HECOL - Human Ecology

Offered By:
Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Below are the courses available from the HECOL subject code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, class times, and textbooks.

HECOL 100 - Introduction to Principles and Practice in Human Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introductory course that provides a foundation in the body of knowledge that constitutes the field of human ecology (i.e., its history and philosophy; theories for studying everyday life). The scope of the field is explored and skills that foster effective professional practice by human ecologists are discussed.


HECOL 170 - Introduction to Textiles View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introductory exploration of the origin, creation and use of textiles in our world. Chemical and physical properties of fibres and fabrics are introduced and an understanding of how these properties influence various clothing and textile end uses is developed.


HECOL 201 - Introduction to Material Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The study of a range of objects and environments (from clothing to buildings) within selected time periods, and the study of particular perspectives through which such items can be interpreted. Students explore and learn about the connections between personal, social, temporal, and cultural contexts and the objects and environments that contribute to these contexts.


HECOL 210 - Intimate Relationships View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A consideration of the sociological, psychological, and personal factors affecting the development, maintenance and dissolution of intimate relationships today.


HECOL 211 - Human Sexuality View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An inquiry into the nature of sexual behavior, its personal and cultural sources, and the personal, familial and societal implications.


HECOL 214 - Seniors and Their Environments View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the environments in which older people live. The course uses an ecological framework to study the symbolic, physical, interpersonal, community, and political environments of older adults in Canada and other world regions.


HECOL 241 - Fashion Industries View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the soft goods industry including an overview of the apparel sector, apparel production, channels of distribution, fashion oriented products, global competitive influences, and career opportunities.


HECOL 250 - Design Studies and Practices View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Explores the production of designed things as material culture from a human ecological perspective. Theories and practices of object production focus on design processes including visualization, communication, inspiration/influence, and interface in the context of two-and three-dimensional design. Students learn theories during lectures and apply these in hands-on design projects in the studio.


HECOL 254 - Apparel Design and Construction Fundamentals View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

In this studio course students develop fundamental awareness and skills for the textiles and clothing field including machine operation, design and construction terminology, pattern manipulation and fit, and quality construction techniques. Students construct samples and garments with a focus on professional standards in problem solving and production. Prerequisites: One of HECOL 250, 170, or DES 135 or DES 138/139.


HECOL 268 - Survey of Historic Dress in the Western World View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the historical development of dress in the Western World with contemporary applications in design, merchandising, arts performance, education and museums. Resources include the Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection.


HECOL 270 - Applications of Textile Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Advancement of textile concepts introduced in HECOL 170 with an emphasis on textile finishing, colouration, care and maintenance. Techniques for fibre identification and yarn and fabric structural analysis are covered. Prerequisite: HECOL 170.


HECOL 300 - Policy Development and Evaluation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Processes of policy development, implementation and analysis; Canadian policy environments, institutional frameworks and instruments; application to professional practice and to current social and economic issues.


HECOL 301 - Program Planning and Evaluation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1.5)

Theories and processes of program planning, implementation, and evaluation from a human ecological perspective. Prerequisite: successful completion of *60.


HECOL 313 - Family Dynamics View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to family dynamics from the perspective of family theory. Changes in family dynamics across the life course will be examined using theoretical concepts, research, and practical application of concepts. Prerequisite: successful completion of *60.


HECOL 315 - Interviewing and Counseling View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

An introduction to interviewing and counseling strategies for working with individuals using a strengths-based, human ecological approach. Prerequisite: successful completion of *30 including HECOL 100.


HECOL 321 - Introduction to Family Finance View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the principles of money management for individuals, households, and families. Students learn basic financial literacy skills and tools required to make key financial decisions by identifying financial goals, assessing current resources, developing and implementing a financial plan and evaluating financial progress. It is also expected that students will be able to apply these tools in their professional work to enhance clients' financial literacy and their ability to resolve financial management challenges. Prerequisite: ECON 101; it is recommended that students have completed both ECON 101 and 102.


HECOL 322 - Family Economic Issues View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An examination of current issues affecting the economic well-being of Canadian families and of government policies which address those issues. Issues explored include work and family; the economics of childbearing, education, delayed life transitions, and aging; intrafamily allocation of resources; and money and family relationships. Prerequisites: ECON 101; it is recommended that students have completed both ECON 101 and 102.


