Offered by Department of Family Studies and Interior Design
College of Business and Technology

FSID Courses

FSID 109 - Introduction to Design - 3 hours
Prereq: none
An introduction to the field of design with an emphasis on design thinking and problem solving. (Course fee $25.00)
FSID 110GS - Introduction to Nutrition - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Scientific basis of nutrition, nutrients and their functions, sources of deficiency diseases requirements and basic interrelationships of nutrients. Nutrition throughout the life cycle.
FSID 120 - Foundation Studio I - 3 hours
Prereq: Must be taken concurrently with FSID 125
Introduces foundational methods for organizing abstract relationships in both 2D and 3D contexts.
FSID 125 - Design Drawing - 3 hours
Prereq: Must be taken concurrently with FSID 120
An introduction to perceptual drawing and visual thinking.
FSID 150 - Lifespan Development and the Family - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course is designed to facilitate an initial, critical understanding of human development. Various aspects, themes, and influences of development are examined across the lifespan, with particular emphasis placed on the familial, cultural, cognitive, theoretical and physical aspects of the ever developing human.
FSID 151GS - Human Sexual Behavior - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A course designed to help the individual to understand himself as a whole person so that he relates to others in a healthy, constructive and meaningful manner. Evaluation of one's own values in relation to life-style and the value structure of society.
FSID 160GS - Personal Money Management - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Fundamentals of personal finance: budgeting, banking, life insurance, accident, health, and casualty insurance, investments, taxes, and social security. F, Sp.
FSID 188GS - General Studies Portal - 3 hours
Prereq: freshman or sophomore standing
Students analyze critical issues confronting individuals and society in a global context as they pertain to the discipline in which the Portal course is taught. The Portal is intended to help students succeed in their university education by being mentored in process of thinking critically about important ideas and articulating their own conclusions. Students may take the Portal in any discipline, irrespective of their major or minor. Satisfies the General Studies Portal course requirement. Students may take their Portal course in any discipline. Students who transfer 24 or more hours of General Studies credit to UNK are exempt from taking a portal course.
FSID 206 - Foundation Studio II - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 120 and must be taken concurrently with FSID 260
Advanced foundational methods for organizing abstract relationships in both 2D and 3D contexts. (Course fee $40.00)
FSID 207 - History of Design I - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 120
A survey of design as it pertains to architecture, interiors, furniture, and product from antiquity through 1900. In addition; a contextualization via seminal theory and modern application.
FSID 209 - History of Design II - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 207
A survey of design as it pertains to architecture, interiors, furniture, and product from 1900 to present. In addition; to a contextualization via theory and modern application.
FSID 210 - Design Studio I - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 260
Introduction to the design process with an emphasis on design problem solving and the application of design principles to interior environments and products. (Course fee $40.00)
FSID 250 - Infant Development - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of growth and development, principles of guidance, and care of children from conception through two years of age including changing concepts affecting parenthood.
FSID 251 - The Developing Child 0-8 - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The course is designed to facilitate an in depth study of developmental processes from conception to age eight. Readings, lectures, and class discussions will provide students with a fundamental understanding of particular developmental stages using a multi-theoretical framework.
FSID 253 - Child and Adolescent Development - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A study of the growth, maturational and developmental characteristics of children from early childhood through adolescence. Principles, examples and practical issues involved in the guidance of children through childhood through adolescence as they traverse various stages of psycho-social, cognitive and physical development. (Studio fee $7.00)
FSID 260 - Foundation Technology for Design - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 120 and FSID 125 and must be taken concurrently with FSID 206
Foundational design visualization and fabrication technologies and processes. (Studio fee $20.00)
FSID 265 - Design Technology I - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 206* , FSID 260* ; Must be concurrently enrolled in FSID 210
Intermediate design visualization and fabrication technologies relevant to design problem solving. (Course fee $30.00)
FSID 275 - Interior Staging and Trends - 1-3 hours
Prereq: none
Aspects of interior decoration as it pertains to the homeowner, real-estate industry, and interior design student. This course will discuss the placement of furnishings, how to create a focal point, decorating suggestions, using the items that you already own and other basic information needed to properly stage a home for sale.
