Master's Degree - Family & Community Services

Fall 2024 Course Information
Foundations and Principles of Family and Community Services

Course Description
This course is an introduction to the field of family studies and related professions that involve working with families and communities.
Contacts
Instructor

Ashlie Lester
Office: 573-882-1301
Fax: 573-884-5550
lestera@missouri.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Family life education: Principles and practices for effective outreach
Stephen (Steve) F. Dunan (Author), H. (Harold) Wallace Goddard (Contributor)
Edition: 3rd edition
ISBN: 978-1483384573
Publisher: Sage Publications

Publication manual of the american psychological association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 7th edition
ISBN: 978-1433832161
Publisher: American Psychological Association


Course Access

Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at MU, the MU Campus Coordinator will email course access information to students for courses taught by MU. Using the instructions and information in the email, students will be able to activate their Canvas at Mizzou and MU email account. Instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.

Students needing assistance with setting up their account should contact the MU IT Help Desk at 573-882-5000. If students haven’t received the course access information email, please reach out to the MU Campus Coordinator at mumzongreatplains@umsystem.edu.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Headshot photo of Ana Treptow smilingIn addition to professional development and advancement, this program challenges and promotes my personal growth as I gain skills and understanding applicable to my own life and relationships.  I look forward to using the lessons from each class in every segment of my life.

– – Ana Treptow, Family and Community Services Master's Graduate,
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