skip navigation

Human Development, Family Sciences, and Rural Sociology (HDFSRS)

Search this catalog

Peggy Whan
Area Coordinator
104 Home Management House
479-575-5129

Students majoring in human development and family sciences prepare for one of the fastest growing employment opportunities in the country. The human services area includes jobs that serve people from conception through the last stages of life. Students develop skills for working with individuals and families in governmental, private, and nonprofit organizations. Three concentrations are offered:

Child Development (CDEV)

This concentration is for students who desire in-depth knowledge of children and programs for children from birth to age 12. The focus on children covers issues from the prenatal to early adolescence. Graduates may work as preschool teachers, day-care directors, specialists in the field of child life, and as child advocates.

Birth through Kindergarten (BRKD)

The knowledge and skills developed in this program will prepare students to work with children from birth through five years of age in various settings.

Lifespan (LSPN)

This area of study covers the care issues faced by families and individuals in contemporary society. The knowledge and skills developed in this program will prepare the student to work in areas such as aging, parent education, financial and consumer counseling, youth services, and other human service type careers.

Requirements for a Major in Human Development, Family Sciences and Rural Sociology (HDFS)
State minimum core and discipline specific general education requirements:
(Course work that meets state minimum core requirements is in bold.)
Communications (6-12 hours)
__ Choose from English Core courses (6 hours)
__ COMM, ENGL, JOUR or Foreign Language
__ COMM 1313 Fundamentals of Communication
History and Government (3 hours)
__ Choose from U.S. History and Government Core courses
Mathematics (3 hours)
__ Choose from Mathematics Core courses
Sciences (8 hours)
__ Choose from Science Core courses
Fine Arts and Humanities (6 hours)
__ Choose from Fine Arts, Humanities Core courses
Social Sciences (9 hours)
__ PSYC 2003 General Psychology
__ RSOC 2603 Rural Sociology or SOCI 2013 General Sociology
__ HESC 2413 Family Relations

Additional Course Requirements for Child Development Concentration:
CDEV Courses (47 hours)
__ HESC 1213 Nutrition in Health
__ HESC 1501 Orientation to HESC
__ HESC 2403 Infant and Toddler Development
__ HESC 2433 Child Development
__ HESC 3402 / 3401L Child Guidance and lab
__ HESC 3423 Adolescent Development
__ HESC 4423 Adult Development
__ HESC 4453 Parenting and Family Dynamics
__ HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership for the Helping Professions
__ HESC 4472 / 4472L Child Development Practicum and lab
__ HESC 4493 Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families
__ HESC 4753 Family Financial Management
__ CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities
__ CIED 3103 Children’s Literature
__ CIED 3113 Emergent and Developmental Literacy
__ SCWK 3633 Problems of Child Welfare
Child Development Electives (Choose 6 hours)
__ HESC 1403 Lifespan Development
__ HESC 2443 The Hospitalized Child
__ HESC 3443 Families in Crisis
__ HESC 3763L Family Resource Management Lab
__ HESC 4433 Dynamic Family Interaction
__ HESC 4443 Gerontology
__ HESC 4483 Internship in HDFS
__ RSOC 2603 Rural Sociology
__ RSOC 4603 Environmental Sociology
__ RSOC 4623 Introduction to Community Development
General Electives (30-36 hours)

124 Total Hours

Additional Course Requirements for Birth through Kindergarten Concentration:
BKRD Courses (58 hours)
__ HESC 1213 Nutrition in Health
__ HESC 1411L Observation of Children
__ HESC 1501 Orientation to HESC
__ HESC 2403 Infant and Toddler Development
__ HESC 2433 Child Development
__ HESC 3402/3401L Child Guidance and lab
__ HESC 3423 Adolescent Development
__ HESC 4313 Building Family and Community Relationships
__ HESC 4332/4332L Curriculum and Assessment Birth to Three Years and lab
__ HESC 4342/4342L Curriculum and Assessment Three Years-Kindergarten and lab
__ HESC 4373 Field Experience in Birth-Kindergarten Programs
__ HESC 4423 Adult Development
__ HESC 4453 Parenting and Family Dynamics
__ HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership for the Helping Professions
__ HESC 4753 Family Financial Management
__ CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities
__ CIED 3103 Children’s Literature
__ CIED 3113 Emergent and Developmental Literacy
__ HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest
__ SCWK 3633 Problems of Child Welfare
General Electives (25-31 hours)

124 Total Hours

Additional course requirements for Lifespan Concentration:
Lifespan Concentration Courses (43 hours)
__ HESC 1213 Nutrition in Health
__ HESC 1403 Lifespan Development
__ HESC 1501 Orientation to HESC
__ HESC 2433 Child Development
__ HESC 3423 Adolescent Development
__ HESC 3443 Families in Crisis
__ HESC 4423 Adult Development
__ HESC 4433 Dynamic Family Interaction
__ HESC 4443 Gerontology
__ HESC 4453 Parenting and Family Dynamics
__ HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership for the Helping Professions
__ HESC 4493 Public Policy Advocacy
__ HESC 4753 Family Financial Management
__ CNED 3053 The Helping Relationship
__ SCWK 3163 On Death and Dying
Lifespan Concentration Electives (Choose 6 hours):
__ HESC 2403 Infant and Toddler Development
__ HESC 2443 The Hospitalized Child
__ HESC 3402/3401L Child Guidance and lab
__ HESC 3763L Family Resource Management Lab
__ HESC 4483 Internship in Human Development and Family Studies
__ RSOC 2603 Rural Sociology
__ RSOC 4603 Environmental Sociology
__ RSOC 4623 Introduction to Community Development
Statistics and Research Methods (6-7 hours)
General Electives (27-34 hours)

124 Total Hours

Human Development, Family Sciences and Rural Sociology B.S.H.E.S., Child Development Concentration

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Completion Policy in the Academic Regulations section for university requirements of the program.

