Let’s talk about Home Economics. Today every one give prefer to this degree but some of them actually don’t know much about it so today let’s talk about it and its scope and what is it in fact
Overview of Home Economics
The term “home economics” may call up stereotypical images of girls busily sewing and cooking in 1950s classrooms, images that have led many people to view this field as fundamentally narrow, dull, and socially conservative. In the 1960s and 1970s, the women’s movement was often critical of home economics, seeing it as a discipline that worked to restrict girls and women to traditional domestic and maternal roles. More recently, however, researchers in the field of women’s history have been reevaluating home economics, developing an understanding of it as a profession that, although in some ways conservative in its outlook, opened up opportunities for women and had a broad impact on American society. There was always a significant degree of disagreement among home economists, and among the legislators, policy makers, and educators who supported them, about what the field’s mission should be. Some were focused on the home, while others were more concerned with the broader social environment. Some saw home economics as a vehicle for creating vocational and economic opportunities for girls and women and for educating boys and men about domestic skills, while others sought to enforce traditional models of sex roles and family life. However, even the most conservative models of home economics offered some women a path to careers as teachers and researchers.
Scope of Home Economics
We live in a country in which girls are mainly not allowed work equally as men. Most of the families are conservative and they allowed their girls to get education but when it comes to jobs they do not allow them to work with men and ask them to do jobs in which they will have to deal with women. So, Home Economics is one of the best degrees for girls in Pakistan. Home economics deals with household management like cookery and art design. Girls can study this subject from intermediate and can also do masters in this degree. If a girl selects this degree then she will be able to manage the economics of home efficiently. Not only Girls, men can also select this degree but according to my opinion it should be a field of girls only. Many new and demanded skills are taught in this program. It is also a professional subject is my prospects. A person who pursues this program can work in their home without going out and can earn a handsome amount.
List of Institutes Offering Home Economics
Home Economics is growing world wide, and a bachelor’s degree is offered at several colleges and universities in Pakistan some of them are as follow
- BahauddinZakria University
- University of Agriculture
- University of Agriculture Faisalabad (sub campus)
- University of Science and Technology
- Government college University, Faisalabad
- Government college women University
- Lahore college for women university
- University of swat
- Gift University
- Northern University
- Lahore Garrison University
- Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University.