Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences Collection Development Policy

Revised January 2004

I. Academic Programs Served

A. The collection of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences (FCNS) materials is chiefly oriented toward the needs of the Department with its emphases on Child and Family Studies; Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising; and Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Administration.

B. Degrees offered in this department are: Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Studies, Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies, Bachelor of Science in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Administration, and teacher certification in Family and Consumer Sciences, Master of Science in Applied Family and Child Studies, Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Eating Disorders and Obesity.

C. At this time the department has no plans to expand any of the existing programs.

II. Clientele Served

A-B. The clientele served by this collection is almost exclusively the undergraduate or graduate student body and faculty of the FCNS department.

III. General Collection Policy Considerations

A. The language of collection shall be English: all others excluded.

B. Emphasis shall be placed on current materials.

C. Geographical coverage is typically of no concern.

D. Books, videos, serials and electronic resources shall be preferred for selection.

IV. Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences Collecting Levels

  • Subject: Home Economics
    LC Class: TX
  • Subject: Textiles
    LC Class: TS 1300 - 1885
  • Subject: Diet and Dietetics
    LC Class: RM 214 - 258

V. Other Resources

No comment.

VI. Special Remarks


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