Work and Family Life - 0611 (1.00 year)
Prerequisite: Not open to anyone who has previously taken Food, Nutrition and Wellness, or a comparable course in another school.
Elective Credit: 1.00
This introductory class to the field of Consumer Sciences is divided into three key units: Character Development, Nutrition and Wellness, and Family Relations. Food preparation, meal planning, budgeting, effective communication, goal setting, stress management, character development, home design, recycling, and seasonal projects are also introduced.
Students, upon completion of this course, will have knowledge, awareness and skills in the challenging and dynamic work of the family. Critical and creative thinking, as well as teamwork, communication skills, social skills, math and language skills, and ethical reasoning within the Catholic context will be nurtured to grow and develop. Through hands on cooking and creating, class discussions, class challenges, projects, activities, and guest speakers, students will gain valuable hands on skills.
**Students will be required to bring in 2 items for the classroom, such as dish detergent, hand soap, paper plates, etc.
Family Building - 0615 (.5 year)
Elective Credit: 0.50
This is research based class where students explore various topics pertaining to child development and issues facing families today.
This course is centered around home life, with a focus on the child, and the elements for building strong families.