As one of the four units in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, the Department of Human Sciences and Design offers six majors which seek to improve the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. As of Summer 2015, departmental courses will be offered under five prefixes: ADM (Apparel Design/Merchandising), CFS (Child and Family Studies), HSD (cross-disciplinary Human Sciences and Design), ID (Interior Design), and NUTR (Nutrition Sciences). For Human Sciences and Design courses (ADM, CFS, HSD, ID, or NUTR) that are pre-requisites for other courses, students must receive a grade of C or better to advance to the next course. Any (ADM, CFS, HSD, ID, or NUTR) course may be repeated only two times for students to continue in the Human Sciences and Design major or minor.
Apparel Design and Merchandising (ADM)
Study of the aesthetic elements and principles of apparel design and visual merchandising, including value, color, light, line, shape, mass, texture, space, complexity, order, and the Gestalt theory as it relates to design.
Contemporary apparel consumption behavior from social and psychological perspectives.
Creative design studio introducing professional construction techniques, product development, and techniques of sketching and creating ready-to-wear garments.
Apparel construction techniques including knitwear, basic pattern design, creative design including fabric manipulation, felting, machine embroidery, and various other embellishment processes used to address the aesthetic requirements of the end consumer.
Comprehensive overview of the apparel industry, including trend research, design, product development, merchandising, sourcing, manufacturing, distribution, retail management, and career opportunities.
The structure and performance of fabrics; examination of fibers, yarns, fabrication finishes and the processes used to enhance the aesthetics and functional aspects of the fabrics.
Technical sketching and fashion illustration techniques using a variety of media. (0– 6)
Study of garment construction factors which affect the wholesale cost, specification buying, and merchandise selection category.
Apparel design using the principles of flat pattern with emphasis on the design, fit, alteration, and construction of fashionable wearing apparel.
Provides industry methods for design, flat pattern, and mass production of tailored garments with a strong emphasis on wool fabrics.
Analysis of electronic merchandising and its impact to improve and/or transform consumer experience in digital markets through consumer products and services for business to business and business to consumer. Emphasis is placed on understanding data analytics to inform strategy development.
Use of software to conceptualize fashion designs and create industry-standard merchandising materials and presentations.
Use of digital technology for apparel design, product development and pattern creation.
The history of dress from ancient times through the twenty-first century, examining dress in the context of social, economic, and artistic development of Western culture.
Summer study tour with an emphasis on fashion as a system of design and production, fashion change, commerce and the intersections of fashion changes and trends in art, society and culture from a global perspective.
Creative designing; integrating and contrasting theories of advanced pattern design and construction techniques for ready-to-wear using a variety of fabrics for specific markets.
Merchandising mathematical calculations for buying; theory and quantitative analysis of inventory, planning, pricing, and control for the profitable management of retail environments.
Study of display elements and techniques, visual merchandising, special event strategies, public relations, and internet promotions.
Influence of culture, economics and politics on fashion trends in a society from a global perspective in a study abroad program.
Optional, variable credit (1-3 hours), pre-professional internship or practicum experience pertinent to apparel design or merchandising majors taken prior to the required professional internship (ADM 4392 or 4394). May not be substituted for the required internship course. Open also to GFCS majors and merchandising minors with instructor permission. Course may be repeated for up to three semester hours of credit.
Field study of the textile and apparel industry. May be repeated once.
The study and preparation for the internship experience. Application of professional skills related to various forms of written and verbal communication, interview techniques, and ethics.
Study and research of selected designers, retailers, or manufacturing firms. May be repeated once.
A study of global textile and apparel industries including the effects and involvement of the global market on the production and merchandising of U.S. textiles and apparel.
Standards, specifications and principles of testing applied to textile products. Theory and analysis of aesthetic, durability, comfort and functional performance of textiles. Application of research principles in testing and analysis of textile products
Use of software and technology to create apparel color stories, sketches, fabric designs, construction details drawings, merchandising materials, and product specifications.