Fall Semester Year 1

3 ENGL 1013 Composition I unless exempt

1 HESC 1501 Orientation to HESC

3 COMM 1313 Fundamentals of Communications

3 MATH Core elective

3 History Core Elective

3 Fine Arts Core Elective

16 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 1

3 PSYC 2003 General Psychology

4 Science Core Elective

3 HESC 2413 Family Relations

3 ENGL 1023 Composition II unless exempt

3 General Elective

16 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 2

3 HESC 1213 Nutrition in Health

3 HESC 2403 Infant & Toddler Development

3 Humanities Core Elective

3 General Elective

4 Science University Core Elective

16 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 2

3 HESC 2433 Child Development

3 COMM, ENGL, JOUR or Foreign Language

3 SOCI 2013 General Sociology or RSOC 2603 Rural Sociology

6 General Electives

15 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 3

3 CIED 3103 Children’s Literature

3 CIED 3113 Emergent & Developmental Literacy

3 SCWK 3633 Problems of Child Welfare

3 HESC 3402/3401L Child Guidance and lab

3 CDEV Elective

15 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 3

3 HESC 3423 Adolescent Development

4 HESC 4472/4472L Child Development Practicum and lab

3 CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities

3 CDEV Elective

3 General Elective

16 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 4

3 HESC 4753 Family Financial Management

3 HESC 4423 Adult Development

3 HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership for the Helping Professions

3 HESC 4493 Public Policy Advocacy

3 General Electives

15 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 4

3 HESC 4453 Parenting and Family Dynamics

12 General Electives

15 Semester hours

124 Total Hours

Human Development, Family Sciences and Rural Sociology B.S.H.E.S., Birth through Kindergarten Concentration

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Completion Policy in the Academic Regulations section for university requirements of the program.

Fall Semester Year 1

3 ENGL 1013 Composition I unless exempt

1 HESC 1501 Orientation to HESC

3 COMM 1313 Fundamentals of Communications

3 MATH Core Elective

3 Fine Arts Core Elective

3 General Elective

16 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 1

3 HESC 2413 Family Relations

3 PSYC 2003 General Psychology

3 ENGL 1023 Composition II unless exempt

4 Science Core Elective

3 General Elective

16 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 2

3 HESC 1213 Nutrition in Health

3 HESC 2403 Infant and Toddler Development

4 Science Core Elective

3 SOCI 2013 General Sociology or RSOC 2603 Rural Sociology

3 General Electives

16 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 2

3 HESC 2433 Child Development

1 HESC 1411L Observation of Children

3 COMM, ENGL, JOUR, or Foreign Language

3 History Core Elective

6 General Electives

16 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 3

3 HESC 3402/3401L Child Guidance and lab

3 CIED 3103 Children’s Literature

3 CIED 3113 Emergent & Developmental Literacy

3 SCWK 3633 Problems of Child Welfare

3 General Elective

15 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 3

3 HESC 3423 Adolescent Development

4 HESC 4332/4332L Curriculum & Assessment Birth to Three Year and lab

3 HESC 4453 Parenting and Family Dynamics

3 CIED 3023 Survey of Exceptionalities

3 General Elective

16 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 4

3 HESC 4753 Family Financial Management

3 HESC 4423 Adult Development

3 HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership for Helping Professions

4 HESC 4342/4342L Curriculum and Assessment Three to Kindergarten and Lab

1 General Elective

14 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 4

3 HESC 4313 Building Family & Community Relationships

3 HESC 4373 Field Experience in Birth to Kindergarten Setting

3 HIST 3383 Arkansas and the Southwest

3 Humanities Core Elective

3 General Electives

15 Semester hours

124 Total Hours

Human Development, Family Sciences and Rural Sociology B.S.H.E.S., Lifespan Concentration

Students wishing to follow the degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Completion Policy in the Academic Regulations section for university requirements of the program.

