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  • Family, Youth and Community Sciences

    This major takes an interdisciplinary approach to the applied social sciences and prepares students for a career in professions that strengthen families, children, youth and communities. Students' knowledge and skills will be developed through foundation courses in sociology, psychology and economics; through advanced courses in family, youth and community development; and through specialized courses in prevention and intervention. Students will be able to evaluate strategies, integrate knowledge of ethical standards and use professional skills for handling contemporary problems.

    Family, Youth and Community Sciences major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Pass an exam on fundamental concepts given as part of FYC 4931.
    • Achieve minimum grades of C in AEC 3030C and AEC 3033C. These courses are graded using rubrics developed by a faculty committee.
    • Complete a final project in FYC 4931, including a written report and oral presentation.
    • Complete the practicum course FYC 4941 with performance evaluations completed by agency supervisors.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Apply the guiding framework of human ecology and other related theories to contribute to positive outcomes for diverse families, youth and communities at home and abroad.
    2. Apply strategies for prevention and intervention in contemporary family, youth and community problems and issues.
    3. Apply current research findings relevant to families, youth and communities.
    4. Integrate professional skills, ethical standards and knowledge needed to participate in and to provide leadership in civic and professional life.
    5. Create, interpret and analyze written text, oral messages and multimedia presentations used in agricultural and life sciences and in family, youth and community sciences
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5
    AEC 3030C         I
    AEC 3033C         I
    FYC 3001 I I I    
    FYC 3101 or SYG 2403 I R I   R
    FYC 3112 R R R   A
    FYC 3201 I I I   R
    FYC 3401 I I I   R
    FYC 4126 R R
    FYC 4212 R R R   A
    FYC 4622   A R   R
    FYC 4801 R   A R  
    FYC 4931 A        
    FYC 4941       A R
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    Assessment Types

    • Group project
    • Research project
    • Exams
    • Papers
    • Student practicum
    • Self-assessment
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