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WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$352 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Food and Clothing
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Agriculture
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Food & Clothing Science is an interdisciplinary discipline in Family and Consumer Science; combining aspects of natural and social science. It focuses on the relationship between individuals, families and communities, and the environment in which they live.

Food Science draws on biology, psychology, sociology, education, economics, chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering to study food & nutrition, principles of food, food hygiene and safety, nutritional assessment methods, sensory evaluation of foods and life cycle nutrition and meal management.

Clothing Science examines both the physical [fabric properties, product design, processes, performance & maintenance] and social aspects of textiles and apparel [theoretical perspectives, socio-cultural contexts, manufacturing, marketing & distribution].

Professionals with Food and Clothing background are engaged in establishing quality assurance systems, process & product design and research on family & consumer behaviour for the betterment of families and society.

More than ever before, Consumer & Family professionals with Food & Clothing background are increasingly being asked to provide knowledge that is relevant to the needs of individuals, families and communities.
This is based on the realisation that problems such as poverty, food security, water & sanitation, health and environmental quality do not fall into a single disciplinary or eld.

Researchers and practitioners with expertise in Food & Clothing work with other professionals to and solutions to problems that confront individuals, families and communities on a daily basis.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to :
• Acquire an in-depth knowledge of Food and Clothing Science and the application of this specialisation within current Family and Consumer practice or situations.
• Demonstrate an understanding of procedures needed to promote and maintain health, nutrition and safety in a given intervention.
• Demonstrate a comprehensive and systematic grasp of Family & Consumer Science Body of Knowledge and its relationship to Food and Clothing.
• Be able to contribute to the improvement and/or maintenance of the well-being of individuals, families and communities within local and international social contexts.
• Be able to apply diverse teaching methods and strategies which are appropriate to addressing the needs of families and society

Curriculum

LEVEL 100 (First Year) COURSES

The Courses available in Level 100 are compulsory for all Foods & Clothing Option Students

FIRST SEMESTER

FOODS & CLOTHING OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDITS

FCOS  101

Introduction to Foods & Nutrition

C

2

FCOS 103

Introduction to Textile Fibres &

Fabrics

C

3

MATH   101

General Mathematics

C

3

AGRC  101

General Chemistry I

C

2

CROP  101

Introduction to Agricultural Botany

C

2

UGRC 150

Critical Thinking and Practical

Reasoning

C

3

TOTAL

15

SECOND SEMESTER

                                              FOOD AND CLOTHING OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDITS

FCOS 102

Scope & Philosophy of Family &

Consumer Sciences

C

2

FCOS 104

Introduction to Family Resource

Management

C

2

AGRC 102

General Chemistry II

C

3

AGRC 104

Introduction to Computer Science

C

2

AGRC 108

General Physics

C

3

UGRC 110

Academic Writing I

C

3

UGRC 131-136

Understanding Human Societies

C

3

TOTAL

18

LEVEL 200 COURSES

The Courses in Level 200 are compulsory for all Foods & Clothing Option Students

FIRST SEMESTER

FOODS AND CLOTHING OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDITS

FCOS 201

Child & Adolescent Development

C

2

AGEC 211

Microeconomics: principles and applications to households and firms

C

2

PSYC 221

Introduction to General Psychology

C

3

SOCI 221

Basic Concepts in Sociology

C

3

BCMB 205

General Biochemistry

C

3

UGRC 210

Academic Writing II

C

3

TOTAL

16

SECOND SEMESTER

FOODS AND CLOTHING OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDITS

FCOS 202

Introduction to Fashion Design

C

2

FCOS 204

Adult Development

C

2

FCOS 206

Principles of Foods

C

3

FCOS 208

Human Physiology

C

3

FCOS 212

Concepts of Family Resource

Management

C

2

AGRC 202

Introductory Statistics

C

3

TOTAL

15

LEVEL 300 COURSES

The students shall be required to take all the University and Department’s required courses. Additionally, the student shall take at least TWO electives per semester.

FIRST SEMESTER

FOODS AND CLOTHING OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDITS

FCOS  300

Family & Consumer Sciences

Internship

C

2

FCOS 301

Consumer Behaviour & Education

C

2

FCOS 303

Principles of Housing

C

2

FCOS 305

Textile Design

C

3

FCOS 307

Basic Nutrition

C

3

UGRC 220-238

Introduction to African Studies

C

3

Select ANY one elective

E

3

TOTAL

18

*FCOS 309 =Dynamics of Family (2 credits), FCOS 311

=Parenting (2credits), FCOS 315 = Textiles and Apparel Product (2 credits), FCOS 317 =Evolution of Fashion (2 credits)

SECOND SEMESTER

FOODS & CLOTHING OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDITS

FCOS 302

Food Hygiene and Safety

C

3

FCOS 304

Family Resource Management

C

2

FCOS 306

Research Methods

C

3

FCOS 308

Housing the Family

C

2

FCOS 312

Nutritional Assessment Methods

C

2

FCOS 318

Sensory Evaluation of Foods

C

2

Select ANY one elective

E

3

TOTAL

17

LEVEL 400 COURSES

The student shall be required to take all the Departmental required courses. Students may also take some elective courses.  Level 400 students are expected to report to the School 4 weeks before the commencement of the first semester to begin their research project.