Fall Semester Year 1

3 ENGL 1013 Composition I unless exempt

1 HESC 1501 Orientation to HESC

3 MATH Core Elective

3 HESC 1403 Lifespan Development

3 Fine Arts Core Elective

3 General Elective

16 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 1

3 PSYC 2003 General Psychology

4 Science Core Elective

3 HESC 2413 Family Relations

3 ENGL 1023 Composition II unless exempt

3 General Elective

16 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 2

3 HESC 1213 Nutrition in Health

3 History Core Elective

4 Science Core Elective

3 COMM 1313 Fundamentals of Communications

3 General Elective

16 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 2

3 HESC 2433 Child Development

3 HESC 3423 Adolescent Development

3 SOCI 2013 General Sociology or RSOC 2603 Rural Sociology

3 Humanities Core Elective

3 General Elective

15 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 3

3 HESC 3443 Families in Crisis

3-4 Statistics Elective. Select from PSYC 2013 Introduction to Statistics or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics or SOCI 3303/3301L Social Data and Analysis and lab or WCOB 1033 Data Analysis and Interpretation

3 COMM, ENGL, JOUR or Foreign Language

3 LSPN Elective

3-4 General Elective

15-16 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 3

3 SCWK 3163 On Death and Dying

3 Research Methods Elective: Select from PSYC 3073 Research Methods or SOCI 3313 or SCWK 4073

3 LSPN Elective

6 General Electives

15 Semester hours

Fall Semester Year 4

3 HESC 4493 Public Policy Advocacy

3 HESC 4753 Family Financial Management

3 HESC 4453 Parenting and Family Dynamics

3 HESC 4423 Adult Development

3 HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership for the Helping Professions

15 Semester hours

Spring Semester Year 4

3 HESC 4433 Dynamic Family Interaction

3 HESC 4443 Gerontology

3 CNED 3053 The Helping Relationship

6-7 General Electives

15-16 Semester hours

124 Total Hours

Minor in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS-M)

18 hours to include the following:
____ HESC 1403 Life Span Development
____ HESC 2413 Family Relations
Choose 12 hours from:
____ HESC 2403 Infant and Toddler Development
____ HESC 2433 Child Development
____ HESC 2443 The Hospitalized Child
____ HESC 3402/3401L Child Guidance and lab
____ HESC 3423 Adolescent Development
____ HESC 3443 Families in Crisis
____ HESC 3763L Family Resource Management Lab
____ HESC 4423 Adult Development
____ HESC 4443 Gerontology
____ HESC 4453 Parent/Family Dynamics
____ HESC 4463 Administration and Leadership for the Helping Professions
____ HESC 4493 Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families
____ HESC 4753 The Family Financial Management
____ RSOC 2603 Rural Sociology
____ RSOC 4603 Environmental Sociology

Courses

(RSOC) Rural Sociology

RSOC2603 Rural Sociology (Sp) Meaning of sociology and sociological concepts with reference to rural society; interdependence of rural and urban population in ecological areas; institutions; social change and adjustment.

RSOC4603 Environmental Sociology (Sp) The course provides a social perspective on environmental issues. It examines the linkage between society, ecological systems and the physical environment. It provides conceptual framework(s) for analyzing environmental issues, considers the role of humans in environmental issues, and enhances understanding the complexity of the relationship between societal organization and environmental change. (Same as SOCI 4603)

RSOC500V Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6) Gives experience in executing research and in analyzing a sociological problem of agriculture. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

RSOC600V Master's Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6) Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

RSOC700V Doctoral Dissertation (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-18)

(HESC) Human Environmental Sciences

HESC1013 Introduction to Clothing Concepts (Sp, Fa) Origin of dress, the evolution of fashion as an economic power, the sociological and psychological aspects of clothing in various cultures, aesthetics of dress, selection and consumption of clothing. Lecture 3 hours per week. Pre- or corequisite: HESC 1501 (for HESC majors only).

HESC1023 Introduction to Apparel Production (Sp, Fa) Course focuses on basic principles of apparel production and analysis of garment components of mass produced apparel. Students utilize computer generated designs in the production process. Laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC students only.

HESC1031 About the Profession (Fa) Exploration of the field of interior design. Guest speakers and field trips. Pre- or Corequisite: HESC 1034 and HESC 1501.

HESC1053 Computer Based Methods for Apparel (Sp, Fa) This course is designed to give students basic experience with CAD (computer aided design) software in a computer laboratory environment. Lecture 2 hours; laboratory 2 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: APST majors only.

HESC1201 Introduction to Dietetics and Nutrition (Fa) Introduction to profession of dietetics and nutrition including history, scope and future of professionals with emphasis on academic preparation, internships, acquisition of professional credentials, career laddering and career opportunities. Guest speakers will supplement lectures and assignments.

HESC1213 Nutrition in Health (Sp, Fa) The functions of food, body processes, optimum diets in relation to health and physical fitness.

HESC1403 Life Span Development (Sp, Fa) A broad overview of the physical, psychological, and social development of the individual from conception until death. Emphasis is on individual development in a family context. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC1411L Observation of Children in Early Childhood Programs (Sp) In a laboratory setting, students will learn foundational observation skills necessary to understand and assess the development of young children. Emphasis will be on objectivity, confidentiality, and accuracy as students practice a variety of documentation techniques. Corequisite: HDFS majors only.

HESC1501 Orientation to Human Environmental Sciences (Sp, Fa) Adjustment to study and personal problems in college. History of human environmental sciences and breadth of its professional opportunities.

HESC1601 Work Experience Practicum (Sp) This course is designed to give HRMN students credit for their required 1,000 hours of satisfactory and verifiable hospitality work experience once they are enrolled in the HRMN concentration. Each credit hour is equivalent to 250 work hours. Prerequisite: Declared HRMN concentration. May be repeated for up to 4 hours of degree credit.

