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Consumer Affairs

This program focuses on how businesses, government agencies, and community organizations interact with families and consumers.

Option in Consumer Affairs (120 units)

Take one of the following support courses:

  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: GE A1 course.
  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A GE Foundation course.

Take one of the following support courses:

  • ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
    Prerequisite: MATH 103 or higher.
  • ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 103 or higher.
  • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

Take one of the following support courses:

  • SOC 170 Elementary Statistics (4)
    Prerequisites: SOC 100 or SOC 142 or instructor consent
  • STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life (3)
    Prerequisites: Appropriate ELM score, ELM exemption, or MAPB 7 or MAPB 11 or MAPB 12.

Take all of the following major courses:

  • FCS 299 Intro to Family and Consumer Sciences (1)
    Prerequisites: None.
    Not open for credit to students with credit in FCSE 299.
  • CAFF 223 Personal and Family Financial Management (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CAFF 226 Consumer Life Skills (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CAFF 228 Housing in Global Perspective (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
  • CAFF 321 Family and Consumer Resource Management (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
  • CAFF 427 Consumer Dynamics (3)
    Prerequisites: Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or successfully completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
  • CAFF 429 Consumer Protection (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper Division course in consumer affairs or consent of instructor.
  • FCS 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (1)
    Prerequisites: FCS 299, CAFF 321, 12 units of upper division course work in Family and Consumer Sciences. Must be taken in one of the last two semesters prior to graduation.
    Not open for credit to students with credit in FCSE 499.

Take two of the following courses:

  • CAFF 307 Crimes against Consumers (3)
    Prerequisite: None.
  • CAFF 309 The Consumer in the Legal and Economic Environment (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; completion of one or more Exploration courses; upper division standing.
  • CAFF 322 Family Housing and Urban Community (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing.
  • CAFF 388 Consumers vs. Technology: Who's Winning? (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, upper division standing, ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
  • CAFF 420 Personal Finance for the Aging (3)
    Prerequisites: 400-level course in Consumer Affairs or consent of instructor.
  • CAFF 422 Housing Policies: Public and Private (3)
    Prerequisite: CAFF 322, upper division standing or consent of instructor.
  • CAFF 425 Personal Financial Planning Analysis (3)
    Prerequisites: CAFF 223 or consent of instructor.
  • CAFF 426 Family Financial Problems (3)
    Prerequisites: CAFF 223 or consent of instructor.
  • CAFF 492C Internship in Consumer Affairs (3)
    Prerequisites: Student must be a Family and Consumer Sciences: Consumer Affairs major; have senior standing; approval of a faculty advisor in Consumer Affairs; or consent of instructor.
  • FCS 497 Directed Studies (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing, consent of instructor.
    Not open for credit to students with credit in FCSE 497.

Each course on the student's program planner must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. In addition, a course in which a grade lower than "C" is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in any course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a "C" may proceed with other courses with approval of the Consumer Affairs Area Coordinator.


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