FIRST SEMESTER

FOODS & CLOTHING OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDITS

FCOS  400

Research Project

C

3

FCOS  401

Life Cycle Nutrition & Meal

Management

C

3

FCOS  403

Apparel Design and Production

C

3

FCOS  405

Extension Theory

C

2

AGRC 401

Entrepreneurial Skills

C

3

Select 2 electives from FCOS

407,FCOS 411 & FCOS 415*

E

4 or 5

TOTAL

18 or 19

*FCOS 407 =Management of Household Tools & Appliances(3 credits),FCOS 411= Garment and Accessories Technology(2 credits,  FCOS 415 =Management of Food Service Systems(2 credits)

SECOND SEMESTER

FOODS & CLOTHING OPTION

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CORE/ELECTIVE

CREDITS

FCOS 400

Research Project

C

3

FCOS 402

Textiles & Apparel Policies

C

2

FCOS 404

Current Issues in Foods and

Nutrition

C

2

FCOS 406

Extension Practical

C

1

FCOS 408

Family Resource Management

Practicum

C

3

FCOS 414

Textiles & Clothing Maintenance

C

3

Select 2 electives from FCOS

412,FCOS 416,FCOS 418,FCOS

422 & FCOS 424*

E

4

TOTAL

18

*FCOS 412=Policy perspectives in Child Studies(2 credits), FCOS 416=Special Topics in Family Resource Management(2 credits) FCOS 418=Marriage, Family & Intimate Relationships(2 credits), FCOS 422=Food Product Development(2 credits, FCOS 424=Fashion Production Internship(2 credits)


Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies
Electives: Credit passes in any three of Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography and Elective Mathematics, with at least a C6 in Chemistry


For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & a Science subject.
Electives: Credit passes in Chemistry, and any two of Physics, Biology/Agriculture Science, Geography and Further Mathematics.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:

Three (3)’A’ Level subjects comprising:
Chemistry and any two (2) subjects.

International Baccalaureate:

At least Grade 4 in three (3) HL subjects comprising:
Chemistry, and any two (2) of Physics, Biology, Geography and Mathematics.
In addition, applicants must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL), and at least C in a science subject at the IGCSE or equivalent.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

FCS graduates pursue postgraduate studies for further specialisation or and employment in the following fields:
• Food industry
• Hospitality services
• Social & community services
• Sensitisation & Advocacy
• Early childhood interventions
• Teaching [public & private sector]
• Programme Counselling
• Rehabilitation Services
• Fitness and sports

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $352
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,999

Lecturers

Angelina O. Danquah (BSc (KNUST) MSc (Acadia) PhD (McGill))
Associate Professor
adanquah@ug.edu.gh

Christina A. Nti (BSc (Ghana) MPhil (Oslo) PhD (Ghana))
Associate Professor
cnti@ug.edu.gh / christie_nti@yahoo.com;

Clara Opare-Obisaw (BSc (Ghana) MSc (Guelph) PhD (Ghana))
Associate Professor
copare-obisaw@ug.edu.gh

Cynthia Gadegbeku (B.Ed. (UCC) MPhil (Ghana) PhD (Reading))
Senior Lecturer (Head of Department)
cgadegbeku@ug.edu.gh

Docea A.G. Fianu (BSc (Ghana) MSc (Guelph))
Associate Professor
dfianu@ug.edu.gh

Efua T. Vandyck ((BSc, MPhil, PhD (Ghana))
Senior Lecturer
evandyck@ug.edu.gh

Elizabeth M. Ba-Ama ((BSc, MPhil (Ghana))
Lecturer
eba-ama@ug.edu.gh

Joris G. Niilante Amissah ((BSc (KNUST) MSc, PhD (Cornell))
Lecturer
jgnamissah@ug.edu.gh

Justice Owusu-Bempah ((Bsc, MPhil (Ghana), PhD (New Zealand))
Senior Lecturer
jowusu-bempah@ug.edu.gh

Laetitia A.P. Hevi-Yiboe (BSc (Ghana) MSc (Guelph) PhD (Iowa State))
Associate Professor
lhevi-yiboe@ug.edu.gh

Mercy Kuma-Kpobee ((B.Tech, M.Tech (Technikon Pretoria), PhD (UK))
Lecturer
mkuma-kpobee@ug.edu.gh

Nana Yaa Asantewaa Nyarko ((BA, MPhil (Ghana))
Lecturer
nyanyarko@ug.edu.gh

Sheriffa Mahama ((BA, MPhil (Ghana), PhD (Germany))
Senior Lecturer
smahama@ug.edu.gh

Vivian Tackie-Ofosu ((BSc, MPhil (Ghana), MPA(Iowa), PhD(Ghana))
Senior Lecturer
vtackie-ofosu@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

Dr
Cynthia Gadegbeku
Head of Department
 
School of Agriculture
Responsible for admission inquiries