HESC1603 Introduction to Hospitality Management (Sp, Fa) Study of the hospitality industry from a global perspective. Emphasizes development and history, ethical issues, and professional opportunities. Course explores internship opportunities and structure within the hospitality industry pertaining to preparation in written communication, resumes, interviews, securing an internship, professional behavior and ethics in the hospitality industry.

HESC200V Special Problems (Irregular) (1-3) Special problems are conducted under the guidance of a faculty member and include an inquiry initiated by the student into an aspect of study or program not dealt with in the regular curriculum. Students are required to submit to their instructor a detailed outline of the problem they will examine. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HESC2013 Quality Assessment of Apparel (Sp, Fa) Study of apparel from the perspective of structure, aesthetics, cost and expected performance of the finished product. Lecture 2 hours per week, lab 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 1023 and HESC 2053.

HESC2023 Visual Merchandising and Fashion Promotion (Sp, Fa) Fashion components, terminology and design features as applied to apparel. Principles and techniques of visual merchandising and fashion promotions as a means of mass communication in the fashion industry. Window display and store floor planning for commercial purposes. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours per week. Pre or Corequisite: APST majors only.

HESC2053 Introduction to Textile Science (Sp, Fa) Textile fibers and fabrics, their structure, properties, manufacture, wearing qualities and methods of laundering, finishing, and dyeing. Artistic and economic selection of materials for clothing and household furnishings. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 2 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component.

HESC2111L Foods I Laboratory (Sp, Fa) Laboratory exercises and practice applicable of Foods I. Lab 3 hours. Corequisite: HESC 2112.

HESC2112 Foods I (Sp, Fa) Physical and chemical characteristics of foods and factors that affect these characteristics during storage and preparation. Lecture 2 hours. Pre- or corequisite: HESC 1501 (applies to HESC majors only). Corequisite: HESC 2111L. Prerequisite: CHEM 1074 and CHEM 1071L (or CHEM 1103).

HESC2123 Catering Management (Sp) Course focuses on catering in food service operations and management, including on-premise, off-premise, working with a contract management operation and theme catering. Emphasis is concentrated on the functions of catering to include planning, operations, organizing the event, equipment, implementing, controlling and legal issues. Lecture 2 hours, lab 3 hours. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: HESC 1603.

HESC2203 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport (Sp) The integration of concepts from nutrition and exercise physiology into an applied multidisciplinary study of how food, beverages and dietary supplements influence physical performance. Prerequisite: HESC 1213.

HESC2403 Infant and Toddler Development (Sp, Fa) Infant and toddler development from conception through toddlerhood with emphasis on physical, emotional, social, language, and cognitive domains. Theoretical and research-based information will be applied to developmentally appropriate practice. Historical and future perspectives will be explored as will the expanding opportunities for professional work with infants and toddlers. Observations in care centers will be assigned.

HESC2413 Family Relations (Sp, Fa) Courtship, marriage, and parenthood in the United States, with attention to cultural and psychological factors which affect relations among family members. On-campus and Web-based delivery sections are offered. Lecture 3 hours per week. Pre- or corequisite: HESC 1501 (applies to HESC majors only).

HESC2433 Child Development (Sp, Fa) Theory, research, and application in cognitive, social, physical, and linguistic development of the child aged three to adolescence. Lecture 3 hours per week; time arranged for directed observation. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003.

HESC2443 The Hospitalized Child: Child Life Programming (Sp) Introduces child life programming in health care settings. Topics include: roles and expectations of a Child Life Specialist, importance of play, coping techniques, family advocacy, administration and professionalism. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC255V Special Topics (Irregular) (1-6) Topics not covered in other courses or a more intensive study of specific topics in the specializations of human environmental sciences. May be repeated for credit.

HESC2603 Food Service Purchasing and Cost Control (Sp) Food purchasing with emphasis on specifications. Relationship of food purchasing to available equipment. Receiving, storage, distribution, and inventory control. Meal quality control and costing. Food and nonfood materials, management of the purchasing process, and communications. Specification writing, menu analysis, and costing. Prerequisite: HESC 1603. Prerequisite or corequisite: HESC 1201.

HESC2633 Hotel and Resort Operations Management (Fa) Detailed study of different departments within hotel properties. Emphasis on front office, food and beverage, housekeeping, engineering, security, sales and night audit reporting. Offers a complete approach to the operation of resort properties. Introduces students to the complex world of private club management, including club entertainment, recreation, and golf course management. Prerequisite: HESC 1603.

HESC2643 Principles of Tourism (Sp) Application of economic and regional development concepts and theories to destination product and development. Provides students with a thorough overview of tourism planning at the local, regional and national level while providing a variety of practical planning theories, procedures and tourism guidelines to meet the diverse needs of travelers, destination communities, and hospitality organizations, public, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. Prerequisite: HESC 1603.

HESC3003 Apparel Production (Sp, Fa) A study of product development and production and the related vocabulary necessary to communicate professionally within the industry. Laboratory 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 1023 and HESC 2013.