HECOL 333 - Cross-Cultural Textiles View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

An introduction to the historical and technological development of cross-cultural textiles and survey of common textile-making techniques, designs, and embellishments. Ethnographic textiles are analyzed in the context of socio-cultural, political, economic, environmental, and aesthetical meanings. The course combines lectures, class discussions, videos, and examination of artifacts from the Clothing and Textiles Collection. Prerequisite: *30.


HECOL 354 - Apparel Design and Product Development I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Principles of design and merchandising applied to apparel design and portfolio development. A creative problem-solving approach to production of a line of clothing. Prerequisite: HECOL 254. Normally offered in alternate years.


HECOL 360 - Dress and Culture View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The complex phenomenon of bodily adornment is explored in relationship to values, attitudes, activities, beliefs, and forms of knowledge. Clothing is considered in terms of how it is expressive of various aspects of culture. Students develop analytical skills to help them understand the role played by clothing in different times, places, and contexts. Prerequisite: HECOL 201.


HECOL 370 - Quality Assurance for Textiles and Apparel View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Exploration of quality assurance of textiles and apparel through materials testing. Performance of textiles relative to product standards and specifications. Prerequisite: HECOL 270.


HECOL 408 - Intentional Professional Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Preparation for human ecology practicum placement. Effective workplace relationships and issues involved in professional practice are explored within the context of being a practicum student. Reflective practice and career development are key concepts of the course. Prerequisite: HECOL 100 and *90.


HECOL 409 - Practicum in Human Ecology View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(EITHER, 0-0-16)

Supervised field experience. Students are placed in professional settings appropriate to their academic background and career goals. Participation in a weekly online seminar is required. Prerequisite: HECOL 408. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


HECOL 410 - Parent-Child Relationships View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An exploration of parent-child relationships, with a concentration from infancy through adolescence. An examination of theoretical and research perspectives of parent-child relationships and the practical application of those perspectives. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 310. Prerequisite: PSYCO 223.


HECOL 412 - Family Challenges View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An in-depth exploration of several family challenges (e.g. addiction, homelessness, and childhood and adult abuse). An introduction to specific prevention and intervention approaches related to family challenges. Prerequisite: HECOL 313.


HECOL 413 - Working With Families View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Assessment and counseling strategies for working with families using a strengths-based, family-centred approach. Prerequisite: HECOL 315 or EDPY 442.


HECOL 415 - Families and Aging View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Explores issues in mid and later life families including intergenerational and interpersonal relationships and family care. Prerequisite: HECOL 214 or 313.


HECOL 440 - Family Policy Issues View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Analysis of current policy issues faced by Canadian families and the examination of policies and programs affecting family well-being and relationships. Prerequisite: HECOL 300.


HECOL 441 - Textiles and Apparel in the Global Economy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Production and distribution of textiles and apparel in a global context; issues and policy related to international trade agreements; impact of national and international consumer, labor and environmental standards. Prerequisite: HECOL 241.


HECOL 443 - Family Law View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Family law regulates intimate and domestic relationships. Examines from a user's perspective, how statutory and common law affects family relationship issues such as marriage and divorce, child custody and child welfare, adoption, and new reproductive technologies. Normally offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: HECOL 300.


HECOL 454 - Apparel Design and Product Development II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Advanced problems in apparel design and product development. Draping and fabric manipulation techniques are explored. The focus is traditional specialty fabric techniques and experimental production methods. Prerequisite: HECOL 254. Normally offered in alternate years.


HECOL 460 - Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-First Century Dress in the Western World View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-3)

Advanced study of Western dress from the 19th century to the present. Lectures and labs introduce students to artifactual research and the handling, storage, examination, documentation and exhibition of artifacts. Resources include fashion plates, photographic archives, and artifacts from the Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection. Students co-curate an exhibition as part of the course. Prerequisite: HECOL 268. Normally offered in alternate years.


HECOL 462 - Material Culture in Home and Community View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-0-3)

Framed within the context of theories in human ecology, this course investigates material culture ranging from individual artifacts to community, including local and global environments. The roles and effects of material culture on individual, familial and community living are explored through literature, artifacts and life-stories. These issues are examined through a combination of seminars and group work culminating in an exhibit. Prerequisite: HECOL 201.


HECOL 464 - Fashion and Material Culture: Politics, Economies, Societies, c. 1600-1900 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Examines the evolution and practice of fashion as a social, economic, political and cultural phenomenon from a cross-cultural perspective. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Normally offered in alternate years.


