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  • Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    FYC 2005 Intro to Family Resource Management
    Credits: 3.
    Provides a basic understanding of the functioning of financial markets, the regulatory environment, relevant economic theories and financial policies, their logic and impact on consumers. Topics on cash, credit, wealth and risk management are real-life, activity-based to help students learn prudent habits for personal and family financial management.
    FYC 3001 Principles of Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 30 hours or more.
    An introduction to 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 students to the roles and skills of the human service professional. (S)
    FYC 3101 Parenting and Family Development
    Credits: 3; Prereq or Coreq: FYC 3001.
    Acquaints students with challenges and changes associated with parenthood. Includes strategies, skills and resources for understanding parenting. Diverse family types and parenting risks will also be addressed.
    FYC 3112 Contemporary Family Problems and Interventions
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001, SYG 2430 or FYC 3101 and SYG 2000, with C or better grade, FYC majors only.
    Focuses on the major social and family problems contemporary families face, including poverty, violence, and care of dependent elders. An emphasis is placed on 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.
    FYC 3115 Human Services
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing and SYG 2000 or PSY 2012.
    An in-depth look at human services that assist children and families. The focus is on income support, child protection, adoption and family support programs offered through human services agencies. The course emphasizes the development of professional development helping skills for working directly with children and families.
    FYC 3201 Foundations of Youth Development
    Credits: 3; Prereq or Coreq: FYC 3001.
    This course provides an introduction to youth development principles utilizing an ecological framework. Major theories relevant to domains of development are introduced. 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 emphasized throughout the course.
    FYC 3401 Introduction to Social and Economic Perspectives on the Community
    Credits: 3; Prereq or Coreq: FYC 3001.
    An introduction to 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 4003 Family Financial Management
    Credits: 3.
    This course provides an overview of family financial management including an introduction to time value of money, financial goals based on family values, budgeting, credit, insurance, investments, estate planning, taxes and transfer of assets.
    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, STA 2023, AEB 2014 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023.
    Introduces students to 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, STA 2023, AEB 2014 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023.
    Provides individuals with knowledge of both public and private retirement plans including Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, defined benefit, defined contribution plans and their regulatory provisions. Estate planning aspects focus 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: advanced undergrads.
    Ethics and ethical decision-making by professionals working individuals and their families is addressed in this course. Ethical issues related to family relationships and family life is emphasized.
    FYC 4126 Urban and Rural America in Transition
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SYG 2000, FYC 3001, FYC 3401 with C or better grade, 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. This course explores some of the current and emerging issues having differential consequences for urban and rural areas in this country
    FYC 4202 Youth and Family Relations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001.
    Course will examine 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. Working with youth and their families will be highlighted.
    FYC 4212 Contemporary Youth Problems and Solutions
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001, FYC 3201, SYG 2000 with C or better grade, FYC majors.
    Examines 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. Examines the ecology of youth development, focusing on the dynamics of interactions and reciprocal relationships between youth and the various systems of the environment.
    FYC 4408 Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing or approval of instructor.
    Focuses on the challenges for nonprofit leaders and incorporates leadership theories as they apply to these organizations. Equips students with leadership skills needed to lead nonprofit organizations.
    FYC 4409 Working with Nonprofit Organizations in Community Settings
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing.
    This course deals with an 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.
    FYC 4426 Risk Management in Nonprofit Organizations
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 4409.
    This course will provide the student with a 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 non profits.
    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 geographical, social, political and economic realities under which they operate. Class lectures, reading assignments, student presentations and a group project are designed for a better understanding of NGO operations.
    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 will 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.
    Students will learn the basic philosophy, theory and process of planning and evaluating family, youth and community programs.
    FYC 4660 Family Policy
    Credits: 3.
    This course will provide the student with an understanding of 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 C or better grade, or STA 2023.
    This course is designed to enable students to understand and apply the principles of social science research methods. Students learn a variety of research methods and have hands on experience with data collection and analysis.
    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 4909 Honors Project
    Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: 3AG or 4AG; enrolled in CALS Honors Program.
    A special project course restricted to students in the college's Honors Program. Students complete a project on a selected topic, issue or problem in research, teaching or extension.
    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 topics in the context of the financial planning process. Students analyze and prioritize goals and make recommendations for a client in areas of household accounting, taxes, investments, risk management, retirement planning and estate planning.
    FYC 4931 Senior Seminar
    Credits: 1.
    This course provides a capstone experience for seniors in FYCS including guidance for students in their search for employment and information regarding graduate education and research possibilities. (S-U)
    FYC 4941 Practicum in Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FYC 3001, FYC 3101 or SYG 2430, and FYC 3201, FYC 3401, all with C or better.
    A 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)
    SLS 4941 Internship for Nonprofits
    Credits: 1 to 4, variable. Prereq: FYC 3001 OR EDF 3110 FYC4409 OR EDA 4930
    The internship is considered the capstone experience for students in the organizational leadership for nonprofits minor. Because the minor is a competency-based program, students are better able to develop and hone their competencies through the internship experience. Furthermore, the work experience gained provides students with the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to real world situations. It also helps to identify potential organizations for future employment.
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