Research, planning, and development of a cohesive apparel collection for a target market incorporating industry standards and techniques.
Analysis of the process of retail buying for various demographics and target markets; development of a six month buying plan and assortment plan to improve inventory control.
Field experience in apparel retailing, sales, management, buying, visual display and promotion, and distribution. Required campus seminars and a required minimum of 240 hours.
Analysis of current events and topical issues in apparel merchandising. Applied problem-solving through case studies related to apparel sourcing, retailing, and other merchandising functions.
Supervised professional field experience with an approved apparel firm designed to integrate academic learning with professional practice. Required campus seminars and a minimum of 240 hours field experience.
Analysis of demographics, psychographics, geodemographics, and popular culture on consumption patterns of consumers.
Child and Family Studies (CFS)
An introductory study of individual development integrating interpersonal and intrafamily relationships across the family life course.
Physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development from birth to middle childhood. One hour each week working with children in a community setting is required.
Physical, intellectual, spiritual, social and emotional development in adulthood, emphasizing developmental tasks in adulthood.
Research methods, experimental procedures, writing, reporting data, and evaluating current research within various areas of human sciences. The format of the course includes a combination of lecture and discussion, writing assignments, literature review, and/or oral presentations.
Social, educational, and vocational challenges faced by families with children with special needs.
Theory and community practice of current and proposed public health programs benefiting children. Course targets future child life specialists, dietitians, nurses, educators, social workers, and public health administrators.
Study of individual and family financial decisions, planning and management.
Historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations of Family Life Education (FLE); role of a FL educator, frameworks of FLE design, delivery and ethical guidelines.
A theoretical study of societal changes affecting families over the life course. Using a systems paradigm, emphasis is placed on effective communication and knowledgeable choices regarding marriage, parenting, divorce, family crises, and aging.
A study of the social relationships and adjustments of the young child in group situations, including supervised participation and the planning and implementation of curriculum.
The developmental sequence from prenatal to three years, emphasizing the relationship and interactive process between infants, toddlers, and their primary caregivers in family and group situations. Two hours each week working with infants/toddlers in community center required (2-2).
Historical and theoretical perspective on development of child life field and information on fundamental skills required to help children and families cope with the stress of a health care experience.
The study of play theory, creativity, guidance, and implementation of developmentally-appropriate practice in diverse settings for children in early childhood. Requires completion of 20 lab hours at the Piper Center.
The study and preparation for the Child and Family Studies practicum experience. Application of professional skills related to various forms of written and verbal communication, interview techniques, and ethics.
Emphasis on a systems approach to time, energy, and resource management. Strategies for maximizing management influences on individual and family welfare. Designed to include occupational competencies and analyze career and job opportunities.
Families around the world: functions, roles, responsibilities, environmental influences, and interactions with other societal institutions.
Exploration of the reciprocal influences between children and families and all branches of government, including public/private sectors at local, state, and federal levels. Emphasis placed on models, skills, and approaches necessary to advocate for and influence policy.
Administration and planning of programs serving children and families. Emphasis is placed on program planning, evaluation, ethics, and professionalism as they apply to child and family programs.
Theory-based study of parenting approaches, issues, and outcomes for applied practice with diverse families across the lifespan, including the creation, implementation, and identification of parent education resources to support individual and family well-being.
The psychosocial, social-emotional, and cognitive language development of adolescents.
Biblical framework, contemporary issues, models, skills, and approaches of child and family ministry, covering faith-based settings.
Current theory and models seeking to understand family transitions, stress, coping, adaptation, and resilience.
A study of normative aging processes within the family context.
Requires a minimum of one hundred and fifty clock hours of directed experiences in a program-related professional setting, plus weekly online class activities and discussions. May be repeated in a different setting for a maximum of 6 credits.
