Family and Consumer Science Courses

The Family and Consumer Science course at Westbrook High School are designed to enhance the life-long wellness of our students.  Through a variety of courses, students will gain practical skills in cooking through hands on experience, a deep comprehension of nutritional theory, and an increased understanding of, and appreciation for, the way we grow, develop, and change across our lifespan. 

601701 – Culinary Arts I

This hands-on, collaborative course is designed for students to learn functional food preparation techniques that can be used at home or for employment. The course is lab-based and emphasizes eating well for optimal health.

Prerequisite: None 

Credit: ½
Grades: 9 through 12
Length: 1 semester
Offered - Fall and Spring Semesters
Weight: 1.0

601702 – Culinary Arts II

This advanced hands-on, collaborative course builds on the foundation established in Culinary 1 and delves deeper into the fascinating world of food. In a lab setting, we explore many new recipes and techniques that will increase the students skills in the kitchen and understanding of the nutritional concepts that lead to life-long wellness.

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts I (passing grade) and Consent of instructor
Credit: ½
Length: 1 semester
Weight: 1.0

601703 - International Kitchens

This course is designed to help students gain a greater understanding of, and appreciation for the culinary cultural traditions of the Mediterranean region, Asia, India, and Latin America.  Through hands on learning, students will gain a better understanding of these cultures through the preparation and study of their traditional foods.

Prerequisite: Culinary Arts and Consent of instructor
Credit: ½
Length: 1 semester
Grades: 11 and 12
Weight: l.00

601723 - UConn Individual and Family Development

This class is designed as an introduction to the field of Human Development and Family Studies, and will provide three credits for UConn HDFS190. Students will draw from research and theory in psychology, sociology, and biology to gain a deep understanding of development over the life span. This course will be a valuable prerequisite for those pursuing a career in nursing, teaching, psychology, sociology, counseling, or social work. Job shadows and internship will be an important part of this class, and for this reason the student will have to provide his or her own transportation.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor
Credit: 1
Grades: 11 and 12
Length: 1 year
Weight: 1.10