Kelly A. Way
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The curriculum in Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation allows students to prepare for a career in a specialized area of foods and nutrition by completing a common set of basic courses and one of the concentrations:

  1. Nutrition and Dietetics (NUTR)
  2. General Foods and Nutrition (GFNU), and
  3. Hospitality Innovation (HOSP)

Interest and aptitude for the biological and physical sciences that support nutrition science are needed to successfully complete concentrations in Nutrition and Dietetics and General Foods and Nutrition. Hospitality Innovation is the best choice for those students who have an interest in management and who enjoy working with people.

Nutrition and Dietetics (NUTR)

Nutrition and Dietetics is for the student who intends to become a Registered Dietitian (RD), a credential that is required for one to counsel individuals related to any type of diet. Courses required are those necessary as prerequisites to application for a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship. Upon successful completion of the post-baccalaureate dietetic internship, the graduate is eligible to take the Registration Exam, the board examination for the RD credential. Graduates of this program who choose not to apply for a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship are eligible upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree to take the board examination to become a Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR).

Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration Requirements

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:
(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

Communications6-12
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select one of the following:
Technical and Report Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023) (Sp, Fa)
Feature Writing (Sp, Fa)
Communicating Agriculture to the Public (Sp, Su, Fa)
U.S. History and Government3
Choose from U.S. History and Government Core Course
Mathematics3
Choose from Mathematics Core Courses
Sciences23-27
Select 4-8 hours:
Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Su, Fa)
Or
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select 8 hours:
Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
and Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab) (Sp, Fa)
and Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Or
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Animal Physiology I (Fa)
and Animal Physiology II (Sp)
And take:
Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
and Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su)
Introduction to Biochemistry (Su, Fa)
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Fine Arts and Humanities6
Select two Fine Arts and Humanities Core Courses
Social Sciences9
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Family Relations (Sp, Fa)
Select one Social Science Core Course
NUTR Requirements:50
Introduction to the Dietetic Profession (Sp, Fa)
Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)
Principles of Foods (Sp, Fa)
and Principles of Foods Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Sports Nutrition (Sp)
Food Safety and Sanitation (Sp, Fa)
Purchasing and Cost Control (Sp, Fa)
Human Nutrition (Sp)
Communication in Nutrition and Dietetics (Fa)
Menu, Layout & Food Preparation (Sp, Fa)
Food Systems Management (Fa)
Experimental Foods (Sp)
Advanced Nutrition (Fa)
Life Cycle Nutrition (Fa)
Community Nutrition (Sp)
Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Fa)
Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Sp)
Principles of Experimentation (Fa)
General Electives10-20
Recommend:
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Total Hours120

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation  B.S.H.E.S., Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan in Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or CHEM 1073 and CHEM 1071L
4  
HESC 1501 Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)1  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (OR Higher Level Math)3  
NUTR 1201 Introduction to the Dietetic Profession (Sp, Fa)1  
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)3  
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
Fine Arts Core Elective   3
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)  3
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
Humanities Core Elective  3
Year Total: 15 16
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
NUTR 2112 Principles of Foods (Sp, Fa)
& NUTR 2111L Principles of Foods Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
3  
Please choose one of the following:2-4  
BIOL 2443 Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2441L Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
ANSC 3032 Animal Physiology I (Fa)
BIOL 2213 Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 2211L Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab) (Sp, Fa)
   
HOSP 2603 Purchasing and Cost Control (Sp, Fa)3  
FDSC 2503 Food Safety and Sanitation (Sp, Fa)3  
Please choose one of the following:  2-4
ANSC 3042 Animal Physiology II (Sp)
BIOL 2213 Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 2211L Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab) (Sp, Fa)
   
BIOL 2443 Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2441L Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
ENGL 3053 Technical and Report Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023) (Sp, Fa)
or AGED 3143 Communicating Agriculture to the Public (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
CHEM 2613 Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
& CHEM 2611L Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su)
  4
HESC 2413 Family Relations (Sp, Fa)  3
NUTR 2203 Sports Nutrition (Sp)  3
Year Total: 14 17
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
General Electives6  
NUTR 3213 Communication in Nutrition and Dietetics (Fa)3  
HOSP 3653 Food Systems Management (Fa)3  
CHEM 3813 Introduction to Biochemistry (Su, Fa)3  
BIOL 2013 General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2011L General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
AGST 4023 Principles of Experimentation (Fa) (or Equivalent Elective)  3
NUTR 3203 Human Nutrition (Sp)  3
U.S. History University Core Elective  3
Year Total: 15 13
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
Social Science Core Elective3  
HOSP 3603 Menu, Layout & Food Preparation (Sp, Fa)3  
NUTR 4223 Life Cycle Nutrition (Fa)3  
NUTR 4263 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Fa)3  
NUTR 4213 Advanced Nutrition (Fa)3  
NUTR 4103 Experimental Foods (Sp)  3
NUTR 4243 Community Nutrition (Sp)  3
NUTR 4273 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Sp)  3
General Electives  6
Year Total: 15 15
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