Human Sciences and Design (HSD)
History, interdependence and integrative nature of HSD program areas and their role in the study of health and human sciences. A New Student Experience (NSE) course examining techniques for academic success, finding purpose and connection with Baylor, and professional and career options.
The study of art and design principles through the use of creative technologies including image creation and editing software, digital sketching and illustration, and project management systems, to develop communication and marketing materials.
Individual study of selected areas of interest in human sciences and design.
Individual study of selected areas of interest in human sciences and design.
In-depth undergraduate research. This class is intended for application-oriented, individualized professor-supervised undergraduate research applications.
Teaching materials and methods, media, and the philosophy of vocational education.
Curriculum planning, teaching strategies, evaluation, and classroom management. Each student will spend two hours each week in an approved field experience.
Research and exploration in housing differences around the world as a factor of cultural, political, environmental, economical and social influences.
Supervised observation of and participation in various phases of a high school vocational home economics program for a full school day for a half semester. Required for vocational home economics teaching certificate.
Study of the occupational human sciences and design programs in Texas. Each student will spend two hours each week in an approved field experience.
Continuation of HSD 4322. Required for vocational family and consumer sciences teaching certificate.
Current issues in human sciences and design will be examined through seminars, special topics, practicums and individual research experiences. May be repeated with different content for a maximum of six semester hours.
Interior Design (ID)
Introduction to basic techniques of architectural drafting with an emphasis on industry standards, architectural symbols, lettering, and line weights. Graphics will focus on interior floor plans, elevations, sections, details, and axonometric drawings.
The elements and principles of design; their theories and applications related to the built environment, including programming, spatial relationships, materials and components, design styles, sustainability, and universal design; and an overview of the profession.
Students in this course will successfully complete the Sophomore Portfolio Review which includes the following: Conceptual Problem - Creative Thinking and Writing, Conceptual Problem - Application/Elements/Principles and Presentation to External Reviewers. Students will not be allowed to register for upper-level studios unless they have completed this requirement.
Perspective drawing as it relates to interior design with an emphasis on one and two-point perspective techniques (both technical and free-hand). Advanced section and axonometric drawings.
Introduction to Interior Design space planning techniques, based on the principles and elements of design. The course will use modeling (both digital and physical) to increase the understanding of spatial relationships with an emphasis on ergonomics, anthropometrics and proxemics.
Introduction to digital presentation techniques and graphic software programs that aid with the development of digital presentation boards. Composition, color and print quality will be emphasized.
General analysis, selection, estimation, and application of materials and finishes in the design of components of the built environment including testing standards, specifications, color theory, textile applications, and cultural and global influences.
Emphasis on a broad range of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting and design techniques for interiors as specified by industry standards, including computer graphics and various aspects of project management.
Study of structures, building materials, construction techniques, mechanical and electrical systems, and their impact on the design of the built environment.
Study of building and interior codes used in the design of the built environment, which includes model codes, standards, regulations, Life Safety, ADA, sustainability, electrical, and plumbing.
Survey of influential architectural movements, interiors, furnishings, and the decorative arts related to major cultures from Antiquity through the early 19th century, with special emphasis on periods of design influenced by Classicism.
Survey of architectural styles, movements, influences, interiors, furnishings, and the decorative arts from the mid-19th century to the present in Europe and America. Strong emphasis on 20th-century masters.
Study and preparation for the internship experience. Application of professional skills related to various forms of written communication, interview techniques, and ethics. Portfolio design and development.
Technical and psychological aspects of the illumination of interior environments that support human performance, environmental issues, aesthetic appeal, and the health, safety, and welfare of the user.
Emphasis on three-dimensional computer-aided drawing techniques for interior design and presentation, using BIM (Building Information Modeling) software.
Successful completion of ID 2090. ID 2375 and 2395 recommended. Application of design components for residential environments. Development of the design process with emphasis on research and programming, human behavior, lifestyle concerns, environmental issues, special needs populations; and consideration of cultural, regional, and geographic influences. Includes material/finish specifications, budget application and team-based design solutions.
