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  home economics on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The application of scientific techniques to home economics was developed under the leadership of Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards ; later an emphasis was placed on the social, economic, and aesthetic aspects.
The field of home economics has, at different times, emphasized training in needlework, cookery, the management of servants, the preparation of medicines, and food preservation; such instruction was once given mainly in the home and from a practical rather than a scientific standpoint.
Home economics, once taught only to women, is now taught to both men and women; in the United States home economics courses are taught mainly at the secondary school level, more commonly in rural than in urban areas.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/h1/homeecon.asp   (656 words)

 Learn more about Family and consumer science in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Family and consumer sciences, or home economics, involves the study of nutrition, cooking, parenting, interior decoration, textiles, gardening, and other useful aspects of home management.
Family and Consumer Sciences may be represented under the Social Sciences category for its emphasis on the well-being of families, individuals, and communties, or under the hard sciences for its emphasis on Nutrition and Textile Science.
The field as it is today originated from Home Economics; it began at land grant universities after women appealed to have their own niche while the men studied things like agriculture.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /f/fa/family_and_consumer_science_1.html   (408 words)

 What Was Home Economics? -
New scholarship in American women's history suggests that home economics was a progressive field that brought science to the farm home and women into higher education and leadership positions in public education, academia, government and industry.
From its inception, collegiate home economics was multidisciplinary and integrative with an emphasis on science applied to the real world of the home, families and communities.
By the 1920s, home economists at Cornell were best known for research in human nutrition and child development, but their work in fields such as fiber science, design and consumer economics made them central to the growth of the consumer economy as well.
rmc.library.cornell.edu /homeEc/masterlabel.html   (366 words)

Economics is the study of how societies organize the production and distribution of goods and services.
Economics can be studied from different perspectives and through different methodological frameworks.
Economics majors from Earlham have pursued further study at a number of leading universities, including Brown, Duke, Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia, and Yale.
www.earlham.edu /~econ/main.html   (436 words)

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Economics is an exciting and critically important field of study.
If you are an undergraduate considering economics as a potential major, our faculty is dedicated to effective teaching and helping prepare young economists for rewarding careers.
The intensive study of economics provides a framework of thinking that would serve you well in a variety of future vocations.
www.k-state.edu /economics   (142 words)

 Welcome to the Economics Department
Economics is the study of how mankind satisfies its many material wants and needs with limited resources.
The study of economics is an excellent foundation for further study and/or a career in law, business, international affairs, journalism, or education.
Study of economics ranges from family income to national income, inflation to depression, urban economics to environmental economics, and local finance to international banking.
eco.cba.cmich.edu   (117 words)

 Family and consumer science - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Family and consumer sciences, or home economics, is an academic discipline which combines aspects of consumer science, nutrition, cooking, parenting and human development, interior decoration, textiles, family economics and resource management as well as other related subjects.
The field as it is today originated from Home Economics; in the U.S. the discipline developed at land grant universities after women appealed to have their own niche while the men studied subjects such as agriculture.
"What Was Home Economics?" web pages at the Cornell University library on the history and influence of home economics
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Home_economics   (165 words)

 Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH)
HEARTH is a core electronic collection of books and journals in Home Economics and related disciplines.
The full text of these materials, as well as bibliographies and essays on the wide array of subjects relating to Home Economics, are all freely accessible on this site.
Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH).
hearth.library.cornell.edu   (324 words)

 Department of Economics - Warrington College of Business
Economics faculty have broad intellectual interests in theoretical and applied research.
The active research environment is stimulated by a weekly seminar series and research projects are supported by funding from a variety of federal, state and private sources.
The Doctorate of Philosophy in Economics degree is designed to to teach each student how to become a research economist at an academic institution.
www.cba.ufl.edu /eco   (120 words)

 Economics Department Home
Our goal in the Economics program at Eastern is to graduate students who understand the impact of economic issues, society, and government affairs.
Cross-disciplinary training makes Eastern Economics graduates distinctive - they have the skills and knowledge to use economic analysis effectively in the environments they are likely to work in after graduation.
In addition to preparing students for a wide variety of jobs after graduation, Economics is an excellent major for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in law, public policy, or economics.
www.easternct.edu /depts/eco   (213 words)

