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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family and Consumer Sciences Department

College of Education and Professional Studies
Michaelsen Hall, room 100
Mail Stop 7565
Fax 509-963-2787
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff    

Duane Dowd, PhD

Kimberlee Bartel, PhD, business and marketing, career and technical education director
Robert Perkins, EdD, recreation, tourism and events

Associate Professors
Duane Dowd, PhD, CLFE, family and child life
Andrea Eklund, MA, apparel, textiles and merchandising
John Hudelson, PhD, global wine studies
Barbara Masberg, PhD, recreation, tourism and events

Assistant Professors
Amy Claridge, PhD, family and child life
Sarah Feeney, PhD, family and child life
Carla Jellum, PhD, recreation, tourism and events
David Rolfe, PhD, recreation, tourism and events

Jodi Musser, MA, business and marketing, career and technical education
Katie Tenhulzen, MS, child life
Astrid Vidalon-Shields, MA, apparel, textiles and merchandising

Emeritus Professors
Joan Amby, PhD, family studies
Dorothy Chase, PhD, recreation and tourism
Willa Dene Powell, PhD, family and consumer sciences education
Carolyn Schactler, MS, apparel design
William Vance, EdD, recreation and tourism
Marla Wyatt, PhD, family and consumer sciences education

Alex Lange, secretary senior
Ashley Xagoraris, program coordinator

Program Directors
Amy Claridge, PhD, family and child life program, family resource center director
Andrea Eklund, MA apparel, textiles and merchandising
Jodi Musser, MA, business marketing education, family and consumer sciences education, career and technical education
John Hudelson, global wine studies
Robert Perkins, EdD, recreation, tourism and events

Department Information
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences’ programs lead to baccalaureate degrees in apparel, textiles and merchandising, family and consumer sciences, career and technical education teaching, family studies, global wine studies, and recreation tourism, and events.

Students may complete a minor in any of the following areas: apparel textiles and merchandising as well as apparel design, family and consumer sciences, family and consumer sciences education, family studies, program development, recreation management, tourism management, wine trade and tourism, sustainable tourism, and event planning.

Admission Policy for Family and Consumer Sciences

  • A completed Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) major application form must be signed by a program advisor after an initial advising meeting. The advisor will submit it to the FCS chair for approval.
  • Freshmen are encouraged to apply.
  • Students seeking a major or minor should see specific requirements in the appropriate program section of this catalog.
  • For information on teacher certification for marketing education or business education, contact Professor Kim Bartel or Professor Rob Perkins.

Global Wine Studies
This Interdisciplinary Program provides students with a broad understanding of the global wine industry. The program prepares graduates for careers in winery and vineyard management, wine merchandising, wholesale, retail, e-commerce, distribution, marketing, import/export, hospitality, entrepreneurship, consulting, and more.

In the major, students complete 50 major core credits to acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills related to wine, wine business issues, and the global wine industry. Students also complete a minor, 25 to 36 credits, in one of several complementary academic areas. Students will also gain valuable experience by participating in a required international field experience and an internship with a wine-related business, either in the U.S. or abroad.

Admission Requirements
Students must complete the pre-admission requirements prior to admission into the degree program. An overall minimum 2.5 GPA will be required for admission. Students must fill out an application that includes an essay of motivation and goals. Upon approval of the application, an in-person or telephone interview will be conducted between the advisor for the global wine studies major and the prospective student. Permission of the major advisor is required. Upon admittance to the program students must agree to sign a written statement regarding professional conduct and responsibility.

Student must be at least 21 years old before enrolling in courses that involve tasting wine (GWS 302 - Fundamentals of Viticulture and Enology, GWS 304 - Wine Marketing and Branding, GWS 406 - Professional Wine Analysis, GWS 408 - Advanced Sensory Analysis and GWS 410 - Wine Faults.)

Special Requirements
Students will be expected to spend significant amounts of time outside the classroom on projects, field trips, and assignments. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in the global wine studies core courses.

Financial Obligations
Because this is a self-supported program: no tuition waiver programs apply. Additional course fees and continuing education tuition apply. Tuition for GWS classes may be higher than regular CWU tuition.

Recreation and Tourism
The Recreation and Tourism Program (RT) prepares students for positions in one of the top three industries in Washington State and the world’s number-one industry. Professional positions are numerous. The following list is a sampling of the types of professional positions currently held by RT graduates: city parks and recreation director, recreation manager, front office and training manager, director of youth programs, guest services manager, and winery marketing manager, among others.

To be admitted to a major or minor in the RT program, students must meet the admission and exit requirements for majors and minors in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. To graduate, majors and minors must meet the department graduation requirements.

Special Requirements

  • The elective area will include 14 credits of RT prefix courses. Elective courses must be pre-approved by an advisor prior to registration for course(s).
  • Students are required to complete 6 credits of RT 292 Practicum and 12 credits RT 490 Cooperative Education/ Internship. An additional 4 credits of RT 292 or 8 credits of RT 490 may be applied to the elective area with prior advisor approval.
  • Students should plan to complete RT 490 Cooperative Education during the summer term.


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