Application of design components for small-scale commercial projects, with emphasis on research, programming, conceptual development, creative problem solving, building codes, life safety, environmental issues, and universal design. Includes estimation, specification, and applications of materials/finishes, lighting applications, and team-based design solutions.
Introduction to methods and techniques of interior design research. Students develop a research framework which they will apply to the design of their capstone project the following semester. Various types of qualitative, quantitative, and historical methods of design research will be discussed.
Business practices and procedures, ethics, project coordination, licensure, and legal aspects related to the interior design profession.
Sustainable Design course provides an overview of sustainable practice, accreditation and certification standards, and other relevant programs like The Well Building Standard and GreenGuard. This course will prepare the student to take the USGBC Green Associate exam prior the end of the semester.
ID 3322 recommended. Supervised internship in an approved design-related work environment. Minimum of 240 hours.
Application of design components for large-scale commercial projects including open office systems, with increased emphasis on thorough research and programming, conceptual development, creative problem-solving, application of building codes, environmental issues, and universal design. Includes estimation, specification, and application of material/finishes, lighting applications, and team-based design solutions.
A comprehensive capstone studio that will provide an advanced integrative application of the design process resulting in complex design solutions and complete project documentation. Final portfolio presentation required.
Nutrition Sciences (NUTR)
Comprehensive study and experimental laboratory investigation of food constituents with a focus on chemical and physiochemical properties and reactions, including sensory evaluation, microbial safety, and food preservation.
History of the profession and the skills and functioning of nutrition and dietetics professionals. Prepares students for their undergraduate major and for entrance into the supervised practice.
Scientific approach to the essential nutrients for human growth and development. Macronutrients, micronutrients, and human metabolism have details coverage; a computer diet analysis is conducted.
Introduction to meal service in the setting of the home, institutions, childcare, and restaurants. Management of meal planning, preparation, and service. Emphasis on equipment usage and maintenance and time, money, and nutrient management.
Introduction to the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) with an emphasis on the Nutrition Assessment and Nutrition Diagnosis components of this standard protocol, including application of nutrition-focused physical assessment. Medical terminology pertinent to the NCP will also be discussed.
Survey of basic nutrition and current issues focusing on personal nutrient needs. Not open to nutrition sciences majors, minors or other students who have taken NUTR 2351.
Nutrition counseling and education strategies that can be used for dietary behavior change, emphasizing practical aspects of nutrition counseling.
Investigation of the composition, functional properties, and reactions of food components. The study of chemical-physical changes which result from processing materials comprising foods. Study of experimental techniques for product development.
In-depth study and proficiency testing of the nutrition care process, medical vocabulary, medical records, clinical math, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Quality food production techniques, procedures, and management of meals serving fifty or more people. The function and methods of food management (for profit) will be emphasized in this course.
Supervised field experiences in nutrition education and program delivery. A minimum of one hour each week is required in a seminar setting. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.
Professional aspects of nutritional sciences with concentration on ethics, credentialing, communications, marketing, and public policy techniques.
Nutritional needs of individuals as they progress through the life cycle from birth through aging, with considerations of concomitant problems.
World hunger as a major international problem. The effects of malnutrition on growth, health, and economic output will be examined.
Nutritional concepts for individuals and team sport participants across the life cycle with a particular focus on selection of optimal dietary approaches as related to performance needs, maximizing performance, body comparison, energy balance, and unique nutrient needs for specific sport participants. Food and nutrition quackery in sports will also be addressed.
Nutrients and their roles in human health. Emphasis on trends in nutritional research.
In-depth study of various disease states with a focus on pathophysiology and evidence-based medical nutrition therapy interventions. Field experience in clinical dietetics is required.
Current issues in nutrition, food science or food production can be explored through seminars, special topics, and practicums. May be repeated with different content for a maximum of 6 semester hours.