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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Event Planning Minor

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This minor will give the student a solid understanding of special event programming and management. It will also provide experiential learning opportunities through event production. Students in various majors including global wine studies, business, the arts, communication and others may find this minor a beneficial supplement.

To be admitted to a major or minor in Recreation Tourism Events, a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.3 (or be a freshman or transfer). A minimum grade of C- must be earned course counted toward fulfilling major and minor requirements.

Total Credits: 26-28

Family and Consumer Sciences Department Information

College of Education and Professional Studies
Michaelsen Hall, room 100
Mail Stop 7465
Fax 509-963-2787
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff    
Duane Dowd, PhD
Robert Perkins, EdD

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

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

Assistant Professors
Amy Claridge, PhD, family studies
Sarah Feeney, PhD, family studies
Na Young Jung, PhD, apparel, textiles and merchandising

Carla Jellum, PhD, recreation and tourism
Jodi Musser, MA, business and marketing, career and technical education
Miranda Porterfield, MBA, global wine studies

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

Sheri Hubbard, program coordinator
Alex Lange, secretary senior

Program Coordinators
Kimberlee Bartel, PhD, business and marketing, career and technical education director
Amy Claridge, PhD, child life program, family resource center director
Duane Dowd, PhD, family studies
Andrea Eklund, MA apparel, textiles and merchandising
Sarah Feeney, PhD, family studies
Carla Jellum, PhD, events program
Barbara Masberg, PhD, recreation and tourism
Jodi Musser, MA, business marketing education, career and technical education
Miranda Porterfield, MBA, global wine studies
Robert Perkins, EdD, recreation program

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.

College of Education and Professional Studies Information

Administration and Organization

Paul Ballard, (Black Hall, room 228)

Associate Dean
Ethan Bergman, PhD RDN (Black Hall, room 228)
Associate Dean
VACANT (Black Hall, room 228)

Contact Information
Fax: 509-963-1049
Mail Stop 7415

The mission of the College of Education and Professional Studies (CEPS) is to prepare competent, enlightened citizens who will enhance their respective professions, commit themselves to socially responsible leadership, and help develop the global economy in a spirit of cooperation. Each academic unit of the college has developed specific goals to address this mission.

Graduates of the College of Education and Professional Studies programs are Professionally Prepared and Profession Ready, or P3R. Graduates enter the job force right after graduation and make an immediate positive impact on their profession.


The Education programs at CWU are all about preparing students to enter the greatest profession in the world….Teaching! Our Education programs approach learning in a supportive and positive environment where students and staff share responsibility for knowledge, and where students and staff value working and learning together. Graduates enter their teaching positions after graduation and make an immediate positive impact on the students they teach.

CEPS facilitates communication between and among the respective disciplines that contribute to the preparation of educators, including teachers, school administrators, and school psychologists. Supporting the mission, purpose, and governance structure of CEPS is the constructivist philosophy-a belief that knowledge is actively created by learners and made meaningful when learners relate new information to prior knowledge.

The Teacher Preparation Program is administered through CEPS. Admission to the university does not guarantee admission into the Teacher Preparation Program. Students must apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and meet specific application criteria before being admitted. For more information about the Teacher Certification process, link to www.cwu.edu/teacher-certification/.

Professional Studies

The Professional Studies at Central Washington University strives to deliver innovative applied science and technology programs that develop competent globally responsible citizens who contribute to their respective professions. The vision of Professional Studies at CWU is to be recognized as a premier learning community dedicated to providing relevant and authentic learning experiences.

College of Education and Professional Studies programs value:

  • Students
  • Excellence in teaching
  • A rigorous academic and learning environment
  • The preparation of students for successful careers
  • Accreditation and industry standards
  • Applied research
  • Creative, diverse and innovative ideas
  • Open, collaborative environments
  • Partnerships with external constituents
  • The use of current technology
  • Professionalism, integrity, and responsible citizenship
  • Life balance

For more information about the Departments and Programs, go to the departments listed below.

The Department of Aerospace Students (AFROTC). CWU’s Air Force ROTC detachment is designed to recruit, educate and commission officer candidates with a mission of developing quality leaders for the Air Force.

The Department of Aviation is a regional leader in professional aviation education, attracting individuals with a passion for the combined art and science of flight.  Established in 1975, it is the only fully accredited public university aviation program in the Pacific Northwest. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Aviation Management and Professional Pilot and has a stellar reputation for preparing students for the demands of the industry.

The Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum houses the Professional Education Program (PEP), Field Experiences, Instructional Foundations undergraduate degree, and Master Teacher Graduate Program.

The Department of Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction Management offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Construction Management, Safety and Health Management, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Technology Education.  The department also offers a Master’s of Science Degree in Engineering Technology.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers degree programs in: Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising;  Business and Marketing Education;  Family and Consumer Sciences Education;  Family Studies; Global Wine Studies; and Recreation, Tourism and Event Management.  The department offers a graduate Master of Science with specializations in Family Studies and Career and Technical Education, and is the home of the International Sustainable Development Institute.  

The Department of Health, Educational Administration and Movement Studies. Graduates in this department are prepared to enter careers as physical education and school health teachers or in a wide variety of public health/community settings. They also have master level degrees in School Administration, Instructional Leadership, Higher Education, Health, and Physical Education with a specialization in Athletic Administration. 

The Department of Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) offers high demand undergraduate and graduate programs blending technical skills with soft skills in the areas of Administrative Management, Information Technology, Web and Database Management, Retail Management Technology, Network Management, Project Management, and Cybersecurity.  Degree programs are offered on campus, hybrid, 100% online, and self-paced competency based. Find out more: www.cwu.edu/it-management

The Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Education (LLSE) offers  programs for teacher candidates interested in developing educational pK-12 specialties in Bilingual Education/Teaching English as a Second Language;  Literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening); and Special Education. Each program leads to an endorsement for the Washington State teaching certificate.

The Department of Military Science (AROTC) houses the Army ROTC program at CWU. The mission of the Wildcat Battalion is to recruit, educate, coach, mentor and commission outstanding scholars, athletes and leaders inspired for service in our nation’s Army.

The Department of Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Sciences prepares students in a variety of professions that focus on the physical and functional abilities of humans including clinical physiology, exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, and paramedicine.

The Department of Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children (TEACH) is committed to ensuring graduates are prepared to be outstanding educational leaders and facilitators of learning who demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to educate and work within a diverse school population.

Department Chairs
Aerospace Studies (AFROTC): Richard Warr, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Peterson Hall, room 203)
Aviation: Sundaram Nataraja, PhD (Black Hall, room 225-1)
Educational Foundations and Curriculum: Ian Loverro, PhD (Black Hall, room 101)
Engineering Technologies, Safety and Construction: Lad Holden, Master of Technology (Hogue Hall, room 107)
Family and Consumer Sciences: Rob Perkins, EdD and Duane Dowd, PhD (Michaelsen Hall, room 100)
Health, Educational Administration, and Movement Studies: Heidi Henschel-Pellett, EdD (Dorothy Purser Hall, room 114)
Information Technology and Administrative Management: Robert Lupton, PhD (Shaw-Smyser Hall, room 203)
Language, Literacy, and Special Education: Janet Finke, PhD (Black Hall, room 204-6)
Military Science (AROTC): Jonathan Ackiss, Lt. Colonel (Peterson Hall, room 202G)
Nutrition, Exercise and Health Sciences: Keith Monosky, PhD (Dorothy Purser Hall, room 114)
Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children: Keith Salyer, PhD (Black Hall, room 101)

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