 Home Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Home Economics-learn how to quilt, infor from all over the US Suitable for middle and high school.
Home Economics-sewing, crafts, weaving, fabric, beads, embroidery, etc. for K-12 students covering numerous projects and sources.
5 lessons for the new food labeling which can be introduced in math, home economics, health, social studies, science class for middle and high school.
www.bssd.org /webcurriculum/homeec.html   (778 words)

 BC Education - Introduction: Home Economics 11 and 12 -
The nature of home economics requires that correct safety practices be established as soon as students begin their studies.
Reinforce the significance of home economics in daily life and in the workplace.
Allow students to demonstrate their understanding of home economics concepts in a variety of ways (e.g., posters, display models, puzzles, and game boards).
www.bced.gov.bc.ca /irp/he1112/consider.htm   (1121 words)

 Whatever happened to home economics? | csmonitor.com
What used to be home economics class goes by titles such as family and consumer science (FCS), team living, work and family studies, or home and career skills.
In addition, they will probably be strapped for time and other resources and will have to manage not only their home lives, but their careers.
Home economics dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when food safety was a major health concern and the discipline promoted the safe handling and storage of food.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0604/p13s01-lecl.htm   (826 words)

 RealEstateJournal | More Homeowners Seek Floors From Another Era
But from wormholed planks to nail-divoted beams, homeowners are seeking out beaten-up wood for their home renovations.
The recycled barn woods used in the house include: hemlock from Michigan (circa 1900 for the barn); elm from Wisconsin (circa 1890); sycamore from Ohio (circa 1880); and hickory-pecan from Pennsylvania (circa 1900).
Several of the architects I met on a tour of various homes in the Bay Area with Mr.
www.realestatejournal.com /columnists/homeeconomics/20041026-homeeconomics.html   (1027 words)

Beginning with vocational assessment and investigation of career options in the Orientation to Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences course and concluding with the completion of a professional portfolio in the Resource Management Practicum the concept of professional stewardship is encouraged.
Courses within the department promote individual character development, increase one's professional skills, develop insights into home and family living, and prepare its students to enter a wide range of vocational options.
As a profession, Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences applies the findings of the physical, biological, and social sciences to improving the quality and standards of individual and family life.
www.masters.edu /DeptPageNew.asp?PageID=14   (681 words)

 Boston.com / Jobs / Home economics for travel agents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
According to the National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents, it's estimated that there are about 20,000 agents nationwide who work from their homes, mostly women who specialize in leisure travel.
Thrower, who heads the association's New England chapter, said there are probably several hundred home-based agents in the region, a number that is on the rise.
''It's more economical for people to work out of their homes, and clients like the fact that we make house calls," he said.
www.boston.com /jobs/articles/2004/08/08/home_economics_for_travel_agents   (559 words)

 EPA Policy, Economics, & Innovation Home
Located in the Office of the Administrator, the Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation (basic information) is the primary policy arm of EPA.
Economics is one of the basic sciences that routinely guides EPA decision-making.
Browse additional policy, economics, and innovation topics, including a list of selected policy, economics, and innovation documents.
www.epa.gov /opei   (191 words)

 Welcome to the College of Home Economics Website
The College of Home Economics (CHE) at the University of the Philippines was established by the Board of Regents on July 27, 1961.
It emanated from the Department of Home Economics in the College of Education where the discipline was first officially recognized on November 12, 1921, forty years before the College was established.
For the very first timein the College history, the discipline of Home Economics was defined by the faculty in their own terms (1990) and the Educative Goals of the College articulated (1992).
www.upd.edu.ph /~che   (299 words)

 Home Economics - Career Technical (CA Dept of Education)
Information about home economics careers and technology education programs that prepare students to become positive, productive members of families, the workplace, and the community.
Home Economics Careers and Technology (HECT) education programs prepare students for living in the twenty-first century and earning a living in careers.
Home Economics Related Occupations programs are the specialized courses designed to prepared students for careers.
www.cde.ca.gov /ci/ct/he   (378 words)

 Asia Pacific Economics Research - RSPAS - ANU
The Division of Economics is convened by Professor Hal Hill.
Research into theoretical and applied problems of international economics and development is conducted with emphasis on the countries of Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, the Southwest Pacific and South Asia.
There are Centres that specialise in the economics of South Asia (the Australia-South Asia Research Centre), Indonesia (the Indonesia Project), Poverty (Poverty Research Centre) and macroeconomics (the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, CAMA).
rspas.anu.edu.au /economics   (120 words)