General Foods and Nutrition Concentration (GFNU)

Students taking this concentration are encouraged to select an approved minor from the Bumpers, Walton, or Fulbright colleges or plan other combinations of courses to prepare for non-traditional vocations including work in community or government sponsored programs, wellness and health maintenance centers, public relations in the food industry, TV/media outlets for food and nutrition information, and international food or nutritional programs.

General Foods & Nutrition Concentration Requirements:

State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:
(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

Communications6-12
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select one of the following:
Technical and Report Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023) (Sp, Fa)
Feature Writing (Sp, Fa)
Communicating Agriculture to the Public (Sp, Su, Fa)
U.S. History and Government3
Choose from U.S. History and Government Core Courses
Mathematics3
Choose MATH Core Course
Sciences23-27
Select 4 or 8 hours:
Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab) (Su, Fa)
Or
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Select 8 hours:
Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
and Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab) (Sp, Fa)
and Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Or
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and Animal Physiology I (Fa)
and Animal Physiology II (Sp)
And take:
Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
and Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su)
Introduction to Biochemistry (Su, Fa)
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
and General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Physical Education (see course listing under PEAC or DEAC)2
Fine Arts and Humanities6
Choose from Fine Arts, Humanities Core Courses (one from category "a" and one from category "b")
Social Sciences9
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Family Relations (Sp, Fa)
Choose Social Science Core Course
GFNU Requirements35-37
Introduction to the Dietetic Profession (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Hospitality Management (Sp, Fa)
Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)
Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Principles of Foods (Sp, Fa)
and Principles of Foods Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Sports Nutrition (Sp)
Purchasing and Cost Control (Sp, Fa)
Human Nutrition (Sp)
Communication in Nutrition and Dietetics (Fa)
Menu, Layout & Food Preparation (Sp, Fa)
Food Systems Management (Fa)
Advanced Nutrition (Fa)
Life Cycle Nutrition (Fa)
Community Nutrition (Sp)
Electives21-33
Total Hours120

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation  B.S.H.E.S.,
General Foods and Nutrition Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan in Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation should go to the Eight-Semester Degree Policy in the Academic Regulations chapter for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
CHEM 1103 University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture) (Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1101L University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)3  
HESC 1501 Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)1  
NUTR 1201 Introduction to the Dietetic Profession (Sp, Fa)1  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (or higher level math)3  
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)  3
PEAC or DEAC  2
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
CHEM 1123 University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& CHEM 1121L University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  4
History Core Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
Choose from one of the following:2-4  
BIOL 2213 Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 2211L Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab) (Sp, Fa)
   
ANSC 3032 Animal Physiology I (Fa)
BIOL 2443 Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2441L Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
NUTR 2112 Principles of Foods (Sp, Fa)
& NUTR 2111L Principles of Foods Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
3  
Fine Arts/Humanities Core Elective3  
General Elective3  
HESC 2413 Family Relations (Sp, Fa)3  
Choose from following courses:  2-4
ANSC 3042 Animal Physiology II (Sp)
BIOL 2213 Human Physiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lecture) (Sp, Fa)
& BIOL 2211L Human Physiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2414 Lab) (Sp, Fa)
   
BIOL 2443 Human Anatomy (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2441L Human Anatomy Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2404 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
   
