College of Health, Education and Professional Studies
HUMAN ECOLOGY MINOR
4590 - Food and Nutrition: 18 hours including Human Ecology 135, 236, 335, 434 and 6 hours selected from Human Ecology 237, 330, 332, 333, 334, 336, 436. Minimum of 8 hours at the 300 400 level. Minimum 2.0 average in the minor
HUMAN ECOLOGY COURSES (HECO)
120 Design Fundamentals (3)
A study of design as related to the individual and his or her environment; review of the basic theories regarding principles and elements of design with emphasis on using design to solve utilitarian as well as aesthetic problems. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours.
121 Architectural Drafting (3)
A basic architectural drafting course, including the study of symbols and drafting techniques necessary to the understanding and drawing of architectural plans. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 120.
135 Nutrition (3)
An introduction to nutrition science, emphasizing physiological and biochemical interactions between foods and the human body. Explores the relationship between foods, nutrition, and disease promotion/prevention. Applies nutrition to individual food behaviors. Prerequisite: UTC Math Placement Level 20 or Math 106 or equivalent.
199r Special Projects (1-4)
Individual or group projects. On demand. Maximum credit 4 hours.
205 Family Relations: Preparation for Marriage (3)
A functional approach to understanding cultural and social influences on dating, love, mate selection, sex, and early marriage in America. Every semester.
220 Interior Space Design (3)
The study of space planning utilizing the application of techniques for analyzing floor plans through the use of symbols and terminology common to the practice of interior design. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 121
222 Color Systems (3)
Experimentation in color systems and their use in interior design; analysis of psychological impact of color systems on people; correlation of color scheme to total room design; development of skills for various media and tools used in color planning. Fall semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 120.
223 Fundamentals of Visual Presentation (3)
An introduction to basic skills, materials, and techniques employed in the visual and verbal presentation of interior design concepts. Spring semester. Studio 5 hours. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 220 and 222.
224 Sophomore Juried Portfolio Review (0)
The successful completion of a comprehensive exam and the preparation and delivery for professional review of an assigned design problem demonstrating competency in the use of skills learned in previous Human Ecology courses. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 120, 121, 220, 222 and 223 with grades of C or better.
225 Materials of Interior Design (3)
A study of components basic to the art of interior design: wall treatments, window treatments, floor coverings, fabric selections, furniture selections. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 220 and 222.
226 Interior Textiles (3)
A study of the fundamental properties found in textile fibers, yarns, weaves and finishes, and the application of these properties to interior finishes. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 222.
236 Food Science (4)
Basic scientific concepts related to the selection, care, and preparation of foods; emphasis on chemical and physical properties and their interaction with environmental variables. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours, lab 2 hours. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 135.
237 Food and Nutrition: Markets, Trends and Behaviors (3)
Nature of the American food market, marketing procedures, resource management, regulations in the food industry; socioeconomic, cultural, and psychological influences in food nutrition behaviors; marketing nutrition education. Spring semester alternate years. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 135.
240 Child Development and Observation I (3)
Study of development of children from prenatal period to age three. Includes ecological aspects and effects on development. Instruction in observation skills and directed participation in observational activities. Every semester. Field component.
241 Child Development and Observation II (3)
Study of growth and development of children from age three to adolescence. Includes ecological aspects and effects on development. Instruction in observation skills and directed participation in observational activities. Field component. Every semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 240.
242 Adolescent Development (3)
Consideration of adolescent developmental, cognitive, social theories and application for teaching. Understanding of peer culture/subcultures and effects of breakdown of social support systems. Field component. Every semester.
245 Introduction to Family Life Programs (3)
An exploration of community and school-based programs that focus on empowering and enhancing individuals and families through education. Includes observational experience.
313 Merchandising Applications (3)
Examines the philosophy, concepts, characteristics, and techniques underlying the planning and control of sales and inventories in manufacturing and retailing; the principles of effective merchandising through mathematical problems. Spring semester. Prerequisites: Accounting 201, Human Ecology 210, Mathematics 210.
316 Fashion Advertising and Promotion (3)
Principles of sales promotion and analysis of the activities utilized by retail and wholesale firms to influence the sale of merchandise; includes advertising, display, special events, publicity, fashion shows, and personal selling. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 210.
317 Visual Merchandising (3)
A comprehensive study of the aspects of displaying merchandise from planning to execution at the retail level; focus on both interior and exterior visual presentation including signage, windows, colors, lighting, mannequins, fixtures, floor planning, and promotions. Upon demand. Prerequisites: Human Ecology 120, 220, 223.
320 Historic Furnishings (3)
The study of design characteristics of historical furniture including the dominant, socio-economic influences leading to the development of each style Egyptian to Victorian. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 120 or approval of instructor.
321 Contemporary Furnishings (3)
A study of characteristics of furnishings and interiors of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries; including furniture designers, interior designers, design movements, and effects of the Industrial Revolution and the consequent use of machinery in the production of furniture. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Human Ecology 120 or approval of instructor.