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Event Planning Minor

The minor in Event Planning is open to all undergraduate students.  It consists of 9 sh of required courses and 12 sh of student-selected courses in four specific learning areas.  The minor is designed to provide basic understanding of the requirements and expectations of event planning.  For further information, please contact Mr. Oscar Oberkircher, Human Ecology, Room 142B, ext. 2071 or email

General Requirements:            9 s.h.

  • FOOD109: Survey of Events (no prerequisite)
  • FOOD 110: Introduction to Event Planning (no prerequisite)
  • FOOD 130: Introductory Foods (no prerequisite)

Selections:                               12 s.h.
(choose 1 course from each category)


  • ARTH 110: Survey of the Visual Arts (no prerequisite)
  • ARTS 130: Introduction to 3-D Design (no prerequisite)
  • FASH 280: Interior Design (prerequisite: 3 s.h. LA ART)
  • THTR 220: Stagecraft (no prerequisite)


  • COMM 100: Introduction to Communication (no prerequisite)
  • COMM 110: Public Speaking (no prerequisite)
  • COMM 207: Communication Public Relations (prerequisite: SoS)


  • FOOD210: Event Management (prerequisite: FOOD110)
  • FOOD 219: Travel and Tourism (prerequisite: SoS)
  • FOOD 220: Hospitality Operations (prerequisite: SoS)
  • FOOD234: Cultural Aspects of Foods (prerequisite: SoS)
  • FOOD236: Beer, Wine and Food (prerequisite: SoS)
  • FOOD 237: Techniques of Healthy Cooking (prerequisite: FOOD 130 and NUTR 140 or NUTR 142)
  • FOOD 201 and FOOD 205: Take 3 1-s.h. minis from the following list (prerequisite: FOOD 130)
    • FOOD 201a: Regional Cuisine: United States
    • FOOD 201b: Regional Cuisine: Europe
    • FOOD 201c: Regional Cuisine: France
    • FOOD 201d: Regional Cuisine: Mediterranean
    • FOOD 201f : Regional Cuisine: Central and South America
    • FOOD 205a: Baking: Cakes and cookies
    • FOOD 205b: Baking: Pastries
    • FOOD 205c: Baking: Breads and Rolls


  • MUSC 100: Music for Listeners (no prerequisite)
  • MUSC 106: Learning About Music (no prerequisite)
  • THTR 100: Theatre Appreciation (no prerequisite)
  • ANTH 105: World Cultures (no prerequisite)

The FSRA Program Director certifies all event planning minors upon completion of the minor. Meet with the FSRA Program Director to learn about and start the minor and you'll become aware of the numerous ways to build your skills in event planning.



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