HESC3013 Introduction to Fashion Merchandising (Sp, Fa) A study of the retailing of fashion. Included are market structures, store philosophies, job descriptions, responsibilities at the management level, structural operations, work procedures, job performance evaluation, job application, the resume, interdependencies of the retail store with other segments of the fashion industry. Recommended for students seeking a career in business organizations which produce and/or distribute fashion products and services. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 1013 and (AGEC 1103 or ECON 2143).

HESC3033 Fashion Merchandising Methods (Sp, Fa) Exploration of activities associated with the procurement of fashion apparel. A fashion analysis is directed toward apparel demands and the creation of a fashion statement by the use of specific quantitative skills. Course follows fashion item from the designer to the store. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 1013 and Math 2053.

HESC3203 Nutrition for Health Professionals and Educators (Sp) Fundamental human nutrition; nutritive value of foods and general functions of nutrients based on concepts derived from inorganic and organic chemistry. Examples relating nutrition to disease used as illustrations to deepen understanding of normal nutrition. Lecture 3 hours per week. Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 2613 and CHEM 2611L. Prerequisite: HESC 1213.

HESC3213 Dietetic and Nutrition Practice: Tools and Applications (Fa) Standards of practice, ethics, application of interviewing and counseling techniques, medical terminology, documentation in medical records, reimbursement and marketing in the fields of dietetics and nutrition. Prerequisite: HESC 1213. Pre- or Corequisite: HESC 2112 and HESC 2111L.

HESC3401L Child Guidance Laboratory (Sp, Fa) Corequisite: HESC 3402.

HESC3402 Child Guidance (Sp, Fa) Introduction to the guidance system. Focus on discipline techniques that are positive and age/stage appropriate for children ages 3-8. Lecture 2 hours/week plus 1 hour demonstration. Corequisite: HESC 3401L. Prerequisite: HESC 2433.

HESC3423 Adolescent Development (Sp) Physiological and psychological development of the older child and youth, from pre-adolescence to adulthood. Theories of adolescent development. Cross-cultural studies. Peer group influences. Some attention to pathological behaviors. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003.

HESC3443 Families in Crisis (Fa) An interdisciplinary perspective on internal and external crises faced by contemporary families, including substance abuse, natural disasters and other crisis events. Students will explore the family processes during such experiences and develop strategies for stress management, coping, and recovery. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HESC3604 Menu, Layout & Food Preparation (Sp, Fa) Preparation and service of food for large groups. Course includes recipe standardization, menu planning, cost control, sanitation, safety, and overall quality assurance. Instruction for planning food flow from receiving to service of meals, including choosing proper equipment for the flow plan and service items, as well as sanitation, maintenance and comparison of personnel requirements. Observation of and experience with quantity food production and use of equipment will also be covered in this class. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 6 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: HESC 1213, HESC 2112, HESC 2111L, and HESC 2603.

HESC3613 Resort and Club Management (Sp) Offers a complete approach to the operation of resort properties. Introduces students to the complex world of private club management, including club entertainment, recreation, and golf course management. Prerequisites: HESC 1603 and HESC 2633.

HESC3623 Legal Issues in the Hospitality Industry (Fa) Introduction to the laws and regulations pertaining to the hospitality industry. The focus is on management responsibilities for the prevention of legal action, understanding federal and state regulations with an emphasis of study of recent litigations. Prerequisite: HESC 1603. (Same as RESM 3873)

HESC3633 Revenue Center of Front Office Management (Sp) This course offers students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the front desk services of a lodging establishment. Emphasis is placed on the interrelated elements of front desk operations including financial statement such as balance sheets, profit and loss statements, nightly audit, guest portfolios, and additional hotel charges. This course will examine the front office/desk as a revenue center of a hotel in comparison to other revenue centers on property including: food and beverage, events, catering, gift shops, golf courses, spas, etc. Pre or Corequisite: HESC 2633

HESC3653 Food Systems Management (Fa) Organization and management of institutional and hospital food service with focus on functions of management, health codes, and professional development. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 1213.

HESC3763L Family Resource Management Laboratory (Fa) Explores management concepts and practices in the lives of individuals and families from a systemic perspective. Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

HESC400V Special Problems (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HESC4023 Advanced Apparel Merchandising (Sp, Fa) Advanced Apparel Merchandising aspects of fashion through interpretation of apparel classification, seasonal cycles, stock emphasis, assortment strategies, target customers, and apparel trends and an overview of marketing communication including advertising, personal selling and sales promotion. Prerequisite: HESC 2023, 3013 and 3033.

HESC4033 Advanced Textile Study (Sp, Fa) Use of advanced computer-aided-design (CAD) software to enhance skills in textile studies in a computer laboratory environment. Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 1053 and HESC 2053.

HESC4043 History of Apparel (Fa) The evolution of clothing from ancient times to the twentieth century with emphasis upon Western civilization. Cultural and economic factors affecting dress and customs associated with dress will be stressed. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: ANTH 1023 or SOCI 2013 and HESC 1013.

HESC4053 Contemporary Apparel (Sp) Fashion as a social force, the origin, scope, theory, and history of the fashion business, the materials of fashion, the fashion producers, auxiliary fashion enterprises, designers, fashion leaders, and leading market. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 4043.

