Housing the Family

Housing the Family
Social-psychological, economic, and political aspects of housing families; making selections that will enhance the quality of housing, increase productivity, and protect the health, safety, and well-being of the family across the life cycle.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining SFL 230
Course Outcomes

Content and Learning

  • Become versed in selecting and purchasing homes, including home quality, location and floor plans, building and functional and support systems, evaluation, purchase financing options, responsibilities and obligations of home ownership. This includes online research and in-person examination of model homes to learn about features, benefits and limitations of home layout and quality.
  • Understand theory and application of interior design concepts and the ways these relate to creating a home that meets the physical, emotional and psychological needs of the family.
  • Critically compare features, benefits and pricing and selecting large home expenditures such as appliances, furnishings, lighting, textile products, flooring, window coverings and accessories through book learning, class lectures, on-line comparisons and field trip experiences.
  • Become competent in e-design floor plan software programs in the selection, costing and placement of interior furnishing components, including cross-referencing and sourcing skills.
  • Evaluate equally elements of living the gospel in all housing and family living decisions through preparation of assigned gospel living at home topics presented in class.
  • Demonstrate competency in learning from each other through in class participation, field trips, in-class presentations, and through interactive teacher presentations.