HOME SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT COURSE SYNOPSIS

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

HSM 200: INTRODUCTION TO HOME SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (2 Units)

Philosophy, objectives and scope of Home Science and Management. History and development of Home Science Education in Nigeria. An introduction to and analysis of the careers and vocational opportunities available in Home Science. Role of Home Science Education in meeting individual development, needs of family, group and community.

HSM 201: BASIC DESIGN (2 Units)

Basic design – Introduction to the basic elements of design, line, texture, value, tones, colours. Perspective – rules relating to observation. Drawing of simple geometric forms – cuboids, cones, cylinders.

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HSM 202: INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILE AND FABRIC DESIGN (2 Units)

Exploration of various techniques of printing and dyeing fabrics. Exploration of various environmental and traditional African design motifs for printed and dyed fabrics (Studio work and tutorial – 6 hours a week).

HSM 203: MARRIAGE AND FAMILY RELATIONS (2 Units)

Definition of concept – family, marriage and kinship, processes of mate selection, preparation for marriage, adjustment and interaction in marriage. Laws and customs affecting marriage in different cultures with special emphasis on Nigeria’s marriage and family institution. An introduction to the family structure, functions and interaction. Special attention will be given to the life cycle of the family from birth through bereavement.

HSM 204: CHILD CARE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (2 Units)

The course will introduce students to the basic theories of child development from conception to adolescence, special emphasis will be devoted to the effect of varying ecosystems on the development of the Nigerian child.

HSM 205: PRINCIPLES OF HOUSING (2 Units)

The housing needs of families. Economic, social and psychological factors involved in renting and buying a house. Housing standards; Principles design, and layout of different types. Rural housing and community development. Planning and design criteria for rural housing. Local materials for rural housing. Public participation in housing development. A study of the housing policies of Federal and State Governments of Nigeria. Various methods of financing house investment in the public, private and cooperative sectors.

HSM 206: INTRODUCTION TO CLOTHING TECHNIQUES (2 Units)

Functions of clothing. Concepts of fashion. Aesthetic and practical aspects of texture, colour and style. Basic construction methods and equipment.

HSM 207: HOUSEHOLD RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2 Units)

Definition, categorization and identification of resources; application of economic concept to household production; limits to household productivity, management concepts and applications to the household ecosystem e.g. At home/farm, Business Interfaces; Decision Making; Uncertainly and Risk.

HSM 210: HOME TECHNOLOGY (2 Units)

Basic principles and practical application of mechanical and electrical engineering. Operating and maintenance of home equipment (cooker, refrigerator, air-conditioner, pressing iron, toaster, grinder etc). Analysising/diagnosing and costing the kind of maintenance/reconditioning/repair jobs of common mechanical and electrical fixtures and equipment in the home. Study and improvement of indigenous technologies in rural homes.

HSM 300: INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE (6 Units)

Evaluation of industrial experience to be assessed by Industrial Supervisor.

HSM 301: CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION (2 Units)

Measurement yardage estimates. Application of introductory cause work to the construction of sewn and knitted garments. Selection of garments.

HSM 302: SIWES SEMINAR (3 Units)

Seminar presentation of industrial experience to be assessed by lecturers in the Department.

HSM 304: SIWES’ STUDENT REPORT (4 Units)

Report to be bound and assessed by Departmental Supervisor

HSM 305: PROGRAMME DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING IN HOME SCIENCE (2 Units)

Philosophy and principles of Home Science in Nigeria: role of rural women in Nigeria, agriculture and economic development; factors in Home Science programmes, planning and implementation; coordination with other agencies and organisations.

HSM 306 : SIWES VISITATION REPORT (3 Units)

This is to be submitted on each visit by the Departmental Supervisor and assessed by Departmental Supervisor.

HSM 307: EXTENSION TEACHING METHODS (2 Units)

Nature and elements of communication process. Principles of communication. Application of communication process in analysing communication problems in extension. The meaning of the concepts of teaching, learning and motivation. Steps and principles of teaching and learning. Extension teaching methods. Preparation and use of teaching materials and aids.

HSM 309: FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION (2 Units)

Theories, principles and techniques for education of parents in understanding the needs of their families. Directed experience in parent education programme. Discussion of parent Counselling and home visits for development of better relationship between parents and their children.

HSM 311: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH I (2 units)

In depth exploration of the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of the child from infancy to middle childhood. Special attention will be devoted to the development needs of the young child and the implications of such needs for the development of age appropriate materials and for the design of community and school based programmes. Students will be expected to actualize theories by practical with young children. The first semester will focus on infants and one and two-year olds. The second semester will deal with three and four years old.

