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  • Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    FYCSLS
    FYC 3001 Principles of Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 30 credits or more.
    Introduces the study and practice of family, youth and community sciences. Presents analytic concepts used in the study of family, youth and community sciences. Emphasizes the vulnerabilities and needs of U.S. children, youth, families and communities, and describes human services that maximize human potential and minimize personal and societal costs. Introduces the roles and skills of the human service professional. (S)
    FYC 3005 Introduction to Personal and Family Financial Planning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: Sophomore standing.
    Management of personal and family financial resources throughout the life span. A study of individual and family finances as related to planning, credit, saving, investment, insurance, taxes, housing costs, transportation costs, retirement, and estate planning.
    FYC 3101 Parenting and Family Development
    Credits: 3; Prereq or Coreq: FYC 3001.
    Introduces the challenges and changes associated with parenthood. Includes strategies, skills and resources for understanding parenting. Also addresses diverse family types and parenting risks.
    FYC 3112 Contemporary Family Problems and Interventions
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001, SYG 2430 or FYC 3101, and SYG 2000, all with minimum grades of C; FYC majors only.
    The major social and family problems contemporary families face, including poverty, violence and care of dependent elders. Emphasizes family strengths and resiliency as well as social programs that help families withstand and overcome difficulties. Emphasizes the role of society, race and gender in constructing family problems.
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    FYC 3115 Human Services
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000 or PSY 2012, and junior or senior standing.
    In-depth look at human services that assist children and families, with focus on income support, child protection, adoption and family support programs offered through human services agencies. Emphasizes professional development of helping skills for working directly with children and families.
    FYC 3201 Foundations of Youth Development
    Credits: 3; Prereq or Coreq: FYC 3001.
    Introduces youth development principles utilizing an ecological framework, including major theories relevant to domains of development. Then, major physical, cognitive, social and emotional changes experienced by youth in middle childhood through adolescence are explored. Application of youth development principles in context of family, school and community are also emphasized.
    FYC 3401 Introduction to Social and Economic Perspectives on the Community
    Credits: 3; Prereq or Coreq: FYC 3001.
    Introduces the study of community in American society. Addresses the theoretical underpinnings of the concept of community and explores changes that have affected urban and rural communities. (S)
    FYC 3521 Community Food Systems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior standing.
    Examines theory and practice in food and agriculture from a social science perspective within the context of sustainable community food systems.
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    FYC 4003 Personal and Family Financial Counseling
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3005.
    Examines family economics and resource management issues and impact on the well-being of family across the major transitions of the family life-cycle. The complex process of financial decision-making and the role of the financial counselor are addressed.
    FYC 4004 Personal and Family Tax Planning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 4003 or ACG 2021, and STA 2023 and (AEB 2014 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023).
    Principles, current law and practice of income taxation and its impact on financial planning for individuals, couples and families in their roles as investors, employees and business owners.
    FYC 4007 Personal and Family Insurance Planning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 4003 or ACG 2021, and STA 2023 and (AEB 2014 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023).
    Introduces risk management and insurance decisions in personal and family financial planning. Topics include insurance for life, health, disability, property and liability risks, as well as annuities, group insurance and long term care.
    FYC 4102 Personal and Family Retirement and Estate Planning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 4003 or ACG 2021, and STA 2023 and (AEB 2014 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023).
    Provides knowledge of public and private retirement plans, including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, defined benefit, defined contribution plans and their regulatory provisions. Estate planning focuses on the efficient conservation and transfer of wealth through trusts, wills, probate and charitable giving consistent with the client's goals.
    FYC 4114 Ethical Issues in Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 3; Prereq: upper-level undergraduates.
    Ethics and ethical decision-making by professionals working individuals and their families is addressed. Emphasizes ethical issues related to family relationships and family life.
    FYC 4126 Urban and Rural America in Transition
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000, FYC 3001 and FYC 3401 with minimum grades of C; FYC majors only.
    Communities in America are being confronted with a number of significant changes. Such shifts are not felt in the same manner across various regions or communities in the U.S. Explore current and emerging issues that have differential consequences for urban and rural areas in this country.
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    FYC 4202 Youth and Family Relations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001.
    Youth within the family system. Reviews basic theory and research on youth development and how it is intertwined with family development, family processes and extended family systems. Students also work with youth and their families.
    FYC 4212 Contemporary Youth Problems and Solutions
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001, FYC 3201 and SYG 2000 with minimum grades of C; FYC majors only.
