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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 F. Duncan, Harold Wallace Goddard
Edition: 2nd
ISBN: 978-1412979085
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 6th
ISBN: 978-1433805615
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

(OPTIONAL TEXT) On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
William Zinsser
ISBN: 978-0060891541
Publisher: Harper Perennial


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at MU, the Mizzou Online student services department 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 access their myZou account. Students will then be able to activate their MU email account and access Canvas at Mizzou.  Instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.
 
Returning students will be sent information on how to access this information and reset their password if they have forgotten it. Students are loaded into the course site one week before the start date of the class; however, instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.
 
Students needing assistance accessing their account should contact the IT Help Desk at techsupport@missouri.edu or 573-882-5000.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Comments

"On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction" is OPTIONAL.

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.

– – Brooke Noble, Dietetics Graduate