 Holy Cross Economics Department Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Economics Department at Holy Cross offers students the opportunity to examine the fascinating and intricate workings of our local, national and international economy.
Whether students choose to explore the wide variety of topics offered by the major in Economics or simply take a few courses to augment other fields of study, they are taught the benefits of understanding the theories of economics and how they can be used to interpret current or historical events.
The Economics Department also offers students a chance to study accounting while enjoying a liberal arts education at Holy Cross.
www.holycross.edu /departments/economics/website   (182 words)

 St. Olaf College -- Economics Department
Economics is a social science concerned primarily with the production, distribution, and valuation of products and services.
The economics major serves as excellent preparation for careers in a wide variety of fields, including banking, accounting, health administration, finance, business management, teaching and international affairs.
The major also provides a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in economics, business, public policy, and law.
www.stolaf.edu /depts/economics   (152 words)

 Home Economics
Resources in home economics careers and technology (HECT) are available from the California Department of Education.
The mission of the Home Economics profession in Australia is to educate, inform, and to act as
Sainsburys has produced information for home economics for food technology primary and secondary pupils.
www.sip.ie /sip069/Documents/homeeconomicspage.html   (622 words)

 Department of Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Distinguished Professor Peter Lindert, who was awarded the 1999 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Distinction, with two of his students.
Robert Feenstra will be awarded the Bernhard Harms Prize of the Kiel Institute for World Economics for 2006.
The Prize, which is named after the founder of the Kiel Institute, is awarded every two years to outstanding economists in the field of international...
www.econ.ucdavis.edu   (121 words)

 American Women's History: Homemaking & Home Economics
Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition, and History [online].
A core collection of books and journals in home economics and related disciplines that were published between 1850 and 1950.
Home Economics to Human Ecology: A Centennial History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison [online].
www.mtsu.edu /~kmiddlet/history/women/wh-homemakers.html   (533 words)

 Economics & Politics - Journal Information
Founded by renowned economist Jagdish Bhagwati in 1989, Economics and Politics focuses on analytical political economy; broadly defined as the study of economic phenomena and policy in models that include political processes.
The journal brings together international scholars in the fields of economics and political science working in creative, complementary ways on the problems of political economy.
Economics and Politics is a vital source of information for economists, academics and students, providing:
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0954-1985   (128 words)

 AAFCS - International Federation of Home Economics
The mission of the I.F.H.E. is to provide an international forum for home economists to develop and express the home economics concerns for individuals, families, and households at the United Nations and among other international non-governmental Organisations whose interests parallel those of home economics.
to develop positions on issues within the focus and expertise of home economics and to emphasise the importance of these at the local, regional and international levels,
to support research in areas relevant to home economics (individual, household and family issues related to the satisfaction of physical and psychological needs) which expand the understanding of the ecological view of individuals, families and households in the larger environment,
www.aafcs.org /resources/ifhe.html   (526 words)

 Home Economics: A Documentary of Suburbia
"HOME ECONOMICS is a stunningly original and shocking glimpse of the consequences of postmodern urbanism.
Intimate interviews touch on a range of issues: racism, the Protestant work ethic, fear of crime, the disintegration of the nuclear family, the meaning of home and the social tolls of a daily two hour commute.
Subtly and sensitively Home Economics explores the relationship between our built environment and the fabric of our daily lives, revealing a sad irony--home ownership is often achieved at the expense of the very values a home is said to represent.
www.newday.com /films/Home_Economics.html   (270 words)

 Family & Consumer Sciences (Home Economics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This searchable site is full of "information plans and advice" for a wide range of home improvement projects and repairs including building a deck, electrical, installing doors, plumbing, painting, basketball court dimensions, keeping a basement dry, and much more.
Yet every year, American homes are the scene of nearly 20,000 accidental deaths and more than six million disabling injuries.
This searchable site for old home renovation and restoration features projects, tips, techniques, and resources from over twenty years of the PBS television series.
www.jsu.edu /dept/library/graphic/homecon.htm   (619 words)

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