Applied Arts - Family & Consumer Science Department
God created individuals to be stewards of all of His creation, to reflect His love, and to develop a Godly character. The family is the primary unit God ordained to help individuals fulfill God's design. It provides the best environment for physical, spiritual, social and academic growth. Family & Consumer Science courses concentrate on practical knowledge and skills that strengthen individual and family life. Spiritual truths are the foundation of the practical application taught in Family & Consumer Science classes.
Family & Consumer Science courses provide the student with the opportunity to develop the necessary creative skills to live a full life within the God-given functions of the family. These courses allow students to analyze and form lifestyles that enable them to be Christian witnesses in their everyday living. Family & Consumer Science courses try to develop analytical and evaluative reasoning, aesthetic appreciation, skills, and creative thinking and action, as well as a strong sense of stewardship. This includes seeking to serve rather than to be served, and to live in awareness of one's Kingdom responsibility. Students are made aware of the impact of their resources, both personal (time, money, energy, and talents) and communal (those shared at family, societal, and global levels).
At Illiana, Family & Consumer Science courses are also offered to expose students to a variety of areas in which they may show skills for future careers with their base in Family & Consumer Science.
Emphasis in these courses is placed on the role of Christians as homemakers. Included are basic knowledge and experience in Family & Consumer Science, child development and care, nutrition, budgeting, food preparation and interior design.