HECOL 465 - Research Methods for Material Culture and Design Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Explores how to do research into the relationships between people and objects (from clothing to buildings). Students will learn how to conduct primary research through a range of methods, approaches, and theories associated with material culture and design studies. Prerequisite: *60.


HECOL 469 - Material Culture in Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Explores how human ecological and material culture approaches contribute to the analysis of a range of contemporary issues in design practice. Prerequisite: *60


HECOL 470 - Advanced Materials for Protective Clothing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students explore advanced materials for protective clothing. Resistance of textiles to mechanical, thermal, chemical, biological, and electrical hazards as well as questions of durability and comfort are discussed with an emphasis on current research. The course describes phenomena and mechanisms involved, presents appropriate materials and structures, and depicts the relevant test methods. Prerequisite: HECOL 370.


HECOL 473 - Clothing and Materials for Sport and Safety View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1.5)

A human ecological exploration of the selection, use and performance of clothing and materials used for workplace safety protection and sporting/recreational activities. Prerequisite: HECOL 370. Normally offered in alternate years.


HECOL 474 - Introduction to Nanotechnologies and Smart Textiles View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students explore opportunities offered by nanotechnologies and smart materials/structures as they relate to textile products. Mechanisms involved, materials used, fabrication processes, properties/performance obtained, and some examples of commercial applications are presented. Challenges encountered with these new technologies are also discussed. Prerequisite: HECOL 270.


HECOL 476 - Textile Analysis and Care View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1.5)

Deterioration and preservation of modern and historical textiles are investigated. Macro and microscopic evidence are combined with theories of fibre degradation and textile soiling to identify the causes of wear, discoloration and failure during the normal use, care and storage of textiles. Theory related to the cleaning of textiles will include detergency, bleaching, dry-cleaning and specialized procedures for historical textiles. Prerequisite: HECOL 270. Normally offered in alternate years.


HECOL 490 - Independent Investigation in Human Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Independent project or study of a topic in human ecology planned by the student with an instructor. Open to human ecology students only. Prerequisite: successful completion of *75, application to Department, and consent of Instructor.


HECOL 493 - Selected Topics in Textiles and Clothing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Normally offered in Spring or Summer. Can be taken for credit more than once if the topics are different. Prerequisite: successful completion of *60 or consent of Instructor. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.


HECOL 501 - Independent Project in Human Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

Independent study of a topic in human ecology planned by the student in consultation with the Instructor. Independent studies may be taken more than once for credit.


HECOL 508 - Graduate Intentional Professional Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Preparation for human ecology practicum placement. Effective workplace relationships and issues involved in professional practice are explored within the context of being a practicum student. Reflective practice and career development are key concepts of the course. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 408.


HECOL 522 - Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of structural equation modeling with social science data. Practical application in Mplus is emphasized by computing and interpreting statistical models within this framework, including path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, and structural equation modeling. Prerequisites: Statistics coursework covering regression analysis. Normally offered in alternate years.


HECOL 532 - Family Health and Wellness; Theoretical and Measurement Issues for Research and Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Critical examination of the conceptualization and measurement of family health and the interrelationships between the health of families and their members. Applications to research and practice in a variety of disciplines including family ecology, nursing, health promotion, occupational therapy, education, and psychology. Not to be taken if credit received in NURS 532.


HECOL 550 - Selected Topics in Human Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Topics of current interest. May be taken for credit more than once. Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


HECOL 562 - Material Culture in the Home and Community View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 2-0-3)

Framed within the context of theories in human ecology, this course investigates material culture ranging from individual artifacts to community, including local and global environments. The roles and effects of material culture on individual, familial and community living are explored through literature, artifacts and life-stories. These issues are examined through a combination of seminars and group work culminating in an exhibit. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 462.


HECOL 565 - Material Culture and Design Studies: Methods of Qualitative Analysis View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Explores specific qualitative research approaches, theories, and methods that relate to the fields of material culture and design studies. Students collect, examine, and interpret data concerning people's relationships with items of material culture (including design). Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 465.


HECOL 569 - Material Culture in Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Explores how human ecological and material culture approaches contribute to the analysis of a range of contemporary issues in design practice. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 469.