CHEM 2613 Organic Physiological Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lecture) (Sp, Su)
& CHEM 2611L Organic Physiological Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1224 Lab) (Sp, Su)
  4
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
NUTR 2203 Sports Nutrition (Sp)  3
Year Total: 16 14
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
HOSP 3653 Food Systems Management (Fa)3  
NUTR 3213 Communication in Nutrition and Dietetics (Fa)3  
Fine Arts/Humanities Core Elective3  
HOSP 2603 Purchasing and Cost Control (Sp, Fa)3  
CHEM 3813 Introduction to Biochemistry (Su, Fa)3  
Social Science Core Elective  3
NUTR 4243 Community Nutrition (Sp)  3
Select one of the following:  3
JOUR 3123 Feature Writing (Sp, Fa)
AGED 3143 Communicating Agriculture to the Public (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Elective  3
ENGL 3053 Technical and Report Writing (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2023) (Sp, Fa)
NUTR 3203 Human Nutrition (Sp)  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
BIOL 2013 General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture) (Sp, Su, Fa)
& BIOL 2011L General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab) (Sp, Su, Fa)
4  
General Elective3  
NUTR 4213 Advanced Nutrition (Fa)3  
NUTR 4223 Life Cycle Nutrition (Fa)3  
HOSP 3603 Menu, Layout & Food Preparation (Sp, Fa)3  
General Electives  8-14
Year Total: 16 14
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120

Hospitality Innovation Concentration (HOSP)

Students in the hospitality innovation concentration prepare themselves for managerial positions in the restaurant and hospitality industry. This dynamic curriculum provides students with skills in foods and business, as well as hospitality and restaurant management. Students have the opportunity to manage and operate a restaurant on campus. Students obtain hands-on experience by completing 500 hours of satisfactory, verifiable work experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry, usually completed during the summer and on part-time jobs during the school year. This work experience must be completed prior to graduation. A management internship, which allows students to acquire practical management experience and specialized knowledge from supervised work in a hotel, restaurant, or other hospitality-related business, is also part of this degree. Students in this program can complete a minor in business.

Hospitality Innovation  Concentration Requirements:

All HOSP students must maintain a minimum of a "C" average in all hospitality core required courses. State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:
(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)

Communications6-12
Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)
Communicating Agriculture to the Public (Sp, Su, Fa)
Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
U.S. History and Government3
Choose from U.S. History and Government Core courses
Mathematics and Computers6-7
College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
College Algebra with Review (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
Sciences8
Choose from University Core science courses
Fine Arts and Humanities6
Choose from Fine Arts, Humanities Core courses (choose one from category "a" and one from category "b"
Social Sciences9
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)
Family Relations (Sp, Fa)
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
HOSP Requirements35
Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)
Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)
Introduction to Hospitality Management (Sp, Fa)
Purchasing and Cost Control (Sp, Fa)
Hotel and Resort Operations Management (Sp, Fa)
Menu, Layout & Food Preparation (Sp, Fa)
Menu, Layout & Food Prep Lab (Sp, Fa)
Front Office Revenue Management (Sp)
Food Systems Management (Fa)
Hospitality Operations and Financial Analysis (Sp, Fa)
Meetings, Events and Convention Management (Fa)
Global Travel and Tourism Management (Sp)
Hospitality Management Internship (Sp, Su, Fa) 1
Additional Requirements15
Agribusiness Financial Records (Sp, Fa)
and Agribusiness Financial Records Lab (Sp, Fa)
Food and Agricultural Marketing (Sp, Fa)
Food Safety and Sanitation (Sp, Fa)
Agricultural and Human Environmental Sciences Applications of Microcomputers (Sp, Su, Fa)
Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency (Sp, Su, Fa)
The Legal Environment of Business (Sp, Su, Fa)
Additional Professional and Business courses9
From the departmental codes ACCT, AGEC, ECON, FDSC, FINN, ISYS, MGMT, MKTG, SCMT, OMGT, WCOB and HOSP. Recommended that student takes HESC/HOSP related courses.
General Electives 216-23
Total Hours120
1

Additional 3 hours credit may be earned if second experience is distinctly different from first internship. 

2

Recommend world language 6 hours.

Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation  B.S.H.E.S.,
Hospitality Innovation Concentration

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the degree plan in Human Nutrition and Hospitality Innovation should go to the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program.

First YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)3    
NUTR 1213 Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)3    
HOSP 1603 Introduction to Hospitality Management (Sp, Fa)3    
MATH 1203 College Algebra (Sp, Su, Fa) (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (or highter level math)
or MATH 1204 College Algebra with Review (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
3-4    
Science Core Elective4    
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa) (unless exempt)  3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3  
Fine Arts/Humanities Core Elective  3  
AGME 2903 Agricultural and Human Environmental Sciences Applications of Microcomputers (Sp, Su, Fa)
or ISYS 1123 Business Application Knowledge - Computer Competency (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3  
HESC 1501 Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa)  1  
Science Core Elective  4  
Year Total: 16 17  
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
PSYC 2003 General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or SOCI 2013 General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)
3    
FDSC 2503 Food Safety and Sanitation (Sp, Fa)3    
MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)3    
HOSP 2633 Hotel and Resort Operations Management (Sp, Fa)3    
General or Hospitality Electives  3-4  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)  3  
History or Government Core Elective  3  
HOSP 2603 Purchasing and Cost Control (Sp, Fa)  3  
Year Total: 12 13  
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
AGEC 2142 Agribusiness Financial Records (Sp, Fa)
& AGEC 2141L Agribusiness Financial Records Lab (Sp, Fa)
3    
AGED 3143 Communicating Agriculture to the Public (Sp, Su, Fa)3    
General or Hospitality Electives6    
HESC 2413 Family Relations (Sp, Fa)3    
HOSP 3603 Menu, Layout & Food Preparation (Sp, Fa)
& HOSP 3601L Menu, Layout & Food Prep Lab (Sp, Fa)
  4  
General or Hospitality Electives  7  
HOSP 3633 Front Office Revenue Management (Sp)  3  
Year Total: 15 14  
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpringSummer
AGEC 3303 Food and Agricultural Marketing (Sp, Fa)3    
HOSP 4653 Global Travel and Tourism Management (Sp)3    
HOSP 3653 Food Systems Management (Fa)3    
HOSP 4643 Meetings, Events and Convention Management (Fa)3    
General or Hospitality Electives3    
General or Hospitality Electives  6  
Fine Arts/Humanities Core Elective  3  
BLAW 2013 The Legal Environment of Business (Sp, Su, Fa)  3  
HOSP 4633 Hospitality Operations and Financial Analysis (Sp, Fa)  3  
HOSP 4693 Hospitality Management Internship (Sp, Su, Fa)    3
Year Total: 15 15 3
 
Total Units in Sequence:   120

Minor in General Foods and Nutrition (GFNU-M)

Required Courses12
Fundamentals of Nutrition (Sp, Fa)
Principles of Foods (Sp, Fa)
and Principles of Foods Laboratory (Sp, Fa)
Human Nutrition (Sp)
Advanced Nutrition (Fa)
Select two of the following:6
Sports Nutrition (Sp)
Life Cycle Nutrition (Fa)
Community Nutrition (Sp)
Total Hours18

Courses

HESC 1403. Life Span Development (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A broad overview of the physical, psychological, and social development of the individual from conception until death. Emphasis is on individual development in a family context. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 1403H. Honors Life Span Development (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

A broad overview of the physical, psychological, and social development of the individual from conception until death. Emphasis is on individual development in a family context. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 1423. Observation and Foundations for Teaching Young Children (Fa). 3 Hours.

Designed to acquaint students with the historical importance of early childhood education, the recognized standards for practice, the variety of program models, and career opportunities available. Emphasis will be placed on theories, evidence-based practice, ethics, diversity, and professional preparation for this knowledge-based, skill-driven field. Students will also obtain knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to the care and education of young children.

HESC 1501. Issues and Trends in Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

History of human environmental sciences and breadth of its professional opportunities. Prerequisite: AMPD, HESC, HOSP, NUTR, HDFS majors only or departmental consent.

HESC 2401L. Infant and Toddler Development Laboratory (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

Introduction to infant and toddler development. Focus on observation and applied experience with children 0-3 documenting cognitive, emotional, language, physical, and social development, and demonstrating developmentally appropriate practice. Corequisite: HESC 2403. Prerequisite: HESC or HDFS majors or HDFS minors, or departmental consent.

HESC 2403. Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Infant and toddler development from conception through toddlerhood with emphasis on physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive domains. Theoretical and research-based information will be applied to developmentally appropriate practice. Historical and future perspectives will be explored as will the expanding opportunities for professional work with infants and toddlers. Observations in care centers will be assigned. Corequisite: HESC 2401L. Prerequisite: HDFSBS Majors and HDFS-M, CATEBS-FCSE Majors, or by instructor consent.

HESC 2413. Family Relations (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Courtship, marriage, and parenthood in the United States, with attention to cultural and psychological factors which affect relations among family members. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 2413H. Honors Family Relations (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Courtship, marriage, and parenthood in the United States, with attention to cultural and psychological factors which affect relations among family members. Lecture 3 hours per week.

This course is equivalent to HESC 2413.

