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FCS 103
MIDTERM EXAM
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Lecture 1
FCS as a field has been studied for over 100 years
Evolution of a discipline
o Today as a e outlook people do’t produe goods ad series i the hoe
today we are CONSUMERS
o This shift has changed our profession; it has created need for professionals to
manage the any consumer oriented businesses
Birth of a profession
o Overall theme has always been the application of scientific principals
o 1753-Benjamin Thompson
Experimented in sciences
Conducted research related to household problems
o 1842-Catherine Beecher
Initied the home economics movement
o 1861-Vassar College
Endows the first college program in domestic econmy
o 1862-Morrill Land-Grant Act
Provides land for agriculture college in every state
o 1842-1911- Ellen H. Swallow Richards ****
Lived in a male dominate society
Concerned the founder of the profession
Concerned with using science to improve home life
Enrolled at MIT
Called her a speial studet
First faculty member at MIT
Our Founder Dr. Ellen Richards
o Vassar: MA (1873)
o Received an honorary Doctor of Science from Smith College in 1910
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o She worked to improve air, water, and food quality, improved sanitary practice,
tests for containment, energy conservation, water pollution, and education for
women.
Home Economics: A Definition ***
o Is the study of the laws, conditions, principals, and ideas which are conceded on
oe had ith a’s iediate physial eiroet ad o the other had
with his nature as a social being and is the study specifically of the relations
between these two factors
Early 1900s
o 1902- ae Hoe Eoois approed
Home place for shelter, and nurture for children and families
Economics: management of time, energy, and money
o Progressive Era:
A time of business expansion, created a better and safer place to live,
women will have right to vote, women will work outside home
o 1917 Smith Hughes Act
Creating vocational educational
o 9: the Bette Lap as adopted as the professio’s logo ***
Mid 1900s
o 1920-30s
Period of tremendous societal changes
Great Depression stimulates a need for professionals working with
families to extend resources, care for families, find jobs etc.
o 1940s
Women enter workforce and consumer issue grows
In 1946 Future Homemakers of America (FMA) was founded
o 1970s
Mid-Late 1900s (grade schools)
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