDING CONSTRUCTION & ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  HOUSING&SERV. FOR FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Credits : 2
  RESEARCH METHODS IN HOME ECONOMICS Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  CURRICULUM THEORY AND INSTRUCTION Credits : 3
  TEACHING PRACTICE Credits : 3
  PROGRAMME PLANNING IN HOME ECONOMICS EXT. Credits : 3
  COMMUNITY MOBILISATION & GROUP DYNAMICS Credits : 3
  HOME ECONOMICS INSTRUCTION IN SEC. SCHOOLS Credits : 3
  NUTRITION IN THE LIFE CYCLE Credits : 3
  MENU PLANNING AND DESIGN Credits : 3
  FOOD QUALITY CONTROL Credits : 3
  PARENTING & SOCIALISATION PROCESSES IN FAMILY Credits : 3
  DEV.ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION -YOUNG CHILDREN Credits : 3
  THEORY &PRACTICE IN INTERACTING WITH CHILDREN Credits : 3
  TEXTILE DESIGN AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  APPAREL PRODUCTION Credits : 3
  HOUSING POLICY AND MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  INTERIOR SPACE DESIGN Credits : 3
  RESIDENTIAL SPACE PLANNING Credits : 3
  HOME-ECONOMICS INTERNSHIP Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

  FOUNDATIONS OF FOOD PREPARATION & MEAL MGT. Credits : 3

Semester 7

Core Courses

  RESEARCH PROJECT Credits : 3
  CLINICAL NUTRITION Credits : 3
  QUANTITY FOOD PRODUCTION Credits : 3
  FAMILY COUNSELLING Credits : 3
  TEXTILES AND TECHNOLOGY Credits : 3
  TAILORING Credits : 3
  HOUSING AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT Credits : 3
  HOUSING AND ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN Credits : 3
  HOUSING FINANCE Credits : 3
  ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  MGT & ADMIN OF HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAMMES Credits : 3
  MANAGING EXTENSION PROGRAMMES Credits : 3
  ISSUES IN FOOD AND NUTRITION Credits : 3
  FOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Credits : 3
  FOOD LAWS AND REGULATIONS Credits : 3
  ISSUES & TRENDS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC. PROG Credits : 3
  FAMILY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  FASHION MERCHANDISING,ANALYSIS & STRATEGIES Credits : 3
  FASHION MERCHANDISING PRESENTATION Credits : 3
  COMMERCIAL SPACE PLANNING Credits : 3
  COMMUNITY HOUSING ASSESSMENT Credits : 3
  RESIDENTIAL TECHNOLOGY Credits : 3
  ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW BUSINESS FORMATION Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
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