    Youth development and its ecology, emphasizing the challenges and issues facing adolescents/ youth, and the creation of communities that foster positive youth development and resiliency. Includes theoretical, methodological, empirical and practical issues regarding youth development issues and solutions. Also examines the ecology of youth development, focusing on the dynamics of interactions and reciprocal relationships between youth and various systems of the environment.
    FYC 4408 Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing, or instructor permission.
    Examines the challenges for nonprofit leaders, incorporating leadership theories as they apply to these organizations. Equips students with the leadership skills needed to lead nonprofit organizations.
    FYC 4409 Working with Nonprofit Organizations in Community Settings
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing.
    Overview of nonprofit organizations, their functions and purpose, how they are organized and operate, and the basic structure of an incorporated nonprofit.
    FYC 4410 Fund Raising for Community Nonprofit Organizations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 4409.
    Contemporary fund raising practices in the nonprofit sector applied to community organizations.
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    FYC 4426 Risk Management in Nonprofit Organizations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 4409.
    Foundation in the theory, principles and techniques associated with risk management. Topics include the nature and purpose of risk management; the general risk management exposures facing nonprofit organizations; and risk financing strategies for nonprofits.
    FYC 4427 Non-Governmental Organizations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing.
    Explores the nature, role, operations and impacts of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) across the globe. Provides a foundation in understanding NGOs within the geographical, social, political and economic realities under which they operate. Lectures, reading assignments, student presentations and a group project are designed for a better understanding of NGO operations.
    FYC 4428 Human Resource Management for Nonprofits
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing.
    Presents the various HRM activities such as recruitment, testing, selection, performance management, labor relations, volunteer management, compensation and training, for more effective management. Experiential exercises are used to simulate personnel/HRM tasks and issues that managers face in nonprofit organizations, such as conflict and leadership.
    FYC 4503 Methods of Family Life Education
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3101, FYC 3201 or SYG 2430.
    Educational techniques for family life educators and human science providers who help individuals and families address key issues of development and human relationships at each stage of the life cycle.
    FYC 4622 Planning and Evaluating Family, Youth and Community Science Programs
    Credits: 3.
    Basic philosophy, theory and process of planning and evaluating family, youth and community programs.
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    FYC 4660 Family Policy
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3101 or SYG 2430.
    Understanding how professionals can influence family policy and the impact of government policies on families.
    FYC 4801 Applied Social Research Methods
    Credits: 4; Prereq: FYC 3001 with minimum grade of C or STA 2023.
    Understand and apply the principles of social science research methods. Learn a variety of research methods and have hands-on experience with data collection and analysis.
    FYC 4900 Supervised Extension Experience in Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic extension experiences in agricultural and life sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. (S-U)
    FYC 4905 Individual Study in Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 1 to 3.
    Selected topics and problems related to family, youth and community sciences and the student's specific area of interest.
    FYC 4911 Supervised Research in Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic research in family, youth and community sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
    FYC 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
    Independent research in family, youth and community sciences leading to an honors thesis. Students are mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
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    FYC 4930 Personal and Family Financial Planning Capstone
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 4004, FYC 4007 and FYC 4102.
    Critical thinking and decision making about personal and family financial management in the context of the financial planning process. Analyze and prioritize goals and make recommendations for a client in household accounting, taxes, investments, risk management, retirement planning and estate planning.
    FYC 4931 Family, Youth, and Community Sciences Professional Development
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001, FYC 3101 or SYG 2430, FYC 3201 and FYC 3401.
    Provides a professional development experience for students in FYCS including: search for employment during their final semesters of undergraduate study and information regarding graduate education and research possibilities. Emphasis is placed on career placement, graduate education, practicum readiness, professional business etiquette and elements for a successful transition to the workforce.
    FYC 4932 Special Topics in Family, Youth, and Community Science
    Credits: 1-3; can be repeated up to 6 credits; Prereq: Sophomore standing.
    Special topics in Family, Youth, and Community Science.
    FYC 4941 Practicum in Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001, FYC 3101 or SYG 2430, and FYC 3201 and FYC 3401, all with minimum grades of C.
    Work experience in a human/community services agency and a professional seminar to discuss student progress, workplace experiences and issues, and critical topics in professional development. (S-U)
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    SLS 4941 Internship for Nonprofits
    Credits: 1 to 4. Prereq: FYC 3001 or EDF 3110 and FYC 4409 or EDA 4930
    Capstone internship experience for students in the organizational leadership for nonprofits minor. Because the minor is a competency-based program, students are better able to develop competencies through the internship experience. The work experience also provides opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real-world situations and it helps to identify potential organizations for future employment.
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