FSID 280 - Field Experience: Diversity in the Profession - 2 hours
Prereq: none
The experience provides the student with an introduction to the diverse work world of Family Studies. It is designed to help the student to focus on a particular area in career preparation.
FSID 302 - Parent Education - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The purpose of this course is to give students and understanding of parenting and the parent-child relationship from a theoretically-guided and research based perspective. Students also will gain a better understanding of the basic principles relating to the process of creating parent education materials and facilitating parent education programs. This course is designed to give students a base upon which to work with parents and to further develop parent education skills by applying and practicing concepts related to parenting and parent education.
FSID 305 - Residential Kitchen and Bath Design - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 206* and FSID 260*
The study and application of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's Guidelines of Planning Standards and Safety Criteria for residential kitchens and bathrooms including Universal Design concepts. Includes the study and selection of kitchen and bath materials, equipment, and cabinetry. Computer aided Kitchen and Bath design software is introduced.
FSID 306 - Lighting in Interior and Product Design - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 210* and FSID 265*
The study of the theory and application of electric light sources in interior and product design. Includes a study of light and color theories, and the selection, evaluation, and design of lighting solutions. (Course fee $40.00).
FSID 307 - Furniture, Finishes, Materials and Components of Interior Architecture - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 206* and FSID 260*
Study of selection, care, and use of furniture, finishes, materials, and components of residential and contract interior architecture to solve design problems. Includes environmental, economic, and universal design concerns, testing standards, and cost estimating. Computer spreadsheet software is used.
FSID 308 - Comparative Studies in Housing and Families - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Housing requirements of today's families, housing laws, the housing industry and home ownership.
FSID 310 - Design Studio II - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 210* Must be taken concurrently with FSID 320*
Intermediate design problem-solving related to environment-behavior, spatial, and organizational theories. (Studio fee $40.00).
FSID 312 - Housing Interiors for Special Needs Populations - 1-3 hours
Prereq: FSID 305*
Principles and elements of interior design as it applies to special needs populations with emphasis on the elderly, handicapped and ADA regulations.
FSID 313 - Renovation and Restoration of Interiors - 3 hours
Prereq: ITEC 122
Principles and elements of design for renovation of existing residential structures for better utilization of existing space and/or plan for additional space based on requirements of restoration and preservation of furnishings of historically significant interiors.
FSID 318 - Design Studio III - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 310*
Application of design problem-solving in a global context in order to understand the role of design as it examines culture and universality within large problems. (Studio fee $40.00)
FSID 320 - Design Technology II - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 210* and FSID 265*; Must be taken concurrently with FSID 310*
Advanced design visualization and fabrication technologies relevant to design problem solving. (Course fee $40.00).
FSID 325 - Design Technology Applications - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 310* and FSID 320*; Must be taken concurrently with FSID 316*
Application of design visualization and fabrication techniques through research, design, prototype construction, evaluation, and redesign.
FSID 340 - Family Life Education - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The purpose of this course is to give students an understanding of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education methodology. By the end of the course, students will have the ability to develop, facilitate, locate, and evaluate family life education programs. It is recommended that students take FSID 302: Parent Education before taking this course.
FSID 351GS - Marriage and Family Relationships - 3 hours
Prereq: none
A course designed to help the individual develop some very personal insight and a sensitive awareness about the feelings and meanings of relationships in love, marriage and family relationships.
FSID 362 - Families and Social Policy - 3 hours
Prereq: none
The Study of social policy and its impact on families.
FSID 380 - Advanced Nutrition - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 110GS
The study of the cell and its nourishment, the metabolism of macronutrients, the regulatory nutrients, the impact of nutrients on homeostasis in body, and the design and interpretation of nutrition research.
FSID 395 - Individual Studies in FSID - 1-3 hours
Prereq: approval of department
Independent study of Family Studies and Interior Design to meet the needs of the student. For majors only.
