Complete all readings, assignments, Self Check sections, lesson assignments, and the final exam.
Note: Your kitchen is a laboratory of learning. Therefore, any time the word “lab” is used in this course material, it refers to your kitchen.
We realize certain lifestyle choices (for example, vegetarianism) and/or food allergies may prevent you from eating products prepared as a part of this course. However, it is expected that you complete food preparation assignments and accompanying paperwork whether you eat the food or not.
The text for the course is Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. You can use either the 11th or 12 edition.
This book was chosen for two reasons: (1) it contains great recipes, and (2) it is a wonderful resource for each subject we will be covering. This is one textbook you will be glad you bought. If you ever have questions about a recipe and cannot wait for an e-mail response from your instructor, feel free to call the Betty Crocker Customer Care Department at 1-800-762-2974. They can answer any questions you may have about preparation, cooking terms, etc.
Each lesson tells you what supplies you need and guides you through the mastery of the concepts. As you proceed through each lesson in the course, let the course manual be your guide. Read each lesson’s objectives, gather your supplies, and then begin. At the appropriate point in each lesson, you are instructed as to what readings you need to complete, what video clips to watch, etc. As this course is Pass/Fail, to pass each assignment, you must earn at least 85%.
Note:When instructed to select recipes to prepare for home labs, always select recipes from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook and choose recipes that you haven’t made before.
You will submit your home-lab worksheet portfolio assignments after lessons 7 and 14.
Portfolio 1 includes:
Portfolio 3 includes:
A skill that’s used often in Family and Consumer Sciences is demonstration. Even if you will never work in this field, you could use this skill in a number of other settings. For example, Girl Scout and Cub Scout leaders often need to demonstrate a process or skill to the children in their charge. Any teacher finds it necessary at one time or another to demonstrate certain skills. In addition, it is rather fun to demonstrate your newly acquired cooking skills to an audience.
This portfolio assignment is worth 10 percent of your total grade. You will submit your home-cooking demonstrations portfolio after lesson 12 as Portfolio 2.
Portfolio 2 includes:
You will submit written assignments through your course. To make sure I can open and read your papers, please save them as Microsoft Word .DOC or .DOCX files.
Use the course number, your first and last name, and the assignment name for the filename. For example, SFL110_JaneSmith_Lesson1HomeLabWorksheet.docx or SFL110_JaneSmith_HomeCookingDemo1.docx
It’s very important that you submit all of the assignments for a portfolio at the same time. Here’s how to submit your completed portfolio assignments:
Remember: Do not submit any assignment until you have completed all of the assignments for the portfolio!
Each lesson has an assignment that you must complete before you move on to the next lesson. You must earn 85% or better to pass the lesson assignments.
The final exam is the only exam in this course. The exam is worth 20 percent of your final grade. You must score 85 percent on the exam and have an overall grade of at least 85 percent to pass the class. You are allowed to take the final exam twice. You may not take any materials with you to the testing center except a pencil and identification as required. You have two hours to complete the exam.
The exam is comprised of multiple-choice questions, true/false statements, and matching. There are questions related to each objective in the lessons. If you can complete the Self Check questions and complete the assignments for each lesson, you should pass the final exam.
This is a hands-on skill development course that requires your full attention to both course concepts and the lab experience for objectives to be met.
Your assignments will have the following weights:
|Home Lab Portfolio Assignments (2)||14%|
|Home Cooking Demonstration Portfolio||10%|
Your course grade will be either Pass or Fail. You must earn an overall percentage of 85 or better to pass the course. In addtion, you must score at least 85 percent on the final exam to pass the class.
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