HESC4063 Advanced Apparel Production (Sp, Fa) An advanced study of product development incorporating technology used in the industry for a career in fashion merchandising and/or product development in a computer laboratory environment. Lecture 2 hours and laboratory 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 3003 and HESC 2013.

HESC4071 Apparel Studies Pre- Internship (Sp) A study of job descriptions, responsibilities at the management level, structural operations, work procedures, job performance evaluations, job application, the resume, and portfolio development in preparation for HESC 4082, Apparel Studies Internship. Lecture 1 hour per week. Prerequisite: Junior Standing or consent of instructor.

HESC4082 Apparel Studies Internship (Sp,Su,Fa) A practical experience in a retail store or in a work situation related to the apparel industry to gain insight into the field of apparel merchandising and operations. Prerequisite: Junior standing and 2.50 cum GPA and HESC 1053, HESC 2013, HESC 2023, HESC 3003, HESC 3013 and HESC 3033, HESC 4071, COMM 1313 and consent of instructor.

HESC4103 Experimental Foods (Sp) Application of experimental methods for investigations in cookery. Group and individual problems. Lecture 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Prerequisite: HESC 2112 and HESC 2111L and CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121L (or HESC 2112 and HESC 2111L and CHEM 1074 and CHEM 1071L).

HESC4213 Advanced Nutrition (Fa) Normal nutrition with emphasis on utilization of nutrients. Lecture and reports on current literature 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 3813 and HESC 3203.

HESC4223 Nutrition During the Life Cycle (Fa) Study of normal nutrition emphasizing quantitative needs for nutrients as functions of biologic processes that vary during stages of the life cycle. Nutritive needs during pregnancy and childhood are emphasized with some attention to nourishing aging and elderly adults. Factors that affect food choices and eating behavior are also considered. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 1213 and either (BIOL 2213 and BIOL 2211L or ANSC 3032 or POSC 3032 and ANSC 3042 or POSC 3042) or (CHEM 1074 and CHEM 1071L and BIOL 1543 and BIOL 1541L).

HESC4243 Community Nutrition (Sp) Identifying, assessing, and developing solutions for nutritional problems encountered at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 1213.

HESC425V Food and Nutrition Seminar (Sp) (1-2) Upperclassmen, graduate students and members of faculty meet weekly for presentation and discussion of selected topics. Two credits (2 semesters) required of all foods and nutrition graduate students. Prerequisite: HESC 3203. May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

HESC4264 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Fa) Principles of nutritional care with emphasis on pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment of chronic illnesses. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours per week. Corequisite: Lab component. Pre- or corequisite: HESC 4213 and HESC 3213. Prerequisite: BIOL 2213 and BIOL 2211L (or ANSC or POSC 3042) and CHEM 3813.

HESC4273 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Sp) Principles of nutritional care with emphasis on pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment in critical illness. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 4264.

HESC4313 Building Family and Community Relationships (Sp) This course will help students interested in early childhood to value the role parents play in schools and the role schools play in a community. Various models of parent involvement will be explored. Students will plan a school-community collaborative which values diverse cultures.

HESC4332 Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years (Sp) The course will introduce students to curriculum planning and assessment in programs serving children from birth to three years of age. Emphasis will be on responsive relationships and curriculum focused on routines and activities. Prerequisite: HESC 1411L, HESC 2402/2401L. Corequisite: HESC 4332L

HESC4332L Curriculum and Assessment: Birth to Three Years Laboratory (Sp) Laboratory. Corequisite: HESC 4332.

HESC4342 Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa) Students will plan curriculum and assessment for children three years of age through kindergarten. Emphasis will be on professionalism, philosophy and a code of ethics. Students will interact with young children and facilitate learning and assessment experiences in a program for young children. Prerequisite: HESC 1411L, HESC 3402, and HESC 3402L. Corequisite: HESC 4342L.

HESC4342L Curriculum and Assessment: Three Years through Kindergarten (Fa) Laboratory. Corequisite: HESC 4342.

HESC4373 Field Experience in Birth through Kindergarten Programs (Sp) This course provides the student with interactive and observational experiences with young children in community-based early childhood programs. Prerequisite: HESC 4332, HESC 4332L, HESC 4342, and HESC 4342L.

HESC4423 Adult Development (Fa) Examine individual development beginning with the transition adulthood through middle age; approximate age ranges are 18-60 years. Content focuses on physical, cognitive, psychological, and social changes that occur throughout this period of the life span. The impact of love, work, and family on men's and women's movement through the transitions that comprise adulthood are emphasized. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003 and junior standing.

HESC4433 Dynamic Family Interaction (Sp) Examination of family interaction across the lifespan. Methods for enhancing marriage and family relations will be examined. Sources of marital conflict, intergenerational support and negotiations process will be analyzed. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 2413 and junior standing.

HESC4443 Gerontology (Sp) Physiological and psychological development of the aging individual, extended family relations, service networks for the elderly, and retirement activities. Some attention to housing and care needs of persons in advanced years. Lecture 3 hours per week. Seminar. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 (or HESC 2413 or PSYC 2003 or SCWK 2133) and junior standing. (Same as GERO 4443)

HESC4453 Parenting and Family Dynamics (Sp, Fa) Focus is on influence of parenting and family dynamics on individual development, especially factors in family life which contribute to normal psychological development. Topics include family values, the psychology of sex and pregnancy, the transition to parenthood, childbearing techniques, family influences on cognitive and social development, and changes in family relationships during the life cycle. Prerequisite: HESC 1403 or PSYC 2003 and COMM 1313.