HECOL 570 - Advanced Materials for Protective Clothing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students explore advanced materials for protective clothing. Resistance of textiles to mechanical, thermal, chemical, biological, and electrical hazards as well as questions of durability and comfort are discussed with an emphasis on current research. The course describes phenomena and mechanisms involved, presents appropriate materials and structures, and depicts the relevant test methods. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 470.


HECOL 571 - Review of Literature in Clothing, Textiles and Material Culture Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Review of scholarly literature related to clothing and textiles sciences and/or material culture research. A literature review is a required part of this course. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 680.


HECOL 573 - Clothing and Materials for Sport and Safety View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1.5)

A human ecological exploration of the selection, use and performance of clothing and materials used for workplace safety protection and sporting/recreational activities. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Normally offered in alternate years. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 473.


HECOL 574 - Introduction to Nanotechnologies and Smart Textiles View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Students explore opportunities offered by nanotechnologies and smart materials/structures as they relate to textile products. Mechanisms involved, materials used, fabrication processes, properties/performance obtained, and some examples of commercial applications are presented. Challenges encountered with these new technologies are also discussed. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 474.


HECOL 575 - Fundamentals of Human Comfort in Protective Clothing View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examination of heat and mass transfer between clothing and the human body in relation to comfort and protection.


HECOL 576 - Textile Analysis and Care View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-1.5)

Deterioration and preservation of modern and historical textiles are investigated. Macro and microscopic evidence are combined with theories of fibre degradation and textile soiling to identify the causes of wear, discoloration and failure during the normal use, care and storage of textiles. Theory related to the cleaning of textiles will include detergency, bleaching, dry-cleaning and specialized procedures for historical textiles. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Normally offered in alternate years. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 476.


HECOL 579 - Research Methods in Textile and Apparel Science View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An examination of qualitative and quantitative research methods relevant to clothing and textiles scholarship.


HECOL 601 - Ways of Knowing in Human Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(FIRST, 0-3S-0)

Enquiry into the nature, scope and object of human ecology knowledge; the distinct contributions of various modes of inquiry; and the relationship between ways of knowing and selected issues related to the acquisition of knowledge, such as ethics and research methods.


HECOL 604 - Fundamentals of Aging View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A critical analysis of the issues and environments that influence the lives of older Canadians. Focus is on theories and knowledge about age-related normative and non-normative changes and their interaction with the physical, social, community and policy environments of older adults.


HECOL 610 - Review of Issues and Trends in Family Ecology and Practice View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Content and philosophy of the study of the family from a human ecological perspective.


HECOL 611 - Theory in Family Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Consideration of family theory as it relates to research and practice. Pre or corequisite: HECOL 610 or consent of Instructor.


HECOL 612 - Family Challenges View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An in-depth exploration of several family challenges (e.g., addiction and homelessness). An introduction to specific intervention approaches related to family challenges. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 412.


HECOL 613 - Graduate Practicum in Human Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(VAR, VARIABLE)

Selected practicum placements to integrate theory and practice in a variety of agencies. When used as the capping exercise for the course-based Master's program, requirements include a written report and an oral presentation to the Department and/or where appropriate to relevant agency staff. Prerequisites: consent of Supervisor and Department.


HECOL 615 - Families and Aging View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Current issues in mid- and later-life families including relationships between aging parents and adult children, grandparent relationships, family caregiving.


HECOL 617 - Intimate Relationships View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

In-depth examination of intimate relationships, including theoretical perspectives, research methods, relationship forms and processes, and how context affects relationships. Students will consider how sociological, psychological, and personal factors affect the development, maintenance and dissolution of intimate relationships today.


HECOL 619 - Work-Family Integration View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An examination of the complex relationship between two important social institutions: work and family. Topics include demographic, social, and economic changes that have shaped the work-family relationship as a contemporary issue; its implications for individuals, families, work environments and society; and theoretical and practical perspectives on the challenges of and strategies for managing the relationship.


HECOL 640 - Development and Analysis of Family Policy View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An examination of the elements of policies and policy issues that affect contemporary Canadian families. The elements of policies and policy issues studied include: their origins and underlying ideologies; their institutional frameworks and foundations; and their substance, nature, and impact on families. Prerequisite: HECOL 300. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 440.


HECOL 651 - Advanced Independent Inquiry in Human Ecology I View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

Prerequisite: consent of Instructor.