HSM 313: HOUSING, HOME FURNISHING MANAGEMENT AND HOUSING DESIGN (2 Units)

Relationship between life styles and housing. Identifying house requirements and limitations. Flow of goods and activities in buildings. Form and functions in housing. Kitchen planning. Functions, selections and use of furnishings. Practical interior furnishing techniques. Fibres and structure in relation to comfort, hygiene, durability and beauty. Decoration, refurbishing and restoration of furniture and soft furnishing.

HSM 315: HOME MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM (2 Units)

As part of the application of management principles and processes, a period of 4-6 weeks in a management house is required. During this period, students shall analyse and evaluate management techniques at different family life-cycle stages and socio-economic levels.

HSM 321: INTERIOR DECORATION AND DESIGN (2 Units)

Application of design principles to interior decoration and arrangement of living space. Analysis, organization and development of multi-functional spaces within living environment. Exploration of interior living environment, contemporary and traditional residential areas in an ecological, behaviour cultural context.

HSM 323: NIGERIAN CLOTHING AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES (2 Units)

Industrial sewing. Factory procedures, methods of production, specialization in product types, store administration, staff recruitment and training, staff motivation and remuneration.

HSM 327: PATTERN DRAFTING AND DESIGN I (2 Units)

General information on equipment used. How to analyse a design, design techniques. Use and importance of basic blocks. Pattern making. Introduction to dart manipulation; Basic flat pattern-drafting on front and back bodies, necklines, collar, skirt, sleeve, pants, shirt.

HSM 329: PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF TEXTILE DESIGN (2 Units)

Theories, methods and practices of textiles design. History of textiles, their materials and techniques. Traditional and contemporary textiles; methods of design application and printing with special emphasis on African traditional motifs. Advances in textiles.

HSM 401: FAMILY IN CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (2 Units) An examination of patterns of family interaction on the international and intra-national levels. Special emphasis will be given to the processes of child rearing and socialization, particularly, as they relate to the larger culture. Attempts to quantify and qualify current patterns of child rearing within Nigeria will be emphasized through field work organisation and development of multi-functional space within living environment. Exploration of interior living environment, contemporary and traditional residential areas in an ecological bahaviour and culture context.

HSM 402: PROJECT (4 Units)

Each student will submit report of his/her project based on original research work carried out under staff supervision. Where applicable, original design of pro-type pattern drafting, clothing construction, recipe development, extension models, etc, will be presented in addition.

HSM 405: ADVANCED WEAVING (2 Units)

Execution of original designs, using different weaving techniques. Experience in the construction, wrapping and threading of loom (Studio work and tutorial – 9 hours a week).

HSM 406: CONSUMER EDUCATION (2 Units)

Definition and principles of consumer education. An analysis of economic forces affecting individuals and facilities as consumers of goods and services. Creating awareness of the rights and responsibilities of consumers in the market place, developing aids and techniques for making intelligent choices of goods and services. Political, social, economic and legal implications of consumer decisions and actions.

HSM 407: TEXTILE PRODUCTION II (3 Units)

Theories, methods and practices of textiles design. History of textiles, their materials and techniques. Traditional and contemporary textiles; methods of design application and printing with special emphasis on African traditional motifs.

HSM 408: FASHION DRAWING (3 Units)

Experiments in different techniques of resist and tie-dyeing. Special emphasis on the use of traditional African motifs. Advances in textiles. (Studio work and tutorial – 9 hours a week).

HSM 409: ADVANCED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (2 Units)

Application of design principles to interior decoration and arrangement of living space. Analysis, functions – exponential, normal, chi-square, student’s Fisher (F), gamma and beta. Distribution of functions of random variables.

HSM 410: CREATIVE FABRICS (2 Units)

Conception of textile design as art. The fabrication of tapestries, rags, applique, stitchery, lace-work, macramé, etc from the point of view of art for art’s sake.

HSM 411: ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION AND TAILORING TECHNIQUES

(3 Units)

The body contour, art of fitting. Fitting techniques, importance of grain line in fitting. Figure problems. Methods of alteration on sewn garments. Tailoring techniques on special fabrics. Lining a garment.

HSM 412: APPLIED CLOTHING DESIGN (3 Units)

Practical application of the knowledge gained in construction class through individual creativity and the production of original designs and presentation of finished articles. The work will be evaluated by students and Departmental staff.

HSM 413: FAMILY DYNAMICS AND CHANGE (3 Units)

An ecosystem perspectives of family. Intra-household dynamics processes of interaction, decision-making, division of analysis, production and consumption. Changes in family structure and factors influencing such changes. Conflicts and integration within the family and inter-relations of these to the larger society.

HSM 414: DESIGN CONSULTANCY (2 Units)

Types of clients and their needs. The designer consultant relationship. Case studies in solving design problems in the areas of textiles, clothing, housing and furnishings, recipe development, marriage intervention, day-care centre and food services establishment, according to the students’ option. Presentation of design solutions.