HESC4463 Administration of Helping Professions Programs (Fa) Planning, developing, operating, and evaluating programs in the helping professions, including child care and family-related agencies. Emphasis will be on administrators' roles as leaders in organizations. Topics include facilities, budget, staff development, and policy manuals. Lecture and discussion 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HDFS major and senior standing or permission from instructor.

HESC4472 Child Development Practicum (Sp) Interaction with parents and planning, implementing, and evaluating directed experiences with children ages 3-5 in an NAEYC accredited laboratory setting -- U. of A. Nursery School. 2 hours lecture per week. Corequisite: HESC 4472L. Prerequisite: HESC 3402 and HESC 3401L and HESC 2403.

HESC4472L Child Development Practicum Laboratory (Sp) Actual experience facilitating children's learning with classroom activities. Participation in planning, implementing, and evaluating individual children and program. 6 hours laboratory per week. Corequisite: HESC 4472. Prerequisite: HESC3402 and HESC3401L and HESC 2403.

HESC4483 Internship in Human Development and Family Studies (Sp, Su, Fa) The internship experience provides practical experience for students in settings that are designed to serve the needs of individuals and/or families across the life span. Students must work a minimum of 60 hours per credit hour in the setting. Must be taken no sooner than the summer following completion of junior year. May be taken for an additional 3 hours of elective credit if second experience is distinctly different from first internship. Prerequisite: GPA Greater or Equal to 2.75. May be repeated for up to 3 hours of degree credit.

HESC4493 Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families (Fa) Public policy advocacy as related to children and family issues. Strategies for advocacy will be emphasized. Lecture three hours per week. Prerequisite: RSOC 2603 or SOCI 2013.

HESC455V Special Topics (Irregular) (1-6) Topics not covered in other courses, a focused study of specific topics in the students' areas of concentration. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HESC4623 Selection and Layout of Food Service Equipment (Sp) Types of food service. Planning food flow from receiving to service of meals. Choosing proper equipment for the flow plan and service items. Sanitation, maintenance, comparison of personnel requirements. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HESC 3604. Prerequisite: HESC 2603.

HESC4633 Hospitality Operations and Financial Analysis (Sp) This course is an in-depth, comprehensive study of hospitality operations, with emphasis on financial statements and other accounting reports that are usually used by management staffs for strategic decision making. It includes the application of computer software and human resource management skills. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HESC 3633. Prerequisite: AGEC 2143.

HESC4643 Meetings, Events and Convention Management (Fa) Focuses on the planning and management of meetings and conventions in the hospitality industry. Includes catering in food service operations & management for on-premise and off-premise. Course content will also cover working with contract management operations and theme catering. Pre- or Corequisite: AGEC 3303 or MKTG 3433. Prerequisite: HESC 1603

HESC4653 Global Travel and Tourism Management (Fa) Course recounts the history of travel, explores the future, and discusses the components of tourism from a global perspective. An overview of tourism planning at the global level will be presented. A variety of planning theories, procedures and tourism guidelines to meet the diverse needs of travelers, destination communities, hospitality organizations, public, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector will be introduced in this class. Prerequisite: HESC 1603,HESC 2643 and PSYC 2003 or SOCI 2013.

HESC4663 Issues & Trends in Hospitality & Tourism (Sp) A study of world trends, issues, and the current state of the industry as well as predictions for the future of lodging, cruise, restaurant, technology, travel and tourism industries with applications to forecasting change in the hospitality and tourism industries. Prerequisite: HESC 1603.

HESC4673 Destination Marketing & Operations (Sp) This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the tasks and processes involved in running a successful destination management organization (DMO). The course places heavy emphasis on destination marketing. Prerequisite: HESC 1603.

HESC4683 Food and Wine Management, Service and Evaluation ( Fa) This course provides students with knowledge of the sensory relationship of wine and food and the important role this process has on gastronomic satisfaction and gastronomic tourism. Course topics will include developing and marketing the wine/food tourism product, wine and food pairing as a hierarchical process, gastronomic identity, Old and New World traditions, managing a food and wine program, trends in food and wine, and promoting Arkansas food and wine. Students must have senior standing and be at least 21 years old. Students are required to complete an alcohol compliance education program prior to taking course. Students who may not imbibe for any reason should speak with the instructor about an accommodation and alternative assignments. Prerequisites: Senior standing, hospitality major, completion of alcohol compliance education program, HESC 2112/2111L, and HESC 2603.

HESC4693 Hospitality Management Internship (Sp, Su, Fa) Supervised experience in an instructor approved work/learning situation relating to the hospitality industry in multiple aspects of a hospitality organization. Emphasis on application of knowledge and skills to actual job roles and responsibilities. Requires employment in a hospitality setting for a minimum of 250 clock hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing, restricted to FHNH/HRMN students, & 500 hours of documented work-related hospitality industry experience. May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

HESC4753 Family Financial Management (Sp, Fa) Economic considerations of the family in a rapidly changing society. Family finance and consumer problems are emphasized.