HESC 2433. Child Development (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Theory, research, and application in physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of the child, studied in the biocultural context. Begins with prenatal development and continues through adolescence, with special emphasis on early and middle childhood. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003.

HESC 2443. The Hospitalized Child: Child Life Programming (Sp). 3 Hours.

Introduces child life programming in health care settings. Topics include: roles and expectations of a Child Life Specialist, importance of play, coping techniques, family advocacy, administration and professionalism. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 2471L. Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa). 1 Hour.

Introduction to the guidance system. Focus on discipline techniques that are positive and age/stage appropriate for children ages 3-8. Corequisite: HESC 2473. Prerequisite: HESC 2433.

HESC 2473. Child Guidance (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Introduction to the guidance system. Focus on discipline techniques that are positive and age/stage appropriate for children ages 3-8. Lecture 3 hours per week plus 1 hour demonstration. Corequisite: HESC 2471L. Prerequisite: HESC 2433.

HESC 2483. Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Economic considerations of the family in a rapidly changing society. Family finance and consumer problems are emphasized.

HESC 255V. Special Topics (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of specific topics in the specializations of human environmental sciences. May be repeated for degree credit.

HESC 2603. Rural Sociology (Sp). 3 Hours.

Meaning of sociology and sociological concepts with reference to rural society; interdependence of rural and urban population in ecological areas; institutions; social change and adjustment.

This course is cross-listed with HESC 2603H.

HESC 2603H. Rural Sociology (Sp). 3 Hours.

Meaning of sociology and sociological concepts with reference to rural society; interdependence of rural and urban population in ecological areas; institutions; social change and adjustment. Prerequisite: Honors standing.

This course is cross-listed with HESC 2603.

HESC 3423. Adolescent Development (Odd years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Physiological and psychological development of the older child and youth, from pre-adolescence to adulthood. Theories of adolescent development. Cross-cultural studies. Peer group influences. Some attention to pathological behaviors. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003.

HESC 3443. Families in Crisis (Fa). 3 Hours.

An interdisciplinary perspective on internal and external crises faced by contemporary families, including substance abuse, natural disasters and other crisis events. Students will explore the family processes during such experiences and develop strategies for stress management, coping, and recovery. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC 3453. Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa). 3 Hours.

Focus is on influence of parenting and family dynamics on individual development, especially factors in family life which contribute to normal psychological development. Topics include family values, the psychology of sex and pregnancy, the transition to parenthood, childbearing techniques, family influences on cognitive and social development, and changes in family relationships during the life cycle. Prerequisite: HDFS majors or HDFS minors only and HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003 and COMM 1313.

HESC 400V. Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa). 1-6 Hour.

May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HESC 4233. Childhood Obesity: Context and Preventions (Su). 3 Hours.

A multidisciplinary course that focuses on the context and prevention of childhood obesity. Directed readings and discussion will center on an ecological approach: identifying the problem(s) and behavioral and environmental factors and their interactions, as well as predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors, and action plan(s). The issue is addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective, including economics, marketing, child development, nutrition, and health behavior.

HESC 4233H. Honors Childhood Obesity: Context and Preventions (Su). 3 Hours.

A multidisciplinary course that focuses on the context and prevention of childhood obesity. Directed readings and discussion will center on an ecological approach: identifying the problem(s) and behavioral and environmental factors and their interactions, as well as predisposing, enabling, and reinforcing factors, and action plan(s). The issue is addressed from a multidisciplinary perspective, including economics, marketing, child development, nutrition, and health behavior.

This course is equivalent to HESC 4233.

HESC 4313. Building Family and Community Relationships (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course will help students interested in early childhood to value the role parents play in schools and the role schools play in a community. Various models of parent involvement will be explored. Students will plan a school-community collaborative which values diverse cultures. Prerequisite: HDFS majors or HDFS minors, or instructor consent.

HESC 4332. Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years (Sp). 2 Hours.

The course will introduce students to curriculum planning and assessment in programs serving children from birth to three years of age. Emphasis will be on responsive relationships and curriculum focused on routines and activities. Corequisite: HESC 4332L. Prerequisite: HESC 2403 and HESC 2401L.

HESC 4332L. Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years Laboratory (Sp). 2 Hours.

Laboratory. Corequisite: HESC 4332.

HESC 4342. Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa). 2 Hours.

Students will plan curriculum and assessment for children three years of age through kindergarten. Emphasis will be on professionalism, philosophy and a code of ethics. Students will interact with young children and facilitate learning and assessment experiences in a program for young children. Corequisite: HESC 4342L. Prerequisite: HESC 2473 and HESC 2471L.