HSM 416: ADOLESCENCE AND ADULTHOOD (3 Units)

This course examines some of the theories relating to development and growth from adolescence through senescence. Emphasis will be on the unique tasks and challenges confronted by individuals at each developmental stage. The effects of individual differences and the socio-cultural context on reactions to stresses at each state will be examined.

HSM 417: ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES (2 Units)

Explores procedures involved in establishing and operating centres for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. Special emphasis is given to regulations governing establishment of day-care centres and nursery schools. Monetary matters, space management, curriculum and interaction, health and food services, public relations and parent relations.

HSM 418: PATTERN DRAFTING AND DESIGN II (3 Units)

General information on equipment used. How to analyse a design, design techniques. Use an importance of basic blocks. Pattern making. Introduction to dart manipulation; basic flat pattern-drafting on front and back bodies, necklines, collar, skirt, sleeve, pants, shirt.

HSM 420: HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH II (2 Units)

In depth exploration of the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of the child from infancy to middle childhood. Special attention will be devoted to the development needs of the young child and the implications of such needs for the development of age appropriate materials and for the design of community and school-based programmes. Students will be expected to actualize theories by practical with young children. The first semester will focus on infants and one and two-year olds. The second semester will deal with three and four years olds.

HSM 422: DESIGN OF UTILITY AREAS IN THE HOUSE (2 Units)

Determining space, equipment and furniture requirement in kitchens, stores, and other rooms in the house. Planning for work, storage, water drainage, voltage, ventilation, light, refuse disposal, traffic and materials flows.

HSM 423: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY COUNSELLING (2 Units)

Counselling as profession and within a profession, roles and limitations of counsellors, types if clinics, fact findings, problem identification; identification and involvement of concerned parties; counselling techniques; use of government and other resource persons, follow up and evaluation; case studies will be used to illustrate basic concepts and skills.

HSM 429: FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH (2 Units)

Concept of health, recognition and coping with problems. Level of prevention. Environmental sanitation. Diseases spread by water, food and air. Common health problems in Nigerian communities. Diseases that can be prevented by immunization. Governmental and voluntary agencies’ efforts in solving health problems. Accidents in and outside the home. Family adjustments to health crisis and community organisation in health.

HSM 430: NIGERIAN COTTAGE INDUSTRIES (2 Units)

Concept and principles of cottage industries. Case studies of the various types of cottage industries in Nigeria, their operations, problems and prospects. Government policies and laws on cottage industries in Nigeria. Review of cottage industries. (Particularly policies, laws, operations in selected other countries). Students registered for this course shall submit report of case studies/reviews done individually or group.

HSM 431: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE (2 Units)

Selection and use of literature as it contributes to the total development of children. Consideration of African Literature for children. Involves actual experience in story telling.

HSM 432: NURSERY SCHOOL LABORATORY (3 Units)

Principles and theories of learning as it relates to the growth and development of Nursery School Children. Overview of Nursery School Education in Nigeria. Philosophy, objectives and scope of Nursery School Laboratory. Equipment for Nursery School Laboratory. Understanding children’s behaviour. Adjustment to new experiences. Interpersonal communication skills needed in group relationship. Exploration of the intellectual of Nursery School Children. Planning of Curriculum.

HSM 435: ORGANISATION OF FAMILY AND CHILD WELFARE PROGRAMMES (2 Units)

Discussion of principles and techniques, purposes, operation, staffing and clientele of organisations and agencies. Serving families, analysis of problems involved in coordinating and delivery services to families.

HSM 439: INSTITUTIONAL EQUIPMENT AND MANAGEMENT (2 Units)

Definition, designs and classification of institutional equipment; requirement and specification for installation and operating large equipment; methods of evaluation; equipment performance; use and routine care of equipment and special maintenance practices of equipment and environment.

HSM 441: ADMINISTRATION AND PROGRAMME PLANNING IN EXTENSION (2 Units)

Concepts, theories, principles and guidelines of administration, organisation, supervision as applied to extension. Administrative function and responsibility in agricultural extension, staff recruitment, selection, placement and supervision, budget development and fiscal control; importance of programme planning in extension, principles and concepts of programme planning in agricultural extension need, educative objective; learning experience, clientele participation, plan of work and calendar of work, the role of good public relations, good leadership and cooperation for an extension worker, associations and cooperatives. Concepts of evaluation applied to agricultural extension programmes.

HSM 443: FASHION DRAWING AND DESIGN (2 Units)

A study of clothing in relation to human figure. Illustration and design of original dresses based on traditional and contemporary materials. Design of styles to suit different figures, occasion and profession styles for the elderly, tall and plump, school children, weddings, etc.

HSM 444: SEMINAR (2 Units)

Presentation of final year projects by students.


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