HECOL 652 - Advanced Independent Inquiry in Human Ecology II View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-0-6)

Prerequisite: consent of Instructor


HECOL 654 - Research Project in Human Ecology View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

An original research project, conducted with guidance from a faculty member, typically resulting in the preparation of a research report and a submission to a professional academic conference for a poster or paper presentation OR the preparation of a manuscript that is submitted to a scholarly journal for publication. May be taken more than once for credit.


HECOL 661 - Perspectives on Material Culture and Design Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

A critical analysis of specific issues, theories, and perspectives that influence material culture and design studies, as fields of research and practice. This course looks into designed things, from clothing to urban environments, and is focused on supporting students as they explore issues and develop theories connected to their research.


HECOL 662 - Themes in Material Culture and Design Studies View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An overview of disciplinary themes and approaches to theory and research as they relate to the interdisciplinary fields of material culture and design studies. This course raises issues that are relevant to the study of diverse objects and creative practices, from art to engineering.


HECOL 664 - Fashion and Material Culture: Politics, Economies, Societies, c. 1600-1900 View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examines the evolution and practice of fashion as a social, economic, political and cultural phenomenon from a cross-cultural perspective. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. Not to be taken if credit received for HECOL 464.


HECOL 668 - Material Culture and Curatorship View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Examines the different ways in which artifacts-from the body to the built environment-are interpreted in physical and virtual exhibitions. The course is designed to include a variety of student interests but pieces from the Anne Lambert Clothing and Textiles Collection will serve as preferred artifacts for assignments. Guest lecturers and site visits add to lectures on museum practices such as handling and mounting, storage, registrarial processes, research and exhibition design. Students co-curate an exhibition as part of the course.


HECOL 673 - Textile and Apparel Science View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi VAR)(EITHER, VARIABLE)

Modules on laboratory and field research, fibre theory, soiling and detergency, colour theory and measurement, comfort and protection theory and measurement, as well as other topics related to a student's specific research area. May be taken more than once for credit.


HECOL 682 - Program Planning and Evaluation View Available Classes

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Theories, approaches, and processes fundamental to the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs that effect change and build capacity in families, communities and organizations.


HECOL 691 - Professional Seminar 1 View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-1S-0)

This professional development seminar is one in a series that provides an introduction to graduate study in the Department of Human Ecology, and to career development and professional issues in human ecology. Topics include: an introduction to the field of human ecology; what it means to be a graduate student; supervisory and professional relationships; research and teaching assistantships; applying for scholarships; professional networking; professional bodies/associations; conferences; academic and practice journals; and academic writing and referencing. Typically taken in the first semester of the graduate program.


HECOL 692 - Professional Seminar 2 View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-1S-0)

This professional development seminar is one in a series that provides an introduction to graduate study in the Department of Human Ecology, and to career development and professional issues in human ecology. Topics include: critical reading of the research literature; ethical issues in conducting research; preparing a submission for the research ethics review board; preparing and reviewing conference submissions; preparing a poster; and preparing a research proposal. Fulfills part of FGSR's mandatory ethics training requirement. Typically taken in the second semester of the graduate program.


HECOL 693 - Professional Seminar 3 View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-1S-0)

This professional development seminar is one in a series that provides an introduction to graduate study in the Department of Human Ecology, and to career development and professional issues in human ecology. Topics include: funding agencies; preparing and reviewing grant proposals; preparing and reviewing manuscripts for publication; oral presentations; writing for different audiences; and preparing for comprehensive exams. Typically taken in the third semester of the doctoral program.


HECOL 694 - Professional Seminar 4 View Available Classes

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-1S-0)

This professional development seminar is one in a series that provides an introduction to graduate study in the Department of Human Ecology, and to career development and professional issues in human ecology. Topics include: developing an academic career; obtaining teaching experience and developing a teaching dossier; developing a program of research; working in research teams; authorship; intellectual property issues related to research data; preparing for candidacy exams; surviving your dissertation; preparing a curriculum vita; and applying and interviewing for jobs or post-doctoral fellowships. Typically taken in the fourth semester of the doctoral program.


HECOL 900 - Directed Research Project View Available Classes

★ 6 (fi 12)(VAR, 0-0-6)

Comprises the capping exercise for the course-based Masters programs. Requirements include conducting an applied research project, and both a written project report and an oral presentation to the Department, and where appropriate, to relevant practising professionals.