HES - Human Environmental Sci (HES)

HES 562. Family and Consumer and Sciences in the School and Community. (3 Credits)

The relationship of family and consumer sciences to the school and community, including the underlying philosophies and objectives of teaching family and consumer sciences; development and organization of family and consumer sciences, with emphasis on the Alabama program, exploration and development of materials and methods for implementing the family and consumer sciences program. Prerequisite: ABI/FBI background clearance.

HES 570. Infants and Toddlers. (3 Credits)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of infant and toddler (i.e., birth to 36 months) childcare. Specifically, students will examine appropriate childcare practices based on a developmental perspective of education. Topics include a discussion of infants' and toddlers' physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development; appropriate care and routines of infants and toddlers; building relationships with infants and toddlers; guiding the behaviors of infants and toddlers; effective communication with families and colleagues; responsive and culturally sensitive caregiving techniques; and the design of an infant/toddler program. Activities and assignments completed in this course contribute to the achievement of the CIEP Family and Consumer Sciences competencies (Standard 7: Education, Early Childhood Education and Services).

HES 606. Interior Design Seminar. (3 Credits)

The complex interaction and impact of the built environment on human behavior is examined through the context of social, behavioral, cultural and environmental variables. Emphasis on creating small-scale environments based on the interaction of the individual with the environment. This course employs readings, lectures and discussion to stimulate and refine critical thinking and practical design problem-solving abilities. Activities and assignments completed in this course contribute to the achievement of the CIEP Family and Consumer Sciences competencies (Standard 6: Housing, Interiors and Furnishings), as well as CIDA standards.

HES 679. Continued Enrollment. (1-3 Credits)

HES 779. Continued Enrollment. (1-3 Credits)