FSID 402 - Research and Analysis in Family Studies - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 150 and junior standing OR permission
Analysis of major studies and current literature.
FSID 403 - Design Studio IV - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 318*; Must be taken concurrently with FSID 405*
Advanced design problem-solving in the context of complex commercial and residential environments. (Studio fee $40.00)
FSID 404 - Family Studies Ethical and Professional Practice - 3 hours
Prereq: junior or senior standing
Research/grant acquisition, fundraising fundamentals and career preparation.
FSID 405 - Design Research Methods - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 318*
The study of research for design problem solving including theory, methods, and contexts. Students will develop a research thesis that will direct their final senior project. (Course fee $25.00)
FSID 406 - Family Resource Management - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Theory and experiences in management dealing with the problems of individual and family living.
FSID 407 - Design Senior Project - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 403* and FSID 405*
Self-directed design thesis project based on research and review. The student will develop unique and applicable design solutions with clear research methodology and theoretical groundings. (Studio fee $50.00)
FSID 430 - Grantwriting and Fundraising for Human Service Programs - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of grantwriting and fundraising including the principles of marketing used to identify need, locating funding sources, using persuasive technical writing to create a grant proposal and a fundraising plan, and preparing necessary budgets for allocation of resources available. The course includes hands-on experience in preparing a grant proposal and in creating effective fundraising campaigns.
FSID 440 - Experiential Design Projects - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 305* and FSID 316* and FSID 446
This class will provide an opportunity to engage in live, local and regional projects. Students will interface with home owners, end users, contractors, builders, developers, real-estate agents and other local professionals as they navigate and follow projects from start to finish.
FSID 446 - Professional Practice for Design - 2 hours
Prereq: FSID 310* and FSID 320*
Study of ethics and principles of design professional practice and the management of design projects. Includes Final Portfolio Review.
FSID 450 - The Aging Adult - 3 hours
Prereq: none
This course examines the various aspects of aging including the physical, psychological, and social issues of elders. These aspects of aging are examined from individual, cohort, family and global perspectives. Students explore and examine aging issues through the use of formal research, personal interviews, site visits, and agency presentations.
FSID 465 - Advanced Study of Sexual Behaviors - 3 hours
Prereq: junior or senior standing
An in-depth survey of human sexual behavior from psychological, sociological, biological, ethological, historical, and economic perspectives.
FSID 475 - Internship - 1-9 hours
Prereq: none
Internship is defined as a set of variable experiences, inter- or intra-institutions to include clinical or work-related experiences. The purpose of this course is to provide experiences in the various areas of Family Studies and Interior Design. It provides students with opportunities for broader experience and enables them to develop competencies which meet requirements of professional accrediting agencies.
FSID 476 - Child and Family Home Visitation - 3 hours
Prereq: either FSID 253 OR FSID 251 and FSID 351GS
This course focuses on issues relevant to professionals engaged in home visits with families parenting infants and young children. The course is designed to enhance the skill set required to effectively work with diverse children and their families. Family empowerment and advocacy skills will be enhanced.
FSID 481 - Cross-Cultural Family Patterns - 3 hours
Prereq: none
Comparative research of familial behavior and structural patterns of various cultures. Analysis and evaluation of the impact of differing cultures on societal and family interactions.
FSID 486 - Families in Crisis - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 351GS and junior standing OR permission
This course enables Family Studies and other service and social support-oriented students to understand the trauma and recovery process associated with normative and catastrophic family crisis.
FSID 490 - Special Problems in Family Studies and Interior Design - 3 hours
Prereq: none
For Family Studies and Interior Design professionals who wish to update their understanding of accepted educational procedures and practices.
FSID 492 - Advanced Developmental Theory - 3 hours
Prereq: senior standing
Seminal as well as current developmental theories will be examined in depth. Particular emphasis will be placed on the most influential theories and their relevance to infant, child, and adolescent development. Prior completion of FSID 150, FSID 250, and FSID 253 is highly recommended.
FSID 495 - Special Problems in Nutrition - 3 hours
Prereq: FSID 110GS
The study of nutrition issues/challenges facing our nation and world today, with a focus on controversial topics and the research supporting both sides of each argument.

* This course is the immediate prerequisite. Other preparation is required prior to this immediate prerequisite.

7 Apr 2016

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