HESC 4342L. Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa). 2 Hours.

Laboratory. Corequisite: HESC 4342.

HESC 4373. Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Programs (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course provides the student with interactive and observational experiences with young children in community-based early childhood programs. Prerequisite: HESC 4332, HESC 4332L, HESC 4342, and HESC 4342L.

HESC 4383. Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Program II (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course provides students with advanced interactive and observational experiences with young children in community-based early childhood programs.Prerequisite: HESC 4332 and HESC 4332L and HESC 4342 and HESC 4342L.

HESC 4413. Infancy: Brain, Learning and Social Cognition (Even years, Sp). 3 Hours.

Investigation into how brain mechanisms interact with experience to provide the basis for learning and social cognition. Topics include face perception, motor cognition, imitation, joint attention and shared experience, empathy and altruism, theory of mind, social and moral cognition, language, memory, number, geometry and navigation, object representation, and executive function.Prerequisite: HESC 2433 or PSYC 3093.

HESC 4423. Adult Development (Fa). 3 Hours.

Examine individual development beginning with the transition adulthood through middle age; approximate age ranges are 18-60 years. Content focuses on physical, cognitive, psychological, and social changes that occur throughout this period of the life span. The impact of love, work, and family on men's and women's movement through the transitions that comprise adulthood are emphasized. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003 and junior standing.

HESC 4443. Gerontology (Sp). 3 Hours.

Physiological and psychological development of the aging individual, extended family relations, service networks for the elderly, and retirement activities. Some attention to housing and care needs of persons in advanced years. Lecture 3 hours per week. Seminar. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or (HESC 2413 or PSYC 2003 or SCWK 2133) and junior standing.

This course is cross-listed with GERO 4443.

HESC 4463. Administration and Leadership in the Helping Professions (Fa). 3 Hours.

Planning, developing, operating, and evaluating programs in the helping professions, including child care and family-related agencies. Emphasis will be on administrators' roles as leaders in organizations. Topics include facilities, budget, staff development, and policy manuals. Prerequisite: HESC or HDFS majors or HDFS minors, or departmental consent.

HESC 4473. Multicultural Families (Fa). 3 Hours.

The course provides students with opportunities to gain awareness of their own cultures and families, reflect on families from a diverse array of cultures, and develop critical thinking skills needed to effectively engage with people and families from cultures different than their own. Prerequisite: HESC 2413.

HESC 4483. Internship in Human Development and Family Studies (Sp, Su, Fa). 3 Hours.

The internship experience provides practical experience for students in settings that are designed to serve the needs of individuals and/or families across the life span. Students must work a minimum of 60 hours per credit hour in the setting. Must be taken no sooner than the summer following completion of junior year. May be taken for an additional 3 hours of elective credit if second experience is distinctly different from first internship. Prerequisite: GPA Greater or Equal to 2.75. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HESC 4493. Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (Fa). 3 Hours.

Public policy advocacy as related to children and family issues. Strategies for advocacy will be emphasized. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 2603 or SOCI 2013.

HESC 455V. Special Topics (Irregular). 1-6 Hour.

Topics not covered in other courses, a focused study of specific topics in the students' areas of concentration. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HESC 4603. Environmental Sociology (Sp). 3 Hours.

The course provides a social perspective on environmental issues. It examines the linkage between society, ecological systems and the physical environment. It provides conceptual framework(s) for analyzing environmental issues, considers the role of humans in environmental issues, and enhances understanding the complexity of the relationship between societal organization and environmental change.

This course is cross-listed with SOCI 4603, SUST 4603.

HESC 4763. Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development and Family Sciences I (Fa). 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to analytical approaches to research in human environmental sciences and will examine the principles and practices underlying the development of knowledge in the field. Emphases in this course will be on conducting and evaluating research relevant to human development and family science majors. Students will become critical consumers of research and develop basic skills to design and interpret their own studies. Prerequisite: HDFS major.

HESC 4773. Analytical Approaches to Research in Human Development & Family Sciences II (Sp). 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to analytical approaches to research in human development and family sciences and will examine the principles and practices underlying the development of knowledge in the field. Emphases in this course will be on conducting and evaluating data analyses relevant to human environmental sciences majors. Students will become critical consumers of data and develop basic skills to analyze and interpret their own data. Prerequisite: HDFS major and HESC 4763.