HESC4901 Apparel Studies Pre-Study Tour (Sp) (Even years, Fa) A study of specific regional and international fashion markets for apparel studies in preparation for HESC 4912 APST Study Tour. The course examines the design, production, distribution and retailing of fashion goods from couture fashion to mass markets. Prerequisite: 2.0 minimum GPA. May be repeated for up to 4 hours of degree credit.

HESC4912 Apparel Studies Study Tour (Su) (Even years, Fa) An on-site study of specific regional and international fashion markets for apparel studies. Course further examines the design, production, distribution and retailing of fashion goods from couture fashion to mass markets as outlined in HESC 4901. Course includes study trip; length based upon destination. Additional fees required. Prerequisite: Minimum 2.0 GPA and HESC 4901. May be repeated for up to 8 hours of degree credit.

HESC5003 Apparel Studies in the Global Economy (Even years, Fa) Analysis of economic, social and political aspects of the domestic and international textile and apparel industries. Lecture 3 hours.

HESC5013 Advanced Apparel Pattern Design (Sp) Use of computer aided design technology to perform pattern making techniques for apparel production. Laboratory 5 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 3003.

HESC5023 Social, Psychological and Cultural Aspects of Dress (Odd years, Fa) Integration of social, psychological and cultural theories as they apply to appearance and clothing behavior. Lecture 3 hours.

HESC502V Special Problems Research (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6)

HESC5033 Issues and Trends in Textile Studies (Odd years, Sp) Studies of advances in textile science and recent developments in the textile industry. Lecture 3 hours.

HESC5043 Theories and Practices in Apparel Merchandising (Even years, Sp) Theoretical perspectives, concepts and current practices that influence apparel merchandising. Lecture 3 hours.

HESC5223 Nutrition During the Life Cycle (Fa) Study of normal nutrition emphasizing quantitative needs for nutrients as functions of biologic processes that vary during stages of the life cycle. Nutritive needs during pregnancy and childhood are emphasized with some attention to nourishing aging and elderly adults. Factors that affect food choices and eating behavior are also considered. Lecture 3 hours per week. On campus and web-based delivery is offered. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

HESC522V Readings in Nutrition (Sp) (1-6) Seminar and individual study. Prerequisite: HESC 4213 or HESC 4223 or ANSC 3143.

HESC5264 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (Fa) Principles of nutritional care with emphasis on pathophysiology, assessment and treatment in chronic illnesses. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

HESC5273 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Sp) Principles of nutritional care with emphasis on pathophysiology, assessment and treatment in chronic illness. Lecture 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: HESC 5264.

HESC5403 Advanced Family Relations (Fa) Subtle elements in marriage, parent-child, and other relations among family members and between the family and the larger community. Recent cultural change as it affects the family. Recent research and literature. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HESC5423 Theories of Human Development (Fa) Classic and contemporary theories and theoretical issues concerning human development across the life span. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HESC5433 Advanced Child Development (Sp) Theory and research concerning normal behavior and development in childhood. Acquaintance with library resources, classic studies, and recent literature.

HESC5443 Gerontology (Sp) Examines physiological and psychological development of the aging individual, extended family relationships, service networks for older adults, and retirement activities. Some attention given to housing and care needs of persons in advanced years. Lecture 3 hours per week, seminar format. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

HESC5463 Research Methodology in Social Sciences (Sp) Logical structure and the method of science. Basic elements of research design; observation, measurement, analytic method, interpretation, verification, presentation of results. Applications to research in the economic and sociological problems of agriculture and Human Environmental Sciences. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Same as AGED 5463)

HESC5643 Meetings and Convention Management (Fa) Focuses on the planning and management of meetings and conventions in the hospitality industry.

HESC5653 Global Travel and Tourism Management (Fa) The course recounts the history of travel, explores the future, and discusses the components of tourism from a global perspective.

HESC5663 Critical Issues and Trends in Hospitality and Tourism (Sp) The hospitality industry is arguably one of the most important sources of income and foreign exchange and is growing rapidly. However, national and international crises have huge negative economic consequences. This course explores change in the world and applies this to forecasting change in the hospitality and tourism industries. This course examines the current state of the industry and makes educated predictions to the future of the lodging, cruise, restaurant, technology, and travel and tourism industries.

HESC5683 Food and Wine Management, Service and Evaluation (Fa) This course provides students with knowledge of the sensory relationship of wine and food and the important role this process has on gastronomic satisfaction and gastronomic tourism. Course topics will include developing and marketing the wine/food tourism product, wine and food pairing as a hierarchical process, gastronomic identity, Old and New World traditions, managing a food and wine program, trends in food and wine, and promoting Arkansas food and wine. Students must be at least 21 years old. Students are required to complete an alcohol compliance education program prior to taking course. Students who may not imbibe for any reason should speak with the instructor about an accommodation and alternative assignments. Limited to hospitality graduate students only. Prerequisite: Restricted to graduate students in HESC, must be 21 years old, completion of alcohol compliance education program.

HESC600V Master's Thesis (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-6)

HESC700V Doctoral Dissertation (Sp, Su, Fa) (1-18) Prerequisite: Candidacy.